HP Photosmart C6380

HP Photosmart C6380 is a All-in-One Printer features print speed black Up to 33 ppm and color Up to 31 ppm; print resolution black Up to 600 x 600 dpi and color Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi; Borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11 in; Memory cards support; Scanner resolution Optical: Up to 4800 dpi; Copy speed Color: Up to 31 cpm and black Up to 33 cpm; 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 802.11g wireless. The HP Photosmart C6380 measures 17.79 x 15.97 x 8.17 in. (W x D x H) and weighs 16.4 lb.

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

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart C6380 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the HP Photosmart C6380 and writes;
“The impressive quality of the has carried over. Using the same dual-drop ink cartridges as its less expensive counterpart, the C6380 offers excellent quality text documents that surpass most, if not all, inkjet printers and multifunctions in the home market. Colour documents with graphics have highly accurate and vibrant colour that doesn’t interfere with superimposed text.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ITreviews reviews the HP Photosmart C6380 and writes;
“As a scanner, the Photosmart C6380 performs reasonably well. A 300dpi A4 colour scan takes just under 17 seconds to materialise and, although by no means spectacular, the quality will be good enough for most home users. Meanwhile, mono photocopies are pretty speedy at 15 seconds each, although once again if the printer decides a warm-up procedure is in order you may end up having to wait a while longer.”
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PCMag reviews the HP Photosmart C6380 and writes;
“Photo quality was also better than what you get from most inkjets. I saw a color-balance issue with a monochrome photo, with different shades of gray showing different color tints, but every color photo was well above my minimum standards for true photo quality—much closer to what you would expect from a professional photo lab than from your local drugstore.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the HP Photosmart C6380 and writes;
“The text prints were generally very good with a bit of stair stepping in smaller fonts, but graphics and photos were marred with a dull blue cast across the spectrum and visible without magnification. In addition, we saw significant graininess in large color blocks including portraits and shading. Overall, we’re satisfied with the print quality of the C6380, and it’s definitely fine for casual home users who want to print out snapshots and text, but dedicated photographers should seek out a more professional-oriented printer.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart C6380 User Reviews

Software was missing a file, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Since XP came pre-installed on my computer and I didn’t have the installation CD, I couldn’t complete the installation. After 6 hours on the phone with customer support (both the printer department and the computer department), I finally got the software installed and running. The printer and scanner work great. Photo prints are amazing, especially considering the low cost of the printer. Looks as good as prints from film to my eye.” – by R. E. Wise

What a great printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Installation was very easy, took about 20 minutes total. I had a HP 3210 which was billed as the fasted photo printer in the world at the time, this one is faster. Ink cartridges are very simple to install and not very expensive ($10 for the color and $12 for black, photo black is $10 also) . Installed the printer on 3 laptops through the wireless feature no problems installing on any of them.” – by SunShine

Had trouble setting up wirelessly but overall nice PC., | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I was able to set the printer up with wirelessly but when I was installing the CD on my computer I ran into problems. It was able to detect my printer but at the very end said the printer could not be installed. I had to Chat with a Tech support with no luck and finally called HP (open 24 hours 7 days a week) for support. After 4 hours of trying to get it intalled it finally worked thanks to the Tech Support. Prints, Scans and copyies very well. I like the quality of the printers. “ – by N. Bruske

Great Printer!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The print quality is great…I’ve printed both photographs (size 4 x 6…you can also print up to 8 1/2 x 11)) and color copies on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The scanner quality is also good. The software included makes it easy to print photos stored on your computer and easy to scan images and file them. I’d definitely recommend this printer as being a good value for the price. “ – by Artist Kath

Great All-in-One printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Would recommend this printer, printed material is very easy to read as characters are very sharp. Colors are very clear and brilliant when printing photos. We are very satisfied with this printer and would recommend it, particularly for home use. We would purchase through Amazon again as this order was handled promptly and satisfactorily. “ – by Bill

Nice Printer., | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This is a very decent printer for the money. My previous printer was also a HP (four years old) and this one is better. The scan quality is very good and the print quality is better, too. I use if for my home based business so I won’t use the photo printing much, although I did print a picture right after setting the printer up and the quality is very very good.” – by James E. Rasmussen

included ink cartridges are a joke … otherwise OK, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Setup was easy, and first task was to print several 4×6 photos using the included ink cartridges and the 5-10 pieces of sample 4×6 paper (can’t remember exactly how many sample 4×6’s it came with …) and was very happy with the print quality. “ – by L. Reimer


HP Photosmart C6380 Brochure & User Guide

HP Photosmart C6380 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart C6380 Features

The HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Compact Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, And Scanner is capable of printing at speeds of up to 33 ppm in black & white and 31 ppm in color. Enjoy freedom from messy cables and wiring with the C6380’s built-in Wi-Fi and optional Blue tooth capabilities. The C6380 is also capable of printing up to 8.5 x 11-inch borderless photos that feature vivid color and stunning 9600 x 2400 dpi resolution from supported memory cards or PictBridge compatible digital cameras.

Print Crisp, Colorful Photos and Image-Rich Documents
Not only does the HP C6380 print colorful photos and documents at speeds reaching as high as 31 ppm, but it also makes the quality of the imagery a priority, with its use of HP Vivera Inks and five-color ink process that produces lap-quality photos and laser-quality text.

With the HP C6380, you can print directly from a variety of supported memory cards, including CompactFlash, Memory Sticks (Duo), SD Card, SDHC Card, MMC,xD-Picture Cards. No need for the computer; just plug-in a compatible memory card and use the colorful 2.4 inch LCD screen to help guide you through the printing process, or just plug in your PictBridge digital camera to print directly.

Wireless Networking Made Easy
Hp is a leader in wireless printing, and they make it easy to configure your wireless network. The C6380 features built-in 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity for networking laptops and desktop computers to a single printer without having to use messy cables, and HP’s step-by-step instructions will guide you through this simple process.

Color Copy and Scan With Ease
The C6380 features easy one-button copying in both black & white and full-color with ultra-high resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi and 9600 x 2400 dpi respectively. It will make as many as 50 copies with the push of a button at speeds of up to 33 cpm in black & white and 31 cpm in color. Reduce or enlarge originals from 50% to 400% for added versatility.

You get a full-color preview of your scan before you actually decide to scan the document, which can be as large as 8.5 x 11.7 inches in size. Once you decide to scan, it will be quick; it takes a matter of seconds to produce full-color images up to 4800 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 cards, envelopes, transparencies, and photo paper at sizes as large as 8.5 x 14 inches. The C6380 comes equipped with a 125-sheet paper tray and a convenient 20-sheet photo tray.

Compatible with both Windows (including Vista) and Macintosh, the HP Photosmart C6380 measures 17.79 x 15.97 x 8.17 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 16.4 pounds. It’s backed by a 1-year limited warranty that includes phone support.

What’s in the Box
HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer, power cord, power supply, print head assembly, HP 564 black cartridge (approx. 250 pages), HP 564 photo black cartridge (approx. 130 photos), HP 564 cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges (approx. 300 pages each), software, media sample pack, set-up and basics guides.

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