Despite the fact that the HP Deskjet F4188 all-in-one inkjet printer can also scan and copy, each of its features seems geared toward photo projects, which is not a bad thing. It can print up to 20 pages per minute in black and 14 pages per minute in color at its fastest settings, and it can optionally use 6 colors of HP F4188 printer ink for better color quality.
The input paper tray of the unit holds a fairly roomy 100 sheets of plain paper, though other supported media types such as labels and envelopes will be a bit more limited. The machine is fairly compact, and it weighs less than 10 pounds, even when the Deskjet F4188 ink is installed. Sounds levels are also low, even in operation, which could be good news for those working close to the machine.
High-resolution scanning and copying features further point to the F4188's knack for photo work. The scanner supports up to a 48-bit color depth, and even copies can be scanned at up to 1200x2400 dpi for sharp resolution, perfect for copying full-color photos with minimal loss in quality. Automatic duplexing is not supported, but the software can walk users through manual duplexing in a pinch.
The F4188 generally uses two HP F4188 ink cartridges: one black and one tricolor. The black Deskjet F4188 ink cartridge can be replaced with a photo color supply for enhanced 6-ink printing. At OEM prices, this could get expensive, but third-party remanufactured HP F4188 printer ink is available at more affordable prices.
Those buyers who are geared toward office work might not find the Deskjet F4188 to be a good fit. Those who plan to print, scan, and copy photos, however, with the occasional business document, will find a lot to like in this inkjet device.
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