Summary: The main purpose for this purchase was to be able to print an 11x17 without borders . That seems to be impossible with this product. All attempts to do so result in one or more edges being compromised. Even with the help of your tech support and knowledgeable assisting friends, the result has been the same. Also the printing process is extremely , agonizingly slow. Using this machine for reproducing my art prints is all but useless. Disappointed is putting it mildly.
Summary: I love the features of this machine. However, it is apparently an old model and sounds like a rocket taking off when it is operating. I cannot use it when I am on the telephone; it drowns out everything in its wake. But it works, and I love the large format. It is an inexpensive alternative to other machines that offer the same features, so I recommend it.
Excerpt: Haven't tried the XL ink cartridges yet, but the ink cartridges shipped with the machine don't last. I printed out one color 11x17 and a couple of color 8 1/2 by 11 images, and one color cartridge is already 1/2 empty and the others are about 1/3 used. Is ink going to be $$$$$$$? Will have to wait and see . . . Other than that the features - copy, scan and fax - are very easy to use.
Pros: Compact Design, Durable construction, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Excerpt: I needed a 11 x 17 printer to down load engineering drawings, but I did not want to spend a fortune, the printing and coping functions work great, the scan function could be easier to use and the size of the machine takes up a lot of table space. I would buy this machine again.
Excerpt: I don't need to print a high volume of wide format documents, but it is important to have this capacity in my office. It is a bonus that this printer can easily be switched from letter, to legal, and to larger paper. I have purchased other wide format printers, but none have been this easy to use - including other HP printers. Easy to set up and the eprint feature is interesting - you just have to make sure your printer is set up and with the correct paper.