The HP Photosmart C7180 ink printer is a multifunction device that encompasses all the functions and features that one can hope to get in a single AIO. This said, the machine does not feature an automatic document feeder which can be a minor annoyance for those that have to perform batch scans nor can you scan legal size documents. The machine dimensions are 18.3 x 15.4 x 8.5 in and it weighs 26 lbs. It is not exactly a sleek AIO but it is well-designed with a large 3.6 in LCD display. The C7180 delivers monochrome and color prints at the speed of 32 ppm and 31 ppm, respectively. It has a monthly duty cycle of 3000 impressions. The maximum copy size supported by this printer is an impressive 8.5 in x 24.0 in.
The HP C7180 ink cartridge printer gives a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi for black and white and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi for color prints. The presence of PictBridge means you can bypass the PC for printing photos. The machine scores over other inkjet printing machines when it comes to photo prints but the text and color prints are not really what you would expect from an expensive inkjet printing machine. The HP C7180 inkjet cartridges use HP Vivera Inks. The six ink cartridges contain the following colors - cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, and light magenta. The HP 02 black ink cartridge contains 16 ml of ink and offers a page yield of 660 pages. Each color cartridge contains 4.5 ml of ink.
The HP Photosmart C7180 is compatible with both PC and Mac; it offers both wired and wireless connectivity apart from the standard USB port. Wireless connectivity is not a feature commonly found on machines targeting the home user. The scanning element scans negatives and slides as well; however, when you scan a document to a memory card, you can only save it as a JPEG. Other AIOs support formats such as TIFF and PDF for saving scans. Memory devices supported by the printer include CompactFlash, Memory Stick, IBM Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, and xD-Picture Card.
The HP Photosmart C7180 inkjet printer is a high-end machine suitable for the needs of a Small Office Home Office (SOHO) environment. It costs in the range of $400 - $700. The device delivers particularly well in the photo printing department; however, there are other models by different manufacturers in the same price range that give speedier prints and copies.
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.
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