PhotoSmart vs OfficeJet Printers
The idea of having computer processed documents in hardcopy was a very successful one that erupted into more technical printers such as laser jet and bubble jet and countless others. The idea probably came from the printed document received from a typewriter. The computer works in much the same way and the desired end result in hardcopy form is the same as received in typewriting. Hardcopies are essential for example in a work setting to keep the records in file just in case the computer databases were to erase or any softcopy backup lost. Hardcopies are also essential for purposes such as photo printing which saves cost on getting films developed or digital photos in hard copy form. All this can be done by the users themselves now using OfficeJet and Photosmart printers.
No more do we need to rely on film developers to provide our images and memories in hardcopy. All this can be done at home using a Photosmart printer which is a specially designed printer, some even using specially produced ink in the printing process; therefore these printers solely serve the purpose of printing photography. PhotoSmart printers can use plain paper, transparencies, sticker sheets and photo paper with matte or glossy finish. Photosmart printers usually take around 16 seconds to print one sheet which is still slow for a printer but given that quality is required in images, 16 seconds is still less.
OfficeJet printers are multipurpose printers which have built in fax, scanning and printing abilities. The multipurpose feature therefore makes it an ideal hardware to place in a work setting. The OfficeJets are a specialty of HP and come with larger capacity ink cartridges. This means that OfficeJets tend to print a large number of documents. Not only are OfficeJets reliable for printing plain sheets but also images. An HP OfficeJet is one of the best options available in the market and has the capacity to print around 420 pages with its black cartridge and 300 pages with its colored cartridge. An OfficeJet therefore is a 4 ink printer. The quality of printed documents attained is also good.
Difference between PhotoSmart and OfficeJets
The major difference between the two types of printers is their specialties. Where a Photosmart is a good option when printing images, the OfficeJet provides a user with multiple features thereby saving their cost in investing a separate fax machine and a scanning and a photocopying machine. Though because of its multiple features, pointing at printing, faxing and photocopying, the usage of ink in OfficeJets is greater than that in PhotoSmart printers.
Most Photosmart printers came with a memory card slot so that the users can insert their memory card from cameras and phones to print the pictures directly. The larger ink capacity of OfficeJets tends to give the user a lower cost per page than a Photosmart would give. In general both give good quality printing results and have gained popularity amongst those interested in having a printer.