Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Prints high-quality text and graphics

Cons

  • Grainy glossy photo prints

At A Glance

Printed very sharp text and attractive graphics on plain paper, but glossy photos looked grainy and lacked detail.

Manufacturer’s Description

Versatile, professional-quality printer for true-to-life photos up to 4800-optimized dpi, plus laser-quality black text. Enjoy fast document printing speeds up to 22 ppm black, up to 21 ppm color, plus 4x6 photos in as fast as 27 seconds. Print documents in laser-quality black that retains clarity for decades and longest-lasting color photos with the look and feel of traditional photos using HP photo ink cartridge. Print custom-size photos 4x6 to 8.5x11 to 8.5x24 panorama size directly from PictBridge enabled cameras - no computer needed.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C9045AB1H
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 665188563008

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.1   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 43.88
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 67.94
Color Output Quality Very Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 127.05
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Fair
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Very Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 116.58
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Color Photo (secs) 30.65
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 31.84
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.4
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 67.8
Color Photo, Normal Settings 30.65
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 43.88
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.6
Line Art Output Quality Very Good