Summary: This compact printer is perfect for someone who wants hard copies of all those digital pictures you take. It can access pictures from various sizes of memory cards so there's no need to attach to a computer. The one problem I found with this printer-- and every other compact printer I've tried-- is that it tends to cut off the very top portion of your original photos.
Summary: I've had this printer for about 1 year and am completely satisfied. I don't understand why there are so many HP models similar to the A717 with such wide price differences. The A717 appears to be the cheapest but it doesn't lack any features that I want. I'm now shopping for 2 more for Christmas presents.
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1 February 2012
Summary: I purchased this printer in November of 2011. The printer was manufactured in October 2006 and (now I find out) discontinued within 6 months of release according to HP. The printer will not print yellow and per HP support is no longer supported a total loss. In fact, the HP support rep actually said the printer was 1500 days out of warranty! I was sold a very old product without my knowledge.
Summary: Worst photo printer I've ever owned. Color quality is poor. Ink does not last long either for printing photos or sitting idle because the ink dries out. Have had numerous problems with mysterious errors that require power cycling the unit to get it to work again. I would avoid this if you want a plug and play printer that prints reliably and produces crisp results.
Summary: I originally wrote this for "HP Photosmart A717 Compacat Photo Printer", which is the same thing, so I'm reposting it. I've mostly limited my pictures to digital copies for the past few years, but after receiving this as a gift for Christmas I have once again fallen in love with photographs. The A717 can read your photos from all the common storage media or from your computer. It can even connect wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices!
Excerpt: "HP are well known for their enhancements in technology as well as the automotive industry, they are one of the leading companies for electronics such as personal computers, notebook computers, servers, network management software, printers, digital cameras, calculators as well as other technology related products. HP's image and printing group (IPG) is "the leading imaging and printing systems provider in the world for printer hardware, printing ...
Pros: Uses (TIJ), no warm - up cycle, cost effective,
Summary: La comodità di scattare foto con la macchina digitale è insita nella velocità con cui si possono controllare le foto e verificarne la bellezza o la qualità, per poterle conservare sul pc, trasferirle ad amici o metterle nei siti. Io però sono per le cose tradizionali e mi piace molto vedere una foto su carta e conservarla alla vecchia maniera, diciamo così.