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HP Photosmart D7560 Printer Review

I’m in love with my new printer! Sorry Dell, but HP has gained a new lifelong customer.

The only reason we really have a printer is because we wanted to be able to print high quality photos of the twins to send to family members, keep for ourselves or to make creative scrapbook layouts.2caa_2

I’ve been using the HP Photosmart D7560 for a couple of weeks now because I wanted to actually test it out more than once before I wrote this review. So far, I absolutely love this little guy. It prints flawlessly and super fast. We have even done comparison tests to see if we could tell the difference between the photos we printed from the HP Photosmart D7560 and the photos we had printed at our local retailer. We couldn’t tell the difference and neither could any of the family members we sent photos to. We did get asked if we switched printers because the quality of the photos are so much better than what we got with our old printer.

The setup was fast and easy. I was printing photos in no time and the photo menu was very easy to navigate. It’s very user friendly compared to other printers I have checked out. HP also has larger ink tanks which is great because you’re not replacing ink all the time. Although, when you do have to replace each of the 5 inks, it might be a little costly but in my opinion it’ll be well worth it. It also doesn’t count the number of pages you print and then tell you the ink is empty/not print when the ink is half full.  The Dell we had would still print the images unlike some Epson and Canon printers but we would receive this annoying pop up screen every time we tried to print something.

One of the coolest features of this printer is the paper trays. The main tray holds approximately 125 sheets of paper. There’s also a second tray for photo printing, which can hold up to 20 sheets of 4×6 or 5×7 paper. Having two trays allows you to switch back and forth between documents and photos without having to swap paper in the tray each time. If you use the printer for photos only, you can load two different-size papers, one in each tray, to have both sizes available at all times to save you some time. Cool huh!

Another cool feature… it prints on discs. Now, I haven’t tried this feature out yet so I can’t tell you how it did. I do plan on checking it out soon because we are working on putting some stuff on a CD for a birthday present, so I will try and remember to update the review to reflect my experiences with that task.

HP Photosmart D7560 Specs: (from hp.com)

Print lab-quality photos and laser-quality documents with our reliable Photosmart D7560, which produces beautiful color using five individual HP Vivera inks. It features a big 3.5″ touchscreen for easy navigation plus photo viewing, editing, and organizing.

Printing made simple

  • Navigate menus and creative options, plus edit and organize your photos on the 3.5″ touchscreen
  • Print exactly what you see onscreen with HP Smart Web Printing3
  • Print without a PC: just insert a compatible memory card
  • Print on CDs and DVDs1: add your own text and photos

Fast, reliable, economical

  • Print everyday documents at speeds up to 33 pages per minute black, 31 color##
  • Print 4 x 6″ snapshots in as little time as 18 seconds2
  • Get instantly dry, smudge-resistant photos when using HP Vivera ink and HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Print lab-quality photos that last for generations4 when using HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Replace the five economical individual ink cartridges only as each runs out
  • Get three times more black & white pages and 2.5 times more color pages when using high-capacity cartridges5
  • Save on supplies with HP Photo Value Packs5
Features
Black print speed
Up to 33 ppm##
Color print speed
Up to 31 ppm##
Black print resolution
Up to 600 x 600 rendered dpi
Color print resolution
Up to 9600 x 2400-optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200-input dpi)
Duplex printing
Manual (driver support provided)
Display
3.5-in LCD (color graphics) touchscreen
Photo
Borderless printing
Yes (up to 8.5 x 14 in)
Direct photo printing
Yes (memory cards, PictBridge cameras)
Memory card support
CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital High Capacity Card, xD-Picture Card
Technology
Real Life technologies
HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Auto Red-eye Removal
Paper
Supported paper sizes
Main tray: Letter, legal, executive, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes; photo tray: 3.5 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in
Duty cycle
N/A
Paper handling
125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet automated photo tray
Automatic paper-type sensor
Yes
Connectivity
Networking
None
Wireless capability
Optional, enabled with purchase of a hardware accessory
Connectivity
1 USB
General
Dimensions
18.03 x 15.08 x 7.20 in
Weight
14.78 lb
Supported operating systems
Windows XP Home (SP1) and Professional (SP1) (32 and 64-bit); Windows Vista(R) Ready; Mac OS X v 10.4; Mac OS X v 10.5; Linux (see http://www.hplip.net)
Compatible cartridges
HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge (~ 250 pages), HP 564 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (~ 130 4 x 6-in pages), HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge (~ 300 pages), HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge (~ 300 pages), HP 564 Yellow Ink Cartridge (~ 300 pages), HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge (~ 800 pages), HP 564XL Photo Black Ink Cartridge (~ 290 4 x 6-in pages), HP 564XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (~ 750 pages), HP 564XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (~ 750 pages), HP 564XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (~ 750 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. 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. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]
ENERGY STAR® qualified
Yes

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