but low and behold i tried using it with my home PC and laptop and the problem was duplicated easily. There is something serious
17 March 2015
Summary: My dad purchased 2 of these for a couple of PCs at work at $70 a piece for basic printing (Yikes!) thinking the price would have ment higher quality. Not only was this far from the truth, these printers have been nothing short of a constant and daily headache. First off the amount of bloatware seems extremely high when compared to any other HP printer. Secondly, these will print maybe 1 or 2 jobs and then they just sit in queue.
Summary: Every time I print something, it just stalls in a print queue. Then when I reboot the computer, it (usually) prints everything in the queue. About half the time, I have to unplug the printer and replug it in first. So any time you want to print something, you first send it to print, then unplug and replug the printer, then reboot the computer. Apparently this thing wasn't designed to work with Windows 7.
Summary: This printer is pure junk! This time I have to agree that you get what you pay for. How much are days without headaches worth? Skip this one and get a more expensive model or a different brand. I Have an HP computer and this Hp printer never worked like it should have. It has a mind of it's own and works sporadically! Print jobs get stuck in the Que and have to be cancelled.
Summary: Believe it or not, I am really impressed with this item and I never thought that I would use it as often as I do. It is great for when you need a quick few copies. I've noticed that I am oftentimes in need of just three or four copies, instead of a dozen or more. This little baby sits right on my desk and has eliminated my frequent trips to the copier....it's a must have item.
Summary: Bought this purely because of it's size, if my daughter had more space in her student accommodation I would have chosen a three in one printer. I have owned different HP printers still do, but this one is absolutely wrong. Gives errors constantly, not recognizing genuine cartridges when they are not newly installed, printer needs to be reinstalled when failing.
Summary: It's loud, it sometimes won't print unless you restart your computer, and mine started printing wavy lines after about 6 months of occasional use. It's a printer. Don't expect it to be anything else.
Summary: The quality of this printer is so bad it is almost useless. Some documents take over 5 minutes from clicking the "print" button to the beginning of printing. It is frequently necessary to restart my computer to straighten out the messes this printer creates. Envelopes print correctly about 25% of the time. I have a 12 year old HP 895CSE printer that work that works perfectly. I guess HP really figured out how to cut costs!
Summary: I've owned this printer for 1.5 years. The actual hardware of the printer is not that great. The paper feed either jams or doesn't feed the paper around 1/2 to 2/3 of the time. So, at least half the time I try to print something, I have to get up and go fix the printer. Print quality is not too bad for an entry level printer, but print speed for color images leaves something to be desired.
Summary: This printer was completely broken from the gate. The minute I plugged it up it made a very loud noise, so I attempted to use it anyway. Then once I placed the paper in the machine and hit print, it gave me nothing but crumpled up paper jams that never made it out of the machine. Don't recommend this to anyone.