Summary: I have had this quite a while. It was a gift from my wife. Although the OEM ink can be expensive, I have found that aftermarket ink works just fine and saves me a lot over OEM. It does do a lot of print head "maintenance" which uses a bit of ink each time, but since I use a laser printer most of the time, this one is not used enough to keep the heads clean (i.e., not dry). It makes sure they stay clear by running a maintenance cycle now and then.
Summary: Bought a few years ago. The quality if not good for photos and average for text. We use genuine ink cartridges but now it says ink system failure. I have to restart (which takes about 2 minutes). Then I'm able to print. Then after it says ink system failure again and have to restart to print and happens each time. We have to buy another printer now.
Summary: The printer only prints in black and three colors. I bought it for photos and they are horrible. Based on discussion with HP, the printer head is failing and unrepairable. A waste of my money!
Summary: paid almost 300.00 for this printer, had very little use and all of a sudden it starts acting up , won't print , every light flashing like crazy would not turn off, would not turn on.had to unplug it from the outlet to turn it off . plug it back in thinking it was reset only to wake up at two a.m.
Great printer, but poor ink capacity and lots of paper jams
17 February 2013
Summary: I never write reviews, but based on my experience with this printer, I thought I would post my findings on the HP Photosmart C8180. I have had HP printers in the past. I loved my colored ribbon HP printer that I used to have. It was great. At the time I wanted to upgrade to a printer with lots of color cartridges and was told the 6 color set was one of the best at the time.