The HP Photosmart B8550 is a color inkjet printer designed for home or small office users. It stems from the Photosmart Pro series of photo printers that are used by professional photographers and photography enthusiasts, and it offers excellent print quality and fast printing speeds, up to 32 pages per minute for black and 31 pages per minute for color. Photosmart B8550 ink is very affordably-priced with a low cost per page.
Paper capacity is 125 sheets, and there is an additional 20-sheet photo tray as well. This is very convenient, as it means not having to empty the main tray to print photos. The output tray is a bit small, at only 50 sheets, but the average user will probably not find it a problem. There are media card slots for inserting digital camera cards and a PictBridge port for connecting a digital camera directly. The unit has a somewhat larger footprint than most models, but is still fairly compact, measuring 7.13 inches by 22.83 inches by 15.31 inches.
HP B8550 ink cartridges are readily available at most retailers, and they are very affordable. The large capacity of Photosmart B8550 ink cartridges gives a very low cost per page. Users can save even more on printer ink by using the high-yield HP B8550 ink cartridges.
In their review of the HP B8550 inkjet printer, PC Magazine made it an Editor's Choice. They liked its excellent photo quality, its fast speeds and large-format printing capabilities. They found its text quality somewhat disappointing, however.
Overall, the HP Photosmart B8550 offers a lot of great features for the price, and its print quality is impressive. The low cost of printer ink makes it an even better value.
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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