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HP Photosmart 8450 Printer

HP Photosmart 8450 Printer By Hewlett-Packard Has More Printing Options

Hewlett-Packard, a company that manufactures a wide selection of technology devices, has several models of printers in the market. There are big or bulky ones, there are compact models. But whatever the model is, the HP brand is reliable – like its HP Photosmart 8450 printer. With a price of $ 299, the HP Photosmart 8450 printer is a wise investment – considering the features it offers.

Hewlett-Packard has designed its HP Photosmart 8450 printer for every photography aficionado who aims to produce high quality digital photo prints. This photo printer having the HP brand name is easily marketed – the trademark being a trusted and reliable one. The different features make it a choice – especially its additional capabilities.

Resolution and speed

One exceptional feature of this printer is its eight color ink. It produces a long lasting print out with a resolution of 4800 optimized dots per inch (dpi). This results to a very accurate color consistency and very precise image details. Even the black and white prints are remarkable. When printing from a computer, the black resolution is up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi and the color resolution is 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi.

Black and white printing speed of the HP Photosmart 8450 is up to 20 pages per minute (ppm). On the other hand, color printing speed is also 20 pages per minute. A 4 x 6 color photo will take 27 seconds to complete the printing. It is able to print panoramas and borderless photos with the size of 8.5 x 11 inches.

Ink and cartridges

The Photosmart 8450 utilizes three different cartridges which features the HP Vivera ink, the HP 97 or HP 95 Tri-color and the HP 99  and HP 100 gray photo inkjet. When printing is just ordinary text printing, the HP 100 can be replaced with HP 94 or HP 96 black ink-jet. Built-in is a space for placing the extra cartridge. Every cartridge comes with printhead so every time the cartridge is changed, the printhead is likewise changed,


At the rear is USB 2.0 port and at the front is USB 1.1 PicBridge port. It can be connected via Bluetooth wireless printer adapter for a wireless connection to cellphone cameras and other Bluetooth enabled devices. It is equipped with 4 memory card slots or micro drives. It is Ethernet enabled  for networking capability.

Paper Tray

Another outstanding feature of the HP Photosmart 8450 printer is the special paper tray. This holds a maximum of 20 sheets of 4 x 6 inch photo paper. There is no need to remove the tray of 8 ½ by 11 inch paper to give way to photo printing. A simple push on the photo tray will allow the printing of photos instead of regular sized documents.

Although the HP Photosmart 8450 printer is considered bulky (compared with the compact printers), it is still desired due to the other features and options which could not be found in other printer model. Hewlett Packard has more models to choose from, depending upon the printing need and the budget.