3 thoughts on “HP Officejet 4630 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer

  1. 80 Shades
    618 of 628 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Works but only average print quality at best; an ok budget printer and scanner, December 29, 2013
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    80 Shades (Austin, TX United States) –
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    This review is from: HP Officejet 4630 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer (Office Product)
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    On paper, the Officejet 4630 offers a lot of functionality for the money. It can print, it can scan, it can copy, and it can fax. It can be a network printer, it can connect to a single computer, or you can use it to print directly from a variety of devices, including your smartphone. You can connect over 802.11b, g, or n wireless LAN, or via USB.

    The 4630 makes a good first impression out of the box. It has a clean, modern design. The quick start instructions (all drawings, no text) make setting it up pretty easy. There are a few protective plastic films to remove and ink cartridges to install. Connecting the wireless LAN is done via the printer’s numeric-keypad interface. Entering the SSID and password is slow, but you only have to do it once, so no big deal. There were no problems establishing the connection. Finally, the instructions direct you to download the 162MB (!) driver package from HP’s website. Installation was basically as simple as running the downloaded software.

    In some ways the 4630 was a disappointment. The printer will automatically download and install updates to its firmware, and after one such update the printer refused to make copies anymore. Printed images have noticeable lines, and are reminiscent of dot-matrix print quality. The printer’s output “tray” is about 2 inches wide and does not always catch the paper.

    If you need a low-cost printer and occasionally need to scan, fax, or copy, this could be the printer for you. But if you need print quality that is worthy of printing photos or documents for customers, the 4630 is probably not the best choice. As with anything on Amazon, read lots of reviews and make buying decisions accordingly; best of luck and thanks for reading my review (be sure to take your grain of salt!).

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  2. Mad Max
    366 of 379 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great printer, great output, great price point, & 2-sided printing. But not our top recommendation., January 16, 2014
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    Mad Max (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    This review is from: HP Officejet 4630 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer (Office Product)
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    Overall impression is this is a great little printer. Setup was simple, wireless printing is simple, connected to network just fine. Here are some highlights:

    * Output is terrific quality, on a variety of media types: Photo paper, regular paper, cardstock, and even legal sized paper

    * Stand-alone copy functions work great.

    * Wireless printing (Air Print function) super easy, works fine right out of the box

    * Also works great with Google Cloud Print (my preference for phone or tablet printing)

    * Duplexing (2-sided printing), high capacity auto sheet feeder for scanning/copying (35 sheets)

    If you’re an HP fan, this is a great pick for you. My grandfather prefers HP brand, and this is the printer I’m going to recommend to him. However, if you’re open to exploring other brands, I would really recommend the Canon Pixma instead. Here’s why:

    * HP has a larger footprint, Canon is more compact with a smaller footprint and even more functions (the only exception I’ve noticed is, the formatting on HP 2-sided printing is a little easier). Canon has much better touch screen interface, 1-touch maintenance, etc.

    * HP ink cost and consumption is much higher. More than 10x higher cost per page! That’s because Canon and other brands (like Epson) have a variety of high quality generic options available. Ink for our Canon costs about $3 per cartridge, and if you’re careful where you buy, it can be the same quality as the OEM cartridges (in some cases, higher quality).

    * HP is pretty slow printing, actual print time of 2-3 pages per minute. Canon takes a loooong time to warm up and cool down, because it’s doing a huge range of sophisticated self-maintenance checks and ink head cleaning (another perk over the HP). But once it gets going, it will print 4-5x faster.

    * Canon has individual ink cartridges for easier and cheaper replacement (6 of them, actually – extra colors for better photo output).

    * The HP ink cartridges (model 61) only has 2 cartridges – black and color. So when you run out of yellow, you have to replace the whole cartridge, making ink even more expensive. When you replace color inks individually, you notice that you really do NOT deplete them at the same rate. When you’re throwing out the HP cartridge, you’re really throwing out a lot of money.

    I really don’t have many “bad” things to say about the HP printer, works like a champ, and a terrific range of functions for under $100. But if you’re open to exploring other brands, in my opinion you get more bang with your buck going with a Canon Pixma.

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  3. David Bower
    174 of 189 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Officejet Replacement That Seems to Work Well, November 29, 2013
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    David Bower (Houston, Texas, USA) –
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    This review is from: HP Officejet 4630 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer (Office Product)
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    Update October 14, 2014
    I’ve observed one minor problem with the printer; it has a limited capacity for paper in the paper tray. I loaded a little too much paper into the tray and it jammed; I removed some of the paper and it started working again. That is a minor disappointment as I must more frequently load a small amount of paper into the tray. Other than that, the printer is still doing an excellent job.

    Update June 3, 2014
    All is well with the 4630, I’ve had to install new ink cartridges but that went without a hitch. I’m still pleased and impressed with the job it’s doing for me.

    Update March 9, 2014
    The HP OJ 4630 is still working perfectly and produces very good copies. I’m mentioning this as sort of an on-going report since some other reviewers had problems with the machine after a few months. Should anything develop that is noteworthy I’ll update this review again.

    Update January 22, 2014
    I’m still pleased with the HP OJ 4630, it has continued to do everything required of it without any problems whatsoever. I have really become excited about the duplex feature, it has always worked perfectly and produced great copies; I suppose I really didn’t realize how many times I was working around the absence of this feature on my old HP OJ d135.

    Original Review
    This all in one printer came in earlier this week and so far has worked exactly as it should. I have had an older model HP Officejet d135 for several years but now HP has stopped making the ink cartridges. Getting the HP 14 replacement cartridges is getting more and more difficult so I decided to try a newer model Officejet and have been pleased with the results so far.

    One thing I appreciate about it is the smaller size, it does more in less space. I’ve set it up using our wireless network and really like the reduction in cables the new wireless hardware permits. My older HP d135 had an optional extra cost duplex assembly which I never spent the money to buy but the new HP Officejet 4630 came with one included.

    I’ve tried it out and it worked perfectly which really will save time, paper and storage space for hard copies. Previously I had to print one page and then manually print the other side which took considerably more time.

    Set up went smoothly with only one hitch and that was downloading the software on line as HP recommended. After trying unsuccessfully about 7 or 8 times I finally started all over and used the CD version which came with the printer and it installed perfectly with no problems. The window I had gotten when trying to download the software was the server may have been busy.

    There is a hinged door in front which must be opened to print as the paper is discharged out the front. The first time I tried to print the alignment page I did not have the door opened downward and the paper wouldn’t feed properly. Realizing my mistake I opend the door and printed the alignment page again and it came out perfect. The process called for the user to scan the page and it scanned correctly the first time and completed the alignment correctly.

    Ink installation is exactly opposite from the d135 and that had me going for a minute or two. It is important that the cartridge be angled just as shown on the quick start sheet that comes with the printer; the part of the cartridge nearest the front of the printer should be angled down as it is inserted in the carrier. I was so used to doing it the opposite way with the d135 that I had to check the instructions and once I followed them exactly the cartridge went smoothly in and locked in place.

    FAX setup went smoothly and tested out properly but I have yet to actually send or receive a FAX as most communication of that sort has moved over to email or texting.

    The scanning quality and the print quality are both excellent on photos and text so I have encountered no problems there. As of this point I feel encouraged that I may have found an acceptable replacement for my faithful, but old, HP Officejet d135. Admittedly this is a brand new machine and only time will tell if it is as reliable as my d135 has been. I’ll update this review if anything notable happens either good or bad.

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