17 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.


Anonymous 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.


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Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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