Summary: Like most inkjet printers, it gobbles up ink, and the cartridges cost a fortune. It has the colors all in one cartridge, so if one goes out the whole thing needs to be replaced. The rollers always leave scuff marks on heavier card-stock (such as greeting card paper), which really makes for an unprofessional appearance. But, the most annoying thing about this printer is that it will not print on the whole page!
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!
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: I bought this printer just recently to replace a 1350V which also was, like this, not an expensive printer. Did all I wanted it to do. The reason for the replacement was the Director software would not work in concert with Windows 7. Let me say, first that this Deskjet 3050 is an ok printer for what it does. My gripe is for what it doesn't do and what HP tried to tell me, several times, that it did.
Summary: Buy it if you want to use the USB cable but if you want to use Wireless... well I'm sure you saw the other reviews here. I spent hours trying to set this printer up. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for the thing because of the headache it took to get it going. It connected to my router easily and without problem, but I couldn't get computers to connect to the printer.
Nice printer, but would not connect to my wireless
Happy Mommy, Amazon
13 January 2011
Summary: I purchased this printer the other day and was excited about the price and quality based on reviews. The installation was very easy and it printed good quality images, however after 2 hours on tech support it would not connect to my wireless. It was determined that there was a problem with the wireless inside the printer. It may have been this printer, but after looking into it further I read many reviews that said do not buy HP.
Summary: This is a fine ink-jet printer and flatbed scanner, but it has resisted all efforts to allow wireless connection with my laptop. Of interest this laptop receives its internet from the very same local area network router to which the printer is connected via a wireless signal (as confirmed by the steady blue light on the printer). Even my IT trained son was not able to make the two devices connect,and is unable to explain why.
Summary: On a wired basis this works OK. It does not work well on a wireless basis. I spent a hour on the phone with an HP technician and he could not solve the problems. The next day a Joe at 877-917-4380 X 07 called me back, introduced himself as the case manager, and said he would work with me until the issues were resolved. He then put me in touch with another service person who said I really needed to talk to her supervisor.
Summary: I needed a wireless printer for my home office, and liked the reviews/price of this one. Usually I'm very impressed with HP products - not so with this one. Maybe it's the wireless, maybe it's the network, I don't know, but the printing is not reliable. It'll print half a page and then just stop. Or start running blank pages (many of them!) for no apparent reason. Unfortunately I already threw away the packaging (dumb move) so I don't think I can return it.
Summary: This is the last product by HP that I will buy as they are invariably bad quality: laptops last less than a year (luckily they are still in warranty), the mouse lasted two days and the printer is not any better. I bought this about a couple of years ago after my beloved Lexmark broke down. The price was reasonable, it is (or supposed to be) wireless and there is a scanner. The printer in itself does the job.