Summary: I owned this printer for about 4 years. Never ever had a serious problem with it. While studying at uni I used to use it nearly every day. Printing quality is great. And all its features - scanning, copying (and printing of course) were incredibly helpful and useful at the time.
Excerpt: HP Photosmart C3180 This is the first all in one printer I bought about 4 or so years ago. This will work on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. I have had an awful experience with this which I will try to explain in this review.
Excerpt: I came into the computer age late in life as I lived on a sailing boat for 15years and did not want to risk having expensive electronic equipment in a damp and salty atmosphere where every inch of space has to be used with care.
After 2 years my printer is still going strong, hasn't broken down once!
13 July 2010
Excerpt: I have had this printer for a couple of years now and it has proved itself to be great value for money and very reliable. I initially bought the printer because it was on offer. I think I paid about £50 at the time.
Very good value for money, and has lasted very well with no problems.
30 March 2010
Excerpt: A very versatile, and reliable printer, so much so we have two, one for university, one for home, thus indicating how many tasks it can be adapted for. The variable print quality setting is useful, especially for when you want to reduce the amount of ink you use, especially if the document doesn't...
Summary: For the first 12 months it seemed to work fine and I would have given it 4 starts, the only thing letting it down was the annoying software. By 12 months things were starting to go wrong. Needs to print a test page every time you print, not recognising paper. Stops working for no reason.
Good reliable printer, that I would recommend to someone needing a multi-purpose printer.
9 January 2010
Excerpt: We've never had the best of luck with printers in our household. I personally put this down to the simple fact that we always end up buying the cheapest option, and hence the quality of the product that we end up using is often well below par.
Maybe I've got a dud, but this is not a good printer.
Seafire "Seafire", Amazon
28 December 2009
Summary: I should begin by saying that the quality of print on this printer is excellent - better than the Epson 1290 (which is very good indeed) when you use the special ink cartridges. It's also better than the Canon and Epson for images on ordinary paper (i.e.
Summary: I had this printer for about 13 months before it started showing an error that no print cartridges were inserted when they were. I looked up the problem on the internet and there are hundreds of people with exactly the same issue. I have tried fixing it using the directions but it hasn't worked.