Sunday, May 8, 2011
HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer Review
(More customer reviews)I purchased this HP C6380 printer a few days ago (not from amazon). The printer arrived yesterday afternoon and I hooked it up immediately. The setup of the printer was as easy as it could be. I bought this to use wirelessly so the setup involved configuring the WIFI.
Unboxing the printer was easy. Take all the blue tape off each compartment, remove the cardboard shipping supports and then load the ink. The printer uses 5 different ink cartridges but they all sit securely in the "trolly" which makes it easy to load. Once you get the ink put in the trolly you plug the printer in and open the compartment so the ink mount will move over and you seat the trolly in place and push down to lock it into place. Then you load paper and the printer goes a little wild for the next 4-6 minutes while it aligns itself and cleans the cartridges.
Once the alignment is done you are ready to hook the printer up. I can't talk about using USB as I am strictly using it for WIFI purposes. To setup WIFI all you do is select your network from the list that is detected, then enter your password and you are done!
Now you install the software. On my mac it had an issue and kept having crashes when I tried to use the scanner function. I uninstalled the software and downloaded the latest version from HP's website and reinstalled it. After doing that I followed the instructions to add my printer which took about 30 seconds and was ready to go!
The first test I did was printing. I printed a word document and it started printing almost immediately and took about 4 seconds for the page. I then printed a picture using the photo tray and was able to print a border-less 4X6 picture and that took about 8 seconds and the quality was amazing. Finally I scanned wirelessly. My last scanner was very old and took about 2 minutes to scan a picture. This scanner took less then 4 seconds to scan and transfer the picture to my computer wirelessly!!!
I am genuinely thrilled about this all in one printer/scanner/copier. It is fast, great quality and the fact it is wirelessly allows me to use it from my Mac and my wife to use it from her Windows laptop without connecting any cables. If you need a great quality printer I highly recommend this one.
Oh and one more thing I forgot to mention, this printer has pre-defined templates built in which is perfect for homes with students. The templates include graph paper, lined notebook style paper, large paper for the younger kids to write on, tasks to do list, mazes and many others. They really thought of everything in this printer.
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The HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Compact Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, And Scanner is capable of printing at speeds of up to 33 ppm in black & white and 31 ppm in color. Enjoy freedom from messy cables and wiring with the C6380's built-in Wi-Fi and optional Blue tooth capabilities. The C6380 is also capable of printing up to 8.5 x 11-inch borderless photos that feature vivid color and stunning 9600 x 2400 dpi resolution from supported memory cards or PictBridge compatible digital cameras.
Print Crisp, Colorful Photos and Image-Rich Documents Not only does the HP C6380 print colorful photos and documents at speeds reaching as high as 31 ppm, but it also makes the quality of the imagery a priority, with its use of HP Vivera Inks and five-color ink process that produces lap-quality photos and laser-quality text.
With the HP C6380, you can print directly from a variety of supported memory cards, including CompactFlash, Memory Sticks (Duo), SD Card, SDHC Card, MMC,xD-Picture Cards. No need for the computer; just plug-in a compatible memory card and use the colorful 2.4 inch LCD screen to help guide you through the printing process, or just plug in your PictBridge digital camera to print directly.
Wireless Networking Made Easy Hp is a leader in wireless printing, and they make it easy to configure your wireless network. The C6380 features built-in 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi connectivity for networking laptops and desktop computers to a single printer without having to use messy cables, and HP's step-by-step instructions will guide you through this simple process.
Color Copy and Scan With Ease The C6380 features easy one-button copying in both black & white and full-color with ultra-high resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi and 9600 x 2400 dpi respectively. It will make as many as 50 copies with the push of a button at speeds of up to 33 cpm in black & white and 31 cpm in color. Reduce or enlarge originals from 50% to 400% for added versatility.
You get a full-color preview of your scan before you actually decide to scan the document, which can be as large as 8.5 x 11.7 inches in size. Once you decide to scan, it will be quick; it takes a matter of seconds to produce full-color images up to 4800 dpi in dynamic 48-bit color. Use the included software to enhance a scanned image or document to an unbelievable 19,200 dpi for producing large-scale prints and digital documents.
Versatile Paper Handling This printer will handle a variety of special media, including cards, envelopes, transparencies, and photo paper at sizes as large as 8.5 x 14 inches. The C6380 comes equipped with a 125-sheet paper tray and a convenient 20-sheet photo tray.
Compatible with both Windows (including Vista) and Macintosh, the HP Photosmart C6380 measures 17.79 x 15.97 x 8.17 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 16.4 pounds. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty that includes phone support.
What's in the Box HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer, power cord, power supply, print head assembly, HP 564 black cartridge (approx. 250 pages), HP 564 photo black cartridge (approx. 130 photos), HP 564 cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges (approx. 300 pages each), software, media sample pack, set-up and basics guides.