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HP Photosmart 325 printer

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01.02.2006

Advantages:
Portable printing on the move without a PC

Disadvantages:
Limited to one size of prints

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture quality

Printing speed

Colour sensitivity

Ease of use

Value For Money

ReliabilityExcellent

DesignGood

Range of extra features / functionsGood

Instruction manualSatisfactory

Manufacturer SupportGood

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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 01.02.2006 23:55

Good review……!!!!!!!!

rosebud10 01.02.2006 23:35

helpful review. just hope your wife doesn't shove a slice of bread in it..... lol. julie

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Manufacturer's product description

The HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer is designed for families who want a quick and convenient way of preview...

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

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This review of HP PhotoSmart 325 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (36%):

  1. jesi
  2. bella44
  3. mab

and 2 other members

"helpful" by (64%):

  1. Bollinger28
  2. SueMagee
  3. sandemp

and 6 other members

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