Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Compact

Cons

  • No PictBridge port or media card slots
  • Manual print head alignment

At A Glance

Prints text quickly. Glossy photos looked attractive, though colors looked slightly undersaturated.

Manufacturer’s Description

The world's fastest photo printer - 6 individual ink cartridges for realistic photos and rich text.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q3470A#ABA
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 829160882840
Manufacturer Part Number Q3470A#ABA
Brand Name HP
Product Name Photosmart 8250 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

The world's fastest photo printer - 6 individual ink cartridges for realistic photos and rich text.

Product Model 8250
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Photosmart
Product Series 8200
Memory
Standard Memory 64 MB
Maximum Memory 64 MB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • HP Photosmart 8250 Photo Printer
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • User's Guide
  • Quick Start Booklet
  • Registration card
  • Software CD
  • HP 02 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (16 ml)
  • HP 02 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta Inkjet Print Cartridges (4.5 ml)
  • Additional Information
  • PictBridge Standard
  • Direct print from PTP-enabled cameras via the front USB port
  • Custom Media Sizes:

  • Tray 1: 3 x 4 to 8.5 x 24 in
  • Tray 2: 3.5 x 5 5 to 4.1 x 6.5 in
  • Memory card compatibility:

  • MMC
  • Microdrive
  • xD-Picture Card
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • CompactFlash Type I and II
  • mini SD (optional adapter required)
  • Memory Stick (including PRO, Duo, MagicGate)
  • Printing Capabilities:

  • Photo Proof-sheets
  • Video Action Printing From supported video types (MPEG-1, AVI, QuickTime)
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 8"
    Width 17.6"
    Depth 19.1"
    Weight (Approximate) 299.2 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Size Letter, Legal, Executive, 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Envelope No. 10, 8.50" x 24", Custom Size
    Standard Input Media Capacity 200 sheets
    Media Handling 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
    Media Type Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Power Description
    Maximum Power Consumption 80 W
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Photo Print Speed 14 Second
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 31
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 32
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 3000 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PCL 3

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Fair
    Print quality: Color photo Good
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 6.6   ppm
    Performance
    Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
    One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 28.26
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 59.92
    Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 76.56
    Line Art Output Quality Fair
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.9
    Color Photo (secs) 26.46
    Color Output Quality Good
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 90.78
    5 x 7 Photo (secs) 76.56
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
    Color Photo, Normal Settings 26.46
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
    Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.8
    Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 108.15
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 60.02
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.8
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair