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Brand: HP
Located in: All-In-One / Multifuntion Printers
Need one printer for everything from photo enlargements to 12 x 12" scrapbook pages to documents? Check out our Photosmart B8550. It lets you print excellent-quality photos in a wide range of sizes all the way up to 13 x 19" plus documents.

Easy and flexible

  • Print photos in a variety of sizes, from 4 x 6" to 13 x 19"
  • Review and enhance on the 2.4" color display
  • Print without a PC just insert a compatible memory card, or print straight from a PictBridge-enabled camera
  • Take the guesswork out of your printing with our Auto Sense technology1

High quality, affordable costs

  • Get consistently excellent results with our new five-ink printing system
  • Skip the photo lab and enjoy the convenience of printing enlargements at home
  • Save money by replacing only the individual cartridges that run out
  • Enhance details with HP dual-drop technology, which produces extremely small ink drops
  • Print lab-quality photos that last for generations2 when you use HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Get instantly dry, smudge-resistant photos when you use HP Vivera ink and HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Print documents for archiving for decades without fading when you use HP Vivera pigment black ink3

Peace of mind

  • Protect your investment with the one-year limited warranty plus our Total Care advice and support
  • Get questions answered toll-free, 24 x 7, or via e-mail in as little time as an hour at
  • Get exclusive offers and discounts on supplies and get free next-day shipping with "My Print Rewards"

1. When using HP Advanced Photo Paper.
2. Display-permanence rating by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. or HP Image Permanence Lab.
3. Based on paper-industry predictions for acid-free papers; colorant stability data at room temperature based on similar tested per ISO 11798 and ISO 18909.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
Excellent Value 5 STARS
By MathisdeliciousStaff Reviewer from From HP's Site on 2/11/2010
Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about HP HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer:

"Congrats to HP for delivering the best value in the large format photo inkjet printer segment. Picked up one of these on sale and am AMAZED with the outstanding photo quality for the price I paid. My large prints off this printer compete with several of my friends that have other well known brands of wide carrage printers costing many hundreds more. One of these friends just paid over a thousand dollars for a similar model from a competitor and this HP model prints just as nicely when you hold the output side-by-side. And this takes ink cartridges that I can find locally. My friends model takes twice as many cartridges and to add insult to injury he has to order them online (nobody locally stocks them). Couldn't be happier."

Very Pleased
By dcs3Staff Reviewer from From HP's site on 2/11/2010
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Semi Professional
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about HP HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer:

"I am an amateur photographer and I exhibit and sell my work locally. I purchased this printer about six months ago in order to print enlargments at home. The features are basic but in keeping with the price. The printer's performance is slightly inconsistent; occasionally I have to reprint due to visible lines on a print, or for no apparant reason the printer will use excessive ink. Otherwise the print quality, especially on Premium Plus paper, is impressive. I definitely save money printing at home compared to using labs that would give me a comparable result.

I did have to contact HP for help with installation, but their technicians were courteous and efficient, and we got the job done. Thank you, HP."

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