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.
Both are affordable printers that have their bright spots, but if connectivity is important to you, or if you require flexibility in printable media, take the HP Photosmart A646. Though the Epson blows every other printer away that we've reviewed so far in terms of performance, it can only do so on 4 x 6 prints. That's it. The HP Photosmart A646 on the other hand, can print from a smartphone, computer, or media card, and can also do 5 x 7 prints if need be.
Both printers have very accurate colors, and nigh-identical scores in this regard.
While neither printer impresses here, the Epson PM 225 manages to maintain a better level of detail than the HP Photosmart A646, maintaining a more even color gradient than the Photosmart A646.
Though the HP Photosmart A646's dMax measure is impressive, the Epson trounces almost every other printer we've ever had in this regard, so it's no surprise that it scores higher here.
Color Gamut Comparison
Despite the HP Photosmart A646's impressively massive color gamut, the PM 225 outshines the HP Photosmart A646 again, measuring in with a 75%+ recreation of the Adobe RGB color gamut.
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