|HP PHOTOSMART PREMIUM ALL-IN-ONE INKJET PRINTER 33PPM|
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|Print, copy or scan with just a push of a button on the HP Photosmart Premium C309A printer. The Digital image processing by the copier of this HP Inkjet printer ensures efficient picture imagery. The Twain-compliant software interface for the scanner of this HP all-in-one printer ensures error-free image capture. Moreover, send fax instantly with the 33.6 Kbps transmission of this HP Inkjet printer. Connect this HP all-in-one printer to your computer to get CD and DVD prints directly onto specially coated CDs and DVDs. The Energy Star qualified HP Photosmart Premium C309A is high on performance and low on power consumption.|
|Model||Photosmart Premium C309A|
|Printer Type||All-In-One Printer|
|Family Line||HP PhotoSmart|
|Black print speed up to||33 ppm|
|Max Resolution (BW)||600 x 600 dpi|
|Color print speed up to||32 ppm|
|Max Resolution (Color)||9600 x 2400 dpi|
|Platform||Linux, Mac, PC|
|Extend Printer Technology||Thermal Inkjet|
|Computer Operating System||Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Linux, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista x64, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Monthly Duty Volume||2500 Pages|
|Interface||Bluetooth, PictBridge, USB 2.0, Wireless|
|Memory Card Compatibility||Compact Flash Type I, Memory Stick, Memory Stick DUO, Memory Stick Pro, MicroDrive, Multimedia Card, SDHC, Secure Digital (SD), xD Picture Card|
|Direct Printing Capabilities||Print Photos Without a PC|
|Max Media Size||Legal (216 x 356 mm, 8.5 x 14")|
|Media Capacity||125 Sheets|
|Black Copying Speed up to||33 ppm|
|Color Copy Speed up to||32 ppm|
|Zoom Range, Reduction||25%,|
|Data Link Protocol||Bluetooth, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Installed RAM||64 MB|
|Max. Memory||64 MB|
|Scanner Shape||Flatbed Scanner|
|Scanner Resolution||4800 x 4800 dpi|
|Fax Features Supported||Speed Dial|
Average review score based on 16 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
i needed a new fax printer and wanted to print to it using wireless. this one also had duplex so i could easily print to both sides of the paper. i also do photos that i put on dvd's and being able to print a photo directly to a dvd really apealed to me.
i tried to make a copy, after putting document on glass i hit copy b/w, 20 min later i had to unplug the unit to clear it. you must tell it how many copies you want before hitting the copy b/w. it dosen't default to 1 as i thought it would & if you dont it goes brain dead.
gone are the days of a simple driver being installed. this software, like other hp's i have owned, loves to put stuff on your hard drive. manuals are easy to follow.
The HP C309A All-in-One Printer is simply the best all-around printer I have ever used for home use. I print onto a lot of printable CD/DVD's and this printer works great for that task. I use DISKETCH CD LABEL NCH SOFTWARE to build the CD info, then load the printable CD into the printer tray, follow the printer instructions in the little LCD window, then when asked to, send the computer info to the printer, being certain to first, go to preferences and choose the CD format with CD/DVD tray chosen (not a paper page size), choose either small or large diameter CD/DVD as per the size of CD/DVD that is being placed in the CD/DVD tray, paper type, and choose "best" quality for output. The printer also interfaces via wireless capability with the computer making it possible to virtually set it anywhere. It prints pictures beautifully. For best results printing photo's, use the recommended HP Advanced Photo Paper and be sure to choose that type in the Preferences settings before printing a photo. The self feed tray on the top feeds paper pages in continuously for copying if one wants to do them that way or copy from the flatbed. For scanning, one can scan directly from the flatbed to a USB flash drive. Read photo's from an SD card via the SD card slot too. For the money, this is a great printer. The only thing I had to learn was how to actually remove the printer head and clean out the gunk after a lengthy time (years) of use when it wouldn't print anymore. I was devastated to think about giving up this printer so I followed a YouTube video of instructions on how to clean the printer head, dried it out overnight, reinserted it, put the ink cartridges back in, followed the printer LCD prompts and the printer works like new. Be gentle if performing this process. The printer head basket is clearly marked with an arrow to help remove it and be sure to have the ink cartridges out first. Put everything back in in the order things were removed and it will work. I hope to get many more years use out of this machine. Because I like it so well, I invested in a second printer so as to have one on hand if and when the first one fails permanently.
My mother gave me one of these for Christmas last year.
I doubt very much that it will survive dumpsteriation before this Christmas.
The printer usually doesn't recognize ink cartridges, even brand new ones.
I called HP about this problem, and they gave me instructions on cleaning the tiny contact heads on the carriage, and gold contact points on cartridges, to assure electrical continuity. Sorry Charlie, it just don't cut da moutard--:(*
Staples pays about $3 for each ink cartridge returned for recycling, and I have at least a dozen fairly fresh ones my mother gave me last Christmas along with this cursed machine. Empty or right out of a factory sealed package, if I get a dozen off-color prints out of the machine before something more goes wrong, it's a small miracle. Monochrome printing is usually OK. Standard features like copy and fax aren't bad, but don't ask it to do anything in color.
I do have a monochrome all-in-one laser machine from Dell-- it's not wireless, but it works fine. Co$t was less than half what my mother paid for this piece of junk. I purchased it last December, not knowing that this HP lodestone was to appear under the tree on Christmas Day.
Time for a new printer here~~ this one will probably end up on Ebay, or being traded in to a retailer such as Staples or Micro-Center, toward something that actually works.
I've heard that HP's laser printers are pretty good. No comment there, because I've never owned one. Their inkjet printers are crap, and then they charge $10 for a teaspoon of ink contained within a small plastic cartridge.
Don't take my word for anything:-- judge for yourself, and base your opinion upon what YOU experience, first hand.
If you've had good luck with this product, and beg to differ with my evaluation, I take no offense at that. Tell the truth~~ that way, it's hard to go wrong...
This all in one is a good machine. I can not compare to others as this was the first one I have purchased. Be aware that I have had problems with the wireless function shortly after warranty expiration. I have learned that this can be common in this printer. The wireless card, however, is replaceable, although the card can be hard to find. Research this product before purchase.
This is my second HP C309a printer. The first was bought new years ago, and it now refuses to print. It's display frequently displays some kind of error code. Fortunately, the second printer is working fine. It's a great CD/DVD printer for the price.