Review on HP Photosmart® D7160 Printer and its features
The HP Photosmart D7160 is mainly based on a unique feature of HP printers called the scalable printing technology. It is a six-colour inkjet that prints high quality photos which will last for generations. This Photosmart printer packs each ink in an individual high-capacity ink cartridge. This printer is solidly built and is capable of high-volume printing of 4x6-inch photos in about 14 seconds each. The D7160 has an automated 4x6-inch built-in photo tray in its letter-sized paper tray and this features automatic photo enhancements. This is a standalone package which comprises a card reader, PictBridge port and colour LCD.
HP has packed the Photosmart D7160 with everything you will need to print photos. It has the ability to print directly from a variety of media cards. HP has also integrated into this printer its useful Photosmart Premier editing software and its Creative Templates for designing albums and other pieces. The HP Photosmart D7160 is a quite decent choice for people looking for an all-around printer for the home.
The HP Photosmart D7160 has good design with a white plastic fascia, surrounded by a grey plastic case. This printer can be set up quite easily. It has a built-in card reader which supports CompactFlash, XD, SD and MS cards. It has a Photo Fix button on the front when turned on will automatically fixe red-eye and enhances features like contrast and sharpness in the photos. It also has a small 2.5in LCD screen using which you can view, and even edit, pictures on a card, and print them later. Plugging in a USB memory stick is also possible in this printer. The screen can be used to set up the printer, and you have the option of choosing the print quality and the paper size. The print quality of the HP Photosmart D7160 is 1,200dpi. This can be optimised to a maximum of 4800 x 1200dpi while printing from a computer. The HP Photosmart D7160 uses HP’s Vivera inks system which consists of six colours in individual cartridges. There’s a Page Completion function which make sure that there is enough ink in the printer to finish a print job before it starts.
- FIVE –Â PerformanceThe HP Photosmart D7160 exhibits fairly quick work of text prints when compared to other printers with similar configuration. HP Photosmart D7160 has near laser print quality in text prints. The characters of the pictures will be sharp, clean, consistent and dark. The graphics print will be having smooth colour gradients and sharp details. The 4x6 photo prints will be acceptable for amateur photo hobbyists.
- FOUR –Â Photo speedHP Photosmart D7160 has breakthrough printing speed. It can print 4x6 photos as fast as 12 seconds and documents up to 32 pages per minute in black and 31 pages per minute in colour. It has individual cartridges for all the six colours. This provides an economical facility that you will need to replace only the cartridges that run out of ink. The HP inkjet cartridges are meant for efficient ink usage and thereby will help you save ink and money. Another feature is the HP Page Completion feature which ensures that you will not run out of ink midway through a page or photo. Also another benefit is that you can send photos to and from your printer fast with the Ho-Speed USB2.0 connection.
- THREE –Â Long-lasting photos and documentsIn the HP Photosmartt D7160 you can print rich and realistic photos with the six-ink colour and laser-quality text using HP Vivera Inks. You can remove red eye and enhance detail with the Real Life Technologies by just a touch on the HP Photo Fix button. The photos which you print in this printer will resist fading for generations and the text documents will retain clarity for decades when stored. You may also create borderless and panorama photos and your own creative projects using HP Photosmart software.
- TWO –Â Print without PCIn this printer you can print photos without a PC using its 2.4-inch display. You may also carry on the printing process from memory cards, digital cameras and camera phones. Also you can effortlessly share, print and save your photos using image display and HP Photosmart Express software. It has an automated 4 x 6 tray for dedicated photo printing, plus an optional two-sided printing. Carry out easy photo printing with HP Auto Sense which also ensures correct paper loading and optimal quality settings. The Print Wizard offers step-by-step instructions to help new users get familiar with the printing tasks.
- ONE – Â DesignThe body is glossy white and matte gray. This printer measures 18.2 inches wide, 15.3 inches deep and 6.8 inches tall with a weight of 17 pounds. The HP Photosmartt D7160 has a colour LCD which measures 2.4 inches on the diagonal. There are a handful of buttons on the 'Control panel' and these let you navigate the onscreen menu, call up a print preview, zoom, rotate, and make minor fixes to images. There is a clear plastic door behind which is a panel of media card readers; the printer accepts most major media card types. The built-in USB port can be used as a PictBridge port for printing directly from cameras. You can also connect an iPod to the USB port and print JPEG photos from it.
If you need an all-purpose printer that can produce excellent text prints as well as good photos HP Photosmart D7160 will fit the bill exactly. Summing up, this printer is suitable for casual home users.