Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Good looking photos on photo paper

Cons

  • Produces weak prints on plain paper
  • Lacks a color LCD and media card slots

At A Glance

This no-frills printer produces wonderful photos, but it's slow and print quality on plain paper is lackluster.

Manufacturer’s Description

Get the color printing you have always wanted and look more professional with the world's fastest desktop business color printer with Laser Quality Speeds up to twice as fast and printing costs up to 30 percent lower than color laser printers.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C8157A#A2L
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 882780070127
Manufacturer Part Number C8157A#A2L
Brand Name HP
Product Name Officejet Pro K550 Printer
Marketing Information

Get the color printing you have always wanted and look more professional with the world's fastest desktop business color printer with Laser Quality Speeds up to twice as fast and printing costs up to 30 percent lower than color laser printers.

Product Model K550
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Officejet Pro
Memory
Standard Memory 32 MB
Maximum Memory 32 MB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • HP Officejet Pro K550 Printer
  • Power cord
  • 2 printheads
  • Setup Poster
  • USB cable (AP only)
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Driver CD plus User's Guide
  • 4 print cartridges (1 each: black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
  • Additional Information
  • Custom Media Sizes: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in
  • Print Speed:

  • Black: Up to 12 ppm Laser Quality Speed*
  • Color: Up to 10 ppm Laser Quality Speed*
  • *Laser Quality Speed is an HP measurement method representing the print speed of typical office documents in default mode.

    Physical Characteristics
    Height 8.4"
    Width 19.5"
    Depth 22.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 342.4 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Size Letter, Legal, Executive, Statement, Envelope No. 10, Monarch Envelope, DL Envelope, 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 4" x 10", 4" x 11", 4" x 12", 8" x 10", Custom Size
    Standard Input Media Capacity 250 sheets
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 150 Sheet
    Media Type Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Brochure Paper, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Speed 300 MHz
    Power Description
    Off-Mode Power Consumption 150 mW
    Operating Power Consumption 52.17 W
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 33
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 37
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 7500 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PCL 3, PCL 3 GUI

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Fair
    Print quality: Color photo Superior
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Superior
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 2.1   ppm
    Performance
    Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
    One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 31.39
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 69.69
    Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 82.31
    Line Art Output Quality Poor
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.6
    Color Photo (secs) 31.02
    Color Output Quality Fair
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 286.21
    5 x 7 Photo (secs) 82.31
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
    Color Photo, Normal Settings 31.02
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Superior
    Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.7
    Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 118.71
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair