The HP PhotoSmart B8550 Photo Printer is an inkjet printer that can do what you need for printing photos and documents. From amazing photo enlargements to high-quality documents, the HP CB981A#B1H prints laser quality text and lab quality photos consistently with the new 5-ink printing system. Enjoy beautiful, instant-dry, smudge-resistant photos using HP Vivera ink and HP Advanced Photo Paper. You'll also be able to take the guesswork out of photo printing and get the quality you expect with HP Auto Sense technology. Wireless connectivity is optional with the purchase of an HP bluetooth adapter, and this inkjet photo printer comes with a 2.4" LCD color graphic display. The PhotoSmart B8550 is easy to use, efficient and delivers the long-lasting photo quality you demand.
Print Speed: Up to 32 ppm, text, Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in) , Up to 31 ppm, color draft, Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, plain paper, photo paper, cards
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in), B4 (9.83 in x 13.9 in), 3.95 in x 5.9 in, 3.95 in x 5.83 in, C5 (6.38 in x 9 in), JIS B5 (7.17 i
International C6 (4.5 in x 6.38 in), International C5 (6.38 in x 9 in), International B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in)
60 g/m2, 252 g/m2
Total Media Capacity:
Autoload, 125 sheets , Autoload, 20 sheets, 3.95 in x 5.9 in
Output Trays Capacity:
Expansion / Connectivity
1 x Hi-Speed USB
1 x ink cartridge ( photo black ) , 1 x ink cartridge ( cyan ) , 1 x ink cartridge ( magenta ) , 1 x ink cartridge ( yellow ) , 1 x ink cartridge ( black ), HP 364
CE, CSA, UL, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, EN 60950, GS, IEC950, FCC Part 15 B, CCC, PSB, MIC
AC 120/230 V
Power Consumption Operational:
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep:
Software / System Requirements
HP Photosmart Essential
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2, Microsoft Wi
EPA Energy Star Compliant:
Service & Support:
1 year warranty
Service & Support Details:
Limited warranty, 1 year
Min Operating Temperature:
Max Operating Temperature:
Humidity Range Operating:
HP PhotoSmart B8550 Photo Printer Features
Print small, large and everything in between
Print from 4 x 6- to 13 x 19-inch photos—and everything in between, including 5 x 7 and 8 x 10, 12 x 12. Review and enhance on the 2.4" color display.
Easily print just about anything
View and print photos without a PC—insert a compatible memory card into the built-in card slots. Print directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras.
Get the quality without the high costs
5 affordable individual inks—replace only the cartridges that you need. Get enhanced photo detail thanks to extremely small ink drops with HP dual drop volume technology.
Reliability that hits home
Archive laser-quality documents for decades without fading, using HP Vivera pigment black ink. Print lab-quality photos that last for generations using HP Advanced Photo Paper.
HP PhotoSmart B8550 Photo Printer Included Items
Print head assembly
HP 564 black (approx. 250 pages), photo black (approx. 120 4 x 6" photos), cyan (approx. 300 pages), magenta (approx. 300 pages), and yellow (approx. 300 pages) cartridges
CD with software
Photo media sample pack
Creative projects guide
"Start here" poster
HP PhotoSmart B8550 Photo Printer Warranty Information
Warranty Length: One Year
Details: This Limited Warranty applies to HP branded and Compaq branded hardware products (collectively referred to in this Limited Warranty as “HP Hardware Products”) sold by or leased from Hewlett-Packard Company or Compaq Computer Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hewlett-Packard Company in the United States, its worldwide subsidiaries, affiliates, authorized resellers, or country distributors (collectively referred to in this Limited Warranty as “HP”) with this Limited Warranty. The Term “HP Hardware Product” is limited to the hardware components and all its internal components including firmware. The term “HP Hardware Product” DOES NOT include any software applications or programs.
Contact: By Phone: 800-752-0900, Technical Support 800-474-6836