Want an all-in-one inkjet printer for the home office that is compatible with Windows or Mac? Take a look at the HP Photosmart C4494. Printing, copying and scanning with fast speeds and high resolutions, it will prove to be a reliable unit. Its 3,000 page per month duty cycle will probably exceed most home printing needs, and it can flexibly print on most media types—plain paper, photo paper, envelopes, transparency film and labels are all supported. It is also simple to maintain, needing only two HP C4494 ink cartridges for use.
The scanner has Image Editor and a 48-bit internal color depth. It can only scan documents up to 8.5x11.7 inches, though, which could be a drawback for some. It also doesn't offer any faxing capabilities, which could be quite limiting as well. The copier has digital image processing and can copy documents using black or color Photosmart C4494 ink with resolutions of up to 4800x4800 dpi. It can only create 9 copies from an original, which compared to newer models, is unimpressive.
This inkjet unit can copy and print with fast speeds. Using color HP C4494 ink up to 18 pages per minute can be produced. With black printer ink, it can print and copy about 25 pages per minute. The HP C4494 ink tanks come in standard capacity—which for black can yield 200 pages and for color can yield 170—and high capacity which yield a little more. The printer ink is pretty pricey, but can be purchased from third party vendors at a much more reasonable price. For photo printing, a third Photosmart C4494 ink cartridge can be purchased. This tank is specifically for photo printing and can only yield 130 pages.
The C4494 isn't recommended for those with high volume printing needs because it could become expensive, but for those with average needs, there may not be a better model.
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