Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One
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Sean C., Newegg
3 February 2009
Pros: Its does what it says and says what it does.
Cons: After printing a document, this thing will spend up to 30 or 40 seconds making REALLY annoying sounds as it does...well, I'm not even sure what its doing. Also, when the ink is low its little "!" light glows orange and it refuses to print! very annoying.
Summary: The one I got may have been an aberration but I heard similar complaints from other HP printer owners so food for thought - I am not happy. YMMV.
Pros: The print quality is good. It prints quite fast when printing long documents in "fast draft" mode but not so great when you queue up bunch of short documents. Two sided printing is great - saves trees.
Cons: Paper jams and mis-feeds. I have never had a printer that jammed paper this much since I bought my first printer 15+years ago. I am thinking on going office-space on it right about now.
Summary: Find a way to write drivers that make the printer print and forget all the flowery garbage that you attach to the driver that causes system problems and is to user unfriendly to waste time trying to use.
Pros: Small, quiet, energy efficient, easy to use when it works, does about everything expected of it reasonably well.
Cons: The only problem I have is with the software/drivers. I've owned HP printers exclusively since the early 90's. The last two have had terrible drivers. I'm older, have no kids, and maintain my computers in a pretty reliable condition, but these HP drivers are nothing but trouble. Not only are they...
Summary: It's a shame that the software for some of the newer HP printers is so poor (I have friends with some of HP's other newer printers, and they have software issues, too). HP used to be -The- printer manufacturer of choice.
Pros: Very nice printer when the software and drivers are working properly, which is about 50% of the time.
Cons: I have several computers on my LAN that share this printer. Each one has a unique problem with this printer's software. One of the dual core processor machines has one processor completely consumed by the the drivers. The only way I can kill the process is to Ctrl-Alt-Del and manually stop it, bu...
Summary: The print quality of this printer is very good. The photos with the right paper are beautiful. The purchase price was great because I purchased it on sale and traded in another printer. The printer is a little noisy. It does a lot of resetting.
Summary: After having years of good HP printers, this one is a "dud". Paper jams are fairly common and, even more frustrating, it will often go into a "calibration routine" that lasts for several minutes when you try to print something. The scanner/copier is decent but not great as to speed and quality.
Summary: Save your money. The HP C6280 does good work, but it has this annoying feature that it has to go through every now and then, especially when you need to print something. The sales rep told me it pressurizes the ink cartridges or something like that, in order to recycle. It sounds like a centrifuge.
Summary: I have an HP Photosmart C6280 printer which I bought quite a few years ago. I use a MAC running Mavericks and I just can't get the printer to work on over the network connection. I can print a test page but that is all. Don't recommend HP if you have a MAC!
Summary: For 200 dollars you'd think they could make a machine that is actually able to just print something when it's plugged in. Apparently not. When this thing works, it's beautiful. The automatic double sided printing, the scan and photo quality is more than you could want.
Summary: Because I've had experience with two of these printers I know it's a dud. The first one conked out just before the end of the 1 year warranty (what a coincidence!). HP was kind enough to send a replacement - which had some parts missing.