Summary: The cd that came with it did not include windows 7 operating system and I had to call tech and they had to help install. I have one scrapbook program that it would not work right with and after contacting them it is not the program and they told me to reinstall the printer which I can not do with cd...
Summary: This is a good printer for the amateur photographer who enjoys printing an occasional odd size picture and more of the smaller ones. I can see were a professional or a more demanding photo bug would be frustrated with the speed and print quality.
Great photos.... but ignore the low ink warnings!!!
H. Reid, Amazon
16 May 2011
Summary: I've had this HP Photosmart B8550 Inkjet Photo Printer for a few years now and am happy with it. I got it because I wanted to play around with printing my own photos -- do some editing in Photoshop; print; compare to unedited print; tinker some more with color settings etc; reprint; etc etc.
Summary: This printer meets my expectations. I bought for its wide format to replace another more expensive wide format printer. It is faster and the quality of output is close to a 9 cartridge printer. It does lack wireless capability however.
Summary: I bought this printer when I was in the market for a wide format printer for my scrapbooking projects. It was extremely easy to set-up and use especially since I have had other photosmart printers in the past. The only negative thing is that it is a little noisy and it seems to eat up ink.
Summary: I needed a printer for 11x17 AutoCAD prints, so I got this one. For that purpose it was just fine. The photo color tends to be darker and dull, not as bright as my photo premium all-in-one printer. Don't know how to adjust it.
Summary: I bought this printer to produce photos and it does this very well. I have not as yet used it to print any large photos however the photos that I have printed on this printer are very very good. The largest I have printed is 8 X 11.
Summary: I love the printer but wasted a lot of glossy photo paper and ink trying to get it to print a good quality photo when it was first set up. I finally was able to get the quality I wanted by changing the paper type even through it did not match the paper type I was using.
Summary: I bought this printer for photo printing and it does a very good job - good enough for prefessional work and gallery displays as long as you don't need super punchy colors. The prints are archival if you use HP inks and paper (which are both very goood and reasonably priced).