HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer Review

by Annie Enriquez - writer

HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web all-in-one printer is a color inkjet multifunction printer that has the ability to access Web-based applications for viewing and printing. It is easy to set up and produces quality graphic, photo and text output. It has a touch screen control panel allowing you to work easily on your printer without switching on your PC and a variety of connectivity from USB, Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth. It also has an automatic duplexer allowing you to save time and paper while printing. It is good for home, school and internal business use.

HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web all-in-one printer has 4.3 inch, color LCD with a touch screen control panel allowing you to work through the menus much easier. It has well – designed menus that are easy to understand making your navigation a lot of easier. Its 15 Web – based apps functions instantly start working once your machine is directly connected to a network with internet access. It works well as a standalone fax and copier and it allows you to print, scan and fax from a PC even over your network. It provides an easy to use scanning and sending email options from its front panel through your PCs email program and it also prints and scans from your USB key.

Photosmart Premium TouchSmart allows you to print directly from your camera and memory cards from a PictBridge socket. You can preview photos for printing through its 4.3 inch color LCD and lacks an automatic document feeder that limits its use in an office.

The HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web all-in-one printer is a traditional inkjet multi function printer that includes a 100 – sheet input tray and a 20 – sheet photo tray as well as a 50 – sheet output tray and features an automatic duplexer. Print speed is 33 ppm for text and 32 ppm for graphic on draft mode. It has an average speed producing 8 ppm for black and 3.7 ppm for color. Print quality is fair and smooth as well and typical for home use and small office business purposes. It has 5 cartridges for cyan, yellow, magenta, black and photo black and ink costs are on the average.

Web – based apps includes Weather and News, Google Maps and Snapfish. It also has quick forms allowing you to print notebook paper, graph paper, calendar, fax cover sheets and a lot more. Its web functions are limited because you can only use them when your printer is connected to a network. Another thing that makes the web functions limiting is they are easily accessible on the net find once you start browsing on your PC. Another big disappointment is you cannot preview what you are printing when you decide to print them.

Overall, Photosmart Premium TouchSmart is a good printer that produces good quality printouts. Its web – based applications shows some potential but due to their limitations does not make the printer appealing to buy, if it is the only reason that makes it saleable. It is pricey than other printers of its league. The printer still has a long way to go and more room to develop. Other than being limited with occasional errors in its functionality, most users who obtained the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web all-in-one printer are happy with their purchase because of its ease of use, quality print output and web – apps.

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