With fast print and copy speeds, high resolutions and versatility when it comes to options, the HP Photosmart C4493 will not disappoint home-office users. For small businesses, this inkjet may or may not work depending on what all-in-one features are needed—the C4493 doesn't have faxing capabilities, nor does it have wireless connection options. However, USB connection is supported, which is perfect for home printing.
Its light weight of 11 pounds makes it portable and easy to move around the office or simply pick up for cleaning, and the C4493's small size of 6.6x17.1x15.9 inches won't take up too much room, either. One of the biggest pros in this unit is the fact that only two—a black and a tricolor—HP C4493 ink cartridges need to be maintained. A third photo printer ink tank can be purchased but is not needed for text or graphic printing.
Printing and copying on a multitude of papers—like plain, photo, transparency, label and envelope—the majority of needs can be met. All functions work at fast speeds. The printer and copier, using black Photosmart C4493 ink, can produce about 25 documents per minute. They also produce 18 pages per minute with color HP C4493 ink.
One problem with this unit is its low-yielding Photosmart C4493 ink cartridges. The black HP C4493 ink only yields 200 pages and the color yields a mere 170 pages. Higher-yielding versions of the tanks are also available for about double the cost. The optional photo printer ink tank yields only 130 pages, making it an expensive investment. This inkjet unit has a monthly capacity of 3,000 pages, so costs of ink could get somewhat pricey; however, remanufactured HP C4493 ink can be purchased for much less while still producing the same great quality. With so many great features in one unit, there is no need to look elsewhere.
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.