The HP Photosmart C6280 ink printer is an All-in-one which is in the sub $200 range. The machine is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to features available, for instance even though it is ostensibly a photo AIO, it does not have PictBridge compatibility which means you cannot print directly from the printer. It does not offer fax capabilities. The Photosmart C6280 promises print speeds of up to 34 ppm for monochrome and 33 ppm for color printouts. You can print from memory cards; the multi-card reader supports CompactFlash, Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, and Memory Stick Duo. This AIO has a monthly duty cycle of 3000 pages and given its print speeds and quality, it is best suited for home users that prefer a networked device.
The HP C6280 ink cartridge printer has a high-speed USB port and ethernet for wired networking. It comes with built-in duplexing, dedicated tray for photo prints, and a 2.4-inch diagonal display useful for image editing and printing directly from memory cards; the menu and layout of the buttons make for intuitive navigation. The HP C6280 inkjet cartridge printer measures 17.6 x 17.4 x 7.4 in and weighs 22.7 lbs. The device uses a six-ink system wherein six ink cartridges are filled with black, cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, and yellow inks. Page yield varies from 240 to 500 pages for the color ink cartridges and is 660 pages for black ink.
The digital copier can reduce a document to 50% of its size and enlarge it 400%. You can scale in increments of 1%. The CIS scanning element is capable of producing scans of reasonably good quality. You can send a scanned image to a folder on your computer or attach the file to an email. You can also scan directly to a memory card. The C6280 supports an impressive array of media type that includes cards, banners, labels, envelopes, photo paper, plain paper, greeting cards, transparencies, and iron-on transfers; however it does not print CD/DVD labels. The device is PC- and Mac-compatible; it works with Windows Vista as well, which is a plus.
The HP Photosmart C6280 inkjet printing machine is a good fit for the home user and newbie photography enthusiasts as it offers speedy grayscale scans, fair-quality prints, and passable color prints. It scores more in terms of speed rather than quality. The HP Photosmart C6380 is an alternative to this machine that you could consider.
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