What’s New at HP?

I used to scrapbook. Intense scrapbooking. I was one of those crazy perfectionists that took one week to do a page. I loved every second of it.

But there were two big problems.

One – I ran out of time. Once I started to blog, I simply didn’t have the time to devote to meticulous scrapbooking.

Two – after all that effort, I only had one copy of the page. Nothing to give to Susan or my mom or my in-laws.

I needed a 12×12 printer. But back then, those were hardly common place.

But now, there’s the HP Photosmart B8500. There are so many features and benefits — all for under $300.

  • Easily print 4 x 6-inch to 13 x 19-inch photos, including 8 x 10-inch images, 12 x 12-inch scrapbook pages and 11 x 17-inch calendars.
  • Print lab-quality photos and documents with vivid graphics and laser-quality black text using HP Vivera inks. Enjoy instant-dry photos that resist water and smudging, using HP Advanced Photo Paper.
  • Use affordable individual inks—replace each cartridge separately when it’s needed.
  • Easily view, edit and print photos without a PC by using multiple memory card slots and a 2.4-inch color display.
  • Easily manage various paper sizes with an auto-engaging tray for 5 x 7-inch and 4 x 6-inch photo papers plus a 100-sheet input tray.
  • Enjoy free, convenient recycling— cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.

Now, if I can squeeze a bit of time for scrapbooking, I can make digital scrapbook pages in a fraction of the time and make full 12×12 copies for whomever I want!


The convenience has me screaming, but the quality is just as exciting.

Unfortunately, we do not have one of these to give away today, but the product is so fabulous that I had to let all of you digital scrapbookers know about this fantastic printer.

But for those of you who just need a reliable, affordable all around printer, I’d like to tell you about the HP Photosmart D5460 Printer.

The HP Photosmart D5460 Printer is an easy-to-use everyday home printer that provides an effortless way for the whole family to print at an affordable price.

Check out these features:

  • Print documents at speeds up to 33 pages per minute in black and 31 in color
  • Get instantly dry, smudge-resistant photos when using HP Vivera ink and Advanced Photo Paper
  • Make your photos last for generations when using HP Advanced Photo Paper
  • Print directly on CDs and DVDs: add your own photos and text
  • Skip the PC: view, edit, and print using only a memory card and the 1.5″ color display
  • Save money by replacing each ink cartridge separately as needed
  • Get all of this for just $79

One of you will win this fabulous printer, and HP has generously donated another printer to Under the Tree so that a family in need will receive one too.

Are you looking for some great gift ideas? Check out HP’s Creative Studio. It’s a site that allows consumers to one-stop shop for their loved ones this holiday season, as it includes partner affiliates that offer everything from cookbooks on Blurb.com to customized frames on ImageKind to SkinIt photo skins you can put on cell phones, laptops, PDAs, etc. Personalized gifts are always appreciated, and there is so much here for under $50.

Here’s how you can enter to win the HP Photosmart D5460 Printer:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2008 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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  3. Either link back to this post and include a Christmas Giveaway 2008 button in that post or on your sidebar, or link to the individual giveaways you choose to enter. We have a ton of different buttons and styles for you to choose from. Click here to get the button codes. (If you post and include the button, either in your post or on your sidebar, and link back here, you are good for all the giveaways. No more linking required.)
  4. Please leave one comment below to enter this giveaway. You may earn additional entries for the following:
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  5. As always, non bloggers are welcome to participate! We understand you can’t link – but please spread the word to your friends via facebook, twitter, etc.
  6. Entries are open from Wednesday, November 19th thru Friday, November 28th at 12pm EST.
  7. Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Monday, December 1st. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)
  8. This contest is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion is not available in Arizona.
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  1. Gina M. says

    Oh my! I would love one of these for my scrapbook projects! I am subscribed to your newsletter and feed :o)

  2. says

    I have a HP photosmart. It was top of the line 3 years ago, and my graphic design college roommate even printed out hundreds of pages of art for her senior show. Of course, printing bigger pages makes me drool! (mine doesn’t go beyond 8.5×11). So I would probaby give this to my sis if i won, but now I want the newest HP one!

  3. says

    I’m the same way with scrapbooking! I am the only woman I know who doesn’t do it. I can put pictures in a photo album to my heart’s content, though :)

  4. says

    Please include me in this giveaway – I subscribe to your feed and have the button on my sidebar.

    Now I have to also go check out the printer you first described. Oh, and then make time to scrapbook again.

  5. Miss Lila in Atlanta says

    Good Evening,
    I don’t have a blog but I read yours everyday.
    and go to all the blogs you recommend. I signed up for your newsletter. I hope I win. I really need a new printer.
    Thank you,
    Miss Lila in Atlanta

  6. Laura B says

    I would love being able to print straight from the memory card.
    Thank you for another great giveaway!

  7. Barbara P says

    HP Photosmart B8500 has everything I am looking for in a printer. I love to scrapbook and I print a lot of pictures. Ink prices are so expensive and I need to find a printer that will not be so expensive on ink. Thiis will fit in great with by computer and what I do. Thanks HP for the donation.

  8. Erica says

    I’ve never had a photo-quality printer, and I’d love to have one. We moved out of state, so we need to start sending more pictures to the family now. This one looks great; thanks!

  9. Sally says

    Your timing is fabulous! Our printer only does 1 page & then says it’s all done… Thanks for the great offer!


  10. ellen cunningham says

    We take a lot of pictures of my son so we could definitely use a new printer. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Tanya Moyer says

    What a cool printer! It has so many cool options! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!

  12. says

    Would LOVE to win this printer! I especially like the idea of digital scrapbooking and being able to share the pages with family.

  13. Laura says

    I have a hp photosmart c5250 all-in one printer that is on it’s last leg. could use a new one.
    I have a Grandson that has about 10,000 pictures in his memory album. So I take alot of pictures and this printer has been great. But use a new one. Thanks.

  14. Diane S says

    juat what i needed…my current printer has a severe attitude problem…
    thank you for the giveaway

  15. staceyk says

    I’d love to win a photo printer to print out some of the enormous amounts of baby pictures I have! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Charlotte Bucher says

    Now that I have been diaginosed with leukeumia I want to capture every moment with my camera and make our children scrapbooks so that they can remember all of the good times.

  17. says

    This would be awesome for me to print my photos I take as a photographer!! I want it :)
    I subscribe to your feed.
    I signed up for your newsletter.

  18. karen c. says

    I wish I knew how to scrapbook. Even printing photos for me is a challenge. We have over ten thousand photos of our little boy on our computer (and he’s only a year and a half)!

  19. Grammy says

    Oh my goodness. I was just shopping for a new printer online today. Mine is making funky noises. I think I will now wait until after Dec 1 to shop for a new one. Thanks for this offer to win a fabulous printer.

  20. Karla F says

    I really, really need this prize! It costs so much having pictures developed several times a month. This would really come in handy and save me quite a bit of money!

  21. jeanne says

    I would love this to print labels for my candle jars. I purchased another brand of printer 2 months ago. Normally I go HP all the way but thought I’d save a few $ and bought another brandy. Big mistake!!! I have a new printer on my Christmas wish list and have HP written in LARGE letters.


  22. MFJ says

    I’m a scrapbooker. I have been debating whether to go digital or not. This would be a great tool to have cause i have an old clunky printer.

  23. Jenn S. says

    I need a printer to print out my 12×12 pages on, this looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  24. Margaret Smith says

    What a great prize. We’ve been wanting a printer for our digital photo’s for ages now. This one sounds perfect.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  25. marleen davis says

    I love HP. I have an HP all in one printer but would love this for photos as the photo ink for my all in one is very expensive and hard to find now that my HP is much older. Thanks for this chance!

  26. Kimberly Benton says

    Very nice printer, I really need a up-date on mine. Please enter me. Thanks and Merry Christmas

  27. Kelly Hargrave says

    I just got a new camera, so this would be great to final be able to print my own pictures.

  28. Aura says

    My printer just died and I need a new one. My dad swears by HP but I know I really like this printer. A printer that prints scrapbook pages???- awesome! They have great creative studios ideas and I used to make things for friends as gifts when I lived at home. I really hope I win it!

  29. Aura says

    I’m a subscriber and I must add that I’m extremely impressed that you change each color separately- really cost conscious and not a waste

  30. Julie says

    Reading blogs like yours (and now yours, now that I’ve just discovered it) have brought me a few minutes of zen nearly every day over the past 18 or so months that I’ve been a mother. I’m glad I found this one and looking forward to reading more (esp. the books we’re reading blog).

  31. Rebecca Wetzel says

    thanks for a great contest…i a buse my printer and def could use a new one! Good luck to all.

  32. Susan C says

    I would love to win this wonderful printer for my daughter. She doesn’t have one and is always using mine!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  33. Laura says

    I could really use a good printer. My old one is always on the fritz. A great help whether Im printing photos, directions etc.

  34. Sara A says

    I love HP they make quality products. My current HP printer is 8 years old and still works like a charm. It doesnt do photos though, so i’d love to win and print up a storm of pics!

  35. says

    I would be speechless if I actually won this!! I have been so wanting a printer to print pictures with for so long! I love to take pictures and would love to be able to print them up at home

  36. Jennifer M says

    I’ll have to look into the one in your first review, but the one you have to giveaway looks great too. I need to print out my pictures.

  37. G Smith says

    I subscribed to your email list and RSS feed. My niece is a budding graphic artist and was saying how much she wanted to get a printer like this but could not afford one. If I somehow managed to win this it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for her.

  38. Andrej says

    I’ve been without a printer all semester, cause my old one finally broke. This would make a decent replacement.

  39. Tamara B. says

    HP printers are the best. What a great present just in time for all of those holidays photos.

  40. TIMMY says

    WOW!!! This would be AWESOME!!! A decent printer. This would be great!! Printing bigger pages makes me drool! Me, me, me, please!!

  41. says

    I would love to win this. I used to have an HP printer, but when it gave out I bought another brand. The ink is very cheap, but if I can manage to print 10 pages before it runs out, that is a miracle. I need another HP!

  42. TLR says

    A printer would be awesome…I could use a good photo printer, I get tired of forgetting to print pics and not have them when I need them!

  43. says

    LOL, the review/post had me confused at first because it said we DO NOT have one to giveaway and then you were. I am entering because although I have all the stuff to do scrapbooking, I haven’t started yet. Maybe this would jump start me. 😀

    I subscribe to your feed and get your newsletter.

  44. Jennifer Jozwiak says

    I hope to win, I’m expecting my first baby in April and know I will be taking tons of pictures!

  45. SUSAN K says





  46. greeneginger says

    I think this printer sounds great and would love to use it for my upcoming Photo Craft Projects:)

  47. Robert Jones says

    I do a lot of picture printing, especially during the summer. I get quiet a few hummingbirds and they make great pictures.

  48. says

    I LOVE HP! I have an HP notebook computer with the touch screen and it’s amazing! I’d love to have the printer to accompany it!

  49. says

    I too lost the time to scrapbook after children and keeping a separate book for each child for the GP was even harder. This would come in handy and appears to be so easy to use.

    Thanks so much for the give away!

  50. Sue says

    I just found your blog through Money saving mom and love it. I would love a new printer!!! How do you do have so many great giveaways!

  51. Rachel Newman says

    So glad that HP is responding the need to print high-quality prints. Right on! Thanks for the giveaway!


  52. Lori Kiely says

    This would be a nice addition for helping with the website I am launching for my son’s inherited metabolic disorder. I plan to use this website to link families with children of inherited metabolic disorders together within our state.

  53. Judy Bradley says

    Another lovely printer! I would love to win this prize! I also signed up for the newsletter.

  54. says

    This would be AWESOME!!! LOve to digital scrapbook- don’t have many ways to print, especially from home! I get your newsletter, I posted a blog, and have added a button to my sidebar. : )

  55. Brenda Atwater says

    I would really love to have a new up to date printer.The ink for my printer cost more than the printer itself.

  56. Michelle L. says

    I’d love a printer that produced high-quality photos. This looks like it is a fantastic machine.

  57. Leslie D. says

    This looks like a great printer. I have printed pictures out on our printer, but they did not turn out so great. Thanks.

  58. Joanna Smith says

    This HP Photosmart D5460 printer is fantastic! I love all the features of it. I especially like that it can easily view, edit and print photos without a PC by using multiple memory card slots and a 2.4-inch color display. This makes it so versatile in that you can use it anywhere in the house, not necessarily just at your computer area. We are without a printer right now and this one most definitely sounds like it fits our needs just perfectly. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  59. Beverly Sue Embree says

    Would love to win this printer. I don’t have anything like this. It’s wonderful!
    Thanks for another great giveaway.

  60. says

    Between her high school graduation and the beginning of her first university year, my niece took her very first trip abroad to Europe this summer and came back with some very stunning photographs that she wanted to have done in 12 x 12 (breathtaking landscapes) but the cost was prohibitive. This printer would certainly help!

  61. Tanya Wilson says

    WOW! I would love to win a printer–with 5 kids and a hubby, ours is on the fritz and in overuse mode, *fingers crossed* thanks for the entry!

  62. says

    Nice! As I mentioned at your other printer giveaway, our printer broke and hubby insists that he can fix it, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. I’d love to win a new one! This would be Christmas for me!