Excerpt: Buying a new printer has long been a thought. How do you know which printer to buy? What should I use it for and how often? Before you decide to buy a printer it is good to think about why you need it.
Buy stock in hp if you buy it. The dividends will help cover the cost of ink.
8 June 2014
Summary: Avoid unless you have a large budget for ink. It will not let you do draft printing like the older hp printers to save on ink. It has a setting for fast draft, but that does not use less ink. The worst part is that it will not use refilled cartridges. I figured I could even out how fast it goes through ink by buying refurbished ink. I was wrong. It tells you that it is counterfeit and then proceeds to tell you it is out of ink.
Summary: According to specs for the ink an XL cartridge should last 330 pages. I would be lucky if i get 30... This printer has been a humiliating experience. I have been screwed by HP. Will not use it again. Regret I bought it even if I can use it for sketchy scans. DON`T BUY IT!!
Summary: They are designed to rip you off. You can't insert a new cartridge without a tedious alignment process that requires lots of ink and paper (they make their real money from ink). If you only intend to use your printer for B&W printing, you still must install a color cartridge (they make their real money from ink).
Summary: When you make your first color print you'll be elated. it really does make nice prints. Problem is, what you save in the hardware you spend a whole lot more in INK!!! Seriously, I don't know what is wrong with it but the black runs out after just a few copies. And there's the 'scam' chip that won't let you refill your own ink so you're buying their expensive 61 cartridges with about an ounce of ink in it. Plus it tells you you're out of ink even before you are!!
Summary: I bought this printer 3 years ago to scan my business receipts to my computer, it worked so well, my wife did hers.We are now complete with our third year of scanning, literally thousands of documents and receipts and this little baby is still pluggin' away faithfully! As for copying, we copy a fair amount for a home office user and have had zero problems. Ink usage is normal for this type of machine and the cartridges are only $20 apiece.
Summary: I've had this printer for quite a while now and am really satisfied with it. I also use the scanner quite a bit to copy documents and receipts to put on my pc. The ink cartridges are reasonably priced compare to other printer models I have owned. HP puts out some pretty good stuff!! My PC is a HP and works great.