HP® Photosmart 7550 Printer Review
HP Photosmart 7550 is an inkjet photo printer manufactured by HP. It belongs to the category of desktop color printers. It measures about 20.2X15.2X6.5 inches in size and weighs about 14.3 lbs. It has got an efficient printing speed of about 13 pages per minute in color and a maximum of 17 pages per minute black and white. It can print up to a maximum resolution of 1200X1200 dpi in black. It has 16MB of installed RAM and it can print up to a maximum of 5000 pages per month.
In HP Photosmart 7550 you do not require a PC to print photos. You can carry out the task directly from your camera or other removable devices. Therefore this printer is meant for those who require more space at home or even at office. You can therefore avoid the scattered wires in your room as this printer can directly support and accept CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi-Media, and Memory Stick.
HP Photosmart 7550 is a printer weighing about 20 pounds. It can print at a very efficient speed of 17 pages per minute in black and 13 pages per minute in color. HP Photosmart 7550 can exhibit up to 4800 optimized dpi and is integrated with a seven ink system meant for printing impressive color and laser quality text. An additional feature is the advanced PhotoRet IV color-layering technology which is also a unique feature of HP products. It has a 4X6 inch tray which facilitates the printing of borderless photos. In HP Photosmart 7550 you can directly print photos from your camera without connecting to a PC. It also has memory slots which can support CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi-Media and Memory Stick.
- FIVE – Handy LCD
HP Photosmart 7550 can be considered as a high class printer because this new Photosmart series is equipped with a color LCD. This can be used for viewing your photos and carry out seven color printing. The LCD is a nice and handy feature of this desktop printer as it facilitates you to view the picture you need to print instead of searching through the numbers. This avoids a lot of confusion and waste of time. This LCD is on the top center portion of the printer and it exhibits good color quality. This LCD is small and measures about 1.5 inches and this can be folded back to the printer or forward for easy viewing. You can preview, select, modify and print photos by using this tiny LCD. It also allows you to set the number of copies to print, zoom in and rotate images, stamp the date and time on photos, group images into albums with decorative frames and even modify the colors.
- FOUR – Cartridge Quality
HP Photosmart 7550 is integrated with three distinct cartridges that are black, regular color, and photo color. Three print slots are available in which you can insert the black and color cartridges. There is a photo cartridge with nozzles specially designed for much finer firing and it functions when you need to print high-resolution images. HP Photosmart 7550 can produce glossy photos with intense color saturation and the bright parts; these images will be sharp showing every minute details. HP Photosmart 7550 prints clean black text that can preserve fine details as serifs and it print very well on coated paper. It can also print narrow parallel lines perfectly. The colors especially the skin tones will be accurate, smooth, and well blended.
- THREE – Printing Speed
HP Photosmart 7550 is a thermal inkjet printer and comes with the PhotoREt color layering technology. It can print photos up to a maximum resolution of 1200X600 dpi black and 4800X1200 optimized dpi color. HP Photosmart 7550 has a sheet input tray of 100 pages capacity and a 24 sheet 4X6 inch photo tray. HP Photosmart 7550 has very high monthly duty cycle of up to 5000 pages per month. HP Photosmart 7550 can print up to 13 pages per minute in color and 17 pages per minute in black.
- TWO – Direct Printing
In HP Photosmart 7550, direct printing is one major advantage. You can print photos directly from your digital camera memory card even without using a computer. It has several memory card slots which are compatible with CompactFlash Types I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, and Sony Memory Stick memory media. In HP Photosmart 7550 you can also produce borderless photos by making use of the 4X6 inch photo paper tray and HP Premium Plus photo paper. This paper tray has a capacity to hold up to 100 sheets of varying sizes, and can accommodate heavyweight glossy pages thereby avoiding frustrating jams.
- ONE – PhotoREt IV Color Layering Technology
PhotoREt is an advanced color layering technology and it is an exclusive feature of HP products. This facilitates the creation of more colors by placing more drops per dot and layering the colors. It allows HP Photosmart 7550 to output the highest-quality photos without affecting its print speed. This technology combines HP developed hardware, firmware, and software advancements to generate true-to-life image quality.
HP Photosmart 7550 is quite easy to use and easy to setup. The software that comes with it is great for printing. HP Photosmart 7550 can support your camera's flash card format whatever format it is and offers the versatility of both great photos and text.