It seems like everyone is looking for a multi-functioning inkjet unit these days. Like its predecessors, the HP Photosmart C4550 comes loaded with features upon features—some that work, and some that don't. Though this all in one can print, scan and copy, it does lack faxing features that some need. Because of this reason, among other things, the HP 4550 works best in a home office with minimal printing needs. Its Photosmart C4550 ink cartridges are a little pricey, and they run out of printer ink much too quickly for the majority of users.
Among its pros, this inkjet unit weighs only 11 pounds, making it easy to store, move or clean underneath. Not only is it lightweight, but it makes a small footprint—it has a small size of only 17.09x23.11x6.38 inches. It can connect via USB or wireless.
Two HP C4550 ink cartridges—black and tricolor—are needed for printing and copying, and one photo printer ink is optional. The photo HP C4550 ink is sold separately and is for photo printing primarily. The problem with this tank—and the other Photosmart C4550 ink tanks—is that they all have relatively low page yields, while the printer has high consumption. The yields are 200 pages, 170 pages and 130 pages for black, color and photo ink, respectively. These tanks will be out before buyers know it, and will cost quite a bit of money in the long run.
The speeds for copying and printing are respectable, though. Using only black HP C4550 ink, up to 30 pages per minute can be created, and with color ink about 24 will print or copy. Users tend to complain about the ink's consumption and price tag. However, reviews show that the quality exerted is high and exceptional. For those needing to print a few photos or images every month, this could be a great route to take.
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.