Weighing only 8.6 pounds, the HP FAX 3180 offers printing, scanning and copying—it can also make phone calls and the speed dial can hold up to 200 numbers. With dimensions of only 16.75x8x7 inches, this is a little machine that can fit comfortably in a home or small office. The unit is mostly black; however, the front face of the unit is white.
Though this unit now is a little outdated, it functions quite well and has many capabilities standard of newer units. It can print and copy 20 pages per minute using black HP 3180 ink. Using color HP 3180 ink, it will print a little slower at 14 pages per minute. An auto document feeder of 20 sheets is offered with the FAX 3180 inkjet unit. The fax machine has a memory of up to 300 pages, which is pretty good for a machine in this price range.
Two HP FAX 3180 ink cartridges are used in correlation with this product. One is black printer ink and the other is tricolor, containing cyan, magenta and yellow. The black FAX 3180 ink prints at a resolution of 1200x1200 dpi with a page yield of 190. With a yield of 165 pages, color HP 3180 ink cartridges print at a resolution of 4800x1200 dpi. The price of this printer ink is a little more expensive than competing models, especially when the buyer factors in the fact that if one color (like cyan, yellow or magenta) runs out, all the colors must be replaced. This can become very expensive and economically straining.
User reviews of this inkjet model are 50/50. Some find the product to be unreliable and costly, while others find it reliable and fairly inexpensive. Some think that it is awful for a small office, barely doing its job, while others find that it fits perfectly into their office and lifestyle. Most agree that it produces clear faxes and copies and say that the pros out way the subtle cons.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.