Summary: Surprisingly, I bought several M1536DNF's for the company I work for and they all work amazingly. I don't understand what happened here, but the poor design and quality of this unit made it pure hell to use from the moment I bought it to the moment I chucked it.
Pros: It looks pretty nice for the price. It printed really fast when it did print, and the quality was acceptable most of the time. The toner was cheap.
Cons: The scanner was a terror. It took approximately forever to scan anything through the Automatic Document Feeder and it would fail roughly half of the time. Of course, the scanning software would destroy your work and force you to start over. It once took me close to 45 minutes to scan 10 or 15 she...
Cons: Noisy adf. Scanner gives many document feed errors. Hard to complain for a $100 printer (on sale) but I bought it for the ADF feature. If that doesn't work properly (i.e. jam, jam, jam) then it's not much good to me.
Summary: HP's software is bloated as usual and tries to get you to install even more garbage, but is generally a good option when dealing with nontechnical users.
Pros: These are overall nice devices. An especially handy feature is the virtual CD drive that mounts when the printer is connected to a PC. Makes installing the drivers/software a breeze.
Cons: We have between 10 and 15 of these deployed in our organization, mostly in the houses of at-home employees. We have problems with faxing on 3 or 4 of them. We've been through troubleshooting on these cases and narrowed it down to the MFC device. We don't have these issues with other MultiFunction...
Summary: I did not buy this at Amazon but potential buyers should be aware: The unit is slower than rated by most reviewers, no big surprise. Print and scan quality are adequate. The document feeder jams occasionally but that is de rigeur at this price point.
Summary: Apparently there is an issue with the scanning software with this all-in-one; any time I scan to a pdf the size of the document is 3'x4' and there doesn't seem to be any way to change this! I've had to download another scan-to-PDF program as a work around which is ridiculous.
Summary: We bought this printer for our HR department. After as little as 30 days of use and 40% of the toner left the printer started to leave streaks of the page faded\unprinted. Taking the toner cartridge out and putting back in would fix it for 20 more pages then it would occur again.
Will Never Buy From Amazon Third Party Sellers Again, Amazon
26 February 2011
Summary: In this day and age, any printer/copier/fax that cannot hold a full ream of paper in the tray is poorly designed. This printer should be taken out to a field and destroyed, Office Space style.
Summary: Decent quality laser printer and scanner, but the ADF (automatic document feeder) is a weak point. After about a year and a half, it would stop scanning and indicate an ADF jam for no reason. No amount of troubleshooting tips from the user guide had any effect.
Summary: There is a new touch screen model that is better. This is harder for a novice to scan from. you have to use the Scan feature on the CD provided or on software within your operating system,. not a good push button scan to feature available here.