HP Photosmart C7280

HP Photosmart C7280 is a All-in-One Printer features Print Resolution Up to 1200 rendered dpi black, Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color, Print Speed Black Up to 34 ppm, Color Up to 33 ppm, 2.4-in LCD (color graphics), Scanner Optical: Up to 4800 dpi, Fax Resolution Up to 300 x 300 dpi, Copy Speed Color: Up to 33 cpm, Black: Up to 34 cpm, Paper Sizes Tray: Letter, legal, executive, No. 10 envelopes, cards, borderless photo (4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in), borderless panorama (4 x 10 in, 4 x 11 in, 4 x 12 in) Duplexer: Letter, Connectivity 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 Pictbridge. The HP Photosmart C7280 measures 17.72 x 17.48 x 9.76 in (W x D x H) and weighs 24.3 lb.

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

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart C7280 Reviews

Techworld reviews the HP Photosmart C7280 and writes;
“Printing at a higher quality setting and on HP’s top-of-the-line Premium Plus photo paper did bring the C7280’s print quality much closer to its competitors. If photo quality is your top requirement when choosing a multifunction printer, you should check print samples before you buy, but we think most users will be more than happy with the C7280’s photo prints.”
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Trustedreviews reviews the HP Photosmart C7280 and writes;
“The photos were printed using the all-in-one’s default, auto settings and you can set the machine for higher quality output, as we did for the PC print. This showed the usual clarity of detail and colour fidelity HP printers are known for. Colour variations are smooth and the scene in our test image looks natural and vibrant.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

MACworld reviews the HP Photosmart C7280 and writes;
“As a general-purpose printer, the C7280 is very good: at the printer’s default print settings, it produces clear, crisp type and reproduces Web pages and other graphics-centric pages very well. It is also fairly speedy when printing pure text documents, spitting out a single-page Microsoft Word 2004 file in approximately 17 seconds, and a 10-page document in well under two minutes.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the HP Photosmart C7280 and writes;
“Color-photo quality was terrific, close to what I expect to see from a more expensive photo printer or a professional photo lab. The one flaw worth mentioning was a color-balance problem in a monochrome photo. I saw slight, but obvious, tints in some shades of gray, with different colors in different shades. If you don’t print black-and-white photos, however, this won’t be a problem.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart C7280 User Reviews

SUPER all in one powerhouse
“Great all-in-one, at a reasonable price, with excellent features, this Photosmart C7280 is clear WINNER. It works (smoothly) with Vista out of the box. Setting up the wireless functionality is a bit tricky but can be done with a little patience. Yes, there is a delay between print command (in wireless mode) and the printing but you get used to it as the output is of very high quality.” – by J. D. Patterson
Rating: ★★★★★

Best All In One Device for under 300.00
“Printing: Super fast in draft and normal modes. Picture quality is amazing when printing photos. Seems to be very stingy on ink. Printing on both sides is a very handy feature. Copying: Document feeder works well, copies come out high quality. Scanning: Ive used this to scan in old photos and family letters, did a great job!! Scanned to jpeg’s and pdf files. Faxing: Faxed a 30 page document with no problems.” – by C. Norton
Rating: ★★★★★

Great all in one for laptops
“The wireless printing works flawlessly. I’m more impressed by the wireless capabilities of the other functions. Wireless scanning is great. I placed a 3 page document in the document feeder, selected Scan to Computer from the menu and the unit magically knew what applications were on my computer! I could pick that I wanted it scanned as a PDF to Preview, or as an attachment for Apple Mail or Entourage (both are on my computer). Very impressive.” – by J. Nichols
Rating: ★★★★★

HP C7280 is an EXCELLENT Printer
“OVERALL-I am very pleased with the purchase. Amazon’s price can not be beat out in town since they offer free shipping (takes 7 days since it comes from NV). The photo quality equals prints from any photo service and the text print is great also (not as good as a laser), but certainly good enough for home use (photos are much better than my deskjet 995 and the text print equals the deskjet in quality but is 2x the speed in fast draft, about the same in quality print mode).” – by donaldm823
Rating: ★★★★★

HP C7280 Review
“So far I have two Macs and one PC using the printer and scanner, including the OCR software, with no problems, have not tested the fax yet but the fax is of secondary importance. The sheet feeder for the copier and scanner is a delight and I was surprised how pleased I am with it. The access to the OCR was not exactly intuitive but it is easy enough. It prints photos nicely and the included HP Photosmart Studio seems like a good tool. The HP Device Manager that comes along with the software allows rapid and easy selection of the features, so I am quite happy with it.” – by Lawrence Hare
Rating: ★★★★★

Great multifunction despite a few niggles
“Superb print quality and reasonable print speeds. At maximum resolution I can¡¦t tell the difference between the photo prints and my lab prints, ADF works great as does auto duplexing (no more doing everything one by one or having to turn the paper over!), Scanning is great plus can scan to JPEG, PDF, word doc etc which is a bonus, Full control over printing (colour, back in only etc), Wireless works fine for me (currently setup as an ad hoc network between laptop and printer), can print photos off usb or memory cards..” – by navman
Rating: ★★★★★

Works Well with MAC Pro, Macbook Pro & New Imac
“It comes with several software tools for editing scanned images and the TWAIN driver plays nice with the New CS3 Adobe PhotoShop. It also has an acceptable (free) OCR software that can output to Word. There is really some nice integration here with the software which usually isn’t the case for Macs but I think HP wants to make Apple happy. What about the quality of the printing? Good to excellent and fairly fast but not the 30 pages per second in B&W. Scan quality? I think fair to good. I think some calibration might be needed if you were using it for serious scanning but the scan isn’t bad and relatively fast…” – by BigBrotherAmazon
Rating: ★★★★☆

Many-in-One Marvel Machine
“Printer, scanner, copier, fax, ADF, duplexer, color LED information display, USB, wired Ethernet, 802.11B/G wireless, memory card reader (CF, SD/MMC, XD, MS/Duo). The HP C7280 is a marvelous dream machine. Has a photo paper tray and a red eye removal button too. My unit (French) came with OCR scanning software. Haven’t tried it though. The unit is surprisingly modest in size. “ – by Robert Salita
Rating: ★★★★★

Output Quatlity is Great; Software leaves much to be desired
“Photo Printing: The photo print functions on the printer are excellent. I have inserted a couple of different cards into the media slots and the C7280 has quickly found and displayed the images on the cards. Printing directly from the printer is very straightforward, and the menus on the LCD are easy to navigate. View, crop, red eye removal, etc. all seems to be pretty intuitive and work pretty cleanly. The quality of the photos is great.” – by California Bill
Rating: ★★★★☆


HP Photosmart C7280 Brochure & User Guide

HP Photosmart C7280 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart C7280 Features

If you’re looking for a single device that prints, faxes, copies, and scans, the HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, and Copier is your answer. The printer has a built-in 2.4-inch display you can use to easily print photos without a PC: Simply put your memory card into the memory card slot (compatible with Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card), preview it on the display, and print. Enhancing your photos and removing red eye is as simple as pushing the HP Red-eye Removal button.

The HP Photosmart C7280 produces lab-quality, fade-resistant photo prints by using a six-ink color system for accurate color reproduction. Photos will always print on the correct side of the paper with the right quality settings because of HP Auto Sense technology. And coupled with HP Advanced Photo Paper, the C6280 is sure to produce photos that are smudge and smear-resistant right from the printer. Print speed is outstanding as well, at up to 34 ppm black and 33 ppm color. For those looking to save paper, an included duplexer lets you print on both sides of the paper. Sharing the printer with everyone on your network is simple with both built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity.

The fax functionality is performed by a 33.6 Kbps modem at speeds up to three seconds per page. The built-in memory can hold up to 90 pages and the fax is capable of color faxing, delayed sending, and auto-redialing with a maximum of 48 broadcasting locations. The scanner uses a Contact Image Scanner (CIS) for scans at up to 4800 dpi optical resolution with a scan size of up to 8.6 by 11.7 inches. The copier supports pages up to this size as well and you can make up to 50 copies in one pass. Color copies are supported and there are settings for enlarging and reducing from 50 to 400 percent. HP Photosmart C7280 supports Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP Home and Professional, and Windows Vista as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.x. It is backed by a 1-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
Photosmart C7280 all-in-one, power cord, phone cord, 02 black ink cartridge, 02 cyan ink cartridge, 02 magenta ink cartridge, 02 yellow ink cartridge, 02 light cyan ink cartridge, 02 light magenta ink cartridge, set up guide, user’s guide, paper sample pack, installer CD, and two-sided printing accessory.

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