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HP A646 Compact Photo Printer Review

A small printer that can handle most of your on-the-fly photo printing needs with notably good performance.

December 08, 2011

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On-Printer Controls

Aside from the power button, the majority of the on-printer controls are accessed through the resistive touch screen. To this end, the HP Photosmart A646 has a plastic stylus to enable users to tap the screen without much frustration due to the size of their fingertips versus the small size of the LCD.

On-Printer Display

Located on the top of the HP Photosmart A646 is the rather large (for its size) resistive LCD touchscreen. This alson doubles as your main interface with the printer outside of a computer should you elect to use it. Using the stylus included with the printer, you can tap through different visually unappealing menus and settings.

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On-Printer Menus

The touch menus of the HP Photosmart A646 are easy to navigate with the stylus, and they are somewhat more visually appealing than what we've seen on other models of compact printers. The level of control over printer functions is adequate, but not terribly expansive.

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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 A536 Comparison
  14. Epson PM 225 Comparison
  15. Polaroid Z340 Comparison
  16. Conclusion

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