Conclusion: The HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer is faster than most ink jets for business applications and offers excellent photo quality with eight-color printing. Kiosk-style features for direct printing let you preview pictures on the 2.5-inch color LCD, crop them, remove red-eye, sharpen images, and more.
Pros: Excellent photo output. LCD for previewing photos. Kiosk-style direct-print features include cropping, sharpening, and more. Ethernet connection.
Cons: Graphics show banding in default mode. Plain-paper pages with nearly full coverage tend to curl.
Summary: The HP Photosmart 8450 is a very easy to use and well-made 8-colour inkjet printer that delivers great image quality, producing fantastic colour and black and white prints straight out of the box. HP's ICC profiles seem to be extremely accurate - there is no need to spend endless amounts of time or money on profiling to obtain accurate prints with the HP Photosmart 8450 (at least on HP's own range of papers).