HP PhotoSmart 7260
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HP's PhotoSmart 7260 photo printer offers high-quality, convenient photo printing directly from your digital camera's memory card, or from your PC or Mac computer. With four built-in memory card slots, you can be guaranteed compatibility with virtually any camera--choose from CompactFlash (Type I and II), SmartMedia, Memory Sticks, Secure Digital, Multi Media Card and xD-Picture Card memory cards.
Print speeds are variable, depending on the speed/quality mode selected, but range from up to 10 ppm for black printing (Fast Draft mode) to approximately 114 seconds for a 4-by-6-inch photo print (Best mode). Print speeds are enhanced further with the addition of the optional HP no. 56 black print cartridge, which enables 6-ink color printing for optimal photo finish results.
The PhotoSmart 7260 handles a wide range of media types and sizes, and comes with a dedicated 24-sheet 4-by-6-inch photo paper tray plus a 100-sheet standard media input tray to easily handle all your everyday printing. The PhotoSmart 7260 comes with just about everything you'll need to get started (USB cable not included), and is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
HP PhotoSmart 7260 photo printer, HP no. 57 (C6657A) tri-color inkjet print cartridge, HP no. 58 (C6658A) photo inkjet print cartridge, power supply, basics guide, software on CD-ROM (PC and Mac), electronic documentation, media pack
Recommended driver: hplip
Supported drivers: hplip
For basic printing functionality use the HPIJS driver . For advanced functionality such as printer status, maintenance features, and photo card unload use the HPLIP driver (which includes HPIJS).
It has ports on the side for inserting SmartMedia, CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SD, or Sony Memory Stick digital "film" and has a color LCD panel which displays your photos (as a digital camera does) so that you can select pictures to print easily. This way one can use the device as a digital photo lab without PC.
It has a USB port on its front side to directly connect a digital camera (HP only).
Border-less (full bleed) printing on paper sizes up to Oufuku-Hagaki is supported with the HPLIP driver.
Best output quality reachable with the HPLIP driver (printer compatible to HP DeskJet 990C), especially the 1200-dpi high resolution mode gives excellent photo quality.
When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper type and ink cartridge type and does appropriate dithering and colour adjustment internally, controlled by the hardware. So even when Ghostscript with the HPLIP driver only renders the image with 300 or 600 dpi, the higher resolutions are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in photo quality, no paper type choice in the driver's options is needed. There is also a special high resolution mode where the image is rendered in 1200 dpi and interpolated to 4800x1200 dpi by the hardware, without paper detection, intended for photo paper only.
Current border-less (full bleed) support is 3-sided for paper sizes Oufuku-Hagaki or smaller. The HPIJS team is currently evaluating 4-sided large paper size (A4/Letter) or smaller full bleed support and expect to address this issue in a future release. When the black and/or the photo cartridge is not installed the printer does not stop working, it switches automatically to a 6-, 4-, or even 3-ink process and goes on printing, but slower and in an appropriately lower quality.
Consumables/Refills: Refill: 1 black, 1 photo, 1 color cartridge
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