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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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Front

Front Tour Image

Sides

Sides Tour Image
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Back

Back Tour Image

Ink Cartridges

The HP Photosmart A646 uses the oft relied-upon HP 110 ink cartridge, used primarily for compact photo printer by HP. While the included cartridge lasted about 35 prints in the lab, you can buy cartidges at your local electronics store that have higher capacity for about $25 (or less online).

Ink Photo

In the Box

As well as the printer itself, the tote bag case of the HP Photosmart A646 contains:

A power cable.

An ink cartridge.

A few sheets of HP photo paper.

Assorted documentation

Though it's not exactly a conventional case, the packaging of the HP Photosmart A646 is actually a tote bag to carry around your new compact printer. This could be good for those times when you go to a gathering that absolutely needs photos printed right now.

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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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