HP Photosmart 7510
AirPrint; excellent document printing
There’s plenty to like about the Photosmart 7510. As well as looking great and being easy to set up, it delivers excellent printing in most situations although we did encounter some issues.
Installation was easy as Apple provides drivers for this printer via Software Update. However, we’d suggest installing the latest version of the full software suite from the HP website.
The initial setup process took a while as the automatic calibration process runs. All the other setup options are handled through the touchscreen on the front panel.
Print quality was a mixed bag, in our view. Documents with different fonts, images, tables and other elements printed beautifully. Fine lines rendered perfectly with no jaggendess and colours were solid and clear.
Photo printing was a different story. On our stock images we could see fine lines running down through images printed on photographic stock. When we printed our images to A4 paper there were no lines, but on smaller, 3 x 5 stock the lines were clearly visible. We also found that colours weren’t faithfully reproduced. For example, skin tones were too red.
In addition to USB, the Photosmart 7510 can be used over Wi-Fi. That connection can also be used to print content from online services such as Picasa and Facebook and sites such as DreamWorks and Sesame Street for printing kids’ activity pages.
The Photosmart 7510 also supports AirPrint out of the box so you can print from iOS devices.
Scanning integrated easily with Preview as well as HP’s software over both USB and Wi-Fi. There’s a sheet-feeder that can handle up to 25 sheets in addition to the flatbed.
Macworld Australia’s buying advice:
There’s a lot to like about the HP Photosmart 7510 but if photo printing is a priority then other options might be preferred.