HP TouchSmart Web Printer Review & Giveaway

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I’ve had quite a long relationship with HP. Our relationship usually centers around printers and Black Friday.  After having a regular HP Inkjet printer for years, I found my first All-in-One Printer in 2005 on Black Friday.  It was a $299 printer, and I got it for $99.  What a steal!  That’s when I really fell in love with HP, I believe.  As a private music teacher, I had to copy music pieces all the time (for kids to practice with – so they wouldn’t lose mine.  I always purchased the music)  I also loved having a scanner!  To tell you the truth, I never did use the fax function, but it was nice to have, just in case.

When my HP All-In-One Printer bit the dust earlier this year, I knew I would have to hope for a great Black Friday deal! I bought a really cheap $29 inkjet printer to get me through the year.  So after saving and hoping for about 7 months, I found the perfect deal on a HP Photosmart Premium Wireless Printer/ Copier/ Scanner. Now I just had to wait for delivery!

And that’s when I got word that I would be able to review the coveted HP Photosmart Premium Touchsmart Web Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner/ Fax (Try saying that all in one breath)

HP Photosmart Premium Touchsmart Web Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner/ Fax

I was beyond excited, because I had a chance to try the printer at Type A Mom conference in October, and I immediately wanted one so bad!  I had never seen a printer with it’s own connection to the web.  I mean, you can use this printer to print out documents, coupons, Google Map directions, movie tickets ( from Fandango), photos, charts, music staff paper, recipes, kids’ printables from Nickolodeon, Disney & Dreamworks, and SO much more!  And you don’t even have to touch your computer!  It is truly amazing!

“Well, that must be complicated,” you say. In fact, my six year old can explain and demonstrate how it’s done! Take a look at this video where she gives us a tour of her favorite activity! I honestly had no idea she would launch into the “let me show you, ” after saying her favorite thing!  She’s a natural born vlogger!

Here are just a few of the things I love about the HP Web Printer:

  • Environmentally friendly packaging, with a reusable bag, instead of mountains of plastic bags!  It also has a double sided “paper saver” setting so as not to waste paper.

HP Webprinter Box

  • EASY set up! Seriously, you just “Plug and Play!”   HP guides you through the entire set-up right from the touch screen.  And I must say, I was a little nervous about getting it configured.  I had no problems installing the drivers on my computer (my PC and husband’s Mac) at all.

  • Wireless Printing! Let me tell you, I had become SO tired of lugging my laptop from the kitchen (where I usually work (4yo daughter “works” next to me) to the office, plugging in the cord, and printing on my cheapo printer whenever I needed something!
  • The kids can use it themselves! No more having to go to the computer, log on to a website, find the printables, browse through with the kids until they find something they want, then print it for them.  If you watched the video, you saw that they do the whole thing on their own!

  • Scan to multiple sources. I like the fact that you can scan to a thumb drive, a computer, a memory card, or straight to email.  I had a little trouble scanning straight to email since I use web-based email.  But it was just as easy to scan to file on the computer and attach to an email.  In fact, I have to sign some papaers tonight and send them back through email, so I’ll use this function again tonight!
  • Individual Printer Cartridges for each color. At first, I thought, “Wow! That’s a lot of cartridges to buy!”  But… each one is less expensive than the all-in one print cartridge, and you only have to replace the color that’s empty.

SO what are the first things we printed, you ask?

  • I also printed our Christmas Card, since we got the printer in December. They printed right to the HP 4×6 photopaper.  Totally easy-  they didn’t smudge or get fingerprints on them.  No Cutting!  I really think Digiscrappers would LOVE this printer, especially for 4×6 bragbooks!
  • Then, I printed my new Blog Planner – the GO MOM DIY Planner. (click here for my review of the planner)

  • The kids printed activities, of course!

I was fully prepared to cite some negative feelings about this Printer.  However, I really have had a wonderful experience!  I can’t think of any problems! I’ve only been using it a month, so if an issue does come up, I will be sure to let you know!

There is one item of advice I will give you for this printer:

You MUST set boundaries for the kids on how much printing they can do.  Seriously, my kids went crazy for DAYS!  I let them because we were testing it after all, but you might want to set a limit of how many pages they can print per day!



HP had generously offered one HP Photosmart Premium Touchsmart Web Printer to a Real Life Reader! I am so excited to be able to give one away!  We will announce the winner of the printer on February 6, the last day of the Blissdom Conference in Nashville TN.  You DO NOT have to be present at Blissdom to win, but wouldn’t it be cool if you were?

Here’s how to enter:

  • Click here to view the features of the HP Touchsmart Web Printer. Then, leave a comment on this post, saying what the most useful feature would be for you.

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This contest will be open to US Residents 18 or older, through February 6, 2010. The winner will be chosen by random number generator, and notified by email. Winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email within 48 hours of notification.

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The HP Web Printer was supplied to me  for review, and no other compensation was received for this review/giveaway.

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  3. I so want this HP product. I really like that the scanner is high end.

  4. I love the all in one capabilities. I have to copy things all the time for church and print recipes like you wouldn’t believe~

  5. J McNeill says:

    Wow…the most useful feature is definitely the web access! Printing coupons directly from the printer would be a dream…and movie tickets! Awesome use of an all-in-one printer!

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  7. I love that with bluetooth you can print pictures from your phone

  8. I like that it is network ready, I don’t have to think about how to connect to it from multiple computers.

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  12. I like that it’s wired and wireless. I also like the touchscreen display

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  20. We would really LOVE to win this… the reason being is my girls are way into arts and I love that they can just go up and print off a coloring page for themselves without having to go through the computer. KUDOS to HP for a great invention!
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  21. Wow! I have not seen this printer before and love what you have said about it. I will be saving my pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars if I don’t win to get one.
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  22. How I could really use this as my printer has just died! I need it for many of the functions that it offers, esp. the printing as I am back in school and seems like I print several things each week. Thanks for such at great giveaway!!
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  27. Will
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    This printer really is amazing! From the photo print function to the built in memory card slots – so useful. I have so many pictures to print! I would love to have this and it would make my home life so much easier!

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  30. I like that you can access the Web

  31. The most useful feature is the touch screen. I love the idea that my kids could print things out all on their own without help!

  32. Kittenish
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    I like that the 4.3″ touch-screen display allows you to access Web content such as coupons, maps, recipes, etc. I often find printing coupons annoying, so this sounds like it could be helpful.

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  39. The wireless feature would be more useful
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