HP Photosmart D7460 Photo Printer Review
The HP Photosmart D7460 Photo Printer does a reasonable job of producing photo prints for a budget printer.
Tour and Components
The HP Photosmart D7460 gives off the impression that its intention was to be sleek. When closed, it is almost a perfect rectangle with rounded corners. The color combination adds to this attempted affect. The front of the printer is primarily silver while the rest of the printer is white. The Compactflash, multi-media and xD card slots are housed under a clear upward lifting glass door on the top right hand side of the printer. Below it is the Pictbridge USB port, which is open; it has no cover or casing to protect it from any dust or debris. The front of the printer also holds the trays, both input and output. Designed like shelving, the input tray rests on the bottom while a shelved tray above it houses the small photo tray and also acts like an output tray.
Documents and larger photos, beginning with 5x7s, are placed in the bottom tray and released above the top photo tray. While the bottom tray is open and can be pulled out to place papers in, the top tray has a lid that is pulled up.
The top half, or the silver lid, of the printer lifts up to reveal the inks. There’s a latch to lift up the frame, you put the ink and place and close the frame. Re-latching the frame keeps the ink cartridges in place. They look like colorful toys; even the feel of them is rubbery almost like playdough.
The right side of the printer is mostly white and free of any ports and plugs.
The left side of the printer, like the right, is also predominantly white with no ports and plugs.
The back of the HP Photosmart D7460 consists of the product information and three ports: power, etherent and USB.
There's also a lid that can be completely removed to reveal the interior of the printer, which is useful in case of a paper jam.
All of the HP D7460's on-unit menu navigation takes place through its 3.5-inch touchscreen. The sensitivity on the touchscreen is well-calibrated; it doesn't run off at the slightest touch but it also doesn't require immense pressure. The display is bright, colorful and depicts photographs well. The touchscreen displays graphics well and at different angles. The screen is thin and can be adjusted to your preference; you can lay it down flat if you like or pull it up to a straight vertical stand.
The HP D7460 has two input trays: the bottom one for larger papers – 5x7 to 8x10 inch and legal size papers – and the top tray for 4x6 inch photo paper. The printer is really good about sensing the paper type in the trays;for example if you're trying to print a photograph on document paper, the printer will notice and will ask you to put in the correct photo paper. So it's important to keep the page type selection accurate. The bottom, larger paper tray has an input maximum capacity of 100 pages.
CD Burner (0)
There is no CD burner in this printer.
The HP D7460 does not come with a battery, and no optional battery is available.
The HP D7360 features an external power supply with an AC adapter.
This printer is not a multi-function device; it is incapable of multi-tasking.
Hard Drive/Memory (2)
The HP D7460 has 64 mb of memory.
The HP D7460 offers a wide range of purchasable range of accessories from USB cords to ink, photo books, cleaning kits, photo paper, memory cards and printer cases. HP also has a value pack for this printer: an ink and paper set.
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