The HP PhotoSmart 7830 is designed for sharp photo quality, and it delivers, but it can also produce sharp text that is very impressive as well. Print speeds are up to 23 pages per minute for black and up to 21 pages per minute for color, with photos printing at around 2.2 pages per minute.
The unit's compact frame makes it a good fit for home users with little space to spare. It measures 6.22x18.3x19.06 inches and weighs only 9.26 pounds when the HP 7830 printer ink cartridges are not installed. The input paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets, which is quite good for such a compact design, though the output tray can only hold up to 50 sheets.
Memory card slots on the front of the machine allow for direct printing, and the unit supports both JPEG and TIFF formats to be read and printed from the cards. This feature is somewhat limited by the lack of a color screen for previewing, however, with only a small text display for browsing, so some users may find it a bit unwieldy. The card readers can also pass photos on to the computer, however, where the software can take over.
The basic PhotoSmart 7830 ink configuration includes one black and one tricolor supply. Users have the option of high-capacity versions of PhotoSmart 7830 ink cartridges for a little bit more. For optimal photo quality, users can add optional HP 7830 printer ink colors of "photo color" and "gray photo", but this adds to the expense. Choosing remanufactured HP 7830 ink can reduce the cost by around half, and is a great alternative.
The HP 7830 is an excellent photo inkjet that provides sharp quality and great image quality. Its limited control panel means users will have to rely on the software for most operations, but this is a small drawback given its great features and affordable price.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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