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HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI

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Bullet Points HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI
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  • - Home & office 9600 x 2400 DPI
  • - Inkjet
  • - Printing colours: Cyan, Magenta, Photo black, Yellow
  • - 6.1 cm (2.4") LCD
  • - USB port
Warranty: Standard one-year limited hardwareWarranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements.
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HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI:
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The HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer series is designed for family photographers looking for the best of both worlds: the freedom to print photos as large as A3+ and the versatility to be able to produce fast everyday documents from the same machine.


- Expand your horizons and print beautiful photos in a wide range of sizes from 10 x 15 cm right up to A3+ enlargements – perfect for framing. Print posters, calendars and other creative projects too, as well as A3 design layouts and spreadsheets.

- Enjoy real flexibility with this easy-to-use printer. Print photos direct from memory card using the built-in colour display. Get fast document printing at up to 33 ppm black, 31 ppm colour, and better web pages with HP Smart Web Printing.

- Five individual HP Vivera inks mean you only ever have to replace the cartridges that run out. Four inks deliver lab-quality photos; pigment-based black ink is perfect for crisp, sharp text. Optional high-capacity XL ink cartridges available.

Short summary description HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI:
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HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer, Inkjet, 9600 x 2400 DPI, Direct printing

Long summary description HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI:
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HP Photosmart B8550 Photo Printer. Print technology: Inkjet, Maximum resolution: 9600 x 2400 DPI. Direct printing

Print technology *
Maximum resolution *
9600 x 2400 DPI
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter)
33, 32
Print speed (colour, draft quality, A4/US Letter)
31 ppm
Print head nozzles
Print speed (colour photo, draft quality)
31 ppm
Print speed (colour, best quality, A4)
0.4 ppm
Market positioning *
Home & office
Printing colours
Cyan, Magenta, Photo black, Yellow
Display diagonal
6.1 cm (2.4")
Electromagnetic compatibility
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 2 and Part 15, Class B [USA]; CISPR 22:2005 [International]; ANSI 63.4-2003 [USA]; CAN/CSA–CISPR 22:02 [Canada]; EN 55022:2006, Class B [European Union]; EN 61000-3-2:2006 [European Union]; EN 61000-3-3:1995 +A1:2001 +A2:2005 [European Union]; AS/NZS CISPR 22:2004 [Australia and New Zealand], Class B; CNS 13438 [Taiwan]; EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 [European Union], VCCI (Japan)
IEC 60950-1 First Edition (2001), national derivatives, associated voluntary and mandatory certifications: China (CCC), Russia (GOST), Taiwan (BSMI), Mexico (NOM), USA (CSA NRTL), Canada (CSA)
Input & output capacity
Total input capacity
125 sheets
Total output capacity
50 sheets
Standard output capacity for transparencies
25 sheets
Maximum input capacity
125 sheets
Maximum input capacity for transparencies
25 sheets
Maximum input capacity for cards
Maximum input capacity for envelopes
Up to 15
Maximum input capacity for labels
Up to 25
Maximum output capacity
50 sheets
Maximum paper trays
1 plus automated 10 x 15 cm photo tray
Paper handling
Paper tray media types
Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9)
A3, A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9)
B5, B6, B7
Non-ISO print media sizes
Index card
Custom media sizes
Main Tray: 89 x 127 mm to 216 x 1118 mm, Photo Tray: 89 x 127 mm to 100 x 150 mm
Duplex print options
Manual (driver support provided)
Paper handling
125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray, 50-sheet output tray
Recommended media weight
Main Tray: 60 - 252 Pho- Tray: 200 - 252
Standard media sizes
A3 (297 x 420 mm), A3+ (330 x 482 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), B6 (125 x 178 mm), B7 (88 x 125 mm), C5 (162 x 229 mm, C6 (114 x 162 mm), JIS B5 (182 x 257 mm), JIS B6 (128 x 182 mm), JIS B7 (91 x 128 mm), 2L; Photo Tray: 100 x 148 mm, 10 x 15 cm, A6 (105 x 148 mm), B6 (125 x 178 mm), B7 (88 x 125 mm), JIS B6 (128 x 182 mm), JIS B7 (91 x 128 mm), C6 (114 x 162 mm)
Recommended media
HP Advanced Photo Paper
Paper handling standard/input
125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray
Ports & interfaces
Direct printing *
PictBridge *
USB port *
USB 2.0 ports quantity
I/O ports
1 USB, 1 PictBridge, 3 Memory card slots
Export file formats
Internal memory
128 MB
Compatible memory cards
CF, MS Duo, xD
Sound pressure level (printing)
54 dB
Power consumption (printing) *
12.28 W
Power consumption (standby)
2.9 W
Power consumption (off)
0.4 W
Acoustic power emissions
6.7 B(A) (active/printing)
System requirements
Minimum system requirements
Windows Vista: 1 GHz 32- or 64-bit processor, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5; Windows Vista Home: 512 MB RAM, other Windows Vista: 1 GB RAM, 1.5 GB HD free space, CD-ROM, Internet Explorer 6, USB; Microsoft Windows XP (SP1), XP Professional (SP1), Professional x64 (SP1) editions: 1 GHz 32- or 64-bit processor, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5, 512 MB RAM, 800 MB HD, CD-ROM drive, Internet Explorer 6, USB, Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core processor, 256 MB RAM, 500 MB HD, CD-ROM drive, USB
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 °C
Operating temperature (T-T)
59 - 90 °F
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
15 - 80%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
15 - 32 °C
Sustainability certificates
Weight & dimensions
7.6 kg
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)
580 x 427 x 181 mm
Packaging data
Bundled software
HP Photosmart Essential Software: ArcSoft Creative Project Templates for scrapbooking, photo albums, greeting cards and more.
Package weight
10.9 kg
Logistics data
Master (outer) cases per pallet
3 pc(s)
Layers per pallet
8 pc(s)
Products per pallet
24 pc(s)
Products per pallet (EU)
16 pc(s)
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
580 x 389 x 181 mm
Power requirements
Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Mac compatibility
Acoustic pressure emissions
54 dB
Compatible ink types, supplies
Dye-based (photo black, colour), pigment-based (black)
Control panel
6.1 cm colour graphics display; 15 buttons (On; Previous; Photosmart Express; OK; Red Eye Removal; Setup; Help; Zoom +; Zoom -; Left arrow, Right arrow, Up arrow, down arrow; Cancel). 4 LEDs (On LED; Memory Card Slot LED; Red Eye Removal LED; Attention LED).
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
677 x 487 x 277 mm
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H)
1016 x 1219.2 x 2353 mm
Power supply type
External 50 watt AC adapter
Print quality (black, best quality)
1200 x 1200 DPI
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy
+/- 0.1524 mm
Standard input trays
1 plus automated 10 x 15 cm photo tray
Technical features
Versatile photo and document printing up to A3+.
Paper handling standard/output
50-sheet output tray
Compatible operating systems
Windows Vista; Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP1), XP Professional (SP1), XP Professional x64 (SP1), XP Professional x64 (SP2); Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5
Automatic paper sensor
Camera phone
Direct photo printing from camera phones with the optional HP bt500 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter
Exifprint supported
Yes, Version 2.2
Maximum input capacity (photo paper)
40 sheets
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs
60 sheets
Maximum print length (imperial)
44 in
Maximum print length
1117 m
Media handling
Media size (tray 1)
A3, A4, A5, A6, B5, B7, C5, C6, 76 x 127 to 330 x 483 mm
Media sizes supported (imperial)
Main Tray: Letter, legal, tabloid, executive, 4 x 6 in, 4 x 12 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, 11 x 14 in, 12 x 12 in, B, 11 x 17 in, B+, 13 x 19 in, No. 10 envelopes; Photo Tray: 3.5 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in
Media weights by paper path
Main Tray: 60 to 252 g/m2; Photo Tray: 200 to 252 g/m2
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
486.9 x 277.1 x 676.9 mm (19.2 x 10.9 x 26.6")
Package weight (imperial)
10.9 kg (24 lbs)
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial)
1016 x 1219.2 x 2352.8 mm (40 x 48 x 92.6")
Photo proofsheets supported
Print head
One integreated printhead assembly - designed to last the life of the printer. User installable and replacable.
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD)
58 cm (22.8")
Recommended media weight (imperial)
16 to 24 lb Bond
Size (imperial)
58 cm (22.8")
+/- 0.003 in
Standard output capacity for cards
Up to 25 cards
SureSupply supported
Video action printing supported
Vivera inks supported
Weight (imperial)
16.7 lb
Wireless option type
Optional, enabled with purchase of a hardware accessory
JetDirect Compatible Products
Network ready
Fade-resistance (archivability, dye ink)
50 year(s)
Maximum output capacity (photo paper)
25 sheets
Maximum output capacity for labels
25 sheets
Maximum output capacity for transparencies
25 sheets
Page yield identifier
Pallet size (EU)
800 x 1200 x 2360 mm
Print speed (colour, draft quality, letter)
< 31 ppm
Skew (transparency)
+/- 0.003 in
Standard input capacity for legal
125 sheets
Standard input capacity for cards
Up to 40 cards
Standard input capacity for transparencies
Up to 40 sheets
Standard output capacity for labels
25 sheets
Standard output capacity for legal
50 sheets
Wireless technology
Bluetooth (optional)
Color printing
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2013-12-25 01:32:17
Uk has collected 14 expert reviews for HP Photosmart B8550 photo printer Inkjet 9600 x 2400 DPI and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2013-12-25 01:31:58
Product Code: CB981B#BEV In the context of A3 photo printers, the HP Photosmart B8550 is almost a budget model, with an RRP of just £265. Does it have budget output though? Our tests suggest not - with crisp prints making the most of the machines fi...
Bottom line At this price and with these features, the HP Photosmart B8550 is aimed squarely at everyday consumers – holiday snappers and poster makers – rather than at enthusiastic creatives. But with budgets squeezed hard for everyone, it wouldn’t...
2013-12-25 01:31:58
Price is, indeed, relative. Buying one of the ubiquitous all-in-one ‘photo quality’ printers that are a staple at Staples will still leave you with change out of 50 quid for chips on the way home – but you can pay between £500 and £700 for a great A3+...
Good Built-in LCD screen, memory card slots, light and portable, vivid and vibrant prints...
Bad Flimsy build, poorer quality output, clunky media trays...
2013-12-25 01:31:58
If you are looking to print large photos and still have the capability to use the printer as an everyday one, then HPs B8550 is worth a second look, as it blends the features of a large format photo printer with the everyday usability of a standard i...
2013-12-25 01:32:08
HPs new, clinical-looking B8550 doesnt take up much more desk space than an A4 printer. Much of the Photosmart Pros compactness is the result of its paper-handing mechanism. Rather than use a rear paper feed, a cassette slots into the base of the...
2013-12-25 01:32:00
HP has an interesting offering with the Photosmart B8550. Ideally suited to mixed use with text and photos, it is a good solution for someone looking for a single printer for all uses. The 13x19” size will appeal to many, especially scrapbook aficionad...
2013-12-25 01:32:02
The first thing I noticed about this HP printer was its overall sleek design, making it appear as if it had been designed by Apple rather than in a former Soviet Bloc tank factory. Looks aside, the HP Photosmart B8550 offers features such as dual...
Good Dual paper trays; low price...
2013-12-25 01:32:11
We are not fans of the 4x6 print. A card full of images and a 4x6 printer make us wish we had a lawn to mow. You know, get out in the sunshine and get some exercise. Making a stack of 4x6 prints strikes us a drudgery. C O N T E N T S The Big Home Prin...
Bottom line The exciting thing about the lightweight, compact HP B8550 13x19 printer is that it makes large prints a reality in your home or small office for just $300 (and probably a good deal less once it hits the street). It makes compromises to get there, but...
2013-12-25 01:32:16
The new sweet spot for printer sizes appears to be 13x19, or A3+/Super B. Large enough to print 11x14 photos, while still fitting on the average desktop, these printers offer much more versatility than a letter size model does. It also opens up the p...
Bottom line HP Photosmart B8550 Review Review Date: January 12th 2009Author: Jon Canfield Leave a comment about this Review Introduction The new sweet spot for printer sizes appears to be 13x19, or A3+/Super B. Large enough to print 11x14 photos, while still fitt...
2013-12-25 01:32:16
A general purpose A3+ printer may not be that mainstream, but there are enough people who need prints larger than A4 to make it a worthwhile inclusion in most manufacturer's ranges. HP has just revamped its models and come up with a strikingly designed pr...
2013-12-25 01:32:17
REVIEW HPs on a roll with its high-end photo printers—the models designed to print at up to supertabloid size (13 by 19 inches). The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer and the somewhat-less-expensive HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer were bot...