HP Photosmart C4280

HP Photosmart C4280 is a All-in-One Printer features print speed black Up to 30 ppm, color Up to 23 ppm; print resolution black Up to 1200 dpi, color Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi; Borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11 in; Memory cards support; Scanner resolution Optical: Up to 1200 dpi; Copy speed Color: Up to 23 ppm, Black: Up to 30 cpm; USB 2.0, 4 Memory card slots. The HP Photosmart C4280 measures 17.09 x 11.42 x 6.38 in (W x D x H) and weighs 11.09 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart C4280 Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the HP Photosmart C4280 and writes;
“The PhotoSmart C4280 produced a colour copy in 1 minute 20 seconds and, most importantly, produced the closest copy to the original documents out of all the MFDs here. Its mono-copying performance couldn’t live up to this performance, but the results were still pretty faithful.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Gadgetspeak reviews the HP Photosmart C4280 and writes;
“Print quality was excellent – even in draft mode – and I was happy with everything I scanned or copied. Print speeds were quite near what was claimed, the scan speed for documents was slow but accurate and some colour documents looked as good as the original. If you give a good original the scanned output will be good, OCR of a text page will also be good providing it is not folded or creased, if it is you may need to make a few changes.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Laptopmag reviews the HP Photosmart C4280 and writes;
“Photos look sharper with the C4280 than they do with the Lexmark x3550, but they’re still faded compared with those from the Canon Pixma MP600. In an outdoor portrait, for instance, our subject’s hair appeared a pale shade of yellow instead of a rich dirty blonde. In a picture taken indoors, a toddler’s feet, lined and dirty after playing outdoors, printed a flat orange. Finally, the photos printed wet, and even after they dried, the paper still felt flimsier than the other brands we tested.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Trustedreviews reviews the HP Photosmart C4280 and writes;
“Print quality is OK, though nothing special when printing colour on plain paper. There is some noticeable banding in coloured areas and dither patterns can also be seen. Black text print is well shaped, with little feathering, due to the use of pigment-based ink. Photo prints are clear and have plenty of detail in areas of shadow and smoother toning in coloured skies and seas.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Reviews.cnet reviews the HP Photosmart C4280 and writes;
“The color graphics print was better, with nice color saturation, good handling of barcode patterns, and sharp detail in the photo elements, but we noticed graininess in color blocks and the gradients were beset by faint vertical lines. The 4×6 photo prints were just OK; the colors could use some brightening, and we would’ve liked to see a sharper image. We also saw graininess in color blocks. “
Rating: ★★½☆☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart C4280 User Reviews

My Back-up Photo Printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I was able to find both printers for less than the cost of one color laserjet. I have the space and both are HP’s so they work well together. I don’t do a lot of color printing and I use this printer for my scanning and color printing only. For those tasks it works very well. I am very pleased.” – by L. Lubinski

The HP 4280 is a great printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This review is for the HP 4280 printer/copier. The 4280 is a great printer. It prints fast and accurately. It uses two printer cartridges. You can temporarilly replace one of them with a special photo cartridge, when needed, for more accurate color when printing photographs. The LCD on it is in color. “ – by Dennis in Houston

Fast, Reliable, Perfect for SOHO, | Rating: ★★★★★
“You can’t do better if you need equipment for a small office, home or home office. My last printer was a bit faster but the difference was slight. The C4280 prints fabulous photos, scans AND copies! I gained needed real estate in my home office by eliminating 2 machines. For me, all that for this price is great.” – by Cinthia

Impressive feature rich all-in-one unit with a low price tag | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’m amazed at the results produced by this ink jet printer! I had retouched some old photos of my parents and had them printed as 8×10’s at a local camera store with a good reputation. The C4280 with photo paper produced prints that looked every bit as good as the expensive camera store versions. “ – by Penumbra

Very good economic workhorse, | Rating: ★★★★★
“First off, I’m using two of these printers: one with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and the other with OS 10.5 (Leopard), and have experienced NO PROBLEMS printing, scanning, or copying. This thing works like a charm, prints very fast, and even makes passable 4×6 prints. The real beauty of this printer, though, is the ability to install the “X” cartridges that have 3x the ink and save a lot of money over the long haul.” – by D. Johnson

for such a reasonable price, it’s a pretty damn good printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve now had the printer for about 9 months, and have done B&W/color printing, copying and scanning. i am fairly impressed with speed and quality (especially for the price tag), and have had no problems with reliability as others have complained about. i ate through my first print cartridges fairly quickly, but got the extra large capacity replacements, and noticed a significant difference.” – by Adam

Good Printer for the Price, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This printer has been a great purchase for me. I wanted a quick printer with quality printing. Like many other HP printers, it is a bit of an ink hog, but unless you can find a 12 oz. ink bladder and rig it up to today’s printers, you are not going to be happy about ink usage. Given that reality this is very good product.” – by A. Krikorian

Excellent for a Small Home Office, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am very pleased with this printer. It makes perfect copies, it prints lighting fast. It looks sooo much nicer in person, and by the looks alone is worth the dollars. Looks like part of the MAC family, and you know how good the Mac designs are. High Quality materials everywhere, not that light type plastic, but a nice solid/shiny type.” – by Robert

A great all in one printer/scanner/copier from the folks at HP!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a nice,inexpensive printer,Actually I got mine for like 10 bucks after rebates,@ got it at the now defunct Circuit City,the only thing is that the inks are a little in the pricey side,but as a printer,my family has always been happy w/ the quality of the prints,not the fastest printer in the world but effective!!! We like like it because we dont have to got to a store to make photocopies,it’s copier(B&W and Color!),it is also a scanner!!” – by Jason Pumphrey


HP Photosmart C4280 Brochure & User Guide

HP Photosmart C4280 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart C4280 Features

The HP Deskjet D4280 is a compact color inkjet printer, copier, and scanner that is capable of printing at speeds of up to 30 ppm in black & white and 23 ppm in color. This multifunction printer can also print borderless 8.5 x 11-inch photos that feature vivid color and 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution directly from supported memory cards.

Print Crisp, Colorful Photos and Image-Rich Documents
Not only does the HP D4280 print colorful photos and documents at speeds reaching 23 ppm, but it also makes the quality of the imagery a priority, with its use of HP Vivera Inks and optional six-ink color process.

With the HP D4280, you can print directly from a variety of supported memory cards, including CompactFlash, Memory Sticks (Duo), SD, MMC, and xD-Picture Cards. No need for the computer; just plug-in a compatible memory card and use the colorful 1.5 inch LCD screen to help guide you through the printing process.

Color Copy and Scan With Ease
The D4280 features easy one-button copying in both black & white and full-color with ultra-high resolution capabilities of up to 600 dpi and 4800 x 12000 dpi respectively. It will make as many as 50 copies with the push of a button at speeds of up to 30 cpm in black & white and 23 cpm in color. Reduce or enlarge originals from 25% to 200% for added versatility.

Get a full-color preview of your scan in about three seconds before you actually decide to scan any document. Once you decide to scan, it will be quick; in a matter of seconds, you’ll have full-color images up to 1200 dpi in dynamic 48-bit color. Use the included software to enhance a scanned image or document to an unbelievable 19,200 dpi for producing large-scale prints and digital documents.

Versatile Paper Handling
This printer will handle a variety of special media, including envelopes, transparencies, photo paper, panoramas, and more. The 100-sheet paper tray provides plenty of paper capacity for small-scale jobs.

Compatible with both Windows (some features may not be available with Windows 2000) and Macintosh, the HP Deskjet D4280 measures 17.09 x 11.42 x 6.38 inches and weighs 11.09 pounds. It’s backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

What’s in the Box
HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One, HP 74 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (4.5 ml), HP 75 Tri-Color Inkjet Print Cartridge (3.5 ml), power supply, power cord, software CD, setup guide, basics guide, read-iris flyer, registration card, and pen shopping card.

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