HP Photosmart 375
The HP Photosmart 375 compact photo printer lets you preview, edit and select photos to
print from its built in tilting 2.5-inch color LCD. It's easy to print lab-quality
borderless 4 x 6-inch photos without a computer. Slip your digital camera's memory
card into one of the card slots (card slots support CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory
Stick/Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card and xD-Picture Card), view the
images on the color LCD, select the photos and the quantities you want to print
and press the Print button - that's it!
You can also print directly from any PictBridge-compatible camera using the standard USB
cable you already have. The Photosmart 375 prints in as little as 90 seconds and the
compact design makes it ultra portable for printing photos on the go. Your photos will
look true-to-life with crisp detail and vibrant color in up to 4800-optimized dpi.
For the ultimate in portability you can install the optional internal Li-ion rechargeable
battery in the bottom of the printer and use it anywhere to print up 75 photos per charge.
And at home the Photosmart 375 can be connected to your computer's USB port and used like
any other photo printer. HP includes a full suite of image editing, organizing and
The Photosmart 375 printer uses the 7 ml Tri-color hp95 print cartridge with Vivera Inks or the larger capacity 14 ml Tri-color hp97 cartridge. If printing black and white photos you can substitute the optional hp100 gray photo inkjet cartridge.
The printer has four flash memory card slots on the front. There
is a dedicated slot for CompactFlash Type I or II cards including IBM Microdrive, a slot
for SecureDigital or MultiMediaCard, a slot for SmartMedia or xD-Picture cards and a slot
for Memory Stick (and Memory Stick Duo, Magic Gate and Memory Stick Pro) cards. Only one
card can be inserted at a time, you will receive a warning if you attempt to
insert more than one card.
After inserting a memory card, the color LCD will say "reading card..." and then
display the number of photos that it has found. The first picture is
shown so you can edit it or print it. You can scroll through your pictures by using the
4-way controller (just like on your digicam).
The view from the top - a fairly simple and logical layout of control buttons, clearly
marked as to their function. We reviewed the Photosmart 245 printer last year and
commented that its built in color LCD was fixed, making the user stand over the printer
to see it. I'm happy to report that the Photosmart 375's LCD is now tiltable, making
it easy to see from a seated position.
Simple operation: Insert memory card, view pictures on the LCD and navigate to the desired
image, press the PRINT button!
It will also recognize images embedded with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) information
from your digicam and print these pre-selected images automatically when you press
the Print button.
The ZOOM buttons allow you to zoom-in or zoom-out and perform cropping before the image
The color LCD provides the user with a wealth of easy to follow options and a thorough
Help system that all but eliminates the need for the user manual.
The memory card slots act just like a card reader when the printer
is connected to a computer via the USB cable. The memory card appears as a
removable drive in the "My Computer" folder of a Windows machine.
You can easily copy, move or delete files on "Drive K:" using Windows Explorer or
any file management program.
With Windows XP or Me you will get one of these "popups" on your computer screen (if the
printer is connected via USB) whenever a card is inserted. You can select an automatic
action such as unload pictures using HP Image Unload Software or Open folder to view or
copy the image files.
Any modern PictBridge-compatible digital camera can be connected directly to the front-mounted USB port. In PictBridge mode you use the camera's color LCD and menu to perform the printing operation - it's quick and simple. Shown here is the Canon Powershot S410 camera. We printed out a 4-megapixel image in about one minute and forty-five seconds.
When the printer is closed up it resembles a hi-tech bread toaster and is about the same
physical size (approx 9 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches) and weighs less than three pounds. HP has an
optional carrying case to make this a really portable printing system. Seen here next to
the very compact Photosmart R607 digital camera.
The paper tray on the rear handles up to 20 sheets of HP's 4x6-inch glossy photo paper.
You can use the newer 4x6-inch photo paper or the older style 4x6-inch paper which has a
tear-off tab on one end.
Want to use your printer anywhere? Just buy the optional $80 Li-ion rechargeable
battery and slip it into the bottom of the printer and use the AC adapter to charge it.
A fully charged battery supplies enough power to make up to 75 prints.
HP also has an optional car DC power adapter for 12V operation.
Do you have a laptop, cellphone camera, PDA or other device with wireless Bluetooth? With the optional $50 HP bt300 Bluetooth Adapter you can now make prints with no cables within the operating range of your device.