Do you consider the design of the technological and computer products that you buy? If so, you will not be able to resist this coquettish model with compact dimensions (349 x 340 x 142 mm) that facilitate its placement even in the smallest spaces. The color screen has a size of 2.4 inches and has a set of control buttons on its side; a very rich detail in the day today.
To squeeze its possibilities as a printer (it also scans and photocopy), it incorporates two trays on its front: one is for regular paper and the other, for photographic, has the capacity for 20 sheets. With a resolution of 5,760 x 1,400 pixels, it is powered by five cartridges: black, yellow, cyan, magenta, and black photo; the latter specially designed to provide a new quality. The result is images with natural tones and quite vivid colors (especially those that feature outdoor scenes). No oversaturation is perceived, and the levels of detail and brightness are adequate. During the tests, yes, I missed some speed when taking the copies.
Although it can be used with the computer via USB, its capabilities for mobile printing are of particular interest. With Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct technology, tablets and mobiles are connected through the Epson iPrint application. However, the most exciting app is Creative Print, also developed by the firm, because it allows us to build our most creative side: for example, creating a collage. What do I prefer to print from a USB memory key or an SD memory card? I have the option, the same as if I have a camera compatible with PictBridge.
- The best: the design, the quality of the images, and how fast and well it connects to mobile devices.
- The worst: sometimes it is a bit slow working, and when using five ink cartridges, the economic outlay will always be higher than that of the two ink models.
- Conclusion: this model is ideal for users who are looking for an excellent multifunction device with full functionality as a whole.
HP Envy Photo 7830: The Applicant
Hefty equipment (454 x 193 x 491 mm) that performs the functions of a printer, copier, scanner, and fax. As for its photographic capabilities, it incorporates a specific tray for this type of paper (with measurements of 10 x 15 cm). It works quite fast, and the quality offered is excellent: with a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, the level of definition of the details has met expectations, and the colors are warm and vivid. Next to the black ink cartridge, use another multicolor for yellow, cyan and magenta.
It is exciting that this model is compatible with the Instant Ink service: through a monthly fee that starts with a free printing plan of 15 pages per month, we receive the cartridges we need at home before they are finished. The rest of the projects have a cost of 2.99 euros, 4.99 euros, and 9.99 euros, depending on the pages that need to be printed.
We can use this equipment with the computer, to print the photographs taken with the mobile phone or those that we have stored on the tablet thanks to its Bluetooth Smart connectivity and dual-band Wi-Fi. What to do? Download the HP Smart application (for Android and iOS), which also offers the option to install the printer. The whole process is very intuitive, even for those who are not used to using this type of tool. Account, on the other hand, with a USB 2.0 port and an SD slot to print images stored on compatible flash drives and memory cards.
It integrates a 2.65-inch color touch screen from which to make the necessary adjustments and scroll through its menu; it is surrounded, in turn, by another panel (also tactile) where the accesses to the home, back and Wi-Fi signal are represented. 24% discount.
It can be connected to the computer via cable or through Wi-Fi, a process that is completed quite merely. During the tests, I decided to opt for the first alternative because, with the wireless connection, it works much slower.
With dimensions of 400 x 341 x 151 millimeters and a weight of 7.2 kilograms, it sports a sober design with straight lines that incorporates a small LCD screen (1.6 inches) and a row of buttons to scroll through your options To his inbox, with capacity for 100 sheets, add two others: a manual slot and another for photo papers that can be filled with a maximum of 20 sheets and different finishes (standard, recycled and glossy). The sizes of the photographs that we can print are two: 9 x 13 centimeters or 10 x 15 centimeters.
Brother has opted for four independent ink tanks (black, cyan, magenta and yellow). Thus, you only have to change the color cartridge that is finished to continue printing. And if you run out of any, consider the possibility of selecting a bk mode that allows you to use the printer in monochrome temporarily. Although somewhat noisy while it is working, the quality of the photographs is positive in terms of color, bearing in mind that it is a reasonably economical product. The definition of the details, on the other hand, can be improved. It is also possible to print from SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, spaces in the cloud such as Google Drive and Dropbox and mobile devices. From USB keys, no. 30% discount.