Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C4180 All-in-One
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Worst Printer Ever
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is by far the worst printer and the biggest piece of garbage I have ever owned in my life. Since the first day I took this printer out of the box it has not worked for me, and several calls to HP later it still does not work. Unfortunately, I bought the printer during some construction on my house...
Summary: HP Photosmart C4180 All in One Printer, Scanner, and Copier I bought the HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One not too long ago. I went with the HP brand because I have always heard good things about their printers. Although this printer I would not go with. I am a college student who prints a great deal of paper and I also wanted the option to print photos on my computer. For the money, I would have to say it does not work well enough for the price.
Summary: I purchased this printer 3 years ago and it has been NOTHING but trouble. It probably is part of the class action suite against HP ... who knows ?? All I know is unless you use a printer every day don't buy this one. It constantly quits printing or gives error message, even though there is ink in it. It also won't let you print in B/W if there is no color ink. Had I known how rotten this printer was going to be I never would have purchased it.
Summary: This printer is an abomination. It hardly works, and when it does you still need to fight with it. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, no holds barred. I wouldn't recommend any HP printer to anyone. They make quality computers and accessories, with the exception of their printers/scanners. These things will only eat your money, your time, your patience, and your will to live in a world with electricity.
Summary: Disgustingly filled with bloatware. I couldn't even locate my scanned photos or set my preferences so I could find them in my files. Huge driver package filled with useless crap. Can't say anything about the print quality because I didn't print with it, the software was too much of a pain in the ass to use.
Summary: We received a lemon printer. The printer has typically been good, but the printer we received did not work. We have recently contacted the seller to send the printer back to their store for a refund. The seller did respond and approved for us to send it back to his store.
Summary: Functionally, this printer works. Print quality is very good. HERE's the issue. There is no way to adjust print quality when using a MAC. I use this same exact printer on both my MAC and my PC. With the PC I've got a bunch of options to adjust to "fast draft", so that I can save money printing. With the MAC drivers HP has included there is no such option. So each time you print, you are using maximum ink!!!! VERY costly to run.
Summary: When you install the HP printer software it installs two different scan driver interfaces: TWAIN and HP-WIA. Why are there two interfaces? What is the difference? I don't know. They both suck in different ways and both have stupid default that you cannot change. Neither interface remembers the last settings you used. You have to reset all the options for EVERY scan. Both default to 200 DPI. Why 200 DPI?
Excerpt: I bought Hp photosmart c4288all in one printer , thought it to be a good printer well printer just looks good but otherwise it’s not worth it’s price, on that a bad service and support with hp which was least expected .The printer eats too much of ink, the color cart seems out of ink just after ...
Summary: This thing is the WORST. It only connected properly on and off for the first month or so, then I moved and lost my software disc; then I returned the danged thing, they replaced it (due to my profuse whining) and sent me another. I ordered a new software disc, just installed it and found out the cartridge holders (??) on this replacement version are misaligned. I am going to take a sledge-hammer to this waste of plastic and go OFFICE SPACE on it.