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HP PhotoSmart P1100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of HP PhotoSmart P1100. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and print quality are generally positive. The noise and design are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the ink consumption and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, design, noise, print quality, durability

price, reliability, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart P1100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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HP Photosmart P1100 Printer Review


Back when personal computers were still a "novelty" item in the 1980's, it was often believed that computers would usher in a new era of the paperless office. Rather than work with reams and reams of paper, we would work with the data in a digital...

Dec, 2000

Expert review by : Ron LaFon (



Review of Compaq P1100 monitor

At $1,099 ESP, the attractively designed Compaq P1100 is certainly a lot of monitor for the price, especially with the excellent test results it produced during our benchmark tests. Brightness and contrast were excellent on the...

May, 2000

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Hewlett Packard - PhotoSmart P1100


HP has traditionally travelled down a unique design path compared to other inkjet manufacturers. The PhotoSmart P1100 is no exception. Paper is loaded via a sheet feeder underneath the unit. The P1100 also comes supplied with ...

Apr, 2000

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Older model, works well


For many years, I’ve only used a black and white laser jet printer. The yield is high, the cost per page is inexpensive. Although the initial cost of the printer is high (although some of them are now less than $100), they are cost effective if you...

Good photo quality

occasionally jams, cartridges expensive

Jan, 2005

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Hewlett Packard Photosmart P1100 InkJet Printer


HP has long been known for their high speed and high quality Laser Printers; it is literally to the point, when HP is mentioned you think printers. Well, for quite a few years now they've also been making personal inkjet printer of varying quality....

Good Text, Excellent Color & Builtin Card readers

Poor high gloss photo support, poor borderless prints support & no smoothing mechanism for photos

May, 2002

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An average photo printer


Before anything else, I have to say that I got a REFURBISHED model from eBay.

Fast, good quality full page photo printing, reads memory cards

Jams once in a while ripping the paper, lines when printing color from PC

Dec, 2001

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Not So Impressed Now


I am a former owner of a Lexmark 3200 that I had bought before my Photosmart. The Lexmark was a great bargain, but print quality and cartridge pricing lead me to look elsewhere. My wife and I decided to purchase an HP Printer. I was easily ...

Accepts Memory Cards. Quiet, Fast, Two Sided Printing

Doesn't come with needed Cables. Photo Quality is bland. Single Color Cartridge

Oct, 2001

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Who are you calling a dog?


At one time, this was the mother of all Text/Photo Quality Printers. Rated at 2400x1200 dpi and 12 pages per minute in black and 10 pages per minute in color, this unit gave us what we wanted from all angles. It also has a compact flash card slot and...

Great speed in draft. Duplexer. Good image quality. Revolutionary unit in it's day

Ink usage is a high. Rear paper jams

Jun, 2001

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A Two-sided P1000: HP PhotoSmart P1100 Printer


With recent cost reductions and bargains on Ebay, the HP PhotoSmart P1100 is a terrific deal. If you can't find it, you can realize the same features by combining a P1000 with HP's optional duplexer.

Wonderful image quality, duplexer eliminates handling of paper to print two-sided documents

Discontinued by HP, even though its technology is the same as the currently available P1000

Apr, 2001

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No more waiting in the photo line at CVS!


I remember the day I first saw and tested the P1100 like it was yesterday. My coworkers at Staples and I were setting a new store display

Great speed, quality, PRICE, and durability. HP has thought of every aspect of photo printing and put it into this printer that can even stand alone w/o a PC attachment

The price of cartridges and paper, however, it is still cheaper than having photos developed

Dec, 2000

Product Specifications

For the digital camera owner or printer-buyer who intends to purchase a digital camera and who wants to have the ultimate printer for all their PC and digital camera needs, the HP PhotoSmart P1100 printer delivers HP's best print quality and performance plus the ability to print and save directly from a wide range of digital cameras. PhotoSmart P1100 allows you to print directly from digital cameras without trading off print performance. HP PhotoSmart P1100 and HP Premier photo-quality paper product realistic photo images with HP's PhotoREt enhanced color-layering technology. HP PhotoSmart P1100 supports duplex attachment for greater media flexibility. It can be easy networkable with optional HP JetDirect external print servers. HP PhotoSmart P1100 prints not only pictures from your digital camera but everything from black and white text documents to color presentations. You can print high-quality documents and projects (such as photo album pages, greeting cards, or newsletters) that you have created using your computer.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Localization:English/English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart




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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):11ppm/12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8.5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Curved / Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets/150sheets
Type:Photo printer


Installed Size:8MB
Max Supported Size:8MB


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP