HP Photosmart C8180

HP Photosmart C8180 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 Up to 34 ppm, Up to 33 ppm, 3.5-in LCD (color graphics), Optical Scanner Resolution Up to 9600 dpi, Copy Speed Color: Up to 33 cpm, Black: Up to 34 cpm, Paper Tray: Letter, legal, executive, No. 10 envelopes, cards, border less 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), Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 PictBridge, 1 Wireless 802.11g, 1 Bluetooth. The HP Photosmart C8180 measures 17.6 x 15.4 x 8.5 in (W x D x H) and weighs 25 lb.

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

Expert Reviews

HP Photosmart C8180 Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Printed images on plain paper look faded but detailed; using HP’s special papers made the same images look as good as the best we’ve seen from other units. Copy and scan samples were good overall, as was print speed in our tests: an average of 7 pages per minute for text pages, 2.7 ppm for graphics. Ink costs are reasonable. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

Expertreviews reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Plain paper print times weren’t particularly impressive, with our 10-page black text print taking just under two minutes. This was a best-case time, as well, as the printer spent 53 seconds fiddling with itself the first time we tried to print after turning it on. Subsequent prints all started within 15 seconds of clicking Print, though, so this may have been a one-off oddity.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Trustedreviews reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“We were all ready to give the Photosmart C8180 a recommendation, until we saw its black print on plain paper. We should stress this is the same paper stock we always use and is kept in the same conditions, so there’s no reason why output should show the kind of character spikiness we saw. Photo print is superb, photo speeds are exceptional and the simplicity of using the printer’s DVD rewriter and wireless connection make it in other respects a very worthwhile photographers’ all-in-one.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Overall the print quality is good and the print speed is okay but not incredibly fast. As for the running costs, the HP comes in about average, certainly not as cheap as the Kodak EasyShare offering however. Overall it’s top marks because of the overall package. If you’re looking for easy of use and good print quality, the C8180 offers it in spades.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCWorld reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Printed images on plain paper look faded but detailed; using HP’s special papers made the same images look as good as the best we’ve seen from other units. Copy and scan samples were good overall, as was print speed in our tests: an average of 7 pages per minute for text pages, 2.7 ppm for graphics.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Imaging-resource reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“We were generally very pleased with the six-color prints that came out of the C8180. In some cases we preferred the C8180 prints to the pigment-based B9180 prints of the same image. So no complaints about print image quality.”
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PCMag reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“the output is worth waiting for. Text quality is as good as or better than most ink jets. More than half the test fonts were easily readable with reasonably well-formed characters at 4 points, and all but two heavily stylized fonts with thick strokes passed that threshold at 5 points. Edges aren’t quite as crisp as you’ll get from a laser printer, but the quality is adequate for schoolwork and most business needs.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CNET reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Like many of the printers in HP’s Photosmart series, the C8180 produces better quality color scans than grayscales. We noticed a significant amount of compression in the grayscale scans with serious gradation issues at the dark end of the spectrum. This problem is almost nonexistent when scanning color prints, where we were actually impressed with the level of evident detail and representation.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Computershopper reviews the HP Photosmart C8180 and writes;
“Overall, a few limitations prevent the C8180 from being the perfect all-in-one. But it does deliver printing, scanning, and copying output that rivals results from devices dedicated to those tasks, plus a host of extras (most notably, that built-in optical burner). If you’re shopping for a moderately priced all-in-one, and photo printing is important to you, the C8180 is well-worth considering.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

HP Photosmart C8180 User Reviews

I love it
“When I first got married, I had a slide camera, it took half slides so on a roll of 35 mm film, I got twice the amount of pictures at half the size each. They have been in a box for many years. I didn’t know how I would ever get them unless I went to a professional. This all in one allows me to retrieve my pictures. I started with my beautiful young wife at the NY Worlds Fair in 1964. Scans are great and prints are great too.” – by Dennis, Jersey Boy
Rating: ★★★★★

What I was wanting in a wireless printer
“The family shares this printer and I or the other computer users loaded the software on three different Vista OS AMD processor notebooks and all took between 30 and 40 minutes. All test prints with both paper and photo stock media were great. The scanner worked great, but we have yet to try the disc burner or card slots. I’ll write more as we use the balance of features that this “all-in-one” printer has, but as for the primary functions – they all work great and not having to carry and plug connect the notebook by wire is a truly wonderful experience.” – by P. Clark
Rating: ★★★★★

Finally Happy
“I had an HP printer that didn’t make the move to Vista. A clerk at Staples talked me into another brand to replace it. Paid a good dollar for it and bought a separate scanner to do slides. The new printer was never as good as the one I thru away. Tolerated it for about 2 years and finally gave up, did some research, and bought the 8180. It’s all-in-one, does everything I want, and the scanning is equal to my stand alone. The quality is back. I recommend it.” – by Donna
Rating: ★★★★★

“The HP C8180 is a good printer. I like the ease of use of the scanner and the copier. The only thing I don’t like is the price of the ink. Whew!! It gets pretty darn spendy when you have to buy ink. Not the fault of the printer though. I have been happy with the printer overall.” – by UFFDAH
Rating: ★★★★☆

HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-one
“The scan is much faster and precise that previous HP scanner that I have used. Printing is much faster and the software prints from last to first page so you don’t have to organize paper after a print job comes off the printer. While the photo print quality will knock your socks off I find it annoying that HP has put a special feed tray for 4×6 print paper. I don’t need or want that, but it’s there. There is also a rather annoying window at printer start up that tells you if you have “genuine HP photo paper” in the tray.” – by G. P. Hanner
Rating: ★★★★☆

What I Need
“The idea of a separate tray for 4×6 prints and being able to print photos without a computer alone make this all-in-one worth the money. The touch screen simplifies scanning and copying. Everything I’ve done so far has had exceptional clarity. In my mind, this is a very good buy.” – by Fritzyjoe
Rating: ★★★★★

HP c8180 Combo
“This is one of my newest gadgets. Nothing I’ve purchased lately has given me so much pleasure as this HP c8180. So easy to use flash card or SD, create CDs, print beautiful photos extemely fast and completely dry immediately, etc. Easy, plain English prompts and instructions!!” – by M. Pramaggiore
Rating: ★★★★★

Best Printer Yet
“As an avid photography buff – I can now print photos at home that are as good quality as the photolabs….and I love that the 4×6 paper stays loaded and you don’t have to change printer cartridges for Photos. Also scans at VERY HIGH resolution !!! Just love it ! Great all around choice for printing, scanning and copying !!!” – by J. Harborth
Rating: ★★★★★

Great except for “printer preparation” and “power down”
“I have owned my 8180 for about one year and am very pleased with the print and copy functions. I have also scanned 35mm slides to convert them to digital form with very good results. The unit was easy to set up and the ink usage is reasonable.” – by Blue Fox
Rating: ★★★★☆


HP Photosmart C8180 Brochure & User Guide

HP Photosmart C8180 User Guide

Features & Specifications

HP Photosmart C8180 Features

The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One is perfect for archivists who want to preserve all their old photos. The C8180 can print, scan, and copy and has built-in LightScribe technology that will print professional-looking labels on CDs and DVDs. The printer has a built-in 3.5-inch touchscreen you can use to easily print photos without a PC: Simply put your memory card into the memory card slot (supports CompactFlash, xD, Secure Digital (SD)/Multimedia Card (MMC), SDHC, HDMMC, MMCPlus, Memory Stick (MS), MS Pro, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo), preview it on the display, and print. Enhance your photos and remove red eye with HP Red-eye Removal, HP Scratch and Dust Removal, and HP Adaptive Lighting technologies.

The HP Photosmart C8180 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 C8180 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 optional (not included) duplexer lets you print on both sides of the paper. With built-in Ethernet, everyone on your home network can share the printer.

The scanner uses a Contact Image Scanner (CIS) for scans at up to 9600 dpi optical resolution with a scan size of up to 8.5 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 C8180 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 C8180 all-in-one, 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, power cord, starter ink cartridges, setup guide, user’s guide, paper sample pack, and installer CD.

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