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HP Photosmart C4480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the print quality and design are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions. The control panel and paper handling get less positive comments.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 401 reviews)

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Poor quality product


Just look at HP's own tech support forums regarding the myriad of issues with this printer.

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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...

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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.


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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...

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HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One Printer


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

The C4480 has a few flaws, but none of them are deal-breakers. We wish it printed faster, and that it had wireless connectivity options and an easier wizard for photo printing. Nonetheless, we can recommend the unit to those looking for a multifunction...

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HP Photosmart C4480


nothing short of fantastic. Price is good, no issues in use, does all I want it to. I would like the same again but 24" wide now.

I can't fault it. 31 years of experience with other printers mainly Epson and wish so much I had discovered this HP first. Most past problems with other printers was the amount of times I had to get around the lines missing inks on a page. Not had any...

I joined this site especially to say how good this item is

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Ink Sabotage!


Super slow and burns through ink like it's got a leak. Cartridges are expensive and refilled cartridges don't work 4 out of 5 times in hp due to their proprietary ink-sabotaging schemes (that's my conspiracy theory, anyway). Getting this printer free...

Scans and copies with decent quality

Super slow. Uses up ink too quickly. Ink cartridges are WAY expensive

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The software with this printer is appalling


Useless Printer - don't buy it

It is produced in a nice looking, pleasantly coloured casing, and is quiet nearly all the time (mainly because it isn't of much use)

The software accompanying this printer, is big and complex, but the menus it offers are meaningless. it is the most frustrating and useless piece of hardware I've encountered, and that is on the basis of more about 30 years experience with computers

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Great Until It Stopped Printing Black


This AOI worked great for the first year. Then for no reason I can figure it has stopped printing black. I've replaced the ink cartridges three times, cleaned the print heads extensively yet nothing seems to solve the problem. When I try to print a...

Great suite of software. Easy scan function. Good prints. Not too loud. Easy to find ink cartridges

Stopped printing black ink after less than a year

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If u can get it to work great, but not worth the time.


I have had problems with this printer from day one! It will not work! If it prints, it won't scan. If it scan's it wont print. For random periods of time it will work like a dream but if u have any kind of problem with it, expect to be trying to find...

Great picture quality and color accurate color scheme

Can't get the dang thing to work

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Much cartridge trouble. Terrible.


I honestly wouldn't recommend this to anyone I didn't hate.

Relatively inexpensive

The HP software suite is useless. I continually get errors that the printer doesn't recognize the ink cartridge. And I'm not using generic cartridges. I'm using HP cartridges

Product Specifications

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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

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Argentina / Chile/Europe/United States
Model:C4480 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart/Intel


Max Supported Memory:32MB
Standard Memory:32MB


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

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

PC Connectivity

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


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