HP Photosmart A626

HP Photosmart A626 is a Compact Photo Printer features Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi, Print Speed As fast as 39 sec, 4.8-in touchscreen, 3.5-inch 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, 5 x 7 in, Connectivity 1 USB, 1 PictBridge, 4 Memory card slots. The HP Photosmart A626 measures 9.92 x 4.61 x 5.2 in (W x D x H) and weighs 3.4 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart A626 Reviews

Printerinfo reviews the HP Photosmart A626 and writes;
“We have to applaud HP for doing such a good job with the touch-screen display and menus for the Photosmart A626. It’s a fun device to use and the drawing innovation will make this a popular party printer for kids and adults. The larger 5×7-inch print size is, of course, a plus, as is the optional battery.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Macworld reviews the HP Photosmart A626 and writes;
“Attractive, easy-to-use, and innovative, the A626 should make a good travel partner for scrapbookers and hobbyists. The ability to print up to 4-by-12-inch panoramas is a very useful option, but the A626’s small paper capacity is a strange, questionable limitation. The printer’s weakness lies in its mediocre ability to print dark or black-and-white photos. But if you’re not the nitpicky type and you’re looking for a user-friendly, fun printer to bring to parties and events, the A626 is a good choice.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Washingtonpost reviews the HP Photosmart A626 and writes;
“The HP A626 is an attractive printer with a good range of print sizes and an effective and fun touch-screen. Only a couple of compact printers can produce 5×7-inch photos, so this, the touch-screen, and an optional battery are big plusses for the A626. However, consumers with a strong interest in print quality and speed have more options available to them.”
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PCmag reviews the HP Photosmart A626 and writes;
“The printer would obviously be even more attractive with a lower cost per photo. Still, the balance between price per photo, initial price, speed, output quality, and touch-screen convenience is enough to make the HP Photosmart A626 a winner.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the HP Photosmart A626 and writes;
“We found the prints produced by the A626 to be very similar to those by the A526, as well. The colors were pleasing, but color blocks showed graininess. The whole picture needed to be sharper, too. The dark end of the grayscale showed lots of compression, so we lost details in dark areas. Overall, the image quality is fine for basic snapshots for your fridge, but we’d prefer something better for photo albums or framing.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart A626 User Reviews

Fun Fun Fun Home Printer
“The ink cartridges are $20 and the Advanced Photo paper was on sale. 100 4×6 sheets for $7.99. I couldn’t resist. I got home and powered it up. What a nice printer. The ability to print 5×7 prints comes in handy for group/family photos where the larger size really brings out the faces. I love the white border setting that makes the prints look classic and the antique photo preset gives them a hand-colored classic feel. I don’t know what scientists they have in these other review labs. I am not a scientist. I am a photographer and this printer gives you nice prints easily and inexpensively in the convenience of your own home. The intangible: It is very fun to use. Something these lab dudes didn’t learn in chemistry class. In my opinion this printer is excellent.” – by John Viera
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Fun! – See Update
“The stylus pen is so much fun and I love the touch screen. I bought the A627 model at Best Buy for $129. not sure what the difference is compared to the A626. I also bought the case for it @ a great price of $10. also @ Best Buy and it’s awesome. I’ve ordered the rechargable battery for $30. here on Amazon and can’t wait for it to come. If you’ve ever used the digital printer at Walgreens – this does everything that does in the comfort of your home. The value pack (of ink and 120 photo paper) costs about $35. (at Best Buy), which I believe is reasonable for the convenience and all the customizations you can do. Very easy to use – Love It!” – by E. DeJesus
Rating: ★★★★☆

Best little printer for the money
“I’m generally technically challenged. But I was able to start printing out pictures (once my husband added the printer to my laptop)in 5 minutes. I used my Adobe to edit some pics which printed well. Then I inserted my memory card and edited and added borders and doodled all over my pics just for practice without even having to ask my husband any questions. The touch screen is so easy to use. It takes you thru step by step directions. I’m a scrapper and will defintely be taking this to my scrapbook conventions. I won’t have to spend hours prior to going to my conventions printing out pictures I may or may not use.” – by Jelly Bean
Rating: ★★★★★

“I only wanted a photo printer, that I could hook up to my Mac, and what I got with this little device is so much more. The setup was easy, and the quality of the pictures is great (much better than the photo printer at my local pharmacy store or Wal Mart). And then you get all the extra features (photo editing, touch screen etc.). There are plenty of hook ups for all flash card formats and flash drives.” – by D. Christen
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little printer
“This is the second HP printer I bought the first was the 8750 photosmart. it proves to be a very good printer one that uses only three ink cartriges. The A626 is providing some very nice pictures with options letting you type a caption from the printer. I recommend this printer to anyone who likes to have the ability to print from your memory card.” – by Anthony Albanese
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Buy
“I love this printer! The photo color quality is GREAT, even on the HP Advanced Photo Paper. Picture print time in under 2 minutes and the picture dry instantly when using the HP Advanced Photo Paper. The touch screen and stylus are fun and easy to use. Even better are the NMEROS options to add borders, frames, text and even draw on your pics. Also, you can crop and remove red-eye right from the printer’s touch screen – no need to use your computer. Setup is GREAT: I just plugged it in, loaded the ink and paper and then put in my camera’s memory card. That’s it and I was ready to print!” – by J. Moreau
Rating: ★★★★★

Printer Perfect
“This printer is ideal for us as we are traveling about the country in an RV and making loads of pictures at historic sites. The photos are sharp, clear and editable right off the camera card in the printer meaning no computer is necessary. The prints are also instantly dry, another bonus!” – by Gerald G. Ryals
Rating: ★★★★★

Slow, but High Quality Output
“I prefer the design of the Sony Portable printer, but this is faster! However, overall the printer is pretty slow and takes around a minute to print a 6X4 print. So, this is useful for printing a few pictures at a time. The quality is really excellent and I like the fact that it is totally disconnected from a PC.” – by Jaffrey W. Ali
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Photo printer! Easy to use, nice picture quality
“This a wonderful product, I like the simplicity and the quality. It has many extras like adding clipart, frames & borders, red-eye removal, cropping, brightness adjustment, an album creator, and the ability to add photo color effects like black & white, antique, sepia, and negative. The stylus makes it easy to scroll the menus and to choose your selections on the large LCD screen. It has all the ports for memory cards, USB, and Bluetooth adapter for wireless printing from your cell phone. It can print on 4×6 and 5×7 photo paper. It’s great to take on the go because it’s lightweight, compact, has a carrying handle and the screen and front door fold in..” – by K. Trapp
Rating: ★★★★☆

So Easy To Use
“Purchased this product for my wife because she felt printing pictures from the PC was too difficult. With the easy to follow directions included with this printer my wife was printing pictures in just minutes. The quality of the prints exceeds my high-end photo printer and the unit cost was more than reasonable.” – by Les M. Bateman
Rating: ★★★★★


HP Photosmart A626 Brochure & User Guide

HP Photosmart A626 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart A626 Features

The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer is perfect for people who enjoy printing photos and wish to add captions, messages, and more–without a PC! You can use the built-in 4.8-inch color touchscreen to add creative touches such as writing captions and creating different album layouts, frames, graphics, and other effects. Using the screen, you can also do slide shows and print individual shots by simply touching them. The printer has built-in memory card slots that support Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, and xD-Picture Card, allowing you to print directly from them. You can also print from a PictBridge-enabled camera or a PC. With the addition of a Bluetooth adapter, you can print wirelessly from Bluetooth devices.

The A626 prints at up to 4800 by 1200 optimized dpi (on advanced photo paper) for great photos that last a long time. With the optional rechargeable battery, you can bring the small printer with you to family gatherings and parties for printing photos immediately and passing them around. With built-in HP software, you can remove red eye, slim subjects, and enhance images right on the screen without a computer. The printer has a 20-sheet input tray and supports Windows XP Home and Professional, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.0. The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer is backed by a 1-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
Photosmart A626 compact photo printer, 110 tri-color ink cartridge, Photosmart software on CD, setup guide, user’s guide, and power supply.

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