Photosmart 335 – Compact, Portable Photo Printer from HP

HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer
is one amongst the well balanced product from HP Photo Printer Series. Here the term “well balanced” refers to optimising various features so as to satisfy a wide range of customers.

This HP Photosmart 335 digital photo printer is light weighted (1.4 Kg) and comes with a carrying box. When used with battery it becomes a perfect portable digital photo printer. The challenge did not end just by designing it portable & compact, but the printer revolutionised the resolution parameter. The core selling aspect of this product is that it has the state of the art technology to give prints with excellent resolution (Up to 4800 x 1200 DPI -Dots per Inch).

Technical Aspects

HP photo quality printer’s pioneers in Thermal ink Jet technology (TIJ) and this product is based on the same. The main advantage of the TIJ technology is that it strikes a balance between cost and quality. The reason behind the success story of HP’s TIJ technology is the difference in Ink firing technique when compared against the conventional TIJ’s used before 2000. The printer adopts a unique technique named as “PhotoREt III” to place ink droplets on the photo paper.

PhotoRet III technique states that increase in DPI is not the deciding factor for image resolution but we could achieve better results by increasing the levels of colour available. Imagine the resolution when we could place 29 coloured ink drops per dot rather than just firing two colour droplets (conventional TIJ printers) per dot. When more number of coloured tiny droplets is closely packed per dot there occurs an excellent blending of colours so as to produce images with finer resolution and clarity.

This unique feature of this HP Compact Photo Printer does not compromise the printer’s vital requirement – Its printing speed. This Compact Photo Printer’s firing frequency is very high and it could give prints at the rate of 60 seconds per print with border. We can still reduce the printing speed by setting the printer in draft mode (45 seconds is the print speed). This setting is advisable only where higher print speed and ink saving is the prime requirement.

This Hewlett Packard Photosmart 335 Printer’s operation is also simple. It comes with a display screen and the images could be transferred through wide range of memory cards, desktop/laptop. It also supports Bluetooth sharing (optional and sold separately). The transferred image could be adjusted for red eye correction or contrast adjustment before the print out. It also enables pictures to be taken from video clips. For details on compatibility of the different interface devices with the digital printer, please refer the specs table below.

HP Photosmart 335 Portable Photo Printer – Technical Specifications, Features

Manufacturer Hewlett Packard (HP)
Model Name HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer
Colour/Finish White
Photo Printer Type Portable
Printing Quality (Black) Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Printing Quality (Colour) Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (optimized dpi on premium
Print Size 4 x 6 in, 4 x 6.5 in, 4 x 8-in photo card, 4 x 12-in panorama
Media Types Photo Paper and Index cards
Print Speed Draft colour Mode:As fast as 45 sec (with border, when printing from PC)
Draft Mode (4*6): As fast as 45 sec (with border, when printing from PC)
Normal mode (4*6): As fast as 60 sec (with border, direct connect)
Print Methods Direct Printing, memory card printing,
camera mobile phone direct printing,
printing from a computer
User Interface Memory card compatibility – CompactFlash Type I and II, Magic Gate,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard,
SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card. Connectivity standard – 1 USB,
1 PictBridge, 4 memory card
Connectivity Optional- HP bt450 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter,
HP bt300 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter
Operating system used Windows 98; Windows 2000; Windows Me;
Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional;
Mac OS X v 10.1.5; Mac OS X v 10.2; Mac OS X v 10.3;
Mac OS X v 10.4
Software HP Image Zone software for Microsoft Windows
and Macintosh with HP Instant Share
Power consumption Voltage Required AC 120/230 V,
Power Consumption Operational 12.2 Watt Power Consumption
Stand by / Sleep 6.8 Watt
Accessories HP 95 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (7 ml),
Setup Poster, registration card,
power module with cord, index card kit, User’s Guide,
CD with HP Image Zone software for Microsoft Windows and
Macintosh, HP Share-to-Web software

End user’s applications

The printer as stated before satisfies a wide range of customers. It could be used for social gatherings, travel and is a boon for professional photographers.

It also avails feature for users who prefers the typical Black and white print format.

1. The HP consumables such as HP 95 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge is loaded only after successful passing of light fading and various other permanence tests.

2. HP Premium Plus High-gloss Photo Paper is researched for its durability. It is also tested for its extent of endurance during jamming and misfeeds.

Therefore, it is always recommended to use genuine HP supplies so as to get the complete benefit of all the afore said features.