HP Photosmart 385
The HP Photosmart 385 Photo Printer lets you preview, edit and select photos to print
from its built-in color LCD. It's easy to print lab-quality borderless 4 x 6-inch
photos without a computer and thanks to the HP Vivera Inks, your
prints are outstanding with vivid colors and resist fading for generations.
Unlike many other photo printers, the Photosmart 385 has a per-print cost as low as
$0.24 so it's quite economical to operate.
Preview, edit and select photos on the tilting 2.5-inch color LCD display, no computer
is necessary. Put your camera's memory card into one of the card slots (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 press the Print
button - that's it! HP Real Life Technology allows the printer to automatically
detect and remove Red-eye and enhance detail in dark photo areas to make your pictures
look even better.
You can print directly from any PictBridge-compatible camera using the standard USB
download cable. With the optional HP Bluetooth adapter you can also print wirelessly
from camera phones and PDAs. The Photosmart 385 makes outstanding 4 x 6 inch color
borderless prints in about 90 seconds and can also print 4 x 12" panorama prints. Your
photos will look true-to-life with crisp detail and vibrant color with HP's Vivera
Inks and will remain that way for up to 82 years.
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 385 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 385 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 slot for CompactFlash Type I or II, a slot
for Secure Digital or MultiMediaCard, a slot for SmartMedia or xD-Picture cards and a slot
for Memory Stick/MS Pro (Memory Stick Duo with adapter) 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.
Simple operation: Insert memory card, view pictures on the LCD,
navigate to 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 using Windows Explorer or
any file management program.
With Windows you will get one of these "popups" on your computer screen
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 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.