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HP DeskJet 5550 Inkjet Printer
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- Economical color inkjet printer with photo-quality performance
- Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution on photo paper
- Prints up to 17 ppm black, and 12 ppm color
- Onscreen ink level indicator; print cancel button
- Parallel and USB connectivity, PC and Mac compatible; optional networking
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I don't think you will find a negative review on the quality of this printer - it's unlike anything I've ever seen: vivid colors, high resolution, stunning photograph-quality prints. Bottom line: if the ink-life equals the price we pay, then this is by far one of the best printers you will find on the market today. For those of you who have not yet bought a printer and are considering this one, you may want to watch for more reviews to come in regarding quantity vs. quality before making your final decision.
Text and color graphics are great, of course. Color photos come out perfect, limited only by the quality of the source image. I even borrowed a good digital camera from work, and was amazed by the quality of photos produced by the 5550, far better than what we ever got from our regular 35mm camera. It's kind of a hassle to switch the ink cartridge and paper when printing photos, but if you only do this once in a great while, it's not a big deal. Takes just a few seconds.
So far I've printed a ton of pages, many with lots of color, and still haven't replaced any ink cartridges, so they seem to last quite a while. Plus, it's faster than my old laser printer. So I highly recommend this as a great HOME printer, especially if you'd like to print photos once in a while. For an office environment, I'd recommend sticking with laser (I've worked as a lan administrator, and have purchased a lot of printers over the years).
The only downside is that the ink on the printouts can run if you get them wet. But that's not likely to happen often, and the high quality color printouts are worth it. I believe that this is the best overall home printer available.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first one of these lasted almost 15 years...I kid you not. When it finally died, I couldn't let it go. It's a no-frills, get-the-printing-done machine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by George
I have had this printer at work for over 12 years - still going strong!!!
Much thanks HP.
The printer was delivered on time but due to the crazy price of $550.i am returning it back this week. Read morePublished 9 months ago by emma
I bought this printer slightly used through Amazon to replace my original 5550 after it expired. When my earlier 5550 died, I had intended to go down to the local business store... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carefree in Tennessee
a gift is a gift is a gift I guess, but when you give someone a gift you do need to get them something good.......this is good, not great as greatness does cost more.......... Read morePublished 23 months ago by wepampercampers
I got a bunch of ink in my Christmas stocking for my old HP DeskJet and then it died. I was so glad to find this one that works just like my old one did.Published on January 29, 2014 by Gail Wade
It worked for 2 days, then it stopped working. Piss poor performance, I threw it away!!! I just lost 88.00.Published on January 3, 2014 by Paul Rose