HP Photosmart A636

HP Photosmart A636 is a Compact Photo Printer features Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi, Print Resolution As fast as 27 sec, 4.8-in touchscreen, 3.5-inch LCD (color graphics), Paper Sizes 4 x 6 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 A636 measures 9.92 x 4.61 x 5.28 in (W x D x H) and weighs 3.35 lb.

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

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart A636 Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the HP Photosmart A636 and writes;
“Print quality, in typical HP style, is pretty good. Our test images showed reasonable levels of foreground detail, as well as good shadow detail and very good colour transitions. Colours are bright, but natural and the three-colour cartridge does well in reproducing dark and light tints. For best results, you should use HP’s Advanced Photo Paper, though we also produced acceptable results using Premium Plus paper. The printer does just as well with images at 7 x 5 inches as at the default 15 x 10cm. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCmag reviews the HP Photosmart A636 and writes;
“The HP Photosmart A636 Compact Photo Printer obviously has room for improvement when it comes to speed, but for a photo printer, high quality is far more important. And the ability to print at 5-by-7 and 4-by-12 gives the A636 a significant advantage over printers limited to 4-by-6 prints—which is to say most dedicated photo printers. Like the A626 before it, the A636 offers a far-better-than-average balance between initial price, price per photo, speed, output quality, and convenience features like the touch screen and automatic installation. That’s more than enough for it to replace the A626 as the Editors’ Choice for high-end dedicated, consumer-oriented photo printer.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

HP Photosmart A636 User Reviews

Compact Photo Printer
“This product was described very well in several reviews. It is compact enough to travel well. Makes nice 5×7′s. Has some fun features to edit photos & add borders. Delivery was about one week.” – by P. L. Watkins
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome Photo Printer
“It is compact and very easy to use. The picture quality is amazing and there are so many fun features to add to your photos. I like how I can use multiple media devices to upload my pictures. This printer is not designed to print your family vacation album, meaning loads of pictures at a time. But if you have a couple of shots you want printed out for a frame or to send to friends/relatives this is a perfect printer. We buy the paper at office max and often they have a buy one get one free sale. We buy the ink online because we often find great deals compared to the stores. They are a little pricy which is why we gave it 4 and not 5 stars. Also great for scrap booking. Print and create pictures in minutes, no need to run to the store everytime you want pictures printed out.” – by R. Mazzuco
Rating: ★★★★☆

Love It
“It does print lab quality photos. They look fabulous. So many frames, clip art, design options…the possibilities are endless. I’m having a blast with it. Because of it’s portability, I took it to work, (I’m a neonatal intensive care RN) and took pics of a set of twins we had for the mother. I jazzed them up a little…making a pink baby frame for the girl, and a blue one for the boy, then I used the text, and printed out their names and date of birth. The mother loved them! Everyone was impressed!” – by Margaret A. Kirin
Rating: ★★★★★

Easy to use, good photos
“I got this printer so that my kids could print photos for their scrapbooking projects. It was easy to use right out of the box and produces great photos. They have so much fun using the special features to edit the photos. The stylus included makes editing the photos (writing captions, decorations) very fun. I would definitely recommned this printer.” – by Catherine S. Waybright
Rating: ★★★★★

Compact Photo Printer
“I love this printer. It works really well. Its super easy to find ink and photo paper for it as well. Its definitely cheaper to purchase the combo pack of ink and paper. You can even get it at Walmart. Definitely worth the money if you like to take pictures. “ – by Andrea Colvin
Rating: ★★★★★

Looking for a one job printer
“I just bought this printer for the purpose of printing pictures from my camera or computer. It was verry easy to set up & get working & for that Im glade. The print quality is verry good, it does take a little longer for the picture to print but Im not in that big a hurry, the results are great. “ – by Gerard J. Albert
Rating: ★★★★☆

“This is a great little printer, it’s compact and fun to use. The print quality is amazing!! I can do a lot of cool things to the photos. I absolutely LOVE this printer! “ – by Lola
Rating: ★★★★★

A636 makes real nice prints
“I have barely begun to use the features on it. Only printed 4 x 6 so far, but have used the cropping editor. Real easy to use. Have not tried the brighness yet,, we shall see, but the prints are much better then the same I did on my HP Laser printer. I am using the HP premium plus photo paper and the 110 ink cartridge, as recommended. The results are excellent. The colours seem to stand out. I will probably stick to the 4 x 6 format, but I will defintely be doing all my printing (at least for the best photos) on this printer. By the way I have not even connected it to either of my computers yet (an WinDoz XP and my main machine Linux). I may not even do so, since the printer has such a nice screen (even with my old eyes) and on screen editing.” – by Peter A. Ilott
Rating: ★★★★★

Prints beautiful color photographs – portable
“I love this Compact Photo Printer by HP. It prints beautiful clear color pictures. There are many things you can do with the picture editing. It’s also wonderful to be able to take it with me to family gatherings. It allows me to print extra pictures for anyone that wants them. Great product!” – by Sharon L. Wodzisz
Rating: ★★★★★


HP Photosmart A636 Brochure & User Guide

- HP Photosmart A636 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart A636 Features

HP Photosmart A636 Compact Photo Printer The ultimate in portable printing, the HP Photosmart A636 let’s you print, personalize and share your photos with ease! Wherever you are, print 13 x 18 photos and add all of the creative touches you can think of via a 12cm touchscreen. This printer is designed for anyone wanting the opportunity to print lab-quality photos wherever they go! Specifications Printer type: Inkjet Resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi Print Speed: Approx. 27 seconds (4″ x 6″) Connectivity: USB, PictBridge, Memory card slots Standard Paper Input: 20 sheets Standard Paper Output: 20 sheets Paper Sizes Supported: 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 4″ x 8″, 4″ x 12″ Memory included: 64MB Power source: 100 – 240 VAC (+/-10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz) 12 months parts and labor warranty Dimensions: 9.92″W x 4.61″D x 5.28″H.

• Use the large 4.8-inch touchscreen to view, edit and print photos without a PC
• Customize photos by drawing or writing on a displayed image before you print it
• Add a special message or caption using the touchscreen keyboard
• Choose from over 300 creative elements for borders, frames and clip art
• Edit photos using HP Design Gallery, which includes pet-eye fix and the slimming effect
• Fold-up paper tray holds up to 20 sheets of photo paper

• Print all your favorite photos at home and on the go
• Have fun with projects: make your own photo books and greeting cards

For project templates, tips to help you get started and more, visit the HP Creative Studio at www.hp.com/create.

• HP, the #1 brand in ink is the #1 value
• Count on prints with realistic skin tones and bright colors using Original HP Vivera inks
• Print up to 65% more pages than bargain inks(2) using Original HP ink
• Get prints that dry instantly and resist smearing using HP Advanced Photo Paper(3)
• Connect your PC to this HP printer easily using a USB cable

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