Summary: Beware..you may get a different model. It may be 3050 but not the model that takes hp #61 ink as advertised with the printer. I got stuck with one that takes hp122 ink..very difficult to find. Response from Micromania...didn't you read the "product information" Well yes I did as I wanted a replacement printer with #61 cartridges. Yes I can return it--for $$ postage at my expense.
Summary: Short version: Don't buy an HP printer. There are many other better options with at least some semblance of technical support. Even their own in-home support technician told me "I wouldn't buy a Deskjet 3520". Long version: I bought a Deskjet 3050A in March 2012. It worked right out of the box.....for about one day. I called HP's "tech support", whose first suggestion was to unplug the "printer" for 30 seconds, plug it back in, then it should work. And it did....
Poor service from vendor.Promised to correct problem,but he hasn't.
5 August 2012
Summary: Never have been to use the printer.Bought it as a "wireless" model for my IPad .Wouldn't interface with my IPad . Talked to Mark,the vendor.He said I had the wrong model for my IPad,but that he would have the correct one for my use in a week.He said he would send me the correct one for $20 and that I didn't need to return the original one.Sounded too good to be true.
Summary: I purchased this almost exactly one year ago & last week it just stopped working, dead, nothing, nadda I have tried to trouble shoot it but I can't even get it to power on It's almost like somebody pushed the "Break Now, Warranty Is Up" button I am very, very disapointed with this printer
Summary: I have at least 5 devices connected to my wireless network. Usually they take a few minutes to set up. After four hours this still didn't work. The USB connection on two (one 2.0, one 3.0) separate working ports went unrecognized. Troubleshooting software as always is opaque and useless. Get your Ctrl+Alt+Del fingers ready, too, because HP's software is even more annoying than usual.
Summary: This is not worth the money they are asking. Beware that once you start having problems with out of paper and paper jam error messages the best thing you can do is wait until garbage day and leave for the garbage man. Tech support is an absolute joke. They ask you to print a diagnostic report but the printer is not even able to detect that there is paper ready to be printed on. Buy at your own risk.
Summary: Hey the only reason why I use 3050 and 3054 because I can get them cheap with ink under $40 max. But I know not to buy extra ink cartridges for these because the life of the printer feed is junk. The print quality is fair to good on plain paper but not good enough for glossy paper. The scanner copier works great but the print quality is what brings that feature down.
Summary: The printer is ok, it is not very loud, it has a small footprint. I thought I was getting a good deal since it cost me about $40. I feel ripped off as I have to replace the black ink cartridge every 20-30 pages or so. If you want to print something in low quality for example back-up directions to somewhere, the printer will not let you. Yes, it will say fast draft quality, but it prints exactly the same using all the ink.
Summary: This piece of junk connected just fine when I purchased it. It was up and running on my home network within minutes of coming out of the box. I was able to print two or three pages before it stopped working. The printer lost connection to my router and lacked an interface capable of troubleshooting. If HP knew anything about home networking, they would have offered an interface capable of repairing a wireless connection.
Summary: I bought this printer about a year ago, it worked fine and I have only used it maybe a 100 times for the whole year, however as soon as the warranty expire on it, at one year later, the printer started jamming paper. I called HP and they told me, I am out of warranty and they got a trade-in program if I wanted to buy a new printer.....