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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.
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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.