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.
For simplicity's sake, the compact HP Photosmart A646 uses only one CMY ink cartridge that can give you an estimated (by HP) 55 4" x 6" prints for a price of $23.99USD. Be wary that because there are no individual color cartridges, you are prone to see one color dry up faster than the others, making your pictures look quite bad. Replacing and installing the cartridge is easy enough, though.
Because of its diminutive size and limited functionality, the HP Photosmart A646 can handle only 4" x 6" or 5" x 7" prints. Still, when you look at competitive compact photo printers, most don't seem to be able to handle 5" x 7" prints, so the HP Photosmart A646 has that over similar models. Still, poor scoring here.
When you start opening up the HP Photosmart A646 to start printing, the back door that pops open in the back is the paper tray. It can't hold much more than 15 sheets, but it's a compact printer; high volume in anything isn't its forte.
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