That said, I had a wonderful Mother's Day. My little goose and Gary got me a new photo printer. I had an HP printer similar to the one below. Gary got it as a surprise for me when I returned home from China a few summers ago.
The old one was similar to this:
Anyway, when we went to get a new one (he surprised me by bringing me to the store and telling me what we were there to get...), Best Buy only had one small one. It was $99 dollars. There were several things I didn't like about it. First, you the paper you had to use had perforated edges that you had to fold and tear after the picture was printed. Not so bad if you only print one picture, but say you print 100... a little annoying. Also, it was a tri-color printing system, which most are (either RGB or CMYK), but it printed the whole picture yellow, sucked it back in and laid down the red, sucked it back in and laid down the blue, to complete the picture. Then, the pictures didn't even look good! We used our own camera card to test the printers and look at quality.So a small printer was out.
At first I was disappointed, but we ended up with a whole new printer.
This is the new one:
Other features include:
Prints up to 33 ppm* in black, up to 32 ppm* in color
To generate documents quickly. Create a photo-quality print in as little as 16 seconds.*
Prints, copies and scans for convenience.
HP ePrint: Print Anywhere, Anytime from Any Mobile Device
Print photos and documents on your HP Photosmart printer with ePrint by emailing them from your mobile device or any Internet-connected computer.
Network-ready via 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
For a wireless connection to multiple computers on your existing network.
Color resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi optimized (up to 600 x 600 dpi black)
To produce clear, vibrant images.
4.3" touch-screen display
With a TouchSmart control panel allows you to view documents and photos prior to printing.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard formats (media not included).
Up to 8.5" x 11" borderless printing
Print without borders to show more detail.
Copies up to 33 cpm* in black and up to 32 cpm* in color
To generate copies quickly.
Copy resolution up to 1200 optimized dpi in black or color
For clear, clean copies.
*Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.
Flatbed scanner with 48-bit depth and 8.5" x 11.7" maximum scan size
Plus a scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi (up to 1200 dpi optical) to reproduce exact colors and large documents.
USB 2.0 connectivity
For simple connection to your computer.
- Direct printing
With a compatible digital camera (media card required).