The HP Photosmart 8050 ink printer has positives and negatives when it comes to offered features. It is slow but delivers good quality prints. It is a feature-rich machine and those features, such as duplexing and wireless connectivity that are not standard, can be availed optionally. The machine measures 18.3x13.3x6.2 inches and weighs 9.3 pounds. It is a PC and Mac compatible device, connects via USB and supports PictBridge technology. The memory card slots accept Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick Duo and Mini SD. Basically, one gets all the features expected from a photo printer and more when choosing this product.
The HP 8050 inkjet unit offers speeds of 30 ppm and 24 ppm for black and color prints. Maximum printer ink resolutions are up to 1200x1200 dpi for black and up to 4800x1200 dpi for color. However, maximum resolution results can be obtained only when printed from a PC and not directly from the camera or memory card. The HP 8050 inkjet device has a monthly duty cycle of up to 3000 pages, and it uses HP 8050 ink cartridges. The user can replace the black printer ink with a photo HP 8050 ink cartridges for 6-color prints that yield sharper photos.
The Photosmart 8050 comes with two input trays and a maximum input capability of 100 sheets. The buyer can feed the machine plain paper, photo paper, envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards and iron-on transfers. A 1.8 inch LCD screen lets the user touch up photos and preview before printing. However; a larger screen size would suffice more.
For a $150 machine, the HP Photosmart 8050 inkjet printer offers a plethora of features, photo editing and sharing software, and very good quality photographs. It can serve as a useful business tool for home office use. Wired connectivity would have enabled the device to add a lot more value for its users.
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.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.