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Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer
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Hewlett Packard Photosmart Pro B8850 Photo Printer

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Create lifelike portraits and beautiful color photos with 4800 DPI color and a palette of eight Vivera pigments inks that dry instantly, resist water, smudges and humidity.

Professional photo quality
Now you can easily produce archival, professional photos at home or in-studio. Eight individual pigment-based HP Vivera inks give you precise, wide-ranging colors for lifelike portraits and brilliant landscapes. True neutral grays and deep blacks ensure stunning black-and-white photos.
Count on exceptional fade-resistance-archival quality prints resist fading under glass for 200-plus years, using HP Advanced Photo Paper. Plus, photos are ready to handle immediately and resist water, smudges, and humidity.
HP color management tools fully support Adobe RGB, sRGB, and ICC profiles for greater color control. Basic color calibration automatically adjusts the print settings to maintain accuracy and ensures consistent color reproduction print after print.
You'll find this printer to be a quick and efficient solution for creating eye-catching marketing materials and presentations in-house.


HP's inks, media, and printing technology are all designed and tested to work together for precise color, image uniformity, and detail. High-capacity, individual ink cartridges enable more affordable printing with fewer interruptions. Minimize waste with Electrostatic Drop Detection, an efficient, self-monitoring system that keeps the printer in top condition by cleaning only the individual print nozzles that require it.

Easy to use
An HP DreamColor product, the HP Photosmart Pro B8850 helps you effortlessly achieve prints that match your creative vision. See 4 by 6 inch photos in as fast as 10 seconds (13 by 19 inch photos in as fast as 90 seconds).
The printer is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 for easy management and streamlined printing. The HP Photosmart ProPrint plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2 automatically synchronizes CS2 and the printer driver for a single user interface.
An interactive, animated setup wizard ensures easy installation. The HP Solution Center provides one-button access to tools such as ICC profiles or the ability to add contrasts, textures and effects.

Supports a variety of media
The HP Photosmart Pro B8850 Printer offers you the flexibility to print on a range of media sizes and types. Enjoy support for paper from 3.5 by 5 inches to 13 by 19 inches, with or without borders. Print on  a variety of plain paper, photo media, and digital fine art media up to 0.7 mm-for photos with a look and feel that matches your unique vision, including matte and glossy finishes. The single-sheet specialty media tray with straight-through paper path delivers great results when using thick media.

Not just for photos
Use this printer for applications beyond photo printing, including marketing materials such as brochures, newsletters, and presentations. Get crisp, clear laser-quality text and brilliant color for professional-looking output.


Key Technologies

HP Vivera pigment inks offer outstanding image quality and fade resistance on a wide variety of photo and fine art media, along with water resistance on a range of HP creative and specialty media. HP's proprietary Electrosteric Encapsulation Technology optimizes the pigment chemistry and ink properties for stability and performance to ensure brilliant colors, outstanding print permanence, and excellent gloss uniformity, for reliable, accurate, and consistent printing.

HP's New Electrostatic Drop Detection (NEDD) printhead management system closely monitors all 8,448 print nozzles to minimize cleaning cycles and keep your printer in top working condition. When necessary, these cycles clean only the individual nozzles that require it, in order to minimize ink waste. The result is consistently beautiful and economical professional-quality pigment prints.

HP's 8-ink printing system includes four HP 70 Printheads, each printing two colors of ink with
1,056 nozzles per color. The system features HP Vivera pigment inks in five colors and three blacks. (No black ink swapping or feed line flushing which results in wasted ink.) These inks deliver an exceptionally broad color gamut for photographic and graphics art applications, superb neutral tones, and deep blacks on matte, glossy, semi-gloss, and fine art papers.

The product's built-in densitometer automatically calibrates printer color with a factory calibrated sensor. The 4-color LED sensor measures color density and automatically adjusts the printer. You can easily calibrate the printer using the print driver software. This feature allows you to confidently create prints that accurately reflect your monitor and your vision.




Print Technology HP Thermal  Inkjet
Print Resolution Up to 4800 optimized dpi color (up to 4800 by 1200 dpi color when printing from a computer and 1200 input
Ink Number: 38; Colors: Cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta, light gray, photo black, matte black
Print Speed Black (draft, letter/A4): up to 28 ppm; Color (draft, letter/A4): up to 26 ppm; 4 by 6 color photo (draft): as fast as 10 sec; 13 by 19 in color photo (draft): as fast as 90 seconds
Borderless printing Supported (up to 13 by 19 in)
Duty cycle Up to 1,000 pages
Print Languages Standard HP PCL3 GUI
Standard Connectivity One Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
Control Panel 4 buttons (power, cancel, paper feed, toolbox), 8 low ink indicator LEDs, 1 printhead servicing LED
Paper Input Capacity 200-sheet input tray (holds up to 60 sheets of photo paper), single-sheet specialty media tray
Paper Output Capacity Up to 50 sheets (holds up to 20 sheets of photo paper)
Media Types Paper (photo, digital fine art media, coated, inkjet, plain), labels, cards (index, greeting)
Media Sizes Standard: Letter, legal, tabloid, executive, 3.5 by 5 in, 4 by 6 in (with or without tabs), 5 by 7 in, 8 by 10 in, 11 by 14 in, 11 by 17 in, Super B (13 by 19 in), envelopes; 10 by 15 cm (with or without tabs), 10 by 30 cm, 13 by 18 cm, A3, A3 Plus, A4 (including panorama), A5, A6, Super B (33 by 48 cm), B4, B5, E, L, 2L, Hagaki, Ofuku Hagaki, A2 envelope, C6 envelope, DL envelope
Custom: Main tray: 3.5 by 5 in (89 by127 mm) to 13 by 19 in (330 by 482 mm) Specialty tray: 3.5 by 5 in (89 by 127 mm) to 13 by 19 in (330 by 482 mm ) (single sheet only)
Media Weight Main tray: 80 to 250 g/m2 (up to 15 mil)
Specialty media tray: 80 to 380 g/m2 (0.7 mm thick)
Memory, standard 64 MB
Vertical Alignment Accuracy +/- 0.006 in
Skew Plain paper: +/-0.006 in; Photo: +/-0.006 mm per mm

Compatible Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Media Center; Certified for Windows Vista

PC Requirements
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive; available USB port and USB cable; SVGA 800 by 600 monitor with 16 bit color; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or higher; 400 MB available hard disk space; Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center Edition: 512 MB RAM, 1 Ghz or higher; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition: 1 GB RAM, 1 Ghz or higher; Vista Home: 512 MB RAM, 1 Ghz or higher; Vista (all others): 1 GB RAM, 1 Ghz or higher

PC (recommended): CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive; available USB port and USB cable; SVGA 1024 by 768 monitor with 32 bit color; Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher; Internet access; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or higher; 400 MB available hard disk space; Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center Edition: 1 GB RAM, 2 Ghz or higher; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition: 2 GB RAM, 2 Ghz or higher; Vista Home: 1 GB RAM, 2 Ghz or higher; Vista (all others): 2 GB RAM, 2 Ghz or higher

Macintosh Requirements
: Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher; G4, G5, or Intel Core; 512 MB RAM; 150 MB available hard disk space; USB

Power Supply Required: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), external

Power Consumption
Active: 35 watts; Ready: 7.8 watts; Off: 0.42 watts

Dimensions: US maximum: 26.5 by 16.9 by 9.5 in ; metric maximum: ( 673.1 by 429 by 241.3 mm)

Weight: US: 37.7 lb  metric: (17.1 kg)

Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty backed by HP Customer Care, Service and Support; one year technical phone support, plus a toll-free number

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