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HP PhotoSmart 470
 
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.

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This is a small (5 x 7 inch/10 x 15 cm/A6) printer especially for printing photos taken with digital cameras. It has ports on the side for inserting SmartMedia, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, and Secure Digital & MultiMedia digital "film" and has a 2.5" CGD panel that lets you select pictures from the "film" to print, so one can use the device as a digital photo lab without PC. This printer supports printing on 5x7" photopaper. It also supports the new 4x8" greeting card, has embedded mass storage for up to 1000 photos, video out to TV, IR remote control for viewing images on TV, an optional battery pack, and an optional blue tooth dongle.

Due to the small paper size and not using black ink its usability for PC documents is very limited, but it works with various PCL drivers which support 3-ink CMY and A6/Postcard/4x6-Photo paper size.

To get all functionality of this printer working under Linux, especially also the non-printing features, like scanning, printer status, maintenance, and photo download from memory cards, use the HPLIP driver package from HP.

When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper 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, higher resolutions are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in its highest 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.

Border-less (full bleed) printing is supported with the HPLIP driver.

Consumables/Refills: Refill: 1 CMY color cartridge

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Drivers

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
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  70
 


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