Recently I was asked about what kind of printer I use in my home office. Although this is not directly related to ebook publishing software or ebook cover software, I thought I would write a short review discussing my current home printer: the HP Officejet J4580.
The HP Officejet J4580 is a combination all-in-one, color printer, color scanner, color photo copier, and fax machine. It is produced by Hewlett Packard, a company that has been in operation for many years, and a name closely associated with high quality computer printers. The HP Officejet J4580 uses thermal inkjet technology to produce very high resolution color prints of up to 4800 x 1200 dots per inch. It it is low in power consumption and has an Energy Star certification.
The HP Officejet J4580 is aimed at the home office market where space may be a consideration, and where an all-in-one solution of printer, scanner, copier and fax is likely to be a very attractive proposition.
Convenience of Multiple Functions in One Unit
Where office space is limited, perhaps in the case of a home office, the HP Officejet J4580 really comes into its own. It is effectively four units in one: a printer, photocopier, scanner and fax. This means that everything you need is in one place, and just by clicking a button you can choose which function to use once it is all connected up.
Low-Cost Printing and Intelligent Technology
The HP Officejet J4580 offers a very low cost consumption in stand-by mode of just 2.8 watts. It has Energy Star certification, of course, and it offers a degree of efficiency and economy that many other printers can only dream of. It knows when the ink is low and needs to be replaced, but then most printers do. Where the HP Officejet J4580 differs is in the fact that it lets you order more ink right from your desktop immediately.
Features and Specifications
* The HP Officejet J4580 is a high-performance all-in-one color inkjet printer. It can operate as a photo copier, scanner, and a fax machine.
* It can print at speeds of up to 28 pages per minute.
* It can print borderless photos that measure up to 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches long.
* It has a maximum color print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and a maximum black and white print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.
* It features a 20-page automatic document feeder and a 100-sheet paper tray.
* The printer measures 17.07 inches long by 15.81 inches wide by 8.53 inches deep and weighs 13.03 pounds.
* It has a 1-year limited warranty.
Other Customer Reviews and Scores
There are 135 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of writing. They have scored the HP Officejet J4580 2.7 out of 5 stars on average. (This is not the best rating for a printer at Amazon.com). Here are sample comments by other users of this printer:
One customer said, “…the printer being the slowest I’ve ever owned in the (9) HP’s I have purchased, it seems to print slow but very good quality printing.”
There could be many reasons why the printer prints slowly (one reason could be related to the computer it is connected to). Other customers had comments such as, “I always choose HP printers, but this one is especially great,” “Great value, not perfect, but good solid machine,” and, “Good Printer, I think you will like it.”
In my experience, this printer has served me well, and I would recommend it to other users.
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