The HP Photosmart D6100 is a fairly basic photo inkjet model that eliminates some of the more costly extras to achieve a very affordable price, without sacrificing high-quality output. It can handle standard documents at speeds of up to 32 pages per minute, and photos at around 4.3 pages per minute.
The control panel of the D6100 is very simple, without the color screen and variety of buttons of some photo models, so users will spend a lot of their time with the included software and print drivers. It does not include memory card slots, as these would not function well without a preview screen, but a PictBridge port is included for connecting a digital camera and users can then preview and print using the camera's screen.
The D6100 connects via USB, but does not include wired or wireless networking support. Its dimensions are 6.8x18.2x15.3 inches, and it weighs only 16.2 pounds, so it will be a good choice for home users, college students, and others with limited space available.
Professional reviewers mention its excellent output quality, comparing it very favorably to earlier models. Some mentioned that it improves on the graininess of previous models, and produces solid output on plain paper and photo paper alike, making it a well-rounded device. The six colors of HP D6100 printer ink also offer better color accuracy than many competing models.
The high-capacity HP D6100 ink cartridges offer a lower cost per page than the standard supplies. For the most savings, buyers may want to consider remanufactured Photosmart D6100 ink cartridges, which are both high-capacity and available for around half the price of the OEM HP D6100 ink.
While a small number of potential buyers may miss features like a preview screen and memory card slots, the majority likely wouldn't use them anyway. This makes the D6100 a good compromise for those who want the best output quality, but don't want to pay for unnecessary features. Its inexpensive purchase price and low-cost Photosmart D6100 printer ink make it a compelling choice for budget printing.
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