Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart C5280 All-in-One
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not for occasional use
AA "proud grandma", Amazon
27 February 2013
Summary: This machine is made to be used on a regular basis, so it is not good if it's going to sit for days or weeks without printing. I had trouble from the start with color balance too; in fact HP sent a replacement because eveything came out yellowish and it oculd not be adjusted.
Summary: The main reason why I purchased this machine was to print directly onto cds/dvds. I had to get a special program and template on the net to get cd printing up and running. After that, I created some pretty stunning cds. The ink ran out too fast.
Summary: I have two of these printers (wish I didn't have any). They seemed fine at first, but then started breaking down (continual paper jams - both of them) within a year, and they gobble up expensive ink cartridges as well. I've had other HP printers that I was satisfied with, but not this model.
Summary: I purchased this printer about 2 years ago. I can't believe I have allowed myself to suffer this long. I purchased it because it is an HP. I trust the name, but this all in one has been a major thorn in my side.
Cannot Print To CDs & DVDs under Mac OS X Snow Leopard
S. B. Girling, Amazon
31 August 2009
Summary: I've had this printer for 9-12 months and it has been pretty good in general. However, with the recent Snow Leopard release (OS X 10.6), the HP Photosmart Create software displays a message stating "Direct CD/DVD printing error - The currently selected printer does not support direct printing to a...
Summary: If you are planning on using this as a networked printer you might want to look to another brand. The printer itself is fine but the HP Networking software is buggy and causes error messages when you shut down Windows (both XP and Vista). I tried the Email support and went round and round with them.
Wish I had read these reviews before purchasing...
Pattie "Lennon Scruff", Amazon
29 September 2008
Summary: While it actually does work with my Mac, I've had nothing but trouble with this printer since I got it. The reason I bought it was to print CD's and DVD's. That's a nightmare, if you can get it to do it at all.
Summary: I should have known better than to buy a low-end HP printer, but the features sucked me in. I need to print at least 2 test pages before the colors print correctly, which wastes A LOT of ink. The scanner is worthless.