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.
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)
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