Summary: This machine has been a great addition to our home office. We bought it several years ago and it still works just like it did out of the box. Our needs have chanced. I do wish it was a flatbed instead of a feed but as the machine it is it's GREAT!
Summary: I have owned the HP OfficeJet K80 All-in-One for about 2 years now and I have been quite pleased with it. First off, the price was great. You really get a lot of bang for your buck. The fax really works well and is quite fast. The printer can get noisy and shake a lot during printing, but other than that, the print quality is outstanding. The scan function is very useful and scans come out looking good. Overall, a great product for a low price.
Summary: I've used the K80 with windows 98 for 3 years and have been extremely happy with all features. When I upgraded to XP it was a nightmare. XP along with the HP website turns your printer into a G model and it only prints. Don't try to download the XP drivers from the HP website. Finally I ordered the drivers from the HP website and they sent (the invoice was correct) drivers for a HP C20 camera.
Summary: I work with technical support at my company and we deploy over 200 of these machines to our user community. The units are a disaster to support. We use Windows 2000 /w Parallel printing on P3/512MB compaq laptops. Image design is impossible, because each printer wants to install it's own device driver that prints to a non-standard virtual port called DOT4_001. Attempting to override this port to LPT1 causes your fax/scanner to fail.
Summary: My office gave me this printer to use. I attached it to my home computer, and it wouldn't work. I spent about 3 hours over a few days talking to tech support, and they eventually told me I had to re-install Windows XP! So I used an old Epson. Finally, I reinstalled XP about a month later, and this time it printed, but extremely slowly - about 10 minutes for a page.
Summary: Had to replace the T45 as Radio Shack couldn't replace motor within six weeks. Needed a printer with a parallel port as my Windows 98 software has problems with the USB port printers. Bought it refurbished since no longer manufactured and was in brand new condition. Was easy to install, all functions work great - printing and faxing quality are better than T45. This is for personal home use - no heavy duty work applications.
Summary: I purchased this printer about three months ago to replace a b&w HP printer, and initially I was really excited about the features. Unfortunately, I've been pretty disappointed. Positives: Decent price. The copier is pretty good and can also do color copies. Neutral aspects: The scanner is decent, although it doesn't do well with reading some fonts. I've also had a fair number of scanner paper jams.
Summary: I bought this printer because as an appraiser I needed a machine which can scan legal size documents. It does an excellent job at scanning and printing, I highly recommend this model based on its ease of use, and the quality of its performance.
Not for the fainthearted during install, but works great
Steve G., Amazon
22 January 2003
Summary: I wanted to get a color inkjet to back up my primary printer, and had an panasonic plain paper fax that worked good, but used those awkward roll ink films. I got a USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) cable, and hooked everything up by the book, software first, then printer, then phone, then power, etc... and a nightmare began. First it wouldn't find the printer, and the help files online suggested that a USB 2.0 cable, regardless of compatibility claims, might not work.
HP Officejet K80 is the Most Difficult Printer to Install
Vincent E. Martin "Darkbard", Amazon
19 January 2003
Summary: I had installed many printers in the past, and this is the hardest to install. It worked fine for a month after I installed this printer with my new Windows XP computer, then all of a sudden the scanning function stopped working. I couldn't even uninstall the software. After being on the phone, twice, with HP technical support, the problem still wasn't resolved.