Summary: Printer worked great until it spontaneously decided to empty contents of ink cartridge after going unused for a month. Lasted longer than the previous one, though, and managed not to trash entire operating system with bloatware this time around.
Summary: This printer is fine for printing off notes and unimportant documents, but for images? Forget it. The thing ghosts which makes images blurry. Really sucks for me now that I need it to print images in conjunction with my job. I used to have an old HP Deskjet almost 10 years ago that printed crisp lines with no problems. Not the case here. Ugh!
Summary: This printer cuts off a margin at the bottom of a page and on photos. Hp doesnt have a fix for it and also avoids even accepting responsibility for the defect. If you write letters and dont ever need the bottom quarter inch or so the waste your money on it because there are so many other problems. I have never had problems like this in a printer before!
Summary: Setup was pretty easy. For being free, the software was also pretty good. It put out some decent images when it was working. The only complaint I could make about the print quality was that the amount of ink put on the page varied greatly with how full the cartridge was. I would've preferred it to slow down a bit to get extra ink out of a mostly depleted cartridge. I suspect most printers are like this, though. It's ability to scan documents was good.
Summary: If you're trying to print wirelessly from your iPad DON'T buy this printer. This is the older model 3050 J610 not the 3050 J611 which is ePrint/AirPrint compatible. It's not this sellers fault as they give accurate information but just how retarded is HP to use the same model number with printers with totally new features????
Summary: Before I bought this copier about a month ago I had Canons. The first Canon I had lasted three years and I was quite happy with it. When it died, I bought another one. That one lasted almost exactly a year before it stopped working. I was disgusted and decided to try another brand. My (poor) choice was this HP piece of junk. It is really cheap plastic and very noisy (whirr and crunch).
Summary: extremely irritating. Printing is always an adventure wirelessly. Sometimes it actually works and then I'm surprised. But I can't get any other computers on our home network to see it. Why? Beats me. It's supposed to be a piece of cake. It's not.
Great little printer with a BIG drawback (for some)
19 April 2012
Summary: I've never actually written a review before, but this item warrants a warning to others. I bought this all-in-one recently to replace an old clunky HP 4-in-one. It sets up easily and it prints nicely -- with one BIG exception. If, like me, you use a "client-based" email service -- eg. Comcast, Optimum -- forget ever printing emails straight from your inbox.
Summary: This printer is quiet, has a small footprint and prints well. Unfortunately, it does not scan or copy due to a manufacturing defect and will require warranty service. Also, the wireless connection has been a bigger hassle than I had expected. When I downloaded some network diagnostic software from the HP site, it locked up and I abandoned the operation.