HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer (CB656A)
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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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've used it for small use since I bought it a few days ago and so far it operates properly. It scans a brilliant image of even smaller images and makes them transferrable to the internet as jpeg type files, or just about any other type of file that you want to save.
The printing time is slow but the actual print is nice and functional for the black and white. I haven't tried to print in color yet but I'd bet that it is even slower. That's fine for me, though, because I don't plan to use that function of this unit all that often or very much when I do use it.
Remember that when you buy a product to think carefully about why you are purchasing that product. Machines aren't all alike and if you count on $500 quality for $80 then you will not meet your expectations most of the time. That's not the manufacturer's fault. But, consider this product for the sake of the kind of use to which I will put it.
This is a good machine. It's nicely setup physically with intuitive controls. The software takes a bit of time to load onto the computer, but otherwise I see no problems developing from this machine in the foreseable future. The only thing I'm actually angry about is having to buy my own separate USB cable to hook it to the computer (it does not come with one). Otherwise, I am fully satisfied with this product.
If you are interested in finding a workhorse printer I suggest that you go with an inexpensive laser type. But, if you want multi-functionality for a good price that you won't overwork then this is your machine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolute piece of crap!! I would give it a 0 if I could. I bought it "very good" from Amazon. Read morePublished 5 days ago by A. Meeks
The print quality is good enough, it even prints photos decently. And it is easy to find print cartridges, which is a plus, because this printer uses ink at an extremely fast... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benjamin Wargo
Had this printer for over 5 yrs now. Went from Windows Millineum to windows 10. Several new computers, same printer. Best I ever bought!Published 5 months ago by Danny Bolinger
have had this printer since 2010 and have had no problems with it.don' t understand why it has been given such a low rating. Read morePublished 7 months ago by coppermouse