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HP C4280 Printer and Ink Usage

How due I get the maximum pages to print per catridge. Using 74XL catridge and looking to the most economic printer settings to get the most pages printed per cartridge.

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To get the most eocnomic printer settings: go to the printer properties through control panel, adjust the print quality.

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How do I print in grayscale.I do not get the option in print menu


With respect to color usage during greyscale printing: Unfortunately, with many of the newer inkjet printer models & printer drivers, printing in greyscale actually consumes more color ink than normal draft printing. If you wish to save on color ink, it is suggested to do one of the following as available in your specific printer driver/software:
    -Print in Normal - Draft mode (or super draft if available), plain paper.
    -Print in Black & White mode only* - Draft mode on plain paper (typically this is the best way to save on ink/printing costs).
    -For internet page printing, print using CleanPrint (3rd party software for printing most internet-based content from all major internet browsers. NOTE: not affiliated with Inkjet411): http://www.formatdynamics.com/cleanprint-4-0/
    -Keep printer on at all times; power up cycles typically consume large amounts of ink (per Consumer Reports, Aug 2013 issue).

    * Most printer models will still consume a small percentage of color ink due to normal ink/printer maintenance, such as between job 'spitting'. The purpose is to ensure the printhead is maintained to avoid clogging.
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    Regarding HP 74, 75, 74XL or 75XL repurchase or ink cartridge refilling, if you unable to find a retail / refill store close to you and you are trying to cut ink costs, may we suggest you try a remanufactured ink cartridge from http://www.inkplicity.com/ as their ink cartridges typically have the lowest cost in the USA, have a high reliability rating, come with a 1-year warranty and provide free shipping for all orders above $20 (available to US residents only).

    Here is a link to retail ink cartridge refill stores:
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I have a hp c4280 printer/scanner/copier but the black ink is not working?


Might be black catridgde clogged, remove the catridge shake it obsorve ink coming out repeat 2,3 times if no replace the catridge..

Sep 06, 2011 | HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One InkJet...

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MY HP PHOTOSMART C4280 aLL-IN-ONE PRINTER HAS NO CATRIDGES WHAT CATRIDGES DO I USE


Access the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.hp.com
Enter 'C4280' and do the search.
Click "Get Started" or "Product Information"
to find the correct ink-cartridges.

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Print cartridges missing or not detected


Are they new cartridges?

If so, have you removed the clear plastic protection strips from the cartridge heads?

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Printer not printing in black. Print Color only.


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Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please try the refill cartridge on some other printer. If it’s working fine on the other printer then check the settings of the printer which are by default 960 dpi (dots per inch) but due to some reason this size has been reduced. Now you have to change this setting to more than 960, around 1200 dpi and then check out that if your printer works fine.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



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Printer will not recognize new blk ink cartridge.


I think either the printer's scanner(or film as some call it) and/or the carriage is faulty. The signal cable that connects the carriage to the logic board could also be a suspect. Try replacing these items one after another and the culprit will be isolated. Good luck.

Jun 03, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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Printer will not recognize new blk ink cartridge.


1) Please do not use RE-FILLED cartridges as they will clog the heads terribly.
2) Turn off printer, Remove all cartridges, Gently move the printer head to the RIGHT with short thrusts. It is not necessary to move it completely to the right hand home position just simply away from the obvious jam.
3) With a flashlight and tweezers try to locate paper jam in the print head track. Best to also blow out paper chafe with a weak air bulb. WARNING: Do not let your male friend or relative use extremely strong air pump for tires or air blower at corner gasoline station. (Do not purchase the cheapest paper the future)
4) Unplug the printer to allow it to completely re-initialize the internal electronics..... about 10 minutes should be fine.
5) Replace all cartridges.
6) Power up printer, then re-boot your computer with the activated printer connected, then print a test page. Everything should be fine.

May 17, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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Incompatible Ink Cartridge notice with proper HP ink


These types of severe cartridge errors (i.e. "refer to documentation" / "incompatible cartridges", "print cartridge(s) problem", etc.) typically indicates the internal micro-electronics of the HP #74 / 75 (or 74XL/75XL) cartridge(s) are damaged. The cartridge's electrical wire runs at rear and lower side of the ink cartridge, are very delicate and are somewhat susceptible to ink attack over time, which can lead to premature failures. In addition, the older the cartridge the higher the chance of an internal electrical failure. I suggest you first run a 'Tap 41' diagnostic test to check cartridges electrical health (this is a forced test); you may also bypass the error (temporarily) on most models which use HP 74/75 cartridges. Refer to Inkjet411 youtube videos below:

HP 74, 75, 74XL, 75XL Cartridges - Solving Errors & Warnings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ISTGyScWU

HP Photosmart C4200-C4500 and C5200-C5500a Printers - Diagnostic Tap 41 Test: (verifies electrical health of ink cartridges): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE-IM4AVMc

HP Photosmart 4200-4500 5200-5500 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDxRkAGOJaI

HP Officejet J5700/J6400 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3_D90SSq4


Ink Refilling & Cartridge Care Tips - Everything you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnXoDIblpdU




Dec 12, 2008 | HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One InkJet...

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What ink cartridges does my HP Photosmart C4280 take


Your printer uses the following cartridges:

Black: 74, 74XL

TriColor: 75, 75XL

Photo: 99

Note: XL cartridges do about 3 to 4 times more pages.

Nov 05, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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