HP Photosmart A516

HP Photosmart A516 is a Compact Photo Printer features Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color, Print Speed As fast as 45 sec, 1.5-in LCD (color graphics), Paper Sizes 4 x 6 in, 4 x 6.5 in, 4 x 8 in photo card, 4 x 12 in panorama, Connectivity 1 USB, 1 PictBridge, 4 memory card. The HP Photosmart A516 measures 8.7 x 4.6 x 4.6 in (W x D x H) and weighs 2.6 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart A516 Reviews

PCmag reviews the HP Photosmart A516 and writes;
“Of course, the single-most-important issue for a photo printer is output quality. And the good news is that every photo I printed with the A516—including indoor and outdoor shots, closeups of faces, landscapes, snowscapes, and more—qualified as true photo quality. I saw some minor flaws on close inspection, including a slight loss of detail in bright areas on some photos, but the overall quality was easily a match for photos you’ll get from your local drugstore or other typical consumer photo labs.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart A516 User Reviews

Incredible value on a quality printer
“Although there are nice features when you move up a level to the A616, there is a premium attached to that little adjustable screen that just isn’t worth it to me. At the price this little printer is being offered, you can’t go wrong. Lightweight and compact, with Bluetooth and PictBridge, this is a bargain hunters dream. High quality prints? absolutely. I honestly can’t think of a downside unless you consider a print time of approximately one minute to be too long. Other than that, this little unit performs perfectly. “ – by Phil T. Miller
Rating: ★★★★★

Good, lightweight, portable printer
“The pictures were sharp and the colors were accurate. When I compared the pictures to identical ones that I printed with a Canon iP5000, and an Epson PictureMate (not the newer deluxe or express versions), all using the same Kirkland paper, I noticed that those from the A516 exhibited just a tad bit less contrast. It’s only noticeable when you compare the pictures side-by-side. All-in-all, I’d say that the HP Photosmart A516 is a pretty good deal. It’s simple to use and extremely portable (you can also purchase the optional internal battery to make it even more portable). I don’t know how long the ink cartridge will last so I can’t comment on the per-print cost.” – by The Riceman Cometh
Rating: ★★★★☆

I was impressed
“I really like my little printer. For the price I paid I was very impressed with what I received. The photo screen doesn’t raise but that didn’t matter to me, if you just want a good 4×6 photo printer without all the bells and whistles, I recommend this one.” – by R. Hill
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Deal
“I was shopping at a local circuit city and saw this wonder thing on sale….unfortunately they were sold out….so i looked online and found it also on sale for less than ciruit city on amazon….This klinched it…it was a great deal! After receiving it, I printed pictures from my laptop and from my new fujitsu camera….It did a wonderful job on both and was very simple to setup…No more going to a digital kiosk for prints that were sometime questionable..” – by Giovanni C. Ciuffardi
Rating: ★★★★★

Amazing photos
“The best photo paper to use with this is the HP Advanced Photo Paper. I bought some HP Premium Plus photo paper thinking that since it was more expensive, the print quality ought to be better. However, this was not so! Apparently, the Vivera ink is specially formulated to print on the HP Advanced Paper, which produces even-quality laydown of the ink, with no defined edges between different colors in the photo. The HP Premium Plus photo paper showed a defined edge in the blank ink, giving it a “home-printed” look to the photo. The HP Advanced paper produced photo-lab quality prints that looked awesome..” – by Jane Doe
Rating: ★★★★★


HP Photosmart A516 Brochure & User Guide

- HP Photosmart A516 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart A516 Features

Introducing the HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer
Experience the convenience of portable printing with the HP Photosmart A516. Print snapshots from digital cameras and memory cards easily without a PC, using the built-in 1.5 inch image display and HP Photosmart Express interface. Under-exposed photos or red-eye effects are easily corrected by pressing the HP Photo Fix button. What’s more, with HP Advanced Photo Paper and HP 110 Tri-colour Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, a water-resistant 4 x 6-inch snapshot is yours in just 45 seconds! Now you can share life’s best moment everywhere you go.

Worry-free photos, portable printing without a PC1
Need a new photo printer that is compact, portable, and produces great prints? Well, look no further. With the HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer you can print beautiful 4 x 6-inch photos on the spot wherever you go, without a PC. You can also easily pack or carry this lightweight, compact printer–its tray folds up and snaps shut for travel–making it the perfect travel companion. Easily print a 4 x 6-inch photo at home, parties or almost anywhere—in anywhere—in as fast as 53 seconds. Get truly portable printing, if you purcahse an optional rechargeable battery, for up to 75 prints per charge.1

Print directly from select camera phones, notebook PCs and more, with an optional bluetooth wireless adapter.2 You’ll be on you’re on your way to seamless, wireless, mobile printing in no time.

The easy way to print your perfect HP photos
The HP Photosmart A516 is easy to use. You can print photos directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras or memory cards3—-no PC required. The 1.5-inch image display lets you preview photos and then print only the ones you want. Crop your photos on the image display to make a 4 x 12-inch panorama prints—-again you can bypass your PC needed. The unique HP Photo Fix button automatically removes red eye, sharpens photos, and improves the color of your photos–it’s like having your own personal photo lab on your kitchen table. Consider using optional HP accessories, accessories, including carrying cases to make it easier to take your printer with you on your next vacation or family trip.4

Lab-quality, water5-and fade-resistant6 photos
Make memories last—-print lab-quality photos that resist fading for generations to come.6 Your photos will dry instantly, so you can handle them right from the printer—without having to worry about smudging or smearing.5 Remember, you can rely on HP, PC Magazine Reader’s Choice winner for service and reliability for 14 straight years.

1. HP Photosmart Internal Battery for Compact Photo Printers not included. Please purchase separately. separately. Number of prints per charge may vary.
2. Bluetooth wireless adapter not included. Supports camera phones with Bluetooth wireless technology. technology. Visit http://www.hp.com/support/bluetooth for a list of compatible devices.
3. Supports CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture xD-Picture Card. Also supports Memory Stick Duo (with adapter) and Mini SD (with adapter). adapter). Memory cards not included, please purchase separately.
4. Printer accessories not included. Please purchase separately.
5. Smudge- and water-resistant only when printed using HP Advanced Photo Paper and HP 110 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge with HP Vivera Inks, not available in 4 x 12-inch panorama size.
6. Up to 50 years based on Wilhelm-Research.com light fade testing under glass using the HP HP 110 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge with HP Vivera Inks on HP Advanced Photo Paper.
7. Supports Memory Stick Duo (with adapter) and Mini SD (with adapter). Memory cards and and adapters not included, please purchase separately.

What’s in the box
HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer, HP 110 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (5 ml), power module with cord, user’s Guide, setup poster, HP Photosmart Premier software

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