• Inexpensive
  • Natural-looking color palette


  • Slow
  • Spartan controls

At A Glance

This printer is simple to use but very slow. The prints are worth the wait, though.

Manufacturer’s Description

Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer prints directly from a camera memory card. Just insert a camera memory card, view your shots on the 2.4 display, and press a button to print. Photo is out in 39 seconds immediately ready for viewing. No need to trim edges or cut off borders. You can even print to Bluetooth-enabled devices . Delivers 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi on advanced photo paper. Photo printer allows you to browse and select photos while you print. Automatically removes red eye, sharpen photos, and improves color using the red-eye removal button. Photo printer offers borderless printing up to 4 x 12, direct photo printing with memory cards, PictBridge cameras, and a 20-sheet input tray. Connectivity includes on one USB, one Pictbridge and four memory card.

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The Specs

Part Number Q8531A#B1H
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 883585085330
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 83.57
Landscape (secs) 87.01
Skin Tones/Portrait (secs) 86.07
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality Very Good
Tested Glossy Grayscale Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Sports action shot (seconds) 87.59

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