Choosing a photo inkjet printer doesn't mean you have to sacrifice general office features, and the HP Photosmart C8188 is the proof. This all-in-one machine can scan and copy at very high resolutions, with print speeds of up to 34 pages per minute, and it even includes a DVD drive for archiving. With affordable HP C8188 printer ink, users won't be spending a lot on supplies either.
With measurements of 8.5x17.6x15.3, the unit doesn't consume a lot of desk space, despite including a lot of functionality in a single device. Its weight of 25 pounds doesn't include the HP C8188 ink supplies, but it will be easy enough to get out of the box and set it up without requiring help.
One of the more unique aspects of the C8188 is its LightScribe DVD drive. With this, users can store their photos on a data DVD and then flip it over and print a label. Best of all, the LightScribe technology doesn't use any Photosmart C8188 ink, as it relies on heat to create the image. The downside of this drive is that it is probably partly responsible for the unit's somewhat high cost, and may not be worth it for many potential buyers.
Printer ink costs are quite reasonable, despite the use of six separate HP C8188 ink cartridges. While these offer better color detail, replacing so many Photosmart C8188 ink cartridges on a regular basis could really add up, but the availability of low-cost remanufactured supplies will help in this regard.
The HP C8188 includes the photo-centric features you would expect from an inkjet, basic office functionality, and a few extras like the DVD drive that are less-common. Buyers should decide if its extras are worth the extra cost, however, as more affordable machines are available for those who don't need them.
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