Thought I was saving money, but ended up spending more than a new printer would have cost me!
29 September 2014
Summary: was told new, but box had been open, this is what I was told prior to purchasing the printer. When it arrived, the printer was in box and that was it!. No manual, no cdrom so I could load the drivers for the printer. I had to spend a lot of time calling HP getting info from them on how to set up printer since I had no manual (and still don't). Also the ink cartridges had about 20 % ink left in them, so it had been used.
Summary: Worst printer I've ever had. It is undependable to print photos. It will do crazy things with the colors like turn my black dog orange. Then you go through many steps which may or may not work but waste tons of ink. I get probably less than 1/2 the number of prints than the ink is supposed to provide. The photosmart printers I've had in the past were great for photo printing. I love that I can easily print double-sided pages. This is great to reduce paper waste.
Summary: Have had negative experiences with HP printers lately. This photosmart printer lasted only 7 months(and the usage is not heavy by any means) and one day, for no apparent reason everything is just blinking and unresponsive with the message "there is a problem with the printer" and instructing to restart just to get the same message. Have had another photosmart just stop working at just shy of 3 years of age and another networked HP printer just stopped working as well.
Summary: I purchased this printer just over a year ago for its wireless functionality and price. We use it largely for light printing of documents and the occasional (and I mean every couple of months) we print photos. We ALWAYS print black ink only, draft unless there is a good reason for quality. We have replaced the printer once because it broke itself (yes, literally broke itself). Opened the top to replace the ink and it threw itself off track and ruined the internal gears.
Summary: I bought this printer in March 2013, and my initial reaction was very positive. After more than a year of usage, I find myself cursing it out quite often, and especially whenever it decides to go AWOL and starts spewing out pages covered with random lines of ink. The printer also regularly accuses me of using counterfeit ink, and threatens all sorts of dire consequences due to my supposed use of counterfeit ink.
Summary: This is an approximate $150-$200 printer by HP. Cost is not bad, but ink cartridge replacement is far too often, and at about $57 to replace the XL black cartridge and the other three color cartridges comes too frequently and at too great an expense. I do not recommend this printer; it seems what the manufacturer states as far as the life of ink cartridges is overstated. Not a good buy, hence only a two star rating.
Probably great if you want the expense of a landline for faxing,
Guy with An Opinion "Nick Danger", Amazon
5 August 2014
Summary: REQUIRES WIRED PHONE LINE TO SEND AND RECEIVE FAXES.Probably great if you want the expense of a landline for faxing, HP6520 faxes without a landline and sends and receives limited number of faxes FREE, Not what I anticipated.
Summary: I, too, bought the 7525 printer at Costco to replace a Canon which I simply wore out. While the quality of the photos is fine (I do a lot of photography work) replacing the ink-jet cartridges is terrible. The machine will not acknowledge using non-HP cartridges, a major complaint of many people. In addition to using lots of ink, a cartridge will run out with no notice.