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I need to buy an All-in-One Printer just for photo-copying some documents.

Since my dad gonna use it and he doesn't know much about computers, all I want to know is if the printer needs to be connected to a PC just for photocopy?

The models I am looking to buy is either of these two:

  • HP Deskjet 2050 All-in-One - J510a Printer
  • HP Deskjet 1050 All-in-One - J410a Printer.

The problem is, I need to buy them online to save some time, and I am not very fond of online shopping. So, if you can just tell me if those models needs PC connection while copying or not.

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I have owned several HP "all-in-one" devices. None of them needed a PC connected in order to make a photocopy.

Just make it clear to the vendor that standalone copying is the purpose for which you are purchasing the device. Where I live, we have legal rights to return goods which are unfit for purpose.

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Thanks for the info, we have this right here too :) – noob Apr 7 '12 at 14:36

It does not; photocopying is independent of printing.

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Thanks, just wanted to confirm. – noob Apr 7 '12 at 14:36

No all in one don't need a PC to get a photo copy from it. You only need a PC to print and scan purpose only. Even for fax you don't need PC.

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