Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart C7280 Multifunction Photo Printer: This is a great buy, and PCRush had a great price. I've been an HP printer user for years and knew that this would be a great buy.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart C7280 Multifunction Photo Printer: The software that accompanies this product conflicts with other computer applications. We have two of these printers, tied to two different computers with similar problems.
Pros: Easy Setup, Fast Print Time, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart C7280 Multifunction Photo Printer: a great hp product. This is the second photosmart printer we have purchased. the set up was very easy. all functions perform nicely. It is a bit noisy when printing. also,somewhat slow when printing multiple copies.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Durable, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: I have a mac, alot of mac users seem to have a problem with this product. I didnt use the cd to install i went straight for the latest drivers on the hp website and i have never had a problem using network wireless printing. it works phenomenally.
Pros: easy set up, scans rather quickly, fast print, great photos, dosent guzzle ink
Pros: love the wireless networking as now I have it shared with 5 computers in my house. It seems to print well and photos look good. I like the 5 color ink carts plus the black which gives a good photo in 4x6 or 5x7. The scanner, copier and card reader are a bonus.
Cons: Having some difficulty with an extra page printing between sheets using Windows Vista on two laptops. The other XP machines does not have that problem.
Summary: After reading numerous reviews about this printer, I was reluctant to purchase it but took the plunge anyway. I have always had excellent luck with HP printers (still use one that is 7 years old). I am glad I did.
Pros: Prints quickly. Excellent photo quality. Excellent business quality printouts (PowerPoint, Excel, Word). Two sided printing works well. Copies very well. Best price I found was on Newegg. IRIS software works very well.
Cons: Heavy printer. A little on the noisy side. Software will take over your computer if you allow it to. Print cartridges are non-refillable (COSTCO has the cheapest price for refills that i have found).
Summary: If not for the problem printing in 'Fast Draft' mode, I would have given it a 5-star rating. I bought it because my wife's printer is a C6180 and it works great! Now, we can buy the multiple ink paks and save $$$.
Pros: Great photo printing! Duplex printing, separate ink cartridges, pretty compact and looks nice. I got a great price when I bought it on Newegg! PayPal refunded me 15% for using PayPal.
Cons: It prints well in all modes for me except the 'Fast Draft' mode. There, the left margin is not parallel with the left side of the paper? Works fine in 'Fast Normal' and the other modes. HP software takes a LONG time to install and slows your computer startup. I moved the shortcut from the startup...
Summary: I am still trying to determine whether or not I really need the software to run the printer. I think I can run it without all the chunky software.
Pros: Prints a really nice picture so long as you take pictures at a high megapixel setting. Scan functions work really well and it actually will crop the image to just be your scanned object. Overall, does exactly what I was looking for.
Cons: The software for this printer is terrible. Like other reviews have said, it is really buggy and poorly written. It is cool that I can scan an object from my printer and have it show up on my computer, but even that function is somewhat buggy. Aside from the software issues, this is a great printer.