HP Photosmart® C4280 Printer
If all that is desired is a basic printer then the HP Photo smart C4280 printer, is the low cost alternative. This printer is the cheapest in the HP family and offers basic functionalities for carrying out minimalist printing, copying, and scanning jobs. A deep examination of this printer will expose its simple features that may be the thing for those desiring just but a simple printer.
- Control panel
- Functionality features
HP C4280 printer has a boxy body with the colors gray and white being its dominant colors. This body measures approximately 17.1 inches wide, 6.4 inches tall and 11.4 inches deep. Also visible on an outside view of this printer is a scanner lid. This scanner lid covers this printer’s scanner. Visible also is the front flap which when opened acts as a paper input and output tray. Extended from the tray is an extension arm whose purpose is to hold printed papers coming from the printer.
The control panel of the HP Photosmart C4280 printer is simple and minimalist having only buttons and features considered necessary for the printer’s operation. These features include four memory card slots, a 1.5 inch preview LCD and an icon panel. There is also a row of simple buttons. With these buttons, the number of copies to be printed and the quality levels of the printouts can be adjusted. Scan initiation and color copying is also done through these set of buttons.
Compared to other members of its class like the Lexmark X5470 the C4280 printer has amazing print speeds when it comes to printing text. This printer prints text at approximately 5.94 pages per minute. It is, however, a bit sluggish when graphics printing is done. Color graphics are printed in the C4280 at 1.5 pages per minute. HP Photosmart C4280 printer also performs poorly in carrying out scans. It scans 4.46 ppm for grayscale and color scanning at 1.76 ppm.
Scanning of documents and pictures in this printer can be controlled from the computer or simply from this printer control panel. The quality of the printouts can be adjusted and subsequently nine copies of the new quality level be produced.
In printing the original document cannot be resized to fit paper used. The document will be printed at its original size.
Sharing of photos and documents is, however, possible with these printers. This printer has specialized software that does this. Photo files that can be accessed in this printer are those saved in GIF. Photos are automatically saved in GIF in the C4280.
The HP Photosmart C4280 printer may be a simple printer, but it replete with all the basic functionalities desired in an ideal printer. Home users and small business owners will find this printer quite appropriate.
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