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HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 30 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Jan 1, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 515985 reviews from other Printers. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 18, 2014.

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(Based on 35 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP A532 Compact Photo Printer

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terrible

 

Definitely pass on this.

None

Could not get this thing to work at all. In the process of setting it up it displays a hex error code on the lcd screen and will not initialize. Spent about 4 hours attempting to get past the error message and then gave up

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nice printer

 

how can people who claim to have "high" tech knowledge not know that printers don't come with the cables and haven't for years?

works like it should

a bit noisy

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VERY picky about Discs

 

After printing over 150 discs in a tad more than a month, I found out that the printer likes Taiyo Yuden Silver inkjet printable discs. I printed well over 100 Verbatim white inkjet and 20 Vinpower digital blu rays, and they smudged a little bit on the...

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Best Printer I have ever owned!

 

When I set it all up it wanted to due the whole test page thing. When done with that it asked me to print a Picture. So I picked a wedding picture of mine and the software said it was a bad quality picture and suggested I use something else to see the...

Price is great. Prints better than I could have ever expected. And the dvds look professionaly done

It doesnt come with counterfiting software....LOL

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disgusted with purchase

 

none

didn't work right out of the box and had to deal with someone at HP that has trouble with english. They will be sending me a new one

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Great for DVD/BD printing

 

I use this exclusively for printing to Blu-Rays and DVDs for my micro-business. It's a little clunky printing from photoshop, but it gets the job done, and for the price paid, I can't complain at all.

DVD/BD printer

Didn't come with USB cable, but they're dirt cheap

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Shoulda bought ink instead

 

My Epson never had these problems. Unfortunately, it was cheaper to buy a new printer than to buy all new ink cartridges. I never messed with the bundled software, so I can't comment on it.

When it works, it works well

Never ending "Printer Preparation" and "Cancelling Job" cycles. 3 out of 4 discs cause general print errors, and that was the first day I used it. Plan on having plenty of spare time and patience. The ink never truly seems to dry on discs, weeks later...

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GREAT PRINTER FOR THE MONEY

 

TO ALL THE BUYERS WHO COMPLAINED THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE A GREAT PROGRAM FOR DISK PRINTING, JUST GO ONLINE AND BUY ACOUSTICA. IT'S $21.95 AND THEY GIVE YOU NUMEROUS TEMPLATES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. LITERALLY OVER 1000. YOU WON'T BE SORRY.

GREAT PHOTOS, EASY SETUP, DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES

NADA

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AWESOME PRINTER

 

OK. IT DOESN'T COME WITH GREAT CD/DVD GRAPHICS BUT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN AWESOME PROGRAM LIKE ACOUSTICA, AND MAKE GREAT CD/DVD PRINTS.

THIS PRINTER IS TOPS. AWESOME PRINT, GREAT CD/DVD PRINT, AS GOOD AS ANY

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Product Specifications

The HP PhotoSmart A532 Compact Photo Printer is designed for people of all ages who want a quick, fun and easy way to select, personalize and print lab-quality photos, either with or without a PC.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:5.3in/5.4in
Weight:2.7lbs/2.9lbs
Width:8.9in/9.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Country Kits:Latin America
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A526/A532 Compact Photo Printer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.95 in x 5.9 in / 5.12 in x 7.1 in
Max Printing Speed Color:3.7prints/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Index cards / Photo paper/Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows Vista / Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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