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HP Photosmart C4580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 reviews of HP Photosmart C4580. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the noise, and the paper handling and reliability get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C4580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4580 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the multifunction and size. The design and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the performance. The paper handling and noise get negative reviews.

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This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One Printer

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alfred Poor (

HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One


A versatile wireless printer that produces great-looking photos and can adequately handle scanning and copying.

Excellent photo quality ; Refreshingly simple design ; Web page interface for monitoring status remotely

No automatic document feeder or paper output tray ; Can't have USB and wireless modes enabled simultaneously ; Very small LCD

As the As the $129 HP Photosmart C4580 is primarily a photo printer; it performed better in that respect than the similarly priced Canon and Brother devices. However, while it acquitted itself adequately for office tasks such as scanning and copying,...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : David English (

HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier Review and Ratings


Perfect for those who don't want to spend a bundle on the printer or the ink, the HP Photosmart C4580 offers high-quality prints without all the extras.

Excellent quality ; Low total cost of ownership ; Wi-Fi ; Surprisingly good scanning features

Lacks a number of common features, including photo tray ; No Ethernet connection, Bluetooth support ; Confusing setup for those who want to connect via both USB and Wi-Fi ; Mixed print speeds

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

HP Photosmart C4580


Great print quality.

Good quality printing, integrated Wi-Fi, minimal design

Inferior build quality, poor scanning, some colour inconsistencies

The C4580 continues HP's trend of improving the quality of its low-end inkjets. Though there's still room for improvement, the C4580 is good value for money.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HP Photosmart C4580 All-In-One Inkjet


HP produces a wireless all-in-one inkjet printer at an attractive price.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (

HP Photosmart C4580 review


A decent, middleweight all-in-one printer that delivers reasonable prints at low cost.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Wonderful Printer


HP printers are the best!! I owned a HP printer for 9 years and never had a problem with it so I decided to upgrade and purchase a new one. After speaking with a sale person about what I was looking for I decided on this HP printer. It met my...

Nov, 2009

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Works great for Me !!! A+


4 months and still going strong. I work from home 4 days a week, printing wireless from my laptop and wired from my desktop. Printer works fine. It took me a little time for wireless setup but no big deal. Scan and copy works good too. I would buy it...

Nov, 2009

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Do not buy


Same thing happened to me as the previous reviewer except that it took only one month to stop working. In all actuality, I printed 3 times and then it stopped working. It started thinking the black cartridge was a color cartridge and gave me an error...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Worse printer we have seen in awhile


We have only had it for three months and it has stopped working. The print feature gave out quickly while the other functions were working! Sad... Sad

May, 2009

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HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One


Automatic sensor paper, important features HP Photosmart software, and color Vivera ink-4.and the Optional high-capacity kartrid. Optional 6-ink, HP Smart Web printing.made HP Photosmart C4580 is a a printer with a quality that is used for...

Best print Quality

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Print lab-quality photos, laser-quality documents and complete web pages via your wireless network - and enjoy the versatility of quick color copying and easy scanning too - from one affordable and easy-to-use device. From its intuitive controls to the built-in color display, the HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One has been designed to help you get more done. Pop in a memory card and print beautiful photos without a PC. Do all this - and more.


Blue Angel certified:
Electromagnetic compatibility: / FCC, CE, C-tick, VCCI, BSMI, CCC S&E, MIC
Energy Star certified: / Yes


Copier resize: / 50 - 400
Copier settings:
Copy resolution (black graphics):
Copy resolution (color text and graphics): / 4800
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):
Copy speed (black, best, letter):
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):
Copy speed (black, draft, A4):30
Copy speed (black, draft, letter):
Copy speed (color ,draft, letter):
Copy speed (color, best, letter):
Copy speed (colour, draft quality, A4):
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4): / 0.7
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4): / 0.7
Copy speed (US Letter, black):7.7
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:23ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies: / 50

Dimensions & Weight



Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off): / 0.83
Power consumption (PowerSave): / 4.3
Power consumption (standby): / 4.9
Power consumption (typical): / 21


Distinctive ring:
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding:


Country Kits:France/United States
Model:C4580 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
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
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity: / 100
Standard input capacity for cards:
Standard input capacity for transparencies:


Max Supported Memory:32MB
Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


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

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):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 32.2
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range: / 20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -40 - 60

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions: / 5.9 B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic pressure emissions: / 46
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Auto fax reduction supported:
Automatic paper sensor: / Y
Borderless printing:
Camera phone:
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible ink types, supplies:
Compatible operating systems: / Windows XP Home/Professional (SP1)\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6\nLinux
Custom media sizes:
Dimensions (WxDxH): / 17.1 x 11.4 x 6.38
Duplex print options:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Exifprint supported:
Export file formats:
Fax phone TAM interface supported:
Fax polling:
Fax telephone mode supported:
I/O ports:
Image scaling/enlargement range:
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):
Maximum input capacity (photo paper):
Maximum internal memory:
Maximum media length (imperial):24
Maximum output capacity (photo paper):
Maximum output capacity for cards:
Maximum output capacity for envelopes:
Maximum output capacity for labels:
Maximum output capacity for transparencies:
Maximum print length (imperial):
Maximum scan area:
Media size (tray 1):
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media types supported:
Media weights by paper path:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / PowerPC G3/G4/G5, Intel Core\n256MB RAM\n500MB HDD
Network ready: / Yes
Number of cartons per pallet: / 12
Number of layers per pallet: / 7
Package dimensions (W x D x H):
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 18.5 x 13.1 x 7.72
Package weight:
Page yield identifier:
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):
Pallet weight:
Photo proofsheets supported:
Power Requirements:
Print head: / 3
Print quality (black, best quality): / 1200
Print quality (color, best quality):
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy: / +/-0.0508 mm
Print speed (color, full page color, normal quality, A4):5.3
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):
Product weight optional (imperial):
Product weight optional (metric):
Quantity per pallet: / 84
Recommended media weight (imperial):
Remote retrieval capability:
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short):
Scan speed (4x6: / 48s
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):48s
Standard input capacity for legal:
Standard input trays:
Standard media sizes:
Standard output capacity for labels:
Standard output capacity for legal:
Standard output capacity for transparancies:
Supported media weight (imperial):110
Supported media weight(s): / 110
SureSupply connection type:
SureSupply supported:
Technical features:
Upgrade type:
Video action printing supported:
Vivera inks supported:
Wireless option type:
Wireless Technology:

Output Capacity

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

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 24
Custom media width:2.99 - 8.46
Envelope feeder: / N
Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum input capacity for cards: / 20
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media handling:
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Paper handling standard/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 10x15
Recommended media weight: / 75 - 90
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


All-In-One-multitasking: / Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
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: / Yes
Optional connectivity:
PictBridge: / No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):21
Power consumption (off):0.83
Power consumption (PowerSave):4.3
Power consumption (standby):4.9


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:1200 x 2400 dpi
Maximum Resolution: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 photo, draft quality):
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter): / 23
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 5.3
Print speed (colour photo, draft quality on photo paper, 10x15):
Print speed (colour photo, normal quality on photo paper, 10x15):
Standard printer languages: / PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):49
Time to first page (color, normal):49


Gray scale levels: / 256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan input modes:
Scan speed (OCR, A4): / 22s
Scan speed (OCR, letter): / 22s
Scan speed in preview mode: / 13s
Scan technology: / CIS
Scan type: / Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version: / 1.8/1.9


Bundled software:
Drivers included:
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
SureSupply software driver: / Y
Windows operating systems supported:Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional


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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:800
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements: / CD-ROM\nUSB\nIE 6.0+

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight: / 228.6
Weight: / 178.5