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HP A536 Compact Photo Printer Review

All things considered, the HP A536 is a fairly average printer with not-so-average printing options.

December 08, 2011
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Front

Front Tour Image

Sides

Sides Tour Image
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Back

Back Tour Image

Ink Cartridges

Much like its younger brother, the A646, the HP A536 uses the HP 110 CMYK cartridge. though the included cartridge lasted about 35 prints in the lab, you can buy higher-capacity cartridges online or at your local retailer for about $25+. The cartridge itself is easy to prepare and load, all you have to do is place it in the housing behind the ink door.

Ink Photo

In the Box

As well as the printer itself, you get:

One HP 110 ink cartridge,

One pakgage of HP 5x7 photo paper,

A power cable,

Assorted documentation

Not included in the packaging for the HP A536 is a type A to type B USB cable, needed for communication to the printer via computer. In addition, there is no driver disc. Instead, your drivers will be installed when you plug the printer into the computer via USB connection, which is quite convenient.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Performance
  4. Print Speed
  5. Color Performance
  6. Detail Performance
  7. Usability
  8. Controls
  9. Connectivity
  10. Setup & Software
  11. Inks & Media
  12. Samples
  13. HP Photosmart A646 Comparison
  14. Epson PM 225 Comparison
  15. Polaroid Z340 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
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