Xerox Phaser 8400B Printer

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HP Photosmart 8450

Hewlett-Packard Q3388A#ABA
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DeskJet 5550

Hewlett-Packard C6487C#A2L
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HP Photosmart 7550 Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q1605A#ABA
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Price Best Price: $1,888.00
Best Price: $180.00
Pros
  • Fastest time to print a single page
  • Generous RAM configuration with Panther
  • 2.5-inch color LCD
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Excellent text prints
  • Camera memory card slots
  • Six-color photo printing via optional cartridge
  • Good all-around output
  • Built-in LCD simplifies direct printing
Cons
  • No Ethernet
  • Slow to warm up
  • Driver incompatibilities
  • Back of photo paper has an unpleasant texture
  • Two ink cartridges are less efficient than individual cartridges
  • Mediocre photos
  • Very slow
  • Relatively poor output quality
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8400/B Q3388A#ABA C6487C#A2L Q1605A#ABA

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parallel Port Yes   Yes  

General Information

Manufacturer Xerox Corporation Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number 8400/B Q3388A#ABA C6487C#A2L Q1605A#ABA
Brand Name Xerox HP HP HP
Product Name Phaser 8400B Printer Photosmart 8450 Printer Deskjet 5550 Printer Photosmart 7550 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

The obvious choice for colour printing. The fastest first-page-out time of any colour printer. Stunning, rich colour output on virtually any media. All at a price far below what you'd expect to pay for a professional quality printer. The Phaser 8400B printer is unbeatable value for thriving businesses that need the benefits of colour without any trade-offs.

Studio-quality 8-ink color and black-and-white photos, rich photo editing features, and networking

A great all around printer at the great price - the HP deskjet 5550 color inkjet printer offers stunning photo-quality results with up to 4800 x 1200 optimized color dpi (on premium photo papers and 1200 x 1200 input dpi). Print laser-quality black text at up to 17 pages per minute. Several optional upgrades available such as 6-ink color printing, two-sided printing and networking. Get high performance from the HP Photosmart 7550 printer - HP's best photo-quality printer! Preview and edit photos before you print with the color LCD for easy photo previews. Print directly from your digital camera memory card using convenient card slots - without using a PC. Easily save photos to your PC, and print borderless photos using the 4" x 6" photo paper tray. Your printed photos will resist fading twice as long as most traditionally processed photos, up to 65 years with the new and improved premium plus photo paper and 7-ink color printing.
Product Model 8400B 8450 5550 7550
Product Type Solid Ink Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.xerox.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com
Product Line Phaser Photosmart Deskjet Photosmart
Product Series 8400 8400    
UPC Code   829160452081 808736333603 808736231718

Memory

Standard Memory 128 MB 64 MB 8 MB 16 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB 64 MB 8 MB 16 MB

Miscellaneous

Additional Information
  • Maximum Resolution: 2400 FinePoint
  • Xerox Walk-Up Printing Driver
  • Printer Management:
    Xerox CentreWare Printer Management for Microsoft, Novell and Unix, CentreWare IS Embedded Web Server, CentreWare Web Administrator, Xerox NDPS Gateway, Usage Analysis Tool (not available on non-networked model).

    Print Quality Modes:

  • Fast Color Mode (24 ppm)
  • Standard Mode (18 ppm)
  • Enhanced Mode (12 ppm)
  • High Resolution/Photo Mode (7 ppm)
  • Colour Standards:

  • PANTONE-approved solidcolour simulations
  • Adobe PostScript deviceindependent colour
  • CIE International colour standards
  • Support for ICC and Apple ColorSync colour management systems
  • Colour Correction Modes:

  • TekColor Dynamic Correction Colour Profiles selectable from the driver:
    • Automatic
    • sRGB Display
    • Vivid Colour
    • SWOP
    • Euroscale Commercial
    • SNAP
    • Black and White
    • None

    Productivity Standard Features:

  • Custom-size pages
  • Phaser Installer
  • Intelligent Ready
  • Resolution Technology: HP PhotoREt Pro
  • Display Type: 2.5-inch diagonal adjustable color image LCD
  • Memory Card compatibility:

  • CompactFlash Type I and II
  • SmartMedia
  • Secure Digital
  • MultiMedia Cards
  • Memory Stick
  • XD
  • USB flash drive
  • Save time and money with smart features including print-cancel button, and on-screen ink-level indicator and print screen captures
  • Paper-type sensor automatically detects paper type and adjusts print settings for best print quality, optional two-sided printing accessory saves paper, ink backup printing mode completes the print job even if one cartridge runs out.
  • Easily print directly from your digital camera memory card
  • Conveniently print photos directly from select HP digital cameras (812 digital camera) with direct printing capability using the front USB port
  • Organize your photos and create photo slide show with the HP memories disc creator software included
  • Paper-type and size sensor automatically adjusts print settings for best print quality
  • Best fade resistance in its category--up to 73 years and longer than most traditionally processed photos

    Preview photos on LCD:
  • Preview, edit and enhance photos using color LCD and front panel buttons
  • HP's best true-to-life photo-quality printer:
  • High quality photographic reproduction using advanced HP photoret IV color layering technology

    Direct photo printing:
  • Easily print directly from your digital camera memory card (CompactFlash Type I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi-Media cards, Sony Memory Stick®) without using a computer

    Photos resist fading longer:
  • Resists fading twice as long as most traditionally processed photos-up to 65 years

    Everyday performance:
  • Ink-reserve printing mode completes the print job even if one cartridge runs out
  • Paper-type and size sensor automatically adjusts print settings for best print quality
  • HP memories disc creator software-create your own digital photo slide show and view them on a PC or TV via DVD player-plus organize and store your digital photos on CD and print your favorite photos (Windows only)
  • HP photo & imaging software-one easy-to-learn-and-use software application for all your hp digital products (Windows only)
  • Creating and printing photo album pages is simple with included hp photo imaging software
  • Package Contents  
  • HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer
  • HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP 100 Gray Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • Quick Start Booklet
  • User's Guide
  • CD-ROM with HP Image Zone Software for Windows and Mac, including HP Instant Share
  • HP Deskjet 5550 color inkjet printer
  • Power cord and power supply
  • HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge, 19 ml (C6656AN)
  • HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge, 17 ml (C6657AN)
  • Reference guide, setup poster, printer software, additional software and Internet links.
  • HP Photosmart 7550 color inkjet printer
  • Power cord
  • HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge, 17 ml (C6657AN)
  • HP 58 photo inkjet print cartridge, 17 ml (C6658AN)
  • HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge, 19 ml (C6656AN)
  • Reference guide
  • Setup poster
  • Printer drivers on CD-ROM
  • HP photo and imaging software
  • HP memories disc creator software (Windows only)
  • HP photo media assortment pack
  • Physical Characteristics

    Height 14.5" 7.6" 6.2" 0.3"
    Width 16.3" 21.1" 17.9" 0.8"
    Depth 21.0" 15.8" 15.2" 0.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 987.68  oz 281.6  oz 185.6  oz 228.8  oz
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

    Media Handling

    Media Type Coated Paper, Photo Paper, Label, Envelope, Business Card, Weather Proof Paper, Postcard, Trifold Brochure, Transparency, Brochure Paper Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Banner Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Iron-on Transfer Envelope, Transparency, Greeting Card, Label, Plain Paper, Business Card, Photo Paper, Inkjet Paper, Banner Paper, Iron-on Transfer Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Transparency, Label, Card Stock, Iron-on Transfer, Banner Paper
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 525 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
    Standard Input Media Capacity 625 sheets 100 sheets 100 sheets 200 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2 1 1 2
    Media Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", A6 - 4.13", B5, B5 - 7.16" x 10.12", Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", Statement - 5.50" x 8.50", US Folio, Index Card - 3" x 5", Custom Size, Com10 Envelope, DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", Lee Envelope - 5.25" x 7.25", Chou 4 Envelope - 3.54" x 8.07", Chou 3 Envelope - 4.72" x 9.25", Monarch Envelope Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, Panoramic, Index Card - 4" x 6", Banner, 8.50" x 11", 5" x 7" Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", B5 - 7.19" x 10.13" Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", 3" x 24.60", 4" x 6", Letter - 8.50" x 11", Envelope No. 10 - 4.12" x 9.50", A2 Envelope - 4.38" x 5.75", Index Card - 3" x 5", Index Card - 5" x 8", Custom Size

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Speed 500 MHz      

    Technical Information

    Platform Supported PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac Mac, PC
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 24 20 17 17
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 24 20 0.6 13
    First Print Speed 6 Second      
    Duplex Printing Manual Manual    
    Maximum Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Print Color Color Color Color Color
    Maximum Photo Print Speed   27 Second    

    Reliability

    Duty Cycle 85000 pages per month 3000 pages per month 3000 pages per month 5000 pages per month

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation PostScript 3, PCL 5c PCL 3 GUI, PML PCL 3 Enhanced HP PCL3GUI+, PML

    Display & Graphics

    Display Screen Type   LCD    

    Network & Communication

    Ethernet Technology   Ethernet    
    Ethernet   Yes    

    Power Description

    Standby Power Consumption   11 W    
    Off-Mode Power Consumption   9 W