Manufacturer: Hp (hewlett-packard)
Printer Type: Thermal Inkjet
: Number of User Reviews: 10
Reviewed by: dorecruise from MA on Feb 6, 2005
Experience: 2 Months
Weaknesses: USB cable doesn't come with it.
Summary: I like everything about this little printer except that the user's guide tells how to print pictures without a computer but not with a computer.
Reviewed by: gkcmilner on Feb 19, 2005
Experience: 20 Days
Strengths: Style and size. Features. Price to performance ratio.
Weaknesses: Ink smears to easely when wet. Software tries to take over.
Summary: We got this for my wife so that she can easily print out snapshots from her digital camera. As far as printing directly from the CF card it is very simple to select picture and print. However she most of the time edits her pictures in MS Digital Image and then print them. The problem is that when you install the printer driver you have to install all the other HP imaging software. Not only does it take a LOT of hard disk space but it tries to take over the way you handle your pictures. I was able to get rid of most of it though. The print quality is excellent for snapshot photos. You have to be sure to let the pictures dry thoroughly or you risk getting finger prints or smudges on them. Also keep your pictures away from moister as the ink is prone to smear. I don't really know what the cost per print is since we are still on the original cartridge.
Reviewed by: WiseGuyKW from OR on Apr 10, 2005
Experience: 15 Days
Summary: I really feel like I've hit the jackpot with this printer and I have only owned it for a couple weeks. I love everything about it, and being able to add frames to pictures is a definite plus. I read several online reviews before deciding on this HP PhotoSmart printer and I believe I made the right decision. I'm going to a birthday party this weekend and can't wait to take pictures and start printing!
Reviewed by: fflee from MA on Jan 25, 2005
Experience: 3 Weeks
Strengths: Compact, solidly built.
Summary: This is a beauty!
Like most hi-tech products, it will take quite some time to learn how to use all the features, but for simple printing of 4 by 6 photos, it is quite straight forward.
Reviewed by: ajspark on Nov 29, 2004
Experience: 45 Days
Strengths: Print Quality, Battery Life, Ease of Use, Yield of Cartridges.
Summary: I love this little Photo Printer, the print cartridges last much longer than my old Epson photo printers and this unit is portable, small and costs less! It even prints with about the same quality as my Epson even though that unit used more ink!
Reviewed by: mhuo from MN on May 18, 2005
Strengths: Compact, cute design, great print quality
Summary: I couldn't believe it's a PRINTER when I received it at the first time. It's very compact, you would think it's a digital camera or something else. However this little machine prints great pictures. Overall, a great printer, it costs a little more than other photo printers , but worth it in my opinion
Reviewed by: dhishi from NJ on May 18, 2005
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: Does not waste ink in cleaning cartridges. Print quality is very good. Truly portable as you can buy an optional battery pack. Very small foot print and you can take it anywhere.
Weaknesses: Ink cartridges are expensive. Price is almost the same as you would print it at the stores.
Summary: Great printer for people on the go. Good for field work and for the business traveler. You can get a optional battery pack so that you can print anywhere. Batteries do not last as long though and they are proprietary. To me this printer is ideal as I can swap the ink cartridges between my All-In-One. However I do recommend buying a photo cartridge for better quality pictures. You would think that HP would have at least included that in the package but no they give you the tri-color cartridge. After rebates with a camera purchase this printer is well worth the price.
Reviewed by: tjkeller24 from MA on Apr 25, 2005
Experience: 1 Weeks
Strengths: Small size and weight, very easy to use, awesome picture quality.
Weaknesses: Can't find any weaknesses yet.
Summary: I've only had the printer for 1 short week but I've already printed about 40 pictures and WOW, amazing quality. Some of the prints, depending on what camera modes were chosen when the picture was taken, look almost 3D. And the color is crisp and clean.
And let me tell you about how easy to use it is. As soon as my parents AND in-laws saw this little baby in action, both asked me to order it for them. Even though both sets of parents are, well, technologically illiterate, they both find this printer very straight forward and easy to use.
I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a great photo printer that's easy to use for under $200. It really is a great product at a great price.
Reviewed by: mbermudo from MD on Mar 26, 2005
Experience: 1 Days
Strengths: Very Portable, Stylish, Bluetoth capable.
Weaknesses: Doesn't come with extra accessories like USB cable.
Summary: I just purchased this product and first time I saw and take hand of it I know that it is very portable and lightweight. You can even put it in your backpack and bring with you together with your camera. It is available in white glossy color and the finishing is very stylish.
You can connect your camera directly to this printer by using the cable supplied with your camera or you can print with your memory cards because it has a built-in memory card slots. It is bluetooth capable for wireless printin.
The printer doesn't come with a USB cable. So if you want to connect it directly to your computer you need to purchase one.
Reviewed by: dec12fw from DE on Mar 26, 2005
Experience: 1 Days
Summary: I had a chance to use my friend's HP 375. With the 375 you not only get stunning photos that look great every time, but with the new portable photo printer, you can get an optional battery and print anywhere you happen to be. I'm glad to get one today.