Top Best 34 Photo Printers: Photo Quality Printer Options in December 2021

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Epson
Epson - WorkForce Pro WF-7310 Wireless Wide-format Printer
Description

Enhance office productivity with the high-powered WorkForce Pro WF-7310. A high-performance, wide-format printing solution, the WorkForce Pro WF-7310 delivers print-shop-quality graphics up to 13" x 19" and borderless up to 11" x 17". Offering fast print speeds, this efficient printer streamlines workflow at an astounding up to 25 black/12 color ISO ppm*. Designed with durability and reliability in mind, the WorkForce Pro WF-7310 features PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology and DURABrite Ultra instant-dry pigment inks to quickly and consistently deliver crisp, vibrant prints with sharp text and vivid colors. The perfect choice for fast, efficient printing, the WorkForce Pro WF-7310 easily tackles high-volume print jobs with two 250-sheet trays, a rear feed and Wi-Fi 5 compatibility. Plus, with the Epson Smart Panel App, you can conveniently manage printer workflow from your smart device.

7 Features
  • High-performance wide-format printing: Accomplish more with fast wide-format printing up to 13" x 19"
  • High-speed printing: PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology streamlines workflow with up to 25 black/12 color ISO ppm* and fast first-page-out
  • Designed for productivity: Engineered for durability, reliability and heavy workloads
  • 500-sheet paper capacity: Easily tackle high-volume print tasks with two 250-sheet trays and a rear feed for efficient, convenient printing
  • Convenient navigation and control: Features a 2.4" color display, plus Epson Smart Panel App for easy setup and control from smart devices
  • Complete wireless solution: Stay connected with Wi-Fi 5 compatibility, plus network-free Wi-Fi Direct
  • Zero warmup time: And low energy consumption with PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Great Versatile Printer!

    Great Versatile Printer! Purchased it for use at work, needing a flexible, large-format printer. It has met and exceeded my expectations. Easy and simple setup with great print quality

    Oct 27, 2021 14:15
  • 10score
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    Canon - imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Wireless Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Take complete creative control of your images with the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 professional photo and fine art printer.Produce gallery quality color and black-and-white prints with detailed gradations, a wide color gamut, and deeper blacks on fineart paper thanks to the new Matte Black ink. With a 9-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system, this 13” wide photo printer isdesigned to meet the demands of every photographer, from advanced amateurs to professionals. The imagePROGRAF PRO-300offers professional image quality, productivity, and outstanding workflow with a smaller footprint, allowing you to consistentlydeliver the results your images deserve.

    9 Features
  • Ease of use: Ultimate productivity with Nozzle Recovery System and Skew Correction.
  • Connected for the way you work: Easily connect wirelessly1 or via Ethernet or USB. It is simple to integrate the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 into your workflow so you can setup your studio or office without having to re-arrange your space.
  • Professional Gallery Quality Prints: Produce gallery-quality prints with the LUCIA PRO Ink system— featuring three dedicated monochrome inks to ensure black and white images and gradations are beautifully reproduced.
  • Compatible with a wide range of media: Print up to 13”x19” or a custom size up to 13” x 39”.
  • Lucia Pro Ink Sysytem: Produces enhanced gloss uniformity, and scratch resistance.
  • 3.0” COLOR LCD MONITOR: Easily check ink levels, printer status, and other settings
  • 9 Color + Chroma Optimizer: Pigment-based ink system produces gallery-quality prints.
  • New Matte Black Ink: Offers enhanced black density and wider dark area reproduction range
  • No Switching of Black Inks: Matte & Photo Black ink tanks have their own dedicated nozzles.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Djrob14, 10 out of 10
    Great new printer from Canon

    I have been using the Canon Pro 100 and was happy to see the Pro 300 announced. Because of the continued success I’ve had with the Pro 100...I had purchased the Pro 1000. But It’s a specialty printer for the large 17x22 poster prints and the ink is very expensive. So I even bought another Pro 100 because the prints are that good. So now when the Pro-300 was announced I knew I had to have it. I pre-ordered it and waited a little over a month. It arrived yesterday and I was so happy. I set it up and did my first print...and Yes it continued the quality I’m used to. If there was one thing I noticed that would be a negative is the 8x10 prints slower...on the pro-100 an 8x10 takes 60 seconds but on the pro-300 it takes 4 minutes but given it’s a more quality print that can be understandable. Plus the Pro-300 uses pigment Ink instead of dye inks used in the pro-100.

    Aug 28, 2020 09:59
  • Review by TBNikon, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Printer

    This is an amazing printer, 10 inks 4800 dpi, museum quality output. The best part is you do not need to print everyday to own this printer. I have left it over a week and the heads did not clog like my Epson P400. Yes it is expensive but this printer allows you to refill the cartridges. There are high quality,3rd party inks very well balanced for this printer at a fraction of the OEM ink. The output quality is amazing. I shoot Seascapes and Sunrises and self publish my prints and notecards. I spend a lot of time editing my images and this printer accurately reproduces them on gloss, luster and Fine Art Mat papers beautify. If you are serious about photo printing but don't print every day, get this printer.

    Aug 03, 2021 16:09
  • Review by Hequito, 10 out of 10
    Entry Level Professional Photo Printer

    I have had this Canon Pro-300 photo printer for almost a month. The quality of the photos is outstanding and very professional. Of course, one must use premium photo paper to reap the benefits of this printer. I use Canon Pro Platinum Photo Paper. This printer is a little pricy and has more features than the average photographer may need, however it’s a great investment to grow into. Note, I had a Canon ip8720 for over 5-years, before stepping up to this Pro-300. Two years earlier I also upgraded to a Canon EOS 5DS-R Camera. I am truly impressed with this photo printer and the design and manufacturing Canon invested.

    Aug 20, 2021 18:39
  • Review by kalalau, 10 out of 10
    Canon Pro-300 Printer: worth the investment

    Exceeds expectations, and coming from an Epson R-2400, it had a rather high bar to surpass. Prints are coming true to the edited screen image, w/o tweaking vibrance or brightness. Best results are coming from Canon Pro Platinum paper, often on the first try. Saves a lot of ink on repeat printing.

    Jul 30, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Lucy, 10 out of 10
    Great Printer

    Easy set up and quickly prints high quality photos.

    Jan 28, 2021 06:25
  • Review by Lego, 10 out of 10
    Great Upgrade

    Replaced my old i9900, with fantastic features. Easy setup, great print quality, and excited to try the panoramic prints, as well as doing own canvas prints.

    Feb 04, 2021 14:21
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    Epson
    Epson - EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-format Supertank Printer
    Description

    The EcoTank Photo ET-8550 wireless all-in-one prints lab-quality, wide-format color photos, graphics and everyday documents — all at an incredible value. Epson’s cartridge-free, 6-color Claria ET Premium Ink system delivers vibrant colors and sharp text for all your creative projects. With low-cost replacement ink bottles, print 4" x 6" photos for about 4 cents each compared to 40 cents with cartridges. Print everything from borderless 13" x 19" photos to customized CDs/DVDs. You can even print on cardstock and other media up to 1.3 mm thick. For added convenience, each set of bottles lets you print for up to 2 years. Plus, save up to 80 percent with replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges — that’s about $2,000 on each set. The EcoTank Photo lets you do it all with affordable in-house printing.

    10 Features
  • Cartridge-free printing for lab-quality photos, graphics and creative projects: Get vibrant colors and sharp text with Epson's high-accuracy printhead and Claria ET Premium 6-color inks; print a 4 x 6" photo in as fast as 15 seconds
  • Extraordinary media support, including borderless photos up to 13" x 19": Accommodates cardstock, CD/DVDs and other specialty media up to 1.3 mm thick; auto 2-sided printing
  • Amazing value: Save a ridiculous amount on photos and creative projects with affordable in-house photo printing; print 4" x 6" photos for about 4 cents each vs. 40 cents with traditional ink cartridges
  • Save up to 80% with low-cost replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges: That's about $2000 on each set, enough ink to print up to 6,200 pages color
  • Print up to 2 years: With each included and replacement ink bottle set
  • Zero-cartridge waste: With high-yield ink bottles; each replacement ink bottle set is equivalent to about 100 individual ink cartridges
  • Print, scan and more from your mobile device with Epson Smart Panel app: Set up, monitor and operate your printer directly from your mobile device; supports iOS and Android
  • Intuitive touch display and wireless connectivity: 4.3" color display, voice-activated printing and more for fast, easy performance
  • Exclusive EcoFit ink bottle design: Uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
  • Product protection you can count on: 2-year limited warranty with registration
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rich, 10 out of 10
    It's expensive, but worth it in long run

    Reviewing Prints: Please note when looking at pictures of monkey and elephant the larger print job is the Epson ET-8550. The smaller is my previous HP printer. Not the lack of details and how off colors are on the HP vs the Epson ET-8550

    A very good photo lab quality printer. Go and get yourself some premium 13x19 matte paper and you'll have a printer that is really good at filling out a wall with your photos for a fraction of lab prints.

    I was worried about its ability to reproduce colors with only having one gray but it works really well. I put the print out against my color calibrated monitor and what was on screen was pretty close.

    What I noticed immediately over my old HP photo printer was that the grays looked gray and not blueish and my daughters red dress wasn't faded looking once printed but the same red pop in the photo.

    All in all I would say buy this if you are into printing photos. I'm getting prints that would have cost me $20-32 bucks out for $1.20-1.30ish at 13x19 and most of that was the expensive paper I bought that was $1.10ish a sheet.

    If you buy this printer make sure you download the drive from Epson. You don't need the extra tools unless you really want them but you want the full driver. The windows installed version is a light version and will be missing a ton of advanced features like the ability to print up to 13x19 and setting high quality print.

    Oct 14, 2021 19:18
  • Review by MichaelGain, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Printer at a Fantastic Value

    I have had this printer for a little over a month now. I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of the printer itself, as well as the prints that it produces. I wanted a printer that would allow me to print the thousands of pictures that I have amassed over the years and have never taken the time to have them printed. This printer allows me to decide which pictures I want to print and what size, up to a mind blowing 13" x 19".

    Sep 13, 2021 19:20
  • Review by Krista, 8 out of 10
    buyer beware!!!

    if I could I would give this a 3.5. I've had this printer now for a month and have only printed one thing with it and that's the test page. It took an epson tech two weeks to get my brand new laptop to even finish downloading the driver to use it. The download would go so far and stop! It is supposed to be able to print up to a 13x19 print, but the software for it only shows up to a standard size 8.5x11. I paid almost $900 for this printer so I could do large prints and it is just sitting here collecting dust! I'm sure it does make beautiful prints, but i can't get it to work. I've been told by a few others that they are having the same problems so I know its just not me.

    Sep 11, 2021 14:39
  • 9.4score
    Epson - EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-format Supertank Printer
    Description

    The EcoTank Photo ET-8550 wireless all-in-one prints lab-quality, wide-format color photos, graphics and everyday documents — all at an incredible value. Epson’s cartridge-free, 6-color Claria ET Premium Ink system delivers vibrant colors and sharp text for all your creative projects. With low-cost replacement ink bottles, print 4" x 6" photos for about 4 cents each compared to 40 cents with cartridges. Print everything from borderless 13" x 19" photos to customized CDs/DVDs. You can even print on cardstock and other media up to 1.3 mm thick. For added convenience, each set of bottles lets you print for up to 2 years. Plus, save up to 80 percent with replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges — that’s about $2,000 on each set. The EcoTank Photo lets you do it all with affordable in-house printing.

    10 Features
  • Cartridge-free printing for lab-quality photos, graphics and creative projects: Get vibrant colors and sharp text with Epson's high-accuracy printhead and Claria ET Premium 6-color inks; print a 4 x 6" photo in as fast as 15 seconds
  • Extraordinary media support, including borderless photos up to 13" x 19": Accommodates cardstock, CD/DVDs and other specialty media up to 1.3 mm thick; auto 2-sided printing
  • Amazing value: Save a ridiculous amount on photos and creative projects with affordable in-house photo printing; print 4" x 6" photos for about 4 cents each vs. 40 cents with traditional ink cartridges
  • Save up to 80% with low-cost replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges: That's about $2000 on each set, enough ink to print up to 6,200 pages color
  • Print up to 2 years: With each included and replacement ink bottle set
  • Zero-cartridge waste: With high-yield ink bottles; each replacement ink bottle set is equivalent to about 100 individual ink cartridges
  • Print, scan and more from your mobile device with Epson Smart Panel app: Set up, monitor and operate your printer directly from your mobile device; supports iOS and Android
  • Intuitive touch display and wireless connectivity: 4.3" color display, voice-activated printing and more for fast, easy performance
  • Exclusive EcoFit ink bottle design: Uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
  • Product protection you can count on: 2-year limited warranty with registration
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rich, 10 out of 10
    It's expensive, but worth it in long run

    Reviewing Prints: Please note when looking at pictures of monkey and elephant the larger print job is the Epson ET-8550. The smaller is my previous HP printer. Not the lack of details and how off colors are on the HP vs the Epson ET-8550

    A very good photo lab quality printer. Go and get yourself some premium 13x19 matte paper and you'll have a printer that is really good at filling out a wall with your photos for a fraction of lab prints.

    I was worried about its ability to reproduce colors with only having one gray but it works really well. I put the print out against my color calibrated monitor and what was on screen was pretty close.

    What I noticed immediately over my old HP photo printer was that the grays looked gray and not blueish and my daughters red dress wasn't faded looking once printed but the same red pop in the photo.

    All in all I would say buy this if you are into printing photos. I'm getting prints that would have cost me $20-32 bucks out for $1.20-1.30ish at 13x19 and most of that was the expensive paper I bought that was $1.10ish a sheet.

    If you buy this printer make sure you download the drive from Epson. You don't need the extra tools unless you really want them but you want the full driver. The windows installed version is a light version and will be missing a ton of advanced features like the ability to print up to 13x19 and setting high quality print.

    Oct 14, 2021 19:18
  • Review by MichaelGain, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Printer at a Fantastic Value

    I have had this printer for a little over a month now. I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of the printer itself, as well as the prints that it produces. I wanted a printer that would allow me to print the thousands of pictures that I have amassed over the years and have never taken the time to have them printed. This printer allows me to decide which pictures I want to print and what size, up to a mind blowing 13" x 19".

    Sep 13, 2021 19:20
  • Review by Krista, 8 out of 10
    buyer beware!!!

    if I could I would give this a 3.5. I've had this printer now for a month and have only printed one thing with it and that's the test page. It took an epson tech two weeks to get my brand new laptop to even finish downloading the driver to use it. The download would go so far and stop! It is supposed to be able to print up to a 13x19 print, but the software for it only shows up to a standard size 8.5x11. I paid almost $900 for this printer so I could do large prints and it is just sitting here collecting dust! I'm sure it does make beautiful prints, but i can't get it to work. I've been told by a few others that they are having the same problems so I know its just not me.

    Sep 11, 2021 14:39
  • 9.4score
    Canon - SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer - White
    Description

    Produce colorful photos at home or on the go with this Canon SELPHY wireless printer. Its compact size lets you take it with you anywhere, and its 3.2-inch LCD screen offers an intuitive interface for selecting your favorite photos to print. This Canon SELPHY wireless printer offers different photo sizes, including square and traditional rectangle shapes.

    9 Features
  • Stylish and compact: The sleek, portable design lets you bring this SELPHY CP1300 printer with you - and with an optional battery back (not included) you can print and share your memories wherever you are.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect computers or devices easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your mobile devices and from select online cloud services with Canon's free mobile printing app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Up to 300 x 300 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: Provides you with high-quality instant photos.
  • 18-sheet paper tray with postcard-size paper cassette: Offers easy paper replacement.
  • Convenience built-in: With the tilting 3.2" LCD screen it's easy to choose, edit and print your favorite photos.
  • More connectivity options: Built-in memory card slots and a USB port let you simply plug in your memory card, USB drive, camera or other devices and print.
  • Photo booth: Take fun shots and print them in photo booth mode, which lets you print out two strips of four images each on 4" x 6" paper, then cut it in half and give photo strips to your guests.
  • Instagram prints: With square (2.1" x 2.1") photo labels you can print your best square images and stick them anywhere you want.
  • Party shuffle: All of your friends can send images from their smartphones to the CP1300 which will combine them into a collage that you can print out and share. Everyone will want a copy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Family, 10 out of 10
    What a treat

    I'm old. I missed actual photos. So now I'm cranking out great quality shots of some important moments. Brilliant choice to treat myself to this printer.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:07
  • Review by LesCast13, 10 out of 10
    Good for scrapbooking

    The prints are cheaper then buying instax cartridges , which are about .75 cents a print and with the selphy its 100prints /40$ ( 40 cents a print) and they are full size print outs ( 4*6in ) for a 12*12 scrapbook .

    Sep 04, 2020 18:03
  • Review by Tyron, 10 out of 10
    PERFECT

    Wife loves this. She is able to print pictures on the go and not have to worry about noisy employees when getting photos developed.

    Oct 17, 2021 20:40
  • Review by Zach, 10 out of 10
    Good picture printer overall.

    Love it. East to put together. Perfect size to have at home and not take much room. Prints very nicely and gives confidence on not having to spend crazy amount of money getting a picture printed, simple to install and connect to my computer and phone.

    I like my purchase and am happy with it, has an excellent value.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Buen0, 10 out of 10
    Y

    the product is perfect, recomendado buenas fotos me gusta.

    Feb 19, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Laurie, 10 out of 10
    Great compact printer

    I was looking for a small printer to take with me on trips. This fits the ticket perfectly. I’m 68 yrs old and not that savvy with electronics. I got the printer going I no time. I did read through the online Manuel. I printed two images from a flash drive and one with WiFi from my IPad.

    Aug 19, 2018 09:47
  • Review by Yohn86, 10 out of 10
    Best affordable printer

    Got this for my girlfriend so she can stop going other places to print pictures. Works great recommend getting more ink cartridges & Photo paper. The picture quality is excellent. Easy set up & pair with any devices. Me and my girlfriend can’t stop printing now

    May 21, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Ethel, 10 out of 10
    Mother’s Day gift

    We bought this for my mom for Mother’s Day. She isn’t good with technology and it was easily set up for her to be able to use without difficulty. No computer needed for setup. Just connect to wifi, or use the printers own WiFi to connect your device to. Very easy setup and very easy to use. Great picture quality and fast.

    May 16, 2020 07:29
  • 9.2score
    Canon - IVY Mini Photo Printer - Rose Gold
    Description

    Share prints of your smartphone snaps with this compact Canon mini photo printer. It wirelessly connects to a smartphone app that lets you add frames, emojis and text to your pictures before you print them. This Canon mini photo printer uses special ink-free photo paper to produce clear, smudge-free images.

    6 Features
  • ZINK (Zero Ink) printing technology: Uses colorful dye-based crystals embedded inside the paper. The ZINK-enabled device uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals.
  • Prints directly from your phone: Connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth.
  • Pocket-size printer: You can take it anywhere and print fun 2" x 3" photos with a peel-and-stick back.
  • All-in-one ink and paper cartridge: Prints high-quality water-resistant, fingerprint-proof photo prints with extra protective layer for preserving image quality and color integrity.
  • Battery-powered: The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and the printer's compact size provide full mobility.
  • Canon Mini Print app: Customize your photos before you print them. Add frames, emojis, stickers, filters, text, tile print, collage print and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Fani, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    I bought this for my daughter for her 16th birthday and she loves it! The pictures come out with great quality and they are so customizable. There is no ink required, only the printing papers that come along. Great product.

    Nov 15, 2020 14:02
  • Review by FootballWidow, 10 out of 10
    Great pocket photo printer!

    This is by far the best pocket photo printer yet! I’ve tried other comparable products, but prefer the Ivy. The prints obviously can’t compare to the prints of the Canon Selphy, but they come close.

    May 29, 2018 08:12
  • Review by GadgetTechie, 10 out of 10
    SelfieQueen

    This has to be the Best purchase ever! The set up is easy and photos are quick to print! No more photo booths!

    Nov 07, 2020 10:28
  • Review by 87darknight, 10 out of 10
    Truly mobile printing!

    This was a shot in the dark but an amazing buy to say the least. I actually entered the store to purchase film for another instant print device but it was no longer sold. I saw the sleek design and thought why not? Immediately after purchase I took it for a pin and absolutely love it! Extremely easy to find via bluetooth connection, built in share options and its pretty quiet for a printer...the kicker is the photos come out with amazing quality with no ink used! You gotta try it!

    May 11, 2021 12:28
  • Review by SacAppleGirl, 10 out of 10
    Mini printer

    I use this everyday for my big Happy Planner and love it!!!!!!! This is a must! Definitely recommend! Pictures always come out amazing! Love the case I bought for it too!

    Jul 05, 2020 09:13
  • Review by Zilz, 10 out of 10
    Party time

    We had our daughters 2nd bday party and everyone went home with the pictures of their choice It was a big hit

    May 31, 2019 16:42
  • Review by Rick, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    I bought this for my 15year old daughter @ her request and she loves it for quick printing on the go and her scrapbooking amazing printer and amazing picture quality a must.

    Jan 03, 2021 08:15
  • Review by Trobadour, 6 out of 10
    Faded Images Faded My Expecattions

    ---SETUP---

    The setup of this inkless, wireless photo printer is quick. It takes about one hour to charge out of the box, but can be used while it’s charging. After turning it on once, it sends a bluetooth signal that your mobile device will recognize, much like pairing a new set of bluetooth headphones. Select the printer and your phone is now paired to it. You are required to download the Canon Mini Print App to interact with the printer. I had a little bit of trouble opening the lid to insert the paper but the app itself does a better explanation as to how to open it and get that paper installed.

    ---FEATURES---

    Some key feature of this photo printer is that it doesn’t use ink, it’s highly portable, doesn’t require to be plugged in thanks to it’s included internal rechargeable battery, and it’s completely wireless to print photos.

    ---PERFORMANCE---

    The printer works as intended. In about 40 seconds, you can print a picture that you have already taken prior to the purchase of this printer or one that you take from within the Canon Mini Print App itself. Taking pictures from within the app guarantees that the image will fit perfectly on the paper. Using my own pictures, I discovered that the image will be too large and be cropped out to fill the white space of the paper. You can add borders that can be downloaded to fix that for free within the app, as well as other neat digital stickers. The app allows you to add text and even has masks, akin to SnapChat. All of these optional features aren’t pre-downloaded with your app. This is good for people who may not have too much memory on their phone and instead only download the stickers they plan to use at the time.

    ---EXPECTATIONS---

    The printer mildly meets my expectations. The prints that come out look faded compared to how you see them on your mobile device. Though you can color correct within the app before printing, the color doesn’t quite come out the way you want it to, but it’s still satisfactory enough for a fun little gift. Additionally, the back of the photos can be removed and the photos then become stickers. If you don’t want to use it as a sticker, the photos make great wallet pictures, as they are 2 by 3 inches. The printer did loose connection to my phone multiple times, but it found it after waiting a few seconds.

    ---VALUE---

    The price for the printer in terms of value is good only if you plan on using it often. You have to add the price of buying this specialty paper, as it is currently 9.99 for a 20 sheet pack or 24.99 for a 50 sheet pack. There’s no benefit to buying larger quantities as the pricing is comparatively the same quantity vs. price. Buying the printer does come with a 10 sheet pack. Doing the math at current prices, it’s a little over .55 cents per printed sheet, factoring in taxes.

    ---APPROVAL---

    I highly recommend this product for people who enjoy scrapbooking, decorating their technology with stickers, or have lockers or other flat surfaces of their choice to decorate. This wouldn’t be a good printer for everyday use for most users. It feels more like a novelty item than a useful tool, but I can see people setting up photo booths using these printers. Add some props, customize your images within the app, print, and have fun!

    Jun 02, 2018 01:16
  • 9.2score
    HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer - Lilac - Purple
    Description

    Let the good times print with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. With exclusive editing features, seamless social media integration, and easy party printing mode, creating gorgeous full-color photographs is as simple as showing up! Send images straight from your smartphone to the HP app to customize, print, share with friends, and stick to your scrapbook, journal, collage, photo wall, and other creative projects. Zink Zero Ink premium paper resists smudging, tearing, and fading, while upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 allows everyone to join in the action. In addition to customizing and printing photos straight from your smartphone or social media account via the HP Sprocket app, friends can also connect.

    4 Features
  • PRINT PHOTOS ON DEMAND!: HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Printer Prints 2x3” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media. For iOS 10+ & Android 5+ Bluetooth 5.2
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • UNIQUE FILTERS, FRAMES & FLAIR: Customize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Apply Stickers, Borders & Emojis. Hashtag a photo in social media and use the HP app to print right away.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer is Compact Enough to Carry in Your Backpack, Purse, or Pocket. Micro USB Charging Cable with 35 Prints/Charge
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DotNetJon, 8 out of 10
    Great Little Pocket Printer

    I've been playing with this little printer for a few days, and am pretty impressed with it. It uses no ink, but instead uses thermal paper, which allows for it's super small size. The battery powered and Bluetooth capabilities make it a breeze to take with you! The battery lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but could be better. Just printing about 8 pictures over the course of a few days, it went from fully charged to around 20%. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses. I have it set to turn itself off after an hour and sleep after Sleep after 5 minutes. Still, not too shabby for it's small size.

    The HP Sprocket software that you download and use to connect to the printer is really quite well done, and very easy to use. Even if you don't have a Sprocket printer, it would make a nice image editing tool for your phone. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet. Really makes it easy to make prints of your online photos.

    The size of the prints limits their use, obviously. Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. This would make a great gift for a kid or scrapbook keeper.

    The HP Sprocket app lets you crop, adjust color settings, add borders, text, little fun graphics you can add on top of the photo, and overlays. You can use these features to edit your photos, then print out on a larger printer or share to one of your social media sites.

    My colleague was able to download the Sprocket software and connect to my printer. It's supposed to support up to 3 additional connections, although I only tried myself and one other.

    You can change the color of the little LED on the front to whatever color you like, which is a nice little personalization feature.

    The printer takes about 45 seconds from the time you press print to print an image, so the speed isn't great if you are wanting to print several photos to distribute.

    The software has a Photo booth mode which takes 4 timed pictures and combines them into one image. This is fun for taking pictures with friends.

    The printer itself is really light, but feels well made. Changing the paper is easy. Just pop off the top and insert into the tray. It comes with a pack of 10 papers, including a calibration sheet. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams.

    Oct 08, 2018 18:12
  • Review by RedScorpion, 8 out of 10
    Fun and Getting Better

    The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition uses no ink and instead heats ZINK paper to reveal the photo in a single pass. It’s fun. The pictures are cute and you can stick them to anything.

    I feel like this printer is a Polaroid for the digital age. Everyone has a phone and this printer produces instant prints for far less money than a Polaroid or an inkjet.

    Multiple devices can hook up to the printer at the same time. At one point I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, an iPhone, and an iPad hooked up. The apps work virtually the same regardless of device and connection was simple.

    But, I was expecting a bit more from a 2nd Edition. The prints look good, but they aren’t great. It won’t replace a good inkjet for overall printer quality. I noticed banding in skies or solid colors and sometimes flesh tones would get overblown or washed out.

    The big new feature with the second edition is the AR. You can now print from a video clip or put an animated frame and when you scan the picture with the app, the picture will come to life and even play a video clip. The AR feature worked well on my iPhones and even displayed location information and google street information for the pictures. You can decide if you want information embedded in the print or not.

    The AR prints were, again, fun. But, some AR features were limited by which device I used to view the photo. For instance, I could create a picture with an embedded video on my phone and view the video with my phone, but if I tried to view that same video on another phone, it wouldn’t work. It would still show location data and any photos related to that location, but I couldn’t watch the picture come to life with the embedded video clip. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. But, I wish it was a universal feature... Now, the animated borders and stickers will work on any phone with the app.

    However, I couldn’t get the AR features to work on my tablets. My Samsung Galaxy crashed whenever I tried to view any AR details and the iPad didn’t fare much better. It just never could reveal anything. Now, I could view the embedded location information printed from my tablets on my iPhone, but the opposite didn’t work. I know all devices had the AR features turned on.

    Battery life is okay, but if you are using this at a party or group function, I would have it plugged in. After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. On that note, the charging cable is too short. I think it is only a foot and a half.

    It appears that HP is adding more features and functions to the app and the printer at all times. So, I am hopeful that there will be more AR borders and stickers in the future as the current selection is rather slim.

    Also, I would like it if we could get a PC driver at some point. I don’t see why laptops or surface devices can’t join the party.

    So, would I recommend the Sprocket? Sure. I am having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know if the new features are enough to warrant an upgrade for original Sprocket owners, but at $5 - $10 for a pack of 20 prints, I think this is a great pick-up. I look forward to getting a travel case and a small photo booklet.

    Oct 03, 2018 16:11
  • Review by josie, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    I brought this for my daughter for a xmas present. She loves it and I adore it.

    Dec 21, 2019 06:08
  • Review by Drummer7, 8 out of 10
    Cute and efficient

    I’ve been wanting to print some of our travel pictures so I could pin it on a map, frame it and hang it on a wall... And this palm size printer made it so easy and quick for me!

    It’s pretty easy to set up. When I opened the box did not see any instructions, but once you download and open the app, it will guide you through it. The app is super user friendly and really straight forward to use. And you connect the printer with your phone via Bluetooth.

    With the app you can edit and customize your pictures with frames, stickers, or other decorations, then hit "print" and in seconds out comes your photo! The ink is in the paper so there is no need for ink cartridges.

    The cool feature is that you can print pictures from your Instagram, Facebook and Google! All you have to do is login into your account and select the picture you want to print! Simple and easy!

    I like to do some editing on my pictures and with this app you CAN print photos that have been previously edited using your phone or other picture editing apps! And the colors look true to me.

    You can take pictures using the app too, even selfies and it will print it right away. But since I like to do some editing this feature didn’t really interested me.

    So overall, if you are looking for a small printer, and you just want some fun little 2x3s pictures for your projects, look no more. This IS the one to get!

    Oct 06, 2018 06:29
  • Review by Snet, 2 out of 10
    Quality so bad, I must have gotten a lemon

    I picked this up today from BestBuy. I honestly was not expecting a true picture quality resoultion or color; I just want a decent sticker quality for my diary.

    However I was shocked that the quality was so bad — like the color picture in an old newspaper front page with multiple horizontal and verical streaks. Another huge problem was that the true white and yellow printed extreme PINK. Picture seems all blown up. (i tried printing all kinds of pictures with different colors and resolutions). I tried printing black&white picture, but picture came out with partial red.

    I looked at different youtube reviews on this device and the pictures that got printed by other owners actually seem pretty good. So maybe, I thought my zinc photo paper was bad, so I opened a brand new zinc photo pack and I still have the same issue. Yes, I did the blue paper face down first just like HP told me to do in their homepage community threads with people complaining of red (pink) hue problems. I did all the resets too but no luck. Yes my battery green and was charged nearly full. So I must have gotten a lemon, which means HP needs some serious quality control.

    I am going back to the store to buy another same model since I am convinced i got a lemon. Everyone seems to say good things on their reviews. HP’s proper quality control could have prevented my inconvenience and unnecessary car gasoline and mileage.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:51
  • Review by joecaffe, 10 out of 10
    Instant prints, no wires!

    This is a nice little printer that helps make your social media posts physical. The app is fairly intuitive and has some decent customization options. If you don't see an enhancement in the list, the app allows you to make your own and save it, cool feature! I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The printer is very portable and the pictures show good detail and color reproduction for such a small print and no ink cartridges.

    The only issue I had was with the embedded experiences and getting it to work. Once configured in the app, the printer makes photos with an invisible watermark that, when scanned with the reveal camera, should show an AR experience on your phone. I followed the instructions and even used a still frame from a video I took of a new car event (see photo) but the app said "no reveal content found". That being said, it's a gee wiz feature that does nothing to the usefulness and functionality of this party printer!

    Oct 10, 2018 19:31
  • Review by Kris1973, 8 out of 10
    Incredibly fun little sticker printer.

    Starting with the positives: This little printer is incredibly easy to set up and fun to use. Within fifteen minutes of opening the box, I had printed through the 10-pack of Zink paper included with the printer, testing out everything from printing selfies to greenery and even some graphic art, which brings me to one of the most enjoyable things about the HP Zinc paper: It’s self-adhesive. Printing out little 2x3 stickers with your pictures or little sayings is a lot of fun! While quite small for a photo print at 2” by 3”, the pictures do print completely edge-to-edge so there’s no wasted space. 2x3 is small for a print, but seems oddly appropriate for a sticker.

    The built-in battery lasts through about one pack of ten prints before needing a recharge and the prints come out quickly with a satisfying little hum. It reminds me of taking Polaroid pictures back in the “old” days.

    On the down side, the colors in the prints can be (but aren’t always) somewhat washed out - particularly skin tones, though at least the resolution is fine enough that the prints don’t end up looking grainy. I think the Zink paper still has a little trouble with vibrant reds, which is why I dropped my review down to 4 stars.

    So, if you’re looking for a fun little battery powered portable printer that can print out 2x3 stickers for you and your friends (or kids), this is it. Because the “ink” is in the paper, the refill packs of paper can be somewhat pricey but Best Buy was running a sale on refills so I stocked up on a few packs while the price was more attractive.

    Oct 05, 2018 10:00
  • Review by JustOne, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I received this for my birthday - I’ve been journaling a lot !!! I wanted this sprocket soon could print out my pictures and add to my journal ! Guys : this is a game changer ! The saying a picture is worth a thousand words totally applies to this scenario! I just lost my precious dad so pictures really mean a lot !!!!

    The quality of my sprocket is totally awesome / I’m so so so grateful for the gift ! Plus got it on sale -it was $87! Don’t wait ! Thanks Best Buy for drive up service too- it feels like a birthday hug !

    Jul 03, 2020 16:25
  • 9.2score
    HP Sprocket Select 2.3"x3.4" Instant Photo Printer - White
    Description

    Send photos straight from your social media feed to the palm of your hand with the HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer. This pocket-sized wonder allows you to print full color sticky-back photographs in an instant—and nearly 30% larger than the original HP Sprocket. Whether you’re making a scrapbook, decorating a journal, creating custom stickers, or filling your walls with original artwork. Zink Zero Ink technology makes printing a breeze. Premium paper resists everyday damage, while the HP app makes locating and personalizing your prints a journey in creativity.

    4 Features
  • LARGER PHOTOS IN AN INSTANT: HP Sprocket Select Printer Prints Beautiful 2.3” x 3.4” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media in Seconds. For iOS & Android, Bluetooth 5.1
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • EXCLUSIVE FRAMES & FILTERS: Personalize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Unlock Augmented Reality Fun or Scan Your Doodles to Make Custom Stickers & More.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer Includes Soft-Touch Base, Removable Magnetic Lid, Micro UBS Port & Other Convenient Travel-Friendly Features
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  • Review by BPTech, 10 out of 10
    High Quality Prints out of a Pocket Sized Printer

    Full disclosure: I received this product for free in return for my honest opinion about it.

    With that out of the way, overall this printer is great for those who like to print out photos they take on their smartphone and want to share it with friends, family, scrapbook, or decorate your walls with them.

    Let's break it down:

    Quality:

    The quality of the actual printer is pretty good. The outer case is made of plastic which is one down side, I do wish it was made of aluminum or some other metal so you don't run the risk of cracking it when you take off the lid to change the paper.

    The print quality is fantastic for a printer this size. The pictures are about 2.5x3.5 in size, but the clarity and color in which it prints is amazing. I did not expect such high quality prints from a pocket device.

    Functionality:

    Set up was a breeze, scan the QR code included, download the app, pair it to the printer and voila, you're done. The app (Sprocket) connects to your camera roll, camera, Facebook, or Instagram allowing you to print pictures from basically any source you want. Printing from camera/camera roll was very easy and you can add filters, edit and tune the image, or add stickers too.. I did run into an issue where when I synced it to my Instagram, the app would complain that every picture was "low quality" and would not print well. Not sure why as all the IG pictures I have were taken in high quality fashion (portrait mode etc.) Another cool feature is you can take pictures of art work and turn them into stickers (the paper has an adhesive side if you want to turn them into stickers). This app also has an AR feature where you can look at your printer through AR and it will show you the battery life and print queue. Cool, yes, useful.... not in my opinion, it's a little gimmicky. One last feature I love is that you can create grids of pictures, so you can do a collage of 4-6 pictures on one picture which makes for fun exciting pictures to print, and it also has a photo-booth setting where you can do photo-booth style pictures with your friends and print them instantly.

    Maintenance:

    Charging the printer is easy, all you need is the provided micro USB cord and a USB outlet to charge from. Battery life seems to be a few hours after a full charge. Changing the paper is easy, the printer comes with 10 sheets and instructions telling you to put it face down, making it blatantly obvious with an orange sheet of paper how to do so. The only issue I see is the plastic cover is a little flimsy that covers the paper and I worry about it breaking. The price per print is a little expensive, 50-60 cents per print. But the fact you do not have to buy ink cancels that out as the ink is infused into the paper. I do wish HP gave you 20 sheets instead of 10 when you get the product as 10 is not enough to get started.

    Final Thoughts:

    All in all, this printer provides great print quality in a form factor that can fit in your pocket. The app is easy to use and you can seamlessly create fun pictures to share or keep for yourself, or make stickers out of them. The customization of pictures is endless, the fun you can have is endless and since it is app driven, it only adds the possibility of new features in the near future.

    Oct 03, 2019 12:01
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Certainly great for photobooks & other projects.

    Wow this is a cool little well designed product from HP. HP Sprocket is lightweight and easy to use without a doubt but also is very convenient when you need it. The design is ultra modern as it overall holds, you can place this HP Sprocket anywhere like a nightstand and it would look great. It’s small enough to throw into a bag and go.

    HP Sprocket allows for you to print photos directly from your phone that uses Zink paper. Zink paper is fairly cheap and the most common. Seeing how you can get about 100 sheets for about $30 doesn’t break the bank too much. Not much comes in the box, an AR code to help you get started, 10 sheets of Zink, and a USB for charging.

    The app will guide you though how to put the paper in. Once printed, you can peel off the back of these photos if desired and stick them in photo/lookbooks. journaling, photo walls, or just sticking them on a wall. The images come out clean and clear, perfect saturation and glossy. I honestly can’t believe something this small and can print this quality of images. But have to keep in mind that it’s still a mini photo printer but it does the job of printing fantastic 2x3 paper.

    The real magic here is the HP Sprocket app where all the features are contained, things like exclusive stickers that’s seems to be co-designed by artist. There are also photo frames giving you a significant amount of frames to choose from. You can also select the LED color on the front which my significant other loved and enjoyed.

    This little device have my favorite feature... Photo collages. You break images up into 4 parts and 9 parts so you can setup multiple images as one. This will allow you to connect those into one big image to make a poster at will. Another feature is a “Photo ID” feature that allow you to print out headshots better. Party mode is nice if you are going to meet with friends, take photos and they can connect to your printer to print things out. (Up to 3 people can connect.) “Tag” feature just prints out everything in the social media that you tag your photo with.

    I guess some of my downsides to this version maybe two things I encountered. First: The app needs a few improvements as it was a little slow to respond to touch; ended up printing out one image twice. Another thing is they really only start you off with only 10 Zink paper sheets, once you getting use to the mini printer it’s almost out of sheets before you get started. HP should have at lease put in 20 sheets to get the consumer to really enjoy their purchase. So I recommend buying Zink sheets along with this device.

    My partner loves it, and I happen to enjoy it as well. It print out dare I say “cute photos” the stickers are nice as well as provide a good stickers to choose from. I’m sure will be updated over time. This could also serve as a great gift to a partner, child, family member, or friend who just want a easy no frills way to print with a smartphone. The app enhances the features of the device without a doubt and I would recommend this to many families if I could. HP I would have to say designed this with humans who want accessibility in mind.

    Sep 24, 2019 10:41
  • Review by blahnika, 8 out of 10
    Nice little printer for on the go pictures

    I have one of the polorid ones that you take a picture, and I would recommend this over that if you want to take and instantly print some decent photos. The app is pretty easy to use and print the photos, and setting up the printer is easy. If you're at a party and want to get some photos and edit them, this is the way to go.

    The only reason I don't give it 5 stars, is that the quality is not as good as getting a real photo. Its almost there, but this is not going to replace using the CVS or Walgreens app and printing out pictures. So if thats what you're looking for then think about something else. But a nice quick print is great.

    Sep 26, 2019 20:42
  • Review by dorkhead2, 8 out of 10
    Good, not great print quality. Fun with many uses.

    I got this device mainly for making fun pictures for my kids that they can use as stickers for their enjoyment. However, because of the many features built into the Sprocket app, I’ll be using it for an upcoming birthday party as a photo booth option for our guests. Until then, we’ve been printing pictures with fun borders and designs so my kids can use them in school projects, as well as to decorate their stuff. They love that each picture can be turned into a sticker too.

    The picture quality of the printer is good if you’re not expecting high quality prints (such as those from high resolution photo printers). This is the only area that may be an issue for some people, hence my overall score of 4. If you get one of these knowing its limitations in print quality, like I did, then you’ll be satisfied with its capabilities. For example, see the attached pic that shows a printed version of a color grid. The original image is shown on the phone, and the printed version is right next to it. The printer for the most part was able to print most of the colors well. When viewed by itself, and not next to the vibrant phone’s screen, the printed version of the color grid had good color separation. And if you’re thinking of getting this little portable printer for fun projects, crafting, or for parties, the print quality is perfect for these situations.

    One tip I noticed was that if you want to adjust a picture’s features, such as lighting and color, it may be best to do this in the Sprocket app itself. I was adjusting my pictures on my phone’s native photo app, then printed them on the Sprocket printer, and many of my pictures were over saturated. When I made similar adjustments within the Sprocket app instead, the printed images came out much nicer. My guess is that the Sprocket app is designed and fine-tuned for the printer. It seemed to handle my adjustments to match the capabilities of the printer. Makes sense, since the printer and app are designed for each other.

    Overall, this is a great little portable printer that can be used in many creative ways. I really like the fact that these prints are stickers. In my opinion, it’s what makes this printer unique.

    Oct 07, 2019 04:43
  • Review by Aggieof83, 10 out of 10
    Fun printer for gatherings

    This pocket printer is a great item for gatherings and events. If you are looking for studio-quality prints, you need to contact a professional photographer! The sprocket select enables you to print small photos wherever you are. Very lightweight, not much bigger than my cell phone.

    I was excited to open the printer and get started. My first surprise was how easy it was to set up. Basically charge the battery and load the special zink paper. The paper comes in sealed packets of ten and you just want to make sure you load it the correct way (orange card down). You will need to install the hp Sprocket software on your mobile devices.

    I was a bit skeptical about such a small printer doing anything, but was surprised at the quality of the print! I have used this at career fairs, my high school reunion (!), and the office. So easy to snap a pic and print multiple copies! You can add frames and words to your photo using the special sprocket software. The blue tooth connection allows more than one device to use the printer at one time.

    The printer is not super fast, but it is super fun. I had some friends who thought it was not very useful until they actually saw it in action. How many times have you snapped a ton of pics at an event and promised to send them to everyone? (And never did, or forgot?) With the sprocket select, you can print them on the spot!

    I highly recommend this photo printer for use at parties, events, and gatherings. I can also see myself using it in my livestock business when I want to get a printed pic quick for a potential buyer to take with them. It's a physical reminder!

    Oct 04, 2019 06:42
  • Review by Txstatesal, 10 out of 10
    Festival Season Upgrade for ME!

    I am so very excited for festival season and just random nights with friends over! Sure I can share stuff on social media but having had my Sprocket for a week now I am finding that when friends have been over they really enjoyed taking their photos with them. What is more, the augmented reality feature for some filters makes it so interactive and a little secret between my friends and me!

    In two weeks a bunch of friends are coming into town for a festival and this is going to be a blast! The part for me that is a bummer is that the AR filters do not always work which is daunting because I am hoping that by then HP has released a bunch of new filters.

    The body is super cute and I love the marbled look, it is lightweight so it fits easily in my bags without feeling hefty. The printer fits 20 sheets so only my best pictures will get printed but I am happy that in the application it gives you the option to save the photos to your phone. I haven't used the sticker feature yet because I haven't decided where I want all my pictures to go but the fact that I can put them in lockers or on my laptops makes it a blast!

    My top features of the Sprocket are the pretty design, it's smaller than my cellphone, the pictures print in seconds, and it has definitely sparked conversation in my group. Must have for every family!

    Sep 29, 2019 18:44
  • Review by Snarltoof, 10 out of 10
    Instant fun!

    Instant printing is super fun and addictive! I love this little printer. It's super portable and easy to use. I took it on a camping trip over the weekend and was able to surprise my friends with prints of our favorite moments. I'm also happy I got the slightly larger size of this. The paper isn't as easy to find, but the extra versatility is worth it.

    I have an android phone -- it doesn't add itself to the print services like other printers, but I've found that the Sprocket app is one of the Share-as destinations, so that way it's easy to print whatever is on my screen. The prints come out reasonably quickly, they are almost instantly dry and ready to use, and the photo quality is really good.

    I have found however that the battery drains while it isn't in use, so you need to be sure to have something that can charge it. It gives weird error messages when you try to use it with less than 10% battery. The paper is also somewhat expensive, so just be prepared for that cost! The entertainment value is worth it to me. I found an old CD index case that has plenty of room for the printer, a charge cable, and extra paper packets.

    Oct 15, 2019 12:27
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Fun, high quality photo printer

    Despite everyone carrying a high quality camera in their pocket at all times, rarely does anyone (especially me) have photos printed. It's kind of a hassle. Sometimes I just want some photos of my kids to put in scrapbooks, use for school projects, etc. Having a high quality printer at home to print your own photos, however, is costly. In comes the HP Sprocket.

    IN THE BOX

    You get the printer, which is remarkably thin, a micro-USB charging cord (I really wish all companies would move to USB-C) and ten prints of photo paper.

    SETUP

    I charged mine before use, the light on the side glows green when it's done. Then to insert the photo paper, you pop off the top and put the paper in. Now, you have to be careful, ensuring you put the paper in the right way, but the paper itself has a bright orange insert that tells you which way to put it in. As long as you are halfway paying attention, it won't be a problem.

    After that, you download the app (there's one for everything) and once the printer is charged and turned on, my phone had no problem finding the printer.

    EASE OF USE

    Everything runs through the app. You can take a picture within the app (I didn't) or you can "import them" from your photo gallery (for me, that would be Google Photos). It's a breeze to do so, although the icons in the app itself could have been a little better designed. You can even view photos on your social media account and print them straight from there, which would save you a few steps of having to download a photo to print if it wasn't already on your phone.

    The fun part is that you can edit any picture. You can pinch and zoom, crop or rotate a photo with your fingers using the touchscreen. You can change the colors of your photos, give it different filters, add fun stickers and even add text and frames. The amount of customization is pretty amazing. There's something there for everyone to add special touches to their photos.

    PRINTING and PRINTING QUALITY

    The only complaint, and it's own I knew the moment I got the printer, is the size of the prints. They're tiny. It's nice when you want to use the photo as a sticker (I should add that the prints have a removable adhesive backing) but they don't work for a 4X6 frame. BUT, what you can do is print tiles. So the printer will take your photo and print 4 or 9 tiles that you can piece together to form one big picture. We took a piece of normal printer paper, removed the adhesive backings from 4 small photos to create one big one that's about the size of a 4X6. Unless viewed up close, you can't tell it's 4 individuals photos making up the big one.

    So while the small print size could be a turn off, I'd argue that it makes the printer more versatile given the option to print tiles.

    The print quality is top notch in my opinion. I really don’t know what to compare it to, but suffice it to say, I had no problems with the print quality. In fact, I was impressed

    OTHER COMMENTS

    Because the prints are so small, the printer itself is crazy small. It's barely thicker than a phone and about the size of a 4X6. It's extremely portable and is great to take with you to say, a kid's party where you might want immediate prints of photos.While I haven't tested the battery life to say how long it lasts, I printed about 20 photos in one outing without a problem.

    Because of the size of the printer, it only holds 10 pieces of photo paper at a time. Again, this is the trade off for having a small printer.

    Costs of prints are pretty reasonable. I bought a 50 pack for $24. So while it's by no means cheap (about 50 cents a print) I think it's a good deal to have the ability to print high quality photos at home on the spot.

    CONCLUSION

    All in all, if you have any desire to make prints at home, whether for scrap books, or to create some kind of project involving pictures, or maybe you just want to print out some mementos when hanging out with friends, this Sprocket printer is the way to go. it's well priced, it's compact, and it's very versatile. And the customization options are a lot fun.

    Oct 02, 2019 12:31
  • 9.2score
    HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer -Luna Pearl - White
    Description

    Let the good times print with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. With exclusive editing features, seamless social media integration, and easy party printing mode, creating gorgeous full-color photographs is as simple as showing up! Send images straight from your smartphone to the HP app to customize, print, share with friends, and stick to your scrapbook, journal, collage, photo wall, and other creative projects. Zink Zero Ink premium paper resists smudging, tearing, and fading, while upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 allows everyone to join in the action. In addition to customizing and printing photos straight from your smartphone or social media account via the HP Sprocket app, friends can also connect.

    4 Features
  • PRINT PHOTOS ON DEMAND!: HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Printer Prints 2x3” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media. For iOS 10+ & Android 5+ Bluetooth 5.0
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • UNIQUE FILTERS, FRAMES & FLAIR: Customize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Apply Stickers, Borders & Emojis. Hashtag a photo in social media and use the HP app to print right away.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer is Compact Enough to Carry in Your Backpack, Purse, or Pocket. Micro USB Charging Cable with 35 Prints/Charge
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DotNetJon, 8 out of 10
    Great Little Pocket Printer

    I've been playing with this little printer for a few days, and am pretty impressed with it. It uses no ink, but instead uses thermal paper, which allows for it's super small size. The battery powered and Bluetooth capabilities make it a breeze to take with you! The battery lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but could be better. Just printing about 8 pictures over the course of a few days, it went from fully charged to around 20%. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses. I have it set to turn itself off after an hour and sleep after Sleep after 5 minutes. Still, not too shabby for it's small size.

    The HP Sprocket software that you download and use to connect to the printer is really quite well done, and very easy to use. Even if you don't have a Sprocket printer, it would make a nice image editing tool for your phone. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet. Really makes it easy to make prints of your online photos.

    The size of the prints limits their use, obviously. Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. This would make a great gift for a kid or scrapbook keeper.

    The HP Sprocket app lets you crop, adjust color settings, add borders, text, little fun graphics you can add on top of the photo, and overlays. You can use these features to edit your photos, then print out on a larger printer or share to one of your social media sites.

    My colleague was able to download the Sprocket software and connect to my printer. It's supposed to support up to 3 additional connections, although I only tried myself and one other.

    You can change the color of the little LED on the front to whatever color you like, which is a nice little personalization feature.

    The printer takes about 45 seconds from the time you press print to print an image, so the speed isn't great if you are wanting to print several photos to distribute.

    The software has a Photo booth mode which takes 4 timed pictures and combines them into one image. This is fun for taking pictures with friends.

    The printer itself is really light, but feels well made. Changing the paper is easy. Just pop off the top and insert into the tray. It comes with a pack of 10 papers, including a calibration sheet. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams.

    Oct 08, 2018 18:12
  • Review by RedScorpion, 8 out of 10
    Fun and Getting Better

    The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition uses no ink and instead heats ZINK paper to reveal the photo in a single pass. It’s fun. The pictures are cute and you can stick them to anything.

    I feel like this printer is a Polaroid for the digital age. Everyone has a phone and this printer produces instant prints for far less money than a Polaroid or an inkjet.

    Multiple devices can hook up to the printer at the same time. At one point I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, an iPhone, and an iPad hooked up. The apps work virtually the same regardless of device and connection was simple.

    But, I was expecting a bit more from a 2nd Edition. The prints look good, but they aren’t great. It won’t replace a good inkjet for overall printer quality. I noticed banding in skies or solid colors and sometimes flesh tones would get overblown or washed out.

    The big new feature with the second edition is the AR. You can now print from a video clip or put an animated frame and when you scan the picture with the app, the picture will come to life and even play a video clip. The AR feature worked well on my iPhones and even displayed location information and google street information for the pictures. You can decide if you want information embedded in the print or not.

    The AR prints were, again, fun. But, some AR features were limited by which device I used to view the photo. For instance, I could create a picture with an embedded video on my phone and view the video with my phone, but if I tried to view that same video on another phone, it wouldn’t work. It would still show location data and any photos related to that location, but I couldn’t watch the picture come to life with the embedded video clip. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. But, I wish it was a universal feature... Now, the animated borders and stickers will work on any phone with the app.

    However, I couldn’t get the AR features to work on my tablets. My Samsung Galaxy crashed whenever I tried to view any AR details and the iPad didn’t fare much better. It just never could reveal anything. Now, I could view the embedded location information printed from my tablets on my iPhone, but the opposite didn’t work. I know all devices had the AR features turned on.

    Battery life is okay, but if you are using this at a party or group function, I would have it plugged in. After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. On that note, the charging cable is too short. I think it is only a foot and a half.

    It appears that HP is adding more features and functions to the app and the printer at all times. So, I am hopeful that there will be more AR borders and stickers in the future as the current selection is rather slim.

    Also, I would like it if we could get a PC driver at some point. I don’t see why laptops or surface devices can’t join the party.

    So, would I recommend the Sprocket? Sure. I am having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know if the new features are enough to warrant an upgrade for original Sprocket owners, but at $5 - $10 for a pack of 20 prints, I think this is a great pick-up. I look forward to getting a travel case and a small photo booklet.

    Oct 03, 2018 16:11
  • Review by josie, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    I brought this for my daughter for a xmas present. She loves it and I adore it.

    Dec 21, 2019 06:08
  • Review by Drummer7, 8 out of 10
    Cute and efficient

    I’ve been wanting to print some of our travel pictures so I could pin it on a map, frame it and hang it on a wall... And this palm size printer made it so easy and quick for me!

    It’s pretty easy to set up. When I opened the box did not see any instructions, but once you download and open the app, it will guide you through it. The app is super user friendly and really straight forward to use. And you connect the printer with your phone via Bluetooth.

    With the app you can edit and customize your pictures with frames, stickers, or other decorations, then hit "print" and in seconds out comes your photo! The ink is in the paper so there is no need for ink cartridges.

    The cool feature is that you can print pictures from your Instagram, Facebook and Google! All you have to do is login into your account and select the picture you want to print! Simple and easy!

    I like to do some editing on my pictures and with this app you CAN print photos that have been previously edited using your phone or other picture editing apps! And the colors look true to me.

    You can take pictures using the app too, even selfies and it will print it right away. But since I like to do some editing this feature didn’t really interested me.

    So overall, if you are looking for a small printer, and you just want some fun little 2x3s pictures for your projects, look no more. This IS the one to get!

    Oct 06, 2018 06:29
  • Review by Snet, 2 out of 10
    Quality so bad, I must have gotten a lemon

    I picked this up today from BestBuy. I honestly was not expecting a true picture quality resoultion or color; I just want a decent sticker quality for my diary.

    However I was shocked that the quality was so bad — like the color picture in an old newspaper front page with multiple horizontal and verical streaks. Another huge problem was that the true white and yellow printed extreme PINK. Picture seems all blown up. (i tried printing all kinds of pictures with different colors and resolutions). I tried printing black&white picture, but picture came out with partial red.

    I looked at different youtube reviews on this device and the pictures that got printed by other owners actually seem pretty good. So maybe, I thought my zinc photo paper was bad, so I opened a brand new zinc photo pack and I still have the same issue. Yes, I did the blue paper face down first just like HP told me to do in their homepage community threads with people complaining of red (pink) hue problems. I did all the resets too but no luck. Yes my battery green and was charged nearly full. So I must have gotten a lemon, which means HP needs some serious quality control.

    I am going back to the store to buy another same model since I am convinced i got a lemon. Everyone seems to say good things on their reviews. HP’s proper quality control could have prevented my inconvenience and unnecessary car gasoline and mileage.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:51
  • Review by joecaffe, 10 out of 10
    Instant prints, no wires!

    This is a nice little printer that helps make your social media posts physical. The app is fairly intuitive and has some decent customization options. If you don't see an enhancement in the list, the app allows you to make your own and save it, cool feature! I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The printer is very portable and the pictures show good detail and color reproduction for such a small print and no ink cartridges.

    The only issue I had was with the embedded experiences and getting it to work. Once configured in the app, the printer makes photos with an invisible watermark that, when scanned with the reveal camera, should show an AR experience on your phone. I followed the instructions and even used a still frame from a video I took of a new car event (see photo) but the app said "no reveal content found". That being said, it's a gee wiz feature that does nothing to the usefulness and functionality of this party printer!

    Oct 10, 2018 19:31
  • Review by Kris1973, 8 out of 10
    Incredibly fun little sticker printer.

    Starting with the positives: This little printer is incredibly easy to set up and fun to use. Within fifteen minutes of opening the box, I had printed through the 10-pack of Zink paper included with the printer, testing out everything from printing selfies to greenery and even some graphic art, which brings me to one of the most enjoyable things about the HP Zinc paper: It’s self-adhesive. Printing out little 2x3 stickers with your pictures or little sayings is a lot of fun! While quite small for a photo print at 2” by 3”, the pictures do print completely edge-to-edge so there’s no wasted space. 2x3 is small for a print, but seems oddly appropriate for a sticker.

    The built-in battery lasts through about one pack of ten prints before needing a recharge and the prints come out quickly with a satisfying little hum. It reminds me of taking Polaroid pictures back in the “old” days.

    On the down side, the colors in the prints can be (but aren’t always) somewhat washed out - particularly skin tones, though at least the resolution is fine enough that the prints don’t end up looking grainy. I think the Zink paper still has a little trouble with vibrant reds, which is why I dropped my review down to 4 stars.

    So, if you’re looking for a fun little battery powered portable printer that can print out 2x3 stickers for you and your friends (or kids), this is it. Because the “ink” is in the paper, the refill packs of paper can be somewhat pricey but Best Buy was running a sale on refills so I stocked up on a few packs while the price was more attractive.

    Oct 05, 2018 10:00
  • Review by JustOne, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I received this for my birthday - I’ve been journaling a lot !!! I wanted this sprocket soon could print out my pictures and add to my journal ! Guys : this is a game changer ! The saying a picture is worth a thousand words totally applies to this scenario! I just lost my precious dad so pictures really mean a lot !!!!

    The quality of my sprocket is totally awesome / I’m so so so grateful for the gift ! Plus got it on sale -it was $87! Don’t wait ! Thanks Best Buy for drive up service too- it feels like a birthday hug !

    Jul 03, 2020 16:25
  • 9.2score
    Epson - PictureMate PM-400 - C11CE84201 Wireless Photo Printer - White
    Description

    Epson PictureMate Wireless Photo Printer: Wireless and USB connectivity and a card slot let you view, edit and print photos from a variety of devices. Plus, with printing speeds as fast as 36 seconds* for a 4" x 6" borderless photo, you can quickly fill photo albums with your favorite memories.

    10 Features
  • Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use: They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Wireless and mobile printing: Built-in wireless network lets you print from your compatible laptop or mobile device.
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: For Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution produces sharp, detailed images.
  • 1 individual ink tank: Features multicolored ink with an advanced formula for smudge, fade, scratch and water resistance.
  • Standard paper handling: Input tray capacity of 50 sheets and output tray capacity of 20 sheets.
  • 2.7" LCD screen: Lets you view and edit photos before printing.
  • Multiple connectivity options: USB 2.0 port and memory card slot let you connect your camera, USB drive, memory card or other device for fast, easy printing.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JensHappyPlace, 10 out of 10
    Great little printer that produces quality prints!

    This is a great little printer! This is my 3rd Picturemate because I use them so much for scrapbooking. The photos it prints are of beautiful quality, the printer is convenient, and I love the Epson app to print different sizes in the form of a collage print right from my phone.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:40
  • Review by kierstoy, 10 out of 10
    Great Photo printer

    I have tried a Canon and Kodak photo printers before this one and they both died within 2 weeks. This one has been working great and the colors are fantastic. I would definitely recommend it.

    May 29, 2021 11:36
  • Review by Msdonna, 10 out of 10
    Great little printer

    This printer is perfect to use my classroom. It has saved me a lot of time on documentation. I was concerned about it not printing wallet-size pictures, but all I have to do is create a collage and

    print it.

    Oct 12, 2019 00:34
  • Review by MelC, 10 out of 10
    Works Great and pictures are amazing

    Great printer, pictures look amazing. Pictures look better than most.

    Oct 27, 2021 11:49
  • Review by Tr638, 10 out of 10
    Epson photo printer

    The wife loves her new epson printer. It was bought to print for project life and goes well with our other epsons. HP cannot compare.

    Mar 10, 2017 18:09
  • Review by AMFY, 10 out of 10
    Great printer!

    I purchased this to print pictures that I have saved on my computer. The reviews I read made me want to purchase this printer and it works great.

    Mar 14, 2021 09:04
  • Review by Chuckj7777, 10 out of 10
    Great little printer

    Used the printer at an event where people wanting images there onsite. Worked without issues. The printing of both 4x6 & 5x7 was quick.

    Oct 20, 2017 16:09
  • Review by Chuck, 10 out of 10
    Great little picture printer

    Great overall picture printer; limited to 4x6 or 3x5 but quality is excellent. Set up simple easy and took less than 5 minutes. Sync’d quickly with wifi. Prints the pictures fairly quickly and quietly. Very happy with the purchase. Very small compact foot print; if needed, it’s easily transportable.

    Sep 11, 2021 13:17
  • 9.2score
    11
    HP
    HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer -Blush Pink - Pink
    Description

    Let the good times print with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. With exclusive editing features, seamless social media integration, and easy party printing mode, creating gorgeous full-color photographs is as simple as showing up! Send images straight from your smartphone to the HP app to customize, print, share with friends, and stick to your scrapbook, journal, collage, photo wall, and other creative projects. Zink Zero Ink premium paper resists smudging, tearing, and fading, while upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 allows everyone to join in the action. In addition to customizing and printing photos straight from your smartphone or social media account via the HP Sprocket app, friends can also connect.

    4 Features
  • PRINT PHOTOS ON DEMAND!: HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Printer Prints 2x3” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media. For iOS 10+ & Android 5+ Bluetooth 5.1
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • UNIQUE FILTERS, FRAMES & FLAIR: Customize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Apply Stickers, Borders & Emojis. Hashtag a photo in social media and use the HP app to print right away.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer is Compact Enough to Carry in Your Backpack, Purse, or Pocket. Micro USB Charging Cable with 35 Prints/Charge
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DotNetJon, 8 out of 10
    Great Little Pocket Printer

    I've been playing with this little printer for a few days, and am pretty impressed with it. It uses no ink, but instead uses thermal paper, which allows for it's super small size. The battery powered and Bluetooth capabilities make it a breeze to take with you! The battery lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but could be better. Just printing about 8 pictures over the course of a few days, it went from fully charged to around 20%. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses. I have it set to turn itself off after an hour and sleep after Sleep after 5 minutes. Still, not too shabby for it's small size.

    The HP Sprocket software that you download and use to connect to the printer is really quite well done, and very easy to use. Even if you don't have a Sprocket printer, it would make a nice image editing tool for your phone. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet. Really makes it easy to make prints of your online photos.

    The size of the prints limits their use, obviously. Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. This would make a great gift for a kid or scrapbook keeper.

    The HP Sprocket app lets you crop, adjust color settings, add borders, text, little fun graphics you can add on top of the photo, and overlays. You can use these features to edit your photos, then print out on a larger printer or share to one of your social media sites.

    My colleague was able to download the Sprocket software and connect to my printer. It's supposed to support up to 3 additional connections, although I only tried myself and one other.

    You can change the color of the little LED on the front to whatever color you like, which is a nice little personalization feature.

    The printer takes about 45 seconds from the time you press print to print an image, so the speed isn't great if you are wanting to print several photos to distribute.

    The software has a Photo booth mode which takes 4 timed pictures and combines them into one image. This is fun for taking pictures with friends.

    The printer itself is really light, but feels well made. Changing the paper is easy. Just pop off the top and insert into the tray. It comes with a pack of 10 papers, including a calibration sheet. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams.

    Oct 08, 2018 18:12
  • Review by RedScorpion, 8 out of 10
    Fun and Getting Better

    The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition uses no ink and instead heats ZINK paper to reveal the photo in a single pass. It’s fun. The pictures are cute and you can stick them to anything.

    I feel like this printer is a Polaroid for the digital age. Everyone has a phone and this printer produces instant prints for far less money than a Polaroid or an inkjet.

    Multiple devices can hook up to the printer at the same time. At one point I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, an iPhone, and an iPad hooked up. The apps work virtually the same regardless of device and connection was simple.

    But, I was expecting a bit more from a 2nd Edition. The prints look good, but they aren’t great. It won’t replace a good inkjet for overall printer quality. I noticed banding in skies or solid colors and sometimes flesh tones would get overblown or washed out.

    The big new feature with the second edition is the AR. You can now print from a video clip or put an animated frame and when you scan the picture with the app, the picture will come to life and even play a video clip. The AR feature worked well on my iPhones and even displayed location information and google street information for the pictures. You can decide if you want information embedded in the print or not.

    The AR prints were, again, fun. But, some AR features were limited by which device I used to view the photo. For instance, I could create a picture with an embedded video on my phone and view the video with my phone, but if I tried to view that same video on another phone, it wouldn’t work. It would still show location data and any photos related to that location, but I couldn’t watch the picture come to life with the embedded video clip. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. But, I wish it was a universal feature... Now, the animated borders and stickers will work on any phone with the app.

    However, I couldn’t get the AR features to work on my tablets. My Samsung Galaxy crashed whenever I tried to view any AR details and the iPad didn’t fare much better. It just never could reveal anything. Now, I could view the embedded location information printed from my tablets on my iPhone, but the opposite didn’t work. I know all devices had the AR features turned on.

    Battery life is okay, but if you are using this at a party or group function, I would have it plugged in. After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. On that note, the charging cable is too short. I think it is only a foot and a half.

    It appears that HP is adding more features and functions to the app and the printer at all times. So, I am hopeful that there will be more AR borders and stickers in the future as the current selection is rather slim.

    Also, I would like it if we could get a PC driver at some point. I don’t see why laptops or surface devices can’t join the party.

    So, would I recommend the Sprocket? Sure. I am having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know if the new features are enough to warrant an upgrade for original Sprocket owners, but at $5 - $10 for a pack of 20 prints, I think this is a great pick-up. I look forward to getting a travel case and a small photo booklet.

    Oct 03, 2018 16:11
  • Review by josie, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    I brought this for my daughter for a xmas present. She loves it and I adore it.

    Dec 21, 2019 06:08
  • Review by Drummer7, 8 out of 10
    Cute and efficient

    I’ve been wanting to print some of our travel pictures so I could pin it on a map, frame it and hang it on a wall... And this palm size printer made it so easy and quick for me!

    It’s pretty easy to set up. When I opened the box did not see any instructions, but once you download and open the app, it will guide you through it. The app is super user friendly and really straight forward to use. And you connect the printer with your phone via Bluetooth.

    With the app you can edit and customize your pictures with frames, stickers, or other decorations, then hit "print" and in seconds out comes your photo! The ink is in the paper so there is no need for ink cartridges.

    The cool feature is that you can print pictures from your Instagram, Facebook and Google! All you have to do is login into your account and select the picture you want to print! Simple and easy!

    I like to do some editing on my pictures and with this app you CAN print photos that have been previously edited using your phone or other picture editing apps! And the colors look true to me.

    You can take pictures using the app too, even selfies and it will print it right away. But since I like to do some editing this feature didn’t really interested me.

    So overall, if you are looking for a small printer, and you just want some fun little 2x3s pictures for your projects, look no more. This IS the one to get!

    Oct 06, 2018 06:29
  • Review by Snet, 2 out of 10
    Quality so bad, I must have gotten a lemon

    I picked this up today from BestBuy. I honestly was not expecting a true picture quality resoultion or color; I just want a decent sticker quality for my diary.

    However I was shocked that the quality was so bad — like the color picture in an old newspaper front page with multiple horizontal and verical streaks. Another huge problem was that the true white and yellow printed extreme PINK. Picture seems all blown up. (i tried printing all kinds of pictures with different colors and resolutions). I tried printing black&white picture, but picture came out with partial red.

    I looked at different youtube reviews on this device and the pictures that got printed by other owners actually seem pretty good. So maybe, I thought my zinc photo paper was bad, so I opened a brand new zinc photo pack and I still have the same issue. Yes, I did the blue paper face down first just like HP told me to do in their homepage community threads with people complaining of red (pink) hue problems. I did all the resets too but no luck. Yes my battery green and was charged nearly full. So I must have gotten a lemon, which means HP needs some serious quality control.

    I am going back to the store to buy another same model since I am convinced i got a lemon. Everyone seems to say good things on their reviews. HP’s proper quality control could have prevented my inconvenience and unnecessary car gasoline and mileage.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:51
  • Review by joecaffe, 10 out of 10
    Instant prints, no wires!

    This is a nice little printer that helps make your social media posts physical. The app is fairly intuitive and has some decent customization options. If you don't see an enhancement in the list, the app allows you to make your own and save it, cool feature! I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The printer is very portable and the pictures show good detail and color reproduction for such a small print and no ink cartridges.

    The only issue I had was with the embedded experiences and getting it to work. Once configured in the app, the printer makes photos with an invisible watermark that, when scanned with the reveal camera, should show an AR experience on your phone. I followed the instructions and even used a still frame from a video I took of a new car event (see photo) but the app said "no reveal content found". That being said, it's a gee wiz feature that does nothing to the usefulness and functionality of this party printer!

    Oct 10, 2018 19:31
  • Review by Kris1973, 8 out of 10
    Incredibly fun little sticker printer.

    Starting with the positives: This little printer is incredibly easy to set up and fun to use. Within fifteen minutes of opening the box, I had printed through the 10-pack of Zink paper included with the printer, testing out everything from printing selfies to greenery and even some graphic art, which brings me to one of the most enjoyable things about the HP Zinc paper: It’s self-adhesive. Printing out little 2x3 stickers with your pictures or little sayings is a lot of fun! While quite small for a photo print at 2” by 3”, the pictures do print completely edge-to-edge so there’s no wasted space. 2x3 is small for a print, but seems oddly appropriate for a sticker.

    The built-in battery lasts through about one pack of ten prints before needing a recharge and the prints come out quickly with a satisfying little hum. It reminds me of taking Polaroid pictures back in the “old” days.

    On the down side, the colors in the prints can be (but aren’t always) somewhat washed out - particularly skin tones, though at least the resolution is fine enough that the prints don’t end up looking grainy. I think the Zink paper still has a little trouble with vibrant reds, which is why I dropped my review down to 4 stars.

    So, if you’re looking for a fun little battery powered portable printer that can print out 2x3 stickers for you and your friends (or kids), this is it. Because the “ink” is in the paper, the refill packs of paper can be somewhat pricey but Best Buy was running a sale on refills so I stocked up on a few packs while the price was more attractive.

    Oct 05, 2018 10:00
  • Review by JustOne, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I received this for my birthday - I’ve been journaling a lot !!! I wanted this sprocket soon could print out my pictures and add to my journal ! Guys : this is a game changer ! The saying a picture is worth a thousand words totally applies to this scenario! I just lost my precious dad so pictures really mean a lot !!!!

    The quality of my sprocket is totally awesome / I’m so so so grateful for the gift ! Plus got it on sale -it was $87! Don’t wait ! Thanks Best Buy for drive up service too- it feels like a birthday hug !

    Jul 03, 2020 16:25
  • 9.2score
    Epson - Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Printer - Black
    Description

    Generate stunning pictures with this Epson Expression wide-format printer. Its six individual ink colors produce brilliant borderless prints up to 13" x 19", and the large 50-sheet rear specialty tray lets you complete projects efficiently. This Epson Expression wide-format printer supports wireless and wired connectivity for printing photos from a tablet or smartphone.Prints up to 9.2 ISO ppm (black), up to 9.0 ISO ppm (color).

    10 Features
  • Prints up to 9.2 ISO ppm* in black, up to 9 ISO ppm* in color: Produces documents quickly.
  • Inkjet printers are good for home or small business use: They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with the free HP ePrint app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint-enabled: For Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi (dots per inch) for excellent print quality: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Six-color drop-on-demand MicroPiezo® inkjet technology: Just replace the ink cartridge when its color runs out.
  • Standard paper handling: Reload paper less often with the 100-sheet plain paper capacity or 20 sheets of Premium Photo Paper Glossy.
  • 2.4" LCD screen: Preview your images on the screen, and edit them before you print.
  • USB port for simple connectivity: High-speed USB 2.0 port offers a standard connection to your PC or a simple way to plug in and print with a USB drive, camera or other device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Blueknowser, 10 out of 10
    Liking this printer

    I really like this printer! I am using it for regular text print (not much) and amateur photograph printing in a full range of sizes from 4 x 6 glossy and 8.5 x 11 to 13 x 19 Pro Platinum by Canon. Ink shouldnt be a problem with lots of alternatives on line if Epson trys to charge too much just to keep the warrantee. I liked the packaging and set-up... good and easy... cleaning tools came with... no test paper though... thought that was a little cheap, since part of the set-up is to test the printer!

    Oct 15, 2021 16:07
  • Review by DetailzGuy, 8 out of 10
    A Quality, Multi-Function Printer that Saves $$

    Epson presented me an opportunity to beta test their Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-format Printer (referred to from now on as the “15K”). I own another Epson printer (the Workforce 3460). Throughout the review, where applicable, I’ll make comparisons to that printer. I used the 15K for roughly a week. This review is broken into different sections. If you want the full run-down, please read on. If you’re only interested in the final yea or nay, please skip to the end.

    Packaging & Unboxing: Packaging draws you in. Colors pop. The box provides information needed to make a purchase decision -- printer dimensions, speeds, resolutions, accessories, etc. The printer is securely packaged. Unboxing took about 10 minutes.

    Printer Footprint & Build: Surprisingly small footprint -- 18.7” (L), 14.5” (W), 6.3” (H), with all trays/supports collapsed. Easily fit on my work desk, which has two monitors. Front tray, fully extended, adds possible 10.5”. Top, three-tier support, fully extended, adds 11.5” height. Housing is made of same plastic used in most mid- to high-end printers. Internal components (metal, plastic, rubber, & cork) are well-made. 15K will be able to handle bumps & items placed on it. External build looks high-end. Top of printer is “rough,” lessens fingerprints you’d see otherwise. Front control panel, also not reflective, can be pivoted out. Rotates on internal gears that provide decent resistance & allow you to easily view LCD screen. Panel stays in place, removing need to hold panel while pressing controls. Still easy to press control housing into printer body. Slides (trays, supports, etc.) are typical of Epson builds. Can be interesting to pull out, but stay in place. Front tray holds up to 200 sheets of paper (max 8.5”x13”). Top tray holds up to 50 sheets (max 13”x19”). Output tray is automatic (elegant touch). If closed, will open to hold printouts. Given 15K offers two-sided printing, has removable duplexer on rear of housing, to clear jams. Rollers seem meaty, well-made. Cartridges glide seamlessly. Printer offers a “normal” & “quiet” mode. “Normal” mode is quieter than my 3640. Printer doesn’t offer SD card reader.

    Control Panel & Buttons: Provides 11 buttons & 2.4” LCD screen. Left of LCD, are power & home buttons. On right is a keypad to control print jobs, navigate printer’s built-in user interface, & control automatic output tray. Buttons provide nice response. LCD screen isn’t a touch screen. Onscreen images are clear. Navigation & confirmation of selections is intuitive. Can’t click through menu or other options too fast. Interface takes a second to catch up, sometimes resulting in need to hit “back” button to enable selecting on-screen options. Go relatively slow, shouldn’t face problems.

    Accessories: Power cord; 6, full-size cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, & Gray); CD with drivers, etc.; assortment of hard-copy documentation; cleaning sheet; bag for print cartridge protectors; &, nice sample pack of printing paper -- premium glossy photo paper, borderless glossy photo paper, heavyweight matte paper, & premium semi-gloss photo paper (about 5 sheets of each). All sets of sheets separated by non-acidic paper. Epson chose not to include printer USB cable. For $350, they should have.

    Setup: General setup fairly straightforward, although I found initial software-guided setup to be wonky. Epson provided auto-connect method. It’s supposed to form temporary WiFi network (not involving your router) between 15K & PC, failed for me. With no USB cable, I didn’t test wired option. I closed software-guided setup & installed another way, which I recommend doing. Connect the 15K to your wireless network, first; run PC installer (selecting “Wireless connection”); choose “The printer is already on my wireless network,” &, follow setup instructions. Better than auto-connect, IMHO.

    ***General Setup: Hardware setup is easy. Read & follow "XP-15000 Start Here" guide & 15K’s onboard instructions. Full setup took about 30 minutes. YMMV, depending on how thorough/careful you are with unboxing, etc. Don’t rush. Follow instructions carefully. Setup & use experience will be better for it.

    ***WiFi Setup (Do 1st): WiFi setup was a snap. Used 15K’s wizard, in A/C (5GHz)/N, G, B (2.4GHz) network. Printer saw N 2.4 GHz band with no problem. Noted on the box, 15K only supports 2.4GHz wireless radios. After selecting 2.4GHz channel & entering router's password, connecting was buttery smooth. 15K has a strong wireless radio & (despite decent distance from router, with obstructions) found my network immediately. 15K prompted me to run firmware update, which I did. I then installed drivers on my PC.

    ***Win 10 Install: Didn’t use included CD. Drivers tend to be outdated. If you don’t have web access, CD will get you up & running. Used web browser to hit 15K’s driver/software page. Downloaded & installed full driver & utilities combo. 15K’s page offers: print drivers (local & remote print), Epson software updater, print CD software, & Epson Connect printer setup. Page provides links to mobile apps (Creative Print & iPrint, for Android/iOS). Installer completed in three minutes. Setup will prompt you to run Epson Connect & Google Cloud printing -- not Apple AirPrint. After install, Epson’s monitoring software, found in PC’s taskbar, shows overall status of printer (jobs, ink, ways to clean & adjust print nozzles, software updates, etc.)

    ***Online Registration, Etc.: Was directed to my Epson user page (previously configured with 3640 setup). Logged in, 15K appeared, along with 3640. Easily configured & customized email-to-print, etc. Opened Epson iPrint app on my Android. App found 15K right away. Could now print from my phone. Set up is easy. Take your time. Online instructions can help if you hit a snag. Epson does a great job of making seamless mobile/remote-print experience. If opting to set up Google Cloud Print or AirPrint later, find printer's IP (use Epson iPrint app), enter IP in internet browser, log into printer’s interface as admin (if needed), locate Google Cloud Print or AirPrint option, open either/both, & follow instructions to set them up. Mobile print allows you to print from any Android device or browser (when logged into your Google account) or Apple device (when on same WiFi network as 15K).

    Print Quality, Speed, & Ink: My 15-year-old son is a photography hobbyist. He purchased a decent Nikon camera, lenses, etc., began shooting photos semi-professionally, & needed a printer that could produce high-quality photos. 15K is really for him (although, despite being deemed a photo printer, it can produce any document type you want). My son tested photo prints, using included sample paper. He timed a print on “normal,” using 8.5x11 semi-gloss paper. Generated in 3 minutes, 30 seconds. He said final print was decent quality, but lost some definition. IMO, minor amount of detail was lost, but you’d really have to look close to see it. FWIW, I’m happy with the photos. They’re every bit as good those online or from a brick & mortar store. Regarding ink cost, despite the use of six cartridges, the cost of sheets, & the $350 price tag for the 15K, you’ll save roughly 5 times the money printing your own photos with the 15K, vs. using an online developer or in-store photo-development kiosk & shops. Can’t speak to using cheaper cartridges or refilling those provided. Epson doesn’t recommend it (for different reasons). Regarding cartridge life, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, & Black seem most used. With roughly 20 document prints, in normal quality, & a few hi-res, full-sheet photos, & nozzle charge, clean, & alignment, about 1/8 of the four cartridges listed was used. Gray/red barely touched. Regarding paper, use high-quality paper to get great results.

    Summary:

    ***Packaging & Unboxing: 5-star. Inside & out, 15K presents well & is well-protected. Will arrive safe & sound to your workplace.

    ***Printer Footprint & Build: 4-star. Aesthetically pleasing, relatively small footprint, seems solid, all-around. Loses a star, as trays can be difficult to pull out. Once out, they stay where they should.

    ***Control Panel & Buttons: 4-star. Overall feel & operation is good. Loses a star due to somewhat laggy, but sufficient, user-interface.

    ***Accessories: 4-star. Items included are wonderful. However, Epson should’ve included a USB cable.

    ***Overall Setup: 4- (or possibly 5-) star. Not a fan of WiFi auto-connect, which Epson tries to push during setup (either that or wired connect... impossible without USB cable). If you can get around WiFi auto-connect, process is seamless. YMMV. Some people have no problems with auto-connect. If you don’t, experience is 5-star.

    ***Print Quality, Speed, & Ink: For both documents & photos is a 5-star, IMO. YMMV, depending on paper & settings used & source files. Print speeds are reasonable for this price range. Printouts are every bit as good as online or brick & mortar stores. Also, using the 15K, you’ll end up saving time & money.

    Recommended Purchase?: Are you really getting the bang for your buck? Yes, this is a solid 4-star purchase and absolutely worth the cost. It’s a photo printer with a reasonable footprint. One capable of delivering high-quality photos. It can serve as a multi-function printer that can print CD/DVD/Blu-Ray labels, high-resolution documents, iron-on transfers, etc. It allows you to print photos/files from your PC, Android or iOS device, or by using email-to-print. If you have access to the web, you have access to your printer. Epson delivers quality with the XP-15000. Seriously consider the purchase. You’re not likely to regret it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test & review. If I find a need to change my review, I’ll do so ASAP. ‘Til then, happy printing.

    Dec 31, 2017 00:42
  • Review by Blondie777, 6 out of 10
    Photographs come out beautiful , but

    But ink cartridges are small so only a small amount of prints and you are out of ink, plus cartridges are hard to find. Not to happy about that! I won't be able to afford to print my own art work.

    Sep 20, 2019 17:25
  • Review by bluwater14, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Quality

    My experience with the Epson - Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Printer has been a very positive experience. It was so easy to set up! From taking it out of the box, to completion was about 25 minutes. I only hit a few snags which I was able to figure out within a few minutes. It comes with a quick start guide that guides you through the set up.

    First step was the unpacking. It had everything on the list except for the ink cap storage bag. So I used a Ziploc bag instead. No big deal. This step also requires you to remove the blue tape holding everything in place for shipping purposes. It has a few pictures as to where you will find the tape. However it does NOT have a picture for the paper tray to remove the tape. This may have been helpful to clear up some confusion on loading the paper later down the road.

    Next step was to turn on and configure. (Simple)

    Next step was to install the ink cartridges. It was very easy. Everything was labeled and pretty self explanatory. This part was such a breeze.

    Next part is to load the paper. This is where I hit my first snag. I was trying to load the paper in the output tray instead of the paper tray. This was probably just an error on my part. I did read the directions over and over but for some reason I was getting it wrong. LOL.

    Next was the alignment of the ink cartridges and test papers. One of the first print outs is a bunch of squares in a line and you have to choose which one is the most solid. That part was easy. The last part of it was these bars that printed and you were supposed to choose which one had no gap between and were not overlapping. With both bars being the same color, it was very hard to distinguish the best choice. I wish they were different colors. I would have been more confident in my choices.

    Next was installing the software onto my computer. This part was pretty easy as well. I hit another snag when I was trying to set up a wireless connection. No where in any of the directions on the quick start guide or in the CD directions did it say to set it up directly on the printer. I thought myself to check this and set it up on there. If it was someone such as my parents who were trying to set this up would not have thought to check that. I think it should be added to the directions. I hooked mine up through wireless network.

    After all of that, I was ready to print! This printer came with a sample pack of photo paper!! Gotta love that!!! So I chose regular glossy paper and tested this bad boy out!! I chose one of my best quality photos to print. I have to say, the quality is AMAZING!!! It is professional quality!! I included a photo of my photo that printed, but even that does not give it the justice it deserves!! I am AMAZED!! Every single picture I have printed has been amazing quality!! This not only prints photos, it is all of your printing needs in one!! I totally recommend this product!! “This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    Dec 31, 2017 14:54
  • Review by Dale45, 10 out of 10
    More than just a photo printer

    Well first I start by saying, I knew this printer would be pretty amazing after reading the features and descriptions, but when I got it and actually had time to use it I’m just blown away at how incredible this machine really is.

    Although I am an IT professional, instructions were rather easy to follow. With that being said, you don’t need a computer and electronics engineering degree to set up this printer or be a rocket scientist. Anyone with common basic knowledge would be able to easily set up.

    I set up the machine on a laptop that didn’t isn’t equipped with a cd drive. Which I had to download the software, now this process was about 45 minutes or an hour which could have been because I was at home and I have the worst internet provider, but with faster speeds it shouldn’t take so long. Anyways, I didn’t have any trouble finding the software.

    The first thing I noticed was that this printer has two options to insert your photo paper. It has one entry at the top that opens, and one at the bottom, that slides open and shut. Something that you would see at an office building or something professional. So I was suprised by that.

    Now, this printer comes with a few options of photo paper. With the glossy, matte, you even get pre cut say for instance if your just looking to print a smaller photo and you don’t want to waste the full size.

    Anyways I tested one of each.

    My findings:

    -prints photos unbelievably fast, I’m talking seconds.

    - the photo quality is extremely professional. Like having a photo professionally printed from a printing service, it’s that good. No one could tell the difference, I’m that confident and impressed by them.

    I can actually say that I’ll never use professional printing services again! That is as long as this printer is still working, of course. But I have faith that this printer should last me sometime.

    I do have one complaint, not really a complaint because it still costs less by printing at home. Anyways there are 6 separate ink cartridges. But after looking at the prices of each which range of up to 22 dollars, some cheaper, it’s not all that bad. That’s one thing I like about Epson Printers is that their ink cartridges are cheaper than other brands. Anyways, I didn’t do the math but all and all I’m still going to save and I’ll get to print photos in the comfort of my own home.

    This machine will print photos, labels, stickers, different sizing, greeting cards, post cards, the list goes on but I’ll stop at that. My point is, this machine does more then photos. It’s very versatile. You also have the cloud option, you can download an app and print from a mobile device or at a different location, which is just wonderful. If your looking to print professional photos and more in your own home and not looking to spend an arm and a leg, then this printer will be a great selection. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    Dec 31, 2017 13:34
  • Review by justmejustme123, 10 out of 10
    Very sharp

    I love this I have needed a new printer for so long. I am thrilled that I finally got one and love it. It was pretty simple to connect. You can connect a handful of devices. It was very quick when I hit print. I loved that. My old printer took way to long to print and it did not print the best.

    I think that the price point is pretty good. I like that it is a bigger size and can print a bigger size picture. It is simple to install the ink as well. They snap right in. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    Dec 23, 2017 18:35
  • Review by user449008, 8 out of 10
    Worth the buy for photo printer

    I run a small family owned business. We rely on pictures to be able to sell. With that being said it was getting really expensive to keep going back to the print shop every week. I have been looking at printers on and off for a while not knowing which one to get. The thing is this is an investment for my business and I want something that will last.

    So obviously I ended up getting this one. This is 24lbs. I thought that this was going to be a huge printer due to the weight but its actually really desk friendly! It doesn’t have a scanner to it or fax-its strictly a photo printer so if you need those features, this isnt for you.

    The setup for the printer took me roughly 10 minutes. It does come with the hardware disk for you to pop in and set up with no problems. The first few days it would pop up asking me to do updates on it so just be ready for that. Something that I noticed about it that had me a little worried were all printer cartridges it has with it. There is one for every color. The reason why I was worried was cause I was afraid that they were going to be pricey but the range from $11-$15 dollars a piece depending where you buy them at. The only con I can see is if you use one color more than another color you will be replacing it alot faster so your ink levels wont all be ran the same.

    So how well does it print? I did a print comparsion for yall to see. I am happy with the quality. One thing that I did notice is that it dries super quick. Problems that I have had in the past is that when a print comes out its still wet so it smears. With this the moment it comes out it its dry so no smearing. The pixels on the print arent exactly like a print shop but for it being a home printer, its pretty good.

    This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Dec 30, 2017 21:27
  • Review by Tony, 8 out of 10
    I'm happy with the purchase.

    Prints beautiful, large prints on photo paper and decently quick. The cartridges are reasonably priced for a change (there are 6 of them). I did find an oddity where the print sometimes pauses during the print that there doesn't seem to be a solution for. Not sure if it's the size of the file that's perhaps causing buffering over WIFI. In any case, if it pauses during print with standard inkjet paper it leaves a noticeable change in color tone where it paused printing. I haven't had that happen on photo paper so the noticeable color change may have to do with how the ink gets absorbed in the paper when the print pauses. Otherwise, I wish it was touch screen with a bigger screen, and it does seem to like to pull two pages at a time using regular inkjet printer paper. The software installed easily and it works consistently overBut overall, I'm still happy with the purchase. It's a very nice printer for high quality prints.

    Nov 17, 2021 16:38
  • 9.2score
    13
    HP
    HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer - Lilac - Purple
    Description

    Let the good times print with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. With exclusive editing features, seamless social media integration, and easy party printing mode, creating gorgeous full-color photographs is as simple as showing up! Send images straight from your smartphone to the HP app to customize, print, share with friends, and stick to your scrapbook, journal, collage, photo wall, and other creative projects. Zink Zero Ink premium paper resists smudging, tearing, and fading, while upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 allows everyone to join in the action. In addition to customizing and printing photos straight from your smartphone or social media account via the HP Sprocket app, friends can also connect.

    4 Features
  • PRINT PHOTOS ON DEMAND!: HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Printer Prints 2x3” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media. For iOS 10+ & Android 5+ Bluetooth 5.2
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • UNIQUE FILTERS, FRAMES & FLAIR: Customize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Apply Stickers, Borders & Emojis. Hashtag a photo in social media and use the HP app to print right away.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer is Compact Enough to Carry in Your Backpack, Purse, or Pocket. Micro USB Charging Cable with 35 Prints/Charge
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DotNetJon, 8 out of 10
    Great Little Pocket Printer

    I've been playing with this little printer for a few days, and am pretty impressed with it. It uses no ink, but instead uses thermal paper, which allows for it's super small size. The battery powered and Bluetooth capabilities make it a breeze to take with you! The battery lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but could be better. Just printing about 8 pictures over the course of a few days, it went from fully charged to around 20%. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses. I have it set to turn itself off after an hour and sleep after Sleep after 5 minutes. Still, not too shabby for it's small size.

    The HP Sprocket software that you download and use to connect to the printer is really quite well done, and very easy to use. Even if you don't have a Sprocket printer, it would make a nice image editing tool for your phone. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet. Really makes it easy to make prints of your online photos.

    The size of the prints limits their use, obviously. Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. This would make a great gift for a kid or scrapbook keeper.

    The HP Sprocket app lets you crop, adjust color settings, add borders, text, little fun graphics you can add on top of the photo, and overlays. You can use these features to edit your photos, then print out on a larger printer or share to one of your social media sites.

    My colleague was able to download the Sprocket software and connect to my printer. It's supposed to support up to 3 additional connections, although I only tried myself and one other.

    You can change the color of the little LED on the front to whatever color you like, which is a nice little personalization feature.

    The printer takes about 45 seconds from the time you press print to print an image, so the speed isn't great if you are wanting to print several photos to distribute.

    The software has a Photo booth mode which takes 4 timed pictures and combines them into one image. This is fun for taking pictures with friends.

    The printer itself is really light, but feels well made. Changing the paper is easy. Just pop off the top and insert into the tray. It comes with a pack of 10 papers, including a calibration sheet. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams.

    Oct 08, 2018 18:12
  • Review by RedScorpion, 8 out of 10
    Fun and Getting Better

    The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition uses no ink and instead heats ZINK paper to reveal the photo in a single pass. It’s fun. The pictures are cute and you can stick them to anything.

    I feel like this printer is a Polaroid for the digital age. Everyone has a phone and this printer produces instant prints for far less money than a Polaroid or an inkjet.

    Multiple devices can hook up to the printer at the same time. At one point I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, an iPhone, and an iPad hooked up. The apps work virtually the same regardless of device and connection was simple.

    But, I was expecting a bit more from a 2nd Edition. The prints look good, but they aren’t great. It won’t replace a good inkjet for overall printer quality. I noticed banding in skies or solid colors and sometimes flesh tones would get overblown or washed out.

    The big new feature with the second edition is the AR. You can now print from a video clip or put an animated frame and when you scan the picture with the app, the picture will come to life and even play a video clip. The AR feature worked well on my iPhones and even displayed location information and google street information for the pictures. You can decide if you want information embedded in the print or not.

    The AR prints were, again, fun. But, some AR features were limited by which device I used to view the photo. For instance, I could create a picture with an embedded video on my phone and view the video with my phone, but if I tried to view that same video on another phone, it wouldn’t work. It would still show location data and any photos related to that location, but I couldn’t watch the picture come to life with the embedded video clip. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. But, I wish it was a universal feature... Now, the animated borders and stickers will work on any phone with the app.

    However, I couldn’t get the AR features to work on my tablets. My Samsung Galaxy crashed whenever I tried to view any AR details and the iPad didn’t fare much better. It just never could reveal anything. Now, I could view the embedded location information printed from my tablets on my iPhone, but the opposite didn’t work. I know all devices had the AR features turned on.

    Battery life is okay, but if you are using this at a party or group function, I would have it plugged in. After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. On that note, the charging cable is too short. I think it is only a foot and a half.

    It appears that HP is adding more features and functions to the app and the printer at all times. So, I am hopeful that there will be more AR borders and stickers in the future as the current selection is rather slim.

    Also, I would like it if we could get a PC driver at some point. I don’t see why laptops or surface devices can’t join the party.

    So, would I recommend the Sprocket? Sure. I am having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know if the new features are enough to warrant an upgrade for original Sprocket owners, but at $5 - $10 for a pack of 20 prints, I think this is a great pick-up. I look forward to getting a travel case and a small photo booklet.

    Oct 03, 2018 16:11
  • Review by josie, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    I brought this for my daughter for a xmas present. She loves it and I adore it.

    Dec 21, 2019 06:08
  • Review by Drummer7, 8 out of 10
    Cute and efficient

    I’ve been wanting to print some of our travel pictures so I could pin it on a map, frame it and hang it on a wall... And this palm size printer made it so easy and quick for me!

    It’s pretty easy to set up. When I opened the box did not see any instructions, but once you download and open the app, it will guide you through it. The app is super user friendly and really straight forward to use. And you connect the printer with your phone via Bluetooth.

    With the app you can edit and customize your pictures with frames, stickers, or other decorations, then hit "print" and in seconds out comes your photo! The ink is in the paper so there is no need for ink cartridges.

    The cool feature is that you can print pictures from your Instagram, Facebook and Google! All you have to do is login into your account and select the picture you want to print! Simple and easy!

    I like to do some editing on my pictures and with this app you CAN print photos that have been previously edited using your phone or other picture editing apps! And the colors look true to me.

    You can take pictures using the app too, even selfies and it will print it right away. But since I like to do some editing this feature didn’t really interested me.

    So overall, if you are looking for a small printer, and you just want some fun little 2x3s pictures for your projects, look no more. This IS the one to get!

    Oct 06, 2018 06:29
  • Review by Snet, 2 out of 10
    Quality so bad, I must have gotten a lemon

    I picked this up today from BestBuy. I honestly was not expecting a true picture quality resoultion or color; I just want a decent sticker quality for my diary.

    However I was shocked that the quality was so bad — like the color picture in an old newspaper front page with multiple horizontal and verical streaks. Another huge problem was that the true white and yellow printed extreme PINK. Picture seems all blown up. (i tried printing all kinds of pictures with different colors and resolutions). I tried printing black&white picture, but picture came out with partial red.

    I looked at different youtube reviews on this device and the pictures that got printed by other owners actually seem pretty good. So maybe, I thought my zinc photo paper was bad, so I opened a brand new zinc photo pack and I still have the same issue. Yes, I did the blue paper face down first just like HP told me to do in their homepage community threads with people complaining of red (pink) hue problems. I did all the resets too but no luck. Yes my battery green and was charged nearly full. So I must have gotten a lemon, which means HP needs some serious quality control.

    I am going back to the store to buy another same model since I am convinced i got a lemon. Everyone seems to say good things on their reviews. HP’s proper quality control could have prevented my inconvenience and unnecessary car gasoline and mileage.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:51
  • Review by joecaffe, 10 out of 10
    Instant prints, no wires!

    This is a nice little printer that helps make your social media posts physical. The app is fairly intuitive and has some decent customization options. If you don't see an enhancement in the list, the app allows you to make your own and save it, cool feature! I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The printer is very portable and the pictures show good detail and color reproduction for such a small print and no ink cartridges.

    The only issue I had was with the embedded experiences and getting it to work. Once configured in the app, the printer makes photos with an invisible watermark that, when scanned with the reveal camera, should show an AR experience on your phone. I followed the instructions and even used a still frame from a video I took of a new car event (see photo) but the app said "no reveal content found". That being said, it's a gee wiz feature that does nothing to the usefulness and functionality of this party printer!

    Oct 10, 2018 19:31
  • Review by Kris1973, 8 out of 10
    Incredibly fun little sticker printer.

    Starting with the positives: This little printer is incredibly easy to set up and fun to use. Within fifteen minutes of opening the box, I had printed through the 10-pack of Zink paper included with the printer, testing out everything from printing selfies to greenery and even some graphic art, which brings me to one of the most enjoyable things about the HP Zinc paper: It’s self-adhesive. Printing out little 2x3 stickers with your pictures or little sayings is a lot of fun! While quite small for a photo print at 2” by 3”, the pictures do print completely edge-to-edge so there’s no wasted space. 2x3 is small for a print, but seems oddly appropriate for a sticker.

    The built-in battery lasts through about one pack of ten prints before needing a recharge and the prints come out quickly with a satisfying little hum. It reminds me of taking Polaroid pictures back in the “old” days.

    On the down side, the colors in the prints can be (but aren’t always) somewhat washed out - particularly skin tones, though at least the resolution is fine enough that the prints don’t end up looking grainy. I think the Zink paper still has a little trouble with vibrant reds, which is why I dropped my review down to 4 stars.

    So, if you’re looking for a fun little battery powered portable printer that can print out 2x3 stickers for you and your friends (or kids), this is it. Because the “ink” is in the paper, the refill packs of paper can be somewhat pricey but Best Buy was running a sale on refills so I stocked up on a few packs while the price was more attractive.

    Oct 05, 2018 10:00
  • Review by JustOne, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I received this for my birthday - I’ve been journaling a lot !!! I wanted this sprocket soon could print out my pictures and add to my journal ! Guys : this is a game changer ! The saying a picture is worth a thousand words totally applies to this scenario! I just lost my precious dad so pictures really mean a lot !!!!

    The quality of my sprocket is totally awesome / I’m so so so grateful for the gift ! Plus got it on sale -it was $87! Don’t wait ! Thanks Best Buy for drive up service too- it feels like a birthday hug !

    Jul 03, 2020 16:25
  • 9.2score
    14
    HP
    HP Sprocket 2x3" Instant Photo Printer - Black - Black
    Description

    Let the good times print with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. With exclusive editing features, seamless social media integration, and easy party printing mode, creating gorgeous full-color photographs is as simple as showing up! Send images straight from your smartphone to the HP app to customize, print, share with friends, and stick to your scrapbook, journal, collage, photo wall, and other creative projects. Zink Zero Ink premium paper resists smudging, tearing, and fading, while upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 allows everyone to join in the action. In addition to customizing and printing photos straight from your smartphone or social media account via the HP Sprocket app, friends can also connect.

    4 Features
  • PRINT PHOTOS ON DEMAND!: HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Printer Prints 2x3” Photographs from Your Smartphone or Social Media. For iOS 10+ & Android 5+ Bluetooth 5.3
  • ZINK ZERO INK TECHNOLOGY: No Expensive Toner or Ribbon Replacements! Glossy Sticky-Back Photo Paper Has Colors Embedded Inside for Amazing Resistance to Water, Smudges & Tears
  • UNIQUE FILTERS, FRAMES & FLAIR: Customize Your Snaps with Cool Editing Tools on the HP App. Apply Stickers, Borders & Emojis. Hashtag a photo in social media and use the HP app to print right away.
  • SLIM, PORTABLE DESIGN: Wireless Pocket-Sized Rechargeable Printer is Compact Enough to Carry in Your Backpack, Purse, or Pocket. Micro USB Charging Cable with 35 Prints/Charge
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DotNetJon, 8 out of 10
    Great Little Pocket Printer

    I've been playing with this little printer for a few days, and am pretty impressed with it. It uses no ink, but instead uses thermal paper, which allows for it's super small size. The battery powered and Bluetooth capabilities make it a breeze to take with you! The battery lasts for a reasonable amount of time, but could be better. Just printing about 8 pictures over the course of a few days, it went from fully charged to around 20%. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses. I have it set to turn itself off after an hour and sleep after Sleep after 5 minutes. Still, not too shabby for it's small size.

    The HP Sprocket software that you download and use to connect to the printer is really quite well done, and very easy to use. Even if you don't have a Sprocket printer, it would make a nice image editing tool for your phone. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet. Really makes it easy to make prints of your online photos.

    The size of the prints limits their use, obviously. Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. This would make a great gift for a kid or scrapbook keeper.

    The HP Sprocket app lets you crop, adjust color settings, add borders, text, little fun graphics you can add on top of the photo, and overlays. You can use these features to edit your photos, then print out on a larger printer or share to one of your social media sites.

    My colleague was able to download the Sprocket software and connect to my printer. It's supposed to support up to 3 additional connections, although I only tried myself and one other.

    You can change the color of the little LED on the front to whatever color you like, which is a nice little personalization feature.

    The printer takes about 45 seconds from the time you press print to print an image, so the speed isn't great if you are wanting to print several photos to distribute.

    The software has a Photo booth mode which takes 4 timed pictures and combines them into one image. This is fun for taking pictures with friends.

    The printer itself is really light, but feels well made. Changing the paper is easy. Just pop off the top and insert into the tray. It comes with a pack of 10 papers, including a calibration sheet. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams.

    Oct 08, 2018 18:12
  • Review by RedScorpion, 8 out of 10
    Fun and Getting Better

    The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition uses no ink and instead heats ZINK paper to reveal the photo in a single pass. It’s fun. The pictures are cute and you can stick them to anything.

    I feel like this printer is a Polaroid for the digital age. Everyone has a phone and this printer produces instant prints for far less money than a Polaroid or an inkjet.

    Multiple devices can hook up to the printer at the same time. At one point I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, an iPhone, and an iPad hooked up. The apps work virtually the same regardless of device and connection was simple.

    But, I was expecting a bit more from a 2nd Edition. The prints look good, but they aren’t great. It won’t replace a good inkjet for overall printer quality. I noticed banding in skies or solid colors and sometimes flesh tones would get overblown or washed out.

    The big new feature with the second edition is the AR. You can now print from a video clip or put an animated frame and when you scan the picture with the app, the picture will come to life and even play a video clip. The AR feature worked well on my iPhones and even displayed location information and google street information for the pictures. You can decide if you want information embedded in the print or not.

    The AR prints were, again, fun. But, some AR features were limited by which device I used to view the photo. For instance, I could create a picture with an embedded video on my phone and view the video with my phone, but if I tried to view that same video on another phone, it wouldn’t work. It would still show location data and any photos related to that location, but I couldn’t watch the picture come to life with the embedded video clip. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. But, I wish it was a universal feature... Now, the animated borders and stickers will work on any phone with the app.

    However, I couldn’t get the AR features to work on my tablets. My Samsung Galaxy crashed whenever I tried to view any AR details and the iPad didn’t fare much better. It just never could reveal anything. Now, I could view the embedded location information printed from my tablets on my iPhone, but the opposite didn’t work. I know all devices had the AR features turned on.

    Battery life is okay, but if you are using this at a party or group function, I would have it plugged in. After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. On that note, the charging cable is too short. I think it is only a foot and a half.

    It appears that HP is adding more features and functions to the app and the printer at all times. So, I am hopeful that there will be more AR borders and stickers in the future as the current selection is rather slim.

    Also, I would like it if we could get a PC driver at some point. I don’t see why laptops or surface devices can’t join the party.

    So, would I recommend the Sprocket? Sure. I am having a lot of fun with it. I don’t know if the new features are enough to warrant an upgrade for original Sprocket owners, but at $5 - $10 for a pack of 20 prints, I think this is a great pick-up. I look forward to getting a travel case and a small photo booklet.

    Oct 03, 2018 16:11
  • Review by josie, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    I brought this for my daughter for a xmas present. She loves it and I adore it.

    Dec 21, 2019 06:08
  • Review by Drummer7, 8 out of 10
    Cute and efficient

    I’ve been wanting to print some of our travel pictures so I could pin it on a map, frame it and hang it on a wall... And this palm size printer made it so easy and quick for me!

    It’s pretty easy to set up. When I opened the box did not see any instructions, but once you download and open the app, it will guide you through it. The app is super user friendly and really straight forward to use. And you connect the printer with your phone via Bluetooth.

    With the app you can edit and customize your pictures with frames, stickers, or other decorations, then hit "print" and in seconds out comes your photo! The ink is in the paper so there is no need for ink cartridges.

    The cool feature is that you can print pictures from your Instagram, Facebook and Google! All you have to do is login into your account and select the picture you want to print! Simple and easy!

    I like to do some editing on my pictures and with this app you CAN print photos that have been previously edited using your phone or other picture editing apps! And the colors look true to me.

    You can take pictures using the app too, even selfies and it will print it right away. But since I like to do some editing this feature didn’t really interested me.

    So overall, if you are looking for a small printer, and you just want some fun little 2x3s pictures for your projects, look no more. This IS the one to get!

    Oct 06, 2018 06:29
  • Review by Snet, 2 out of 10
    Quality so bad, I must have gotten a lemon

    I picked this up today from BestBuy. I honestly was not expecting a true picture quality resoultion or color; I just want a decent sticker quality for my diary.

    However I was shocked that the quality was so bad — like the color picture in an old newspaper front page with multiple horizontal and verical streaks. Another huge problem was that the true white and yellow printed extreme PINK. Picture seems all blown up. (i tried printing all kinds of pictures with different colors and resolutions). I tried printing black&white picture, but picture came out with partial red.

    I looked at different youtube reviews on this device and the pictures that got printed by other owners actually seem pretty good. So maybe, I thought my zinc photo paper was bad, so I opened a brand new zinc photo pack and I still have the same issue. Yes, I did the blue paper face down first just like HP told me to do in their homepage community threads with people complaining of red (pink) hue problems. I did all the resets too but no luck. Yes my battery green and was charged nearly full. So I must have gotten a lemon, which means HP needs some serious quality control.

    I am going back to the store to buy another same model since I am convinced i got a lemon. Everyone seems to say good things on their reviews. HP’s proper quality control could have prevented my inconvenience and unnecessary car gasoline and mileage.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:51
  • Review by joecaffe, 10 out of 10
    Instant prints, no wires!

    This is a nice little printer that helps make your social media posts physical. The app is fairly intuitive and has some decent customization options. If you don't see an enhancement in the list, the app allows you to make your own and save it, cool feature! I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The printer is very portable and the pictures show good detail and color reproduction for such a small print and no ink cartridges.

    The only issue I had was with the embedded experiences and getting it to work. Once configured in the app, the printer makes photos with an invisible watermark that, when scanned with the reveal camera, should show an AR experience on your phone. I followed the instructions and even used a still frame from a video I took of a new car event (see photo) but the app said "no reveal content found". That being said, it's a gee wiz feature that does nothing to the usefulness and functionality of this party printer!

    Oct 10, 2018 19:31
  • Review by Kris1973, 8 out of 10
    Incredibly fun little sticker printer.

    Starting with the positives: This little printer is incredibly easy to set up and fun to use. Within fifteen minutes of opening the box, I had printed through the 10-pack of Zink paper included with the printer, testing out everything from printing selfies to greenery and even some graphic art, which brings me to one of the most enjoyable things about the HP Zinc paper: It’s self-adhesive. Printing out little 2x3 stickers with your pictures or little sayings is a lot of fun! While quite small for a photo print at 2” by 3”, the pictures do print completely edge-to-edge so there’s no wasted space. 2x3 is small for a print, but seems oddly appropriate for a sticker.

    The built-in battery lasts through about one pack of ten prints before needing a recharge and the prints come out quickly with a satisfying little hum. It reminds me of taking Polaroid pictures back in the “old” days.

    On the down side, the colors in the prints can be (but aren’t always) somewhat washed out - particularly skin tones, though at least the resolution is fine enough that the prints don’t end up looking grainy. I think the Zink paper still has a little trouble with vibrant reds, which is why I dropped my review down to 4 stars.

    So, if you’re looking for a fun little battery powered portable printer that can print out 2x3 stickers for you and your friends (or kids), this is it. Because the “ink” is in the paper, the refill packs of paper can be somewhat pricey but Best Buy was running a sale on refills so I stocked up on a few packs while the price was more attractive.

    Oct 05, 2018 10:00
  • Review by JustOne, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    I received this for my birthday - I’ve been journaling a lot !!! I wanted this sprocket soon could print out my pictures and add to my journal ! Guys : this is a game changer ! The saying a picture is worth a thousand words totally applies to this scenario! I just lost my precious dad so pictures really mean a lot !!!!

    The quality of my sprocket is totally awesome / I’m so so so grateful for the gift ! Plus got it on sale -it was $87! Don’t wait ! Thanks Best Buy for drive up service too- it feels like a birthday hug !

    Jul 03, 2020 16:25
  • 9.2score
    Epson - Expression Photo XP-970 Wireless All-In-One Printer
    Description

    Epson Expression Photo XP-970 All-In-One Printer: Print directly from a smartphone or tablet with this Epson Expression all-in-one printer. Ultra HD inks and a wide-format design let you print stunning large borderless photos, and smaller pictures can be printed in as little as 11 seconds. Intuitive touch-screen controls make this Epson Expression all-in-one printer simple and easy to use.Prints up to 8.5 ISO ppm*, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color

    16 Features
  • Prints up to 8.5 ISO ppm* in black, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color: Produces documents quickly.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control: Ask a compatible voice assistant (device required) to help you print shopping lists, to-do lists, various crossword puzzles and games, coloring activities, comics and more.
  • Works with Google Assistant for voice control: Ask a compatible voice assistant (device required) to help you print your Google Calendar, various crossword puzzles and games, coloring activities, comics and more.
  • Ideal for home or small business use: This inkjet printer offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability**: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with free Epson iPrint, Google Cloud, or Mopria Print Service.
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled**: Allows Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • Six-cartridge drop-on-demand MicroPiezo inkjet technology: Supports Epson Claria Photo HD 277 standard-capacity and Epson Claria Photo HD 277XL high-capacity black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta cartridges.
  • Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: The high resolution offers remarkable quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Six individual print cartridges are economical: Only replace an ink cartridge (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta) when its color runs out.
  • Standard paper handling: 100-sheet input and 30-sheet output capacity.
  • 4.3" LCD touch screen: Use the intuitive touch screen to print, store files, and access business apps** directly from the printer.
  • More connectivity options: Built-in memory card slots let you simply plug in your memory card and print.
  • USB port for simple connectivity: The high-speed USB offers a simple way to plug in and print from a USB drive, camera, or other devices.
  • More print, copy, and scan solutions: Automatically print two-sided documents, scan documents to your computer or directly to e-mail and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Baaarb, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    This is the first Epson printer I have ever had. It was a lot easier to set up than the previous printers I’ve had. Once out of the box, I plugged it in and loaded the 6 ink cartridges. It took about 7 minutes to initialize and then I needed to load paper for the alignment and adjustment of the print. There are 2 paper trays, one is for smaller photo paper and the other is for up to 11x17 size paper. You load it with the printable side face down. It took some trial and error for me to figure out loading the paper but once I got it, it was easy. There is a place to also load paper in the back of the printer but I have not utilized this yet. You need at least 4 sheets of paper for the alignment and adjustment. For example, it prints out 9 lines of squares and you pick the ones with the least amount of lines from each line. After completing the set up it was a breeze to use. I was able to use the scan and print and print from my phone easily. Setting up the Wifi was simple and the touch screen it great because you don’t have to use the pads of your finger like a mobile phone. I love this because I have fat fingers and like being able to use my fingernails to navigate.

    Pros: easy to set up in about 12-15 minutes. Print quality is great. Set up to Alexa to print.

    Cons: a little loud but bearable. There is a quiet mode but prints slower. The print tray doesn’t hold a lot of paper for the size of the printer. I have included 3 pictures: Original is on top, a scanned of original is on the left and the one on the right is a picture taken of the original with my phone and printed out). This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review

    Feb 15, 2020 13:52
  • Review by 13MPS, 10 out of 10
    Great quality printer

    This is a great quality printer I love it. I like the color of it (black) it looks nice and it is easy to use and it was easy to setup and to use the user Manuel I had no issues with it. I connected it to my phone as well as my tablet and laptop with no problems it was really simple to do. I also connected the printer to my Wi-Fi using the control panel on the printer.

    It was easy to scan as well as adjust the paper setting and to select different sizes to print pictures. I really recommend this printer if you want to print great quality pictures. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review

    Feb 18, 2020 11:48
  • Review by sac22, 10 out of 10
    Great Quality All-in-one Printer!

    Photo printer

    So far I am loving this all in one printer this is easy to use, portable and gives great quality photo prints. This is the best all-in-one printer for home and small office use. I would highly recommend this to everyone especially if you are looking to get high-quality photo printing at home, this would be the best choice.

    Design:

    The printer has a nice and attractive look. This is light-weight and has a compact design, so it will fit easily onto a computer desk at home, or in an office.

    Features:

    This compact printer provides wireless and router free printing. This 6 color Claria photo HD inks deliver smooth and excellent quality pictures. It is capable of producing great quality borderless photos up to 11 by 17 inches. This printer can print the 4x6 pictures in approx 11 seconds. It has 4.3" touchscreen along with USB and memory card slots which makes printing jobs convenient and easy. These options help to print without connecting to the computer. This printer has inbuilt tools to easily adjust the photo for Red-eye correction, photo restoration. It is easy to use and user-friendly printer, I have also printed photos using Siri via my iPhone which is very convenient while in rush. The paper tray is easy to load and it also has multiple ways to print the job, it supports voice-activated printing commands from Alexa and Google Assistant or app from the phone. I use Amazon Alexa to print a variety of documents, including to-do and shopping lists. This has an auto 2-sided printing feature along with scanning capabilities. With its impressive and fast connectivity options and borderless-photo printing makes it an ideal option for copying, scanning, and photography. You can easily set this printer up in any room in your house and print from wherever you are. You can print from computers, mobile phones, tablets, and cloud-based storage services.

    Overall a great quality printer that is easy to use and delivers professional-quality photo & document prints and scanning all in one. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Pros:

    Excellent print quality, especially photos

    Lightweight and compact

    Easy to use

    Superb connectivity

    Touchscreen

    Cons

    Nothing so far

    Feb 16, 2020 20:22
  • Review by TechLuver, 10 out of 10
    Superb high-tech printer.

    First of, I will point out that I have used many different brands of printers. I'm well aware of each ones most strongest features and their pros and cons. With that said, I tend to lean more on the Epson brand because they seem more durable, are intuitive and look really nice.

    In today's world of high tech we need to be able to print out documents and pictures in great quality. We get used to seeing our nice screens so it's only fair that our printed images look as best as they can. This Epson XP-970 does not disappoint! I have 2 other printers that I use almost daily and they don't compare to the amazing pictures this Epson printer prints out.

    It has a great overall small footprint and prints pictures a little extra bigger (11" x 17") than the regular size printers. It has a 4.3" touchscreen and you can use it independently without any device or PC. It works from any device and on both Android and iOS without a glitch! The tray opens up itself when you print out something for the first time. The screen also open and flips up in very cool, and high tech way!

    You can even print images on CD's! I love to make home movies or slide shows and give them out to friends and family. This feature was really big back in the early 2000's and I had a computer tower that did that until it broke down. So to see this on a favorite printer of mine, well it's cool. It is considered a "small in one" and has all theses features;

    Wireless 2.4 & 5 antennas, Ethernet, Wide Format, Print/Copy, Scan, 6-color inks

    ISO Print Speed†: Black: 8.5 ISO ppm; Color: 8.0 ISO ppm.

    It has an SD card reader and 1 USB port. It also has Voice Activated Printing with Alexa and Google. I used it to print my shopping list! Wow! The setup was super easy! Place it somewhere, plug it in and follow on-screen instructions. My kids use it for High School and College and they are amazed on the quality of the print. It's very neat and there's no runoffs or blurring.

    It comes with a manual in a few different languages and an install CD for PC. You can always download the Creative apps on any device and it gives you the option to do pretty much anything you'd want to do on a printer with all these options.

    I'm extremely happy with this printer and the price is definitely fair for all the features and great quality you get out of it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Feb 18, 2020 15:45
  • Review by Angie2020, 10 out of 10
    Colorful, vibrant photos

    When the printer was delivered, the first thing I noticed was the width. It's pretty impressive. Definitely wider than any printer I've had before. According to the box, that is so it can print great pictures. The box didn't lie. No more one hour photo kiosks for me. The photos print with professional quality and the 6 (yes, six) ink colors let you see your photos almost exactly as you took them. With regular printers that have black, blue, yellow, and red, your photos are never as vibrant as they are on your camera or phone. Epson has solved this problem with the addition of the 2 extra colors.

    This printer was easy to unpack and set up. Word of advice: The ink cartridges have caps on them that you have to take off. Don't get your fingers in them. They a small amount of ink on them and I got a blue finger tip. Epson provides a plastic bag for you to put the ink caps in. You need to keep the caps and put them back on the cartridges when they are empty. Once you install the ink, the printer runs its initialization program. The touch screen LCD display tells you this takes about 7 minutes, and it did take right at 7 minutes for me.

    Set up is pretty straight forward. You load the paper and then run the print alignment test. After that is complete, run the cd on your computer to complete the process.

    There are multiple places to load paper. I have loaded regular printer paper and 4x6 glossy photo paper. The first item I printed was a 4x6 photo of my grandson and....I wasted a sheet of 4x6 glossy paper. I didn't see anything to tell me if the paper should be glossy side up or down, so I put it up. That was the wrong thing. The ink pooled on the wrong side of the paper and it was quite a mess. Make sure you put the glossy side DOWN in the tray.

    The next item I printed was a 3 page Excel document. I decided to try the 2 sided printing. I did not have to put the paper back in to print on the back. It printed both sides before spitting the paper out. The document had several color bands and I was worried about bleed through, but it wasn't an issue.

    The scanner/copier works very well and scanned the pictures and documents to my computer with no issues. The copied documents looked just like the originals.

    Although I haven't tried them yet, this printer has even more bells and whistles. You can print from your phone, a memory card, a CD/DVD, and even from a different location.

    While I was writing this review, I printed 25 two-sided copies for a club I belong to and they printed quickly and the ink was dry when I took them off the tray.

    In summary, the Epson XP-970 prints fantastic photos (as long as you have the paper loaded correctly) and great documents. This printer is good for people who are looking for their first printer and for people who have been printing for years.

    The pictures show the scanner tray, the touch screen LCD display on start up and during printing, and the 2 sided document I printed.

    This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Feb 12, 2020 14:44
  • Review by amureview, 10 out of 10
    Great Little All in One Printer !!!

    I’m impressed with the Epson XP-970 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black. I have had it for about a week now and I have used just about all of its features. I work from home sometime and am not a high capacity user so this printer has been an excellent option for me. If you are looking for a great printer with high intensity output, then I would highly depend on the Epson XP-970.

    The Epson XP 470 is a substantial upgrade from the popular Epson series of printers. The setup was easy and flawless and hardly had I to refer to any documents provided. Time taken to perform the setup was hardly 20-25 minutes and it was ready for printing and scanning. Installation of the cartridges were also easy and without any mess. Product size is really compact and weight is reasonable.

    There is a distinct improvement in print quality and speed compared to my existing Printer which is another brand. Competition is rising up for this class of printer, but the XP 970 is a very good 17" desktop printer that every photographer ought to consider. Copying is fast. Scanning is faster too...and 600 dpi gives the enough clarity that is needed for me however the maximum resolution is 4800dpi. It prints a 4X6 photo in about 10 seconds. Additionally there are multiple ways you can print wirelessly (Epson Connect, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print) and you can scan to cloud. Bring able to control the printer from Alexa and Google home is a plus point.

    Additionally it comes with SD card slot and it does support Memory Stick Duo and CompactFlash card through USB 2.0 with the ability to connect to internet using Ethernet or Wi-Fi options. Auto Photo Correction with advanced face detection as well as red-eye removal and photo restoration capabilities are definitely few add-ons a photographer may be interested in. Overall, this is a great printer for personal and home use. I feel this is definitely worth the money. Nevertheless to say that printers are prone to problems anytime. My take is to spend a few more dollars have the peace of mind for few years.

    “This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    Feb 18, 2020 19:03
  • Review by Threebratsmom, 10 out of 10
    Great photo printer

    The Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Small-In-One Inkjet printer is an amazing printer for printing photos at home. The print quality is much better than any other photo printer I have ever used. The print time is fairly quick. I like that you can print different sizes from 4x6 borderless photos to 11x17 printing all wirelessly. Another great feature is that you can use voice printing with either Amazon Alexa or Google assistant, so no need to be tethered to your computer to print.

    There is also the option to print from a SD memory card or memory stick. The touchscreen display is user friendly and you also have built in software that allows you to adjust your photos, red removal and restoration tools for old or damaged photos, which is amazing. Another really cool feature is it also has the ability to print images onto CDs or DVDs when you want to create a custom gift for family and friends.

    Set-up was really simple and fast right out of the box it took no more than 15-20 mins and I was ready to print. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Feb 24, 2020 23:54
  • Review by Alexis321, 8 out of 10
    Great Printer!

    I think the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer was very easy to set up. People who don’t do well with technology wouldn’t have a problem setting this up at all. I don’t have much experience in setting printers up, but it was extremely easy. The printer pretty much walks you through the steps one step at a time. It would be a great printer for photos or even for everyday documents. The fact that it is voice-activated is extremely convenient. It has three different trays for different sized paper and the screen lifts up also. The ink comes with covers that come off to place the ink trays in but then they can go right back on! The printer was also packed neatly and safe inside the box. The machine itself looks very slick. I would highly recommend it to family and friends.

    Don’t be afraid to push a little harder on the ink trays to put it in! I was a little worried putting the ink in because of how hard I had to push just to get it to click in. I also didn’t like how it was more of a chore to put the paper in the printer. You had to move things over, and it isn’t very convenient. All in all, I think it is a very slick printer and is great for people into photography like I am. I would highly recommend it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Feb 19, 2020 00:23
  • 9.0score
    16
    HP
    HP - ENVY Photo 7855 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink Ready Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Increase home office productivity with this HP ENVY all-in-one printer. It has a USB port and SD card slot for quick printing of colorful, borderless photos, and its dual-band Wi-Fi lets you print directly from your mobile device. The 2.7-inch touch screen of this HP ENVY all-in-one printer lets you configure options for printing, scanning, copying and faxing.

    16 Features
  • Prints up to 15 ISO ppm* in black, up to 10 ISO ppm* in color: To generate documents quickly.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Ask your compatible device (separate device required) to print custom shopping lists, to-do lists, as well as a variety of coloring activities and crossword puzzles.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your compatible device (separate device required) to print your Google Calendar, templates for custom calendars and checklists, as well as select activities and word games.
  • Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use: They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability**: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with the free HP ePrint app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: For Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • HP Instant Ink: Original HP Ink ordered by your printer, delivered to your door.
  • 125-sheet input tray, 25-sheet standard tray and 35-sheet auto document feeder: Offer easy paper handling.
  • 2.65" CGD (color graphics display) touch screen: Use the intuitive touch screen to print, store files and access business apps** directly from the printer.
  • More connectivity options: Built-in memory card slot, USB 2.0 port and USB host let you simply plug in your memory card, USB drive, camera or other device and print.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually, to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • High resolution for clear copies: Up to 600 x 600 dpi in color and up to 300 x 300 dpi in black for clear, clean copies.
  • Flatbed scanner with 8.5" x 14" scan area and up to 1200 x 1200 dpi hardware (1200 dpi optical) resolution: To reproduce exact colors and large documents.
  • High-speed fax with 9.6 Kbps, 14.4 Kbps and 33.6 Kbps speeds: To meet your office needs. Suitable for color faxing to and from color fax machines.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Phjilek36, 8 out of 10
    High quality photo printer

    I got the HP ENVY Photo 7855 All-in-One Printer, and right out of the box, it comes with about (4) 4x6 photo papers and a black ink cartridge and a color ink cartridge. Eager to test out the true quality, I downloaded some very high definition jungle scene to show vibrant colors and sharp details. Oh it picked it up nicely, and didn't take as long as I thought it would.

    The 8 1/2 x 11 paper tray doesn't hold many pages, but if this is ONLY for photos, then I don't need to store many in there.

    It has many cool features, like print from SD card (which was very full and it wouldn't even pull up the photos from my DSLR camera. That's not very good. I was waiting and waiting and it never loaded. I tried to set up my email and have it scan and send to it, but I kept getting an error message "Server error: The printer could not connect to the web services. The server might be busy or temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

    My wifi was connected quickly, and was actually easy to set up. It connected to my phone via Bluetooth and it pulled the wifi connection settings that way. Pretty slick, actually. I am able to print from my phone, and grab image from Facebook. Very convenient. There is an HP app (HP Smart) on Google Play. That connects to the printer via WiFi or Bluetooth. I can also print to this printer from outside my house. Not sure how often I would, but I could print a photo and have it ready when I come home.

    There are some apps like access to my Google Drive, within the printer, that you can use too. Unfortunately I couldn't connect to any.

    The scanner was really good. I put in a store printed photo, and did a scan of it, and it turned out very nicely. In the glare of the photo, I could see different levels of black/grey in the inkjet printed photo vs the store printed photo, but I have never seen a photo inkjet printer not do that.

    Overall, I was impressed. My specific printer has connection issues, but after trying it again several days later, still the same result. I'll have to exchange it for a different one, as I'm excited to use the apps and email myself scanned files.

    Aug 25, 2017 22:21
  • Review by Bjbenn, 6 out of 10
    HP Printer Upgrade Dissatisfaction

    Bought this Printer to replace older HP Printer Compact light printer with desirable functions Document feeder for scans, Fax ability, easy to set and use Problems I have encountered in the first month are inconsistency of availability of scanner function via the smartapp Usually have to do a hard start by shutting off computer and printer before it connects When I use scan function via app frequently get a scanner unavailable notice Printing is still functionable so connection seems to be good When I finally am able to scan Normal scan takes over 1 minute per page! MUCH slower than older printer When I edit scans changes not changed consistently or changed incorrectly Scan examples pictures attached Usually takes several attempts to get desired edits

    Oct 30, 2020 09:54
  • Review by Crystalyn, 10 out of 10
    My first printer ... bought for photos

    I love it! The first few months I get free ink per a certain amount of pages I print. I went ahead and opted in for the option of automatic mailed Ink when it senses the printer is low. Make sure you select the right option when printing your photo cause it sometimes defaults to the main tray. I use it even for documents, and regular work things. I am pleased with my purchase.

    Dec 30, 2019 18:04
  • Review by MakayalesReview, 10 out of 10
    My Review

    I have not stopped using this thing since purchased!!! Best investment ever!!! As a writer and artist this unit has a everything you need to carry out your graphic design needs from printing pages and artwork to sending submissions and emails with attachments right from the scanner. On top of that, I had tons of pics I never had developed to put up on my walls. You should see my place now!! Labels, pictures, storyline breakdowns... Everything is fast and at your fingertips. You can hook it via WiFi to your phone, laptop, desktop... I even got it linked to my smart tv

    May 10, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Nearly perfect

    I love this printer. Everything about it (almost). It is VERY efficient and can do almost anything. I love how i can scan something and just sent it to my email. Connects very easily with the touch screen. Surprisingly easy on the tiny screen. It has only 1 flaw which may be a flaw in other printers, who knows. If you do not use your ink that much (I do not) the ink cartridges tend to be spotty at times. Cleaning them through the printer helps and so does manually but it can be a real pain. If your an everyday printer type of person especially with pictures then this is your baby. If not, its still your baby but just a little more grown i guess lol. hope this helps.

    Sep 03, 2021 19:30
  • Review by mvilla, 10 out of 10
    Love It

    Love this printer. I actually purchased this to upgrade from the previous HP that I had.

    Great printer. Also take advantage of the ink program. It worth it!

    Sep 21, 2019 09:22
  • Review by Bella, 10 out of 10
    Very easy set-up !

    I love it. Easy to set-up . coping is great, faxing is easy, the quality of the photo's is amazing.

    My greatgranddaughter just had a baby. The photographer could not be in the hospital because of covid.

    I made some photos and they came out great.

    Jul 10, 2020 16:58
  • Review by darek240, 8 out of 10
    Great printer

    I really like this printer

    the only big problem is to upload and set the program in my laptop a real nightmare

    Sep 27, 2019 17:04
  • 9.0score
    17
    HP
    HP - ENVY Photo 7155 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink Ready Inkjet Printer with 5 Months Instant Ink Included - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your home office equipment with this HP Envy all-in-one printer. Its dual-band Wi-Fi support lets you print sharp, borderless photos directly from your mobile device, and the 2.7-inch color touch screen lets you configure options for printing, scanning and copying. This HP Envy all-in-one printer increases productivity as it delivers 14 ppm of black and white documents.

    16 Features
  • Prints up to 14 ISO ppm* in black, up to 9 ISO ppm* in color: To generate documents quickly.
  • Paper Sizes: Home printer paper sizes: letter, legal, 4x5 in, 4x6 in, 5x7 in, 8x10 in, No. 10 envelopes.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Ask your compatible device (separate device required) to print custom shopping lists, to-do lists, as well as a variety of coloring activities and crossword puzzles.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your compatible device (separate device required) to print your Google Calendar, templates for custom calendars and checklists, as well as select activities and word games.
  • Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use: They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability**: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with the free HP ePrint app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: For Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • HP Instant Ink: Original HP Ink ordered by your printer, delivered to your door.
  • Up to 125-sheet input tray and photo paper tray: Offer easy paper handling.
  • 2.65" CGD (color graphics display) touch screen: Use the intuitive touch screen to print, store files and access business apps** directly from the printer.
  • More connectivity options: Built-in memory card slot, USB 2.0 port and USB host let you simply plug in your memory card, USB drive, camera or other device and print.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually, to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • High resolution for clear copies: Up to 600 x 600 dpi in color and up to 300 x 300 dpi in black for clear, clean copies.
  • Flatbed scanner with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi hardware (1200 dpi optical) resolution: To reproduce exact colors and large documents.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Andrea, 8 out of 10
    Home Office Need!

    This printer is great for everyday print jobs, as well as beautiful pics!

    The only reason I did not shoot for 5 stars is due to the wifi connection when printing from your phone. Similar to most printers, if your lockscreen display times out prior to the printer receiving the print job, you will be disappointed to find that the printer will still pick up the job and print out the incomplete photo with gray ink! You can waste a ton if you make this mistake often! -Make sure to keep your backlight lit until your phone reads "job received" to avoid this. Otherwise, the printer does its job just perfectly!!!

    Feb 12, 2021 16:11
  • Review by BeingHonest, 6 out of 10
    Good for photos, not good for paper prints

    **This printer was provided for an early review, thus as of the time of this review, some features may not work as it should.

    The Envy Photo 7155 lives up to its name, as your typical prints on paper will likely be envious of their photo counterparts, as they look much worse. As I’m told, this printer is optimized for photo prints, which turned out vibrant and crisp, but when printing on paper, the results are subpar with lines evenly spaced out throughout the print. There are ways to workaround that (described below), but you shouldn’t have to do it. Black and white texts prints are fast and sharp. Scanning speed is decent, but lacks all but basic post processing. You have two choices of software, HP Smart app or HP Print Assistant, each with their own quirks. I prefer the HP Print since it has more options for scanning. The other issues I’ve had with this printer is that it’s quite loud, shakes, and have a terrible touchscreen. It uses a tri-color cartridge, which will likely end up with one color running out first. IMO, a specialized printer that can’t do basic printing isn’t going to cut it, especially at this price point. Even my cheaper, 7 year old Epson printer outperforms this printer in almost every way.

    Good:

    -Text prints fast and clear

    -Photo prints looks great

    -Scan is decent

    -Design is nice

    Bad:

    -Prints on plain paper have lines throughout.

    -Loud and shakes while printing

    -Touch screen is small and unresponsive

    -Uses single cartridge for 3 colors

    -Post scan correction is lacking

    Setting up:

    Out of the box, the printer looked nice. It has the same color scheme as my HP Spectre laptop, which I appreciated. After powering it on, I was prompted to download the app to set up the printer. I ran into my first problem in that it didn’t detect my printer and I had to set it up manually using the printer’s screen. Not a big deal, it’s a few simple steps to setup the network, but the 2 inch touch screen is just awful to use. It’s so unresponsive to touch and scroll that it feels like using an old touch screen device from 10 years ago! After detecting my printer, I had a choice of either downloading the HP Smart app from the Microsoft store, just software and drivers, or just drivers for basic functions. First I installed the Smart app. The app allowed me to print either documents or photos, scan, and run maintenance and printer reports. I thought the app was too simple, especially for the scan option. I downloaded the HP Printer software and driver instead, and that gave me more options to play around with. Great, printer setup and ready to use.

    Printing, scanning, and copying:

    This printer is quite loud, making a lot of clicking and grinding sounds during operation. It also shakes badly while printing. Better to have a sturdy table or stand because this will shake the whole table like a mini earthquake. I had this on the same table as my desktop and immediately moved it.

    As the name implies, this printer’s strong point is that it’s optimized to print photos, and on that it met my expectations. A 4x6 printed relatively quick, and looks more vibrant and sharper than my previous printer, but it doesn’t have the same sheen. Darker colors will have a matte finish which is very noticeable in the light. I wouldn’t call it studio quality, but it’s passable.

    Now we get to my biggest issue with this, the printing on “plain paper.” When doing so, I would get equally spaced lines. If printing big blocks of color, these lines are even more noticeable. It looked as if the printhead was defective, but after changing them out, I still got the same results. The workaround is that I have to set it to best quality and choose a different paper type from within the printer settings. Doesn’t matter which one, as long as it’s not “plain paper.” However this will waste more ink and may over saturate the paper. I’m told that this is typical for this line of printers. On the other hand, text prints out fast and clear.

    Scanning takes about 15 seconds, but afterwards, the image processing were very limited with the only options to adjust are rotation, brightness, contrasts, and midtones. Without correction, scans tends to be faded and washed out. The auto exposure option didn’t look great either. My old Epson has a much better software for their scans.

    Copying has the same line issue as with printing on paper. It takes a bit longer than a typical copier. Black and white looks about as what you would get from a Xerox, while colors will look like a typical printout.

    *I’ve attached some printouts that I scanned back in. Notice the white lines every ¾ in. The scans are faded, but it’s more prominent in the actual prints.

    If you need an all-in-one printer, I can’t fully recommend this printer. It does one thing well, while lacking in the rest. Maybe if you only print photos, but even then there are other printers that can do that while being able to print nice color prints as well.

    Aug 16, 2017 23:37
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Feature-Packed, Simple Operation, & Great Photos

    Out of the box it took me approximately thirty minutes to set-up and download the printer software. Included with the printer is a six-foot,120v power cord, User Set-Up and Connection Guide, two (first-use) printing cartridges (*64 tri-color and *64 black), and five HP (4” x 6”) glossy photo papers. After connecting the printer directly to my laptop using Wi-Fi Direct (not through my network router) I selected five of my favorite pictures for photo printing. I anxiously waited as the printer queued-up. But, it only took about ninety seconds to print each 4” x 6” glossy photo. The professional quality of each printed photo, rich color, and striking detail blew me away. WoW!

    Hardware and Software Features of the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO:

    Two paper trays – one dedicated photo (top) and one for documents or large photos (bottom).

    * Through the HP App you choose which paper tray and size to use.

    * Photo tray is designed for three sizes, 4” x 5”, 4” x 6”, and 5” x 7”.

    * Document tray accepts both 8 1/2” x 11” printing and, or, large photo paper, and standard A4 envelopes.

    Duplexer – Allows for two sided printing and copying to save paper.

    * I can select this option through the HP software on my laptop, or, my mobile devices, smartphone or tablet, or, using the touchscreen display window on the printer.

    USB Port – On back of unit adjacent to the power plug is a USB Type 'B' Port.

    * To connect your device, you will need a USB Type 'A' to Type 'B' cable (not furnished)

    SD Card Slot – On front left of unit located in a compartment with round door.

    * Accepts both SDHC or SDXC memory cards.

    * I can view photos or documents directly from my SD card and print from the touchscreen display window.

    Touchscreen Color Display Window – Touch for basic menu options, Copy, Scan, Photo.

    * Scroll down each menu item for choices, selection, and details.

    * Has touch and illuminated Home, Help, and Return buttons.

    * Help has many useful 'How To Videos', Tips, Product Tour and Printer Information.

    * Swipe down from top of display window to open your Dashboard.

    * Here are Icons for Settings, Wireless Status and Connections, HP E-Print Set-Up for mobile devices, Wi-Fi Direct Status and Set-Up, Estimated Ink Cartridge Levels, and Environmental Settings as this HP ENVY Photo 7155 Printer is Energy Star Compliant (sleep time, one/two sided copies, etc.).

    Wireless Connectivity – Printer is dual radio band, 2.4 GHz and 5 Hz, for home network.

    * Wi-Fi home network connection allows for Internet access so I can print anything from Internet sites both social and educational, and from any location I am at.

    * Bluetooth for printing directly from my smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices.

    * Printing, copying, and scanning can all be initiated from the HP software over Wi-Fi home network.

    * Wi-Fi Direct allows me to connect up to five specified devices without going through home network router for more 'family-control' purposes.

    Scanner – Using the HP downloaded software I can scan documents or photos easily.

    * I can scan using my computer, tablet, or smartphone, or, from an SD memory card.

    * Once I scan a document I can send it as an e-mail attachment or file it for later use.

    Printing – Super sharp color photos from PC, smartphone, or other mobile devices.

    * Laser-like caliber printing from black cartridge ink. The HP software allow you to set the quality, and, or greyscale, number of copies, etc.

    * TIP: Use quality printing and photo paper for best results – color pics printed out on the furnished, glossy, photo paper are spectacular.

    Illuminated On/Off Button – At left front of unit. Shuts unit off and wakes from sleep.

    * Printer automatically awakes from sleep-mode when printing task is in its queue.

    HP Software – Available for download at 123.hp.com or Apple Store.

    * For all mobile devices use HP ePrint for Android and IOS, Air Print.

    After using the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO, daily, for over a week, I am convinced that this printer is probably one of the most versatile you can buy for home network use at its price point. For me the best attributes are the Wi-Fi Direct connections and the double-sided copying. In the Wi-Fi Direct options in the Dashboard I changed the settings from 'automatic' to 'manual', which allows me to use a special password (no one else knows) to access this printer. I did this to keep my kids from printing numerous photos. I already have a Wi-Fi home network, laserjet (black ink, cartridge only printer). My kids would use all of my glossy photo paper and tri-color ink cartridge up in one day without this extra protection over my regular, Wi-Fi home network. I am still on Wi-Fi, just don't go through my home network router. I am no longer King-Of-My-Castle, but definitely King-Of-My-Printer. WooHoo!

    I highly recommend this feature-packed printer and especially for all its versatility for home use. It is an easy learning curve, and, fairly simple to operate. The Product Demo and 'How To Videos' gives me a visual Users' Manual on the printer that I can access anytime. Classes resume shortly, this would make a great gift for any college or serious high school student. It also is an outstanding purchase for anyone, who loves high quality photos, Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.

    Aug 17, 2017 17:55
  • Review by Jerbear, 10 out of 10
    Great for me

    This all in one printer wifi setup allows me to do everything without having a cord to a computer and for me it works great,mind you I am not using it for much more than basic things but it works great for me two thumbs up,also makes for a great stand lol

    Apr 16, 2020 11:12
  • Review by RBrylawski, 10 out of 10
    This HP Printer Does It All

    I really like this printer. It's well made, simple to set up and easily controlled via the HP Smart app. You can even control your printer from Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant or use AirPrint or Google Assistant capable, to easily print from your mobile device. And with the HP Smart App, you can print from literally any place you have access to Wifi. Flexibility is the name of game here.

    In terms of capability, you can print up to 14 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 9 ppm in color with up to 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution. HP makes getting printer cartridges beyond easy, by letting you sign up for Instant Ink, a reasonably priced monthly payment plan, which monitors the ink levels automatically for and when you need new cartridges, they simply ship them to you. I did the math and found the monthly cost is less than buying printer cartridges in-store.

    The paper tray stores up to 125 sheets of paper and it has a separate tray for photo paper. On the side of the printer is a door which swings open where you'll find a built-in memory card slot and USB 2.0 port to simply plug in a memory card, USB drive camera or other device to print directly from. Photo printing is terrific.

    The printer is duplex capable, so you can direct your printouts to print on both sides of a single page of paper. You also have a simple to use Flatbed scanner with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi optical resolution and for clear copies, you get up to 600 x 600 dpi in color and 300 x 300 dpi in black.

    Setup of the printer couldn't be easier. Download the HP Smart App to your mobile device and also get it from the Microsoft Store for your computer. Create an account sing in and then the app finds the printer and connects it to your home network automatically. On your computer, the HP Smart App will download all the printer drivers for you and add an icon on your desktop to manage the printer functions. It takes literally minutes and is so simple all the around.

    You can control the printer via the front panel 2.65" CGD (color graphics display) touch screen, to print, store files and access business apps directly from the printer.

    We've had the printer now for a few weeks and it's been spot on reliable. If there was one thing I would change it would be to have automated the slide out tray which your prints rest on (so they don't fall on the floor). Since I print from home, office and just about anywhere, the little tray needs to be out all the time, or you'll come home and find your printed pages on the floor. Since the location of the printer in my home is deep enough, it's not an issue, but the much older printer we had which this HP Printer replaced had a tray which popped out automatically when you printed something. If this is the only thing I can find to complain about, I'd say it's very minor as overall, the printer is excellent and should stand the test of time.

    All in all, this is a great printer, with terrific and easy to use controls and as you would expect from HP, the print quality is excellent. Add in the Instant Ink program and this couldn't be simpler to keep going.

    Jun 12, 2020 19:40
  • Review by Fernie, 10 out of 10
    Really enjoy this printer.

    Up grade from what I had. I'm an HP only person. Excellent product.

    Mar 22, 2020 16:50
  • Review by DroneMan, 10 out of 10
    The staff at best buy are the best to work with

    The printer is the best ,the staff at Best are the best to work with

    Apr 10, 2020 18:52
  • Review by CoppinFam, 6 out of 10
    Nice printer

    Please beware that I am not able to give a full review because of the cartridge error.

    First off, (I am not fully sure if this is the problem) make sure that that the setup is completed before putting in the cartridges. Also, make sure the cartridges included in the box state Start Up; make sure you have your phone available to download the app, HP Smart. This will assist you in connecting to the wifi and you can also print from the app.

    Once you download the app, open, and have ready when you turn on the printer. When you turn on the printer, if your wifi has a password, the blue light will blink. You have to manually add the wifi on the app.

    So because I have the cartridge error, I am unable to say how well the printer works using the app and the screen but I will say that printing is pretty fast and color is great. (I was able to print diagnostics and align the printer.)

    I am still a huge fan of HP but I really hope that they get rid of the start up cartridges. I would buy again and I will be contacting HP to see if they are willing to send another set of start up cartridges or help me bypass the error message.

    Aug 20, 2017 21:08
  • 9.0score
    18
    HP
    HP - Tango X Wireless Instant Ink Ready Inkjet Printer with Linen Cover - White
    Description

    Built to match the way you live and designed for use with the HP Smart app, Tango X helps you stay a step ahead by connecting and printing from any device, anywhere.

    11 Features
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Ask your compatible device (separate device is required) to print custom shopping lists, to-do lists, as well as a variety of coloring activities and crossword puzzles.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your compatible device (separate device is required) to print your Google Calendar, templates for custom calendars, and checklists, as well as select activities and word games.
  • With Tango you can print free photos: Only on HP Tango - print free photos, up to 5" x 7", from your smartphone when you enroll in HP's Instant Ink service1.
  • Prints up to 11 ISO ppm* in black, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color: Generates documents quickly.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into the Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges.Get started ›
  • Ideal for home use: Offers excellent print quality for photos and documents, accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your computer easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your smartphone, tablet, and other mobile devices with the free HP Smart app or Apple AirPrint.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: Its high resolution allows producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos. Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi when printing in black only.
  • One black and one tri-color print cartridge: Three dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Standard paper handling: Up to 50-sheet input and 20-sheet output capacity.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dawntastic1, 10 out of 10
    Excellent compact printer!

    I absolutely LOVE this printer! It is much smaller than your typical printer, yet better than the larger ones in many ways. The cover for the printer is unnecessary but nice none the less. Set up was a breeze, I used my iPhone and the coinciding app. Installing the ink was a snap, literally, it snaps in. I used all of the 5 included photo papers quickly as I had to learn to use the app and the first 3 photos were cut off or aligned incorrectly, user error on my part. But I must say the photos are beautiful! Seriously, they are professional quality.The ink was dry instantly. It printed the SnapChat filter flawlessly too. I immediately ordered photo paper from Best Buy to start printing more photos, no more paying for crappy ones at the local drug stores, I can now print them right from my phone in the convenience of my home. You can print documents from you phone or computer as well, which also look great, no bleeding ink. You can sign up for the instant ink with HP and get 50 pages per month for $2.99, that's the lowest plan, but you can print as many photos from your phone as you want and they don't count against your page number for the month. Its kind of confusing but I signed up anyway because the first 2 months are free so I figure I'll know if I like it by the time my free trial is up, worth a shot since you get more free ink!

    Oct 11, 2018 20:05
  • Review by RBrylawski, 8 out of 10
    A New Take on Printing and it's Cute

    I think I like this compact and cool Tango X printer from Hewlett Packard. I say I think, because to be honest, it’s pretty radically different from any home printer I’ve owned or used.

    First the Good:

    · It’s really small. A lot of printers, including the one I was using, but is now sitting in a closet, are much larger.

    · It’s cute. It really is. It’s pretty quiet too and even has a more quiet mode.

    · If you get the Tango X (as opposed to the Tango), it comes with a cool binder sort of case, which all I can liken it to is a very large book binder. When the printer isn’t being used and you’d prefer to have your printer look well, less like a printer, you just lower the paper holder top and close the binder (which also serves as a paper tray for pages as they print). And voila, there sitting on your desk is something that looks like a big book.

    · It prints well (albeit slower than many printers, but just the same, everything I’ve printed looked great.

    · It’s “App” based. This means no more worrying about downloading printer drivers. Ever. Just download the HP Smart App to your phone (or computer – more on that below), set up an account, connect via Wifi and you’re ready to print.

    · You can print from anywhere in the world as long as you’re connected to your phone or tablet.

    · It works as an AirPrint printer (Apple iOS speak) which was seamless.

    · You can choose a Skill with Alexa or Google Assistant and just say, “Alexa, ask my printer to print (insert what you want printed - like a grocery list) and it really does.

    · It scans – Well sort of (more on that too).

    The OK, I’m Not So Sure:

    · Setting up with your phone or tablet is really the way to go with this. Setting up your home computer isn’t as easy. We use Windows 10 at home. You go out to the Windows Store, Search for HP, then the Smart App, download it, sign in, then you need to connect the printer. It walks you through finding the printer, but that in itself wasn’t easy or intuitive. It kept finding a printer which wasn’t the right one, but was a Tango and it took a call to HP to figure it out. Now, that was on a Dell PC. This being an HP Printer, my HP Laptop of course connected via the HP Smart App instantly. With a bit of effort, I now have two iPhones, two iPads a Dell PC and a HP Laptop all connected and printing.

    · Scanning: This printer doesn’t “actually” scan. It uses the App on your smart phone or tablet to take a picture of what you want to scan, then you print the “scan” from your phone or computer. I’d prefer to be able to place a document in the printer, have the printer scan it and then send it to my computer or email.

    · This is not a printer for someone who prints a lot. There is no traditional paper tray. You can load about 50 sheets in the top of the machine, but if you do and you think you’ll print from outside the home, that means you can’t use the cool book binder thingy or it won’t print.

    · It’s not a fast printing printer. If you need speed, this isn’t the printer for you.

    · As an addition to this, the print cartridges are small and there are only two, which is kind of good. One for colors, one for black. At the time of setup, you can join the HP cartridge replacement program where you put a credit card on account, based on your anticipated printing volume, and the printer keeps track of how many pages you’ve printed and determines when you’ll need new cartridges, which they send to you, for a fixed monthly fee. I’m not a heavy printer at home, so I am now paying $2.50/month for approximately 50 pages/month. We’ll see how this really works out.

    All in all, I think this is a great first attempt at a totally App controlled, able to work with Digital Assistants (Alexa-Google etc,), print from anywhere in the world which actually looks good printer. If you’d like to have a truly “smart” printer, that takes up very little space, that actually looks good by itself, but even better when cloaked in its book binder case and you don’t have high volume print needs, this is the printer for you. If you have high volume print needs and you need something that prints fast, this isn’t the printer for you.

    Oct 02, 2018 19:56
  • Review by MGoose, 6 out of 10
    Portable Printer Must Have Private Wi-Fi

    Initial guided setup through the HP Smart app was no issue. Plug it in, download the app, connect the printer to Wi-Fi and it is ready to print. The printer even has indicator lights sync'd with the app to guide you through installing the ink and loading paper.

    Build quality is pretty good. It is plastic, but it has a good mix of colors and textures. The fabric cover is also nice. It has a large multicolor indicator LED for status info. As printers go it looks very nice.

    Print quality is on par with other printers. Photo prints on the included sample pack of HP photo paper were of really good quality (although much warmer, with a red tint, when compared to how than they appear on the phone). It also prints reasonably fast for a compact printer. I will also note that the ink cartridge is small, but I wasn’t surprised since this a compact printer.

    My main reason for not giving the printer a higher rating is that it really isn't that much more portable than other printers and has a disadvantage when compared to them. The fabric cover looks nice, but it is not actually attached to the printer and is not really a case for transporting it. There is no place to store the cord nor does the cord come with a simple strap to store it neatly. The printer works great when on a home Wi-Fi network, but it is a pain to use when you are on public Wi-Fi or without Wi-Fi. It has no USB port and Wi-Fi direct was a chore to use on my Android phone and didn't work at all for my Windows 10 computer or iPhone (this a major issue for a portable printer).

    I also have an issue with is the creative marketing that appears on the box and I imagine in some sales literature. To be clear “scanning and copying” remotely via the HP Smart App means the app takes a picture using your phone and sends it to the printer. This is not a scanner, just a plain old printer. Basically any HP printer that uses this app can do this and it is not good for professional scans or copying.

    It is a decent printer, but there are lots of those. It has many compromises for a slight advantage in portability and aesthetics.

    Oct 13, 2018 15:27
  • Review by Crazycatlady, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    I purchased it for my daughter to take with her to do her school work. Its alittle larger then I wanted but it works.

    Sep 18, 2020 19:02
  • Review by CriticalEye, 8 out of 10
    Impressive & Compact Home Printer

    My initial impression was that this is a very minimalist, attractive looking printer. It’s definitely geared for home or home office. The appealing wrap-around linen cover makes it look like a large book of some sort when it’s not in use. The Tango X works best with phones & tablets and not desktop computers. I attempted to print from my desktop without success.

    Before setup, it’s best to download the HP App and create an HP Connected Account. Initial setup didn’t go perfectly according to the instructions, but it was still largely painless. Most print jobs are surprisingly fast and crisp looking, with one exception. Printing a full page black & white photo took so long, I stepped away and had plenty of time to make a cup of coffee. The Smart App is very helpful & will also let you know when paper or ink is low. The only negative: there is no USB port or other way of connecting directly to a device. So, if there is a connectivity issue with WiFi, you’re down for the count. Also, a minor issue, but the little tag with the HP logo on the linen cover has a tendency to catch on print jobs which causes a back-up on the following pages. Overall however, this is a good choice for a home printer.

    Oct 13, 2018 18:33
  • Review by lcastillo, 10 out of 10
    excellent for beginner person like me

    I have only used it 2 times and 2 times I have loved it I love it because it does not take up much space

    Sep 01, 2020 09:40
  • Review by SKIP, 10 out of 10
    GREAT

    JUST WHAT I NEEDED - DOES AND EXCELLENT JOB ON PHOTOS

    Sep 27, 2019 16:12
  • Review by CynthiaS, 10 out of 10
    Love this printer!!

    This is the best printer I’ve ever bought! It’s compact and takes up very little room, and yet works better than any other one I’ve had!! So happy with everything HP!! It was SO easy to set up and connect to my phone! It prints beautifully, and copying and scanning with my phone by wireless sending couldn’t be more simple!! It’s sleek and attractive for my office too and the cover is a great addition. The only thing I’d change is a cut out for the plug (in the cover) so it can close while still plugged in. But, this is still a fabulous printer!!

    Sep 15, 2021 16:11
  • 9.0score
    19
    HP
    HP - Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Inkjet Printer - Wisp Gray
    Description

    Built to match the way you live and designed for use with the HP Smart app, Tango helps you stay a step ahead by connecting and printing from any device, anywhere.

    11 Features
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Ask your compatible device (separate device is required) to print custom shopping lists, to-do lists, as well as a variety of coloring activities and crossword puzzles.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your compatible device (separate device is required) to print your Google Calendar, templates for custom calendars, and checklists, as well as select activities and word games.
  • With Tango you can print free photos: Only on HP Tango - print free photos, up to 5" x 7", from your smartphone when you enroll in HP's Instant Ink service1.
  • Prints up to 11 ISO ppm* in black, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color: Generates documents quickly.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into the Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges.Get started ›
  • Ideal for home use: Offers excellent print quality for photos and documents, accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your computer easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your smartphone, tablet, and other mobile devices with the free HP Smart app or Apple AirPrint.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: Its high resolution allows producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos. Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi when printing in black only.
  • One black and one tri-color print cartridge: Three dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Standard paper handling: Up to 50-sheet input and 20-sheet output capacity.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Sensible, convenient, compelling printer choice

    HP Tango: I’m probably like a lot of people in the ways I use my printer. I often want to directly print from my phone/tablet. I don’t want to think about the process or whether the ink level is adequate. I want my recipes, or directions, or photos of my family . . . now. The HP is a success for me. It has SMART features (Voice Activation via Alexa/Google/Cortana, Print/Scan from anywhere), which I didn’t find necessary for my purpose, but you may find useful. In the final analysis, the HP manages to be sensible, practical, convenient, and attractive . . . all while generating great looking photos and documents.

    SETUP: EASY. The directions are on one heavy stock card, and a (simple) 2 page brochure. Plug in, turn on, download the APP for your phone (Google or Apple) and the LED colors on the front of the Tango let you know where you are in the process. I also installed my printer on my MacBook Pro (OS10.13) with no difficulty. After I finished the printer prep, everything went well. Paper feed is the more reliable gravity feed, which should minimize paper jams or misses. I had one misfeed, and a printer icon notified me. The printer knew which page needed to be reprinted.

    PRINTING: FLEXIBLE and RELIABLE. Printing from my phone was very simple. I chose the TANGO printer after selecting which picture I want printed. I EDIT (crop / color, etc) in my photo App first, before sending to the printer.

    You can directly SELECT the TANGO printer or you can select HP SMART which gives you a few more printing controls. The former appears to default to your last print setting of copies, paper size, and B&W/color. HP SMART allows you to modify copies, print quality, grayscale, paper size. and paper type.

    Photo printouts are fairly slow under BEST quality; standard paper (B&W) printouts are quite fast.

    PHOTO QUALITY: VERY GOOD. The results are pretty, colorful, frameless (up to 5x7”) photos which looked like the quality my local photo processors (pharmacies/stores). However, I can go back and apply special effects, or crop more closely, or choose to print more . . . seeing the results immediately. I used heavier, high gloss print paper to get my best photo results. Even 8.5x11” color prints were bright, contrasty, and flawless using HP’s 3-color+black system. Be mindful of the resolution of your originals . . . blowups of low resolution images will soften. Can you get better color with more expensive, multicolor (5, 8,10) ink cartridge printers? Of course, but not at this price. The Tango is so easy and reliable, it is easy to get addicted to printing out your trips, your kids (and especially grandkids). Oh, and it prints out B&W documents, full color documents, with very nice and readable text.

    COSTS: FLEXIBLE, maybe even a bargain. This brings us to the very interesting HP INSTANT INK supply options which help you ensure your printer is ready when you are. I’ll summarize here, and add that this is my first time seriously considering subscribing to an ink supply program. . . because it looks like it could save me money.

    The PRINTING PLANS: Occasional Printer, $2.99/mo (50 pages/mo and you can roll over 50 pages ); Moderate printer, $4.99/mo (100 pages/mo and you can roll over 100 pages); Frequent printer, $9.99/mo (300 pages/mo and roll over 300 pages). But, prints UNDER 5x7” from mobile devices aren’t charged against your plan!!! Let me repeat . . Photo prints up to 5x7 inches printed from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet are free.

    SUMMARY. HP is the sensible, convenient, compelling printer choice in the low priced ink-jet printer category. It’s even attractive in a modern, compact, non-techy way, so it fits into any home.

    Oct 04, 2018 11:44
  • Review by Kris, 8 out of 10
    Small, streamlined & connected

    The Tango printer is small with a very minimalist, clean-looking case. The only things in the box are the printer, ink cartridges, power cord.and 3 info. cards; a quick start guide, a guide to what the different-colored lights on the printer mean and setup info for the automatic ink ordering feature. There is no traditional software to load but you do have to install the HP Smart app on every device that you want to print from. At least I think so. The app guides the setup process. With the app installed I first opened an email on my iPhone and tried to print and it went right through. Next test was a word document on my PC. The computer couldn’t find the Tango even though they were on the same Wi-Fi network. I went to the Microsoft store and downloaded and installed the HP Smart app onto my PC and the document was able to print with no issues. It’s a bit annoying to have to use an app to access the printer settings but it’s the only way as there are no buttons on the Tango except for “power” and “WI-FI”. Not really a big deal, just different than I’m used to. Print quality is good and with the app installed on 2 iPhones, 3 iPads and 2 PC’s every device was able to print to the Tango. The Tango doesn’t have a scanner bed but you’re supposed to be able to scan by taking pictures of what you want to scan and sending it to the Tango, which then converts them to PDF but that’s not something I will do. I’ll stick with my dedicated scanner as there are better saving/formatting options available. I appreciate the size and look of the Tango and the app, while a tad inconvenient to install on ALL devices that will need printing capabilities, is simple to use and allows access to all settings and function options. It’s probably a good deal as the monthly charge seems very reasonable at $2.99 for 50 pages/month up to $9.99 for 300 pages/month but I declined to enter the Instant Ink program. I’ll buy ink as needed instead of a monthly subscription as my printing needs vary greatly from month to month. All in all, the Tango is a lot of printer in a small package and will certainly meet the needs of most home/home office users. 1 star off for no function buttons on the printer, app install on every device and lack of instructions. I know the instructions are available online and some users appreciate the app-only function control but call me old fashioned.

    Oct 04, 2018 17:58
  • Review by SL7977089, 10 out of 10
    Slim shape. Fast printing. Easy to use

    I like the HP approach to make a printer that is basically made for portable devices. As everybody know now, most of us (people) are using portable devices (phones and tablets...) more than wired devices like desktops. Most of the time when you get one of these wifi enabled printer, you may still need the help of a computer to do most of the tasks (installations, management, ... etc) With this Tango printer from HP all the functions can be done easily using your portable device. I used my iPHone X to setup this one. The iOS recognized that I am trying to add a device to the network. It took care of it for me automatically. I didn't even had to enter my WiFi password or anything. After installing the app, I was able to check the printer status, change and modify the settings, print photos from my phone and also use some camera related functions like scanning and making copy. The file explorer for the printer can retrieve printable materials from your phone or from other on the cloud services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, ...) Printing speed was fairly fast (tried couple images) with very good quality on regular paper type. The good thing about this printer (I was surprised) that it also support Instant Ink program. I have another HP printer (Envy 4520) that I am using with Instant ink for years now. It helps not worrying about ordering/buying ink supplies.

    I am not fan of Alexa, Siri or Google voice commands. I am kind of old school. I bet somebody would like to have this feature on their devices. I am sure I will be messing with them later this weekend. I like to be on the updated side.

    In summary: Small package (acceptable size for a printer), nice design (user friendly), relatively a quite printing and fully compatible with mobile devices. Old style printers (not supporting mobile devices) will become obsolete soon I guess.

    It would be perfect, for this Tango, if it was completely wireless... No power cord required unless for charging.

    Oct 04, 2018 12:19
  • Review by Selva, 10 out of 10
    Compact & Stylish Printer with Instant Ink Feature

    HP - Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Printer is very easy setup. It came with printer, power card, one black and one color cartridges along with quick setup guides. I have downloaded HP smart app in app store and setup was done less than 5 mins. It automatically detected the printer and connected to home network quickly. After installing the cartridges, it automatically did the alignment. It was one of the smooth and best installation experience.

    During setup, it will ask to sign up HP instant ink (two month free trial if you sign up during setup) with various monthly plan options starting as low as $2.99 per month with 50 pages. You can select the plan depending upon on number of prints per month. If ink is getting low, it automatically order the ink for you which is really convenient.

    I like the compact size of this printer and it has very stylish look. The LED colors are very useful to indicate the status of printing. It also indicate if there is no paper in phone app as well on the printer. I have installed the software in my PC and able to print without any issues. If you print 5x7 photos, it is free and it does not count to your monthly page limit. I was able to print the document from google drive from phone.

    The print results are really good and i did print a photo with the samples provided with printer. I was amazed with the quality of photo print. The Tango printer is very easy to use and very convenient to print from anywhere. This is one of the best printer i have ever owned. Please sign up for HP Instant ink and you will never worry about running out ink.

    I highly recommend this printer for home and office use.

    Oct 08, 2018 22:34
  • Review by hannahg, 10 out of 10
    THE. COLLEGE. PRINTER.

    This printer is THE college printer. I am a grad school student and have limited space, but need resources printed and this was PERFECT! and the price point was really good too!! I love the look and cleanliness of the printer, and i can’t even describe how easy it is to set up and use with the app. You can print, fax, scan documents all from your phone!! I definitely would recommend being gentle with it because I worry that one drop on the floor and it’s dead, but if you take good care of it, it seems to run really well!

    Sep 03, 2021 17:56
  • Review by Mirvana, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic little basic printer

    I have to say that my wife and I both LOVE this printer. It was extremely easy to set up and is so compact that we were able to put it down in an empty shelf in our reading room. However, it’s got an extremely handsome design that’s very minimal. Honestly, it’s so sleek that I’d almost prefer to have it sitting out somewhere since it’s so aesthetically pleasing.

    Setup does require you to download the HP Smart app. However, once you’ve completed setup, you can delete the app and still use the printer through AirPrint on Apple devices. I can’t confirm whether or not that’s the case with Android devices.

    I would highly highly recommmend this printer. We just got a much more expensive printer from a different brand that has been terribly unreliable (always loses connection with our network). This printer was a breath of fresh air. Good work HP.

    Oct 07, 2018 13:00
  • Review by Zaid, 10 out of 10
    Take my 5 starts

    Wow! This smart printer is cutting edge, every single feature in it works perfectly. Compact size, paper tray, indication light, power brick is eleminated finally, printer app on smartphone is well created and responsive. I like the idea of being free of having my phone or tablet or computer connected to the same local wifi in order to order print and take advantage of features of the printer. HP came up with this smart compact printer to eliminate all the headache where I can print from anywhere at no limits. I tested it by turning off my wifi on my iPhone and select print from anywhere and just like that “done” magically and also I can scan documents or pictures from its application on smartphone that allows the smartphone camer to open up and do the scanning and send it to printer directly, Also I like the design of the app is friendly designed and easy to use. HP printer icon shows the status of where you are printing from whether its local wifi or cloud based “anywhere” so happy with this smarty printer.

    Oct 04, 2018 10:48
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Easy to Setup Printer

    If you're looking for a small printer, that's semi-portable, prints great quality pictures and documents, and has a great app experience, buy this one!

    I unboxing was an experience in itself. This printer is really nice looking, and is packed very well! It comes with two ink cartridges (black & color), and a bottom tray that stores the printed paper tray neatly underneath.

    Setup was a breeze! All you need to do is install the HP app (scan the QR code on the inside of the box for a quick link launch), plug the printer in and power it on(don't need to have the cartridges in yet), and then connect the printers broadcasted WiFi connection (shows up as HP Tango and some numbers).

    Once powered on, you'll see a nice light show from the LED lights hidden behind the front casing, and hear some light audible tones. The LED's won't blind you, and the tones aren't loud enough to be annoying, just sound like a relaxing chime (you just have to hear it).

    If you have an iOS 12 (not sure about 11) device for the setup, your iPhone will actually walk you through the "Accessory Setup" and connect the printer to your WiFI network with a push of the button.

    Once the accessory setup is done, you can use the HP App, hit "Add Printer" and it connects quickly! You can see the status of your printer, and adjust settings from within the app (such as renaming it). What I really liked, was when I launched Google Chrome browser on my Mac, it immediately identified that the printer was Google Cloud ready! When I confirmed my desire to register it, the printer printed an instruction sheet, and the panel on top of the printer began to display some indicator lights. You just have to tap the "i" button when prompted.

    This printer was very well thought out and designed. It's one of the smallest, quickest, and nicest printers I've ever owned. It is just a printer, with a great experience, so don't expect to use it as an All In One. This is great for minimal documents, or avid photo printing!

    If you're looking at this wondering, is it worth it! Yes it is!

    Oct 05, 2018 15:00
  • 8.8score
    Epson - Expression Premium XP-7100 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Get creative with this Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One printer. This compact device quickly prints gorgeous, durable photos with smudge-resistant Claria ink and lets you explore your creativity with specialty paper and DVD printing. This Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One printer gets the job done quickly with the 30-page auto document feeder and two-sided printing, scanning and copying.Fast print speeds up to 15.8 ISO ppm* in black, up to 11 ISO ppm* in color; creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 12 seconds.*

    13 Features
  • Fast print speeds up to 15.8 ISO ppm* in black, up to 11 ISO ppm* in color: Creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 12 seconds.*
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Ideal for home or small business use: This inkjet printer offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with the free Epson iPrint app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: Allows Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Five individual ink tanks are economical: Only replace the ink tank you need when its color runs out. Four dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Standard paper handling: 100-sheet input, 20-sheet dedicated photo and 30-sheet output tray.
  • Convenient, hassle-free features: You can use the large, intuitive 4.3" touch screen to view, edit and print photos directly from connected devices.
  • More connectivity options: The built-in memory card slots and USB port let you simply plug in your memory card, USB drive, camera or other device and print.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • Designed for productivity at home: This printer comes with a 30-page Auto Document Feeder (ADF) and automatic two-sided print/copy/scan feature.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GiraffeKelly, 8 out of 10
    Great Space Saver

    This is a great investment. Reasonably priced, uses a small footprint (space saver [the paper feed and exit trays do not hang over the back or side of the unit]), fast printing and scanning, good quality color prints and so easy to set up the wireless connection.

    I replaced my Epson 500 with this 7100 model because I accidentally snapped off (broke) the scan feeding tray and was having to do all my scanning on the glass plate one page at a time for that last 3 years. This one is great because I can put a small stack of statements in the feeder and it scans both sides faster than my old printer printed one page. Both the printing and scanning on my new 7100 are by far the fastest I've experienced. Printed colors are bright and sharp. Toner cartridges are very easy to install. My only Con is that when I try to scan a statement that is not your typical size paper (long and narrow), the printer thinks it jammed and won't pull it through to scan. I've tried adding the paper dimension but it still wouldn't take it. Also, the slider that holds the page(s) snug against the side of the scan paper tray only has about a half inch of adjustment. It's useless for pages narrower than 8" wide. Otherwise, I LOVE MY NEW PRINTER!

    Jan 28, 2021 10:58
  • Review by Retired, 10 out of 10
    Wireless Printing

    This printer was easy enough for a retired lady to install. It’s really nice to have a wireless printer ready to go when I need to print.

    Jun 25, 2021 17:40
  • Review by Delon, 10 out of 10
    Great printer for everyone!

    Excellent printer with some awesome features. I would recommend to anyone who wants a printer with great printing quality.

    Aug 24, 2019 13:21
  • Review by Donald, 4 out of 10
    printing black, and colors being used

    In order to save on the ink, we usually just print documents, every now and then we print something in color. We have noticed that even though we are using black and white only, colors are being used. That is not cool! just now we are trying to print a document in black and white, and we get an out of ink error. cyan is out and yellow and magenta are nearly gone. we HAVE not printed barely anything in color with these last cartridges, which by the way are $70 a set, and it feels like this printer drank the ink! My previous printer, also an Epson, an NX330 never did that! what has happened!? This is unacceptable! I should have spent more and got a laser printer like I was planning.

    Mar 29, 2020 09:57
  • Review by FirstandLastTimeBuyer, 2 out of 10
    Doesn't Work!!!!!!!!!

    This is my first time purchasing anything by Epson and it will absolutely be my last time purchasing from this company. First of all the set up process of the printer took at least an hour. Secondly, while trying to print, there is no option for me to print on plain paper, the only option available is to print on glossy paper, which I don't have an will never need to purchase. Third, when I try to print an image, a BLANK box shows up on the MIDDLE of the sheet of paper and I only get a weird border of the original image I want printed. I will be returning this piece of garbage.

    Mar 18, 2021 18:30
  • Review by Shereview777, 8 out of 10
    Solid Printer for Home Use

    As I pulled the printer out the box I noticed it was appealing and sleek but some parts (ie. the drawers) were flimsy. Not as solid as previous printers in regards to the quality of the paper loading drawers and the flip top scanning tray. I pulled off all the blue tape which secured the printer in the package and followed the instructions on how to place the cartridges in the printer. There are a total of 5 cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black and regular black). The regular black cartridge is double the size of the color cartridges which is nice because I normally print all of my documents in black and white. The printer also has a CD drawer to print directly onto a CD, a drawer to print on photo paper and a third drawer for regular paper. In a home setting it would be fine but this printer would not last in an office setting. The printer also has USB and SD card slots to easily access pictures from your camera.

    It took me about 10-15 minutes to follow the prompts on the screen for set up. I was able to quickly set up the printer on my network which gave everyone in my household capability to print from their laptops or cell phones. We haven't had any problems with printing from Windows and Mac platforms. I have had issues with printing from some apps such as coupons.com but I am hoping to troubleshoot this soon (I have had issues with this app from other printers). Scanning was simple either using the button on the printer or the printer tab.

    The print quality is great for documents. Nothing exceptional but definitely top of the line for an inkjet printer. Overall, I would recommend for a basic everyday document/photo printer at home. This is a review for the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Wireless Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review

    Pros:

    Decent Quality Print

    Easy to Use and Set Up

    Wireless capability

    Quiet

    Fast

    Cons:

    Somewhat Flimsy

    Does Not have single cartridge capability

    Issues with getting certain apps to print

    Dec 03, 2018 18:25
  • Review by CCOSTAN, 10 out of 10
    Great Home Office Printer for Small spaces

    This thing is compact and FULL of features! Color Printing, Scanning, Faxing and photo printing just in a nice compact form factor. This printer is a definite winner for smaller spaces where you need an all in one but don’t want to take up a whole desk.

    Set up is a breeze. Took a whole 5 minutes. The hardest part as usual is tearing all the blue tape from it. They locked the printer down in every possible way with the tape to prevent any movement during shipping. This particular test unit came with single cartridges for each of the colors including a Photo Black one for color Photo printing.

    Powering up the system for the first time took around 7 minutes. The handy touchscreen kept me informed each step of the way. With Printer head alignment and color corrections, it took about 15 minutes total to set the entire thing up. I love setting up devices and then getting firmware updates. That’s the beauty of the connected devices. It just gets better over time and the mighty Epson delivered on the firmware update.

    Like the prior Epson printers I have reviewed, this one has a nice clear bright touchscreen on the front for set up. I chose to set up the system using Wi-Fi but there was a connection for a hardwire if that was something you wanted to use.

    This printer is pretty inexpensive and for that trade-off, it’s not the fastest printer out there or the most quiet. In fact, it’s kind of loud. ;) I might be spoiled by my Epson ET-7750 though.

    Setting up home printers these days is dead simple. Hooked up to WiFi and printing pictures directly from my iPhone in literal minutes.

    But for it’s size and price, this is a great printer for normal business documents and I’ve been using it throughout the day without issues. For a home office with moderate printing requirements, this is more than enough printer.

    This is a review for the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Wireless Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Dec 04, 2018 17:03
  • Review by MsJazzlyn, 10 out of 10
    Photographer Printer

    Epson - Expression Premium XP-7100 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer is a great printer. Very easy to set up, and I have my iMac, Dell laptop, iPhone XS phone and an iPad Pro 11 wirelessly set up to this printer and it can handle the task that I give. As far as the picture 4x6 quality, it’s amazing. And printing jobs are exactly how they look on my device. I am set up with replenish ink program, so I will never run out of ink. I’m glad I purchased this model.

    Jun 13, 2020 08:56
  • 8.8score
    Canon - PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Photo Printer - Black
    Description

    Print stunning, detailed photos with this Canon PIXMA iP8720 8746B002 photo printer, which features a color resolution up to 9600 x 2400 for crisp results. The built-in wireless LAN enables cord-free printing to simplify use.

    14 Features
  • Prints up to 14.5 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10.4 ISO ipm* in color: Plus creates a 4" x 6" borderless photo in as little as 36 seconds* for rapid image production.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Color resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi: Along with a black-and-white resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi produces highly detailed, vibrant photos and business documents.
  • ChromaLife100+ system: Combines FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology with select Canon photo papers (not included) and ink, so printed photos last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
  • Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n): Ensures fast data transfer from a wireless connection, allowing you to wirelessly print from most Wi-Fi-enabled computers around your home.
  • Canon PRINT app: Lets you print photos and documents from select mobile devices (requires downloadable Canon PRINT app). AirPrint supports printing from select Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch models.
  • Google Cloud Print: Enables wireless printing from Gmail, Google Docs and Google Chrome. PictBridge facilitates printing without a computer for simple, hassle-free use.
  • Supports a variety of print sizes: Including 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter, legal, 11" x 17" and 13" x 19" to suit your needs. Prints stunning borderless photos up to 13" x 19" for enhanced detail.
  • Accommodates a range of mediums: Such as plain, super high-gloss, glossy, semigloss and matte photo paper, U.S. #10 envelopes and printable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for versatility.
  • High-speed USB interface: Enables simple connection to your computer, so you can enjoy super fast data transfers.
  • 150-sheet automatic sheet feeder: Allows unattended printing.
  • Auto power on: Automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed. Quiet mode lets you print anytime without disturbing others nearby.
  • Full HD Movie Print software: Turns your favorite high-definition movie clips captured with select Canon EOS DSLR cameras, PowerShot digital cameras and VIXIA camcorders into vivid prints.
  • My Image Garden software: Features facial recognition, special filters, calendar organization, automatic layout suggestions and more, making it easy to organize and print your photos.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nicky, 10 out of 10
    Amazing photo dedicated printer

    Originally, I was going for a canon printer that was abt. $400 more expensive than this one. But after much consideration and debate, I decided the extra $400 wasn’t worth it. And I was right. This printer is absolutely fantastic. And the quality of the pictures is great! There’s only two complaints I would have about it:

    1. Printing anything is REALLY slow (compared to inkjet and non photo dedicated printers) a photo that is 8 1/2 by 11 can take a whole minute to print depending on colors and detail.

    2. The color/vibrancy/brightness you see on your computer or phone isn’t always what you get when printed (pictures become more dull). To get around that, all you have to do is use the software that comes with the printer. Go onto my images suite and click the button that says prioritize output. Then you’ll get exactly what you were wanting to print every time. The picture I attached are some of the photos I printed using this printer with this setting. It’s AMAZING.

    Nov 24, 2017 13:42
  • Review by MadMensch, 10 out of 10
    Great for making framed art

    We recently redecorated our home and my wife had been spending a lot of time (and money) buying art prints online. After seeing some of the minimalist art she ordered I realized I could easily make my own with an iPad and a wide-format printer. The pixma ip8720 was the cheapest wide-format printer I could find and had better reviews than the similar HP XP-15000 so I decided to give it a try. I’ve only had the printer for a few days but so far we’re really impressed. The prints I’ve made look like the one’s we’ve ordered online with no discernible sacrifice in print quality at all. The attached photo is a print I made with an iPad and the pixma ip8720.

    Overall I’m super pleased with the print quality and ease of setup. The only downside is I wish I could make larger prints than 13 x 19 but for the price this printer is perfect for what I need. Also, it would be nice to have a touch screen interface on the printer itself in order to easily select different paper sizes. Having to use the canon app on my iPad is kind of annoying but it worked without issue. Overall I highly recommend this printer!

    Aug 29, 2020 13:29
  • Review by Penguin, 10 out of 10
    Great Printer

    Excellent print quality. Easy setup via USB. Not sure as to how difficult it would be to set it up via WiFi as I have as yet to try this.

    Dec 16, 2016 18:02
  • Review by bltrnrvn, 10 out of 10
    Love it so far. How to connect Network:

    So far, I love it!

    I couldn’t set it up wirelessly at first but then I did this:

    1. Search “CanonPixma ip8720 driver download” and find the correct link on the canon website. Proceed with the instructions until you get to the part where the computer cannot detect the printer. Now:

    1. Turn on printer

    2. Press and hold the continue (middle) button until the white power button flashes 9 times. Release the button

    3. Press the button again for 6 more flashes. This will cue the printer to print the status page of the printer. The SSID should say “BJNPSETUP”

    4. Press the blue “WiFi” button on the printer until the white power button flashes once

    5. On your router, press or press & hold the WPS button

    6. Your printer should take just a few seconds to connect & the blue and white lights will blink for a second or two. Once they stop, the printer is connected. Your screen should update as well. Good luck!

    I love the printer so far. Setup was about 30 minutes as I searched how to connect the network right away when I ran into the issue. Downloading the driver took about 15 minutes.

    Jul 09, 2021 21:53
  • Review by lizaslucky5, 2 out of 10
    This printer is as useful as a potato.

    This printer will not work with any Mac Products higher that 10.7 . If anyone has updated to Big Sur 11.0, 11.1, or 11.2 you will be prompted to contact the developer so they can update the printer to work with the current Mac OS.

    My 8 year old HP printer and 2 year old Brother printer have stayed current with Mac OS.

    Feb 25, 2021 17:20
  • Review by CKone, 10 out of 10
    Wow amazing photos

    It took me about 45 minutes to inbox and set it up on my wireless network. I am so not tech savvy but it walked me through the process and was great. I pushed a button on router and it was ready to go. Downloaded the drivers as my CD player inside laptop broken. While that was going I added the canon print app to my iPhone and that was super fast to connect.

    Ran 3 photo test prints and I am very very happy! I can’t imagine spending more money as I can’t see how my photos could look even better!

    Aug 27, 2020 06:04
  • Review by Howie, 10 out of 10
    Canon

    I lovey printer because it print our nice picture.

    Oct 01, 2021 22:48
  • Review by Pete, 8 out of 10
    Goodbye Epson

    I finally made the jump from Epson, which was the industry standard for years. I’m using this printer for 13x18” transparencies and so far so good. I switched out to all black ink cartridges and have no problems.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:38
  • 8.8score
    22
    HP
    HP Sprocket Studio 4x6” Instant Photo Printer
    Description

    An entire photo studio that fits on your desktop! The HP Sprocket Studio brings memories to life easier than ever before This desktop wonder saves you a lifetime of memories (and money), printing full 4x6” color photographs straight from your smartphone or social media account. Create vibrant photo projects, albums, collages, greeting cards —even photo IDs— with tons of customization options on the HP Sprocket app.

    4 Features
  • PRINT STUNNING 4X6” PHOTOS: HP Sprocket Studio Instant Printer Prints Full-Size Lab-Quality Photos from Your Smartphone or Social Media. iOS & Android, Bluetooth 5.1
  • COOL FILTERS, FRAMES & STICKERS: Customize Your Prints with Editing Tools on the HP App. Augmented Reality Fun & Templates for Albums, Greeting Cards, Photo IDs & Collages.
  • RUSH TO PRINT: Just link your social media account to the HP app and connect via Bluetooth to print photos instantly. Sprocket Studio supports multiple users at once.
  • COMPACT STYLING: Less stuff, more life. With its desktop-ready design. Plug in for Continuous Use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Compact, prints w/bright colors & sharp detail

    While the HP Sprocket Studio is not the first dye sublimation photo printer that I’ve used, it’s the first one that I’ve owned that prints full-size 4x6 photo prints. Even so, this printer still manages to have a pretty small form-factor and has a footprint smaller than a sheet of printer paper (10.5”L x 6.75”W x 2.5”H). The paper tray is even detachable, making it even more compact for travel, and there is an option to use a portable battery unit with it (sold separately).

    For setup, simply load the included paper and cartridge, download the HP Sprocket mobile app, and pair the printer via Bluetooth to an Android or iOS mobile device. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. However, if you’re looking to print photos from a computer, unfortunately the Sprocket Studio does not support this type of connectivity.

    Using the app for straight up printing is fairly easy. You can select photos from your phone’s camera gallery, connect various social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, or Google Photos, and print pictures directly from those services. However, for anything beyond that, the experience was a bit more frustrating. For me, app navigation was initially confusing with ambiguous icons for the various tools and no helpful hover hints at their function. The photo editor itself had some major hiccups. For example, if you added stickers, text, and filters to your image, but subsequently tried to add a pre-set overlay template, it would wipe out all your previous additions and changes, but not vice versa. Also, it wasn’t easy to distinguish when you were committing just the most recent edit or all edits in your session; with the former you could use the undo button to back out of the change, but with the latter, undo isn’t available and you would have to discard your draft and start all over again.

    After editing your photo you can print it, of course, but also save or share directly to online storage accounts and social media. There are also a few of other fun and useful photo modes in the app like photobooth for a quick succession of 4 photos, a tiles print mode that lets you assemble 9 prints into a single larger image, and ‘ID card’ which allows you to quickly and easily snap and print a set of 2x2 inch passport photos at home.

    As for the printing process itself, it was quick and straightforward. Once you have an image edited, cropped, positioned, and sized how you want it, tap the printer icon in the app, and the image will be sent to the printer queue, which takes roughly 35 seconds. After the printer receives the data, it starts printing immediately, though a single print takes about 2 minutes to complete. During this time the paper passes in and out of the printer, from both the front and back of the unit, so be sure to leave at least 5 inches behind the machine clear as to not interfere with the paper. Other print jobs waiting in the queue can be deleted from the queue via the app while a photo is printing. Also, keep in mind the printer can only fit 10 photo sheets at a time, so you’ll have to reload the tray after every 10 prints.

    One feature that I was very interested to try was the augmented reality Reveal, which is supposed to invisibly watermark your photo, then bring up additional content like location data and related photos and videos when the print is scanned by the app later. Although I turned on the Reveal feature for several of my prints, and the app indicated Reveal content was being added prior to printing, subsequent scanning of my prints revealed… well nothing. The app simply said “No Reveal content found,” however, it did correctly recognize the printer itself and would show the next photo in its queue floating above the machine, which I thought was pretty neat.

    The quality of the prints is very good. I found the colors to be bright, though perhaps slightly undersaturated and on the cooler side than what I saw on my mobile device. The details in the prints were pretty sharp. If you looked closely enough at fine lines, you might see a bit of a soft edge, but not enough that I would consider the print quality compromised. The color range is actually quite impressive for such a small printer that doesn’t use any ink, which also allows you to go long stretches between printing and not have to worry about dried up or clogged ink cartridges. Printing at home with the Sprocket Studio won’t get you the lowest price per print, but for the convenience of printing at home and having the prints ready in-hand in just a few minutes, might be worth the extra few cents.

    Overall, the HP Sprocket Studio delivers high-quality, full-sized, glossy photo prints that are durable and at a reasonable cost. While you're limited to mobile device connectivity, and the app could use a few tweaks, the zero ink cartridges mean you can print as frequently or infrequently as you need and not worry about the hassles ink. Prints come off the machine quickly, and the unit is small enough to keep on your desk or travel with for on-the-go printing.

    Oct 03, 2019 16:10
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Snap It On Your Phone – Print It A Minute Later

    After going through several highly touted photo printers only to be disappointed by the expensive costs of ink cartridges, photo paper, and not so great color, photo reproduction. I was intrigued reading about this HP Sprocket Studio Printer and the superior color of its printed photos. So when I had an opportunity to select this Sprocket Studio for an honest review in exchange for the printer I was anxious to evaluate it on quality of photos and costs. I am a Grandfather with six photogenic Grand Kids, and I take tons of photos. This Sprocket Studio Printer has an easy learning curve and the more I use it, the more I find all the innovative ways to enhance my photo treasures. After a week of using this little baby to print out some of my most favorite photos – I am thoroughly impressed:

    ** Quality Of Photos – This is the most important reason for purchasing a photo printer in the first place. As I unboxed this unit I was very skeptical of its size, weight, and build to make quality, brilliant color photos at its price point. However, I soon realized that this HP Sprocket Studio prints out magnificent, 4” x 6” (102 x 152 mm) full-spectrum, detailed photos in vivid color. It is absolutely awesome how a little printer like this Sprocket Studio can produce such photo realism and color splendor given its small size and simplicity. When I select a photo to print on my phone I access this printer through the HP Sprocket App. The Sprocket Studio Printer then draws a 4' x 6” photo paper from the photo-paper housing into the front printer slot. The photo paper slides back and forth from front to the back of the printer until the final, finished print is gently placed onto the top of the photo paper housing. The printed photo actually develops in front of my own eyes through the Sprocket Printer process – Amazing! The finished photo exceeds my expectations for color elegance and superior quality. Yipee!

    ** Photo Paper – What really makes this Sprocket Printer unique is that the available photo paper prints out beautiful, colored photos that HP claims will last 100 years, durable, and are resistant from fading, too. WoW! From HP - “Tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. indicate that photos printed with Original HP inks on HP Advanced Photo Paper Glossy are rated for longer than 100 years in dark storage.” Also from HP - “Durable: Using Original HP inks with HP Advanced Photo Paper and HP Premium Plus Photo Paper enables your photos to withstand rain and water spills, and dry quickly, so you can share them immediately without the fear of smudging or smearing.” Astonishing! The photo paper housing of this Sprocket Studio has a maximum capacity of 20 sheets. That is a lot of printer photos before I have to reload. Since I plan to use this FUN printer an awful lot these coming holidays, I purchased Two, HP, Sprocket Studio 2-Pack Standard Capacity with Color Ink Cartridges + Photo Paper (80 sheets each) from my local Best Buy (see pics). I now have up to 160 photos I can print out and share with my family and friends at our celebrations. WooHoo!

    ** Cost Per Photo – Replacement photo paper and cartridges average out to approximately $.43 cents per a generously-sized, 4” x 6” photo. Considering the outstanding color photo caliber, this HP Sprocket Studio Photo Paper is a bargain.

    ** Bluetooth Connectivity - HP Sprocket uses 5.0 Bluetooth technology. It is so easy to connect and pair. And, I can pair up to three of my separate devices in its registry. However to be able to utilize the Sprocket App on another device I have to unpair from the device I am currently connected too. When my Sprocket Studio is powered OFF, I have to re-select pairing again in my BT settings on my cell phone to take advantage of the Sprocket App.

    ** HP Sprocket App – Here is where the FUN begins. This Free App can be downloaded at the Apple or Google Play Stores. It was easy to install and set-up my Studio Sprocket Printer. The App prompted me through the process. It provides exciting enhancements to photos from my existing gallery, allows me to take and also edit photos, add embedded contents using 'Reveal', and print my photos using the Sprocket Studio Printer. At the Home Screen of this App I can sign-in to any of my popular Social Services by swiping to the Left of the screen, which allows me to access my social media account photos. Pretty Neat! Photos cannot be printed manually, you must use this Sprocket App from your phone. Be aware for all these App features to work 'Permissions' must be given to access your photo gallery, location, and camera and microphone. The Sprocket App will request them the first time App is launched. What can I do that is so special with this App?

    By clicking on the Pencil Icon in the right-hand corner of my selected and previewed photo I open up a host of editing features:

    * Auto-Fix; Adjustments for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation & Reset.

    * Filters for various Lighting Effects I choose to set a mood or atmosphere.

    * Quick Action Edits, which add pre-created artwork for Happy Birthday, Congratulation, etc.

    * Frames with seasonal touches, Birthday & Congratulations , and decorative borders.

    * Numerous FUN Stickers and Banners for almost every occasion.

    * Text, which allows me to personalize my pics with my own words (see attached fishing pic).

    * Brush, which can add colors and shades of colors to my photos.

    * Crop/Rotate, which allows me to edit my photos any way I so choose.

    ** Additional App Features – In Print Preview I can swipe to Tiles, which is pretty unique. Even though each printed photo size is 4” x 6” I can use any one of my favorite photos and create an 8” x 12” tiled photo by selecting the four-tile icon, or, create a 12” x 18” tiled photo selecting the nine-tile icon. How cool is that? Photos in the Queue can always be deleted if I change my mind to not print them, or, add enhancements, stickers, and texts, etc.

    ** Take It Anywhere – HP Sprocket Studio Printer is approximately 6.65” W x 10.75” D x 2.68” H in) and weighs approximately 2.06 pounds. It has a small footprint and is lightweight so I can take it anywhere. It uses 120V power and has a three-pronged grounding electrical plug. There is an optional Power Bank available for sale at my local Best Buy, which has enough power to allow for up to 80 photos to be printed. It is ON my 'to-buy' list. It can even re-charge my cell phone with its built in USB Port. This little baby can be the 'life' of a party, at family events, or any group get-together. My teenage nephew would love to have this Sprocket to take to his friends' Birthday Party, Tailgating, and informal meet-ups with his circle of friends.

    ** Summary – I love this little HP Sprocket Studio Printer. It takes great photos of my Grand Kids and family, but more important for me and Grandma it creates fantastic, visual memories. YooHoo! It is a great replacement for those 'Instant Cameras', because the prints last almost indefinitely, take a little moisture, and are smear resistant. The printer is not expensive, nor are the cartridges, and photo papers. I highly recommend the purchase of

    this HP Sprocket Studio Printer. You won't be disappointed.

    Oct 03, 2019 15:41
  • Review by Robsapremiresilver, 8 out of 10
    Great Product

    The review of the HP Sprocket Studio. This is the first time I have reviewed a product like this. Besides the obvious limitations, such as only printing out 4x6 size prints, which is great for scrapbooking the product is quite nice to have. The quality of the prints are outstanding, and the technology is groundbreaking. the product is quite nice to have.

    Pros:

    • A Small Footprint for the printer which doesn’t take much space at all. Its is also easy to pack up and take on trips.

    • In-expensive Paper and Cartridges. At the time of this review, you could buy 80 sheets of paper and Ink Cartridges for $34.99

    • Special paper is smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-resistant fade-resistant, glossy color photos that can last for 100 years.

    • Easy to connect to phone or Pad for wireless printing from the app.

    • App has pre-installed Photo Lab allows you to personalize your photos straight from your phone or tablet with a simple edit function within the app.

    • Allows you to share your photo creations on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Google.

    Cons:

    • Just the Paper size.

    I was able to install app, setup printer and link printer and phone super easy and in approx. 10 minutes. Was really easy setup. The photos again are really great quality. Very happy with this product. I would recommend this printer for all my friends and school age kids.

    Sep 29, 2019 00:40
  • Review by Bren, 8 out of 10
    Great prints and looks, phone app needs work

    When i got this photo printer I was very excited! It is compact, looks aesthetically pleasing, and the prints it yields are actually of fantastic quality for being churned out in about a minute or so. Upon initial set up, I was able to get up and connected very quickly on my phone using the user friendly software. In no time at all I had printed out some pictures on the included photo paper and I was happily surprised by how nice the prints turned out! The loss of the star on this review though comes from the fact that when I returned to come back to print more photos the next day, I could NOT get connected back to the printer through my phone despite following all of the HP troubleshooting guides online. I am sure they will tweak this bug out and it still works with my computer, so I am not giving up on the printer or telling anyone not to buy it. The prints are great and software can always be improved.

    Sep 28, 2019 23:26
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    Great for Must Have Instant “Real” Prints.

    REVIEW HP SPROCKET STUDIO

    Best Buy Tech Insider Network Review Program

    SUMMARY: Great for Must Have Instant “Real” Prints. Table must be 2X length of Printer.

    UNBOXING IMPRESSION:

    Easy to unbox, simple packaging. For the most part it is already assembled just install the paper and dye cartridge. The only very minor complaint I had was that there are no included instructions, but I guess that goes with the minimalist packaging, so it was not a big deal. Like most HP products you only get a starter set of supplies (10 prints). For the price I would have appreciated a full cartridge.

    EASE OF USE:

    It was easy to go to the URL included in the packaging to load the app on the phone and follow the step by step instructions. I then gave the app permission to view my photos on the phone and I selected one to print.

    TIP: Make sure you have enough room on your table that is twice the length of the printer. The photo paper moves out the back and then gets pulled back in, multiple times in the printing process. At first, I kept getting errors. It turned out that because I had it on the edge desk, once it pushed the paper out the back (with the paper hanging over the edge), it did not have enough strength to pull the paper back in again. I was about to call tech support when I decided to put it in the center of the desk, so that the paper was fully supported on the way out/back in. If the mechanism is so weak, they really should have a support tray in the back.

    OVERALL PERFORMANCE:

    I was skeptical that something so small could really deliver a quality 4x6 photo grade prints.

    Now, I am convinced, as it works very well.

    We used it to make Passport Photos, without any problems, or the hassle of finding a place to make them and driving there waiting in line etc.

    It prints rather quickly (much faster than an ink jet), and I would call these photo grade prints no problem.

    The price per print (about 50 cents) is certainly more than the corner store (7 cents). But if you are only printing a few prints then this is of course cheaper than driving to the store and back.

    The APP is only OK. I’ve not explored the app in depth, but I was not able to find a simple crop command for example. It just means that I have to edit my pics on the phone before selecting them on the app. Maybe there is a crop somewhere, but it did not jump out at me. Pressing EDIT only allowed for simple color correction for example.

    CONCLUSION:

    It is the best I have seen for quality due to dye sublimation technology. It is relatively compact, and I could see this being used at parties or when you just want a quick print to give to the grandparents or maybe even instant security badges.

    I would recommend this for occasional uses as mentioned above. If I had a bunch of prints to make, then I would just upload them to my local photo processor and pick them up there.

    Sep 29, 2019 20:00
  • Review by Steveo, 2 out of 10
    Broke in 5 minutes

    Complete junk, printed one picture and now every time I go to print it says “ replace printer cartridge”. Three new cartridges and still the same red light and no pictures. Reached out to HP and revived no response. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

    Dec 02, 2020 10:08
  • Review by APFLORES413, 8 out of 10
    Takes too long to print

    I was initially thrilled with this printer. I don’t like printing Photos with my ink jet printers and I feel that office stores charge too much. I had a lot of hours with this HP Sprocket but was disappointed.

    Pros:

    -Compact Size. The printer itself is about 7 in long but the paper tray adds another 7 inches to accommodate the photo paper. Despite this, I really like the compact nature HP has designed.

    -Quiet: the sounds of the Sprocket printing is really quiet, just how I like it.

    -Setup: downloading the app and connecting the Sprocket was too simple.

    Cons:

    -Takes too long: from pressing print on the app, it took 1:38 to print. The photo paper is fed several times back and forth as it prints the varying ink colors on before you receive the final product. I feel that is way too slow.

    -Quality: I was not impressed with the picture quality. The photos print out too dark and grainy.

    -Lack of Portability. You are limited by the power cord. I portable battery would’ve been ideal here.

    -Not enough photo paper in the box. You are given 10 photo paper to start. I felt maybe doubling that would have been better.

    Overall i was not really impressed with this printer. Yes it prints directly onto 4x6 paper but for me, there was so much left desiring.

    Oct 07, 2019 17:08
  • Review by Lenlen, 10 out of 10
    Love this tiny photo printer

    I have the original sprocket, while I was already impressed by the photo quality, I wasn’t a fan of small printed photos since I don’t do scrapbooks. I am more into photo albums. Needless to say I was ecstatic when HP released this Sprocket Studio which prints 4x6 photos. The performance of this tiny printer goes hand in hand with the performance of the HP Sprocket app. Installing the printer is a breeze and the app gives you step by step instructions which are easy to follow. Once the printer is connected with the app, you just select any photos from your gallery (you have to allow access to your gallery or you can also take photos directly through the app). You can edit - add texts, stickers, borders, change filters - the photo via the app. The app has variety of design options, I was tempted to try each one of them! I love the stickers feature which also has milestones stickers I can use for my baby’s photos. From the time I clicked the print button, it took about 73 seconds to finish printing one photo. The photo quality is great, sharp and the colors are balanced. Obviously you can edit your photos through the app to make it more appealing. The printer came with a cartridge and 10 photo papers. I haven’t printed a lot so I am not sure how long the cartridge will run out of ink before you have to buy a new one. For the price I wished it comes with more photo papers though. But all in all I’m highly satisfied with this tiny photo printer and will recommend.

    Oct 11, 2019 02:25
  • 8.8score
    Canon - PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Photo Printer - Black
    Description

    Print stunning, detailed photos with this Canon PIXMA iP8720 8746B002 photo printer, which features a color resolution up to 9600 x 2400 for crisp results. The built-in wireless LAN enables cord-free printing to simplify use.

    14 Features
  • Prints up to 14.5 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10.4 ISO ipm* in color: Plus creates a 4" x 6" borderless photo in as little as 36 seconds* for rapid image production.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Color resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi: Along with a black-and-white resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi produces highly detailed, vibrant photos and business documents.
  • ChromaLife100+ system: Combines FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology with select Canon photo papers (not included) and ink, so printed photos last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
  • Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n): Ensures fast data transfer from a wireless connection, allowing you to wirelessly print from most Wi-Fi-enabled computers around your home.
  • Canon PRINT app: Lets you print photos and documents from select mobile devices (requires downloadable Canon PRINT app). AirPrint supports printing from select Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch models.
  • Google Cloud Print: Enables wireless printing from Gmail, Google Docs and Google Chrome. PictBridge facilitates printing without a computer for simple, hassle-free use.
  • Supports a variety of print sizes: Including 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter, legal, 11" x 17" and 13" x 19" to suit your needs. Prints stunning borderless photos up to 13" x 19" for enhanced detail.
  • Accommodates a range of mediums: Such as plain, super high-gloss, glossy, semigloss and matte photo paper, U.S. #10 envelopes and printable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for versatility.
  • High-speed USB interface: Enables simple connection to your computer, so you can enjoy super fast data transfers.
  • 150-sheet automatic sheet feeder: Allows unattended printing.
  • Auto power on: Automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed. Quiet mode lets you print anytime without disturbing others nearby.
  • Full HD Movie Print software: Turns your favorite high-definition movie clips captured with select Canon EOS DSLR cameras, PowerShot digital cameras and VIXIA camcorders into vivid prints.
  • My Image Garden software: Features facial recognition, special filters, calendar organization, automatic layout suggestions and more, making it easy to organize and print your photos.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nicky, 10 out of 10
    Amazing photo dedicated printer

    Originally, I was going for a canon printer that was abt. $400 more expensive than this one. But after much consideration and debate, I decided the extra $400 wasn’t worth it. And I was right. This printer is absolutely fantastic. And the quality of the pictures is great! There’s only two complaints I would have about it:

    1. Printing anything is REALLY slow (compared to inkjet and non photo dedicated printers) a photo that is 8 1/2 by 11 can take a whole minute to print depending on colors and detail.

    2. The color/vibrancy/brightness you see on your computer or phone isn’t always what you get when printed (pictures become more dull). To get around that, all you have to do is use the software that comes with the printer. Go onto my images suite and click the button that says prioritize output. Then you’ll get exactly what you were wanting to print every time. The picture I attached are some of the photos I printed using this printer with this setting. It’s AMAZING.

    Nov 24, 2017 13:42
  • Review by MadMensch, 10 out of 10
    Great for making framed art

    We recently redecorated our home and my wife had been spending a lot of time (and money) buying art prints online. After seeing some of the minimalist art she ordered I realized I could easily make my own with an iPad and a wide-format printer. The pixma ip8720 was the cheapest wide-format printer I could find and had better reviews than the similar HP XP-15000 so I decided to give it a try. I’ve only had the printer for a few days but so far we’re really impressed. The prints I’ve made look like the one’s we’ve ordered online with no discernible sacrifice in print quality at all. The attached photo is a print I made with an iPad and the pixma ip8720.

    Overall I’m super pleased with the print quality and ease of setup. The only downside is I wish I could make larger prints than 13 x 19 but for the price this printer is perfect for what I need. Also, it would be nice to have a touch screen interface on the printer itself in order to easily select different paper sizes. Having to use the canon app on my iPad is kind of annoying but it worked without issue. Overall I highly recommend this printer!

    Aug 29, 2020 13:29
  • Review by Penguin, 10 out of 10
    Great Printer

    Excellent print quality. Easy setup via USB. Not sure as to how difficult it would be to set it up via WiFi as I have as yet to try this.

    Dec 16, 2016 18:02
  • Review by bltrnrvn, 10 out of 10
    Love it so far. How to connect Network:

    So far, I love it!

    I couldn’t set it up wirelessly at first but then I did this:

    1. Search “CanonPixma ip8720 driver download” and find the correct link on the canon website. Proceed with the instructions until you get to the part where the computer cannot detect the printer. Now:

    1. Turn on printer

    2. Press and hold the continue (middle) button until the white power button flashes 9 times. Release the button

    3. Press the button again for 6 more flashes. This will cue the printer to print the status page of the printer. The SSID should say “BJNPSETUP”

    4. Press the blue “WiFi” button on the printer until the white power button flashes once

    5. On your router, press or press & hold the WPS button

    6. Your printer should take just a few seconds to connect & the blue and white lights will blink for a second or two. Once they stop, the printer is connected. Your screen should update as well. Good luck!

    I love the printer so far. Setup was about 30 minutes as I searched how to connect the network right away when I ran into the issue. Downloading the driver took about 15 minutes.

    Jul 09, 2021 21:53
  • Review by lizaslucky5, 2 out of 10
    This printer is as useful as a potato.

    This printer will not work with any Mac Products higher that 10.7 . If anyone has updated to Big Sur 11.0, 11.1, or 11.2 you will be prompted to contact the developer so they can update the printer to work with the current Mac OS.

    My 8 year old HP printer and 2 year old Brother printer have stayed current with Mac OS.

    Feb 25, 2021 17:20
  • Review by CKone, 10 out of 10
    Wow amazing photos

    It took me about 45 minutes to inbox and set it up on my wireless network. I am so not tech savvy but it walked me through the process and was great. I pushed a button on router and it was ready to go. Downloaded the drivers as my CD player inside laptop broken. While that was going I added the canon print app to my iPhone and that was super fast to connect.

    Ran 3 photo test prints and I am very very happy! I can’t imagine spending more money as I can’t see how my photos could look even better!

    Aug 27, 2020 06:04
  • Review by Howie, 10 out of 10
    Canon

    I lovey printer because it print our nice picture.

    Oct 01, 2021 22:48
  • Review by Pete, 8 out of 10
    Goodbye Epson

    I finally made the jump from Epson, which was the industry standard for years. I’m using this printer for 13x18” transparencies and so far so good. I switched out to all black ink cartridges and have no problems.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:38
  • 8.8score
    Canon - PIXMA TS6320 Color All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Connect to your Wi-Fi network and start printing from any room with this Canon PIXMA all-in-one wireless inkjet printer. The separate ink system lets you replace individual ink tanks as they run out for added efficiency, while dual paper feeding holds plain and photo paper simultaneously. This Canon PIXMA all-in-one wireless inkjet printer features Mopria printing for pairing with your smartphone or tablet easily.Prints up to 15 ISO ipm* in black, up to 10 ipm* in color

    13 Features
  • Fast print speeds up to 15 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10 ISO ipm* in color: Creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 21 seconds.*
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into the Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control: Ask your compatible voice assistant (device required) to help you print shopping lists, to-do lists, various crossword puzzles and games, coloring activities, comics and more.
  • Ideal for home or small business use: This inkjet printer offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect computers or devices easily with built-in Wi-Fi. You can also print from your mobile device and from select online cloud services with Canon's free mobile printing app or Apple® AirPrint.**
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: You can use it for Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.
  • Compatible with Canon PGI-280/CLI-281 ink tanks: Including PGI-280 PGBK XXL/CLI-281 XXL (black, cyan, magenta, yellow), PGI-280 PGBK XL/CLI-281 XL (black, cyan, magenta, yellow), and PGI-280 (pigment black)/CLI-281 (black, cyan, magenta, yellow) models.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution allows producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Five economical individual ink tanks: Only replace the ink tank you need when a color runs out. Four dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink ensures crisp text.
  • Large paper trays for your high-volume printing: Reload less often with the front and rear input trays with total capacity of up to 100 sheets each.
  • Easy-to-use control panel: Features a 1.44" OLED display and LED status bar for simple navigation and viewing your printer status.
  • One USB port for simple connectivity: The high-speed USB port offers a standard connection to your PC.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KB4MTO, 8 out of 10
    Amazing printer for the price

    Initial impression:

    I was looking forward to reviewing this printer. I have used Canon printers for photo printing in the past, but not one this inexpensive.

    The packing of the printer was good, and the unit arrived undamaged. It came with the printer, ink, a quick start guide, a setup CD for Windows, and a sample package of 5” x 5” photo paper. It has a USB type B connector but does not come with a USB cable.

    The top scanner cover is a little thin, but that doesn’t really bother me as it won’t be used that much. It does seem strong enough to be used normally on a regular basis without getting damaged.

    I have the white printer and the aesthetics are pleasing. The base size is normal for an inkjet printer. The depth is around 14”, but you will lose another 5” when you use the rear paper tray. The height is only 5-1/2” tall, which gives the printer a sleek look.

    Setup:

    I unpackaged the printer, removed the shipping tape, installed the ink, and powered it up. These tasks for this printer were typical of any inkjet printer. Installing ink was easy. In addition to the cyan, yellow, and magenta color ink cartridges, it also comes with two black ink cartridges: one for documents and one for photo printing.

    I started the installation on my Windows 7 desktop. I went to the website given in the installation manual that came with the printer. I selected my printer via model number and the setup began. When going through the setup, make sure you read the instructions carefully. Some of the screens have 2 buttons and both look like it could be the correct button. Reading the instructions completely on each page clarifies which button to click on. The setup is divided into 2 parts, configuring the printer and connecting the printer. The printer setup section went flawless. The only problem I had with this printer was connecting it to my wireless network.

    Following the directions on the website for connecting the printer, it found my wireless network, but would not connect. So, I ended up having to connect to my wireless network manually. Once that was done, it searched for the printer and couldn’t find it. I verified that it was connected to my wireless network. I let it search by IP address and it immediately found it and installed the drivers. The rest of the installation went well.

    The next step was to connect it to my MacBook Pro. I went to the same website and skipped the printer configuration section and went directly to the connect section. The same thing happened as with the Windows setup, it couldn’t find the printer, even though it was already connected to my wireless network. I let it search via the IP address, and it immediately found the printer and installed the drivers.

    The last connections were to my iPad, my iPhone 11 and my wife’s Samsung S10. I downloaded the Canon app from each app store and installed them. All three devices immediately found the printer.

    Testing:

    For testing, I used my Windows 7 desktop, my MacBook Pro, my iPad, and both phones. Documents were really good. All text was clear and crisp, the colors were sharp, and there was no bleeding between the colors. This was especially true with small text. I tried various documents from all devices and the results were the same. Photo printing quality was also good. The colors are bright and the image clear. I even printed a night-shot photograph that I took from The Grand Canyon showing the stars and Milky Way. All the colors were amazing. The only problem I experienced with the photo printing was ink buildup along the edges. I’m not sure why it is doing this, but it did it on every photo I printed. The paper was HP semi-gloss paper and is about 8 years old, so that might have something to do with it. I also wasn’t using borderless printing, and that could also have something to do with it. See the attached photo I took of a desert rose to see the ink buildup.

    During my test, the only print error I received other than the wireless connection problem was “paper not loaded in the rear tray” when there was paper in it. Pulling the rear paper support all of the way out and adjusting the side paper guides a little tighter removed this error.

    Conclusion:

    This is a remarkable printer for the price. The print speed is faster than all of the inkjet printers I have used, and the phone app is the best I have experienced for smart device printing. Using the printer is especially easy with smart devices and tablets. All prints were bright, clear, and crisp, and I have not found any information about ink buildup with this printer which I looked for, so it could have been the paper or printer settings. There was no ink buildup when printing regular documents, so I’m assuming it wasn’t the printer’s fault.

    I’m rating this printer a 4 out of 5, mainly because of the connection problems. I am a 20-year IT professional, so I had no problem working around it. But for someone who isn’t WiFi savvy, it might give them troubles. Had it not given me any connection problems I would have rated it a 5 out of 5. It is an amazing printer for the cost.

    Nov 25, 2019 06:24
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly good and inexpensive color printer

    We haven’t had a decent photo printer in a while and once I saw what the price was for this new Pixma printer for Cannon I had to try it out.

    Unboxing and Setup:

    The printer came packaged in a Styrofoam frame and was very well protected. In the box with the printer were the ink cartridges, power cord, USB Cable, manual and installation CD, they even included 3 sheets of photo paper for you to try out.

    After taking the printer out and removing the plastic bag around it there were instructions showing that there were some packing tapes that had to be removed. One of the pieces goes under the lid to the print cartridge carrier and you have to be careful removing that one as it goes just under the print heads. After removing all of that, attaching the power cord and plugging it in you press the power button located just above the right side of the paper output tray.

    The display is pretty small but it’s usable and tells you to install all the cartridges. Just follow the instructions printed on each cartridge and install them. There two black cartridges, one is used for regular txt and the other is for photo printing.

    After installing the cartridges the printer goes through a print alignment test and with this one it’s all automatic and you don’t have to do a thing, just let it go about its business until it’s finished.

    This one doesn’t have an Ethernet jack, and only had a USB port if you want to physically have it attached; we used the Wi-Fi connection in our case.

    After doing that I followed the instructions and used the Canon setup website and downloaded the install software. That software found the printer quickly and setup all the printing functions without a hitch. I also installed the app on my S9 to give it a tryout and it found and setup the printer without issue also.

    Actual Use:

    Printing with this was as simple as all the other printers we have, it’s starts printing very quickly and is surprisingly quiet. The paper tray is pretty small, and only holds a fifth of what our laser printers hold. Text is nice and sharp, very clean and clear, very comparable to our other ink jets and close to laser printer quality. There’s a light bar above the output tray that moves as it prints giving a visual indicator of printing progress, this is super handy because I can see it across the room where we have it installed. The paper output tray is also different; it slides out by itself once the unit starts printing. You have to manually push it back after printing but not having to remember to pull it out is a nice touch.

    Now I wanted to try something difficult for it to copy and tried a sheet of coupons from our Safeway store. The coupon sheet was printed on glossy paper and I didn’t expect it to do that great of a job, was I ever surprised. The print quality from just using plain old paper turned out so close to the original we were both impressed. Next we tried some pictures using glossy photo paper. There’s a manual feed tray on the back of the unit that pulls up out of the unit. It’s completely hidden and you really wouldn’t know it’s there at all, a very nice design touch. As far as the quality of the photos, we were both really amazed, they came out looking every bit as good as the box store prints we’ve gotten lately.

    Summary:

    This new Cannon printer is really impressive, it’s very very quiet when printing, a lot quieter than our laser printers. It’s plenty fast for home use, and the print quality for photos “if you are looking for a photo printer”, are simply outstanding. It’s also very compact and doesn’t take up near as much desk space as any of our laser printers do, less than half the size.

    I do like that it has separate black for photos so you aren’t using up the regular black cartridge while printing photos. The cost of replacement print cartridges is very reasonable compared to our other inkjet. Scanning was simple enough, and was able to scan documents without a problem from my Windows PC. I also gave the app a try on my phone and printed out a few emails and a PDF that I downloaded. It worked perfectly without a problem also. The only thing I have a problem with is how small the display is and for me it’s a little hard to read but it is functional.

    So if you are looking for an inexpensive color inkjet printer that is very capable of making great looking color copies and excellent photo prints take a hard look at this new Pixma from Canon.

    Nov 20, 2019 20:36
  • Review by jkj1, 8 out of 10
    Lots of features

    After testing this printer for 3 days (Windows 7 and iphone 6) I finally feel like I know and understand it. I have more respect for it than I did the first day! The initial set up was relatively easy and took about an hour from unbox to final set up of PC and phone. I used the instructions found at ij.start.canon/TS6320. I had to use a combination of the written on-line instructions, on-line videos and printed Quick Start guide. I will say that it probably would’ve gone more quickly if I hadn’t tried to connect the phone and PC simultaneously. The phone initially would not connect, but when I retried after the PC set up was complete, it connected immediately.

    The printer has a multitude of options and settings. I would advise downloading the 460 page manual at usa.canon.com to become familiar with them. The cool thing is that if Troubleshooting or Manual is selected from the printer display, there is a QR button on the printer that brings up a QR code for instant on-line help from a phone.

    The printer has 2 cassettes – one in the rear for photo paper and one in the front for copy paper. The print quality was almost as good as I get with my laser printers. It does do double sided printing. The copy function worked well, although it takes about 5 steps: Menu/Copy Settings/Copies(1)/OK/Start. Picture quality was excellent. Printing pictures was easy from either the PC or phone: select a picture/select print. Initially all the pictures were printing on copy paper, but by using the 460 page manual, I found how to adjust the settings for the rear paper tray.

    Scanning using the IJ Scan Utility worked very well. The utility brings up a table with multiple product names. Clicking on an option starts the scan – so remember to insert the document before clicking.

    There is a light bar across the front that lights up when using the printer and a small section of it stays on for some undetermined time afterwards. Not sure what the purpose is.

    The manufacturer’s statement that it holds 100 sheets of paper seemed a little exaggerated. The paper tray is very shallow and I could only fit 50 sheets into it. The rear paper tray is for thicker photo paper and 30 sheets filled it to capacity. The most annoying thing for me was the paper output tray. It normally stays inside, but when selecting print or copy, it shoots out the front and knocks off anything in front of it. Total required depth with rear paper tray and output tray extended is 24 inches which makes it a little large for my space. But the good thing is that it’s wireless and I can move it to a place where the output tray won’t be an issue. Printing seemed a touch slow, but there is the initial lag time while the output tray shoots out. Leaving it out would resolve the issue. The printer is also quite noisy and makes about 20 seconds of noise after every print session. Using the Quiet mode didn’t seem to help much. But its good points far outweigh the bad.

    Nov 20, 2019 19:09
  • Review by GirlsCanTechToo, 8 out of 10
    Great in some areas, not as great in others

    I don't think there is such thing as a perfect printer, and if there was, it would be so only to the one reviewing it.

    This printer stands out in many ways. It has a clean, sleek look (mine is white), and the exterior features (buttons, trays, cartridge access) are easy to use. There are a lot of options crammed into the menu button on the printer itself, so it can be slightly difficult to find the exact option you need until you find it that first time. Also, the lid lifts up to give access to the cartridge bay, but it doesn't lift very high, so if the printer has poor lighting around it, it can be very hard to access the cartridges. However, the small display is still very clear, and the sleek lighting effect above the output tray will display light motion to indicate activity, or change to an orange color if there is a problem (such as out of paper).

    The setup of this printer was not the easiest I have ever experienced. I worked for a few years in I.T., so I'm quite comfortable with technology and setting up new devices. When you first turn the printer on, it will walk you through a few basic configurations, but from there, it depends on how you want to set it up - via the printer manually, through a mobile device, or through the computer.

    I started by trying to setup it up with my iPhone (iOS 13 at the time of this writing). I downloaded the app from the App Store and followed the instructions, which were not too difficult. I displayed a message stating it could take up to 2 minutes to connect. I had to acknowledge a couple of security prompts, but after 10 minutes it never connected. I tried 2 more times, including disabling the VPN on my phone, but I could not get it to connect no matter what I did. Thumbs down on this.

    Knowing that a printer like this should operate independently of a computer, I tried connecting it to my WiFi from the printer. I do not used WPS for security reasons (Google it, you'll see why), so I had to type in the entire password to my network on a screen that does not even have a number pad, let alone a QWERTY keyboard. Not fun, but I got it done and connected it to the network. At this point, I could go into my photos on my iPhone and attempt to print a picture, and this printer did show up as an option.

    I then tried to connect my Windows 10 computer to it. I normally start by downloading software from the manufacturer's website in order to get the latest version. However, the site offered me two different driver packages, and I wasn't sure which I would need. I plugged in my external DVD drive and used the included disk to try to install the software. Ironically, the default setup program on the disk just takes you to the website, but it also walks you through the setup of the printer from the moment you take it out of the box. As a side note, this is also available on your mobile device by simply scanning the QR code. It's a silent video, but it will walk someone who is not comfortable with this process step-by-step.

    I finally arrived on a webpage that allowed me to download the drivers for the printer. It took a few minutes, but was relatively easy.

    As for the printing part, this printer is rather quick. It's not the quietest printer I've ever heard, but it's far from the noisiest. One consistency that I have personally always experienced with Canon printers - fantastic photo quality, horrible text quality. This printer doesn't disappoint in that area. The photo quality is great, but the text, at least in normal mode, is far from crisp. If you need a quality text print from this, definitely turn the quality up to High. If you're printing a recipe for tonight's dinner, Normal or even Draft is acceptable.

    Overall, I am very satisfied with this printer. I have not reached the point of gauging the cartridge life on this printer, but since it uses separate cartridges for each color, including a photo black, at least I'm not wasting magenta because I ran out of yellow, unlike some printers (cough! cough!).

    Nov 17, 2019 20:45
  • Review by Suresh, 10 out of 10
    Printer with no problems

    Best printer for home use. Printing and scanning quality is so good. For now, printer does not overuse cartridges. Satisfied with the product.

    Apr 15, 2020 18:31
  • Review by Nina, 10 out of 10
    Printer

    I really like it, quiet and fast. I didn't regret buying it.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:08
  • Review by error, 2 out of 10
    Seems cheap. Defective out of the box.

    This printer seems really flimsy and arrived with dirty fingerprints on it. I did not order a refurbished printer. The setup was supposed to be easy but out of the box I was given an error 5011 and after an hour of internet research and attempts to fix it, I am just going to return it.

    Nov 09, 2020 17:07
  • Review by James, 8 out of 10
    Low Cost Printer/Scanner

    The Canon Pixma TS6320 is a small form factor light sub $100 printer. It comes with a standard power cord (no power brick to deal with), 3 sheets of glossy 5x5 paper, software CD, and setup booklet. Setup is straight forward as all you need to do on a Mac is go to the canon website, download the .dmg file, run it, and follow the on-screen instructions. Alignment of the print cartridges takes between 6 and 10 minutes. After that, the setup program will help you get the printer connected to either WiFi or through a USB cable (USB cable not included). Canon also provides an app for iOS available for download from the app store. I didn't have any problems with the iOS app and getting it connected to the printer.

    As far as the construction goes, the main body of the printer is made of decent plastic, but the paper tray and lid for the scanner bed is made of cheap light plastic. Most people probably won't have a problem with it, however, if you are prone to being rough with your tech, you may find that it gets broken in time. If you have kids using this printer, expect the cover for the scanner to get broken in time. For a printer that is around $70, we shouldn't expect unbreakable construction. With that said, a typical person probably won't have a problem with it. I printed two images on two of the 3 provided 5x5 sheets of glossy paper. One of the photos was printed boarderless. Both turned out well. I was surprised at the quality. I printed text on plain 8 1/2 x 11 paper. I wasn't able to see any bleeding of the text or anything else, just smooth looking text. With the multiple options for wireless connectivity and it's form factor, you are getting a printer that you might typically see priced $20-$40 more. If you are just using this printer for printing 8 1/2 x 11 documents, the occasional personal photo, and aren't a printing professional photos, then this may fit the bill for your needs. Dropping a star due to the quality of the scanner cover and paper tray (it's very light plastic).

    Nov 18, 2019 14:12
  • 8.8score
    Canon - PIXMA TR7520 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Print professional documents at home with this wireless Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer. It has a 3-inch LCD touch screen with an intuitive interface that makes it easy to select the right settings for your print project. Five individually replaceable ink cartridges make this Canon all-in-one printer a cost-effective choice for your home office.

    13 Features
  • Prints up to 15 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10 ISO ipm* in color: Produces a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 37 seconds.
  • Ideal for home or small business use: Offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect computers or devices easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your mobile device and from select online cloud services with Canon's free mobile printing app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Edit and organize your photos: The My Image Garden software provides filter effects and automatic layout suggestions for customizing your prints, calendar view for easy organizing and more.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Five individual ink tanks are economical: Replace the ink tank you need when a color runs out. Four dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Standard paper handling: Features a 100-sheet rear paper tray, 100-sheet front paper cassette and 20-sheet ADF.
  • 3" LCD touch screen: Easily input commands for printing, copying and scanning directly from the printer.
  • USB port for simple connectivity: Offers a standard connection to your PC.
  • Scanner with color CIS (Contact Image Sensor): Allows you to scan documents in up to 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and in up to 19200 dpi interpolated resolution, so you can enjoy faithful document reproduction.
  • More print, copy and scan solutions: Automatically print two-sided documents, scan documents to your computer or directly to e-mail, send quick faxes and more.
  • Fast borderless photo printing: Print a beautiful borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 37 seconds.
  • Automatic power on/off: This convenient feature automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Xiomara, 10 out of 10
    In Love with this PRINTER

    I LOVE ❤ my new Printer. Very easy set-up. Download the App and follow the Instructions. Easy to print from your email and all your photos. I highly recommend this Printer. Best Buy is the Best place to any products that you need like Home, Work and Office. They have the BEST prices. I wanna give Thanks to Dawn who help me decide what Printer to choose. She was Professional and I Appreciate all of her Expertise and advice. I will be going back soon for my next purchase.

    Jul 05, 2021 14:54
  • Review by dapreco, 6 out of 10
    went back to HP

    I had an HP, the print quality in this one was not as good, but what I didn't impress me was the app and all the software to print in addition hp instant ink was very convenient and Canon doesn't have it. At the end I returned and got and HP.

    Nov 20, 2021 08:21
  • Review by Mike, 8 out of 10
    Printer review

    It is a little slow when it prints and copies certain documents, but for $100 it does everything I need it to do, no complaints here

    Jul 02, 2021 15:49
  • Review by oloptrops, 10 out of 10
    Great printer

    Does everything I need for a small office printer. Only thing that is complicated is the software. I would have liked the software option similar to older models.

    Jun 22, 2018 21:11
  • Review by Sjackson112, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    A bit pricier than I wanted to go, but it works well. High quality. Wireless function works wonders. It did take some time to get it sync’d up, though.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:38
  • Review by Mrpaul, 10 out of 10
    Good printer

    Good printer just make sure you have a lot of ink available as it tend to up quite a bit.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:18
  • Review by stad0042, 8 out of 10
    Canon TR7520

    A good, compact printer. But a strange feature that screen must be extended out and up to print, not very convenient.

    Jul 23, 2021 15:36
  • Review by Carol, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Prints well, although it is just a bit slower than my previous printer.

    Aug 13, 2021 21:32
  • 8.8score
    Canon - PIXMA TS9521C Wireless All-In-One Printer - White
    Description

    Create colorful paper crafts with this Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer. Its versatile paper feed options let you produce high-quality photos, cards, envelopes and labels, and Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless printing from mobile devices. This Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer's built-in card slot prints images directly from SD cards, and its copy and scan features increase work productivity.Fast print speeds up to 15 ISO ipm* in black, up to 10 ISO ipm* in color; creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 21 seconds*

    13 Features
  • Prints up to 15 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10 ISO ipm* in color: Produces documents quickly.
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  • Ideal for home or small business use: Offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect computers or devices easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your mobile device and from select online cloud services with Canon's free mobile printing app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Edit and organize your photos: The My Image Garden software provides filter effects and automatic layout suggestions for customizing your prints, calendar view for easy organizing and more.
  • Five individual ink tanks are economical: Only replace the ink tank you need when its color runs out. Four dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Standard paper handling: Up to 100-sheet plain paper and 20-sheet photo paper capacity.
  • 4.3" LCD touch screen: Lets you easily input commands for printing, copying and scanning directly from the printer.
  • More connectivity options: The high-speed USB port offers a standard connection to your PC.
  • Scanner with color CIS (Contact Image Sensor): Allows you to scan documents in up to 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution, so you can enjoy faithful document reproduction.
  • Fast borderless photo printing: You can print a beautiful borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 21 seconds.
  • Automatic power on/off: This convenient feature automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Shelbs, 10 out of 10
    Very satisfied

    I absolutely love this printer. I originally purchased the tr8620 and was just not completely satisfied. I do a lot of crafting and print then cut on my Cricut maker3 and needed a printer to keep up with a wide range of sizes and materials. I’m so glad I trusted my instincts and went with this one. I do recommending tinkering with your printer settings if you do anything beyond the basics. It is a little large but hey, Pick your battles lol I rather it be a good printer and im Completely satisfied with this printer!

    Sep 01, 2021 09:59
  • Review by PapiLaz, 10 out of 10
    Canon TS9521C Printer - White

    I've had almost all brands and sizes of printers and to be honest they all work well. But now, after using ink cartridges and laser printers I have decided on the newest Canon-PIXMA TS9521C All-In-One Printer and I couldn't have been any happier because it works quiet, clean and it has the ability to print photos, although I don't print too many pictures it is a welcome feature from a company who makes cameras so I bet they pay attention to details when they built printers.

    I like the fact that the footprint of this printer is the size I can live with and also the fact that is white. I'm so glad that Best Buy had this new printer available for purchase.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:58
  • Review by MommaMer, 8 out of 10
    Nice Printer

    I like this printer, but it doesn't like me. Or the ways I ask it to connect to my devices to print. It is supposed to print via blue tooth, hot spot and wi-fi. It wants me to set up my phone and tablet every time! I need to contact Canon.

    Jan 17, 2019 14:40
  • Review by KE53, 10 out of 10
    great ink printer

    Great printer, you can also use it for printing badges once you get the template

    Nov 18, 2021 14:25
  • Review by SkiFoxx, 10 out of 10
    Quiet, Fast and Versatile

    I have had printers from various companies over the years. My last one was also from Canon, the appeal of the separate ink tanks allowing for replacement of those you use most often without wasting ink still remains with this printer. It is quieter and faster than my last Canon (which is still in use) but this adds the versatility of being able to handle 12x12 paper (fed manually) which is extremely helpful for school projects and scrapbooking projects. Thank you Canon

    Mar 22, 2019 15:58
  • Review by Bjsue, 10 out of 10
    Replaced my HP

    I wanted another HP printer with all the indivifual ink tanks, but seems they don't have those anymore. So I got this Canon. Honestly, at the moment I am very pleased with it. Great color (individual ink tanks), easy to set up, prints faster than my old HP. And I got it at a great price.

    Jul 26, 2019 18:50
  • Review by Hers, 8 out of 10
    High quality copies

    The copier makes excellent quality copies. My only problem is that when you set up more than one computer to use this printer, it does not always work from the secondary computers. It often requires turning everything off and restarting to get the printer to work correctly.

    May 01, 2019 14:18
  • Review by GinAZ, 10 out of 10
    Prints beautiful. Scans great. Prints 11x17

    The print quality and the quality of scanned images is great. The rear feed allows printing on 11x17" paper. Ink is expensive but that was anticipated. Since printing and scanning are the main functions I rated 5 stars even with two minor nits. The "Operations Panel" must be open to print. Therefore I have to leave it open all the time since I'm often printing from my laptop in a different room. When the panel is open then the display screen is more difficult to view. The second disappointment is that you can not scan to a memory card. The memory card is read only to print pictures from the card. I had planned to scan to a memory card.

    Jan 18, 2019 16:37
  • 8.8score
    Epson - WorkForce Pro WF-3820 Wireless All-in-One Printer
    Description

    Bring a new level of productivity to your business with the ultra efficient WorkForce Pro WF-3820 all-in-one printer. Designed for high-volume print environments, the WF-3820 delivers precise, professional-quality prints at fast speeds up to 21 (black)/11 (color) ISO ppm† using vibrant DURABrite® Ultra instant-dry pigment inks. A breakthrough in business printing, the WF-3820 features Epson’s innovative PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology™ designed for enhanced reliability with minimal downtime. Built with convenience in mind, the WF-3820 offers a variety of user-friendly features to support easy, streamlined printing for small workgroups, including auto 2-sided printing, a large, 250-sheet paper capacity, built-in wireless and a 2.7" color touchscreen for quick navigation and control.

    10 Features
  • Built for speed: PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology delivers fast, high-volume printing with 21 (black)/11 (color) ISO ppm† and fast first-page-out
  • High-precision printing: Accurate dot placement and DURABrite Ultra instant-dry pigment inks for professional-quality prints
  • High-volume reliability for heavy workloads: Innovative heat-free technology designed for reliability and reduced downtime
  • Designed for productivity: Auto 2-sided printing and 1-sided, 35-page ADF streamline workflow
  • Maximize efficiency: With large, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Easy to use: 2.7" color touchscreen for quick navigation and control, plus all-new Epson Smart Panel App1 for enhanced connectivity and productivity from your mobile device
  • Convenient, wireless setup: Using a smartphone or mobile device2 with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE); also includes built-in wireless, Wi-Fi Direct®3 and Ethernet networking
  • Seamless scanning: Epson ScanSmart supports easy scanning and editing with a user-friendly interface
  • Comprehensive security features: Including secure wireless and Secure Data Erase
  • Low energy consumption: With PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by blah, 6 out of 10
    great printer - but cannot use 3rd party ink

    This is a great printer, perfect for those needing scanning, printing (included 2 sided paper printing), high quality scanning, 150dpi, or 300dpi, photo/document copying, and faxing as well. It has a great little screen for performing just about every function you can think of directly, including maintenance, faxing, copying, emailing .pdf scans, etc. Will also tell you ink capacity, and when there are firmware updates.

    Unboxing, and setup is probably at least a 30 minute task. This printer comes with tons of tape, all around different components, no doubt keeping things safe for shipping, but it will take you a while to locate all the blue tape they have in, and some of that blue tape is kind of hidden. While it does come with a very simple set of setup instructions, there were many pieces of tapes that needed to be removed that are hidden, and not mentioned in the very brief included printed setup guide.

    Setup onto my wi-fi network was very easy via the touchscreen. It just scans available wi-fi routers, choose yours, and use the touchpad to enter in your home network wi-fi password.

    There is also an ethernet port, if you prefer to connect locally to your ethernet home network, and also a USB port if you want to connect directly to a computer.

    You can also download and install the Epson iPrint app, if you want to print or scan from your Android or iOS device. Your mobile device needs to be on your home wi-fi network in order to see the printer, and from there you can go about printing documents on your device, or scanning. I have been using this app to scan multi-page documents, via the printer’s top feeding multi-page feeder, called the ADF, autodocument feeder, and it works great. No paper jams so far, and is far faster than using the “flatbed” on the printer if you have to scan loads of pages in. Quality at both 150dpi, and 300dpi is great. Nice color scans!

    Print quality seems to be great for my work from home use, as is the 2 sided printing, which is awesome, and the first “home” printer I have ever had that did this.

    If there is any one thing that I can say, and this is a big one, is that you cannot use third-pary ink on this printer. The Epson firmware, and the design of their actual ink-tanks, have a chip on it, preventing the use of any third-party ink. The epson ink is very expensive, and the only ink that will work, costs about a third of the actual printer price! If you are a heavy printer, this is something to keep in mind. I repeat, you cannot use third party ink. The firmware and chip on board the ink cartridges will prevent you from using nothing but their own ink.

    Oct 20, 2020 09:35
  • Review by PhillipB, 8 out of 10
    Great WFH printer.

    This WFH Covid-19 has really pushed for the use of technology.

    This item really helps families like mine stay on track.

    Setup was a snap.

    Network connection was easy and straightforward. I did it via wireless. I followed the step by step guide and used the Android app as well. Registered on line and was done. Setup for cloud based scanning was easy as well.

    Printing speed and quality is great.

    Scanning was easy to use usb, cloud, email, network.

    Touch screen is nice was sensitive enough and easy to use.

    So going back to my family/kids. Having to get them to hold up their work to take photos with their chromebook is near impossible to get a clear image which resulted in frustrated kids, parents, and teachers. This resulted in kid melt downs due to stress. You get the point. Anyway this scan feature resolved that and the ADF for scanning and copying is great.

    Only con is that twice it disconnected from my wireless network which required me to unplug and plug back in.

    Only concern I have is the ink cartridges. They do not seem to be high capacity and may run out if you do high volume.

    Other than that I would recommend this product especially with the WFH Covid-19..

    Thanks Epson.

    Oct 21, 2020 00:22
  • Review by MigDigital, 10 out of 10
    Compact and Practical Printer for small work

    This is review of Epson WF-3820 after user being able to install ink cartridge and initialize successfully the printer for first time.

    (If upon starting for first time and ink cartridge place holder doesn’t move such to insert them, then that is entirely different experience and review)

    The printer is a compact and multifunctional for small office work that require Fax, Scanning, Copy, and Print.

    Setting up each of connection type that is quite straight forward for default configuration to start immediately. However worth to notice different variation of configuration for each type of activity is allowed.

    For instance, it work seamless with Epson Connected web services, which allow to setup to sent to specific Epson printer email address via which user can print or scan and secure by users allowed for the activity. Have setup such without need of being physically next to the printer can Scan or Print and works nicely.

    Allow to setup printing in variety of modes to save ink like print with controls for each activity in Scan and Print. I have’t measured how much can be saved, and it might not be perfect but having such option at least help to last a bit longer the ink.

    Then I think as most printer does today, it allow to setup to copy and save in network as would be in larger size of printer at big organization, with integration to Dropbox, Google Drive or personal network with some level of security control.

    Another observation is the speed of print and scanning is noticeably fast compared to past version of WF in the context of printing and scanning simple page.

    In the specification of printer doesn’t mention is Scan resolution is max 600 DPI.

    Now, while trying to scan from iPad using app EpsonSartPanel, it doesn’t recognize automatically if paper is placed on Glass or ADF Feeder. Manually need to select the source.

    Then where it comes bit short is Epson offers number of applications need to install to fully take advantage of the printer features like text recognition need an application, for maintenance and monitoring different one, network event monitor, and they are not all same across device platforms in same way. For instance from iConnect installed in iPad, cannot check for firmware update. As result found bit lost at the end but this has been the case from past and not unique to the printer under review.

    Then for some might find negative that for the printer cannot replace with third party ink cartridges at least as of date of review.

    In short, the printer offers what mostly used for larger organizations with packed features and ease of setting up for basic need but limited to small printing and scanning. Then it is flexible to use from multiple device platform compatible for remote task at enterprise level.

    Oct 25, 2020 13:40
  • Review by TechGuru, 8 out of 10
    Easy to use, all-in-one wireless printer

    This All-in-one inkjet printer is a great home or small office printer that offers wireless printing, copy, scan and fax.

    What is in the box: WorkForce Pro WF-3820 printer; Power cord, 1 black, 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow Ink Cartridges, Setup manuals, CD

    Unbox & Setup: This printer is well packaged in the box and packaged in the plastic bag with handles for easy lifting from the box. Nice thoughtful packing. After unpacking from the bag, this printer is packed with enormous packing tape for transporting. Its little overkill of packing tape and took few additional minutes to remove the tape.

    Setup is very easy. Switch on and the easy to use 2.7 inch color touchscreen guides you to setup the printer. It does provide quick navigation and control and the touch screen is so intuitive and responsive. You can also connect by downloading the Epson smart panel app to your IOS or android device by downloading from the Appstore. Once downloaded, its very easy to setup wireless connectivity for the printer. If you are using the laptop, just go to Epson website and search for 3820 printer and support site for driver and quick connect software for easy setup. Once connected, just insert the ink cartridges and setup is done.

    It does print fast with its precision core heat free technology and handles good volume of printing. It has a capacity of 250 sheet paper capacity and does auto 2 sided printing which is a must for all printers. With working from home and kids still doing home schooling due pandemic it’s a must for 2 sided printing for paper efficiency and wastage. We do have 2 laser printers but was lacking the 2 sided auto printing and was wasting lot of papers. Printing is fast and quality is excellent.

    If also copies well and the scanning is so seamless. With Epson scansmart its very easy to scan and edit.

    Overall, it’s a great all in one smart printer that is very easy to setup, fast scanning, duplex, wireless and highly recommend for anyone who needs to print vibrant color copies and is good for basic printing. Only caveat is this printer is designed to use only Epson cartridges and not third party ink cartridges and that would set expensive ink replacements.

    Oct 17, 2020 22:13
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Very great quality printing

    I’m always in need of printers in my household. Having both kids at home doing online learning, many of their text books or readings are not available in hard copy. So I need to print them out. And it’s not just them, but for my own home office needs, I need a reliable and fast printing printer that allows all of us to print within the safety of our own home. Thank goodness for this WorkForce Pro that meets all of our daily needs. My computer crashed a week ago and we ended up moving to strictly mobile devices (iPads and Android Tablets), and we needed a printer that was easy to setup for these devices. After a couple of weeks I am very well pleased with this Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820.

    Pros:

    -Setup. All too easy. Simply plug it in and power it up. You are met with the Home Screen and can add your printer onto your home WiFi network. It quickly identified my wifi, and I was up within minutes. My Tab S7 is my primary device and it was a dream to set up and start printing. My kids’ devices (non-Android) was equally easy to set up, they didn’t even need me to help them. Once it was up and running on the home wi-fi, all of our devices quickly began utilizing this printer.

    -Printing quality: it is amazingly clear and crisp quality. You don’t get the cheap ink feeling/look after it prints, you know? Where it looks like it bleeds through. This doesn’t, an almost laser-like quality. That speaks volume for this ink printer. I printed up my 15 page report double sided at 3:33 seconds. It would’ve been faster but the first page took almost a minute. But after that it fed and printer both sides rather quickly.

    -Scanning: same as the printing quality, you feed your documents letters up in the top feeder. It again met my needs and quickly printed up in mixed color and b&w documents with almost same original quality. Before, I thought the heavier weight of paper the better quality. That is still a good principle, but I was using standard 20 lb white paper and the copy quality was amazing! I can’t wait to use 24 lb paper next.

    -Touchscreen: this is by far the best feature on this printer. There is no lag or freezes on this interface. It’s as if you are using a tablet screen (a good tablet). Simply sliding your fingers left or right will ring the next touch icon. Very responsive, unlike other printers out there.

    Cons:

    -ate my page. Unfortunately when copying through the top feeder, it did jam and ate one of my original documents at the top of the page. Simply removing the left door hatch above the feeder to remove the jammed paper, slide it in and copied it without anymore issues.

    -Size: the WF-3820 is a big machine. It easily takes up a lot of space on the desktop.

    Overall, very pleased with this printer. Makes all of our office needs simple and painless. For better quality prints, I do recommend using 24 lb paper, but the standard 20 lb you buy at the stores will pass.

    Nov 02, 2020 22:33
  • Review by Sarwit, 2 out of 10
    Not for me

    If you don’t want your printouts to average a dollar each ( in black only) then this printer is not for you. I bought this because it’s high review and it’s claims of printouts per ink cart, however, beware that these are false claims. I bought two at the same time and both have been more of a frustration than anything else. I just bought color and have not used it and am getting an almost half empty read off the carts. What a waste. If it wasn’t for the ink problem I would recommend this printer.

    Jan 27, 2021 16:46
  • Review by Darlene, 10 out of 10
    Epson-Workforce Pro WF- 3820 Wireless All-In-One-P

    The description was exactly on point. It was easy to set up and program. The ease of use is excellent. The price was great when I bundled it with my HP laptop that I purchased at the same time. It was a great value.

    May 22, 2021 14:25
  • Review by WF3820, 10 out of 10
    Has ADF, scans legal-sized docs, has 4 cartridges

    My nephew took it out of the box and removed tape and put in the inks. When I arrived I needed to do the setup with my computer and print out an important paper, sign it, and scan it in and then email it back. It worked and I am a senior citizen. I just tried scanning a legal-sized paper by feeding it in the feeder. Remember that the platten is only the standard 8 1/2 x 11. It did scan the whole legal-sized paper. Note that if you have to print on both sides, the printer stops and you have to turn the paper over to get the second side to print. The printer software does tell you this. I still need to practice on this so that I don't print the second side of the paper on top of the first side!

    It seems sturdy and able to do what I want. Also, it has a black cartridge and separate cartridges for cyan, yellow, and magenta. I like this since some printers stop working if even one color runs out and forces you to replace the whole color cartridge, but, again, this has separate cartridges, which is a plus. Other reviews say that the cartridges will be expensive to replace and the printer is fixed so that it does not work with other brands of inks that are cheaper.

    I read a lot of reviews and this printer seemed to be the best for my needs and the best priced relative to wanting a printer that could scan legal-sheets on both sides, that was a flatbed printer, and that had at least 4 printer cartridges. If it could print automatically on both sides it would be even better; however, most of the printers I looked at cost a lot more or did not have one of the features I mentioned. Having the Feeder was a plus so that this printer could copy a legal-sized paper although the platten is not legal-sized. Other printers that I have had are much larger and more expensive. Also, it has fax capabilities. I would recommend this.

    Jan 08, 2021 21:33
  • 8.6score
    Canon - SELPHY Square QX10 Wireless Photo Printer - White
    Description

    Print your memorable photos with this Canon SELPHY Square QX10 compact photo printer. The compact, lightweight design offers easy portability, while the dye-sublimation technology delivers quality quick-drying 2.7 x 2.7-inch prints that last for a long time. This Canon SELPHY Square QX10 compact photo printer has a built-in battery for cordless hassle-free printing.

    6 Features
  • Smartphone photo printer: Print photos directly from your smartphone using Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Dye-sublimation technology: Ensures fast drying once photos are finished printing, also keeping a perfect look for up to 100 years* and even maintaining water resistance.
  • 2.7" x 2.7" square photo prints: Choose and print the right size for your square photo, ranging from 2.7" x 2.7" to 2.6" x 2.6" and 2.4" x 2.4".
  • SELPHY Photo Layout 2.0 app: Add effects, filters, or stickers, and get creative by selecting from a range of customizable formats, including borders and labels.
  • Paper's adhesive backing: Have fun creating personalized birthday cards and scrapbooks with a peel-off adhesive backing that allows you to stick and organize your prints on desired surfaces.
  • Portable design: The built-in rechargeable battery and lightweight body provide full mobility.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Printing On the Go

    The Canon Selphy QX10 is a compact mobile printer that produces 2.7” x 2.7” “polaroid-esque” print. It’s internal battery lets you print on the go from your mobile device using the Canon Selphy Photo Layout App (iOS and Android). I have a Polaroid camera that I like to use every so often, so the Selphy printer is a nice little alternative. It not a large device – about 2 pounds and just smaller than an old Sony Discman that we all (30+ crowd) carried around as kids.

    Starting off the Selphy uses a special type of paper and ink. This isn’t like other portable printers that were the zero ink variety, but a process called dye-sub (heat transfer printing). This is a process used in full size photo printers as an alternative to inkjet, and its generally known for its reliability and quality. So back to the special paper and ink – the printer comes with a sample ink cartridge and 3 sheets of printer stock. I ordered the XS-20L paper pack, which came with an ink cartridge and 20 sheets of photo stock from Best Buy for 15 bucks. This works out to $0.75/print before you factor in the cost of the printer. Not wildly expensive, but you pay premium for getting your pics instantly. So far I have printed 13 pictures, so I have a decent idea of what I’m doing.

    Setup with the Selphy was…interesting. The printer connects via Wi-Fi direct, not Bluetooth. However, the printer doesn’t have an interface, but rather just a power button. This is where the app comes in. To pair/connect your phone to the printer you need to scan the QR code on the printer with the app. Once its connected you are good to go, or you should be. I ran into problems getting my phone to connect. I have an LG V40 running Android 10. I tried connect 7 or 8 times to no avail. I had my GF try to connect her Samsung Galaxy S9+ running Android 10, and she connected straight away. I was confused, so I started toggling settings to get my phone to connect. I found that my Wi-Fi radio has to be turned off for my phone to pick up the printer. The app notifies you that your Wi-Fi is off, and that it needs to turn it on to connect, which it then does. Weird. So if you have problems connecting to the printer then I suggest turning off your Wi-Fi. Loading the paper is easy – open the bottom compartment and load the paper with the backing facing up (a little diagram inside shows this as well). Loading the ink cartridge requires you to pop open the side hatch and slide it in until it clicks. The cartridge can only go in one way, so you can get it backwards. The manual mentions the need to tighten the ink cartridge sheet if it is loose/sagging before inserting into the printer. My 2 cartridges (the sample and the one I bought) were both fine, but to tighten reminds me of winding old cassette tapes.

    Once connected you get into the photo collage app and you can select pictures to print, create layouts, add filters, borders, etc. I printed pictures that I took with my front facing camera, rear camera, and even my mirrorless camera to see if there were any differences in print quality. My mirrorless camera is a Canon EOS M6 Mark II, and I have the Canon Camera Connect app to transfer pictures directly from the camera to my phone without any compression. I was hoping there would be a way for me to connect the M6 to the Selphy directly, but to no avail. I saw a youtuber pull it off with the M6 and the Selphy CP1300, but only because the CP1300 does not rely on an app to facilitate the connection. I was a little disappointed in this missing connectivity, but its not a dealbreaker or even a knock on the product.

    The way the Selphy prints is pretty interesting. It passes the paper in and out several times while making the print. It lays down a single color with each pass and follows CMYK colors. First pass is yellow, then magenta, then cyan, and the last pass is black (hard to tell on this one), and the protective overlay. In the collage app you can add overlay effects that show up with that final pass – they are somewhat hard to see so I don’t really use them. Each print takes about a minute, so you don’t have to wait too long. I did find, however, that each time I went to print I would run into connection errors again. As long as I toggled off my Wi-Fi before printing I was fine. I should mention I did all my printing while I was at home, so maybe this won’t be an issue for me if I am out and about and sitting on a mobile data connection. Either way, it bugs me and it only affects my phone and not my GF’s.

    Print quality was pretty good. Like I said I tried 3 different sources for the prints to see if the quality of the print was impacted. Honestly, I really couldn’t tell the difference. The picture that came out the best was actually taken from my front facing camera (8MP) which has the lowest resolution of the 3 (rear camera – 16MP, M6 Mark II – 32.5MP). The prints from my front camera appeared a bit sharper and brighter while the images from the other 2 sources looked softer and smoothed out – making them look a bit dull. This may be due to operator error, but I made 13 prints and the results were consistent depending on the source. The 2 front facing pics I had were the least smoothed, so they looked crisp. The higher res sources just had a lot more processing/compression done to them to print – I guess.

    Using the printer was pretty easy and it worked pretty well. However, the app still needs work. It’s not super well laid out, the settings were lacking, and the photo browser was slow to show thumbnails. My main critique is picture positioning – there is none. The app doesn’t let you move the focus around on the pic so if you want to re-center or crop something out – no luck. You need to do all of those edits prior to getting into the app. The other thing about the app I didn’t like was it never showed the picture at a good resolution. I selected a high res pic, and the app showed it looking very compressed and fuzzy. Made me think my pic was messed up or that’s how it would print – either way it threw me off and made me unsure if my print would turn out OK. I think you are better off making all edits and adding text or whatever in other apps, saving the pic, and then going into the Selphy app to print.

    Overall am I happy with the printer? Yeah I’d say so. It’s a niche little item that I think would be fun to have around at parties (in a post COVID world that is), outings, etc. Its not going to replace a full size photo printer or ordering prints. My GF likes to do a pin up photo collage that she regularly updates, so she really likes it. If you are into Polaroid shots already, then this is right up your alley. It delivers that same feel, but with a much higher quality. The paper is a little hard to come by (Best Buy is currently sold out), but once the printer has been out longer the paper should become more readily available. The app certainly needs work, and I'd be surprised if I was the only one with the connectivity issues.

    Sep 28, 2020 01:02
  • Review by nickcal, 6 out of 10
    Produces nice prints; Lacks good app support

    I come from a time when photos were captured on film and you had no idea what your image was going to look like until you get the film developed, which sometimes took 7 days for processing. I remember in my college days (20 years ago now) when we were still making scrapbooks with printed photographs. When smartphones became commonplace, we started seeing photos transition to the digital realm instead of the paper-based one. So what happens when you want to print your memories out to share? Do you go to a drugstore every time? What if you could just print the photos out at home? That’s what the Canon Selphy Square QX10 Wireless Photo Printer can do for you.

    The printer comes in a Canon-branded box and is well-identified for the consumer. The unit comes with a multilingual user manual, Micro USB charging cable, a starter pack of photo paper, and the starter ink cartridge. Before I even set-up the printer, I found things I would upgrade immediately — the charging cable and the starting kit. The charging cable is Micro USB, which in my mind is ‘old technology’. It doesn’t seem very forward-thinking of Canon to release a new product with this older type of charging cable. Is it more cost-effective? Probably - but it’s not future-proof. The other issue I have is that the manual calls out using a wall adapter to charge the printer, but they don’t include one.

    The other issue I had out of the box was the miniature starter set of paper and ink. The starter ink cartridge is only enough ink to cover the 3 sheets of paper included in the starter kit. According to the specs of the device, the printer can hold up to 10 sheets of paper. I think the sample kit should include at least that much and the ink cartridge should match that. It seems silly to me for the consumer to have to purchase those items right off the bat in order to get the most out of their device. Imagine if this was received as a gift and the giver didn’t realize that what was included was such a small sample? They would effectively be telling the recipient that they had to spend money to enjoy their gift. It looks like Canon sells the set for around $15 so I’m not sure why they wouldn’t just include one set with the printer when it ships.

    The user manual booklet that comes in the box with the printer provides you with details on the device and then directs you to download the mobile app to complete the set-up. As it turns out, you can only print images directly from your Android or iOS smartphone (or tablets). The printer is not compatible with desktop computers. The first device I attempted to connect to the printer (via the app) was my iPhone 11 Pro. The instructions in the app tell you to scan a QR code that’s found inside the printer cartridge compartment. The QR code is supposed to connect you to the printer’s internal Wi-Fi network. I am assuming the code contains the Wi-Fi name and password for the device’s network. I tried a couple of dozen of times to get this process to work and my iPhone would never connect. I tried to scan directly from the QR code on the plastic door of the compartment; I tried to scan the QR code from an enlarged photo I took; I tried to enter the information manually; I even tried deleting the app and reinstalling it AND resetting the printer, but I could never get the iPhone to connect to it. I kept getting a failure to connect message. Just as I was about to throw in the towel, I decided to pick up my iPad and give it a try. I downloaded the app onto the iPad and scanned the QR code and within a few seconds, the printer connected to the iPad. I still can’t figure out why there was a problem with the iPhone/printer connection, but I was at least able to use the printer.

    Once the printer was connected, registered, and set-up, I selected a few photos of our family dog to print. The design interface of the Canon SELPHY app is pretty basic. You select your photo, choose a border size, the position of your photo, whether or not you want a date printed on the photo, choose a frame, add stamps or text, paint on the photo, select filters or embellishments, and then you print.

    Photos take approximately 45 seconds to print. The SELPHY Square uses a process called dye sublimation. With this process, the ink ribbon is heated and transfers the dye to a special photo paper. This process gives printed photos a much longer life (up to 100 years in some cases) than Zink-based prints. Once you send a photo from the app to print on the paper, the paper actually makes four passes through the printer ribbon. On each pass, the printer lays down a color. It goes in this order - yellow, magenta, and cyan. The fourth pass is actually a clear coat that helps to highlight the photo and protects the image.

    The quality of the photos is actually very good. So, even though it seems as though I have had a lot to complain about in this review, I can’t deny that the product the printer creates is very nice. One thing I wish the software would do a bit better is to allow for some color/brightness adjustments. On the screen, I thought the photos looked fine, but when they printed out, they were a bit darker than I expected.

    As far as cost goes, photo paper and printer ribbon kit is around $15 for 20 sheets. That would mean that each print (not including this the device charge) costs approximately $0.75. To me, this is a tad on the expensive side of things since you can order larger photo prints from drugstores for about half the cost (4x4 print on standard photo paper is $0.39 per print).

    The Canon SELPHY Square is a unique mobile printer, but I think the software really needs some upgrades to make it an exceptional product. I also think the support for it should be beefed up, too since I had a lot of trouble finding answers for issues I had when I was setting it up. I hope that Canon refines this product and its offerings so that the next version is better than the first.

    Sep 24, 2020 23:54
  • Review by PeboQuattro, 8 out of 10
    Hip to be square

    Recently, I have been taking photos with my Polaroid of my daughter to put in her baby book but I found myself wanting better quality photos. The Canon SELPHY Square printer is perfect for this. The SELPHY Square is a portable dye sublimation printer that delivers fast vintage style square prints that are cheaper and offer better clarity than similar Polaroid photos. My wife appreciates how the photo paper even has a removable backing so that it can stick directly to paper. The printer is battery operated so it is very portable and the app provides printing direct from your phone. The app does feel a little dated and clunky but it is manageable. Unfortunately the printer has an ad-hoc wifi that you must join every time you print, but the app automates this...mostly. I would have liked to have seen it support AirPrint for iOS devices but it isn’t a deal breaker. I could nitpick how it only came with enough ink and paper to print 5 photos (sold separately as a set) or how you can’t eliminate the borders but it works well despite the missing features. The SELPHY provides the square look with better quality prints in a convenient, portable design.

    Sep 27, 2020 21:08
  • Review by Caladbolg, 8 out of 10
    A bit high on the price but great at what it does.

    This is really an incredible product. The entry price is high. And the cost per photo is a bit high too. But it produces great photos for a journal, for putting something on the fridge, to decorate your cube at work or your dorm at school.

    I can't help but think that the best place for this is in a leather pouch, in a purse or a backpack, and ready to go for someone that loves Polaroid's. It's very portable, it's easily rechargeable, and you can get a photo in under a minute. But you'll need to have space in that purse for more paper and at least one extra ink cartridge. And you'll want to buy those along with this as it only comes with 3 sheets of paper.

    The sequence to go from a digital photo to the printed variety can be a bit daunting at first when you pull out the instruction manual that is nearly the size of the printer itself. It's a beast and I wish some of that paper would have been used to provide more printing paper. Printing is much simpler than the size of the manual would suggest. The printer uses a QR code to connect directly to the printer itself. You can do some light editing in the app with some simple overlays and text. And that's fine. There are a ton of ways to edit photos with proprietary software already on the phone by the manufacturer. But I really want a way to print these without the border. However, even without that option the final prints are close to what a good ole' Polaroid is but a far better quality that will last longer.

    Overall, this is excellent. It's a real niche product but it does a great job at what it does. It just comes at a bit of a premium.

    Sep 27, 2020 11:10
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Good mini portable printer

    I love this photo printer! It has many useful features that allow me to easily edit and print my pictures basically wherever I go. Since it comes with a rechargeable battery, it can be brought and charged wherever. The quality of the pictures is excellent! While the colors are slightly different, I love how great the pictures look and the size is so cute! I would say that this photo printer is best for personal use. It is perfect for crafts, to decorate living spaces, or simply just to have those memories in physical photographs. It was also a very cool experience to see the photos being made. The app worked well for me and the instructions were easy to follow. I would love to see more features added, like being able to print the pictures without the border or to include the date in the picture (the option is on the app, but did not work for me). You can add filters, borders, overlays, stickers, and texts using the app. You can also create layouts. The app could be improved by allowing users to find old pictures more easily. The paper tray capacity is 10 papers. After printing about 20 pictures, you will need to buy more photo papers and an ink cassette, which are sold together. Overall, I am very pleased with this photo printer!

    Sep 24, 2020 14:21
  • Review by Txstatesal, 10 out of 10
    Canon Does it in Style!

    I didn’t know I needed a portable printer to reinvigorate my passion for capturing memories and sharing it with family/friends!

    It’s not the most compact printer but because of the quality of photos it prints I would prefer to carry this with me wherever I go.

    I started with pics of the pups of course. They are my number one models and I have to have photos to show off to friends. I immediately printed two and put them in my planner at work so I can see my Frenchie everyday.

    Set up is easy, open the printer, put in the ink cassette and paper, download the application and pair your devices.

    It’s just that simple. I’ve got a big team at work and they are silly so we’ve used the printer to make a cork board of team bonding photos! It’s been a hit!

    With the holidays coming around I hope that Canon adds more features to the app with frames and stamps. This printer has a lot of great potential!

    Oct 13, 2020 00:57
  • Review by SamG, 8 out of 10
    Good Compact Photo Printer

    I have nothing particularly bad to say about the Selphy Square QX10. It’s simple, easy to use, and prints very high quality photos. The per photo cost feels like it’s on the high side, but it’s not too unreasonable.

    The box includes the printer, USB charging cable, and a ‘sample’ pack of 3 sheets and an ink cartridge. I guess I shouldn’t have expected media to be included and you can get 20 sheets and a replacement ink cartridge for $15, so that’s about $.75 per photo. It doesn’t look like you can buy additional sheets or ink in any other quantity, so I assume one cartridge is good for 20 photos. The printer charges via an included micro-USB cable. Mildly disappointed they didn’t go with USB-C, but it’s not the end of the world. The printer itself is pretty compact and has a nice understated look that I appreciate. It’s nothing you could really keep on your person, but easily small enough to store in a drawer or bag when not in use.

    Everything is done through the Selphy Photo Layout, which works pretty well and has some nice little embellishments you can add to the photo like frames and stamps. Your phone connects to the printer via a direct WiFi link that’s created when you scan a code on the ink cartridge door. Printing the actual photo takes about 45 seconds and you’ll see it come out in multiple stages as it applies the different color layers. The finished photos look really great and feel like they’ll hold up over time. You can also peel and stick them and the adhesive is light enough that you can pick them up and reposition them pretty easily. I could definitely see using these in a card or something similar to give it a personal touch. The photos are 2.7 x 2.7 inches and there’s about a .5” space below them to write a little note; part me does wonder if it would be possible to utilize that space for wider photos.

    Overall I’m pretty happy with this printer. It’s sort of single purpose item, but it does what it does very well.

    Sep 24, 2020 13:17
  • Review by TechTux, 10 out of 10
    Compact, Lightweight and great printouts!

    I have always missed the days of old where I could print out my pictures instantly. However with this product not only am I able to quickly print out the pictures I just took, they come out in great quality! I love how light weight this product is along with it using a rechargeable battery. The setup was easy and the print outs came quick. Unfortunately the cost of the photo paper is very high however I am sure it will decrease in prices once this is out for a while. Overall this is a great product that is made well and enjoyable to use!

    Sep 24, 2020 13:54
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    HP - ENVY 6055 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink-Ready Inkjet Printer - White
    Description

    Designed to make printing easier for the whole family, the HP ENVY 6055 all-in-one printer lets everyone print, scan, and copy everyday documents, schoolwork, borderless photos and more. This wireless picture printer can order ink for you and deliver it to your door with up to 50% savings on ink using the HP Instant Ink delivery service, so you can print high-quality documents and photos when you need them (subscription required). Set up, and connect the all-in-one printer to your family's mobile devices in a few easy steps for remote scanning and sharing using the HP Smart app. And keep connected, and reduce interruptions with self-healing Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth® 5.0 technology. Prints up to 10 ISO ppm* in black and up to 7 ppm* in color.

    9 Features
  • All-in-one versatility: Handle tasks at home with print, scan, and copy versatility, and save time and paper with automatic two-sided printing from a color printer made from 20% recycled plastic.
  • Save up to 50% on ink, and never run out: Save on ink, and always have it on hand; with HP Instant Ink, this picture printer automatically orders ink when you're running low and delivers it straight to your door for a lot less (subscription required).
  • Mobile setup with HP Smart app: Get started fast with easy printer setup that guides you, step by step; simply download the HP Smart app, connect to Wi-Fi®, and share the inkjet printer across all your devices.
  • Better-than-ever connectivity: Ensure your family stays connected with self-healing Wi-Fi™; this all-in-one printer's Bluetooth® 5.0 technology also lets the family connect and print from their smartphone or tablet.
  • Compatible HP Ink Cartridges: HP 67 & 67XL Black and Tri-color cartridges.
  • Print and scan from virtually anywhere: With the HP Smart app, everyone in the family can print, scan, and copy from their smartphone and share documents to third-party software such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Borderless photos: This wireless printer lets you print borderless photos and documents at home.
  • One-year limited hardware warranty: Get help with 24-hour, 7-day-a-week free web support.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 8 out of 10
    Typical decent inkjet print quality w/nice add-ons

    PROs:

    - Compact, low-profile all-in-one with minimalist design tucks away unassumingly in a corner of your desk/home office--ideal for students/family light-duty printing

    - Simple, fast, almost idiot-proof setup--PC-based app (HP Smart) provided full-screen, animated graphical guides for loading paper, installing ink cartridges, aligning print heads--everything was up and running inside of 5 minutes

    - Despite being a budget inkjet with no fancy full-color display, the printer still manages to offer informative and "family-friendly" status updates via various LED indicators across the front (purple--network setup, orange--maintenance/printer open, green--power up cycle, white--ready to print) and printer tones/jingles to indicate things like power-up/down, print job finished, successful setup, etc.

    - Despite its low profile, HP managed to squeeze duplex printing capability into the ENVY 6055e so you don't EVER have to futz with figuring out which side and which end goes up to get perfectly-aligned, high-quality printing on both sides of the page

    - Text quality is especially good; lettering is crisp and well-defined even on mid-tier quality settings

    - Includes 6 months of free HP+ ink service--great for people who like to do all their printing in full-color at high quality; automatically orders/delivers replacement black and tri-color ink cartridges based on usage--after 6 months, costs vary between $0.99 per month (15 pages/mo. with 45 pages of rollover) up to $50 per month (1500 pages/mo. w/4500 pages of rollover)--$4.99 monthly for 100 pages is supposedly the sweet spot for most typical small family use providing hassle-free ink replacement that never requires a trip to the store

    - HP Smart app allows printing from smartphone regardless of location; there's even an option to delay the output until the printer senses your phone is within Bluetooth range if you want to keep your printing jobs away from prying eyes

    - Thoughtful usability design for ink cartridge maintenance; color-coded ink cartridge slot lids (light-purple and black) help ensure you don't accidentally load the black cartridge into the color cartridge slot

    - Finally, a budget flatbed scanner that provides decent optical resolution without needing software interpolation: 1200x1200 dpi hardware optical resolution natively matches printing resolution as well (although color resolution can go all the way up to 4800x1200 depending on the source file's resolution and paper loaded in the tray)

    - Copy quality from the scanner glass was surprisingly good--copied output of an inkjet photo page was virtually indistinguishable from the original

    - HP Smart app provides a large, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate tiles and menu pages for accessing and adjusting functions like scanning, photo printing, creating arts & crafts templates/pages, creating "Shortcuts" to automate repetitive tasks (like scanning receipts and uploading them to Dropbox), and settings adjustments for resolution, color, paper type, etc.--it's a nice, "family friendly" interface that is easy and relatively intuitive to use, much more so than Windows own settings pages

    - Although there is a USB port on the back if you want to go with a wired solution, this printer can be set up and remain in operation without EVER connecting any wires to a PC...definitely a plus if you plan on placing this printer in a central location away from a host computer

    - Swing-out paper collector at the end of the paper output tray was a neat design touch--allows the guide to tuck away when not in use to keep the printer's footprint down to a minimum

    - The printer automatically detects when you raise the scanner cover to load an original onto the scanning glass--this illuminates the copy buttons on the touch-panel display as well as a HUGE digital copy counter; repeatedly pressing one of the copy buttons advances the counter to the number of copies you want to make

    CONs:

    - Like most inkjets, this printer struggled to produce large, smooth patches of black--ink banding was clearly evident even in smaller fields of solid black backgrounds (the printer did fare a bit better with multicolored backgrounds, however)

    - Like most inkjets, plain paper output was only adequate with stippling pretty visible within the images--it's fine for draft copies, a quick photo on the fridge, or something that's otherwise likely to be disposable, but if you want to keep the output for the long haul and really see the colors pop, you'll need to invest in some higher quality photo paper

    - Despite the claimed near laser-jet printing speeds of 10 ppm B&W and 7 ppm color, the average printing speed that most people will probably use (the printer's default or a middling "set-it-and-forget-it" print quality) was actually pretty sluggish--in our testing, mid-tier print quality for a single page of mixed text and multiple images took about 27 seconds

    - Power management is a bit of a mixed bag. There is a setting that can be adjusted for reduced power consumption (sleep) after so many minutes, but if you use the printer in wireless mode, you cannot access the auto-power off function. This keeps the printer's main LED (above the paper output tray) illuminated at all times. During the day this isn't a big deal, but in a dimly lit room, the white status LED and the blue wireless icon on the touch panel display can get a little bright. If you keep this printer in the same room where you sleep, the LED might even be intrusive during the night

    - The two copy buttons on the touch panel, one for color and one for black & white, are identical, save for the fact that the color button slowly changes color, while the black & white button remains lit in a single color. However, the color copy button changes colors relatively slowly, and the black & white color button looked more yellowish than white; there also are some times where the color button's LED is the same color as the black & white LED, even if just for a few moments. It's not a big deal, but it could create a little confusion over which control does what, especially for those who are less technically adept or simply don't take much time to commit the button layout to memory

    - Servicing the printer/changing ink cartridges was a trickier proposition than it probably needed to be. There is a single slide hinge/support in the upper right that keeps the cover locked open while you service the components inside, but opening and closing it seemed to take quite a bit of force. There is no catch-lock or locking button to engage or disengage the hinge lock at the back; the printer simply snaps open or closed by manhandling the cover. The action is not very smooth and I was afraid at first I might actually be damaging the unit due to the force required to get it open. And because the printer is so light, it was pretty easy to slide the unit around while I was wrestling with the cover in the first place. Once you get used to the force required to open and close the lid, it's not so bad; but a smoother mechanism would be more reassuring.

    Bottom line:

    For a budget all-in-one, the Envy 6055e actually has a lot of nice features and user-friendly design touches that make it pretty well-suited for a typical student's or small family's light-duty printing needs. The connectivity options, physical design, and user interface feel well at home within a modern connected household, and it is doubtful many users will experience difficulties navigating and utilizing the many functions and capabilities the Envy provides. The inclusion of a 6-month trial of the HP+ automatic ink cartridge reordering program may be attractive to some people depending on how much ink they typically consume, but I imagine it will be of some value/comfort especially to those who routinely print LOTS of full-color pages while running their ink tanks down to a nub, but also detest having to go shopping for more ink (or remembering to do so in the first place). Text print quality is very nice while normal quality graphics and image reproduction are adequate, but nothing much to write home about until you step up into specialty papers and high-resolution DPI settings. So long as you're not expecting archival or showpiece-quality photo reproduction, the Envy 6055e is a solid multi-function inkjet printer for the price.

    Apr 20, 2021 13:28
  • Review by Txstatesal, 10 out of 10
    Printer from the Future!

    I have had my Envy for under an hour and i'm already looking through my phone for which pictures I can print. Luckily before I got my printer I got some photo paper in case I loved this printer.

    Right off the bat i'll tell you it is amazing to have a printer where I do not need to get on a computer to set it up. This set up was beautiful and simple as can be. It was pretty because the printer is basically walking you through the health of it's setup through these glowing pink, purple, blue, and finally white glowing lights. It is so futuristic looking that I was enamored with the lights and sat there just in silence.

    It is probably the thinnest printer I have ever owned that will help all of the family and it comes with a scanner. The scanner lid is a bit flimsy and scares me since we have some high trafficked technology here that can be handled with tough love but we'll survive.

    All you have to do is download the application, and at the click of a button the printer sets itself up, let me repeat... "the printer sets itself up"! So once you've plugged the printer in, it walks you through what it needs you to do and the printer does the rest for you.

    We are living in amaizing times when I don't need to download a driver off the internet, open my desktop and set up the printer.

    HP I am in total awe, and I have wondered where printers like this were for years so thanks for making this such an easy and sleek piece of technology to compliment my office.

    I almost want to take everything back out of the printer and restart the setup so that I can watch the magical light show it does for you when you set it up.

    Definitely going to be helpful for me and my family as we maneuver through work from home and distance learning this coming year! Oh and one final thought, take a look at the test page with all those vibrant colors. I have had printers that promote bright and vibrancy but never hold up. This was a part of the set up printer test and it is very clean, bright and crisp!

    Jun 26, 2020 19:25
  • Review by JKinSYR, 8 out of 10
    Great looks and fast printing

    One of the best inkjet printers that I've ever used. This is a great all in one machine to print, copy, scan, and print photos.

    I really like the look of this printer on my desk as it looks like something that is modern and contemporary without looking like I work in an old office building. The white color of this printer would fit in any home office setting as it's a great unit for a household. As a home office printer I can print my work documents easily and quickly. The kids are able to print out worksheets and assignments from computers and tablets. As a family we are able to print out our photos conveniently at home and the quality is very nice.

    Setup for this printer is easy to do as the HP Smart app walks you through the process with ease. One thing I like about this printer is that it can connect to the 5G wifi setting within my home, as previous printers never offered that capability. This printer can print effortlessly with wifi printing from my laptop, iPhone XR, iPad. This can be hardwired to your computer if you need, but honestly I find the wifi seems to be much more convenient for everyday situations as we have been running this printer regularly. This printer takes the HP 67 ink cartridges. I'm not a fan of the way that HP locks their proprietary ink cartridges and doesn't allow for less expensive generic cartridges to work on here.

    The pages print quickly, and quietly. There is a nice soft glowing light that accentuates the printouts and serves as a monitor for what status the printer is in. It's definitely a modern day printer that would suit most homes for convenience. HP offers the instant ink subscription program which could be helpful for some, but I am not a fan of buying a device and then having to sign up for a subscription program in order to use the device. Seems like a nickel and dime move but it seems to be the way of the future unfortunately.

    PRO:

    Easy setup

    Good looks

    Good print quality

    Print from anywhere

    CON:

    Ink subscription program

    Jul 04, 2020 11:27
  • Review by APFLORES413, 8 out of 10
    Great printing with frustrating set up.

    I was curious to how the new Envy 6055e printer would work. The 6 months of Instant Ink was an immediate draw for me as I do have a lot of printing needs for my home office and for my kids homeschool work. That means we go through so much paper since I don’t want them looking at a screen for too long, so I would need to print their assignments and readings. The 6055e seemed like a great choice and again, the 6 months of Instant Ink was a big contributing factor for me to choose this item.

    Once I removed the printer out of the box, I was struck at the overall size of it. It does seem like a scanner/printer from the late 90’s/early 2000’s. The area that this would cover is rather large compared to all the other 2-in-1 printers out there. Setting up was rather confusing as the 6055e is wireless and does not connect to your home WiFi. Instead, it has it’s own WiFi built in and you connect your device(s) through the HP Smart App. I am familiar with this app as I already have a small HP Photo printer. When powered up and following the initial steps, the printer prints out 3 pages for the Start Guide. I was a little dismayed that you would need to print 3 pages for something that I felt should have already been included in the box. Oh well, so I printed this up and it tells you how to set up with 3 methods: Mobile device, Computer, or Printer’s Control Panel with WPS. Setting this part up should not have been hard, but for some reason my iPhone was having issues with connection with the printer. I finally was able to get the app working and then a fourth page was printed up, and that had the Printer Information Repirt which included the Printer PIN # in order for me to complete the set up process. This was getting ridiculous, but after this, everything else was smooth sailing.

    Using the app is a great addition as our home has become a tech hub.You can check on the status of your printer via the app, and check on various tabs to help enhance your printing experience. Instant Ink is available, as well as easy helps (Fax, Print Photos, Print Documents, Camera Scan and Printer Scan). If you run into issues with your printer, there is a Get Support feature as well. Collecting all of these features into a single app has been very helpful in de-cluttering your Home Screen.

    When looking at the 6055e, you are met with this rather sleek looking device. Underneath the lid, right above the paper tray, the printer emits a glowing light similar to a Ceylon from Battlestar Galactica or the front light of KITT of Knight Rider, but changes color every second. This was a nice touch but rather annoying if you have this in your room and it’s time for bed. There is a small control panel to the lower right of the device that includes 6 icons: Information, Cancel, Resume, Copy, Power, and WiFi. Behind the printer is another power button and a WiFi select button.

    Printing was a joy. You are able to print double-sided and almost to the edge of the page. I test printed a Peanuts cartoon and it left about 1cm edge on all sides. This would be rather useful if I wanted to print up pictures. The printing process was speedy and not too slow.

    Despite my issues on initial set up, this printer is a joy to use. I just wished it was not so large. I am looking forward to utilizing Instant Ink in a few months.

    Apr 21, 2021 00:55
  • Review by xKing, 10 out of 10
    Great for the home office!

    This is a feature rich, compact, fast printer. Print quality is awesome, sharp lines, vivid colors, especially on the special photo paper.

    Printer supports a wide variety of connections - HP ePrint, AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, BLE, Internet Printing Protocol, TCP/9100. Whatever you printing source is - this device got you covered. If you are working from home and your VPN software causes you troubles - you can always use Printer's internal WiFi "Direct Print" to connect and print without disconnecting from your work VPN.

    Setup is super easy, just power printer on and then use HP ePrint app on your phone, follow directions. Printer will print out a special calibration sheet that it will ask you to scan in order to adjust the printing heads perfectly. That's it! All home computers will recognize the printer automatically.

    Note that there is no hardwired ethernet port so WiFi connection is mandatory.

    This printer supports HP instant ink which is an interesting subscription based ink delivery model (this is totally optional, you don't have to sign up for it if you don't feel it would be beneficial). You just print what you need (and keep loading paper :) HP will automatically send you ink cartridges, you will always have a fresh set standing by. You pay for amount of pages you print monthly, starting from $2.99 per month (or about $36 annually) for 50 pages per month with up to a 100 pages rollover! No commitments - you can cancel any time. For me this is a perfect option as I don't have to remember to buy cartridges anymore.

    There are, of course, more advanced settings available - just use your web browser and navigate to printer's IP address - you will be greeted with a nice web interface and a lot more advanced options such as SNMP, different Wireless settings, etc.

    I would definitely recommend it for a small/home office if color print is desirable and you don't need anything bigger than letter.

    Note on scanner - it's just a flatbed, there is no autofeed for the scanner.

    Jul 06, 2020 16:16
  • Review by RebelHips, 6 out of 10
    Work from home worthy

    I'm using this while I work from home, and for the 10-15 pages I print a day, it's fine. It doesnt print super fast, and I've been going through ink cartridges quicker than expected, but I love the Bluetooth connectivity and it's low profile. Two things I wish I had paid more attention to before purchasing: The scanner is manual fed. Which means I have to physically put every individual page down to scan. Sometimes, I have a stack of 20 documents to scan and it takes forever to do it! An automatic feeder would have been great. But even worse than that is the blue light that NEVER TURNS OFF! I have this printer in my bedroom and it's really annoying. It's BRIGHT. All that being said, it fits my needs just fine and was right in my budget.

    Jan 22, 2021 18:47
  • Review by VangTfz, 10 out of 10
    Excellent compact printer!

    This is a great compact printer! The footprint of this printer allows it to sit just about anywhere in my office without being noticed, and when you do notice it, it looks very minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing!

    Setting up the printer was very simple. I followed the steps provided and used my Samsung Galaxy S10+ to download the HP Smart app to connect it to my Wifi network. Adding it through my Windows laptops & desktops was also a breeze as well. Able to print from my mobile devices, laptops, and desktops! The print quality is also top notch. I printed some 5x7 photos and was very happy to see the detailed quality.

    Overall, i would definitely recommend this printer if anyone is in need of a small printer with great print quality!

    Jul 03, 2020 23:57
  • Review by rmoran, 8 out of 10
    Buying a new printer

    My HP ENVY 4520 I have had for a very long time and it finally went out on me. I sent my husband to Best Buy for a new one and I have had such good luck with the HP ENVY's so I told him to buy that. I am disabled and so I can't always walk so that is why I did no go with him. He talked to an Associate and asked for a HP ENVY and they gave him this one. I like it, it works great it's I am 63 and new technology needs to be simple. I know on the 4520 series they had a display so I could see what was happening or not happening. This one just has invisible buttons on the side. Again I just need to learn how to use it, it seems user friendly. I would of looked for one with a digital front. It is still a good printer and as I learn it it will become easier.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:14
  • 8.6score
    Canon - PIXMA TR8520 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Save room on your desktop with this compact Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer. It has five individual ink cartridges for simple replacement when one runs out, and its seamless Wi-Fi connectivity lets you print documents from wireless devices. The intuitive 4.3-inch LCD touch screen of this Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer lets you customize options easily.

    13 Features
  • Prints up to 15 ISO ipm* in black and up to 10 ISO ipm* in color: Produces a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 37 seconds.
  • Ideal for home or small business use: Offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect computers or devices easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your mobile device and from select online cloud services with Canon's free mobile printing app or Apple® AirPrint.
  • Edit and organize your photos: The My Image Garden software provides filter effects and automatic layout suggestions for customizing your prints, calendar view for easy organizing and more.
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution: High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Five individual ink tanks are economical: Replace the ink tank you need when a color runs out. Four dye-based inks produce vivid color in photos, and the pigment-based black ink produces crisp text.
  • Standard paper handling: Features a 100-sheet rear paper tray, 100-sheet front paper cassette and 20-sheet ADF.
  • 4.3" LCD touch screen: Easily input commands for printing, copying and scanning directly from the printer.
  • More connectivity options: The built-in memory card slot lets you simply plug in your memory card and print. The high-speed USB port offers a standard connection to your PC.
  • Scanner with color CIS (Contact Image Sensor): Allows you to scan documents in up to 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and in up to 19200 dpi interpolated resolution, so you can enjoy faithful document reproduction.
  • More print, copy and scan solutions: Automatically print two-sided documents, scan documents to your computer or directly to e-mail, send quick faxes and more.
  • Fast borderless photo printing: Print a beautiful borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 37 seconds.
  • Automatic power on/off: This convenient feature automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AZBOWHUNTER, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    Works as advertised and exceeded my expectations! Perfect size to put on a desk or in the corner of the room on a little table!

    Mar 13, 2020 15:20
  • Review by Areesue, 8 out of 10
    Expensive ink

    Work well but ink too expensive. Color not so bright nor right.

    Mar 19, 2019 15:41
  • Review by Bannor, 10 out of 10
    Fulfills all my needs

    The printer has exceeded my expectations. The phots I have printed are awesome.

    Mar 15, 2019 17:26
  • Review by nicolas, 2 out of 10
    Cannot process glossy paper

    This device couldn't even process the canon grade glossy 4x6 pictures included. Been over thirty minutes and the two images I printed are smudged and still completely wet with ink.

    Dreadful quality.

    Mar 27, 2020 13:27
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Awesome printer

    The Canon PIXMA TR8520 printer has many functions and works well for all of my needs!

    May 15, 2019 18:50
  • Review by frat47, 10 out of 10
    Great all in one printer

    I purchased this for printed documents and photos and scanning.

    Printing documents is fine. Printing photos is great. The scanner is the reason that I bought this over the comparable HP. Resolution is superior to the HP model. Also wireless connection is very simple, sets up on all your PC's.

    Feb 09, 2018 16:55
  • Review by ComputerWizard, 10 out of 10
    Very good all purpose printer

    The Canon TR85200 is a really good all-purpose printer that does pretty much everything, including photos. I set mine up on the wireless network and it was quite easy to do.

    I replaced a Canon printer that lasted many years before it finally gave up, and I expect that this new printer will keep going just as long.

    Two things that you should know - First, the control panel has to be tipped out and up for the machine to print. When it is closed it blocks the paper exit and you will get a warning.

    Second, there is an arm, of sorts, with a flip-out holder (instead of a tray) that you need to pull out when you print. This catches the paper nicely with no problems. But, if you forget to pull the arm out the printer shoots the print job out rather enthusiastically. It is interesting to see the paper fly across the room, but mostly it disturbs the cat. Pull the arm out and flip up the flipper-thing and everyone is super happy.

    I really like this printer.

    Aug 31, 2019 10:20
  • Review by Maryellen723, 6 out of 10
    Great but used to much ink.

    I have only one complaint about this item: it uses too much ink. Print quality is great. Easy to use. I just wouldn’t recommend printing a 50-100 page document or making 50-100 copies at one time.

    Apr 05, 2019 17:43
  • 8.6score
    Epson - Expression Home XP-4100 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Print, scan and copy wirelessly from your device with this Epson Expressions Home all-in-one inkjet printer. The 100-sheet paper tray minimizes downtime to improve productivity, while the 2.4-inch LCD screen ensures simple setup and use. This Epson Expressions Home all-in-one inkjet printer features automatic duplex printing to save on paper.Prints up to 10 ISO ppm* in black, up to 5 ISO ppm* in color

    15 Features
  • Prints up to 10 ISO ppm* in black and up to 5 ISO ppm* in color: Produces documents quickly.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Hands-free, voice-activated printing: Lets you print a variety of projects and documents, including your to-do and shopping lists.***
  • Ideal for home or small business use: This inkjet printer offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. You can also print from your mobile device with the free Epson iPrint app or Apple® AirPrint.**
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: You can use it for Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.**
  • Four Epson 212 Claria ink cartridges included: Provide up to 150-page yield in black and up to 130-page yield in color. Optional 212XL Claria cartridges offer up to 500-page yield in black and up to 350-page yield in color.
  • Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch) print resolution: High resolution allows producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Four economical individual print cartridges: Only replace ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta and yellow) when a color runs out.
  • Standard paper handling: 100-sheet input tray capacity.
  • 2.4" LCD screen: Easily input commands for printing, copying, and scanning directly from the printer.
  • USB port for simple connectivity: The high-speed USB port offers a standard connection to your PC.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • More print, copy, and scan solutions: Automatically print two-sided documents, scan documents to your computer or directly to e-mail, send quick faxes and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BillyBob, 8 out of 10
    Good Printer

    Makes the table it's on shake like an epileptic iguana every time it prints. But that's okay, wrapped a couple of bungee cords around it and we're right as rain. The package was delayed several times in several different cities. Oh, the stories it could tell. But seriously, it is a good printer.

    Jun 27, 2020 07:41
  • Review by Evan, 10 out of 10
    Epson Xp4100 home printer

    Its really great product for the good price, clear printing, easy, inexpensive ink, love the epson, exceed my expectations

    Nov 09, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Copier, 10 out of 10
    Best Buy’s best

    I like the product and so far it’s working superbly

    May 07, 2021 18:03
  • Review by Jackiejack0407, 10 out of 10
    Best Printer

    Thank you for the printer I purchased from Best Buy, thank you for your recommendations for what I should get for the printer, definitely coming back to purchase more stuff, for my new home THANK YOU BEST BUY

    Mar 01, 2020 09:04
  • Review by Uche, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Do what it was supposed to do. The ink goes fast. I wish I can buy the ink colors separately

    Mar 28, 2020 04:02
  • Review by Robert, 6 out of 10
    printer work great sad for the Ink Out Drywall!

    Ink cartridges is dry up , on longer used, every else is ok machine work well. Hope Best Buy will take a Notice!

    Dec 10, 2019 16:59
  • Review by Berber, 8 out of 10
    Good printer for the price.

    I bought this printer for school. It works great and is user friendly. Not the highest quality printing for any kind of graphics so do not buy if you need to print pictures. and The volume of the ink cartridge is not much so I would not buy this printer if you need to print more than 10 sheets a week. You'll waist money.

    It is great for printing essays, lab reports, worddocuments, etc.

    The only other complaint about this item is that the black ink is much more expensive than the color ink. Maybe there is some special production cost that black ink requires, but it is odd to me that a black cartridge is $20 for a single pack, but a three pack of color is around $18.00. I dont understand this.

    An preview of a word doc print job is below.

    Sep 20, 2019 17:56
  • Review by Veryverydisappointed, 2 out of 10
    Bought for a year. Really use it three times.

    Bought for a year. Really use it three times. Every time you print, there are parts that are not printed clearly. Or disappear part of the font. I don’t know if this is a defective product or a defective machine?

    Jul 27, 2021 09:51
  • 8.4score
    Epson - Expression Premium XP-6100 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black
    Description

    Handle various office tasks with this Epson Expression all-in-one printer. The 2.4-inch color LCD screen lets you quickly copy or scan documents, and wireless connectivity supports mobile printing with iOS and Android devices. This small-size Epson Expression all-in-one printer occupies minimal space, while the built-in card slot reads from most memory cards for versatility.Prints up to 15.8 ISO ppm* in black, up to 11.3 ISO ppm* in color, creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 15 seconds*

    14 Features
  • Prints up to 15.8 ISO ppm* in black and up to 11.3 ISO ppm* in color: Produces documents quickly.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Hands-free, voice-activated printing: Print a variety of creative projects and everyday documents, including your to-do and shopping lists.
  • Ideal for home or small business use: This inkjet printer offers excellent print quality for photos and documents and accepts a variety of paper types and sizes.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. You can also print from your mobile device with the free Epson iPrint app or Apple® AirPrint.**
  • Tablet and smartphone printing: Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Apple® AirPrint enabled: You can use it for Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.**
  • Five Epson 302 Claria Premium ink cartridges included: Provide up to 250-page yield in black and up to 300-page yield in color. Optional 302XL Claria Premium cartridges provide up to 550-page yield in black and up to 650-page yield in color.
  • Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch) print resolution: High resolution allows producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
  • Five economical individual print cartridges: Only replace ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, and photo black) when a color runs out.
  • Standard paper handling: 100-sheet input and 30-sheet output capacity.
  • 2.4" LCD screen: Easily input commands for printing, copying, and scanning directly from the printer.
  • USB port for simple connectivity: The high-speed USB port offers a standard connection to your PC or a simple way to plug in and print from a USB drive, camera, or other devices.
  • Built-in duplex printing: Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NaturallyKold, 8 out of 10
    Great printer!!!!

    I purchased this printer just in time before my family reunion. I was responsible for photo probs so I bought some card stock paper an the pictures came out great everybody loved them plus saved me money from having to go to a print station an having them charge me by the sheet....

    Aug 09, 2019 16:52
  • Review by Moi0713, 10 out of 10
    Space efficient

    I received the Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 over a month ago and I'm happy and satisfied with it and its printing quality. So first I wanted to talk about the packaging, professionally wrap. All the parts are well protected mostly the inks. I set it up myself and it's easy to set up I dont even have to read all the instructions (though all the instructional materials are provided: booklet and cd included). Though it takes time to set it up for the first time especially when connecting to the internet took me around 10-20 minutes to finish up. But after that you are good to go in wireless printing from your phone, computer and iPad. Once you finished setting up your printer will automatically be connected to another device that share the same Wi-Fi network so you can easily print from your computer, laptop, iPad, or phones. I also have some awesome features like SD card and USB port.

    I think the great feature of this printer is its size. Very space efficient. Perfect for apartment/ home use such as myself. Really love the size because it doesnt take too much space. Also, would be a perfect match for students who live in dorms or rooms. My only issue about the printer is the paper catcher/ tray. I always forget to pull it out. And because of that the printer wont work. Aside from that the printer is really great. The ink seems to be working great and still half full which is really great after a month of use. This would be perfect for home use or home business use. It also prints a really good quality picture. I have attached some pictures of the printing quality. This is a review for the Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    Jun 14, 2019 21:23
  • Review by Golfpro, 10 out of 10
    Excellent printer

    I love the compact size, the size of the ink cartridges and the fact that I can print from my cell phone.

    Apr 10, 2020 15:50
  • Review by WirelessWorld, 8 out of 10
    Good Quality & Price

    Former HP user, this Epson was a better price for small, basic printing and scanning needs. A small learning curve coming from “HP world” of all in one printers! The functions on this Epson are straightforward and intuitive.

    Sep 03, 2021 18:44
  • Review by AReviewer, 10 out of 10
    fast print, accurate, and at an affordable price

    This unit surprised me! It's compact, great looking, robust, and not too tricky to set up. I didn't read the instruction manual, instead I followed the onscreen prompts to set up wifi, to connect to my iphone, and to one old laptop that took a CD, and to a new one w/ no CD drive, but I used the Epson connect cloud service to print. It's a fast print, accurate, and at an affordable price!

    Dec 11, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Hydro, 10 out of 10
    Great Photos

    amazing color quality and depth to colors and photos. this printer is easy to use and very nice for large scale photos.

    Sep 19, 2021 10:57
  • Review by Stewart, 10 out of 10
    Home Office Gem

    Easy to set up. Prints quickly. Not loud. Compact design. Not a touch screen - but it’s still easy to navigate. Ink is a little pricey for this printer but you have the added option of replacing each color individually. The print cartridges are much easier to access and install then other printers. All in all, a great home office printer.

    Dec 29, 2020 21:06
  • Review by Mokitablue, 10 out of 10
    Excellent printer

    Actually this Epson Expression printer is multifunctional because it also scans and takes copies, fascinates me has an elegant design that does not take up much space on your desk table its 3 trays can be opened and saved when you need it, it is super light. very easy to install, print via wifi from your tablet computer or SmartPhone. it has a screen where it shows the options of work to choose, it is super fast in the impression of full color photographs and texts in black and white. my children use them in their school tasks and I in my freelance work as graphic designer "This is a review for the Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to beta test and review. "

    Jun 14, 2019 16:04
  • 8.4score
    33
    HP
    HP - ENVY Pro 6455 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink-Ready Inkjet Printer - White
    Description

    Handle it all from home with the HP ENVY Pro 6455 all-in-one printer. Keep your family productive with print, scan, and copy versatility, automatic two-sided printing, borderless photos, and a hands-free 35-page automatic document feeder. This wireless printer can order ink for you and deliver it to your door with up to 50% savings on ink using the HP Instant Ink delivery service, so you can print high-quality documents and photos when you need them (subscription required). Save time by sending secure mobile faxes from your smartphone, tablet, or PC using the HP Smart app. With the HP Smart app, your family can also set up your printer in a few easy steps, and get high-quality scanning and sharing from everyone's smartphones. Get reliable connections, and reduce interruptions with self-healing Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth® 5.0 technology. Prints up to 10 ISO ppm* in black and up to 7 ppm* in color.

    10 Features
  • Simple multitasking for home: Print, scan, and copy versatility, automatic two-sided printing, borderless photos, a hands-free 35-page automatic document feeder, and mobile fax with a printer made from 20% recycled plastic.
  • Save up to 50% on ink, and never run out:: Save on ink, and always have it on hand; with HP Instant Ink, this all-in-one color printer automatically orders ink when you're running low and delivers it straight to your door for a lot less (subscription required).
  • Mobile setup with HP Smart app: Get started fast with easy printer setup that guides you, step by step; simply download the HP Smart app, connect to Wi-Fi®, and share the inkjet printer across all your devices.
  • Better-than-ever connectivity: Ensure your family stays connected with self-healing Wi-Fi™; this all-in-one printer's Bluetooth® 5.0 technology also lets the family connect and print from their smartphone or tablet.
  • Print and scan from virtually anywhere: With the HP Smart app, everyone in the family can print, scan, and copy with their smartphone, and share documents to third-party software such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Compatible Ink Cartridges: HP 67 Black Ink Cartridge, HP 67XL Black High Yield Ink Cartridge, HP 67XXL Black Extra High-Yield Ink Cartridge, HP 67 Tri-Color Ink Cartridge, HP 67XL Tri-Color High-Yield Ink Cartridge, HP 67XXL Tri-Color Extra High-Yield Ink Cartridge.
  • Send mobile faxes with HP Smart app: With 24 months included, sending a fax should be as simple as sending an e-mail; this wireless printer lets you fax on the go, right from your smartphone, tablet, or PC using the HP Smart app.
  • Hands-free 35-page automatic document feeder: Save time and eliminate worry - this all-in-one printer's 35-page automatic document feeder helps you breeze through scan and copy jobs quickly.
  • One-year limited hardware warranty: Get help with 24-hour, 7-day-a-week free web support.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Choice for Home Printing

    I haven't owned a printer for a few years since I've always been turned off by the high costs of ink cartridges and the clunky designs and performance of older printers. The HP ENVY 6455e shows just how far printer technology has come in just a few years. It has a sleek, minimalist design and does everything I need as a home user (with occasional work-from-home needs). I was skeptical of the HP+ and Instant Ink programs, but it seems like this setup will actually save me money in the long run.

    === SETUP ===

    - The Envy 6455e has a pretty small footprint and fits nicely on a desk or shelf. The printer has a USB port if you prefer a wired connection to your computer, but a USB cable is not included with the printer. The preferred setup method is via wireless connection through the HP Smart app for iOS or Android.

    - I set up the printer through the HP Smart app and it could not have been easier. The printer connected to my Wi-Fi network without issue and was up and running in less than 10 minutes.

    - My Windows 10 computers recognized the printer instantly and automatically installed the HP Smart app. No configuration required.

    - Some of the advanced settings for the printer (such as networking, Bluetooth, etc.) are burried deep within the HP Smart app, and you will need the PIN that is on a sticker on the inside of the printer to access some of these settings.

    - Unfortunately, you can't adjust any settings using the buttons on the printer itself -- everything is done via the HP Smart app (including adjustments to the LED light on the front of the printer).

    === PRINTING ===

    - Printing quality is very good for an inkjet printer. I'm sure there are better options out there if you need professional quality photo and graphic printing, but for standard home use, it's great. I noticed zero alignment problems and no distortion in printed text or images.

    - The printer supports duplex (double-sided) printing, which I was surprised to see in such a small machine.

    - The paper tray only holds about 100 pages, so you might find yourself adding paper frequently if you print more than a few pages a day.

    - Only letter-sized (8.5x11) paper is supported, but you can print many sizes of envelopes (up to #10 size).

    - Printing speed is pretty quick, but this is not designed for high-volume printing. Noise levels are about what you'd expect from an inkjet while printing -- not quiet, but not loud either.

    - The ink cartridges seem very small (at least the included ones). My guess is that they will only last about 100-200 pages before needing to be changed. Hopefully the ones sent via the HP+ Instant Ink program will be larger.

    === SCANNING ==

    - Like everything else, the scanner is perfectly adequate for home use. I've scanned several black-and-white documents while working from home as well as some old photos. Everything I've scanned looks great with no distortion. Colors in scanned photos/documents seem pretty accurate if not a bit washed out.

    - I prefer to scan using the HP Smart app on Windows, which allows you to easily edit and crop scans before saving them to PDF or JPG.

    - The scanner supports up to 1200 dpi, which is good for a small home printer.

    - The auto feeder on top of the printer works great for scanning multi-page documents. It supports up to 35 pages and surprisingly scans pages pretty quickly.

    === HP+ / INSTANT INK ===

    - I'll admit I was skeptical about this program, since it seems at first to just be another subscription to keep track of. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that the instant ink plans are actually very affordable with options for light and heavy users. For as little as 99 cents a month, you can make sure you never run out of ink or have to worry about buying expensive cartridges.

    - The downside to signing up for HP+ is that you have to keep your printer connected to the Internet, and you can only use genuine HP ink cartridges going forward. That means if you cancel the instant ink subscription (which you can do at any time), you can't buy cheaper knock-off brands or refill old cartridges. Given the small cost of the instant ink subscription, I'd say it's worth the trade off.

    - Signing up for HP+ also unlocks the full features of the HP Smart app, allowing you to initiate print jobs from anywhere and send "mobile faxes."

    - I don't usually recommend signing up for something that requires an "always on" Internet connection or locks you into using one brand's accessories. But for something like a printer -- where I just want to set it up and forget about it -- I don't mind it.

    == OVERALL ===

    Is this the most fully-featured printer on the market? Not by a long stretch, but that's perfectly fine. This is more than enough for most small households. I wish the printer weren't so dependent on the HP Smart app -- they could have easily included a screen allowing you to adjust some basic settings directly on the printer. But this seems to be the direction the market is moving for home printers. Luckily, the app works great on mobile and Windows, and I have very few complaints about the performance of the printer itself. Home office or other users with large print jobs should look elsewhere, but for everyone else, this one deserves a look.

    Apr 24, 2021 19:43
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 6 out of 10
    Well Rounded Printer for Home/Office

    The HP Envy Pro 6455 Wireless All In One (AIO) Inkjet Printer is great for home office productivity. You can even get Ink sent to your house automatically if you wish. Here are the features:

    • Setup/App

    Unfortunately this was the hard part for me. I downloaded the HP app and tried to setup the printer from HP easy setup. I couldn’t get the HP printer to setup wirelessly. I tried the networks and passwords and never came up with a match. I made sure that the HP printer was matched with the Smart phone HP app on the same network. I kept getting a message that I needed to update firmware and a missing driver. It was no small task to get these 2 things working with the HP printer. After a lot of trial and error, I was finally to setup the HP Envy Pro 6455 with a USB Type B to USB Type A cable (not included). I was happy just to be connected now. The other ways you can connect are through Dual Band WiFi, Bluetooth and USB (that is what I did).

    • Printing

    Printing was easy and less time consuming than the setup. The printed paper came out beautiful and sharp. The inkjet printers are known for their speed and clarity in printing. The HP Envy Pro 6455 was no different. I copied and pasted different bits of notes to a Word document. I had no issues or troubles at all. The HP printer even has an auto two sided printing feature to save on paper.

    • Ink Cartridges

    HP ink No. 67 black and No. 67 color are the ink cartridges that were supplied. I had to lift up the flatbed scanner and underneath for the ink to be installed. This was a very simple task of peeling off of tape and inserting the ink cartridge longer end first. There is a black top for black ink and purple top for color ink. Make sure your printer in on! ISO (International Standards Organization) rates the color per minute at 7 pages and in black at 10 pages. These speeds help you stay on task with your printing projects.

    • Copy/Scan

    After printing a test page, the HP printer told me to scan it. So I placed the print page (Printside down) on the scanner. It worked quickly and printed out the test page for aligning and ink saturation. Copying pages was a breeze as from printing several pages to scanning to copy a page. No problem or issues there. The flatbed scanner resolution is up to 1200 x 1200 dpi while the color resolution is up to 4800 x 4800 dpi. I scanned in a color picture and printed it off on glossy paper. It turned out really well. I have included the pics in my photos. Another feauture which is very helpful is borderless printing. There is no need to cut off the edges if there is not any!

    • Auto Document Paper Feeder

    At the bottom of the HP printer is located a paper tray. Slide out the tray to add 100 pages of paper to the printer. You can also add paper to the top of the HP printer. Place the paper in the upper tray and it will go through the paper feeder to be printed on.

    • Control Panel

    There are several ways to run the HP printer from the control panel. There are 7 icons that guide you to do what you want with the printer. The symbols are: Information, Cancel, Resume, Copy, Power, Wireless Setup and ADF Error. There are instructions on how to use the control panel in the manual on the HP website.

    Overall this is a great HP printer for copying, scanning, printing, the HP app and high capacity paper tray. The pages print fast in color or B&W. I am overall happy with the HP ENVY Pro 6455 AIO printer, but disappointed I couldn’t get the app to run.

    Jun 26, 2020 08:56
  • Review by bzma2, 8 out of 10
    Nice looking printer!

    Pros:

    - Sleek clean design. I love how it matches our furniture.

    - ADF for scanner

    - Instant Ink program

    - HP Smart app is easy to use and monitor

    Cons:

    - No screen but you can do everything else on the app

    - initial set up required app download

    This printer is replacing my aging HP PhotoSmart 7520. It was hands down the best printer ever made. HP Envy Pro 6455 is a good solid printer for everyday printing and a piece of technology that doesn't have to look like a sore thumb in the study room.

    Jun 23, 2020 16:59
  • Review by BenisJ, 6 out of 10
    A minimalist approach to robust features

    You'd be hard pressed to buy a brand new home inkjet printer in this day and age that does not produce the quality output. The HP Envy 6455e is no exception: It produces high, inkjet quality prints. Consequently, your decision should probably be driven by *features* and *price*.

    When selecting this printer, I was looking outside of my normal "home office" criteria as this printer ultimately is not for me. It will be handed down to my college student this fall as a basic, fallback printing/scanning option should he need it in his apartment. Thus, my criteria was "inexpensive, entry-level printer with decent ink prices with a very low (anticipated) duty cycle."

    ***Features: "Minimally robust."

    If I am being 100% honest, HP's approach is not for me. I have worked in IT for over 25 years and have literally serviced, purchased and installed hundreds of printers. I have seen installation processes change, quality improve, features enhanced...but I feel like HP took a step backwards with their "minimalist" approach to printer interaction.

    I do not like the lack of an LED display screen on this printer. Nor do I like that I cannot see what the 6 icons (oh wait, there is a 7th icon if you count the digital number display) are at all times. Nor can you touch them unless they want to be touched (i.e. if you put an object on the glass, the copy icon will light up). Call me old-fashioned, but I don't want to be forced to use my phone or laptop to configure my printer/scanner/copier actions when I am standing at the device. For example: If I want to scan a document to Google Drive from the printer, I want a touchscreen ON THE PRINTER that gives me that option--I don't want to have to pull out my phone and "beam" the instructions to the printer.

    That being said, there are a LOT of features available through the app--an app can be installed on Windows, iOS and Android devices with relative ease via the 123.hp.com website or your app store. One potentially useful feature...that I have not yet mastered...is the "hold your print job" service (Private Pickup). I can see value in a feature where you can send a job to the printer but not have it print until you are standing at the device. At the same time, I question if you really need that functionality on a "home" printer. Private printing is more of a business service. [Full disclosure: I tried Private Printing a Google Photos image from my phone multiple times and failed each time. Probably my fault, but maybe not. I quit exploring the feature after 4 fails.]

    ***Price: "Average price for an entry-level printer."

    The price of this AIO is reasonable.

    Price per print is average if you are buying OEM ink at retail prices. At $30 for the black+color package with estimated 120pg yield black and 100pg yield color you should spend around 25¢/pg ($30/120pages) mixed content. To be fair, though, assessing a "per page" price to home printing is a crap shoot.

    With the HP+ Instant Ink service, the price per page game changes and gets confusing. The HP+ Instant Ink service is NOT something I plan on keeping after the trial period because I just don't think the printer will get that much use in our household. Nonetheless, I signed up for the service without much of an idea of what I was doing.

    I picked the 99¢ plan based on how little we print. I guess that means that if I print ~12 pages per month I will run out of ink in ~10 months. I will have spent $10 on my ink subscription. They will ship the ink to me and I saved essentially $20 over the $30 black+color bundle "off the shelf" price? Seems like a bargain, until maybe it is not on months where I go over? I don't understand the overage fees. I did see that I can "rollover" up to 45 pages of overage in my plan but again, seems confusing. I must be getting old.

    ***Overall Experience: "The HP Envy 6455e is an AIO printer that performs adequately but is a bit sluggish."

    From the moment I broke the tape seal on the box to the moment I printed my first document from my laptop took about 20 minutes. Initially, I was confused by the lack of buttons and displays on the printer but once I realized everything about this printer starts with an app (accessible via 123.hp.com) I was able to connect the printer to wifi via the app seamlessly. Should you not have instructions handy, the printer will generate them for you once you have paper and ink loaded. Nonetheless, the app is an evil necessity of this printer...which again, is a foreign and frustrating concept to me. [Note: My instruction printout was poorly aligned. During the initial setup process the printer generates a "test pattern" that you place on the glass to clean up alignment issues via voodoo, lasers and magic. In my second image you can see that output following the alignment is fine.]

    Regardless, 20 minutes after unboxing I could print from my phone or laptop.

    As for the things I cannot stand aside from having to control everything via an app because HP didn't include an on-device display/control screen? The printer has "ground effect" lights that I have not figure out how to turn off. This printer is constantly glowing which I find annoying. It also "plays sounds" when jobs finish which is totally unnecessary.

    ***Pros:

    - Small footprint

    - Quiet

    - Mobile printing

    - ADF (auto document feeder--for scanning/copying)

    - Duplex printing

    - Dual band wifi

    - Up to 1200dpi scanning (but only 300dpi copying)

    - Scan to cloud/email (via app--again, no LED screen on printer to scan direct to cloud/email from the printer)

    - "Self-healing wifi" (not sure what that means, but I assume it just means it stores settings to reconnect to wifi/devices if they go offline)

    ***Cons:

    - Holds about 5 sheets of paper in the paper tray. (Not really, but the paper tray is only about .5" deep and HP claims up to 100 sheets of paper but I question that number)

    - Maxes out at 9 copies per session

    - Doesn't support "oversized" papers but accepts letter, A4, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and #10 envelopes

    - Constantly illuminated (as shown in other review posts)

    - Tri-color ink cartridge means you are undoubtedly throwing out excess of the other two colors when one color runs out

    - No on-printer display screen

    Notes:

    - Manual duplex scanning

    - Enlarge and reduce options

    - Not the fastest inkjet printer I have used, but adequate for home/infrequent printing

    - White devices usually turn yellow over time

    If you don't mind using an app to do anything beyond simple printing, this inkjet is as good as any--especially if you prefer a subscription ink service over buying your own. Given the HP Instant Ink is essentially a "flat rate" plan (they don't appear to separate color ink from black ink in their subscription plan) I can see benefits especially if you do a lot of color printing.

    If the idea of an ink subscription service annoys you...or the idea of having to use an app to control the features of your printer annoys you...then consider looking elsewhere.

    Apr 22, 2021 11:23
  • Review by SL7977089, 10 out of 10
    Just another good printer

    In my daily work, I work with several brands of printers. I have HP Envy 4520 for long time now with no issues at all. Its doing the job amazingly and every day. HP also doing great job on their instant ink program. Having it on all my HP printers and no complains at all. Very thoughtful and wisely priced.

    Back to this Envy Pro 6455: It is a newer model with the same high quality product and accurate printing. Setting it up was very easy using the phone app (I did it using iOS and repeated it with Android). iOS seems to get it easier but both did the job. After installing the printer and connecting it to the WiFi, it is ready to work...

    It is fairly quite and smooth printing and scanning. HP honestly did great on that. The Envy Pro 6455 has minimalist interface which honestly not really appreciated (by me at least) I like when they have the comprehensive LCD for more access and stand alone functionalities. This printer would require the use of a smart phone device to do the job properly.

    Scanner glass is well placed. Scanning paper feeder is working nice. in the 2 days usage, I never had a jam. It seems to do the job properly. I had the printer installed in a farther corner of the office (reasonably away from wifi router) and it was able to connect without issues.

    Phone app interface is really easy to use and working fairly fine. I have all the HP printers linked and I can monitor them all. It even alerts about low paper before you run out.

    Back to Instant Ink, HP is offering the starting program for about $3 a month for 50 pages with unused rollover up to 100 pages. After that you pay about $1 per 10 pages when you go over. All that while offering high (HP original) Ink and after sale support in case the cartridge have issues (it happened once in the 3 years).

    HP offers free 24 months of mobile fax with this Envy Pro 6455. It might be something some people like to have. I tried to mess around it and it looks like you can only send faxes but can't receive. It would definitely be more useful if it works both ways. Any way, it is a service that you might need one day. Some institutes still use fax only to send documents...

    I would recommend this for daily usage. Good for printing small to average quantity of pages daily. Good and fast WiFi link connection. Fast scanning to computer and relatively quite printing.

    Fashionable lights and minimalist control (LCD would be better).

    Jun 28, 2020 17:18
  • Review by ThikDee, 10 out of 10
    An Amazing All In One Wireless Printer

    Great All In One Printer for my everyday use, since the pandemic I started school online and was looking for a great printer to meet all of my needs. I must say my HP Envy Pro 6455 is the best purchase I’ve mad so far. I also love the fact that it's wireless and have an HP ink program that let's me know when I need to order more ink and I get it delivered right to my front door.

    Oct 16, 2021 11:15
  • Review by vortex0007, 8 out of 10
    Like the box says... great for everyday printing.

    The hardest part about the unboxing and setup of the the HP Envy 6455e All-in-One printer is getting the ink cartridges added. I’m use to the HP OfficeJet Pro lineup which use a long thin ink cartridge, usually one cartridge per color, instead of the Envy’s two short fat cartridges. On the ink cartridge holder, there’s a plastic flap that you lift while you awkwardly angle and push in the two cartridges until they kind of snap into place, at which point the plastic lid slides down creating a type of cradle to keep them in place. If you can get this part correct, the rest of the product is a breeze to setup.

    The Envy is the first printer I’ve had in twenty-five years that does not come with a display screen. The Envy uses a smart control panel where buttons appear only when needed. This technology didn’t work all that well during the initial setup process, specifically during the printer alignment step. During this phase of setup a page is printed then needs to be scanned. Pressing the scan button that lit up did nothing. Eventually the printer hit some type of internal timeout and the button flashed a couple of times, I pressed the scan button a couple more times and eventually the printer figured out how to scan the document and complete the alignment setup process. Post setup, a firmware update was installed and no similar problems have occurred so make sure you get that firmware update installed.

    Adobe released the 2020 Coloring Book the day before the printer arrived so I downloaded this 72-page 800MB PDF from Adobe: https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/discover/article/adobe-coloring-book-2020. Printing this thing two-sided on HP’s premium photo paper would be a great test case for the Envy.

    I started by trying to print a single page from the Coloring Book and the result was an 8.5 X 11 full page of solid black ink. It was not what I was hoping for, but this accident illustrated that the Envy is not all that great when it comes to large solid black prints, as the printer suffers from banding see Image number 1 included.

    Image number 2 of a three-eyed woman was printed on an HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw using the same paper used with the Envy. Notice the black sky is solid black with no banding. Looking at the same image printed with the Envy in image number 3, the banding presents heavily in the sky, but the remainder of the document looks crisp.

    Image number 4 of the mermaids is the LaserJet, Image number 5 is the Envy. They are almost identical and the Envy does great with small patches of black. The bottom line here is that the Envy is great for everyday printing, but is not a printer I would turn to if you plan to print photos.

    Note that the images you are seeing here were printed, then scanned using the Envy’s automatic document feeder and the HP Smart App for macOS with the default resolution of 300dpi

    Print quality aside, the double-sided printing feature had the 72 page coloring book printed in around 15 minutes. Approximately 4 minutes of that total time was the printer giving the ink about 6-8 seconds to dry before pulling the page back over to flip on the other side. It’s not the fastest printer around but I’ll take quality of printing over speed any day of the week.

    Without an LCD to display warning and errors, the printer comes with a speaker that emits all kinds of musical chimes to alert you to activity including inserting or removing paper into the 35-page automatic document feeder (ADF). The ADF is not particularly fast or slow but worked well and the speaker emits loud enough sounds to get my attention when necessary.

    The last area I’ll comment on is HP Plus. HP’s subscription service to assist with automatic ink cartridges when necessary. The day after printing the 72-page coloring book, the single black page, and nothing else, I opened up the HP Smart App (version 12.6.2 (552) from my macOS and the app displayed a warning that the ink levels are low. Closing the app, rebooting the macOS and then re-opening the HP Smart app results in no warning sign about the ink levels, but Image 5 shows you the current estimated ink levels. I’m feeling ignorant as I’m not sure why printing 73 pages of black results in the color ink cartridges being used at all, but it will be interesting to see when this printer actually triggers a new cartridge to be ordered. If you do sign up for HP Plus, HP indicates that the ink cartridges you receive will include MORE ink than what you get by going to a retailer, and I hope more ink than what comes in the box as the starter set of ink.

    Apr 19, 2021 12:12
  • Review by PhillipB, 10 out of 10
    Great simple multifunction printer.

    Easy to use. Easy to setup.

    This multifunction printer is great for home use.

    Ink install was easy. Just follow the program steps and you are set.

    Setup on Android Pixel 3XL was a snap. Setup on my kids chrome books was easy.

    The 6 months of HP+ required me to enter my payment info. Ok. Was not too fond of that but at least it will cover me for 6 months. Fyi I have another printer enrolled in HP+ and they just sent me ink for that other printer. I did not have to do anything. Pretty nice. And it was within my 6 months so it was free. Nice.

    HP did finally hear my complaint which was to fix their software bugs. I just got an update on Android and it looks like the interface is much better and remembers my phone or kids chromebook when updates occur and does not make it a pain to look for the printer again and again. So thanks HP.

    The printer itself is sleek. It has a nice LED light and has a modern look.

    Print quality it decent for an ink jet. Based on size of inkjet cartridges you will go through ink cartridge pretty fast so be aware of this as part of your consideration.

    Based on what I have seen, I would recommend this product for simple home use. Hope HP keeps up with their software interface.

    Only con was that my first print out the paper jammed. It might have been operator error. After I cleared it I printed out several other items and no jam.

    Apr 17, 2021 17:08
  • 8.2score
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    HP
    HP - OfficeJet Pro 6230 Wireless ePrinter - Black
    Description

    Make high-quality, eye-catching business materials with this HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 oj pro 6230 ePrinter, which features automatic 2-sided printing, so you can create vibrant duplex prints. The built-in Wi-Fi enables versatile mobile printing options.

    17 Features
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • Fast print speeds up to 18 ISO ppm* in black, up to 10 ISO ppm* in color: Create the 1st black-and-white page out in as little as 14 sec.* and the 1st color page out in as little as 17 sec.* to generate documents rapidly.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n): Enables you to print wirelessly from select Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices. The built-in Ethernet LAN facilitates direct wired connection to your existing home or office network.
  • Color and black-and-white resolution up to 600 x 1200 dpi: Produces clear, vibrant images.
  • HP ePrint technology: Along with Apple® AirPrint allows you to print documents and more when you're on the go from virtually anywhere using a compatible Internet-connected mobile device.
  • Borderless printing up to 8.5" x 11": Lets you print documents without borders to show more detail.
  • HP pigment inks: Let you create vibrant, durable prints that last and look professional. Optional high-yield individual ink cartridges (not included) are ideal for frequent printing.
  • Prints on a variety of media: Including plain paper, photo paper, matte brochure paper, presentation paper and more for flexibility.
  • HP Instant Ink Compatible: Save up to 50% on Ink with Instant Ink
  • Automatic 2-sided printing: Enables you to produce professional duplex documents and borderless color brochures.
  • Control panel: Includes power, cancel, resume, information, wireless, Wi-Fi Direct, ePrint and media size buttons and ink color for K, M, C and Y, resume, wireless, Wi-Fi Direct, ePrint and media size LEDs for simple operation.
  • 225-sheet input tray: Handles large print jobs and lets you reload the paper tray less frequently.
  • USB 2.0 port: For simple connection to your computer.
  • PC system requirements: Windows 7, 8 or 8.1: 1.0GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor; 2GB hard drive; Internet Explorer; CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet; USB port. Windows Vista: 800MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • Additional PC system requirements include: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only): Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233MHz compatible processor; 750MB hard drive; Internet Explorer 6; CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet; USB port.
  • Mac system requirements: OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Mavericks; 1GB hard drive; Internet; USB port.
  • Dynamic Security: This printer uses dynamic security, which may be updated periodically by firmware updates. The printer is intended to be used solely with cartridges using only original HP electronic circuitry.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RPMBoss888, 8 out of 10
    Excellent printer

    The printer was easy to set up and easy to use. There are fewer individual ink shades to replace than my previous printer and it was cheaper to buy this new printer than it was to get a full ink replacement for the old printer. The wifi and email printing is great. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to figure out how to get it to turn itself on, or hold documents in queue, when I send something to it that I want printed. Also, it would be nice if the printed pages were deposited somewhere within the body of the printer. Because of pets and space, I cannot just leave the catch tray extended all the time. When I want to print wirelessly I still have to go to the printer, turn it on, and extend the tray.

    Sep 02, 2015 18:21
  • Review by NikkiBlue50, 8 out of 10
    Not What I Needed

    I'm sure this was a good printer, however I had to return it. I did not realize when I ordered it that it was an ePrinter and I needed a printer that would copy and scan. I've always had good luck with HP printers.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:42
  • Review by hello, 8 out of 10
    Works good

    It was a chore to get it set up on USB but it is working fine now that my son figured it out.

    Oct 04, 2021 07:48
  • Review by Wisdude, 10 out of 10
    Great home printer

    My previous hp deskjet printer died after 8 years of moderate home use. I bought an hp deskjet and returned it because of poor type quality. I replaced it with this model-the Officejet Pro 6230, and am very pleased with its performance. It prints envelopes and postcard-sized items very well and without jamming. The print quality is excellent. The in-text images and charts look great.

    The ink is expensive - about 40% more than my older model. I set the print to draft-black only for everyday use to stretch the ink a bit.

    I recommend this for a quality printer for home use.

    Mar 18, 2018 21:37
  • Review by Kboat, 8 out of 10
    Great value

    I just started graduate school and having a printer at home is amazing. After reading the reviews I was more than willing to give this one a try and has worked great! It prints quickly and clean. What else can you ask for other than reliability? This printer has it!

    Aug 19, 2015 07:30
  • Review by bellaB, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic for college students

    We actually have purchased this printer twice! It is great for the dorm room. The wifi and Bluetooth capabilities make it so easy for everyone to use the printer when needed. Our daughter liked it so much, we purchased this for our son to take to college as well.

    Jan 14, 2015 19:06
  • Review by ZeroDarkThirty, 8 out of 10
    Great printer for the college bound

    Great printer for the college bound child(ren), easy setup, good quality, nice that it has individual ink cartridges for those on a budget

    Aug 22, 2015 08:31
  • Review by rddandr, 8 out of 10
    Good everyday printer

    This printer works well, with no problems to speak of. Of course, I wish they didn't try to get me to buy HP ink cartridges every time I change cartridges, but I guess that's pretty standard procedure.

    Apr 18, 2018 17:40
  • 8.0score