Summary: I have had this printer a few years. When I first received it, I had to send it back because it wouldn't grab the paper. Over the years, I have put up with the issue of misfed paper (about every 5-10 sheets). It will grab 2 sheets at a time, slightly offset, and print. This is particularly troublesome when trying to print double-sided (everything gets messed up, and you have to start your printing project over).
Summary: For those of you who rated this printer highly, you are indeed correct for it is a great printer--FOR A FEW WEEKS--that is! Then it becomes nothing but one problem after another--problem with paper-pickup--somewhat noisy--and finally will not print at all due to fact that the printer will not recognize that there is even any paper in the printer! What a mess!
Hardware is well done but software is HP's weakness
Erik W. Brown, Amazon
4 February 2009
Summary: To start off, let me say that I am traditionally not a fan of HP's products. I did, however, view this all-in-one as having some nicer features than some others and took a chance. I feel that generally HP does well with hardware products and or designs but struggles with their software integration with their products. I feel this is the case here as well. I have had my 3210 for about 2 weeks and here are my experiences.
Summary: The printer is a great deal; however, my mother was never able to get her computer / software to recognize the printer. The printer requires Microsoft Vista which she doesn't have and doesn't want (have heard too many problems about that software).
Summary: This printer is really great for fast copies. The black and white prints are a little blurry even after several alignments and it could just be the printer I ended up with. Installation was a night mare because the installation CDs didn't work and I didn't have wireless at the time. The color copies are decent and the scanning works well. Can't say anything for the picture printing capabilities yet.
Summary: I purchased this all in one unit in order to scan slides and negatives as well as print. The results of scanning slides is AWFUL. Grainy, blurry, low quality and absolutely horrible. I'd get better result projecting them on a screen and taking a snapshot with my digital camera. If you buy this model because of its scanning adapter for slides, you are wasting your money!