HP Photosmart C5100 is a thermal inkjet printer. It is a printer cum copier cum scanner. It is compact in design and makes borderless photographic prints with a single touch of a button. The control panel is convenient to use with LCD color display to view and edit photographs.
The printer provides good quality black text prints and color photo prints with resolution of up to 1200 dpi for black and 4800 by 1200 dpi for color. It prints at speed of up to 32 ppm for black in draft mode and 31 ppm for color in draft mode. The print speed is normal and not very fast. The printer can make up to 8.5 inches by 11.7 inches size prints.
The paper tray is designed well for every day use. The input tray can hold up to 100 sheets and the output tray can hold up to 50 sheets. The printer can print on one side of the paper only and it does not provide two side printing.
The flatbed scanner provides images exactly like the original with optical resolution of up to 2400 dpi. It provides scanned images up to the size of 8.5 inches by 11.7 inches.
Along with regular color cartridges it uses photo cartridge to make six inks printing. The cartridges are made with superior ink technology to make durable prints which do not fade. Finer shades of colors are produced with six color inks. Black Cartridge makes crisp dark laser like text and graphic prints. HP 351 ink cartridge makes sharp prints in natural colors.