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HP PhotoSmart 3200
Color inkjet printer, max. 4800x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: hplip (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler

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Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.


It has ports on the side for inserting SmartMedia, CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive, SD, or Sony Memory Stick digital "film" and has a color LCD panel which displays your photos (as a digital camera does) so that you can select pictures to print easily. This way one can use the device as a digital photo lab without PC.

For basic printing functionality use the HPIJS driver . For advanced functionality such as printer status, maintenance features, and photo card unload use the HPLIP driver (which includes HPIJS).

It has a USB port on its front side to directly connect a digital camera (HP only).

Best output quality reachable with the HPLIP driver (printer compatible to HP DeskJet 990C), especially the 4800-dpi high resolution mode gives excellent photo quality.

When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper type and ink cartridge type and does appropriate dithering and colour adjustment internally, controlled by the hardware. So even when Ghostscript with the HPLIP driver only renders the image with 300 or 600 dpi, the higher resolutions are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in photo quality, no paper type choice in the driver's options is needed. There is also a special high resolution mode where the image is rendered in 1200 dpi and interpolated to 4800x1200 dpi by the hardware, without paper detection, intended for photo paper only.

This printer supports an optional duplex unit.

The key focus of the printer is to address the competitive market with regards to individual ink supplies.

Consumables/Refills: Refill: 1 black, 1 cyan, 1 magenta, 1 yellow, 1 light cyan, 1 light magenta

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The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

hplip  (driver home page)
HP's driver suite for printers and multi-function devices
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard (this printer's manufacturer)
License: MIT/BSD/GPL (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 1200x1200dpi   Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
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