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The HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer is designed for families who want a quick and convenient way of previewing, selecting and printing high qu...

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Review of "HP PhotoSmart 325"

published 01/02/2006 | bucanier
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Pro Portable printing on the move without a PC
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"HP Photosmart 325 printer"

When I first got this printer I considered it a bit of a toy, but I have used it too many times now for it to remain that.

I bought this printer to take on holiday as we often meet new people, take photo's and never send or receive them. With this printer you can give your new found friends prints straight away - right from the camera.

I have now actually used it in a number of different situations, the most recent being my mothers 70th birthday where we managed to get most of the family together, a rare occasion indeed. I printed not only my photo's but also those of other relatives. Everyone left with copies of as many photo's as they wanted it was wonderful. (I was the envy of many a male relative).
My wife calls it "the toaster" because of it's shape and size.
Even in its bag with plenty of spare paper and cables it still fitted easily in my flight bag with room to spare for other essentials.

The picture quality was a real delight, good crisp pictures with lovely rich true to life colours. And the printer uses standard colour catridge - not a photo type.

The speed and simplicity of the printer is really great. The menu screen is straight forward to use for anyone.
The ability to take any memory card is a real plus, I use XD cards and it is still unusual to have a dedicated slot rather than some awkward adaptor etc.

The fact that you can print your pics straight from the camera is really good too, although it interfaces with a pc in exactly the same way as conventional printers. The software that came with the printer was also easy to use, with a good selection of bundled software.

The power cable had another good innovation - by a bit of pulling and twisting it converted from a British 3 pin plug to a continental 2 pin, very clever.

The only criticism really is the size of the LCD display, although it is adequate it would benefit from being larger. (newer models do have larger displays I believe).

I bought the printer as a package which included the printer, an HP bag, cables and battery.

All in all I have been delighted with this printer and recommend it to anyone who wants painless 6" X 4" printing on the go.

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  • blueboy57 published 01/02/2006
    Good review……!!!!!!!!
  • rosebud10 published 01/02/2006
    helpful review. just hope your wife doesn't shove a slice of bread in it..... lol. julie
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Product Information : HP PhotoSmart 325

Manufacturer's product description

The HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer is designed for families who want a quick and convenient way of previewing, selecting and printing high quality 10 x 15 cm photos there and then at home, at parties, sports days and other family events. Compact, light and easy-to-use - print and share photos wherever you go.

Product Details

Product Description: HP Photosmart 325 - printer - colour - ink-jet

Printer Type: Compact photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Form Factor: Portable

Weight: 1.2 kg

Localisation: English / Russia, English / United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, English / United States

Max Media Size: 101.6 x 165.1 mm, 100 x 150 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 101.6 mm x 165.1 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm

Print Speed: Up to 0.75 min/page - photo draft - 101.6 x 152.4 mm ¦ Up to 1 min/page - photo normal - 101.6 x 152.4 mm ¦ Up to 1.5 min/page - photo best - 101.6 x 152.4 mm

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 4800 x 1200 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: HP PhotoREt III

Interface: USB

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB

Card Reader: Yes

Language Simulation: PCL 3, HP PML

Media Type: Photo paper, glossy photo paper, matt photo paper

Total Media Capacity: 20 sheets

Printer Features: Borderless printing

Power: AC 120/230 V

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5, Apple MacOS X 10.3

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 22 cm x 11.6 cm x 11.6 cm, 22 cm x 11.5 cm x 11.8 cm

Pricing Type: Remarketed

General

MPN: Q3414C#AR3, Q3414B#ACA, Q3414B#ACW, Q3414B, Q3414B#ACT, Q3414B#ABU, Q3414B#BAY, Q3414AR#ABA, Q3414A#721, Q3414A#ABA

Printer Type: Compact photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Localisation: English / Russia, English / United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, English / United States

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 0.75 min/page - photo draft - 101.6 x 152.4 mm ¦ Up to 1 min/page - photo normal - 101.6 x 152.4 mm ¦ Up to 1.5 min/page - photo best - 101.6 x 152.4 mm

Built-in Devices: Preview screen

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 4800 x 1200 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: HP PhotoREt III

Direct Printing Specifications: PictBridge

Language Simulation: PCL 3, HP PML

Printer Features: Borderless printing

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB

Card Reader

Type: Card reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, xD-Picture Card

Media Handling

Media Type: Photo paper, glossy photo paper, matt photo paper

Max Media Size: 101.6 x 165.1 mm, 100 x 150 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 101.6 mm x 165.1 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm

Media Sizes: 101.6 x 165.1 mm, 101.6 x 152.4 mm

Total Media Capacity: 20 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 20 sheets - 101.6 x 165.1 mm, 1 x autoload - 20 sheets - 100 x 150 mm

Card / Label Sizes: 100 x 150 mm

Media Weight: 280 g/m2, 60 g/m2 - 90 g/m2

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x direct print port

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x ink cartridge ( colour ) - 7 ml

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, EN 60950, EN55022, IEC 61000-4-11, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, NOM, UL 1950, IEC 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 950, CISPR 22

Pricing Type: Remarketed

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V

Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption Operational: 14.4 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 6.2 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, HP Image Zone

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5, Apple MacOS X 10.3

System Requirements Details: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP - Pentium II - RAM 64 MB - HD 600 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1.5 - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 500 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.2 - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 500 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.3 - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 500 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 45 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%, 20 - 80%

Sound Emission (Operating): 55 dBA

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 22 cm

Depth: 11.6 cm, 11.5 cm

Height: 11.6 cm, 11.8 cm

Weight: 1.2 kg

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR: Yes

Battery

Run Time (Up To): 4 hour(s)

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