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20 reviews of the HP Web Printer (aka The HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web All-in-One)

My day job gives me an amazing opportunity to meet and talk with customers.To get firsthand feedback on how HP technology and innovation helps their everyday lives is incredibly powerful and motivating. We listen closely to what our customers want, what they like about our products -- and just as importantly what they don't like -- to dream and build better solutions. So when customers told us they wanted an easier way to print and share what they create and read on the web, we went to work. One result of the HP-customer collaboration debuted last fall and is known as the HP
Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web AiO
  (also affectionately known as "the HP
Web Printer
"). We asked real families to test drive it and give us their opinions, including the 20 reviews listed here.

Want to know what it's like to print with web-based apps -- no PC required?  Get more info and read on:

Moms (Lifetime TV), by Lindsay Reed Maines
"All in all, I highly, highly recommend the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer- the quality of print and ease of use out of the box make it a winner in my book." See the full review ...
Real Life, by Sarah (plus video)
"You can use this printer to print out documents, coupons, Google Map directions, movie, and SO much more!  And you don’t even have to touch your computer!  It is truly amazing!" See the full review ..., by Kristina Sauerwein
"When the printer arrived at our home, courtesy of HP, my husband was wide-eyed with excitement. It was as if I had handed him an aphrodisiac, or a weekend pass to play golf, or a ticket to the World Series." See the full review ...
Booty Cakes
, by Renee
"I know, we should not covet anything, but I just can't help myself...I
can't even begin to sing praises for this printer loudly enough...The HP
Touchsmart can work stand alone, in other words if your computer is
shutdown you can still print from the web apps. Apps- yes, your read
that right. Apps for the printer. Right now the Touchsmart has 18
different apps that can be used, especially by busy moms like me. " See the full review ...
by Danielle
(plus video)
"HP Touchsmart Technology is amazing…with only a touch, you can connect to the online world and access….well, just about everything." See the full review ...
DesignHER Momma
"...How full of awesomeness can it really be? Umm....only 18,000 different shades of
awesome. It doesn't "just print".It quickly
prints beautiful pictures on demand. It prints double sided documents. It
makes copies. (colored too). It faxes (oh yes it does). It
scans. IT'S HOOKED UP TO THE INTERNET, PEOPLE! See the full review ...
Tech Savvy Mom "...the entire family was quite impressed. Tech Savvy Daddy is impressed by the ability to browse Snapfish and print
directly from the screen, while the kids are in love with touching the screen to
print...The unit comes with a collection of Apps, arranged in a trendy and elegant
scrolling pattern. Wow, Apps for my printer. What will be next… Apps for my
toaster? Perhaps!" See the full review ...

Mommy Niri (plus videos)
"Once you buy it, it does not mean that is all you get. Thanks to the
wondrous nature this printer continuously can get updates of new
features. I really like that feature, as by the time I had it set up
there were already new applications out." See the full review ...
More Than Mommy (aka Quirky Fusion) "...the big reason for buying this printer over similar models is the Web
functionality. The Web printer comes with a number of different apps (with more
to download and others under development) that you can use without a computer at
all. There are coloring book pages and crafts, recipes, coupons, Fandango movie
tickets and Google maps. Since I have a laptop, I do like being able to print
things without having it connected. If I’m running out the door and need a map,
I’ll be thrilled to be able to print one without booting up my machine." See the full review ...
, by Stacy DeBroff

"We have all been there - somehow you spend 30
minutes on the computer, but as soon as the computer shuts down you realized you
forgot to print one of the things you originally intended. Amazingly, HP’s new
printer PhotoSmart Premium with TouchSmart Web allows you print what you need
without having to wait for your computer to turn on again. You gotta love that"
See the full review ...

Mom Spark, by Amy Bellgardt "I have had “all-in-one” printers in the past, but they were never this easy to
use.   Having the Touchsmart screen makes all the difference, really.  The steps
for scanning, faxing, copying, printing photos, etc. are all very straight
forward and totally done on the printer itself.  You can also access Disney, CBS
Interactive, Google, DreamWorks Animation, Fandango,, and others by using the
Touchsmart screen.  It’s like having a second computer (with web) and photo lab
on your desktop!" See the full review ...
Agent Mama
"I was able to print, scan, and fax over our wireless router
within minutes...No running back and forth scanning, saving, cussing,
scanning again, rinse, repeat, etc." See the full review ...
MomAdvice "As a mom, I love when appliances have me in mind. This printer has on the home
screen links directly to Disney and Nick Jr for free coloring pages, activities,
and recipes.  Other features include a relationship with for
customized coupons for your local area, Google Maps,  and Snapfish so you can
print photos straight from the printer from your Snapfish photo albums" See the full review ...
As Mom
"But, the thing that made me go, “Ooooh” was this: The coupons that
print from are formatted to use paper very efficiently. It
even prints out a list of the coupons you printed. I think this is a
really handy feature. I’m such a grocery geek!" See
the full review ...
(plus video)
"It was easy for me to set up.  In only 5 minutes I was printing
from the web; in
under 10,  I was hooked up to my computer.  Easy peasy." See
the full
review ...
The Pixel Boutique "Through the touchscreen, you can navigate to sites like Google maps,, Snapfish, Fandango and Nickelodeon and print what you need,
immediately. Without even touching your my opinion the Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web is the Cadillac of ink jet
printers."  See the full review ...
Making My American Dream
"With its stylish design, the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web looks great sitting atop my desk and fits perfectly too. And the touchscreen adds a futuristic touch that just can't be ignored. I would recommend this printer to fellow moms as well as anyone looking to print high quality photos or have limited web access from your printer." See the full review ...
New York Chica "The features are amazing.  The one feature that struck me was that you can have your photos printed straight from the cell phone right to the printer.  I never thought, in a million years that a printer would work with a cell phone." See the full review ...
3 boys & a dog
";;;the boys really love the internet option and the touch-smart of the HP...I am keeping the HP in the kitchen with my laptop and sending the Epson to the
local high school. " See the full review ...
Art of Random Willy -Nillyness
"The printer also has automatic two sided printing which is a wonderful
feature. This printer is also connected to the Internet which makes it
wonderful. And even if you are offline on the computer you can still
access the
applications that come with the printer without having to turn on the
It comes with several programs that you can connect to at anytime. The
include Fandango, Disney, Google Calendar, Coupons, USA Today,
Nickelodeon, Google Maps and Recipes. I am sure I missed one or two but
you get
the picture." See
the full review ...




Thanks very much to all 20 families for taking the time to test-drive and share their opinions.

If you'd like to share yours, I welcome your comments and suggestions.


Angela LoSasso has a cool day job managing social media on behalf of HP's Imaging and Printing Group. Most days
(and nights), you can find her on Twitter.



Sugar Jones puts the HP Web Printer to the test

Sugar Jones is one of my favorite bloggers. This is a mom who tells it like it is -- not always in a G-rated tone -- but definitely with a heart of gold. That's why I was eager for Sugar to test-drive new HP Web Printer (aka the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web AiO) with her family. If this printer makes Sugar happy, I'm pretty confident it will work wonders for most busy families.

Take a look and see -- and be sure to visit her blog Sugar in the Raw for more inside scoop on her test-drive.


Family photo albums made easy (really easy!) with Sugar Jones.


You can take an online demo and learn how to trade in your old printer for recycling and get $50 toward the HP Web printer here.

Got comments and questions? Send 'em my way...

Angela LoSasso has a cool day job. Most days (and nights), you can find her on Twitter.



The Wow Factor According to Bloggers: The HP Web Printer

Just recently, HP sponsored the Aiming Low blogger meet-ups in Boston and New York City. The Aiming Low gals and their fans don't mince words, but they're also well known for being fond of technology and products that make their lives simpler, faster, and better. If your printer is good, you'll hear about it. If it's not, you'll hear about it (and likely read about it on Twitter within minutes). So we were especially eager for the 150-plus bloggers who attended the events to test drive the new HP Web Printer. We also invited guests to bring their own digital photos so they -- and HP -- could see in real time what they think of printing without a PC.

What's the verdict? Watch and see for yourself:

Take an online demo and see how you can save up to $110 on the HP Web printer here.

Got comments and questions? Send 'em my way...

Angela LoSasso has a cool day job. Most days (and nights), you can find her on Twitter.



Real Moms Review the HP Web Printer (and They Dig It!)

Your Mama Reviews test-drives the HP Web PrinterWhy have real moms review the new HP Web Printer (aka the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web AiO)? We think it's revolutionary to print without a PC via web-enabled apps from the likes of Google Maps, USA Today, Nickelodeon, Fandango, Disney, The HP Creative Studio and Dreamworks, but you might not take our word for it.

Like you, I read a lot of reviews before I hand over my cash to buy something new. Whether I'm buying a car, a new wireless router, a video game -- or my personal passion: kitchen gadgets -- you can bet your behind that I'm gonna check out what all the experts say. Afterall, they've got those fancy labs and geeks in white coats that live to put products through the proverbial ringer. (Full disclosure: I was the executive editor of reviews at CNET back in the late '90s, so I'm a geek, too.)

That said, I ALWAYS read reviews from real customers. I want to hear firsthand the pros and cons of using a product in a real-world setting. Because let me tell you: You can try as much as you want to re-create "real-world" conditions in a lab, but nothing compares to the real-life scenario of a product performing under pressure -- in a business setting under a deadline where a bid is on the line or in the home office when your mother-in-law is expected to arrive any minute. The bottom line is there's no greater compliment when your product performs well, and there's no better call to action when something falls short in the mind of your customer.

With that in mind, we sent the HP Web Printer to real moms across the country. You can find the first round of reviews below (plus you can find more feedback that's been posted to Twitter, Facebook, and other sites in our Word on the Web section  and video clips of real-world test-drives at

Your Mama Reviews
Bottom line: "I seriously felt like I was in some sort of magical Willy Wonka land when I printed my first document (THROUGH THE AIR!!) over to the printer...I have to say that this is pretty much the mackdaddy of all printers."



Izzy Mom
Bottom Line: "I also let my kids play with all the stuff on the internet touchscreen. It took them about five seconds to get into the Disney section and print out Aladdin coloring sheets and crafts, which, in turn, bought me a good 30 minutes of uniterrupted internet time. WIN! ...Would it be weird to say it's magical? Yes? Okay's just really cool..."

Sarcasm in a Skirt
Bottom Line
: "New electronics make me giddy. Like a two year old boy getting a box full of matchbox cards giddy. I almost kissed the UPS man when he dropped this off at my house...I printed 20 4x6 photos in less than 15 minutes...I printed coupons for grocery shopping on my way out the door (with no PC), while holding the baby in his car seat. Clearly when I can teach my kid to fetch me things I've printed and bring them to me on my throne the couch, I will be one step closer to complete domination (of my home)."

High Impact Mom reviews the HP Web PrinterHigh Impact Mom

Bottom Line: "My favorite feature above all else is the touchscreen technology with "web direct printing"!  My kids color a lot, in fact, KJ is sitting beside me right now coloring a picture of Dora I was able to access and direct print straight from the printer... I can also direct print picture I have already uploaded to Snapfish ... Not to mention how awesome it is to search for and print recipes and coupons straight from the printer right before I head out to the grocery...The amount of sanity saved here is easy to calculate. You take two screaming kids + one desperate mommy - the time it would normally take to search for and print a coloring page = silence and split second for Mommy to take a break. Thanks for that HP."


Aiming Low: Ali Martell review of HP Web Printer

Aiming Low: Ali Martell
Bottom Line: "...But then something happened. Something wonderful. I set this puppy up ALL BY MYSELF without breaking it. And then I used it by myself without breaking it. I printed up coloring sheets to keep Isabella when she waltzes into my room at 4am all bright-eyed and finished with the whole sleeping thing. Huzzah...coloring sheets at the touch of a touchscreen button! And, you all, there are customizable apps. APPS! Aiming Low: Ali Martell review of HP Web Printer where Ali has been caught petting pictures of her dog becasue the quality is "THAT GOOD"(But, here's a tip - - - do not put on the web sudoku app unless you really don't value your time at all, because, time suck)...I printed up 4×6 shots of the kids and sent them to my mother, who pretty much had a coronary when she opened her mail because she knows that I haven't printed up a single photo of my children since I got my first digital camera in 2002... I have even been caught petting pictures of my dog because good golly, the quality is THAT GOOD...So, now, thanks to this printer, I am an awesome wife (because I am not constantly asking for help), an awesome daughter (because I am sending pictures to my mother) and an awesome mom ...Could an electronic-equipment-challenged wife, daughter or mother ask for anything more?"


A Whole Lot of Nothing

Bottom Line: "In receiving the printer, I was asked to write an honest, personal review of the printer as I use it in my home and with my business. That's good, because it's hard for me to NOT be honest. I'm a horrible actress. I'm also a horrible joke-teller, but that's for another day. That said, I LOVE THIS PRINTER. I'm considering introducing a bill to congress making electronics marriage legal...My 3-year-old can use it to print Disney and Nickelodeon coloring sheets. The picture and graphics print quality is FAR beyond what I ever expected from a home printer..."










You can find an online demo and find more info -- including how to save up to $110 this weekend -- on the HP Web printer here.

Got comments and questions? Send 'em my way...


Angela LoSasso has a cool day job. Most days (and nights), you can find her on Twitter.


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