HP has done it again. Long an excellent producer of computers and printers, HP has rolled out their latest innovation: the HP PhotoSmart 375 Printer. This particular model allows users to print directly from their digital camera, camera phone, or Bluetooth device without needing a computer. Please continue reading to find out why this product will be a winner with consumers just like you.
If you made the transition from a 35mm camera to a digital camera, you know one of the differences between the two is the storage and printing of your pictures. With a 35mm camera, you are accustomed to taking your film to a store for development and receiving your pictures back with negatives. With a digital camera you store your pictures on your computer's hard drive [once you copy them from your camera] and then print out your pictures to your inkjet printer.
While the idea of controlling your own photo printing sounds wonderful, many people will tell you that it isn't quite “reality" for them. Sure, you can download your pictures to your hard drive [if you own your own computer in the first place], but going to the next step - printing out your photographs - isn't a given.
First of all, you must own a quality inkjet printer as well as a computer. Next, the paper you purchase must be of an absolute impeccable quality otherwise your pictures would either bleed or fade. Finally, trimming the photos to an exact 4x6 size is not an easy thing for you to do. Oftentimes the edges come out ragged, which is not something you would want to stick into a photo album or share with loved ones.
The solution for consumers like you? Wait for manufacturers to develop separate machines that would not require digital camera owners to use a computer or inkjet printer to print out photographs. The HP PhotoSmart 375 Printer has met this need.
So, what are the chief features of the product? Read on:
Connects directly to cameras, digital media, and Bluetooth devices.
2.5-inch color LCD screen.
Lightweight desktop unit with a small footprint.
4800 dpi x 1200 dpi for color photographs; 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi for black and white photographs.
Mac and Windows compatible.
Good print quality; 4x6 paper output only.
Requires only one printer cartridge.
Pictures print in approximately one minute.
The unit retails for $199, but I have seen it on sale for less than $150, so it pays to shop around. A note of caution: make sure that the sale model isn't refurbished.
All in all, the HP PhotoSmart 375 Printer is a product that will get your attention. Compare this model with earlier HP models as well as with competing products from Epson and Canon. For the price, quality, and engineering, you will quickly agree that the HP PhotoSmart 375 Printer model is the clear winner.
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