While the HP Photosmart 8253 is clearly designed as a photo inkjet printer, it is also quite capable for printing standard documents and multiple trays makes it easy to switch back and forth. It can print text at up to 32 pages per minute, and 4x6-inch photos in around 14 seconds. It has a fairly low purchase price and affordable HP 8253 printer ink as well, making it a good value.
The 8253 might be a bit larger than expected, with dimensions of 8x17.6x19.1 inches, but it only weighs 18.7 pounds without the Photosmart 8253 printer ink supplies installed. Part of the reason for its extra size is its support for larger media sizes, even printing borderless photos up to 8.5x24 inches in size for excellent panoramas. These longer media types utilize its rear input tray to avoid folding and curling caused by the front paper path.
The main paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets of standard paper, and a separate section designed for 4x6-inch photos can hold up to 20 sheets at a time. This offers the best of both worlds, for solid everyday printing that is quite fast, and high-resolution photos at up to 4800x1200 optimized dpi when using all colors of HP 8253 ink. Photos can even be printed without a PC, using the full-color screen, the memory card slots, and the PictBridge port.
The HP Vivera ink system uses 6 colors of Photosmart 8253 ink cartridges for better color accuracy. The high-capacity versions of HP 8253 ink cartridges can provide up to 600 pages, and remanufactured versions are available for discounted prices.
Buyers who value high-quality inkjet photo output but also want the occasional text document will be pleased with the Photosmart 8253. Its standalone printing capabilities are impressive, and switching between modes is quick and painless.
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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