Print photos direct with HP
1 April 2005 | 0
The Photosmart 7550 is HP’s first photo-direct inkjet printer using up to seven inks to provide superior quality to digital photography enthusiasts.
The printer simultaneously uses three print cartridges: The HP No. 56 for pigmented black ink; the HP No. 57 for traditional colour inks (cyan, magenta, yellow); and the HP No. 58 for photo inks (light cyan, light magenta, dye-based black).
The Photosmart 7550 also uses HP Photoret IV precision technology and is also capable of printing up to 4800 x 1200 optimised dpi on premium photo papers, when printing from the computer, using a rendering resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi.
The new printer can print borderless 10 x 15 cm photos in approximately two minutes in best mode. When printing normal documents on plain paper, the HP Photosmart 7550 can reach speeds of up to 17 pages per minute in black and 13 ppm in colour.
For added convenience, the HP Photosmart 7550 can print directly from most digital cameras, eliminating the need for a PC. Users simply insert their camera’s memory card into the appropriate slot in the printer and use the printer’s control panel to produce their photos.
Its four slots can read Compact Flash type I and II, IBM MicroDrive, Smart Media, Secure Digital, Multi Media and Sony Memory Stick. HP’s recent cameras can also be connected to the front USB interface.
The HP Photosmart 7550 includes a colour LCD that allows the user to preview the images stored on the card, and to apply effects such as zoom and crop, rotate, turn the image to black and white, etc. It also includes a button that automatically uploads the images to the computer.
The HP Photosmart 7550 is available at a recommended retail price of €399.
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