Test: HP Photosmart D5460: Print quality and speed: Photoprint
We use 13 different files to test print speed and quality. On the following pages you find the most important ones.
DC test photo
To test photo quality we print a standardized TIF-file. It´s 11.627 KByte in size (2.362 x 3.307 pixels).
The photo is printed on HP advanced photo paper (Q5456A), using "optimal" and highest resolution (9.600 dpi) in the driver.
Click on the pictures below to see them in their original size.
Compared to it´s predecessor Photosmart D5360, the new model D5460 shows a definitely finer raster.
Characteristic for HP are strong colors with high contrast. Colors come across neutral in most cases.
HP so far relied on ink cartridges with integrated printhead, ejecting ink droplets of five picoliters. The new permanent print head can expel ink droplets as small as 1.3 picoliters, due to additional nozzles.
The use of a permanent print head prevents the use of a photo- or gray-cartridge, which previous models provided.
To print DC´s A4-test photo takes the D5460 a breezy 2:34 minutes. That´s not as fast as Canon´s Pixma iP4500, which does the same job in less than two minutes.
But compared to it´s predecessor HP Photosmart D5360 the speed of photo printing has doubled.
|Printing time photo print|
|Canon Pixma iP4500||
|HP Photosmart D5460||
|Epson Stylus D120||
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Comparing printing quality
Compared to other models of the same category the D5460 has a finer raster.
Until now Canon was the only company able to manufacture printers with such fine raster.