Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One
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Installing the printer driver puts way too much junk on your computer
Mary A. Chapin, Amazon
23 May 2012
Summary: I have been using a friend's HP F4280 printer and I hate the fact that, in the process of installing the printer driver, it has installed seven separate programs on my hard drive (I can see them in the Control Panel/Programs and Features) It also put a number of icons on my desktop, runs continuously whether I am printing or not, and is always asking me to run updates (I run on windows vista and have is set up to alert me when doing updates) I think this is ridiculous!
Summary: Have had this printer for about 2 years. It still works but tends to drive me crazy. NEGATIVES 1. If it turns off, it requires me to either print a test page or cancel a test page-both take about 1 minute 2. The software sometimes just break. I've had to uninstall and reinstall everything multiple times 3. The buttons on the printer with/without connection to my laptop also sometimes decide not to work 4.
Summary: What a rip off. Very expensive to use printer because the cartridges hold such a small amount of ink. Bulk ink is very cheap, so the public should be able to print for less than one penny per page, not ten cents a page.
Pros: Very good printed text quality. Nice copying feature/quality. Pretty to look at.
Cons: Eats through ink, does not always print, does not scan on to computer, sometimes it doesn't recognize its own in cartridges, not always recognized on my computer, sometimes prints striped text when ink is full.
Summary: I had this printer connected to an Airport Extreme, which gave family members on the network access to printing, but not scanning. This has to do with the AEBS, not the printer. Everything was consistently fine, although it does run through ink quickly. One day the printer decided it had a paper jam even though there was no paper anywhere inside it. I followed every solution provided by HP, spent hours Googling it, and alas, the paper jam message would not go away.
It's not the print quality or features that makes me want to set it on fire
T. Surace "tekHedd", Amazon
3 May 2010
Summary: Well, to start with, I want to say I like the print quality just fine. It has many features and is everything you'd want from a printer, at least on paper. (heh heh) It's lower DPI so the ink is affordable. It's an HP, it must be good. The scanner is passable, and although I wouldn't classify it as a "pro" scanner, it works reasonably fast and creates a scan that is sufficient for all of my needs. What I hate is everything else.
Pros: Works fine enough for most jobs. Compact size. Scanning and copying work fine. Linux support is great! (every printer manufacturer should be more like HP and support Linux).
Cons: Horrible hardware problem in that when printing Avery business cards, it doesn't observe the top margin so cards don't line up. Very bad. I would not have bought this printer if I knew that. Also, display stays on (black) when power is off. Bad.
"Great for one year then it quit printing and scanning."
5 February 2010
Pros: Compact size. Cheap. Everything worked great. Did not experience any paper jams or high ink usage. But now it is only a stand alone copy machine.
Cons: When it quit printing & scanning, HP help could not find a fix; software kept telling me that it does not pass the Win logo. Installed anyway but PC could not find the printer. Same results when installed in another Win XP PC.