HP Photosmart Printer Review & Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

::GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED::  Congrats to Melissa Cleaver!

At the Type A Mom Conference back in September, I sat through a tour of the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web All-in-One Printer and was amazed.  Honestly, I had no idea how far HP had come over the years and was super impressed that they had created the world’s first Web-connected home printer.  Our “tour guide” was navigating the web using a touch screen on the printer that totally blew my mind.  It was so cool!  They must have noticed my excitement and amazement because they followed up with me a few months later and asked if I would like to review the printer.  I was thrilled to show my husband all of the cool features the Photosmart Premium had to offer, and most of all, how easy it was to use.

There are TONS of features included with the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart, so I am only sharing a few of my favorites here (taken from the HP website):

  • Print Web content like movie tickets, coupons, maps, recipes, and puzzles right from the HP TouchSmart screen, no PC needed
  • Print checklists, fax cover pages, and notebook paper, and other forms and templates using Quick Forms
  • Save time: directly access photos on Snapfish.com without turning on your PC
  • Get lab-quality photos, rich black-and-white shots, laser-quality text, time-saving direct Web printing, and creative projects—all from one machine
  • Edit and print photos, send faxes, scan photos for reprinting, make copies, and print from the Web—without a PC—using the spacious screen
  • Simplify photo printing with the automatic photo trays
  • Print photos directly from mobile phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, or an iPhone or iPod touch
  • Cut paper use in half with the automatic two-sided printing
  • Conserve ink and save money: replace each cartridge individually when it runs out
  • Get exclusive offers and discounts on supplies, shop from your own supplies list, and get free next-day shipping with “My Print Rewards”

I have had “all-in-one” printers in the past, but they were never this easy to use.   Having the Touchsmart screen makes all the difference, really.  The steps for scanning, faxing, copying, printing photos, etc. are all very straight forward and totally done on the printer itself.  You can also access Disney, CBS Interactive, Google, DreamWorks Animation, Fandango,  Coupons.com, and others by using the Touchsmart screen.  It’s like having a second computer (with web) and photo lab on your desktop!

In the past, when I needed to scan and email a document, it was a huge pain and would take WAY too long to execute.  I would usually give up and run down to the copy store and fax.  Now, it only takes me five minutes tops and automatically saves my scanned document as a .pdf or image file.  So easy.  Isn’t it amazing how productive you can be when you have the right tools?

I HIGHLY recommend the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web All-in-One Printer for your home, office or workplace.  You can learn more or purchase your own HERE.  The printer retails for $329.99 (after rebate) and is well worth the investment.  Thank you, HP, for allowing me to review this amazing printer.


I REALLY want you to experience the HP Photosmart Touchsmart technology, too, so we are giving a HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer to one lucky winner!

The HP Photosmart A646 Compact Printer Series makes it simple to view, edit, create and personalize photos – all without a PC – with easy-to-navigate menus right on the printer’s HP TouchSmart control panel with large 3.45-inch touchscreen. Ideal for on-the-go photographers and busy parents, this portable and compact device easily prints from Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones, allowing users to print out and share their photos wherever they are.

With more than 300 creative elements to choose from, including borders, clip art, album pages and photo captions, the HP Photosmart A640 Compact Printer Series makes personalizing and printing home photos easy and fun. In addition, 30 editing and enhancing options from the HP Design Gallery, including pet-eye fix, slimming feature, blemish removal and sepia tones, make photos look their best.

This ENERGY STAR® qualified printer helps reduce packaging waste by shipping in an innovative, reusable tote.  Valued at $150!




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DISCLOSURE – I was provided a HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web Printer for this giveaway and promotion.  My reviews and recommendations are always honest and true. Read Mom Spark’s full disclosure here.

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