The HP Photosmart C5180 ink printer is an All-in-One (AIO) that costs less than $200. It is a relatively inexpensive and handy printing device but there are better alternatives out there that offer a more comprehensive set of features and better print quality. The C5180 measures 17.6 x 15.2 x 7.4 in and weighs 20.9 lbs. Its relatively low weight is a plus when compared to other AIOs in its price range. The machine promises printing speeds of 32 ppm for monochrome and 31 ppm for color prints. The input tray can hold up to 100 pages at a time; however the machine could have offered more paper handling options such as auto duplexing. The device comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA color image display and four memory card slots compatible with CompactFlash, Secure Digital, Secure MultiMedia Card, xD-Picture Card and Memory Sticks.
The Photosmart C5180 inkjet cartridge printer offers a maximum resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi for monochrome and the same for color copies. The A4 flatbed scanner can offer resolutions of up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. The scanner can scan directly to memory cards but scan quality could have been better. Media types supported include cards, labels, envelopes, photo paper, and transparencies but not negatives and slides. The slightly cheaper HP 3210 scores on this front. It also offers better scanning resolution. The Photosmart C5180 ink cartridges contain HP Vivera Inks. Six individual HP 02 inkjet cartridges enable cost-efficient replacement. The six HP inkjet cartridges cover the following colors apart from black
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.