With a smooth, rounded design, the HP Deskjet 5500 inkjet printer is compact enough for the home, and it offers speeds of up to 17 pages per minute for black and 12 pages per minute for color. Combined with its low price and affordable HP 5500 printer ink supplies, it is a good value for its class.
The 5500 measures 7 inches high, with a footprint of 18x16 inches. Its weight of 11.5 pounds includes the Deskjet 5500 printer ink supplies, making it quite easy to move around. There is no real control panel to speak of, with only three buttons on its front, so users will rely on the software for changing settings and accessing advanced features.
The standard connection options include one parallel and one USB port, but networking can be added as an option. Those who wish to share it might find its 90-sheet input paper capacity to be a bit limiting, however, so it is no surprise it was left out. The optimized print resolution maxes out at 4800x1200 dpi, though this is limited to using premium photo paper and a high-resolution digital image. It can also make borderless 4x6-inch photos, and an automatic paper sensor can sense new media types without user intervention.
The standard configuration of HP 5500 ink cartridges includes one black and one tricolor supply. When printing photos, a separate photo color Deskjet 5500 ink cartridge can be swapped in place of the black, which allows for a wider color gamut. OEM prices for HP 5500 ink can be high, however, so users are advised to consider remanufactured supplies.
As a basic photo inkjet printer, the Deskjet 5500 is a solid choice, but buyers shouldn't expect too much extra. Its barebones control panel and small paper capacity might make more full-featured models in its class more appealing for many buyers.
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