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HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and print quality are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the paper handling and value for money.

usability, performance, design, print quality, durability

value for money, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, performance, design, print quality

paper handling

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart Pro B9180gp Professional, Network Enabled A3+ Digital Photo Printerhp photosmart Pro B9180HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 - Printer - colour - ink-jet - 330 x 482 mm - 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi - up to 28 ppm (mono) / up to 26 ppm (colour) - capacity: 2

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Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

design, performance, usability, print quality, build quality

value for money

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Printer

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer

 

The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer prints superb photos on your choice of fine-art papers.

Maximum 13-by-44-inch paper. Fine-art papers available. Network connector. Photoshop plug-in.

Printing of photos and graphics on plain paper is subpar.

If you're serious about printing top-quality photos (or graphics, for that matter) at sizes up to 13 by 44 inches, the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 is a superb choice.

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Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

No need to swap matte and glossy black inks ; Great software bundle includes a Photoshop plug-in ; Ethernet and USB connectivity ; Efficient ink usage ; Prints neutral black and white images ; Great print quality on many different paper types

Printing with thick papers can result in slightly crimped edge

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

Review: After the resounding silence that met the Photosmart 8750, its first foray into the enthusiast/pro photo-printer space, HP valiantly tries again, this time having learned from its past mistakes. The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 uses a new set of...

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Review: HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

This surprising printer delivers excellent, long-lasting output for the lowest price in its class.

In short, don't buy this printer. And if you do, never, ever call HP for support. It will be a complete waste of time

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

Try as we might, we couldn't come up with any significant defects in the Photosmart Pro B9180. The only thing we didn't like is how the printer can sometimes crimp one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot.

No need to swap matte and glossy black inks ; Great software bundle includes a Photoshop plug-in ; Ethernet and USB connectivity ; Efficient ink usage ; Prints neutral black and white images ; Great print quality on many different paper types

Printing with thick papers can result in slightly crimped edge

HP has been the dominant presence in the consumer and business printer markets, but it hasn't been as successful in the high-end photo market, which has more demanding users. Photographers, graphic artists, and imaging specialists want consistent...

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HPâ-'s Photosmart Pro B9180; HP Tosses Its Hat Into The Fine Art, Pigment Ink Printer Ring

 

The included software (Windows shown here) lets you monitor printer status as well as perform maintenance, add profiles and custom papers, and calibrate your printer.

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 review

 

For printing on A3+, take a look at this HP monster

Robust build quality ; Low running costs ; Great colour and mono printing

500 price tag could scare some off

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Hewlett-Packard Photosmart Pro B9180

 

Colour calibrator, pigment-based inks, HP Printer Utility allows you to install custom paper profiles directly into the printer's driver, excellent prints with colours coming out almost perfect

It sometimes crimps one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot

Try as we might, we couldn't come up with any significant defects in the HP Photosmart Pro B9180. The only thing we didn't like is how the printer can sometimes crimp one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot. While we think...

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 photo printer

 

It's rare indeed to come across a product so well thought out and so perfectly integrated with both Mac and Windows PC that you wonder how you lived w...

Colour calibrator, pigment-based inks, HP Printer Utility allows you to install custom paper profiles directly into the printer's driver, excellent prints with colours coming out almost perfect

It sometimes crimps one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot

Try as we might, we couldn't come up with any significant defects in the HP Photosmart Pro B9180. The only thing we didn't like is how the printer can sometimes crimp one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot. While we think...

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 photo printer

 

Hewlett-Packard has done a standout job with the HP Photosmart Pro B9180, a £500 high-end photo inkjet printer that brings the feature set and print quality of £1,000 printers to the desktop of any serious digital photographer or graphic artist.

Try as we might, we couldn't come up with any significant defects in the HP Photosmart Pro B9180. The only thing we didn't like is how the printer can sometimes crimp one end of very thick paper when fed through the manual-feed slot. While we think...

Product Specifications

Get precise, long-lasting colors with HP Vivera pigment inks and HP scaleable printing technology. The latter is ideal for professional photographers, graphic artists and others whose livelihood and interests depend on superior color management and control, as well as durable and consistent quality. Produce waterproof, gallery-quality color and black-and-white photos that resist fading for over 200 years, plus fine art prints on an impressive range of photo and fine art media up to B+ size prints. The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer delivers exceptional image quality and the best photo permanence on the market. HP Vivera pigment ink technology, combined with the printer's professional colors, enables accurate and consistent color reproduction. HP's third-generation gray ink is more neutral than ever before, allowing for exceptionally smooth transitions and detail. Eight individual high-capacity ink cartridges enable high-volume printing with efficient printing speeds - producing 4 x 6- inch photos in as fast as 10 seconds and 13 x 19-inch photos as fast as 1.5 minutes - ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs. Users can print exceptional photos on digital fine art media including canvas, photo rag, watercolor, stiff pre-matte and film up to 1.5-mm thick, as well as improved HP Advanced Photo Paper.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.9in
Height:9.2in/9.5in
Weight:37.7lbs
Width:26.5in/26.6in

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Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Spain/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Pro B9180
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP PhotoSmart

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3E
Max H-Resolution B/W:4800dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):13 in x 19 in/Super B (13 in x 19 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):27ppm/28ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm/26ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Coated paper / Fine art paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:64MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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