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HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer (CB656A)

by HP
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  • Affordable and reliable all-in-one device ideal for home office use
  • Print speeds up to 26 ppm, scan with 1200 x 2400 dpi scan resolution
  • Built-in print cancel feature saves ink and paper
  • Enlarge or reduce documents and photos with the built-in resize-to-fit button
  • Manufacture's 1-year limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • color
  • Copying
  • scanning

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 11.4 x 17.2 inches ; 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0015ZLHRE
  • Item model number: F4280
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

The HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer is designed for cost-conscious users who want to print, copy, and scan with one affordable and dependable multi-function device. With a stylish, contemporary aesthetic that's certain to look good in any home office, this all-in-one printer offers print speeds up to 26 ppm, color print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi when printing on HP photo papers, and a robust 1200 input dpi. Other capabilities include a scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi, and a copy function that offers a reduce/enlarge range of 25-to-200-percent.

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The HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer is designed for cost-conscious users who want to print, copy, and scan with one affordable and dependable multi-function device. With a stylish, contemporary aesthetic that's certain to look good in any home office, this all-in-one printer offers print speeds up to 26 ppm, color print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi when printing on HP photo papers, and a robust 1200 input dpi. Other capabilities include a scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi, and a copy function that offers a reduce/enlarge range of 25-to-200-percent.

The HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer offers:
  • Ability to print, copy, and scan with one device.
  • Print speeds up to 26 ppm.
  • High-quality color prints at up to 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution.
  • Copier can enlarge and reduce photos.


The F4280 is compatible with both Macs and PCs. View larger.
In addition to its modern design and intuitive user interface, this Energy Star compliant device built for durability, performance, and energy efficiency. The Deskjet F4280 features include a convenient one-touch print cancel button to prevent the printing of unwanted pages, handy USB connectivity, and a removable scan cover for scanning thicker media. Printing documents the way you want them to look is a snap--the F4280 lets you easily enlarge or reduce documents and photos with the built-in resize-to-fit button.

Ideal for students and home offices, the printer also features a versatile paper tray that can handle several types of media and paper--including plain, inkjet, and photo paper, envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, HP premium media, and iron-on transfers. Print your borderless photos in 4-by-6-inch and panorama formats, and get laser-quality black text plus vivid color graphics and photos using HP Vivera inks. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, this printer comes backed by a manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Printer, black ink cartridge, tri-color ink cartridge, HP Photosmart Essential software, setup poster, reference guide, power supply, and power cord.

Customer Reviews

I have 2 HP printers and I will NEVER buy another one.
Charles
My color cartridge ran out of ink and I could not use the printer (even to print in black and white) until I replaced the color print cartridge.
Carolyn P. Mason
Sometimes it will print fine- sometimes it will jam and I'll have to wrestle with it to get the paper out and try again.
Emma L

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

141 of 145 people found the following review helpful By George B. on August 10, 2008
We bought two of these to replace two HP PSC 1610's three wks ago - so far so good. The PSC's worked for us for 3-4 yrs and by now they both sounded too tired and ready to die.
Ink cartridges: Buy the "XL" versions, stands for extra large I guess. Better price per page and less trips to the store.

Installation: A breeze. For the ones who had problems: FOLLOW THE EXACT DIRECTIONS, not what YOU think is the right way :-) BTW, if I thought the installation of the PSC 1610 was long...this one is REALLY long. Was it an hour? Or it seems it was.

The HP F4280 is a lot quieter than the PSC 1610 and reasonably fast. Except at the printing start: For some reason after you hit "Print" it takes 3-5 seconds of "Nothing is Happening". Can this silly problem be corrected?? I ended up with some duplicate documents, but now I know better.
Save ink and time: Set your default at "Fast Draft" - it makes a very respectable copy at that setting.

Scanning: I think it is a little faster than the PSC 1610 and at the default setting of 200dpi the results are very good. I tried the 600dpi, slight difference on the monitor, but I'm sure it makes a better printed copy.

OVERALL: A great printer for the price.
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89 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Stevet on July 20, 2008
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This All-in-One (AiO) was purchased for several reasons, the main one was compatibility with Windows Vista.
All was fine for a short period until scanning in greyscale was attempted. There is a bug in the hp scanning software. The AiO will scan in greyscale if another application is used to "import" from the scanner. This issue has been escalated to an engineering team for resolution.
The printer will also hang up the ink cartridges so they cannot move across the paper to print once in awhile.
This printer was selected over Canon, Kodak, Brother, etc. because it has the print heads on the ink supply and they get replaced with a new ink cartridge - that decision I stand by.
This is my 2nd hp AiO, the other is a 1350v which will never be Vista compatible.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Whalen on July 5, 2008
The HP F4280 so far so good. It prints resonably fast in both black and color. It's not noisy and doesn't seem to use as much ink as others claimed. The replacement ink cartridges also don't seem to be excessively expensive. I would rate it as very good for the price.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By eburchelli on July 27, 2008
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The F4280 All-in-one is adequate for the home office that isn't going to do a lot of printouts. The scanning is slow but the results are good. The downside to this particular model is that it's very hard to insert the cartridges. I was ready to take a hammer to this machine by the time I got the cartridges in place. I dread having to replace them. Maybe that's why I don't do much printing with it.

Quality wise, it's a nice printer for the cost but if you have a lot to print, look for something else. The HP 60 cartridges are decently priced but for the cost of the special XL cartridges, I could buy another cheap printer. Not something I will do again.
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful By goillini on July 20, 2008
I bought one of these for my mother-in-law -- her 5-year-old HP inkjet died unexpectedly, and she needed to print some stuff for work right away, so we picked up this printer at a local electronics chain.

I set up the printer for her, and couldn't get it to print the alignment page. The printer wasn't able to pick up the paper from the paper tray -- it kept giving me 'out of paper' errors.

I was starting to get concerned we would have to return the printer to the store, when I tried one last thing -- there was an option in the 'printer toolbox' to clean the paper path or something to that effect. It basically ran all the rollers for several minutes. This fixed the problem -- the rollers were now able to pick up paper from the paper tray and I was finally able to print.

So ... in addition to the poor initial quality, I also don't like that the F4280 doesn't have a tray for finished print-outs -- they just fall on top of the clean paper tray.

I like the LED display that shows the ink level, the one-touch cancel button, and the look of the printer. But given the problems with a unit fresh out of the box, I cannot recommend this printer.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Keeling on October 6, 2008
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Mac users know to be careful when purchasing other than Mac hardware/software. I chose this printer as Apple's HP Driver Update 1.1 included a new driver for this printer. All I had to do was install the HP software from the enclosed CD (OS X 10.5 included), select Software Update from the Apple Menu, let the HP Driver Update 1.1 install, and then repair permissions. As this printer was replacing a 5 year old HP printer, the printing speed improvement was dramatic. This printer does not work with the OS X Image Capture program, but the included HP software Pro Scan works just fine. Save the output to the desktop; then import into iPhoto.
You should know iPhoto not only does great with your pictures, it does a good job on scanned documents. I ordered this printer from Amazon, and being an Amazon Prime customer, next day shipping was just $4. One of the best shopping decisions I have made is getting into Amazon Prime. Recommend this printer for Mac users and Amazon Prime to all Amazon shoppers.

Jan 2010 update:
Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) has drivers for this printer that let you print and scan without the enclosed HP software. Plug it in and turn it on. Your Snow Leopard mac will do the rest.
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