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1. HP PhotoSmart 375 Compact Photo
$189.99 $171.88 list($279.50)
2. HP PhotoSmart 8450 Inkjet Printer
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3. HP PhotoSmart 325 Compact Photo
$124.97 list($278.00)
4. HP Photosmart 7960 Printer
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5. HP PhotoSmart 7760 Photo Printer
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6. HP PhotoSmart 8150 Inkjet Printer
$139.48 list($249.99)
7. HP PhotoSmart 245 Compact Photo
$349.47 list($399.99)
8. Olympus Camedia P-400 Digital
$299.99 list($362.00)
9. HP PhotoSmart 7550 Inkjet Printer
$158.99 list($299.99)
10. Canon i900D Photo Printer
$249.99 list($149.99)
11. Epson Stylus Photo 825 Inkjet
$159.85 list($235.00)
12. HP 230 PhotoSmart Printer
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13. Epson Stylus Photo 925 Printer
$339.99 list($299.99)
14. Epson Stylus Photo RX600 Inkjet
$172.00
15. HI-TOUCH HiTi Photo Printer 630PS
list($499.99)
16. Sony DPP-SV77 Digital Photo Printer
$118.50
17. HEWLETT-PACKARD Photosmart 7550
list($139.00)
18. "i475D Desktop Photo Printer 4800
$193.50
19. Epson Stylus Photo R300M Inkjet

1. HP PhotoSmart 375 Compact Photo Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $235.00
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Asin: B0002MK9X4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 1404
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

PhotoSmart 375 Photo Printer ... Read more

Features

  • USB, memory card, and PictBridge interfaces; optional Bluetooth; PC/Mac
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 1,200 x 1,200 black
  • Color 4-by-6-inch photos in as fast as 60 seconds
  • 2.5-inch flip-up color LCD to preview, select, and enhance photos
  • Simple one-touch buttons; prints stills from video clips

Reviews (29)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great little printer, but....
I like that it's compact and has good features built in, especially the battery, but the image quality don't quite live up to it being a true photo printer.To those who have this printer, tilt the picture a bit under the light, and you'll see the colors are not smooth, making it appear the subjects or objects are pasted on the paper, including obvious showing of dithering.At least it is true when printed on HP paper; however, looks more realistic and looks like a true photo when printed on my leftover Canon glossy paper.Ink smears are also another problem area for this printer.I have HP 2710 and and has same problems with photo print outs on that printer.HP375B was strictly for the photos and is going back and will be exchanged with just released Epson Picturemate Deluxe, which appears to not have these shortcomings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good value & performance
Easy to setup and use. Good quality pictures (hard to tell from regular prints). It takes about 1 minute per print. I haven't made enough pictures to know how long the cartridge will last. For taking digital photos and making 4x6" prints, its a great product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Results
Works as advertised.I had it out of the box and printing beautiful pictures in 10 minutes.This was the perfect gift for my non-technical wife who just wanted to push a button and get a picture.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible service
My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call.We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome!!
I decided I wanted a photo printer just for printing photos. Consumer Reports gave this printer the highest marks for photo quality so it caught my interest. When I looked closer I saw this model has the large-size photo preview screen and it accepts memory cards from all digital cameras. Now my friends and family can come to my house and print photos during parties and other events. It is so great to get the photos instantly from my camera and into my hands. This little printer sits on my kitchen counter at all times. The photo quality is amazing and it is so easy to use. What a winner! ... Read more


2. HP PhotoSmart 8450 Inkjet Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $279.50
our price: $189.99
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Asin: B0002MK9IE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 1036
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

thermal inkjet printing (up to 4800 x 1200-optimized dpi, or dots per inch, when printing from a computer onto photo paper) * multi-cartridge system (prints in up to 8 inks) * PhotoREt Pro premier color layering technology for superb, accurate colors and extremely smooth gradations * 2-1/2" LCD for viewing and editing photos before printing * direct printing from compatible HP Photosmart digital cameras or any PictBridge-enabled camera * ... Read more

Features

  • USB, Ethernet, and PictBridge interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 1,200 x 1,200 black, or 8-ink color
  • Up to 20 ppm black and color speed, 4-by-6 photo as fast as 27 seconds
  • 2.5-inch LCD to rotate, crop, zoom, and remove red-eye before printing
  • Frame-by-frame video printing; slots for digital-camera memory cards

Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars So Great!!!
I'm a digital artist and so I need to print high quality renders of my work and this printer is awesome for that.When my last hp printer started to die out after lasting 4 years and producing hundreds of prints I didn't hesitate to buy another hp and acutrally I still have the old one for back-up and printing stuff from the web.After having the hp photosmart 8450 for a couple of weeks now all I can say is good things about it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Printer
This printer has far exceeded my expectations.It is easy to use and makes wonderful photos.the only thing I don't like is it goes thru the ink very fast and the ink is expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars My best printer EVER
This is my 6th or 7th home printer. I have had every brand made for home use. Although I have never bought a top of the line model, this printer was priced in the same price range as all my others.

All I can say about the quality of this printer is WOW. I would have NEVER done digital scrapbooking or desktop publishing with my other printers, as the color was never this good, and they all always had stripes or someother flaw in the printing.Every printer I buy, thinking I can print photos still leaves me buying prints online or from one of the stores.

I love this printer.The colors are exact and FLAWLESS. I havent even used a quarter of the features this printer has, and my mind is blown at the quality for the price!!!

The only negative, and I am stretching here, is the size of it.. Its kinda big, but other than that, I highly recommend it for those who really want to print their own pictures at home. I too have printed 20+ 8x10's and (I dont even know how many 4X6's) andmy print levels are still above half!!

I will never buy another brand other than HP!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Absoultely Amazing
I have owned MANY top end printers including the $700 EPson 2200, and Canon I9100, Epson R800, etc.

This HP is amazing. Best printer I have ever owned and prints that are better than ANY I have ever seen from ANY printer or lab. MAKE sure you only use HP paper as teh ink is forulated for use with their paper only. For eyeball popping quality, buy some HP premium plus papers and prepare to be amazed. The blacks are deep, the colors accurate and vivid. At this price, it KILLS my Epson R800 which was almost 2X the $$. The Epson is now clogged and useless, and teh HP will never get clogged due to the print heads being built in each cartridge!

Buy it and you will like it. HP has come a long way over the pasy couple of years, and with their new printers (8450 and 8750) they should be #1. Trust me, Ive owned all three top brands top of the line machines and this is my all time fave. Ill also buy the 8750 for 13X19 when it is released. Its that good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful outcome of every photo!
I received my printer today and printed out some wedding photos I had taken the previous weekend.
I am overwhelmed by the quality of the pictures.My family's mouths dropped open when they saw them.I was asked, ( That printer did that?) ... Read more


3. HP PhotoSmart 325 Compact Photo Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $180.00
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Asin: B0002MK9WU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 4261
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

thermal inkjet printing (up to 4800 x 1200-optimized dots per inch when printing from a computer onto HP Premium Photo Paper) * PhotoREt III color layering technology for lifelike photo prints with richer colors and smoother gradations * 1-1/2" flip-up LCD for viewing and editing photos before printing * direct printing from compatible HP Photosmart digital cameras or any camera with PictBridge technology * photo print sizes: 4" x 6", 4" x 6-1/2" * ... Read more

Features

  • USB and PictBridge interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 1,200 x 1,200 black
  • Color 4-by-6-inch photo as fast as 60 seconds
  • 1.5-inch color LCD to preview and select before printing
  • Simple one-touch buttons, slots for popular digital-camera memory cards

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
I got this printer in December but then in January IT STOPPED WORKING! I was bummed because I was so happy with it. I tried to get it to work everyday for about a week or two then I gave up. Now in April I decided to get another one, but before I did I wanted to see if it would work one last time and guess what?! It came to life!!!! It healed itself!!! I have no idea how?! I am so happy with it!!!!!!! It's the best thing ever!!!! NO NEED FOR THE COMPUTER!!!! But if you want to edit the pictures so they come out looking great then it comes with a stellar program!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Little Printer
Printer has proven to be EXCELLENT as far as I have used it.Won it in a contest, so I'm not complaining. ;)

I have printed out some pictures and find the quality to be EXCELLENT.The speed of printing is also fast and the printer prints BORDERLESS photos (which is a handy feature).

As with any product there are a few cons.
1) Printer is a PHOTO printer.That means you won't be printing out an 8X10s; you can only print 4X6 photos (but I'm expecting you know this already..)

2)Cable to hook to PC is *not* included.If you want to transfer pictures from your computer, don't expect to get a cable with your printer.The cable is sold separately.However, a flash/USB drive will work perfectly.. Just plug the USB drive into your computer, stick the pictures on it, then plug the USB drive into your printer.

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The printer can recognize MANY different formats, SD cards, USB input devices (photo iPod, flash drive, etc..)Which is very convenient.It can also view the pictures straight from your camera (make sure it's compatible, most are..)

If you're looking to just print photos and want a light-weight and portable printer, this is the item for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
I got an hp325 for Christmas. I took pictures of the family opening presents with my Canon A70 and printed them out before breakfast. Quality is great. Took camera and printer to a meeting, took pictures and printed them. Everybody was amazed at the quality and very idea that I could print pictures right at the table. Haven't tried installing in computer. Why bother? I can download from card to computer with card reader. Love the portability. Getting our son one for his birthday.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome photo lab for $149
I highly recommend this printer. I did plenty of research and came to the conclusion that this printer offers the best features for the price. The other HP model (HP 375) offers a photo preview screen but costs more. I saw a retail store rep print the same image on HP and Epson printers and the HP printers usually were faster with equal or better photo quality.My family has used this printer for a month now and it is so much fun. Great job HP!

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing at first but HP resolved the issue
I was frustrated when I first bought the printer.It creates great pictures from my memory card but it would not install on my computer.After reading someone's previous review I thought I should just return it.I contacted HP and one of the customer service reps told me that a certain batch of those printers have a defect that will not allow it to be installed on your computer.I had received advice from other HP reps and it did not work. The only solution was to exchange the printer through Hewlett Packard not the store I bought it from. HP sent me another printer and my computer was able to recognize that printer.Now I can print from my computer and my memory card. ... Read more


4. HP Photosmart 7960 Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $278.00
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Asin: B0000C3GVX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 9172
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

You'll get full-color, professional-quality print results with the HP PhotoSmart 7960 Photo Printer. Delivering everyday print output at up to 21 ppm or 4-by-6-inch photos in just over 90 seconds, the 7960 can handle a variety of tasks.

The HP PhotoSmart 7960 features HP's exclusive photo resolution enhancement technology: HP PhotoREt Pro utilizes eight-ink printing, ultra small ink drops, true neutral grays, and photo blacks to print everything from professional color images to impressive black-and-white prints with accurate shadow detail. The eight colors come from the No. 59 gray photo cartridge with two shades of gray ink and a special photo black; from the No. 57 tri-color cartridge with cyan, magenta, and yellow; and from the No. 58 photo cartridge with photo cyan and photo magenta (the black in the No. 58 is not used for eight-color printing).

Designed for PC and Mac users alike, the 7960 also offers two USB ports and four memory card slots, so you can print images directly from your digital camera. And, the built-in 2.5-inch LCD lets you preview, edit, and even remove red-eye from images before you print. The printer offers versatile paper handling through it's standard 100-sheet paper tray and built-in 20-sheet 4-by-6-inch photo tray. It also supports an optional duplexing accessory. The 7960 is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.

What's in the Box
HP PhotoSmart 7960 photo printer, HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge (19ml) C6656AN, HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge (17ml) C6657AN, HP 58 photo inkjet print cartridge (17ml) C6658AN, HP 59 gray inkjet print cartridge (17ml) C9359AN, power supply, Basics guide and setup poster, CD-ROM with HP Photo & Imaging software for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, HP Memories Disc Creator software, HP media sampler; USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi; HP PhotoREt Pro, 8-ink color
  • Up to 21 ppm black, 16 ppm color in fast draft mode
  • Directly accepts CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi Media, Memory Stick, xD-Picture
  • Large LCD to preview, edit, even remove red-eye
  • 2 USB ports, PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty

Reviews (44)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, a great photo printer
I thought my HP 6122 office printer did a good job on photos UNTIL I bought the 7960!Try the 8 1/2 by 11 borderless - they are spectacular.The color is true and detail is excellent.Use HP paper and have a great time.I have framed some shots and they look most professional!

1-0 out of 5 stars terrible service
My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call. We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

1-0 out of 5 stars The decline of HP
Having owned several HP printers over many years, I have noticed a steady and unforgivable decline in the quality of this company's printers with each successive model.The final straw for me is the 7960, by far the worst HP printer I have owned.While producing acceptable prints under most conditions, this printer's liabilities far outweigh its benefits.The workmanship of the unit itself is the flimsiest and most disappointing I have encountered.And the printer's lack of consistent compatibility with the two separate computers I have used it with is both annoying and inexcusable for a supposedly renowned printer company.Bad drivers have caused numerous problems and the driver updates usually make the situation only marginally better.Plus the printer's general overuse of ink and poor paper and envelope handling make the overall experience of owning one distinctly unappealing.This is my last HP printer - I'll be switching to Epson.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Printer
I really love this printer.I have had it for almost a year now.It does a beautiful job on color 8x10's and prints fantastic black and white photos.Switching to the 56 cartridge makes it an excellent text printer as well.(It ships with all 4 cartridges). The 4x6 prints look much better than the ones from a photo shop or from the Kodak kiosk at Best Buy.

Both the Epson and Canon 8 color printers will not print true black and white photos. They have a pink, salmon or pale blue cast.This is also true of their 6 color printers.This printer is also substantially less expensive than Epson and Canon 8-color printers ($399 and $349 respectively).So whether you need or want the color LCD or card reader is moot.This printer is between a $120 and $170 less than its Epson and Canon competitors.Those printers also will not print regular text in sharp, clear, 1200x1200 dpi pigment based resolution.The text prints from their photo printers tend to have a dark grey tone, rather than crisp black because they use dye based, rather than pigment based black ink for text printing.Switching cartridges with the HP 7960 allows you to have the best ink type for your print job.

Finally, if you are looking at a Canon, be careful with the ink tanks.I have a friend who wasn't paying close attention and mixed up the color tanks and ended up sending the wrong color through the print head.She had to take out the print head and wash it for quite awhile in tap water.Then she had to prime (charge) all of the tanks several times to get the water out of the system.What a hassle.There are no keys or notches to prevent you from making this mistake on a Canon.The Epson tanks are keyed so this mistake can't be made and it doesn't matter with an HP. You can't ruin the print heads with HP because they are built into the ink tank.

No printer on the market is as versatile and easy to use.No printer on the market can do so many different things well.When I looked at the reviews in Consumers Reports there was not a big difference in print costs and there didn't seem to be a big savings because of individual ink tanks.Finally, the pictures will last longer.Canon only claims 25 years for framed pictures, while HP claims more than 70 years.Consumers Reports also says that Epson and HP are more fade resistant than Canon.

Color shading and tones is a personal thing.I suggest you take a picture you like with skin tones and shades down to a computer store and print out a 4x6 on each printer and see which one you like the best.After all what you like is the most important thing.All of the sample prints from all of the manufacturers are obviously skewed to present their features and benefits in the best light possible.

5-0 out of 5 stars cannot find a flaw yet
I received this printer last year as a holiday gift and I have not found a flaw yet......it prints very crisp photos that rival any camera store product, it is amazingly easy to use, has lots of editing capabilites, easy to navigate functions, accepts all kinds of digital cards (which is GREAT since you don't have to buy a different printer if you change digital cameras) and prints up to 10 x 12 photos.This printer is well worth the price; in fact, I'd be willing to pay more so it's a bargain.This printer gets heavy usuage (it goes thru at least one ink cartridge change per 75 photos) and I have two toddlers who have - not on my watch - "played" with it and it still works like a dream.Does it get any better than this?!?I think not. ... Read more


5. HP PhotoSmart 7760 Photo Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $158.00
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Asin: B0000ACOW0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 3398
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This high-performance HP Photosmart 7760 photo printer produces vivid color and crisp detail with up to 6-ink color or up to 4800-optimized dpi. Edit, enhance, preview and print borderless 4x6 and standard size photos with or without a computer using the 1.8 LCD and top-panel buttons, or print standard documents up to 13 pages per minute in black and in color up to 12 pages per minute. For direct photo printing, simply insert the memory card from your digital camera into one of the 4 built-in card slots and start printing. Or, connect your computer or camera directly to the printer using one of the 2 integrated USB ports and a USB cable (sold separately). Perfect for all types of projects, it prints on a variety of papers up to 8.5x14, transparencies, envelopes, cards, labels and more. Includes HP 57 tri-color inkjet cartridge, HP 58 photo inkjet cartridge and CD-ROM with photo and imaging software. Memory card slots support CompactFlash, Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card and xD-Picture Card media, all sold separately. Compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000 Professional, XP Home and Professional and Mac OS 9.1 or later, including OS X. Requires USB connectivity. 15Hx18Wx7D. ... Read more

Features

  • 2 USB ports, 4 memory card slots; PC and Mac compatible
  • Print directly from your digital camera memory card
  • Preview, edit, and enhance photos with 1.8-inch LCD
  • Up to 13 ppm black, 12 ppm color with standard cartridge
  • Print a 4-by-6-inch photo in as little as 36 seconds

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Value
Prints excellent pictures for the value.I use it exclusively for pictures, not text, so I don't switch ink, although it is easy to do.In my camparison this is less costly then 4x6 only printers, and I print other photo sizes frequently.Check consumer magazine ratings and you will find this printer rates high on the list.You'll find the best price is here also.Be careful; default print quality is set to 'best' every session which uses ink fast...

2-0 out of 5 stars Great pictures, when it will accept the cartridges
The picture print quality is fantastic on this printer. HOWEVER, I am on the fifth time that I use the photo ink cartridge a few times and then the printer says it has failed. At roughly $30 a piece, this gets VERY costly! The photo store only charges 29 cents a print. I am learning that this is a much better deal! Very disappointing...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great all-purpose printer!
This is an outstanding printer.Aside from doing an excellent job with photos, it also functions extremely well as an all-purpose printer, running the gamut from high-quality photo printing to everyday correspondence and web page printing.

Right after I bought this, my 5-year old laser died, so I started using the 7760 as a temporary all-purpose printer.I was so impressed, I decided against buying another laser printer.The "fast draft mode" provides nice quality for everyday document and web page printing; very sharp for black & white, but just a bit lighter than normal mode, and is far better than draft mode on Epsons.There is also a "Fast Normal" mode that looks near perfect, yet provides some ink savings.Both modes print text and graphics far more quickly than earlier models, narrowing the gap against laser printers dramatically.Like all good-quality photo printers, it runs through ink quickly at the highest photo settings.But for everyday use in "Fast Draft" and "Fast Normal" modes, I'm satisfied with the ink economy.

I have had this printer for 10 months, use nearly everyday, and have never experienced any of the problems noted by other reviewers.I use only with a Dell desktop PC and IBM Thinkpad, so cannot speak to its viability as a standalone photo printer.I love having only one printer, as I never thought that a single printer could run the gamut from high quality photos to economical everyday use---let alone at this price.I've recommended this printer to others time and again, and I'd buy it again in a minute.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent printer and I bought it refurbished for $93!
I always buy refurbished simply because you know the refurbished ones will work!

I have no qualms about this printer, ok maybe a tiny one.

I would rather print a 4x6 picture on a 4x6 paper, I have no idea where to put it. There is a spot that looks like where the 4x6 paper would go into but when I put it in nothing happens, so I resort to putting the 8x10 paper in the tray (where it's supposed to go) and I waste my paper. I try sticking the 4x6 into the tray where the 8x10 goes, but I really have to stick my fingers all the way down so it can reach the mouth, and it still won't go.

I love this printer it's great,looks cool, and does a good job.
I just have to figure out this 4x6 slot that looks like a 4x6 paper would go.

1-0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't have purchased if I would have had all the facts
I purchased this printer for my mother.She doesn't own a computer and would always have either myself or a sibling print her pictures for her.So I thought this was a great idea since it has 2 USB ports and takes 4 different memory cards.Well what you are not told is that the USB ports are only for HP products and they do not sell an adaptor or anything else so that this product can be used with another type of camera.We have a Sony camera where the pictures are burnt on to a cd, so that is why we were looking for a printer that you can use a USB cable for. I emailed HP support and they told me to hook it up to a computer and then print or they suggested several HP camera's we could purchase to use the USB ports.I GIVE THIS LESS THAN A STAR.

The product did print one nice picture off of a memory card but really isn't serving it's purpose for my mother. ... Read more


6. HP PhotoSmart 8150 Inkjet Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $219.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0002MKC9A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 3529
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Edit and print photos and video clips plus documents and graphics with large, 2.5-inch display

Print true-to-life photos in 6-ink color or up 4800-optimizeddpi1 color printing that resist fading for generations.Choose to view, edit, and print photos with or without yourcomputer. Use the convenient 2.5-inch color image displayand simple front panel buttons to print directly frommemory cards, the HP Photo Proof Sheet, or fromPictBridge-enabled cameras using the front USB port. Or,use the convenient Save-to-PC feature to save photos toyour computer. Organize, edit, and fix photos with HPImage Zone Software. You'll print fast4 x 6-inch photoas fast as 27 seconds, and crisp, everyday black text andcolor graphics in up to 20 ppm. Print photos from selectcamera phones or other Bluetooth® wirelesstechnology devices, and print frame-by-frame sequencesright from digital camera video clips. Moreconveniences include a flexible paper tray that lets youprint photos with or without borders on standard sizes ofphoto papers.

Note: An integrated digital media card reader is included.

... Read more

Features

  • USB interface, slots for digital-camera memory cards; PC/Mac
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 1,200 x 1,200 dpi black
  • Up to 20 ppm black and color speed, 4-by-6 photo as fast as 27 seconds
  • 2.5-inch LCD to rotate, crop, zoom, and remove red-eye before printing
  • Frame-by-frame printing of digital video

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great right out of the box!
I've been hemming and hawing over which photo printer to by since I bought my digital camera. I didn't have enough sense to think it through and by the scanner, printer, and camera all at the same time. I thought I would just use the Kodak kiosk like i've been doing. That lasted about a week.
The three main contenders were the HP photosmart 8450 because it s was highly rated and had 8 ink cartridges, and memory card slots
The HP photosmart 8750 because it printed up to 13"x19" and it had the memory card slots,
The canon i9900 because it was supposed to be the absolute best for the serious amateur had 8 ink tanks and printed large, downside though, no memory card reader.
So why didn't I buy any of these and instead got the HP photosmart 8150. It's quite simple actually for two ink tanks less i.e. six instead of eight, it cost 100.00 dollars less where I bought it or 60.00 dollars less on Amazon.I got it home, pulled it out and installed the software. For some reason you have to install the software first then connect the printer. I was up and running in 10-20 minutes, (there's alot of software it comes with photo editing software and scrapbook assistant)plugged in my SD card and printed my first photo five minutes later (I was playing with the menu, it's NOT slow). You can edit right on the printer screen theres some fun effects and borders that you can do. Color was amazing worked right the first time. And the really cool thing is that it has two trays built in. One is for letter sized paper and the other is for 4"x6" photo paper you just slide a switch to engage the photo paper.
Some things to consider:
-Blasted thing doesn't come with the 2.0 USB cord I had to steal the cord off of my new CanoScan.
-It takes a LOT of room on your hard drive 600MB yes over half a gig.
-It's big it's about twice the size of my normal printer
-If you're going to be doing a lot of black and white printing, the gray ink cartridge HP 100 is NOT included
-It does come with photo paper
-It does have the capability to scan transparencies, Film, and Film slides.
-It does have memory card capability.
-One other thing, this may be a duh thing to those in the know, but for a newbie, when you are putting the photo paper in the printer it goes glossy side DOWN with the tear tab towards you. I just slapped it in there and ended up printing on the wrong side, which actually made for a neat effect but you do want to print on the correct side.
I highly recommend it. Glad I didn't buy the Canon i9900; right now that would be gilding the lily.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT Printer
I had to get a printer quick after mine just konked out. I did some research and this looked like the best deal for it's features. I love it. It prints terrific photos, and the regular every day black print is awesome and fast.

2-0 out of 5 stars too many plastic parts that seem light and flimsy
I purchased this printer at the end of January and by the middle of February after only printing about 20 borderless 4X6 pictures direct from memory card the printer failed. It prints about 3/4 of the picture and then something happens with the rollers inside that turns the picture paper to an angle and wrinkles the paper and the print comes out unfinished. I am very disappointed in this printer. I am returning it to store to try another one more time. If this one doesn't work properly then I am going to try another brand. For the record the software and features worked very nicely. It is just mechanics inside that seem cheap and flimsy.

2-0 out of 5 stars Locks up Computer!
Yes the prints are great and you don't have to use a computer,but when we first installed it the computer would lock at the post. Seems if your not using the newest bios Windows XP sees the printer as a hard drive and tries to boot from it which of course it can't.
HPs work around is to unplug the printer everytime you boot the computer. Not a viable option. Updating the bios is not somethingfor the faint hearted. We hooked it up to our newer computer and everything went fine, but thats not where we wanted it. So it hard to reccomend this printer with the support so weak.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Printer, but a little hungry it seems
I recently got this printer as a gift, and I have had great luck printing more than 250 4"x6" prints, some on 8.5x11, and some on Kodak 4"x6.25" stock (leaves a little handle for your prints). The pitcures are very good, with only a little bronzing, which seems to make the prints jump at you. The images were from a 5 megapixel Canon, so they were pretty rich.

I printed from 200dpi images from PhotoShop, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, and HP Image Zone (or whatever it is.) Windows is the best of the three for batch jobs. The HP software was klunky, as always. Let's face it, they are not software developers.

I also printed some retouched black and whites, and there was some graining with enlargements, but the overall effect was very good. There was some color artifacting (pink or blue tint) to the black and whites, but I just found out HP makes a grayscale photo cartridge for this printer, so I will get that and I am sure there will be no extra colors.

I printed to both glossy and matte, and the images were excellent. With heavy blue saturations the ink takes longer to dry, so watch out you don't smudge your skies or other blue backgrounds.

The printer does go through cartridges, though. I have replaced the photo cartridge (black, light cyan, light magenta) three times for about 300 prints, so 100 each (4x6) is probably the rule of thumb. It also uses a true cyan, yellow, magenta cartridge which doesn't seem to run out as fast. Color reproduction is excellent while the ink lasts. ... Read more


7. HP PhotoSmart 245 Compact Photo Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000ACOW2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 16928
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.comProduct Description

HP's remarkably compact and lightweight PhotoSmart 245 photo printer delivers crisp, high 4,800 dpi resolution images, right from the palm of your hand. Producing 4-by-6-inch borderless prints in approximately 90 seconds, the PhotoSmart 245 is able to print directly from your digital camera's memory card, so you can print at any time, anywhere. A built-in 1.8-inch color LCD lets you preview images before you print, and convenient control buttons aid navigation.

Weighing in at just 2.9 pounds, the HP PhotoSmart 245 photo printer is perfect for taking on the road, but also offers a USB port for connecting to your home computer. It comes complete with a handy bundle of photo and imaging software (PC and Mac), that will help you edit your pictures, and even create custom photo slide presentations that you can save to CD, and send to friends and family. The HP PhotoSmart comes backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
HP PhotoSmart 245 compact printer, HP 57 tri-color cartridge, power supply, manual, setup poster, CD-ROM with photo and imaging software (PC and Mac), HP media sample pack. ... Read more

Features

  • Prints directly from your digital camera's memory card
  • Up to 4,800 optimized dpi printing for vivid color and crisp detail
  • Prints 4-by-6-inch photo in about 90 seconds
  • 1.8-inch LCD for previewing and editing
  • USB interface, 4 memory card slots; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (31)

2-0 out of 5 stars Quantity not quality
At the time of purchase I was considering a few cameras.I not only considered the individual cost but also the price of paper and ink.At the time I thought that I had made the right choice by selecting the most cost efficient item.The printer is very easy to use and prints quickly.For quick prints where quality is not that important this printer is great.If you want quality pictures this printer does not even come close to its counterparts.My friend bought the Kodak printer the same day.Her printer is slower and runs out of ink faster but the prints are phenomenal.My prints come out more quickly but the quality is just not there even when set to all of the best options.I wish now that I had gone another route.The printer has just one color cartridge for all colors, however if you print a lot of one color (example pictures at the ocean) then other prints look oddly greenish or redish without the cartridge suggesting a change.I also have a problem with stickiness, I have tried both the premium HP paper as well as other brands and it comes out sticky.The pictures stick to my frames and scrapbook covers even after several hours of drying time.For quick pictures to pin on a bulletin board or give to kids this is great, but for memorable lasting photos this isin't the best bet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in NY
At first I loved this printer, it is simple to use and can be used alone or through your pc.Unfortunately the photos never dry.At first I thought it was because I either framed them or put them in an album before they had a chance to dry.I then printed some and let them sit out to dry for weeks and the photos never dried.Any photos that I have framed eventually stick to the glass, particularily the darker spots of the photo.I even got a new printer from HP and still encountered the same problem...has anyone else had this problem? (Yes I am using the correct HP paper and ink)

5-0 out of 5 stars A great little workhorse!
This is a dandy little workhourse that will generate countless 4 x 6 photographs from your digital camera with no hassle or fuss. The HP 245 is a small, tight little package that you can easily pack away and take along on trips.
The HP 245 really helps make the "digital darkroom" a reality, even during trips. I take mine on my boat together with a small laptop computer, and can generate high-quality 4 x 6 photos right on the spot, after taking shots with various digital cameras. The HP 245 has a built-in CF card reader and also reads various other popular media and you can easily print directly from the CF card or other media even without the laptop too.The color LCD allows you to simply insert the CF card (or other medium) and simply select what picture you want to print--without the computer.This also means that you don't need to bring a card reader along if you have your HP 245 since it functions as a digital media reader.
My HP 245 installed effortlessly on my IBM Thinkpad notebook computer (IBM TP 600E) running Windows XP, and is now my main printer for 4 x 6 photos and of course is the only printer I take along on trips. It is great fun to go on trips, take photos, and then give friends nicely framed photos the next day, or later the same day. Frankly, I never realized how much fun it was to have a printer along on trips. Most printers nowadays are big and bulky. This one is not.

The quality of the prints from the HP245 is excellent -- it uses the Type 57 tri-color cartridge which is the same cartridge that several bigger printers use.The photos are crisp, bright, and professional.This printer produces very decent 4 x 6 prints that look great framed on one's living room table, wall, or whatnot.

I also have the HP145 which is exactly the same except that it lacks the color LCD which allows you to view the pictures without a computer, although it will print out a little index of thumbnails for you to select from.When I needed a second printer I went with the 245 because the cost had come down.Either is excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars This printer is awesome!
I gave this printer to my Brother for Christmas 2 years ago. While I was visiting him last week in Montana, we printed out the pictures I took.they turned out better then regular film. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.I plan to buy myself one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A go everywhere printer!
This is hands down the best compact 4x6 printer on the market.I have been using a Canon S750 for most of my digital printing, and it works great, but the ease of the HP 245 and quality of prints is awesome.Just pop in your memory card and start printing, with a small screen to view your pictures and loads of features, your pictures always look great! Plus the zoom feature is just fantastic.I also bought a travel case for it so I can take it with me on trips, and the hp 11.5 mil. premium plus glossy photo paper with the tab so you don't have to touch the photo is the best paper out there period.An all around great printer! ... Read more


8. Olympus Camedia P-400 Digital Color Photo Printer
by Olympus
list price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Y7KO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 11590
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Olympus Camedia P-400 uses advanced dye-sublimation technology toprint an extremely sharp image on high-quality photo paper. The result looks andfeels like a traditional photograph. The P-400 also accepts a digital camera'sSmartMedia or PC Card directly, and it has USB and parallel interfaces for easyPC connectivity.

Weighing over 30 pounds, constructed of heavy plastic, and accented with metalcontrols, the Camedia P-400 impressed us with its sturdy design right out of thebox. To test the printer, we captured photos on a 16 MB CompactFlash card,placed the card in a CompactFlash-to-PCMCIA adapter (not included), and insertedthe adapter in the printer. (Our evaluation model came with the P-RBN photo inkcartridge already installed, but it is easily replaced through the front accesspanel. Also, our unit did not include driver software, so we were unable to testPC functionality.) Using the menu-driven LCD, jog dial, and arrow keys, wespecified our paper type (A4), input source (PC Card), and output photo size (8by 10 inches). We pressed the Print button, and after 2 minutes and 58 secondsthe P-400 rewarded us with a beautiful 8-by-10-inch photograph.

The Camedia P-400's color was very natural, not neon bright or oversaturated,and its tinting was slightly cool (more blue than red). Resolution was only 314dpi, but the dye-sublimation technology showed no visible grain. The resultswere better than many we've seen from 1,200 dpi ink-jet printers. We alsoprinted a slightly soft photograph and then used the printer's sharpeningfunction in an attempt to improve it. Unfortunately, unwanted pixelationincreased along with any positive sharpening affects. Printing speed was slowbut steady at 2:58 for each 8-by-10 print. Several minutes were required toprint one index/proof sheet of 20 photos, with nearly all of that time spentprocessing the CompactFlash card's data, not actually printing.

With only a casual glance, we could have easily mistaken the P-400's output ascoming from a photo lab. Only close scrutiny revealed minor pixelation, whichreflected the limit of our digital photo more than that of the printer. Theinitial cost is high, and the dye-sublimation ink cartridges and photo paper areexpensive; but if you can afford it, the P-400 Camedia makes a fine companionfor your digital camera. --Mike Brown

Pros:

  • Easy walk-up printing of digital photos
  • Prints have the look and feel of traditional photos

Cons:

  • Substantial cost for consumables
  • Not for general-purpose printing
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Features

  • Professional-looking, continuous-tone, dye-sublimation prints, up to 8 by 10 inches
  • Prints directly from SmartMedia and PC cards
  • LCD preview and information screen
  • USB and parallel interfaces
  • Prints up to 50 copies at a time

Reviews (30)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!
Got this printer for $199 new (plus tax).This is the only printer I have ever used that literally is plug and play.No tweaks or fiddling with settings (though the option to do that is available).Right out of the box it prints so good you'd think you were in a Kodak or Fuji lab.I've shot photos with Lumix LC5 and Lumix FZ20 and the prints are spectacular.The trickiest part was loading in the new film, after using up the sample film that came pre-loaded.It took a couple minutes to read the directions.Someone else commented about this and gave the printer a "1" rating.Big deal.After you install the film once, you've got the idea.

I ordered supplies on Amazon.com and the per print cost goes down to $1.58 total.Ya can't do better than that at Costco or Sam's club.Think about it.An 8x10 in 90 seconds for $1.58.Best deal on the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars Only the best will do.
Nestled upon my desk between a new Brother HP-1440 laser and a recently purchased Epson 960 CD printer, is a three year old Olympus P-400. Fast high quality text print-outs are routed to the laser printer, and the Epson is used for the specialty printing of card stock, CDs, and DVDs, but all photographs are created from the P-400, whether in color or black and white.

I originally purchased the P-400 for one simple reason; I wanted the highest quality prints possible of family members and for my wedding video service. The Olympus P-400 has never disappointed my highest expectations.

Most of us are familiar with how bubble-jet printers create dotted print-outs, which from a distance may look OK, but when viewed up-close the actual quality is not as good as hoped for. I have used a magnifying glass on print-outs from the P-400, and not only are there no dots, I actually do believe I prefer the P-400 print-outs over normal photographs. The P-400 print quality *is* that good. In my region of the world, film developing businesses on occasion ruin whole rolls of film, and so rather than my investing time and money into developing equipment to ensure quality photos, I can now get the prints I want, the size I want, and the quantity I want at any time I want.

The paper used in the P-400 is thick, very similar to normal photographs, and instead of the photographs having a brand name on the back side such as "Kodak", it reads "Olympus". The finished photograph also automatically receives a clear protective high gloss coating that does make the print feel and appear to be a developed photo. Unless a person has considerable experience with photography, they will not be able to tell the difference between a regular photo and one printed from the P-400. The actual cost per print-out is around $2.00 (paper and ribbon costs combined), which is not bad at all for an 8x10 or four 4x5 photographs. Advertised life of prints is about the same as regular photographs, around 50 years or more, which is far better than just a year or two with bubble-jet printers.

Changing the ribbon and paper is fast, clean, and very easy. Software installation is also quick and uncomplicated. The user friendly printer actually is a `plug and play'.

Though the P-400 has a normal printer parallel port, I highly recommend only using the USB port. The time required to transfer data from the computer to the printer usually only takes several seconds per photograph while using the USB, but it may take minutes through the LPT1 cable. With about two minutes from clicking "print" to receiving a finished 8x10 photograph, the speed is more than pleasing. The printer is fast enough and simple enough that I have not yet found a need to use the Smart Card slot nor even any of the other console controls. Through use of most any photo or graphics program, print-outs are as easy as `view and print'.

The only problem I have encountered was when the printer was new and the plastic ribbon roll rod would occasionally bind in the ribbon holder slot (caused by too tight of tolerances). I was able to trim off the holder's excess plastic to allow the ribbon to turn more freely, and after speaking to the Olympus technical support describing the problem and remedy (of which they were appreciative for the information), surely the new models will no longer have similar minor problems.

Three years ago I paid over one thousand dollars for the P-400 on sale, and I have never regretted the cost. Recently I was able to print-out numerous specially-formatted 8x10 copies of my daughter's college graduation, which if done through a photographer would have cost me more than the price of the printer. Today's prices are very reasonable, enough that my wife has begun saying she wants one for herself. In our high-tech low-cost society, not many items produce true quality results, but the Olympus P-400 is one product that actually does live up to our best expectations. Highly recommended, I know of no better desk-top photo printer than the Olympus P series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great photo printer for the commited digital photographer
I've been printing 3.2 megapixel images on this and they're virtually indistinguishable from a "real" photo, even at the 7.64x10" full size (7.7 megapixel as advertised in the printer information) resolution. Don't believe the inkjet monkeys who tell you that an inkjet can produce comparable prints - they can't.

I chose this printer over the others available because of the size it is capable of printing, the better color-handling (for instance, the sony dye-subs tend to skew towards overly bright and red tones), and the recommendations of hard-core photo people.

Things you should know about this printer: when all is said and done, you can find this printer for under three hundred, and 100 prints are going to run you about a buck sixty five each (for a single 8x10) if you shop around. If you want smaller, cheaper photos, just print two or four up on a sheet, get 4 prints out of it on a sheet for about 40 cents each. Get out the scissors, and enjoy. Horray.

The printer has been having EXTREME difficulty printing directly from a smart media card - I don't like printing two-dollar blank pages - I've only had consistent success printing via USB connection to my 'puter, but it's a lot faster than printing from the smart media card anyway, so no real loss there - just something to keep in mind.

Reviewers have noted that the ink ribbon can be difficult to install. I don't really agree - olumpus' packaging makes this a straight forward procedure - it's just a little more work than the plug-in-the-inkjet-cartridge laziness we've all become accustomed to.

The printer is rather large and heavy, but you have to understand this was really initially intended as a professional's printer. It is solidly built, has a real feeling of quality construction. Just make sure if your living space is small that you've hollowed out a suitably sized location - think of it like a 16" monitor and you're working along the right lines size and space-wise.

For those with a mac (like me - running OS X 10.3), Olympus is seriously lagging on making a compatible driver. I wrote them and got a swift but lackluster response (no deadline for producing a driver). After printing several blank pages directly from my memory card and freaking out, I found the solution: do a google search for "Gimp-print," an open source & free driver bundle for the mac that runs under 10.3, and powers this printer just fine (so far - haven't tested with photoshop yet - only iPhoto, but I suspect it'll do just fine). It's free. Yay. Problem solved, no thanks to Olympus.

For those of you looking at this printer vs the P-440, the newer version of this printer, the differences are relatively minor (though the 440 does do TRUE 8x10 prints). They use the same paper and ink ribbons, so presumably olympus has a vested interest in continuing to make consumeables for this hardware.

Driver bitterness aside, the quality coming out of this printer had me jumping up & down once the photos started coming out. I'm really pleased, and the overall quality of the prints is enough to let me overlook the negatives, which have all been temporary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality images at home
I spent the big bucks when this machine first hit the market. The only problem is through Photoshop -- the ppd doesn't print the picture as you see it on screen. In Mac, I've tweaked through Photoshop, then import into IPhoto then print out for picture perfect images through the computer. Otherwise, dumping them back on to the digital camera media then inserting into the printer was the second best way to go.

Prints faster through IPhoto on Mac than through the digital cards.

For 8x10 size photos, still love my P400, even with the cost of film/paper and supplies. Even though prints can be ordered cheaper on some sites through the web, the quality of this printer HANDS DOWN beats anything I've ever gotten back from photo houses on or off line.

5-0 out of 5 stars Professional Quality at a Great Price!
If you want a printer that prints the closest to professional quality as you can get at an affordable price, this printer is for you.The only negative I have is the ink ribbon.I would rather use a cartridge, because it is simpler, but that aside, it prints excellent photos! ... Read more


9. HP PhotoSmart 7550 Inkjet Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $362.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000069LI8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 18160
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Get high performance from the HP PhotoSmart 7550 printer - HP's best photo-quality printer! Preview and edit photos before you print with the color LCD for easy photo previews. Crisp detail and color with up to 4800 optimized dpi (on premium photo papers and 1200 x 1200 input dpi when printing from a computer) or up to seven-ink printing. Print directly from your digital camera memory card using convenient card slots - without using a computer. ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 optimized dpi, 7-ink system for impressive color and laser-quality text
  • Up to 17 ppm black, 13 ppm color
  • Advanced HP PhotoRet IV color-layering technology
  • Convenient 4-by-6-inch tray for borderless photos
  • Directly accepts CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi-Media, Memory Stick

Reviews (66)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Printer I ever owned
I love HP printers, but this one takes the top award. It prints photos, word documents, and whatever else you want it to with ULTRA high quality. The LCD just adds to the design. Ink can be expensive as this model holds ALL 3 (black and white, color and photo) all at once, unlike lower models. Its easier though, and well worth it! This is some printer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great printer
I am not a technophobe, yet I found this printer easy to use and operate.I have printed all the way to 8 X 10 photos with no problems and great clarity.I really like it, and have owned it since they first came out over a year ago with no problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality Unsurpassed!!!
This is a fabulous printer.I had an hp see-through flatbed 4600 scanner that just wasn't working with my ASUS motherboard so I decided to opt for a photo quality all-in-one (Print, Scan & Copy) that I bought today. I'll be reviewing that HP model after I've tried it too. The print quality on the 7550 is every bit as clear as laser.The blacks are nice and solid.the 7 ink technology brings brilliant color results.There are 3 separate ink cartridges, but the yield is greater for this reason.Keep in mind that even though the machine tells you the ink is running low, wait until the print/copy quality is actually fading before you change the cartridges. Just keep an extra handy for when it's needed.I loved this printer and will miss it!The only con is that it's a bit noisy, but oh well, color quality and ease of use is way more important, don't you think?

3-0 out of 5 stars Great 6 inkphoto printer
I have used Canon, Epson and HP printers. Without a doubt I find the HP to be the one that produces the best results for me, with the lest pain and strain. This printer setup easily, without any unexpected turmoil. The machine calibrated its paper tray and 4 X 6 tray without hitch. I inserted a photo card, went to the menu and printed a stunning photo on premium glossy photo paper (gotta use this for best prints). I've printed over a hundred 8 X 10 and 5 x 7, and four times that many4 x 6 prints with this printer. I am still impressed with the photo quaility of its printouts, Some printers might be faster, some louder, so more expensive, but I think that this is one tough printer to surpass from print quality for the average home user. Easy to use, can print with, or without computer support, and has HP customer support available. A real A+ product.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great pictures...Just what I was looking for
I was looking for a printer that did my digital pictures and could print out my basic black & white documents. I recently had an Epson printer, but I did not like the print-outs and the ink cartridges were so difficult and messy to exchange. I decided to choose a new printer since the Epson wasn't doing my digital print-outs very well.

The first thing that stunned me about this printer is the LCD display in the front and the easy-to-use editing buttons. There is no need to go through the menus looking for the "zoom" or "rotate" selection, there is a button for each editing tool.

Another great feature is the front panel memory card reader. It is so easy to print a picture, even without the computer hook-up. If you have an HP computer, setup is so easy. All you have to do is insert the setup disc and plug in the USB (which is not included for some reason), the computer does the rest....All you have to do is read the Terms & Agreements.

I printed out pictures and they are so stunning, nothing come close to any printer I have ever seen. Also, the black & white print-outs are fast and look as though they are done by a laser printer. The only problem when printing is the 4X6 paper that is included in the paper tray is hard to use and gets jammed easily. I suggest not loading the smaller paper tray more than 15 sheets full.
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10. Canon i900D Photo Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000C3I1E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 15041
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

  • Compatible with Compact Flash, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, MemoryStick® and SD/MMC cards
  • xD and Memory Stick® Duo can be used with adapter
  • Direct photo printing from compatible digital cameras and camcorders; print without a computer
  • 4800 x 1200 dpi maximum resolution for ultra-fine, ultra-fast printing
  • Advanced MicroFine droplet technology
  • Prints borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and 8 1/2" x 11"
  • 6 individual ink tanks with intelligent ink management system
  • Includes software CD ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution
    • Prints a 4-by-6-inch borderless photo in approximately 75 seconds
    • PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct compatible for digital-camera printing
    • USB 2.0 interface; PC and Mac compatible
    • 2-inch preview LCD; 1-year warranty with Instant Exchange service

    Reviews (25)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lemon?
    I have bought my canon printer i900D three months ago
    I was not able to print not even one page
    Canon customer service concluded that it was a defective printer head
    They send me one
    I installed it and again, Nothing
    I finally gave up on it
    I am in the Bahamas and to send it back thru customs etc is nearly impossible and very costly

    Now I am just discussing my experience with friends and Amazon potential buyers
    Hopefully they will avoid trying Canon Printers for their own shake unless thsi model is a lemon alltogether as Canon's clerk said that he is experiencing a lot of calls about this i900d

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent printer... ink is a pain though...
    The Canon i900D is an outstanding photo printer. I purchased this printer some months ago after comparing printers for awhile.

    This printer shares a shell with the i8xx and i9xx series of printers. The features vary, but this printer has the ability to do both direct printing from your digital camera and memory cards as well as from your computer. The setup and software are super easy to install and use and you'll be up and printing your first pictures in minutes.

    And the prints! Photos printed on this printer are outstandingly crisp, with beautiful color. Quality photo paper produces prints that are indistinguishable from "real" photos. Printing is fast and the provided software lets you organize prints on any size paper easily and efficiently. Way to go Canon!

    There are some downsides to this printer. The add-on drawer for photo-sized paper (like 5x7) is very cheesy and gets stuck easily. It doesn't work all that well for me either, although I rarely use it. And then there is ink...

    This printer uses six tiny separate cartridges. No store locally stocks all six, so stock up on cartridges. The Canon cartridges are expensive (eleven bucks each...a bit cheaper on Amazon) and run out at different rates. The software will warn you when a tank is running low. On my printer this happens just before it runs out altogether. So keep the cartridges handy. (One nice touch with the ink tanks is that they are clear so you can actually see the ink level: no more wasted ink because the printer thinks the cartridge might be empty!!)

    Otherwise, I'm very happy with this printer and recommend it highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Printer Excellent Service
    I purchased the i900D through Amazon. In terms of printing, it was flawless.Very pleased with the photos, speed, dB, software, the whole nine yards!However after about a week the LCD screen on the printer developed a solid black line down the middle of it.I contacted Canon Support and within 72 hours another i900D was delivered to my home.In addition they provided all the necessary pre-paid labels to return the defective one.All I needed to do was to call the carrier for home pickup.It could not have been easier.

    So when considering any electronic purchase, think about the quality of service that supports the product.Today that is becoming more and more an issue.In this case, at least, Canon came through 100%

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional quality photo prints!!
    I did tons of research on highest rated photo printers and agree that this printer is on par with professional photo lab prints. I chose this one over the HP 7960 because of the warmth and richness of photos and individual ink tanks (a money saver). Also, there were other reviewers selecting the Canon over the HP. This printer was also recommended as a "quick pick" by Consumer Reports magazine. I look forward to going from the Canon Photo Paper Pro to the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy for even prettier pictures (so I am told by lab techs who claim high gloss produces best results). I am extremely pleased now, and can't wait to try out an even better photo paper by Canon on this printer. Such a deal!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Printer for a Great Price
    I purchased the i900D a couple weeks ago and I am amazed at how nice the pictures are that come out of this printer.I purchased the i900D and the Canon A80 digital camera at the same time and they are a perfect pair.I own a midlevel Canon film camera that has produced excellent pictures for years so I really wanted to see how the A80 compaired to that.I went around the house and the neighborhood and took pictures with both my film camera and my A80.I printed off all the pictures from the A80 on the i900D and then took the film to be developed.I also took my compact flash card with me to the developer and got some prints with one of those kodak do it yourself printing stations.I asked family and friends which pictures were which and nobody could tell the difference!!!My only regret is that I didnt buy the i900D and the A80 sooner!! ... Read more


  • 11. Epson Stylus Photo 825 Inkjet Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006F2W3
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 25814
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    A perfect companion to your digital camera; a great photo printer for the whole family. The EPSON Stylus Photo 825 is ideal for digital camera owners who want amazing photo printing results, along with standard text printing. With the printer's built-in card slot, you don't have to use your computer to print that special photo. Create borderless prints and enlargements on 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and letter-size pre-cut papers, stickers and banners. Right from the printer, your images are ready to frame, place in your album, or give to family and friends. The innovative control panel allows you to view your print settings at a glance, and an optional color preview monitor is available for easy review and selection of images. You can even print borderless 4" x 6" prints from a roll - it's like having your own digital mini lab at home. ... Read more

    Features

    • Convenient photo printing, with or without a computer
    • Superior 6-color Photo Ink system
    • 5,760 x 720 optimized dpi resolution
    • Supports PRINT Image Matching II technology
    • USB interface; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (42)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointment -
    I expected that Epson printer would be more economical than an HP (which I have owned 3 over the years).Everyone claims that the cartridges are far cheaper than HP.However, I have to change them 3 times more than when I had an HP!So, yes it is slightly cheaper, but not in the long run.And to make it worse, you have to always "clean" the heads everytime!This is ridiculous - and a waste of time that I do not have.HP - I'm coming back!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Easily the worst printer I've ever owned
    The print quality was poor for text and nominally acceptable for graphics.I have to "clean the print heads" before every print-out to prevent vertical line streaking.

    2-0 out of 5 stars epson smepsun
    This is the second epson I have owed. One thing I can tell you about this brand is they are LOUD, put on some headphones when you are printing things out, oh and the desk better be secure because they rock back and forth, I though mine was going to walk off the table! The print, its ok but also expect the paper to jam a lot on thicker card stock. Oh and make sure you order some head cleaner from www.maxpatch.com. The heads constantly get dirty and they sell a fluid that will clean them. with HP or Lexmark every time you buy a new cartridge you get a new head, not so with epson. When I am making greating cards, mine likes to leave nice black track marks. I have cleaned the rollers and it still does it, guess its a gift from epson. If you want a good printer buy HP or Lexmark, yes you pay more for ink, but the photo quality prints are just as good and they are super quite. My printer is in my bedroom and when I print in the morning the noise is enough to wake up my girlfriend. stay away from epson

    1-0 out of 5 stars Faulty print heads make this printer a money-pit!
    This printer is a joke!Sure, it prints good pictures - but the print head gets clogged so often that most of the ink in your ink cartridges is drained before you can do much!If you let this printer sit for a week, you will need to run the head cleaning utility - which drains a visible amount of ink on the ink monitor .Subsequently, you run out oif ink in less than two months without doing much printing at all!It's ridiculous!

    I bought ink cartridges three weeks ago, have printed nothing but a few resumes (no color) and now they are both halfway drained.Tell me, is this reasonable?

    I think not.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 825 Very Poor
    Worked great for 30 days then it became impossible to get consistent color or print quality. It has gotten so bad that often I can not even get text quality. A complete waste of money. I am going to toss it and get something decent.I have spent more in ink trying to get it to work than the cost of the printer. A real lemon. ... Read more


    12. HP 230 PhotoSmart Printer
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $235.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006LLJ8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 27073
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The HP PhotoSmart 230 series color inkjet printer lets you preview your photos before you print using the color LCD display. Just select color, size and format and print borderless 4 x 6-inch photos in brilliant color - up to 4800 x 1200-optimized dpi color printing on premium photo papers. Print directly from your digital camera memory card - no PC required. And it's fun to take with you to parties and events, thanks to its small, compact size. It's so simple - easy photo almost anywhere! ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 optimized dpi using premium photo papers
    • Prints directly from digital camera memory cards
    • LCD preview for selecting color, size, and format
    • Compact size, easily portable
    • Convenient USB interface; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (18)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bad, bad, bad
    I used this printer twice and kept getting "paper jam" although there was no paper in the printer.Had to send the product back.Wouldn't buy another.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good bargain, good pictures
    Since I got my digital camera I'd just been saving everything to CD and not printing anything out because printing through a website gets so expensive!I'd rather just have my own little printer, as long as the prints are good.The prints from this are great, and although they smudge if you don't allow them enough time to dry, they are good quality.I can't speak to fading yet, because I've only had it a month, but so far so good!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Does the job as described.
    I bought both the HP Photosmart 230 and the Sony DPP-EX5 and both produced a high quality picture.About 98% as good as developed from a service on kodak paper.The 2% represents the finish (which is a bit sticky till it dries) and some pictures come out a hair light (which is actually a good thing if your pics come out dark).Either printer would do the job, I settled on the HP for the name and choices of paper and easy access to many accessories.You won't be disappointed with the results of the printer.It is worth the money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great little printer that's BIG on performance and value!!
    I just got this printer ...wow, am I pleased it it.Since recently entering the "digital age" with my new Sony DSC-P72 digital camera, I've been searching for a decent photo printer - wanting to get not only a LOW PRICE but also GREAT COLOR PRINTS from my "new toy".I then asked myself, "why do I REALLY want [need?] a color photo printer?"....and then, after I thought about it for a while, my answer surprised me:I want [need!] a decent photo printer for quick and convenient printing of 4x6 or 3x5 shots to either tack up somewhere, put in an album, or to give to friends and family.I DO NOT need one for the 8x10's or 5x&s (I can get them at the drug store if I really need them, as I hardly ever do this anyway).Besides, I have a text printer that works just fine....why blow extra bucks on something I don�t need? The HP PhotoSmart 230 is THE color printer for people like me looking for value and complete portability!!

    The HP PhotoSmart 230 is compact, portable, easy-to-use, and DOES NOT need to be hooked up to a computer in order to use it.I was actuallyprinting my first photo 15 minutes after opening the box!The HP 230 has a convenient LCD screen that allows me to see what I am printing when reading from my Sony Memory Stick.Even though I have a Sony Digital Camera, and a Sony Clie PDA (both use Memory Sticks), I opted NOT to go with the Sony color printer (accepts only memory Stick media and does not have the LCD screen) because hey, who knows...someday, I or one one my friends MAY have the need to print from a Compact Flash card (or someother type of card, like an SD card) in the future -- the HP 230 easily accepts the four major memory cards out there (including Memory Stick media)!

    The prints are clear and the color is decent.Remember - these are 4x6 prints.Some people have complained that this does not print "photo quality" -- my response to them is:"quit your whining, go buy some film and get it developed" (really!).For MY money, this HP 230 is pretty darn near-perfect to 'photo quality' for 'digital camera' shots - if anything, the convenience factor is well worth every penny spent!!!

    Here's something that may interest some people "on the fence" about buying a color photo printer:YOU DON'T NEED A COMPUTER to use this photo printer (although, it is a nice feature to be able to do this).

    I am SO happy I bought this color photo printer - you will be very happy after getting it!

    With mostly everything about this printer being so GREAT, I have only a few "cons":

    1) loading up the computer software (not necessary,really) and printing from a computer is a little bit cumbersome at first, but gets easy soon thereafter --

    2) printing from a media card produces some great looking photos, but they are not as sharp as when printing from the computer (note:this only applies to lower pixel VGA (640KB) shots; BUT, the printer produces AWESOME higher-pixel shots when printing directly from the
    media card!this is great!!

    GET THIS PRINTER - IT'S GREAT!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Junk
    I was excited about the possibilities of such a portable printer, but after trying it out, I'm returning it. No matter what quality the paper, the prints are grainier than whole wheat bread. And when I ran a comparative print on my 2-year-old HP Officejet K60, they came out crystal clear. Even the HP test pages come out looking like sandpaper.

    HP support is equally hopeless. When asked about the issue, their best advise: Unplug it and try again.

    I give up. ... Read more


    13. Epson Stylus Photo 925 Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $249.99
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    Asin: B00006I58J
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 27718
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Epson launched the powerful Epson Stylus Photo 925 ink jet printer, fulfilling the needs of the rising population of digital photo lovers. The new model is compatible with many types of memory cards in the market, enabling standalone printing without connecting to the computer. With the innovative automatic roll paper cutter (auto-cutter) and various improvements in printing technology, Epson Stylus Photo 925 makes photo printing an easy task and is the ultimate choice for all quality-seeking users.Thanks to the standalone function of Photo 925 and its compatibility with different types of memory cards, users can produce high quality photos without connecting to the computer. Photo 925 comes with 3 card slots, enabling direct data reading from Compact flash, Microdrive, SmartMedia and Memory Stick without using any PCMCIA adapter, while SD Card users can print using USB card reader. No matter what type of digital camera you are using, Photo 925 is definitely an optimal choice for digital photo printing. ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 5,760 x 720 optimized dpi
    • 6-color ink system
    • Paper roll with automatic cutter
    • PRINT Image Matching II technology for color accuracy
    • Prints full bleed, edge to edge photographs

    Reviews (34)

    1-0 out of 5 stars No more Epson printers for me!
    As others have pointed out: Good News is that it prints handsomely when it works. All the rest is bad news. Incredibly poor user interface with tiny text on a dim LCD screen and buttons with labels like "1" and "2". Wouldn't matter except you'll spend more time working on the dang thing than printing with it. Inkjets clogged every other day, then finally one clogged up permanently. I wasn't at all sad because it was such an unpleasant printer to work with. Paper jams, paper tray falling off, slow boot-up, consumed ink like a drunken sailor. And What Ink! $50 a pop. Lasted about a year. I never even tried the roll paper option, but you could tell that would be a bear to get working right.

    My previous Epson printer had been OK, but I threw this one into the garbage bin with a particular glee. A very frustrating machine. I'm trying a Canon next time. With NO LCD DISPLAY.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best I've Ever Owned!
    This Epson 925 printer is the best I've ever owned.I've owned HP, Lexmark, and Compaq.This one is just the best.Easy, reliable, can use multiple types of digital camera cards, cheap ink refills and cartridges last a long time.I like it so much, that I bought a second one for my son.Highly recommend!!!Works great with XP Professional!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Guzzles ink, constant clogging, expensive ink
    The heads need constant cleaning, and cleaning uses up a lot of ink. Cleaning often clogs the heads even worse. The cartridges are small and expensive. They have a chip that disables them after a certain amount of use, whether they are really used up or not. You'll spend more time and ink cleaning heads than printing. Print quality is okay if you can get the heads clean, and if you have any ink left by then. Built-in media card reader is nice. ... Read more


    14. Epson Stylus Photo RX600 Inkjet All-in-One
    by Epson
    list price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001CVGZK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 22552
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The ultimate solution for traditional and digital photography, the Epson Stylus Photo RX600 previews, scans, copies and restores slides, transparencies, and photos for vibrant color reprints or enlargements - even without a computer! And, with Epson's superior 6-color Photo Inks and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, it produces true photographic results.This photo all-in-one makes it easy to accomplish virtually any project, including everyday printing and copying. Print directly from a memory card with its built-in card slots, or from PictBridge-enabled digital cameras. And, for added convenience, print a photo proof sheet to view all the images from a memory card. Then select the ones you like, the paper type and size, scan the proof sheet, and it's done.In addition, the easy-to-use control panel with built-in 2.5" color monitor offers many powerful features. View images from a memory card or see scans of slides and negatives as they happen. Then it's easy to crop, resize and more. Or, take advantage of the product's BorderFree print capabilities to create bright, vivid photos ready to frame, place in an album or share with friends and family.Use the front USB port to plug in an external CD-R drive to save images from a memory card directly to a disc or to print from a picture CD. Connect the optional Bluetooth Print Adapter from Epson (sold separately) for convenient wireless printing from a mobile camera phone, PDA or computer. With all this, plus remarkable print speeds and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity, the Epson Stylus Photo RX600 is the ideal solution for great photos and more! ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 interface, PC and Mac compatible
    • Designed for photo applications; prints, copies, and scans in 1 compact unit
    • 5,760 x 1,440 dpi optimized inkjet printing; up to 17 ppm speed
    • 4,800 x 2,400 dpi scanning, 48-bit color depth; restores slides, transparencies, and photos
    • 2.5-inch LCD monitor for easy image previewing and printing

    Reviews (22)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Zero stars, more trouble than it's worth
    The LCD screen just went blank after 4 months of use, making the functions besides basic printing partly inacessible.Epson promised a replacement in 3-5 business days.I am informed by the previous reviews that it will be refurbished, not new.I wasn't told that by anyone at Epson.We'll see how the replacement works.That said, even when it was working, it's not a good choice for general use.When you print, it freezes your program while it slowly sends the information to the printer, and it prints slowly.The draft setting produces a useless shadow, you can't even use it for text, it's too light to read.The ink cartridges are expensive, and have to be changed frequently, every month for the black, in our small office.Get a HP for general use, and use Epson for printing photos you want to keep.Don't bother with the other functions.

    At this point, the replacement printer has arrived, was a pain in the neck to set up, and immediately, the day it arrived, was in need of servicing, "some parts at the end of their useful lives" as the message reads.So not only did they send a refurbished printer, but an old one as well.If I had not already bought over a hundred dollars in ink cartridges, I would send this printer back.More trouble than it's worth.Zero stars.

    Epson technical assistance explained that they "probably" replaced all the used parts already, and just didn't reset the mother board, helped me disable the error message and, without admitting in so many words that in fact they might not have replaced all the used parts, pointed out that we are still under warranty until December.How reassuring.After another 1 1/4 hours on the phone.Is this how you want to spend your workday?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Inkjet All-in-One
    I ordered the Epson Stylus Photo "RX500" Inkjet All-in-One (last year's model) from Amazon. I got a free shipping, and the RX500 prints pictures and text very well. It also does a great job in re-creating pictures from negatives. However, Epson offered three great Rebates, so I sent them to Epson immediately, but Epson CLAIMS THEY NEVER RECEIVED THEM, and Espon discounted the phone number to ask them about the missing Rebates. I e-mailed Epson, but I got NO Reponse.Buy a Epson if you want a good printer, but DON'T expect the rebates if Epson is the one offering them.

    2-0 out of 5 stars WAS Great...but LCD screen went blank after only 3 months
    All the good things folks have said here are true...but so is the fact the the LCD screen is flaky. I purchased my RX600 in December '04 from Amazon. Was pleased with print quality, scanning abilities, and all around package. However, in March '05, a scant three months after purchase, the LCD screeen went blank.

    After doing a Web search, I've found that a number of folks have had this problem. There does not appear to be a fix, except to send the entire printer back to Epson, so that it can be replaced by a refurbished unit. A disappointing end to a great start.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a True All-in-One
    With 6-color Photo Inks and up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi, Epson was well on their way to surpassing HP's dominance in the marketplace. But then they stopped short of a true all-in-one and omitted stand alone fax capabilities.Without this feature how is this any better than just having a printer and a scanner that focus and excel at their given functions?Faxing is such an integral part of a home office that anything less falls short and forces our hand to buy another HP.

    1-0 out of 5 stars BROKEN.
    I've had mine for 2 months.. at the most. It's totally dead, won't turn on, nothing. I've tried all sorts of things to bring it back to life, no luck. Don't buy this printer.

    I've had a little HP Deskjet for 10 years, works perfectly, never had a problem with it. I guess I'll be going back to HP.

    Peice of junk. I would beat this printer with a hammer if I didn't have the warranty. I'm so mad at this printer!!! BROKEN!!! ALL THAT MONEY AND IT'S BROKEN!!!! AHHH!!! I FEEL USED!!! ... Read more


    15. HI-TOUCH HiTi Photo Printer 630PS

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002MID3M
    Catlog: CE
    Sales Rank: 107882
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    Features

    • TFT LCD Wizard Window provides various print modes and image editing and enhancing functions - Print index pages, ID badges, stickers and more -- easily edit the images before printing them out
    • Magic Coating Technology keeps photo prints brilliant with waterproof and UV protection
    • True color 300 dpi x 300 dpi resolution, offering over 16 million colors -- equivalent to a 4800dpi inkjet image
    • Continuous-Tone Printing provides dot-free photo prints with superior color reproduction
    • Multiple image enhancement tools - Zoom in & out of images, rotate and resize them, alter brightness, color and contrast

    16. Sony DPP-SV77 Digital Photo Printer with Fold-up Monitor
    by Sony
    list price: $499.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000632PH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Sony
    Sales Rank: 22672
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • PC and Mac compatible
    • Digital photo printer with flip-up LCD screen
    • View, enlarge, and edit images
    • Touch-sensitive screen operation
    • Prints directly from Memory Stick or PCMCIA type II cards

    Reviews (10)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Printing Machine
    I bought the Sony Digital Photo Printer (DPP-SV77) about a year ago with the intention of using it for all my
    photo printing.It is easy to use, compact, and fits anywhere. It produces a great looking photo. The photos that measure 4 by 6 inches are perfect for printing postcards or borderless prints.

    Negatives: It prints too slow, and it's hard to find the glossy sheets of printing paper/print cartridge packets
    that are much too expensive.I'm wondering if they are becoming obsolete??

    This makes nice quick photos, but for enlargements and other custom work, this will not be the one to use.

    I give this product 4 stars, deducting one star because of the negatives.

    3-0 out of 5 stars worth the money if you don't want to mess with a PC
    We bought the DPP-SV77 because we recently had twins and wanted to make photos available immediately for friends and family. Our printer for our PC just wasn't up to the job. This printer has some legitimate problems but does a credible job if you don't mind some oversaturation on your color prints. The machine tends to put way too much red in photographs especially caucasian skin tones. Where the machine really shines is the black and white mode. Beautiful pictures! Great contrast, and an accurate grey scale. I also really like the ability to make wallet size prints. The manual is pretty exhaustive, to be honest I never read it. We use a sony digital camera with memory stick so compatibility is smooth and effortless. The controls are very intuitive and I found that while the flip up monitor wasn't terribly bright and often misleading (some menus are difficult to read, the colors on the monitor don't reflect your end result) it was still nice not needing to be hooked up to a PC. Overall, it was worth the money for us, it does what we wanted it to do. However, because of the color "problem" and the fact that there is a finite size you can make a print (4 X 6) if I take some really good color pictures that I want to blow up or frame I'll be taking my business to a professional printer.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Glorious prints, implementation a bit clunky
    I bought the DPP-SV77 because I wanted a way to take my digicam media (CompactFlash) directly from the camera and make prints without using a PC. While the DPP can be connected to a computer, the built-in LCD makes this really unnecessary.

    Overall, I really like the printer, and will use it a lot to run out copies from my digicam. High points are of course print quality (which while somewhat oversaturated is definitely pleasing) and ease of use.

    I found the passive-matrix LCD screen less than great; it has a slow refresh time and isn't optimal for evaluating the exposure quality of a photo. For this reason, I consider the built-in image editing tools a waste of time (and expensive paper); better to get the exposure right using your PC's image editing software.

    The printing process also "feels" a bit rickety; the paper goes through four cycles (yellow, magenta, cyan, and an overcoat) and pokes out of the front and back of the printer each time; be careful not to touch it before the print is done. And there are various grinding and clicking noises during the (roughly 2 minute) print cycle that seem at odds with a modern electronic product (inkjets and laser are much quieter).

    Nevertheless, the output looks great. You can print either glossy or textured prints, and the borderless option is indistinguishable from a processed film print you'd get at Wal-mart (except that the DPP output will probably be sharper and have better color).

    I use a four megapixel camera at full resolution with this printer (roughly matching its maximum 2418x1612 resolution). I did note that the 4x6 aspect ratio (1:1.5) was somewhat longer and narrower than the photos I had taken (1:1.33), and the top and bottom of the picture were cut off upon output. Watch for this, as no warning is given on the screen of any mismatch between aspect ratios.

    I also tried output from a 2mp camera, and while the shots were softer they still look very, very good.

    Media (paper and dye-sub ink come bundled) is expensive, about seventeen bucks on average for a 25-pack of 4x6 materials. Interestingly, the paper was much cheaper in Japan (ten clams per pack or so), and I have seen ten-packs on e Bay where the price is as low as seven or eight bucks.

    Overall, this printer is ideal if you don't want to have to be connected to your computer to output prints from your digipics. This frees you to do things like bring the camera and printer to parties for instant-gratification output. If you are okay with a stationary printer dependent on the PC, I would go with one of the cheaper Sonys with the same print engine and no LCD display.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    This printer is definetly worth it!1 It prints amzing pictures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Top quality makes this printer affordable
    I now have three photo printers, including the HP 1315, which prints 8X10s with great fidelity. But all things considered this is the best photo printer I own.

    Why?

    The answer lies in the process. The finest commercial printing establishments use dye sublimation printers. These prints are a smoother and more stable. In short it was worth the higher cost of the printer.

    What about the printing costs? In a sense it is more economical than ink jet printers. One ribbon per paper pack means no doubt that the printer will properly color the picture because there is always enough dye for each print.

    Paper and ribbons are affordable, and the paper comes in several formats, though none is larger than 4X6. ... Read more


    17. HEWLETT-PACKARD Photosmart 7550 Printer Refurbished
    by Hewlett-Packard

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001Y4KQA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    Sales Rank: 111537
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    Product Description

    Get high performance from the HP Photosmart 7550 printer - HP's best photo-quality printer! Preview and edit photos before you print with the color LCD for easy photo previews. Print directly from your digital camera memory card using convenient card slots - without using a PC. Easily save photos to your PC, and print borderless photos using the 4" x 6" photo paper tray. Your printed photos will resist fading twice as long as most traditionally processed photos, up to 65 years with the new and improved premium plus photo paper and 7-ink color printing. ... Read more


    18. "i475D Desktop Photo Printer 4800 x 1200 dpi"
    by CANON
    list price: $139.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C4LOB
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: CANON
    Sales Rank: 23687
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Note: The Canon i475D is no longer being manufactured. You may want to consider purchasing the newer Canon Pixma iP2000 instead.

    Thanks to an outstandingly rich resolution of 4,800 x 1,200 dpi, the Canon i475D is a compact photo printer that truly does justice to your masterpieces, whether they are vacation photos, brochures, or even multicolored spreadsheets. With print speeds of up to 12 pages per minute in color and 18 pages per minute in black, this snazzy little printer handily keeps pace with any home project--even holiday newsletters with matching envelopes.


    This printer can connect directly to select digital cameras.Learn moreabout PictBridge.
    Most convenient of all, the Direct Print Port allows you to connect any compatible digital camera or camcorder. Bypass your computer system and zip out your favorite event photos as instant party favors--a borderless 4-by-6-inch print is ready in just 93 seconds. Canon's microfine two-picoliter ink droplets ensure smooth, grain-free images, while the six separate ink tanks allow you to replace only the specific colors that are running low. Canon includes a one-year warranty with Instant Exchange service.

    What's in the Box
    i475D series desktop photo printer, paper rest, documentation and software kit, i475D series print head, power cord, BCI-24 black ink tank, BCI-24 color ink tank; USB cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution
    • Up to 18 ppm black, 12 ppm color
    • Direct printing from digital-camera memory cards and PictBridge cameras
    • Easy-PhotoPrint and Easy-WebPrint software
    • USB 2.0 interface, direct print port

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Canon printers rock!
    I bought this in a fit of dispair after yet another battle of errors with my hideously expensive Epson printer-copier-scanner.The print quality on the Canon is just as good, and the function is better, as the Epson would take either no pages or 5 pages at once.And for all that the quality is good, Canon's not a ink-drinker, either.

    It's quick;it's quiet;it's compact;the quality is great.If you need a good printer at an Ab-Fab price, this is it.

    I've had a Canon portable for 5 years, and, even with hard foreign travel, it also works perfectly.

    I'm never buying any printer but a Canon! Never.

    5-0 out of 5 stars First Class Quality at Low Price
    Replaced my Epson Photo Printer.Ink cartridge are readily available and dirt cheap.Epson was not as good.Cons:I find it a bit slow.

    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!!!
    I upgraded to this printer, from cannon 4400, was good deal on this printer, only takes 2 brands of ink, color 24 and black, very, very good in pictures, and I dont have to wait to download my pictures anymore, from kodak software that takes forever, and sometimes kodak softweare dosent work right.
    But this has picture bridge to put in pictures straight from your camera, or the way I do it now, is faster, with your memory card, and only takes 3 seconds to download. take out memory card after taking pictures and you only have to touch one button, 3 seconds to download. hurray,, hurray, Excellant printer and photo printer as well. great buy and I got for half price from 3 party seller from Iowa. thanks again if you read this...

    4-0 out of 5 stars great prints but
    its a great printer with all of the above comments but I hate the fact that it crops my pics automatically(and can't be stopped) when I pick borderless. AND when I pick bordered the borders are big and chunky. And all the unneccesary software? God.

    BUT the prints are unbelievable, provided that you use very high quality high gloss photo paper(like what is provided with the printer).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why This Is A Printer You Will Never Regret Purchasing
    I've owned a lot of printers - inexpensive Lexmarks to $1500+ Epsons - and this little printer is my all time favorite. Here's why I think it will be yours...

    1) Price of printer - incredibly low price, that won't make you kick yourself when a better printer comes out.
    2) Price of materials - this is a HUGE advantage in the long run; the ink carts are about half the price of some other printers.
    3) Photo quality output - everyone who sees the print quality is blown away. It's very photographic from any decent digital camera.
    4) Built in multiformat card reader - save a USB cable, it reads everything.
    5) Print without the computer - I've been at the in-laws and made prints in the car (with a power adaptor) of pictures I'd raken five minutes earlier.
    6) Great text printing - it's not just a photo printer, it's a regular old printer type printer, too. Fast, high quality.
    7) Actually good bundled software - the software that many manufactuers include is often a joke, but not so here. Easy Photo Print and Easy Web Print are both useful, well done pieces of software that I use all the time.
    8) Lots of paper choices - Canon has a full line of photo paper.

    I've had friends see photos from this printer, ask me a few questions, and go and buy one right away. It's a tremendous addition to anyone's computer / digital photography toybox. ... Read more


    19. Epson Stylus Photo R300M Inkjet Printer
    by Epson

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000T3CD8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 23761
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Bypass your computer system and print photos directly from your digital camera's memory card, with the Epson R300M. Thanks to a 2.5-inch color preview LCD, you can enlarge, crop, or resize before you even press the print button, and then enjoy your borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in as little as 37 seconds. With clear border definition and color separation and genuinely realistic skin tones, the prints will be suitable for framing, as if they had come from a professional photo lab.

    Printing directly on CDs
    and DVDs is a snap.
    The R300M also does a splendid job on standard text documents, envelopes, labels or transparencies--you can even print on CDs and DVDs in both 8cm and 12cm sizes. When you're in a hurry, churn out draft-quality sheets at 15 pages per minute, or take your time and achieve the ultimate perfection of 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi photos.

    Wireless option: With a separately sold Bluetooth adapter, you can print directly from Bluetooth-equipped devices.
    Six individual ink cartridges keep the cost of consumables low; yields of 630 black pages and 430 color pages (based on 5% coverage) mean you won't have to replace any of them too often. A convenient USB port allows you to connect a Zip drive or PictBridge-equipped camera directly to the front panel.The sleek black and silver finish adds a streamlined modern look to your desktop, and the paper trays fold away when not in use to keep the area tidy. Epson includes a one-year warranty with the Epson exchange program.

    Designed by Epson, an industry leader in photo imaging technology, the Epson Stylus R300M supports Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching technology to automatically print the best possible photos from P.I.M.-enabled digital cameras. With stunning image quality, a large color preview monitor, and many easy-to-use features, printing all your favorite photos is a breeze. And, when you pair the printer's individual ink cartridges with Epson's high-quality, value-priced papers, you've got an affordable home printing solution. Whether you're printing with or without your computer, the Epson Stylus R300M offers total control, with remarkable results every time.

    What's in the Box
    Epson Stylus Photo R300M inkjet printer with preview monitor, 1 black ink cartridge (T048120), 1 cyan ink cartridge (T048220), 1 light cyan ink cartridge (T048520), 1 light magenta ink cartridge (T048620), 1 magenta ink cartridge (T048320), 1 yellow ink cartridge (T048420), CD print tray; CD-ROM contains documentation, printer drivers, CD printing and imaging software (Windows and Macintosh)

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    Features

    • 2 USB ports; supports DirectPrint and PictBridge cameras
    • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
    • Slots for digital-camera memory cards
    • Built-in 2.5-inch preview LCD
    • Accepts inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs

    Reviews (8)

    4-0 out of 5 stars R300M Injet Gives Great Quality Prints!
    I purchased the R300M, installed it and spent an entire day trying to figure out why I could not get it to work. Turns out, mine had a defective memory card reader. When I called Epson support they were outstanding at taking care of the problem. I had my new printer within 2 days.

    The new one works like a charm. I will say that when you turn the printer on and off its slow and initially I thought something was wrong but customer service assured me this is normal.
    I am also glad I anted up the extra bucks so I could view the photo through a view finder at the top of the printer - this feature is worth the $.

    My first few photos did not come out to well. I did a printer head alignment and that took care of the problem. Also be sure to click on the correct type of paper you are using ..ie if you are using glossy or regular you click the box in the properties section when you select paper size etc. otherwise you will not get the best results.

    After playing with it awhile I printed some photographs and they were stunning! Though the initial cost may seem high, its frustrating to get prints from the store that are of poor quality due to lighting, camera angle etc. You will be able to control your results here and enjoy your photos right away when you print them.

    Another nice feature is you can print directly on a CD. My daughter is a singer so we purchased this printer to have that feature available. Though we have not used it yet, I have heard that results are very good.

    With the quality photos I am getting and the great customer service I received this Epson Inkjet gets high marks.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Slow, but excellent printer
    Not much to fault here, unless you have dreaded driver problems of some kind. Used with a Nikon 8800 (8MP) and Pentax Optio S5I (5MP), this printer delivers stunning 4x6 or full page borderless prints. Forget the silly little picturemate. This is the printer to buy!
    HOWEVER, I used a second printer for text stuff because the 300 is pretty slow overall. The LCD monitor is of limited use since most of us will edit pics on a PC anyway. Ink cartidges seem to last a long time and you can replace them one at a time which makes sense.

    Capt RB

    5-0 out of 5 stars Impresive and sleek printer
    This is my first photo/DVD printer and will probably be the only one I will be using for a good while.The photos I've printed out so far, inluding several 8x10 enlargements, are outstanding and undistinguishable from lab prints.In fact, I think they're a lot better since I can edit them and adjust them on the PC.Printing from a PICTBridge-enabled camera isn't too shabby either, but I prefer to edit my photos first.Same thing with printing from memory cards; this is a handy feature, though since I can use the printer as a cardreader.

    Two little gripes - the supplied color LCD screen resolution is rather low and the B&W LCD does not illuminate, which may be a problem, as in my case, since I keep the printer in a dark corner of the desk.If you largely print photos from PC, you may want to buy the R300 instead, which doesn't have the color LCD and is 40 to 50 USD cheaper, depending on where you order it.

    I was actually debating whether to purchase the Epson R300m or the Canon Pixma IP600D or the HP 7960. The photo quality in the stores was almost the same.What tipped the scales in favor of Epson was the ability to print onto inkjet printable DVDs and the relatively cheaper ink cartridges.I guess now I'll never know the real difference but as long as the Epson does what it's supposed to do, and does it extremely well, who cares?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Printing Directly on CD's & DVD's
    I needed a cheap solution for printing directly on DVD and CD media.I found it.This printer coupled with a consumer product like "The Print Shop" produces incredibly professional results.It's been a long time since I used a product that actually did what it was advertised to do.

    I use this printer only for this one function, so I don't know how well it produces photos, etc.I do have a friend who told me that Epson photos print well only on Epson paper.Ditto for HP.Don't know why this is, but...

    2-0 out of 5 stars BAD Drivers
    This printer worked very well using the Windows XP software but when they put out Pac 2 software this printer cas become a dog. Epson has sent me a new driver and it dose not work any better than the old software.The print quality is very good but with the pack 2 software it takesd upto 2 1/2 minutes to start printing which is too long. ... Read more


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