• Inexpensive
  • Compact


  • 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

Part Number Q3470A#ABA
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number Q3470A#ABA
UPC Code 829160882840
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
Product Line Photosmart
Product Series 8200
Standard Memory 64 MB
Maximum Memory 64 MB
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
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Type Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Media Handling 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
    Standard Input Media Capacity 200 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
    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
    Power Description
    Maximum Power Consumption 80 W
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 32
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 31
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Print Color Color
    Maximum Photo Print Speed 14 Second
    Duty Cycle 3000 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PCL 3


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