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The HP Photosmart B8550 is a 2008 high end Photo printer that can print up to a tabloid size (13x19") and retails at $300.

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Pros

large format - capable of printing on media up to 13" x 19"

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can print borderlessly

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Vista compatible

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affordable - printer and supplies

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quality build

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attractive aesthetic

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ability to print without the use of a PC - utilizes LCD display to select media directly off camera, USB key or memory card

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excellent print quality

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Cons

small default ink cartridges

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below average software and drivers

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no network connectivity - printing to from a network requires an online / networked PC host

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uses dye-based ink - printed pictures do not last as long as those produced through other methods

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large physical size, takes up a lot of desk space

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The HP Photosmart B8550 is a 2008 high end Photo printer that can print up to a tabloid size (13x19") and retails at $300. This piece has been highly praised by critics and has received the PC Magazine editors choice. Unlike higher end printers that are designed to print on a range of fine art papers, it's essentially limited to using HP's Advanced photo paper. Within those limits, however, it prints gorgeous output at large size. It also has some consumer oriented features that can't be found in the B9180 and the B8850 models: the ability to print directly from a USB key, memory card, or PictBridge camera, plus an LCD to let you preview photos before printing. Professionals don't need this because printing directly from a computer gives them more control 

Features
  • Print speed black (draft, letter): Up to 32 ppm
  • Print speed color (draft, letter): Up to 31 ppm
  • Print Speed Color Photo 4x6 (draft): As fast as 18 sec
  • Print resolution, black: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Print resolution, color: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Display: 2.4-in LCD (color graphics)
  • Memory, standard: 128 MB
  • Standard paper handling: 125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray
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