Although recently discontinued, the HP Photosmart C4588 is a praiseworthy all-in-one printer. Along with printing, this inkjet unit can scan and copy most standard size document. Intended for home or small office usage, it doesn't offer faxing capabilities. What it does offer, however, is wireless printing, which many find to be the most convenient feature in newer devices. It also has a monthly duty cycle of 1000 pages, which should be enough for most at-home users, and the cost of HP C4588 ink is affordable.
Weighing about 11 pounds, this model won't weigh the office down and will be portable enough to move around when needed. Its dimensions of 17.1x11.4x6.4 inches will fit nicely on most desk areas too. It will fit most printing and copying needs producing documents on most standard media types—plain, photo, envelope, label and card paper are just a few of the many types supported by this inkjet device.
Only two HP C4588 ink cartridges are needed in conjunction with this unit. One contains black printer ink, while the other—a tricolor tank—contains yellow, cyan and magenta. Though the black and tricolor Photosmart C4588 ink tanks have low page yields of only 200 and 170, respectively, high capacity versions are available for about double the price. A third optional photo HP C4588 ink cartridge is also available and takes the place of the black printer ink when in use. Although all together these ink tanks could get slightly expensive, they are more affordable than many others in their class.
Another option when buying Photosmart C4588 ink is remanufactured tanks from third party vendors. These usually cost only a fraction of the price while delivering the same resolutions and quality.
Speeds for this unit are a major plus. In color, the C4588 can print up to 23 pages per minute, and in black can print about 30 pages per minute. For those with low volume needs, this unit is more than enough.
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.