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A reliable, portable photo printer from Hewlett Packard, the HP Photosmart A617 is a good choice for printing photos quickly, anywhere, anytime, with or without a computer. The A617 has built-in photo specific features to ensure your pictures print correctly the first time around.
HP Photosmart A617 is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Resolution is 4800 x 1200 dpi, one color ink cartridge is included and this compact printer holds 20 sheets of paper or index cards. Find these photo friendly features: The A617 automatically detects and corrects red eye, and includes simple editing features like crop, zoom and add a frame. A 2.4-inch preview screen lets you get a clear view of your photo before you print. Photos are waterproof, smudge-proof, and fade resistant up to 100 years. Print about one normal quality photo per minute.
Users agree this is an excellent addition to a full-size printer, particularly if you are printing photos. Be aware the USB cable to connect to a PC is not included, don’t get caught short.
The HP Photosmart A617 is perfect for the scrapbooker who is regularly printing photos or anyone who appreciates good photo printing quality, the printer’s small footprint and the mobility of a compact printer.