Photo printers have always been small of course, so HP’s Photosmart A516 photo printer isn’t anything that would take you by surprise. But ultimately these are our memories we're talking about, that we'd like to keep crisp and clear and well preserved. So the A516 is a tool to help accomplish that. Let's see if it's worth your while.
For starters the A516 looks like a cute little toaster. That should give you a pretty accurate description of the device itself. And it weighs almost as much, around 1.17kg.
The front panel flips open to reveal the various card slots that the printer is compatible with, a USB port, the paper exit tray and the cartridge loading dock is behind a flap to the right. As with most compact photo printers, the A516 uses a single cartridge.
On top of the printer is a small 3 x 3.5cm TFT screen that allows you to view pictures stored in the cards. The only problem here is that the screen cannot be adjusted in any way. In order to view the images you're going to have to adjust your position. There’s also the power button, cancel print key and 2 others for other functions. Under the screen are directional keys for when you’re viewing pictures directly on the screen and a select key in the center.
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