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HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The print quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the paper handling and ink consumption. The reliability and price get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the multifunction and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and reliability.

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noise, reliability, ink consumption

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of HP PhotoSmart Pro B9180 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

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.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Rick LePage (pcworld.com)

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

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

Preview of the HP Photosmart Pro B9180.

For additional information on Photo Printers and product reviews, please visit our Photo Printer guide.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart Pro B9180

 

HP Photosmart Pro B9180

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Nikonians (nikonians.org)

HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer Review

 

HP has succeeded in producing a line of archival inkjet printers that can easily compete with anything currently in the market place. This is an impressive accomplishment considering the fact that this is their very first entry into professional level...

May, 2013

Expert review by : The Luminous Landscape (luminous-landscape.com)

Expert Review

 

Both Canon and HP, on deciding to enter the pigment ink market saw this as an opportunity, and both have made sure that their new competitive pigment-ink-based printer lines hold both glossy and matte inks simultaneously. Canon's offerings use 12 inks,...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Ben Long (creativepro.com)

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

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Rick LePage (macworld.com)

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...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Jon Canfield (shutterbug.com)

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.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Nov, 2007

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