41y3bhzv8plThe HP Photosmart D7160 printer is a cut sheet and photo paper printer. When this printer was new in 2006 it was selling for about $149.

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  • Product Description HP PhotoSmart D7160
  • HP 02 black and color Vivera Inks
  • 4800×1200 print resolution for best photo quality
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 18.2 in x 15.2 in x 6.8 in –
  • Weight 17 lbs Localization English
  • United States Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
  • Hexachrome color – cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta
  • Maximum paper size is 8.5 x 14 inches legal
  • Memory card slots for CompactFlash, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and XD-Picture Card
  • Duplex printing requires an accessory to turn the paper

The 2.4-inch LCD tilts upwards to adjust the viewing angle and allows you to select, rotate, crop, zoom and remove red-eye directly from the display without using a computer

The D7160 is capable of printing at about 31 pages per minute after the first page is started. Generally inkjets may take 20 seconds to begin printing if they have been idle for more than 2 or 3 hours. The company claims it can print a 4×6 photo in 14 seconds. Full-bleed letter-sized prints take anywhere between a minute to five minutes, depending on the subject. The LCD reports estimated printing time.

The top tray serves as the output tray and includes an extension arm to keep long prints under control. The output tray lifts up to reveal two input trays; the dedicated photo-paper tray sits atop the tray for all other papers. The all-purpose tray can hold up to 100 sheets of plain copy bond paper and slides out for loading (convenient for loading extra paper in the middle of a big print job). The photo-paper tray can hold photo paper up to 4×6 inches.

The machine has a separate tray to hold 4×6 photo paper. This allows the machine to handle both general printing and photo printing on demand. The driver can select the paper desired, When printing on 8.5×11 paper, you can choose to print one photo per page, print several to a page (as 3.5×5, 4×6, or 5×7), or print an index.

The printer is able to print full bleed 4×6 prints. The prints should be allowed to dry for a few minutes before placing them in an album. The printer is not able to print bordered prints from the USB port.

The color quality of the D7160 is rich thanks to the hexachrome ink system which helps expand the color gamut from the basic CMYK model. Adding light cyan and light magenta allows the printer to handle fleshtones and landscapes better.

The machine has ports for the more common camera memory cards. The built-in USB port can be used as a PictBridge port for printing directly from cameras. You can also purchase a USB adapter to print wirelessly from Bluetooth phones, cameras, or PDAs. You can even connect an iPod or iPhone to the USB port and print JPEG photos from it.


The machine will expire ink that is not empty as it has a calendar function to push sales of high priced ink. Originally a set of cartridges was $60. Ink needs to be replaced every 24 months. WARNING, machine will refuse to print with even one empty or expired cartridge. Over time this can be costly for low use printing.

In 2016, low cost ink is now widely available with bundles of 20 cartridges for $15 which are enough to cope with the constant replacement of expired cartridges. It is not a bad idea to have a large inventory of ink if the printer is being used only for back documents as the machine will expire unused cartridges,

ERROR CODE 0xc18a0206

This error code comes from faults in the logic board. The D7160 is known to use the problematic Teapo capacitors that are made with a faulty electrolyte. Sometimes it can be unplugged then when plugged back in it may reset. If it does not, then the logic board has failed and it’s time for a new printer.