HP Officejet 4630 Highlights -
Pros: Automatic duplexer. Multifunction. Good range of mobile printing features.
Cons: Guzzles color ink. Slow. No Ethernet. Lacks port for USB thumb drive.
HP Officejet 4630 is a multifunction printer that can be used as a printer, scanner, copier or fax machine. It can handle multipage fax, scan, and copy tasks with up to 35 pages of automatic document feeder. HP Officejet 4630 saves time and paper as well, with automatic two-sided printing. You can send documents for printing wirelessly straight from your smartphone, tablet or PC. The printer can also send scanned documents directly to your mobile device and check the status of supplies with the HP Printer Control app. The printer setup is pretty easy, as no software drivers are needed when running windows 8.
Functions : Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
Print technology : HP Thermal Inkjet
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) : 8.8
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) : 5.2
Maximum Print Resolution (Black) : 1200x600 dpi
Maximum Print Resolution (Color) : 4800x1200 dpi
Maximum Input Media Capacity : 100 sheets
Wireless Print Technology : Apple AirPrint, Samsung Mobile Print
Duplex Printing : Automatic
Scanner Type : Flatbed
Scanner Technology : Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Maximum Scan Resolution (Hardware) : 1200x2400 ppi
Copier Type : Flatbed
Copy speed (Black) : 6 cpm
Copy speed (Color) : 4 cpm
Maximum Copy Resolution (Black) : 300x300 dpi
Maximum Copy Resolution (Color) : 600x600 dpi
Fax speed : 4 sec per page
Fax resolution : 300x300dpi
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The HP Officejet 4630 produces good quality text & graphics, which is enough for most home-office users. It prints borderless, which gives documents a polished look. The photo quality is a bit average. The printer uses one cartridge for black ink while a second cartridge combines cyan, magenta, and yellow, which means that you can't replace the individual colors when one color runs low. The whole cartridge has to be replaced when one color is finished. Some other reviews have pointed out that the printer tends to run low on color ink relatively quickly, even with the largest capacity cartridges. This may be an issue for users who frequently print colored documents. HP Officejet 4630 is one of the first printers to be included in the HP Instant Ink program, in which customers receive ink for a fixed rate depending on the number of pages they print . This can potentially save you a lot of money on ink costs. The printer measures 17.56 x 13.07 x 7.44 inches and weighs 16.68 pounds.
HP Officejet 4630 is not the fastest printer, but has a solid set of features for home-office use with a modest price tag. The print quality is decent and with wireless printing it is quite convenient to print documents. However as mentioned above, the printer guzzles color ink so it may not be suitable for users who frequently print colored documents.