HP Wireless Photosmart Printers

Hewlett Packard is a company that was founded by two Stanford University classmates in 1939. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard probably never dreamed that there company would be as large as it is today, considering its humble beginnings in a Palo Alto garage.

The first product the company sold was an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers called an audio oscillator. Walt Disney purchased eight of these oscillators for the sound system of the movie Fantasia.

The company obviously diversified and now sells a variety of printers, inkjet cartridges, printing paper and photo paper. Whatever type of printer you're looking for, HP likely has one that fits your needs. Here's a comparison of the different wireless Photosmart printers the company manufactures.

All the printers are energy efficient and are shipped in a reusable tote bag. Many of the cartridges are made out of up to 70 percent recycled plastic.

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Printer

This is the most economical of all the Photosmart printers. It doesn't have all of the features of the more expensive models, but it still provides a good investment for the amount of money spent. It allows you to print through the web without a computer and it's possible to print and share from multiple PC in your home because of the integrated wireless connectivity feature.

There's a 2.36-inch display/touch screen and the printer has a memory stick duo secure digital/multimedia card. There's a two-ink system and one year technical phone support along with a one-year limited hardware warranty. The printer features direct photo printing from memory cards, iPod touch, iPhone, Bluetooth, PictBridge cameras or USB mass storage device.

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer

Slightly pricier than the normal e-All-in-One, the plus also has a few additional features including a faster printing speed, a larger 3.45-inch touchscreen, higher color print resolution and an individual four-ink system. Like the previous printer, it cannot fax.

The Plus e-All-in-One is slightly larger, prints slightly fewer media types and does not have a paper saving mode. It also comes with a one year technical phone support and a one-year limited hardware warranty.

HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One Printer

Even the premium e-All-in-One doesn't have fax capabilities, but it has additional features the earlier two models don't have. It has a faster print speed and can copy up to 33 pages per minute. It also has a scan feature like the previous two printers. The printer has a 4.33-inch touchscreen and automatic two-sided printing. Media types it can print are varied and include envelopes, paper, cards, labels and transparencies. It has web connected printing using HP Advanced Print Apps.

The premium has a 125-page input tray, 50 sheet output tray and 20-sheet photo tray. The photo tray is auto-engaging. The trays can accommodate small sizes than the Plus e-All-in-One printer

HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-All-in-One

This printer has all the features as the regular premium including the ability to fax pages with a resolution of up to 300 by 300 dpi. There is a memory to speed dial up to 90 numbers and there's also enough incoming memory to save up to 90 pages of faxes.

The Premium Fax has a five-ink system which is slightly different from the premium which has an individual five-ink system. The Premium Fax can also print CDs and DVDs. It has a 2.4-inch LCD display.

HP Photosmart eStation

This is the most expensive of all the HP Photosmart printers and it has full web browsing capabilities and the ability to fax without a phone line. There's a seven-inch removable TouchSmart display and a five-ink system.

The eStation can print up to 1,250 pages in a duty cycle which is slower than the previous two models that can print up to 1,600 pages in a duty cycle.