Even if the HP Photosmart 8230 inkjet printer doesn't live up to its claim of being the "world's fastest photo printer", it is still quite fast, rated to print a 4x6-inch photo in as little as 14 seconds, and a maximum of 32 pages per minute for standard text. It has the type of features photo enthusiasts and photographers will want, and the cost of HP 8230 printer ink can be controlled with cost-saving alternatives.
If there were any doubt the 8230 is built for photos, users would need look no further than the multiple memory card slots on the front of the device, as well as the PictBridge port for connecting a digital camera directly. A full-color LCD provides a good preview of images before printing, even when it is not connected to a computer. In fact, reviewers mention that using the device without a PC can actually be more intuitive in some cases.
The input paper capacity of 100 sheets should be adequate for most home users, though the device is limited to a maximum monthly duty cycle of 3,000 pages, so users who frequently print high volumes will be left out. Neither its paper capacity nor memory is upgradeable, so buyers should make sure it fits their needs before purchase.
In addition to the standard cyan, magenta, yellow, and black HP 8230 printer ink cartridges, additional colors of light magenta and light cyan are used for more accurate photo output. Replacing so many Photosmart 8230 ink cartridges would be expensive using OEM replacements, but buyers have the option of using remanufactured HP 8230 ink instead, at around half the cost.
Whether or not it is the fastest photo inkjet is irrelevant, as the 8230 provides excellent output quality and impressive speed. Compatible Photosmart 8230 ink helps to keep it affordable, its control panel is easy to use, and multiple connection options make it easy to make standalone prints.
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.