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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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Setup & Manuals

Setup of the HP Photosmart A646 is very easy, minus missing the required cable. If you do have a type A to type B USB cable lying around, all you need to do is unpack the printer, plug it into the power source and computer, and install the software that pops up on your screen.

Drivers

Unsurprisingly, the drivers of the HP Photosmart A646 really don't offer much in the way of advanced control of your pictures, but that's really okay. You aren't going to be doing much other than printing 4x6 or 5x7 prints. Among the options that you can mess around with are layout, paper handling, and a couple (literally, 2) photo options.

LayoutFrom here, you can control the layout of the print jobs you send to the . The menu is fairly straightforward, and you don't need a linguistics degree to figure out exactly how to do what you want.

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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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