HP PhotoSmart C4480

HP PhotoSmart C4480 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 rendered dpi, color Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi; Borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11 in; Scanner resolution Optical: Up to 1200 dpi; Copy speed Color: Up to 23 cpm, Black: Up to 30 cpm; 1 USB 2.0, 4 Memory card slots. The HP PhotoSmart C4480 measures 17.09 x 11.42 x 6.38 in. (W x D x H) and weighs 11.16 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP PhotoSmart C4480 Reviews

Computershopper reviews the HP PhotoSmart C4480 and writes;
“The C4480 is capable of producing high-quality 4,800×1,200dpi prints, and when we first printed some test images with the stock tanks, we were very impressed by the color accuracy, saturation, and overall quality. Prints were a bit dark, but they still looked very good, with rich, bold colors.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAdvisor reviews the HP PhotoSmart C4480 and writes;
“Thankfully, the quality is good. While draft and normal quality text documents are overbold and fuzzy, text characters when printing in the best quality mode are crisp and very readable. The quality of colour documents is noteworthy, with text and colours combined well. Blues are slightly oversaturated, but otherwise the quality is commendable.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Trustedreviews reviews the HP PhotoSmart C4480 and writes;
“A colour photocopy, though it came through slightly lighter than in the original prints, did better than some machines costing a lot more and is still perfectly usable on default settings. Our photo test print is also very good, with smooth colour variation, plenty of detail in the hard-to-reproduce darker shadows and good colour balance. The machine works with both Premium Plus and Advanced photo papers, but the best results we produced were from the cheaper Premium Plus paper. “
Rating: ★★★★½

PCWorld reviews the HP PhotoSmart C4480 and writes;
“The Photosmart C4480’s output looked great, but obtaining it requires a bit of patience. In our tests, plain-text pages printed at an acceptable pace of 7.5 pages per minute, but color graphics printed at 1.8 ppm or slower. Text on output pages came out dark and legible, and photos were attractive even on plain paper–though sometimes they seemed a bit dark and grainy on HP’s own paper. Scans and copies looked pretty good.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

User Opinions

HP PhotoSmart C4480 User Reviews

Pretty good printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Print quality is excellent. I haven’t printed any pictures but I mostly print quick b/w documents to save on ink and to save the color ink for when I really need it. What I’ve never liked is the one color ink cartridge. HP and probably others make printers that have individual color ink cartridges. I highly recommend one of those.” – by CJM

CAN’T BEAT IT FOR THE PRICE! | Rating: ★★★★★
“It does its functions well. Very quick copies, print quality is up to par, and so far haven’t had any mechanical failures. The scanner is not the greatest, but I think I may need to tweak the settings in the HP software. Oh, the HP software is pretty lame as usual for anyone with any Adobe Suite experience, I would recommend not installing any of it besides the device manager. All that photo editing software is crap.” – by C. Taylor

First time all-in-one owner loves it!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this for my sister; her printer had bitten the dust. She had never owned an all in one; I have one at home and one at work and I thought she would like the option to copy and scan. Even if you don’t do either often, they are nice features to have. I gave her a few pointers: fast draft print settings for text to save on ink and the fastest format for scanning docs. She hooked it up, was off and running, and just loves it. “ – by Pamela

Great Printer for the price, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this item for sale for $19.99 and i think its a excellent buy for that price. It prints very nicely. i printed around 50-60 pages so far and had no issues. The scanner and copier are great as well.” – by Srinivasa Gopaladasu

Loyal HP Fan, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The HP PHotosmart C4480 all-in-one Printer suits my needs although I find it a little slower than I would like. The colors are great & it prints photos true to color. It was real easy to set up & took no time. I would recommend this printer to those of you who dont need to use it for “big” work or school projects.” – by Pam

great scanner, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This printer scanner and copier is a great one for home use. I have scanned pictures of my mother from the 30’s and it is amazing to see the pictures enlarged on the computer, just beautiful!” – by Ann Liberator Jimenez

Lovely Printer!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this printer. I have had absolutely no problems with paper or installing it. I have a MacBook with leopard and it works just excellent. I print essays and photos and it works just great. It’s also relatively light and not bulky. Scans with a good quality. My roommates used it too. Fore me it was well worth every penny.” – by Nancy Gonzalez

great printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a great printer. It’s fast, and the copy is high quality. I haven’t printed photos, but I would highly recommend this printer. The ink does seem to go a little quickly and being a graduate student I’m printing alot of paper.” – by P. Izzo

A great printer for the price I paid! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Photo printing: Factoring in the cost of ink (regular or photo ink) and the cost of photo paper, the diminished photo quality from printing on an inkjet verses photo lab equipment, it is still more cost effective for me to print my photos at a lab. However, for the occasional photo, the sample paper which came with the printer (which I bought more of) and the regular printer ink produces a great photo!” – by Jamie Gilman

BEST Printer Ever! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The all-in-one function is so convenient, I can copy documents on a whim, even color ones at fantastic quality, much better than at Kinko’s and I have to drive all the way there and wait in line. The scan is fast, I remember those “triple pass” scanners that took forever, this takes seconds.” – by SN


HP PhotoSmart C4480 Brochure & User Guide

HP PhotoSmart C4480 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP PhotoSmart C4480 Features

The HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer is a compact all-in-one device that can handle all your and your office’s printing, copying, and scanning needs. Offering laser-quality black text, vivid color graphics, and lab-quality photo prints, this printer can do it all.

Fast, High-Quality Output
Thanks to HP Vivera inks and a print resolution of up to 1200 dpi black and 4800 x 1200 dpi color, all your prints–from text documents to colorful presentation–will be sharp and clear. Fast, too! The C4480 offers print and copy speeds up to 30 ppm black and up to 23 ppm color. By adding HP’s optional 6-ink photo cartridge, you can produce lab-quality photos as well. A 4 x 6-inch photo will be ready in a mere 25 seconds. Thanks to a built-in memory card reader and a 1.5-inch color display, you can easily print photos without a PC; simply insert the memory card and make sure everything looks okay on the LCD screen.

The C4480 can handle a variety of print media including plain, inkjet, and photo papers, envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, iron-on transfers, borderless media, and panoramic paper up to 8.5 x 24-inches. It can also produce a borderless print up to 8.5 x 11 inches. When you are using different types of media, you can be assured of optimal results thanks to the printer’s automatic paper-type sensor. The input tray has a 100-sheet capacity for letter/legal paper, and can hold up to 20 sheets of transparencies, labels, 4 x 6 photos, photo paper, cards, and up to 10 envelopes.

The C4480 produces copies at the same high-quality output and fast speed as it does prints. You can reduce and enlarge from 50 to 400 percent of the original, and make up to 50 copies at one time.

A CIS-based flatbed scanner lets you make full 48-bit color scans at up to 1200 x 2400 optical dpi. The maximum scan size is 8.5 x 11.7, and the device has a scan speed of 13 seconds for preview mode, less than seconds for an OCR scan of a letter-size document, and less than 48 seconds for a 4 x 6 color photo. The scanner outputs in JPEG format for easy convenience.

The C4480 measures 17.1 x 23.1 x 6.4 inches (WxDxH) is backed by a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and additional support available from HP Total Care.

What’s in the Box
HP C4480 printer, blank print cartridge, tri-color print cartridge, power cord, power adapter, setup guide, basics guide, HP software.

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