HP is well known worldwide for manufacturing quality printers. HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer is another product from HP which easily fits into common man’s budget. Shooting and printing legible digital photography can be enjoyed with the help of this printer. PhotoSmart 7850 offers excellent text, good graphics and pretty decent colour photo prints. PC free printing is possible as PhotoSmart 7850 has slots to support all major memory cards. PictBridge port paves way for direct printing from digital camera. This photo printer comes with a comparatively high printing speed. The absence of LCD screen might result in inconvenience for the users. This PhotoSmart printer comes with 4 colour 2 ink cartridge system. These two ink cartridge system includes HP 94 Black Vivera printer cartridge and HP 95 Vivera Tricolour printer cartridge. For six colours HP 94 Black Vivera printer cartridge can be replaced with HP 99 Vivera photo inkjet or HP 100 Gray photo inkjet. During the long run, the cartridges might cost more and might become less efficient as couple of cartridges is involved in this printer. This photo printer is worthy and more suitable for students and casual home users.

Features:

For 6-ink colour true-to-life photo quality we can go for this easy-to-use HP PhotoSmart 7850 Colour Inkjet Printer. These photos would have the capability to resist fading for generations. We can view or print photos from our PC or without a PC from memory cards. This print has the ability to turn any room into a creative centre of photo world. HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer has a USB and a PictBridge port for direct photo printing. It includes a removable 4×6 photo tray along with the box. Organising, editing and fixing photos will become very simple and fast with the help of HP Image Zone software. It is compatible with PC and Mac environments. In order to deliver the highest quality photos with or without use of PC, this versatile photo printer contains a memory card reader, USB port and PictBridge. It comes with 32MB memory.

HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer

HP 7850 photo printer can produce professional quality digital photos and documents with the thermal inkjet technology within fraction of seconds. In no way it is lesser than any other printer of its class when it comes to the printer resolution as it supports up to 1200 x 1200 dpi when printing from a computer, up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi in color when printing from a computer with 1200 input dpi. To add to the beauty of this photo printer an optional Bluetooth adapter is available through which we can connect the mobile phone for printing pictures. With a combination of photo inkjet and tri-colour print cartridges outstanding images could be created. The box includes HP PhotoSmart 7850 Printer, HP 95 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (7 ml), HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (13 ml), HP Image Zone Photo & Imaging software on CD-ROM, Quick start booklet, user’s guide, power supply and a power cord. With the help of HP Instant Share, we can share the photos with our friends through emails. With or without border printing of standard and customized photos is possible up to 8.5×2.4”.

Performance:

PhotoSmart 7850 Inkjet Photo Printer can print the documents easily up to 22 pages per minute with crisp black text. If we add a little colour to the document then the page count may reduce to 21 per minute. This printer has a comparatively good performance and speed. The HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer can print out 4?x6? photos in just 27 seconds which saves around 10 seconds when compared with any other photo printer in this category. It has print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi for black and white printing and 4800 x 1200 dpi for colour printing.

Warranty:

This HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer carries one year limited hardware warranty and includes all possible support features from HP.

Verdict:

For rich look photos and realistic colours with no virtual grains, HP PhotoSmart 7850 printer would be the best choice. Its admirable print speed of 22ppm is an eye catching feature. This printer is worth for the price.

HP PhotoSmart 7850 Printer – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer HP
Model Name HP PhotoSmart 7850 Photo Printer
Printer Type Colour Inkjet printer
Dimensions (H x W x D) 158x465x230mm
Weight 4.2kg
Black print speed Up to 20 ppm
Colour print speed Up to 20 ppm
Black print resolution Up to 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi
Colour print resolution Up to 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi
Supported Flash Memory Cards Compact Flash Card type I, Compact Flash Card type II,
Memory Stick, Micro drive, Multimedia Card, SD Memory Card,
xD-Picture Card
Print technology implemented HP Thermal inkjet
Printer memory 32 MB
Media handling • Media Type – Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper,
iron-on transfers, photo paper, banners and cards.
• Max Media Size (Custom) – 216 mm x 610 mm
• Media Sizes – ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm),
Legal (216 x 356 mm), Executive (184 x 267 mm),
A4 (210 x 297 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm)
• Envelope Sizes – US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm),
US A2 (111 x 146 mm)
• Card / Label Sizes – US 4 x 6 Card (10 x 15 cm),
US 5 x 8 Card (127.0 x 203.2 mm), Hagaki Card (100 x 148 mm),
US 3 x 5 Card (76 x 127 mm)
• Total Media Capacity – 100 sheets, 120 sheets
• Media Feeder(s) – 1 x auto load – 100 sheets – Legal (216 x 356 mm)
and 1 x auto load – 20 sheets – 100 x 150 mm
Duty cycle 3000 pages
Monthly duty cycle Up to 3,000 pages per month
Connections 1 x USB – 4 PIN USB Type B
1 x direct print port
Languages and Fonts HP PCL3 GUI, PML
System Requirements Details Windows 98/2000/ME/XP – Pentium II – RAM 64 MB – HD 600 MB
MacOS X 10.2 or later – PowerPC G3 – RAM 128 MB – HD 500 MB
Consumables included HP PhotoSmart 7850 Printer
HP 95 Tri-colour Inkjet Print Cartridge (7 ml)
HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (13 ml)
HP Image Zone Photo & Imaging software on CD-ROM
Quick Start Booklet
User’s Guide
Power supply
Power cord
Warranty 1 year