HP C4680 Printer Information
The most appealing characteristic of the HP Photosmart C4680 is its low upfront cost, but what is even more impressive is the quality that can be produced by such an affordable machine. It is intended to be a personal printer, designed to handle only small volumes of printing. In fact, HP recommends that no more than 3,000 prints should be made per month. As an all-in-one, the C4680 also serves as a scanner and copier, which makes it useful in a work environment as well.
Though less than 10 copies can be made per minute, nearly 30 text documents can be printed in a minute. When printing in full color, the rate is about 23 pages per minute, which is above average for a low-capacity inkjet printer. It is the quality that is the kicker, though, reaching up to 1200x1200 dpi for duplicates and 4800x1200 dpi for images and graphics. These resolutions ensure crisp text and vibrant photos.
A high-speed USB 2.0 port is the primary connection option, but slots for memory cards are also available. Users can put in a memory card from a digital camera and use the 1.5" touchscreen LCD display to preview the images before printing. Built-in software provides automatic enhancement features and users can choose from a variety of supported paper types including plain paper, photo paper, and even transparencies. The trays are a bit flimsy, with the input tray only large enough to hold about 80 sheets and the output tray capable of catching about 15 printed documents.
Unfortunately, replacement HP C4680 printer ink is overpriced, which could be tough for users on a tight budget. However, various online vendors offer remanufactured Photosmart C4680 ink, which is guaranteed to provide the same quality for close to half the price of OEM versions. Using the remanufactured options will keep the cost per page low enough to fit in smaller budgets.
Two different sizes of replacement HP C4680 printer ink cartridges are available: standard and high-capacity. This provides the consumer with a choice to pay a lower upfront price for the standard option that can yield 200 or less pages, or pay a bit more for the high-capacity Photosmart C4680 ink cartridges that can yield 400 color pages and 600 black-and-white pages.
For a personal inkjet printer, the C4680 has a lot of attractive attributes, though there are some drawbacks, such as the limited paper capacity. Overall, though, the remanufactured HP C4680 ink option makes this unit a bit more budget-friendly and the maximum quality will be excellent for printing photos.