HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer
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- All-In-One device offers color printing, copying, faxing, and scanning
- Outstanding print quality for photos and documents; speeds up to 34 ppm black and 33 ppm color
- Scan documents and photos at up to 4800 dpi optical resolution
- Backed by 1-year warranty
- Device measures 17.7 x 9.7 x 17.4 inches (WxHxD)
- Use only Original HP Ink in your HP printer for great results, print after print
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The HP Photosmart C7280 produces lab-quality, fade-resistant photo prints by using a six-ink color system for accurate color reproduction. Photos will always print on the correct side of the paper with the right quality settings because of HP Auto Sense technology. And coupled with HP Advanced Photo Paper, the C6280 is sure to produce photos that are smudge and smear-resistant right from the printer. Print speed is outstanding as well, at up to 34 ppm black and 33 ppm color. For those looking to save paper, an included duplexer lets you print on both sides of the paper. Sharing the printer with everyone on your network is simple with both built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity.
The fax functionality is performed by a 33.6 Kbps modem at speeds up to three seconds per page. The built-in memory can hold up to 90 pages and the fax is capable of color faxing, delayed sending, and auto-redialing with a maximum of 48 broadcasting locations. The scanner uses a Contact Image Scanner (CIS) for scans at up to 4800 dpi optical resolution with a scan size of up to 8.6 by 11.7 inches. The copier supports pages up to this size as well and you can make up to 50 copies in one pass. Color copies are supported and there are settings for enlarging and reducing from 50 to 400 percent. HP Photosmart C7280 supports Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP Home and Professional, and Windows Vista as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.x. It is backed by a 1-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Photosmart C7280 all-in-one, power cord, phone cord, 02 black ink cartridge, 02 cyan ink cartridge, 02 magenta ink cartridge, 02 yellow ink cartridge, 02 light cyan ink cartridge, 02 light magenta ink cartridge, set up guide, user's guide, paper sample pack, installer CD, and two-sided printing accessory.
Top Customer Reviews
I have a Brother laser AIO at my office that I love, but I chose this HP for my home for several reasons. The WiFi Brother unit has a 10 page document feeder compared to HP's 25 page. This was important to me, maybe not you. I really like the styling of the HP better. The HP rep was in Best Buy and printed off a photo for me. It was fantastic. I've reproduced the same results at home, though I didn't buy it as a photo printer. The Brother has a phone handset hanging off the side that I will never use. The HP looks & feels like a higher quality product, though the Brother reviews are good.
Follow the quick start guide to set up on your LAN. I have WEP and had no problems...literally a couple minutes to setup.
1st, in general, never use photo manipulation software that these printer companies provide. If you need to work with photos invest in a good commercial product. There's some reasonabally priced products.
2nd. Trash the disk that comes with the printer and go straight to HP.com and download the latest drivers. That have fixes most of the problems the other reviews point out. You have two download options, drivers only or full software. I did drivers only and it worked fine, however you loose control of some of the units settings, so I went back and got the full package.
However, I highly recommend this installation method that I used.
Unzip the download and run. then...
1. Choose the custom (not the "easy" recommended) installation option.
2. Choose "NO" on the next pages which asks if you want to do auto updates.Read more ›
Documentation and software is very good. Be patient with software installation. It is not a quick process. All my computers are Windows Vista Premium. Before installing, disable anti-virus software, possibly firewall, file sync, and backup software. The software warned about this. I ignored the warnings and the installation process failed until I disabled them. An end user should never have to be concerned about this -- but I digress.
I'm using the printer to print documentation (mono), usually two-up and double sided. Print quality seems fine although I'm not looking with a critical eye. My printer is networked wirelessly to the router. First page out is very fast on my Ethernet wired computer but somewhat slow on my wireless notebook. The slowness is probably inherent to the notebook-to-router-to-printer wireless networking as opposed to the C7280. Making one of the links wired seems to make a speed difference. If you find this to be an issue, consider putting the printer on an AC power line network such as the well reviewed Panasonic BL-PA100KTA HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor.
With so many functions, this machine is a modern marvel. I'm really suprised at how well this newly produced machine works. There's a lot of difficult technology packed into this box. Great work HP!
I have three minor issues.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great customer service, thanks. Product best printer ever. I used same series, but after ten years my old one was not functioning well, hope this will last as long as previous. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan Kruzel
This printer was made at a time when HP still made products to last. In fact it's likely one of the last really excellent HP models before the money grubbers took over the company... Read morePublished 10 months ago by music lovers unite!
I have had this printer a couple of years now. I luv it! Prints excellent pictures beautiful color. The ink watch where you purchase cheap is not always good. Worth the money!Published 11 months ago by teasy2
So far it is working as expected. Prints good. I expect it to do so for 2 or 3 years. Looks like it will. Looks brand new. Have only had it about a month.Published 14 months ago by Scott Sweitzer
Bought this printer from sams couple of years ago. It works ok. It does the job I guess. My biggest complaint is that HP inks are so freaking expensive! Read morePublished 14 months ago by John M. Lahr
This printer is a piece of junk. It looses the Wifi connection almost every time we need to print, meaning we need to Delete it as a printer, then re-add it to get anything to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ModelTrainsRock
This printer was great until I got a Windows 8 computer. The printer would begin not to work from my computer and eventually reinstalling didn't work so I had to get a new printer. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Unicorn6
I love this printer. I bought refillable ink cartridges and have refilled them many, many times. Each color has it own cartridge so you don't have to throw out every color when one... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mr. Julius Bernal