HP DeskJet 5550: The Star Of The New Season

Speed Results

With its design halfway between a razor head and the front of a high speed train, and with speeds announced at 17 ppm in N&B and 12 ppm in color, we expected to find a fast worker. And the Deskjet 5550 does actually work fast, but not faster than the previous Deskjet generation. The PSC 950, tested here with the same methods, and based on the Deskjet 970cxi motor, was actually a tad faster.

In short, the Deskjet 5550 does the following:

  • prints color documents just as fast as black and white documents;
  • works much faster with the standard cartridge set;
  • prints office documents at a rate of 4 pages per minute;
  • prints a 10 x 15 cm photo in about two minutes.

With standard cartridges (three colors + black):

With standard cartridges (three colors + photo cartridge):

Photo speed: