Summary: I have bought HP printers since the 1980s, because I always had great luck with them. I rarely post negative reviews - usually the negative reviews are by people without patience. I do try to solve problems before blasting a product with hate. I bought this printer with a 3 year extended warranty for my home office because of the wide format. It is sitting right next to an older HP inkjet that is still chugging along. The first HP 7500A had a lot of paper jam problems.
Summary: I selected this printer because I needed an all-in-one home office solution. On its face, this unit is very versatile @ its price point. It can print by computer, print by mobile (both Google's cloud print and Apple's Airplay), print 11x17" paper (a requirement for my work as an engineer), has a scan-tray loader and a flatbed scanner. It does 0 of these functions well. Its scan-tray loader is an engineering marvel for paper jams. No matter what you feed it, it can jam.
Summary: As with any piece of equipment, there can be problems. After a couple of months, I started having problems printing, but I thought it was my computer. After getting a couple of things resolved with the computer and still not being able to print, I called HP. Dealing with Customer Service isn't fun. I'm so glad I bought this through Amazon because I was able to get a copy of my receipt and prove my purchase date by emailing it to them.
Summary: I find I am constantly fighting this printer for it to do what I want. When the paper is not exactly the size the printer thinks it should be it will not print. I jams if the paper is on 8.5 x 11 or larger. The setting to customize print size is almost impossible. I am so sorry I ever purchased this printer. I would throw it through the window but that would only result in a broken window and a lame printer.
Summary: I like to play around with digital art, and wanted a printer that could handle larger jobs without spending a fortune. This printer has fit the bill quite well. I have run it as a network printer over my wi-fi router with no trouble at all, and it has become our family's primary printer. My wife can even print to it from her phone using the e-print internet link.
You need to babysit the 7500A and be familiar with troubleshooting forums!
Lucy A. Draus "AutumnRose", Amazon
18 March 2014
Summary: Had two of the 7500A printers and both were a mistake. Good things: 1. The ADF does not jam as much as it could. 2. The scanner and software work well until you click save and it loses the 49 pages you just scanned. 3. I did have some luck finding a few non-amiguous error codes on HP's support forums that solved my problems. 4. I love the one year warranty because I totally need it. 5.
Summary: This wide format printer is not what is advertised. We have had problems ever since we purchased it and the wide format feature is misleading in that it requires a fold out format. I would not recommend this printer.
Summary: I have always had good experiences with HP all in one printers. I needed an AirPrint and wanted something that would print larger paper. The first one that was delivered was a lemon. It would say it printed something and the paper would be blank. HP service made me go through numerous tests to see if it was truly malfunctioning. They even sent me a replacement part to replace--a waste of my time and still no printing.