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Review of HP Photosmart C4480. Compact, Budget, Multifunction Printing

The multi-function printers in Hewlett-Packard’s Photosmart line have become quite popular among those looking for a device that’s capable of printing high-quality photographs in addition to traditional printing, copying, and scanning of documents. Although the range of features (and associated prices) of the models in this line make it a little difficult to give a simple linear explanation detailing which is “better” than the other, it’s clear that the HP Photosmart C4480 is meant to be the budget model in this series with its suggested retail price of 99.

Weighing in at 11.16 pounds and measuring 17.09 x 11.42 x 6.38 inches, the HP C4480 is compact enough that most users will have no trouble finding a permanent place for the printer on their desk or in their work area. It’s still a bit too heavy, in my eyes, to be considered a mobile unit, but it might be able to function as such if you’re really in a pinch.

Despite the FOCUS on its photo printing capabilities, the HP C4480 is a true all-in-one device that features both color and black-and-white printing, scanning, and copying functions. The printer is compatible with Windows Vista, both the 32 and 64-bit versions, as well as Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4, and 10.5.

Performance (4 out of 5)

If you do massive amounts of printing, you’re really better off going with a laser printer over almost any type of inkjet. With that being said, you still don’t want to sit around and wait all day for your documents to print. The HP C4480 performs adequately in this regard, printing or copying up to 30 pages per minute in black-and-white mode and up to 23 pages per minute in color.

This may not be the lightning speed found in larger office printers, but it’s definitely fast enough for most home users. Plus, the device is extremely quiet – that’s a great bonus for those of us who do most of our work at night when everyone else is asleep. If you want two-sided (duplex) printing, you will have to do that manually.

A USB connection is required for this device, so if you do decide to buy, don’t forget to pick up another cable if you don’t have a spare somewhere around the house. While the printer does come packaged with basic ink cartridges and all other power cords, the USB cable does need to be purchased separately.

Ink Cartridges (4 out of 5)

Before any printer can truly be considered as part of a “budget” line, you have to take the price of compatible ink cartridges into account. The HP C4480 uses the HP 74 Black, HP 75 Tri-Color, and HP 99 Photo cartridges. The printer comes equipped with one black cartridge and one tri-color cartridge, but if you want to start printing high-quality photos right away, make sure to add the HP 99 to your shopping list as well.

While the standard of the HP 74 and HP 75 cartridges seem a little on the high side at first, it’s good to note that there are XL versions of these available. For twice the price of a standard cartridge, you can pick up an XL version which will print more than three times the number of pages. That makes the whole ink cartridge deal for this device look a lot nicer.

In the end, you can expect to get about 700-750 pages from the HP 74XL Black for 31.99, 490-520 pages from the HP 75XL Tri-Color for 37.99, and 120-130 photos from the HP 99 for 26.99.

Photo Printing Capabilities (4 out of 5)

One of the main highpoints of the HP C4480 is its photo printing capabilities. The device supports full borderless printing for photos up to 8.5 x 11 inches in size, and you can print directly from supported memory cards without having to load the photos to your PC. The memory cards supported are Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital/Multimedia Card, Secure Digital High Capacity Card, and xD-Picture Card. I wouldn’t mind seeing a bit more variety here, but at least the basics are covered.

Assuming you use the proper ink cartridge and special photo papers for your prints, the photos come out very nicely – perhaps not as nice as having them professionally done, but the quality is excellent considering this is a budget printer.

Overall Rating (4 out of 5)

Are you looking for the best printer that money can buy, or are you restricted to looking for the best that 100 can buy? If you have a bigger budget, you’d be better off going with the HP CM1017 or another model from the best multi-function printer under 500 list. Better yet, if you want to stay in the Photosmart line and can manage the higher price, check out the HP Photosmart C8180.

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However, if cost is a major concern, as it is with many people, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better compact all-in-one printer than the HP Photosmart C4480 while staying under 100. If you shop around a bit, you should be able to find it for even less than that, both online and in major retail stores.

Don’t forget to check out Bright Hub’s collection of best printer reviews to get all the details on other top photo printers on the market today.

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Gil Schneider

I had tons of photos to scan, and after doing some research I decided to go for VueScan. I don’t regret my decision. Scanning was a breeze and saved me a lot of time. I’m using a Brother All-in scanner which I bought 3 years ago and whilst its scanning software is not bad it’s much slower and has way less options than VueScan. My operation system is Windows 10. I can recommend VueScan without hesitation. It”s worth the money.

Victor C Glanville

Hamrick Software. I have been using VueScan for 10 years on several different computers using 3 scanner models. It really is an excellent product well maintained and exceptional value for money. It has given me a lot of pleasure over the years and helped produce some high quality scans of vintage family photography. I can recommend it to anyone.

Tim Flanigan

I am absolutely in love with this software! My Nikon COOL SCAN V would only work with Windows 98 so it’s been our of commission for quite a while. Thanks to VueScan, it back online and working better than ever. It is so efficient and easy to use that I’m looking forward to scanning several thousand slides that have been stored away and unusable. My scanner now works so much better than it did originally that I am incredulous. I purchased the Pro version and it is worth every penny of the reasonable price. WOW! Love it!

In Jan 2003 I bought VueScan for my Epson Perfection 1200. I used it a lot, more functions than the standard driver. Got new computers with new operating systems, forgot about VueScan. I got a new Epson scanner. old one doesn’t have Win10 drivers. I remembered VueScan. Found it, downloaded the trial version, and my old EPSON 1200 scanner WORKED again. Wow, a purchase made in 2003, works on a PC with an operating system that doesn’t exist in 2003. 17 YEARS later! And that for a very small amount of money. THIS IS SERVICE AND ADDING VALUE TO YOUR CUSTOMER!

Peter Glusker

It’s absurd that I couldn’t use my Espon WF-3520 scanner when Mac OS updated, and Epson obviously has no interest in fixing the problem. Works perfectly with VueScan 9.

Senta Schuijers

Was going to send my very old HP scanjet to the landfill but thanks to Hamrick Software I won’t have to. Very sustainable. It works on my MacBook with Catalina OS.

Kathy Lower

Vuescan Professional saved me from having to buy a new scanner when Mac Catalina no longer supported my current scanner. Much less expensive than buying a new scanner, easy to use and great quality.

Lee Washington

I’m very pleased with the software. It recognized all scanner features and allows me to continue scan to documents after macOS update.

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What is VueScan?

  • Scanning app for Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Supports over 7100 scanners from 42 manufacturers
  • Works with scanners no longer supported by their OS/manufacturer
  • Includes custom reverse-engineered drivers for scanners

Why use VueScan?

  • Produce multi-page PDF files
  • Brilliant, lifelike color scans of photos
  • Efficiently scan multiple photos
  • Optical Character Recognition

How it works

We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported

We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems

You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner

Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Updated every week or two

Advanced Scanning Control

Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

Translated in to 28 languages

The Tool For All Your Scanning Needs

VueScan has the features you need no matter what you need to scan

Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic Color Detection
  • Small document file sizes
  • Automatic document deskewing

Scan Photos

Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to JPEG or TIFF
  • Preset photo sizes
  • Scan multiple photos on the flatbed
  • Automatic file naming

HP Photosmart C4480

HP Photosmart C4480 Technical Information

VueScan is compatible with the HP Photosmart C4480 on Windows, macOS and Linux.

You need to install the HP driver to use this scanner on Windows.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

VueScan uses in-scanner JPEG compression with this scanner to scan faster. You can turn this off by setting ‘Input | Fine mode’.

HP sold this scanner in some countries as the Photosmart C4400 / Photosmart C4410 / Photosmart C4483 / Photosmart C4485 / Photosmart C4486 / Photosmart C4488 / Photosmart C4490 / Photosmart C4493 / Photosmart C4494 / Photosmart C4424 / Photosmart C4435 / Photosmart C4440 / Photosmart C4450 / Photosmart C4470 / Photosmart C4472 / Photosmart C4473.

Want to keep using your HP Photosmart C4480 on Windows 10 ? VueScan is here to help!

We reverse engineered the HP Photosmart C4480 driver and included it in VueScan so you can keep using your old scanner.

Here’s what some of our customers are saying

Gil Schneider

I had tons of photos to scan, and after doing some research I decided to go for VueScan. I don’t regret my decision. Scanning was a breeze and saved me a lot of time. I’m using a Brother All-in scanner which I bought 3 years ago and whilst its scanning software is not bad it’s much slower and has way less options than VueScan. My operation system is Windows 10. I can recommend VueScan without hesitation. It”s worth the money.

Victor C Glanville

Hamrick Software. I have been using VueScan for 10 years on several different computers using 3 scanner models. It really is an excellent product well maintained and exceptional value for money. It has given me a lot of pleasure over the years and helped produce some high quality scans of vintage family photography. I can recommend it to anyone.

Tim Flanigan

I am absolutely in love with this software! My Nikon COOL SCAN V would only work with Windows 98 so it’s been our of commission for quite a while. Thanks to VueScan, it back online and working better than ever. It is so efficient and easy to use that I’m looking forward to scanning several thousand slides that have been stored away and unusable. My scanner now works so much better than it did originally that I am incredulous. I purchased the Pro version and it is worth every penny of the reasonable price. WOW! Love it! Thank You Hamrick.

Marc Bodewes

In Jan 2003 I bought VueScan for my Epson Perfection 1200. I used it a lot, more functions than the standard driver. Got new computers with new operating systems, forgot about VueScan. I got a new Epson scanner. old one doesn’t have Win10 drivers. I remembered VueScan. Found it, downloaded the trial version, and my old EPSON 1200 scanner WORKED again. Wow, a purchase made in 2003, works on a PC with an operating system that doesn’t exist in 2003. 17 YEARS later! And that for a very small amount of money. THIS IS SERVICE AND ADDING VALUE TO YOUR CUSTOMER!

Peter Glusker

It’s absurd that I couldn’t use my Espon WF-3520 scanner when Mac OS updated, and Epson obviously has no interest in fixing the problem. Works perfectly with VueScan 9.

Senta Schuijers

Was going to send my very old HP scanjet to the landfill but thanks to Hamrick Software I won’t have to. Very sustainable. It works on my MacBook with Catalina OS.

Kathy Lower

Vuescan Professional saved me from having to buy a new scanner when Mac Catalina no longer supported my current scanner. Much less expensive than buying a new scanner, easy to use and great quality.

Lee Washington

I’m very pleased with the software. It recognized all scanner features and allows me to continue scan to documents after macOS update.

Trusted by over 900,000 customers across the globe including

What is VueScan?

  • Scanning app for Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Supports over 7100 scanners from 42 manufacturers
  • Works with scanners no longer supported by their OS/manufacturer
  • Includes custom reverse-engineered drivers for scanners
photosmart, c4480

Why use VueScan?

  • Produce multi-page PDF files
  • Brilliant, lifelike color scans of photos
  • Efficiently scan multiple photos
  • Optical Character Recognition

How it works

We reverse engineer older scanner drivers so that you can use old scanners that are no longer supported

We also use the latest drivers and plugins from manufacturers and operating systems

You download VueScan and use it to scan documents, photos, film and slides with your scanner

Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Updated every week or two

Advanced Scanning Control

Works on Flatbed, Document, and Film/Slide Scanner

Translated in to 28 languages

The Tool For All Your Scanning Needs

VueScan has the features you need no matter what you need to scan

Scan Documents

Whether you need to scan a single page or a hundred page book, VueScan has the tools to help you.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to PDF (Single and Multipage)
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic Color Detection
  • Small document file sizes
  • Automatic document deskewing

Scan Photos

Do you have boxes full of photos in a drawer? Use VueScan to get them on your computer, and off your to-do list.

  • Scan with Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
  • Scan to JPEG or TIFF
  • Preset photo sizes
  • Scan multiple photos on the flatbed
  • Automatic file naming

HP Photosmart C4480

HP Photosmart C4480 Technical Information

VueScan is compatible with the HP Photosmart C4480 on Windows, macOS and Linux.

You need to install the HP driver to use this scanner on Windows.

You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.

VueScan uses in-scanner JPEG compression with this scanner to scan faster. You can turn this off by setting ‘Input | Fine mode’.

HP sold this scanner in some countries as the Photosmart C4400 / Photosmart C4410 / Photosmart C4483 / Photosmart C4485 / Photosmart C4486 / Photosmart C4488 / Photosmart C4490 / Photosmart C4493 / Photosmart C4494 / Photosmart C4424 / Photosmart C4435 / Photosmart C4440 / Photosmart C4450 / Photosmart C4470 / Photosmart C4472 / Photosmart C4473.

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