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HP Photosmart C4480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 697 reviews of HP Photosmart C4480. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and multifunction. The performance and price also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the control panel and paper handling, while there are some mixed comments about the noise.

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reliability, paper handling, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C4480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart C4480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the noise and reliability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, multifunction

reliability, noise

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One A4 PrinterHP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One A4 Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart C4480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the multifunction and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. Comments about the size and noise are mixed.

usability, price, performance, design, multifunction

reliability

43% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One - Multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) - color - ink-jet - copying (up to): 30 ppm (mono) / 23 ppm (color) - prHP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One - Multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) - color - ink-jet - copying (up to): 30 ppm (mono) / 23 ppm (color) - pr

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 Inkjet Multifunction Printer

 

This MFP offers many features for home and student users, but it falls short on speed and overall features.

Noteworthy text and photo quality ; Media slots ; simple design

Copies and scans slowly ; inks are pricey ; Copies and scans slowly ; inks are pricey

Ink costs are acceptable. The machine ships with a standard-size black cartridge and a tricolor cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridge, each of which lasts less than 200 pages. The high-yield versions are the cheapest way to go: a 710-page black cartridge...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Ken Sander (laptopmag.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer

 

HP provides some smart software with this easy-to-use and affordable all-in-one printer.

Fast printing ; Print what you see from Web pages ; 1.5-inch LCD

Standard photo quality just okay

The HP Photosmart C4480 is an easy-to-use all-in-one that's good for everyday photo and document printing. Being able to print without needing a computer is a plus, making this a strong low-cost choice for home and photo printing.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Michele McDonough (brighthub.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One Printer Review

 

If you're looking for a decent multifunction printer that can handle photo printing, but you're restricted to a tight budget, check out the HP Photosmart C4480. In this review, we'll look at the major features of the device to help decide if it's worth...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Josh Norem (computershopper.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One Printer Review and Ratings

 

Despite a few small issues, the HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One is easy to use and offers surprisingly good print quality with both photos and text.

Beautiful photo prints ; Quiet operation ; Simple to set up and use ; Low cost per page with high-yield tanks

Relatively slow print speeds ; Small included ink tanks ; No networking support ; Unwieldy photo-printing software

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart C4480 inkjet multifunction

 

A cheap HP inkjet multifunction that's surprisingly fast and doesn't cost much to run

Good quality mono and colour documents, decent print speeds, colour LCD

Poor LCD interface, fiddly consumable replacement, photo quality issues

Printed photos aren't the best quality, but HP's cheap inkjet multifunction can easily print and scan documents, despite a minimal feature set.

Jul, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 - Inkjet All-in-One

 

This colour inkjet all-in-one is a bargain at less than £50.

The Photosmart C4480 is an easy-to use all-in-one, neat and well-organised, quiet to run and subjectively quick. Print quality is very good for an entry-level machine and if money is tight, it's a very good buy.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C4480 review

 

The HP Photosmart C4480 has many of the shortcomings you would expect from an entry-level inkjet multifunction printer, including a minimal feature set and slow print speeds.

The HP Photosmart C4480's price tag is certainly appealing, and the running cost even more so. As a cheap document printer and scanner the Photosmart C4480 serves well, though you may want to spend a little extra for better quality photos.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Simon Williams (talktalk.co.uk)

HP Photosmart C4480

 

HP’s least expensive colour-screen printer/scanner HP has several, small inkjet multi-function printer-scanners, but the chepest one to have a colour display is the Photosmart C4480. This smart ...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Photosmart C4480 review

 

The HP Photosmart C4480's price tag is certainly appealing, and the running cost even more so. As a cheap document printer and scanner the Photosmart C4480 serves well, though you may want to spend a little extra for better quality photos.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: kdd (newegg.com)

Mine came with a black cartridge

 

I ordered 2 of these. Both came with black cartridges. Don't forget to order an USB cable; I ordered a 10 ft. cable. I can't comment on the scanning capability of this model, but the resolution specs make me think that the scans should be as good as...

Good color rendition. Descent color and b& ; w copies. 4x6 prints don't seem to use much ink

Instruction manual doesn't tell how to enlarge or reduce copies or scans. Installs too much software using default software installer

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

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Certificates

Blue Angel certified: No
Electromagnetic compatibility:FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (USA), CE (European Union), C-tick (Australia and New Zealand), VCCI (Japan), BSMI (Taiwan), CCC S&E (China), MIC (Korea)
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:50 - 400
Copier settings:Stand-alone copying: Fit to page, 100% (with software: Photo-size choices and Reduce/Enlarge)
Copy resolution (black graphics):600 dpi
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):0.7
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):0.7
Copy speed (black, best, letter):0.7 cpm
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):30
Copy speed (black, draft, letter):30
Copy speed (color ,draft, letter):23 cpm
Copy speed (color, best, letter):0.7
Copy speed (color, draft, A4):23
Copy speed (colour, draft quality, A4):23
Copy speed (concept, black, A4):30
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):7.7
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):7.7
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):7.7
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:23ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 2400 / 600
Maximum copy speed (black, A4):30
Maximum copy speed (color, A4):23
Maximum number of copies:50
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.4in/23.1in
Height:6.4in
Weight:11.2lbs
Width:17.1in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 24 in/8.5 in x 24.0 in
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):7.5

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Auto-redialing: No
Distinctive ring: No
Fax delayed sending: No
Fax forwarding: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Argentina / Chile/Europe/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard/Intel
Model:C4480 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart/Intel

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):10
Maximum input capacity:100
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:20
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Maximum input capacity for labels:20
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:20
Paper input type:Sheetfed
Standard input capacity:100
Standard input capacity for cards:20
Standard input capacity for transparencies:20

Memory

Max Supported Memory:32MB
Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Desktop computer and server accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type:System cabinet mini control panel
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):1000impressions
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35 / 5 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):104 - 140
Storage temperature range (T-T):104 - 140

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:5.6 B(A) (color printing), 5.9 B(A) (black-and-white normal printing), 5.4 B(A) (color copying), 5.7 B(A) (black-and-white copying), 3.3 B(A) (idle)
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):5.6
Acoustic pressure emissions:42
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Auto fax reduction supported: No
Automatic paper sensor:Y
Camera phone:N
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible ink types, supplies:Dye-based (color), pigment-based (black)
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v 10.3.9, v 10.4, v 10.5; Windows Vista (R) (32 and 64-bit); Windows XP Home and Professional (32 and 64-bit) / Windows Vista (32-64 bit)\nWindows XP Home\nWindows XP Professional (32-64 bit)
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Custom media sizes:77 x 127 to 215 x 610 mm\n3 x 5 to 8.5 x 24 in
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 15.9 x 6.57
Duplex print options:N
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):3000
Exifprint supported:v 2.2
Export file formats:JPEG
Fax phone TAM interface supported: No
Fax telephone mode supported: No
Functions:Print, copy, scan
Handset:N
I/O ports:1 USB 2.0, 4 Memory card slots
Image scaling/enlargement range:50 - 400%
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):17.1 x 23.1 x 6.38
Maximum input capacity (photo paper):20
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum output capacity (photo paper):15
Maximum output capacity for cards:10
Maximum output capacity for envelopes:10
Maximum output capacity for labels:10
Maximum output capacity for transparencies:15
Maximum print length (imperial):24 in
Maximum scan area:8.5
Media size (tray 1):A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), DL (110 x 220 mm), C6 (114 x 162 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), (300 x 100 mm), (130 x 180 mm), (100 x 150 mm)
Media sizes supported (imperial):Letter, legal, executive, cards, panorama, 4 x 6 inch
Media types supported:Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, the HP premium media, iron-on transfers, borderless media, panorama
Media weights by paper path:A4: 75 to 90 g/m²; legal: 75 to 90 g/m²; envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; cards: up to 200 g/m²; 10 x 15 cm photo: up to 280 g/m²
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v 10.3.9, v 10.4, v 10.5; PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core Processor; 256 MB RAM; 200 MB hard disk space; USB port; CD-ROM
Network ready: No
Number of cartons per pallet:12
Number of layers per pallet:7
Package dimensions (W x D x H):18.5 x 7.72 x 13.2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.5 x 7.72 x 13.1
Package weight:14.29 lb
Package weight (imperial):14.29 lb
Page yield identifier:PSC4200
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 97.3
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):48 x 40 x 97
Pallet weight (imperial):1250
Photo proofsheets supported:N
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Print head:3
Print quality (black, best quality):1200
Print quality (black, normal quality):1200
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy:+/- 0.0002 in+/- 0.0508 mm
Print speed (color, draft quality, 10 x 15 photo):As fast as 25 sec
Print speed (color, normal quality, 10 x 15 photo):As fast as 49 sec
Printer features:Color printing, color copying, color scanning, black-and-white printing, black-and-white copying, black-and-white scanning
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):17.1
Product weight optional (imperial):11.16 lb
Product weight optional (metric):5.06 kg
Quantity per pallet:84
Recommended media weight (imperial):20 to 24 lb
Remote retrieval capability:N
Safety:EN 60950/IEC 60950 Compliance (International), CSA (Canada), GS Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe), NOM-NYCE (Mexico), GOST (Russia), CCC S&E (China)
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short):The maximum dpi at which you can scan is limited by available computer memory, disk space and other system factors.
Scan speed (4x6:< 48 sec
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):< 48 sec
Size:17.1
Skew:+/- 0.006 in
Standard input capacity for legal:Up to 100 sheets
Standard input capacity for envelopes:10
Standard input capacity for legal:Up to 100 sheets
Standard input trays:1
Standard media sizes:A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), DL (110 x 220 mm), C6 (114 x 162 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), (300 x 100 mm), (130 x 180 mm), (100 x 150 mm)
Standard output capacity for labels:Up to 10 sheets
Standard output capacity for legal:Up to 50 sheets
Standard output capacity for transparancies:15
Standard output capacity for transparencies:15
SureSupply connection type:Direct
SureSupply supported: Yes
Technical features:HP Adaptive Lighting, HP Auto Red-eye Removal
UNSPSC-code:43212110
Upgrade type: None
Video action printing supported:N
Vivera inks supported:Y
Weight:11.16
Weight (imperial):11.16
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Pallet weight:1250

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:50
Standard output capacity:50
Standard output capacity for cards:10
Standard output capacity for envelopes:10

Paper Handling

Envelope feeder:N
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum input capacity for cards:20
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:1
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media handling:Sheetfed
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Paper handling standard/input:100-sheet input tray
Paper handling standard/output:50-sheet output tray
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18
Recommended media weight:75 - 90
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB/USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:3
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):20
Power consumption (standby):7.5

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:23ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.9
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):23
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter):Up to 23 ppm
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5.3
Standard printer languages:PCL 3

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:4800 x 4800
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1200 x 2400
Scan input modes:Front-panel scan, HP Director, TWAIN
Scan speed (OCR, A4):< 22 sec
Scan speed (OCR, letter):< 22 sec
Scan speed in preview mode:Up to 13 sec
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:1.9

Software

Bundled software:HP Photosmart Essentials for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows
Drivers included: Yes
SureSupply software driver:Y

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:45
Noise level (idle):21
Print noise level:46
Printing noise level:46

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, xD / MS Duo, xD
Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:700
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0\nCD-ROM\nInternet Explorer 6 / Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Intel Pentium II, Celeron or compatible processor, 233 MHZ or higher, 128 MB RAM, 700 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM, USB port; Windows Vista(TM): Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 800 MHZ 32 or 64-bit processor, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM, USB Port

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height:6.38
Package weight:14.3
Weight:11 / 11.2
Width:17.1