Summary: This printer is the ideal companion to a compact camera, for someone who only intends to produce postcard sized prints but might like occasionally to go up to the next size of 13x18cm. Cost per print is approximately 47 cents. The excellent Epson Picturemate ($330) in the small inkjet range.
Pros: The software is well thought out and easy to use. There is no real reason to avoid using a computer. In fact it is a lot easier to prepare images for printing on the PC than on the printer’s tiny LCD screen.
Cons: We had several instances of paper mishandling where the sheet failed to feed cleanly or two sheets went through together.
Summary: The HP Photosmart A716 is an attractive unit that will definitely appeal to someone who is looking at a home solution for reasonably cheap prints, but the black levels issues may deter those printing photos shot after dark.
Pros: Excellent quality daylight prints, good colour, reasonable cost per print, 4GB internal memory.