it uses the same inks as the latest hp photoprinters except for the 59 grey cartridge.
Photo quality results on hp premium plus photo paper matt and ilford gallerie classic pearl are stunning. (I can just squeeze 12 X 8 prints out using cut down A3 paper.)
Later models have card readers etc but not sure if the output is any better. Worth a look - take a photo card with a test image and some suitable paper and get your dealer to show you one working.
Prices are pocket money level now!