any1 own a hp photosmart printer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

    i was thinking of geting the hp 7150. is its ink efficient and stuff? thanks. any info would help.
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    I've got the 7350. Impressive printouts, but the only downfall is the photo printing. You can't do boarderless prints on it.
    Ink efficiency all depends on the quality of the printouts that you set. If you print a lot of photos or pictures, the colour cartridge will finish fairly quickly.

    I think it's always best if you change the default settings to 'economy' mode when printing all the everyday stuff like school work, and 'normal' quality when it comes to printing important documents. This would save a bit of ink for you.

    Edit: One thing I forgot to mention is that with the HP 7000 series printers, there seems to be two settings that can change the quality of the prints. One is the 'economy; normal; best' modes and then there's this other one which determines how 'fast' the ink on the printouts should 'dry' - 'short' or 'long'?
    This basically means that for faster drying time there will be less ink used when priniting.
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    i agree. i suggest to everyone that they go into their printing prefs and set the defaults to economy and grayscale.

    i have a 3820 and i haven't really seen anything wrong with it's photo-quality printing, even compared to my ex's photosmart 7150. but one thing the photosmarts have is they can use a special ink which will last a lot longer before fading.