• CD/DVD printing
  • Very good print quality


  • Can't accommodate legal-size paper

At A Glance

Strong performance and CD/DVD printing distinguish this model from other low-priced competition.

Manufacturer’s Description

Print 4 x 6-inch photos in as fast as 18 seconds with 5 individual inks Print lab-quality photos that last for generations3 using HP Advanced Photo Paper Print everyday documents at fast speeds up to 33 ppm black and up to 31 ppm color Enjoy beautiful instant-dry, smudge-resistant photos using HP Vivera ink and HP Advanced Photo Paper

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The Specs

Part Number Q8421A#B1H
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 883585800490
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.4   ppm
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 18.89
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 33.19
Color Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 17.06
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 17.04
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 68.46
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 35.07
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 20.5
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 38.26
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.7
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.2
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.4
Line Art Output Quality Good