HP A536 Compact Photo Printer Review
All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options.
For the extra $100 you'd pay for the HP A536, you're getting bluetooth connectivity, the ability to print 5 x 7 photos, and a smaller, more portable printer. Beyond that, though, the Epson stomps the HP A536 in terms of raw performance, but the added connectivity and media range might be enough for some people to lean towards the plucky little HP.
No contest here, as the HP A536 simply can't compete with the Epson PM 225 in terms of color performance. Even with a custom profile, the PM 225 is just too accurate to compare with the HP A536.
The PM 225 also handles detail preservation much more admirably than does the HP A536, producing finer lines and more even color gradients.
Considering the fact that the PM 225 has one of the best dMax measures we've ever recorded, it's no surprise that the HP A536 falls short at 2.11. It simply can't handle the same range of contrast as the PM 225 can.
Color Gamut Comparison
While the HP A536's measured 60+% of the Adobe RGB color gamut isn't half bad, the Epson's recorded range is truly amazing, and among the best ever tested at Printerinfo.com.
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