HP Photosmart 385 Digital Photo Inkjet Printer
About this product
|Printer Type||Digital Photo Printer|
|Family Line||HP PhotoSmart|
|Max Resolution (BW)||1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Color print speed up to||60 sec/print|
|Max Resolution (Color)||4800 x 1200 dpi|
|Extend Printer Technology||Thermal Inkjet|
|Computer Operating System||Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional|
|Interface||PictBridge, USB 1.0/1.1|
|Memory Card Compatibility||Compact Flash Type I, Compact Flash Type II, Memory Stick, Multimedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), SmartMedia, xD Picture Card|
|Direct Printing Capabilities||Print Photos Without a PC|
|Printers Special Features||Borderless Printing|
|Media Type||Index Cards, Photo Paper|
|Max Media Size||Panoramic A2 (210 x 594 mm)|
|Media Capacity||20 Sheets|
|Networking Type||Wireless Network Adapter, Wireless Network Adapter (Optional)|
|Installed RAM||32 MB|
|Max. Memory||32 MB|
|Release Date||July, 2005|
Most relevant reviews
- dk5339Dec 16, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
Portable and easy to take on vacation
I love this printer!! Fast printing of my photos from my camera. Good quality prints. Easy to take on vacation and print digital pictures immediately after taking. Great value.
- uttiggsFeb 11, 2006by
The print quality on these newer HP printers almost had me running out to buy one. They truly do make some beautiful prints. However, I got looking further and now I would say run far away. Not just from this one, but from all newer HP printers. Why? The ink cartridges. A few years ago there was a big uproar when HP started dropping the amount of ink in their cartridges. They dropped it so there was only about 17ml of ink in a cartridge with the last generation of printers.
This new generation of inks, the Vivera inks, now only have 5-7ml of ink in a cartridge!!! That is about 1/3 the ink of the previous, yet the cartridges cost about the same.
What this means to you as the consumer is that you end up spending a LOT more per print, especially if you are printing darker prints or ones with a lot of color.
When all is said and done, it is MUCH cheaper to take your card from your digital camera (or load images onto a card after editing on your computer) and run down to the photo shop to hav ethem printed. The major photo shop by me charges 19 cents per 4x6 print. They are on real photo paper, not ink-jet, so they last longer. Costco charges just 15 cents, and they are also photo paper. These printers will cost you about 50 cents per print by the time you pay for the ink and the paper. It will actually be from 38 - 60 cents, depending on how dark it is.
You are better off to get a basic printer for printing any pages, documents, homework projects, etc, and leave the photo printing to the photo shops.
I have a very nice camera (see my other reviews) and do all my printing now at the photo shop.Read full review
- ksweemsOct 11, 2006by
With the battery pack this makes a great printer. I have printed a little over 1600 pictures with my current printer.
I had one before this the airlines crushed.
I print a sample page every time I replace the cartridge and usually get over a hundred pictures from each card. Don't replace the card until a color actually runs out. The printer will say ink is low about 20 pictures before it is really empty.
I get my paper from Costco and am extremely pleased with its performance. With the battery pack to show immediate results from my photos I could have sold at least a dozen of these printers.
Shopping around for the paper and cartridges I think I can beat the department store photo booth prices.
I always get the HP 97 priter chartridge that has 14 ml of ink. A much better deal than the 7 ml cartridge.
Hope this information helps.Read full review
- petelinda84Aug 15, 2015by
would not own anything but this
2nd one I have had and I will get number 3 when I wear this one out
cant ask for anything better
we all love it
- krfourovFeb 8, 2007by
HP 385 4" X 6" Printer
I first saw one of these being used by my sister and was very impressed with he print quality and capabilities of this little printer. I soon had one for myself and then bought one for our daughter for her scrapbooking hobby. Being able to attend events and then leave pictures for the host or participants is both fun and appreciated. As part of one of our RV clubs, I am the historian and document our rallys during the event and even give out pictures to those who would like copies . The cropping and composing ability turns ordinary shots into real "keepers", and everyone loves the frames available. Of course having a good digital camera or two helps, and I just love our new Sony W50 for all it can do and the quality of the images ! If you buy your paper right, you get better pictures than commercially processed (Walmart), a bit cheaper, and you make them look just the way you want. Although the 385 may not be the current model, nor necessarily top of the line, being able to find them for about $50 new on Ebay makes them a "slam-dunk" winner in picture printing.
KrfourovRead full review