Photosmart Plus*

Hewlett Packard Photosmart Plus Inkjet Printer:

Photosmart Plus Inkjet Printer From Hewlett Packard

Functions: Print – Copy – Scan (no fax, no Ethernet)

CI system available for this printer.

Why we like it? Will work with CI system. HP uses a dual cartridge marketing strategy on this printer series (Photosmart 6388, C6350, D5460, D7560, 7000). Can use either a half full of ink 564 cartridge, or the more full 564XL series ink cartridge. Uses 5 individual ink cartridges – the large black cartridge contains pigment base ink, and the 4 other cartridges contain dye based inks (copies of the Canon inkjet printer configuration, cartridges even look the same). XL stands for the price (higher) and amount of ink in the cartridge (full).

HP 564 Cartridges used in this printer.

The 564 and 564XL cartridges are the exact same physical size – HP just puts less ink in the cheaper cartridges.

HP 564 Cartridges:

That is $51.96 for a full set of these “half-full” inks.

HP 564XL Cartridges:

That is $104.08 for a full set of FULL inks.  Wow.

*Please. We seriously doubt those page count numbers. Even HP will not stand behind them:

Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer.

HP Photosmart Plus port configuration inkjet wireless printerHighlights:

  • Black print speed – 30ppm, color print speed 28ppm (again, not buying it)
  • Print resolution black 600 x 600 dpi, color up to 4800 x 1200
  • 2.36 inch LCD (color graphics) touchscreen
  • Borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Scanner resolution – Optical: Up to 1200 dpi, 48-bit color
  • Networking – Standard (WiFi 802.11b/g)
  • Connectivity – 1 USB
  • Memory card support – CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital High Capacity Card, xD-Picture Card
  • 125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet automated photo tray
  • OS supported – Windows XP or higher, Mac OS 10.4 or higher
  • Uses 5 individual ink cartridges – Large black, small photo black, cyan, magenta, yellow – 564 series carts
  • Dimensions – 17.8 x 16.0 x 8.1 in, weight 16 pounds

Detailed pdf specifications can be found here.


Features missing that we would like to have –

  • Duplexing – print to both sides automatically (not an option)
  • No fax capabilities
  • Wireless, but no Ethernet support
  • No CD-DVD printing option

What’s in the box:

  • Photosmart Plus Printer
  • Power cord, and power supply
  • HP 564 black cartridge (approx. 250 pages) – Low capacity
  • HP 564 photo black, cyan, magenta and yellow cartridges (approx. 300 pages each) – Low capacity
  • Software
  • Reference guide
  • USB cable included!

Price Range:

Prices vary widely – however check google products, or Amazon for the most recent prices. Expect to pay $100.00-$200.00 for this “average” printer.

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