C3180

HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, and Copier

rate 3.2
  • Brand: HP
  • Category: Printer
  • print speed: Up to 4800 x 1200-optimized Color Print Speed

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Description

HP Photosmart C3180 All in One Printer, Scanner, and Copier features high-quality scans of photos & documents with 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color depth. Automatically remove red eye, enhance detail in dark areas of photos, Photos resist fading for generations and laser-quality text documents retain clarity for decades, Memory card slots support Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card using brochure and photo papers for borderless printing 36-ink 6-printing available with purchase of HP 99 photo inkjet cartridge; not included, Print borderless photos up to 8.5 x 24 panorama size with included HP Photosmart Essential Software. Use your all-in-one's scanner to repair older, damaged photos with HP Real Life technologies.

Fast, convenient, reliable

The HP Photosmart C3180 All in One Printer, Scanner, and Copier features high-quality scans of photos & documents with 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color depth. Automatically remove red eye, enhance detail in dark areas of photos, Photos resist fading for generations and laser-quality text documents retain clarity for decades, Memory card slots support Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card using brochure and photo papers for borderless printing 36-ink 6-printing available with purchase of HP 99 photo inkjet cartridge; not included, Print borderless photos up to 8.5 x 24 panorama size with included HP Photosmart Essential Software. Use your all-in-one's scanner to repair older, damaged photos with HP Real Life technologies.

True-to-life photos and documents

  • Make pro-quality reprints in any size up to 8.5 x 11" with the touch of a button
  • Print borderless photos in sizes up to 8.5 x 24" panorama2 with the included HP Photosmart Essential software
  • Print and copy photos in beautiful six-ink color (optional) and laser-quality text with HP's Vivera inks3
  • Do high-quality scans of photos and documents with the 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color depth
  • Help photos resist fading for generations4 and keep laser-quality documents clear for decades5

Five-star functionality

  • Optimize your print and copy quality for various kinds of paper with the automatic paper type sensor
  • Print straight from your camera or camera phone using a memory card
  • Repair older or damaged images by scanning and retouching using HP's Real Life technologies
  • Automatically remove red eye and enhance details in dark areas of your photos

Award-recognized support

  • Get peace of mind with the one-year limited warranty plus HP's renowned Total Care service and support, which J.D. Power and Associates has recognized as consistently providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience"
  • Rely on printing excellence: PC Magazine has designated HP as a "Reader's Choice" for 14 years in a row
  • Get answers to your product questions toll-free, 24 x 7, or via e-mail in as little time as an hour

  • Memory card slots support Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card.

  • Using brochure and photo papers for borderless printing.
  • Six-ink printing available with purchase of HP 99 photo inkjet cartridge; sold separately.
  • Based on Wilhelm-Research.com light-fade testing under glass (as of 01–05) using HP 93 Tri-color and optional HP 99 Photo Inkjet cartridges on HP Premium Plus photo papers.
  • Based on paper industry predictions for acid-free papers; colorant stability data at room temperature based on similar systems tested as per ISO 11798 and ISO 18909. What's in the box HP Photosmart C3180 All-in-One, HP 92 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (5 ml), HP 93 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (5 ml), HP Photosmart Essential Software on CD-ROM, Setup and Basics Guides, Power supply, Power cord

Note: USB cable not included

Technical Details
  • Brand: HP
  • Black Print Speed: 22 ppm
  • Printer Type: All-In-One Printer
  • MPN: BQ8160B, Q8160B
  • Technology: Inkjet
  • Model: Photosmart C3180
  • Output Type: Color
  • UPC: 490800307629
Features
  • Thermal Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Copier with 32MB Internal Memory
  • Up to Up to 4800 x 1200-optimized Color Print Speed
  • 22ppm Blk/20ppm Clr Copy Speed/ One-Touch Button Printing
  • Auto Paper-Type Sensor/ Print Borderless and up to 8.5 x 24 Panaroma
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Reviews
Liljill 5.0
248 of 260 people found the following review helpful
After extensive research into printers for my home office and an intensive review of my budget, I finally settled on the HP Photosmart C3180 without seeing any reviews. However, I figured that the price was right, the HP reputation is strong and the functions of the printer are what I need.I connected the printer as soon as it arrived (piece of cake, even for a novice like me). I then began to use it very heavily. I am so impressed. THe quality of the print is incredible, the printer is vers ... atile and it moves fast (especially when in the economical fast mode). The difference in operations and results between this printer and those in the $250 to $300 price range is negligible.As far as looks are concerned, the printer is sleek with a very small footprint, even taking the paper tray into consideration. It has a clean appearance without an industrial look. It is great for today's offices with a more contemporary appearance.The only possible issue that may detract from this printer is the same as may be found with any inkjet, with the exception of the very high end inkjets. Inkjets tend to be a little noisy as it prints at the speedier settings. This printer isn't any different. I recommend this printer for anyone who wants a stylish all-in-one printer that performs like a high-end printer and yet who is not willing to spend the $400 plus price of the more expensive printers. More >
M. R. Simmons "Techie" 5.0
76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
I bought this to replace my old beloved Canon PIXMA ip1500 after about two years of faithful use. In the end, the print head clogged up, and even after several alcohol soaks, I could not revive it. My Canon was a blessing as far as ink prices were concerned, and I wanted a good printer to replace it. I decided that I was going to step up and get a multifuction printer this time.I settled on this one after reading the reviews on Amazon. I am very pleased with my purchase. For starters, the printe ... r looks amazing. It is very sleek, and it doesn't look like your typical office machine at all. It is very well designed, and everything fits together in a compact way. One thing that made me leap for joy with this printer was the ink cartridges. They are not as cheap as my beloved PIXMA ip1500 ink cartridges, but there is a reason for this. Older printers used to have a separate print head that the ink would fit into. That was great, but if the print head got clogged, you would be screwed (just as I was) because you either had to replace it, which would end up costing much more than the original price of the printer, or you would have to get another printer all together. With the Photosmart C3180 ink, the print head is actually built into the ink cartridge! That means that if the print head ever gets clogged, then you don't have to worry about getting another print head or another printer. You just have to get a new ink cartridge to replace the print head. That is amazing! The printer will last for that much longer. The ink is good as well. I get excellent print quality for what I use it for. The controls are easy to use, and you can plug you memory card right into the unit and get great pictures directly from the card. The one touch controls are pretty straight forward if you ask me. The scanning and copying is good as well. If I have one issue with the printer, it is the tray. The printed pages have no where to go but on top of the unprinted ones. The tray was not desinged well to keep the printed pages separate from the ones being fed into the printer, but if you just be careful about watching what you print, then that is not an issue at all. I am very impressed with this printer. The more that I use it, the more impressed I become. I am satisfied with this, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a powerful all-in-one printer at an exeptional price. More >
A Customer 3.0
112 of 119 people found the following review helpful
It's hard to argue with a combo scanner/printer that didn't cost you anything. I received mine free after rebate with the purchase of my new MacBook. Neverthless, there's a few things to be aware of:PRO's- The scan quality is very good. I'm pleased with the results I've gotten from the scans I've made so far.- The print quality is also quite good. However, it's not quite as perfect as the higher-end PhotoSmart printers.- Print speed is very fast, especially at draft settings.- Tidy, space-saving ... design. I like the horizontal orientation of the scanner lid, and how it opens on the "front." The paper tray lifts up and snaps in place -- even when paper is loaded -- helping you regain a significant amount of desk space when it's not in use.- PC-less copying. You can drop a document on the scanner bed, press the buttons on the top of the C3180, and get a very nice reproduction in a very short period of time. Nice bonus to be able to set the print quality and BW/Color right on the panel. - Integrated flash memory card slots. This keeps me from having to connect my camera to the computer when I want to transfer some pictures. Very handy. CON's - Doesn't come with photo ink cartridge - Doesn't come with USB cable - The lights are always on. If this printer goes into a power-saving "sleep" mode you've never know it, because the bright green panel lights never dim or go out. - Macintosh drivers assume/require the printer is directly attached to your computer via USB. If your printer is shared by a Windows machine, for example, you'll have to use a lame public-domain print driver designed for a different model. While it prints well enough, you won't be able to control print quality, etc. - Scanner lid is not hinged, so it is difficult to scan pages from thick books. - "Smart" scanning software doesn't always guess the right size of the page. - Paper handling is spartan; output is dropped directly on top of fresh sheets, and both kind of sit there on a "ledge." If you don't extend the little arm on the ledge, printed pages WILL shoot out to the floor as they are ejected. - No fax support. You can't just put a document on to the scanner and push a button to fax it. Not only is there no phone jack/fax modem built into the the printer (understandable given the price) but there is nothing in the software to make it easier to use your computer's built-in faxing abilities. It would be nice if for the hundreds of megabytes of software installed on your system, a small portion of them were given over to this very useful function. - Small point: The lights and text accompanying the buttons on the control panel are clear and understandable, but could be designed much more consistently/attractively. The untidy look of it detracts from an otherwise very neat, clean, and attractive box. - Windows driver software is a bloated, memory-gobbling pig. This is probably the biggest negative about this printer. HP just can't seem to write a lean, efficient driver package anymore. Instead, they force you to install at a minimum the "HP Solution Center" which seems like it was written for 6-year-olds, with gaudy graphics, oversized buttons, and wizards for everything. With my old trusty CanoScan, I could push a button and the image popped up in my favorite drawing program. Not so with the HP software, which wants to control every image on your computer, build an album everytime it launches, etc. Even after all that, it leaves the image in a "Temp" folder deep inside the bowels of your computer, instead of in "My Pictures" where it belongs. Don't forget the obtrusive/intrusive "auto update" software and other ancillary programs. Even when not using the printer or scanner, the various HP-related programs take up about 75MB of system RAM in the background. This could really slow everything down on slower/older computers with 128MB-512MB of RAM. It's nice to have this kind of software for people who might need it, but a "lean" option should be made available for people who want to use it more efficiently. I know it's possible because the Mac OS X drivers are much smaller and cleaner. OTHER COMMENTS I really like the hardware on this printer and I would absolutely love it if the software side weren't so bulky and resource-hungry. You can't really "go wrong" at this price. (In my case, "free.") It fits nicely on any desk, and is the perfect device to have within arm's length for quick prints and scans. If it weren't for the lack of network printing support on the Mac side and for the bloatware on Windows, I would give this printer 5-stars. More >
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