The HP Photosmart 8250 ink printer, when it was introduced, brought several technological firsts with it. These included a permanent print head and six cartridges with one ink color in each. The result was cost-efficient text and photo printing. The printer is an improvement on the Photosmart 8450 and offers better actual speeds than the HP 8150. At 18.7 lbs, it is not exactly an easy to move machine. Its dimensions are 17.6 x 15.2 x 6.3 in. The input tray can hold up to 100 sheets at a time. The 8250 has a monthly duty cycle of 3000 pages and is well-suited for amateur photographers and home business owners looking for a solid and efficient printing machine which offers 32 ppm for monochrome and 31 ppm for color prints. Those just looking for a personal printer would be more content with a unit featuring Canon CLI-8C ink.
The HP 8250 has a number of useful features such as PictBridge compatibility; memory card support for CompactFlash I/II, SD/MMC, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, and xD-Picture cards; wireless printing from Bluetooth-enabled devices via the HP bt300 Bluetooth wireless printer adapter; and the ability to print large 8.5 x 24 in images. You can view images on the 2.5 in LCD screen and also use it to print frames from video clips. The HP 8250 ink cartridges are the HP Vivera Ink of which six inkjet cartridges are available in the starter pack. The HP 02 Black which has a page yield of 660 pages is accompanied by five color HP 8250 inkjet cartridges: cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta. Some HP printers do not have the convenience of seperate tanks, like HP 75 ink.
The HP Image Zone software is a useful editing tool that enables you to obtain enhanced image printouts. Duplexing is not in-built within the device but a duplexing attachment can be purchased. Connectivity features include wired connectivity to PC and one USB port. The machine is compatible with the following media types- cards, envelopes, photo paper, plain paper, transparencies, and iron-on transfers. The printer works with both Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later and Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP.
The printer drivers let you know the amount of ink that is left in the cartridge; however, there is no indicator to highlight the status of a print job, so you cannot be sure of how many pages are still left in a print job. Overall, the HP Photosmart 8250 inkjet printer is recommended for those recently introduced to photography; home business users and individuals looking for a fast and efficient printing machine. Individual ink tanks mean less refilling costs which is a plus, however Xerox 108R00607 ink. However; HP offers only a 90-day manufacturer's warranty on the product so if a problem crops up after the warranty period has passed, you may well have to make a choice between repairing this printer and going for another one.
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.