16 Jan 2009

Review of the HP Photosmart C4480

I was in Tesco a couple of days ago and noticed a number of electronic gadgets with massive discounts. We have been looking for a good photo printer and I noticed this HP Photosmart C4480 all in one printer which was on sale for only £48.91. The original price was £99.97.



The C4480 is an all-in-one printer, meaning that I can copy, scan and of course print as well. It uses HP Thermal Inkjet technology. The printer came with two free cartridges - a black HP 350 and a HP 351 colour cartridge.

Features includes borderless printing, built in card reader and colour LCD Screen. As for the scanning, it has a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi. The copy resolution is up to 600 dpi for black text and up to 4800 x 1200 optimised dpi for colour text and graphics.

It took about a minute to print a photograph on the HP Premium Plus photo paper (provided free with the printer) and I was really happy with the results. I wasn't expecting the quality to be that good on such an affordable printer.



Tried scanning a few pictures and again was happy with the results. Though I haven't tried it out as yet but according to info on the HP site, the OCR software provided can be used to convert a full page of text into Microsoft Word document in less than 22 sec.

On the negative side, printing a one page document in black and white was slower as compared to my old Xerox Phaser 3121. It also doesn't print in duplex. I was also annoyed that they didn't include a USB cable. Fortunately I had an extra one at home.

Not sure how long the ink will last and I better go to Tesco again and stock some up while the sale is still on.

I also took advantage of their offer and signed up with Snapfish, their online printing service and got 20 phtographs free for only 99p. The photographs were delivered today.

4 comments:

Cell Phone GPS said...

this is good product, in fact I am looking for a HP printer as well. I will search it in market as well. Thanks for the introduction.

Tor Hershman said...

I just read your Jul 11 07 blog post.

Heck, I'm #1 on our CULTure's
IGNORE AT ALL COSTS list.

Stay on groovin' (Hi-Tech) safari,
Tor

Srihari Padmanabhan said...

HP is the best for printers and desktops. I find all their products to be quality work and are affordable when compared to other similar competitor products.

Martyn said...

I've been looking for a decent printer mid range printer for my mac for ages. Im not that keen on HP though have you got any other suggestions

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