Summary: Very few photos printed with this all-in-one, and now it flashes an "Ink system failure" message which nothing will fix. I have changed the cartridges, cleaned the nozzles which the cartridges attach to, and tried every possible combination of turning power on and off while holding different buttons down, etc., all to no avail. I have another HP Photosmart printer (printer only) which uses the same 6 cartridge setup, and it has done the same thing.
Summary: On time delivery, product functions as defined. Great price. Was concerned that unit would not work but it did. I had the software and cables for this unit as it was to replace an exact unit that failed after 6 years.
The HP C8180 was the Swiss Army Knife of all-in-one printers
Robert Hopkins, Amazon
31 December 2012
Summary: I was really surprised to see negative critiques for this C8180 All-in-One Printer Scanner Copier Photosmart printer. I have owned and used the C8180 daily for the past 5 years without a single failure. I have personally used it to scan thousands of slides, film, photos, and documents and love the simple to use HP Solution Center software.
Summary: This is my last HP printer. I have never had a Photosmart printer last for more than 2 years. They just die (actually I kill them!!) Kaput...it just doesn't work anymore. We have Epson and Kodak printers in the household and they just keep going and going like the Energizer Bunny. The difference is that they have an inkjet cleaning protocol you can execute periodically.
Excerpt: We have had this printer for more than 1 year and have had great results. The printer not only prints good quality graphics, it also reads DVDs, memory sticks, and SD cards. It scans and the printer cartridges last a reasonable amount of time. The only regret we have is that the all-in-one doesn't include a fax. We have purchased HP printers the last 4 or 5 times we have purchased printers. We feel HP makes a good quality inkjet printer, and that replacing cartridges...
Excerpt: I was very lucky to buy this $400 HP Photosmart C8180 for $149 from Buy.com & couldn't be happier. I'm a pretty good bargin shopper & belong to a few bargin sites like slickdeals.com & when I saw this for $149 I jumped on it, sold out in less then a hr's time. I love all the features & photo quality, yes it has a huge bulky sofeware, but will not complain for the price I paid. Wireless is fast & easy. Very highly recommened printer.
Excerpt: We have used our HP printer for about 1 1/2 years with no problems. The ink is a bit expensive, but seems to last a long time. It is very easy to scan, copy, and print. I would buy another HP printer when the time comes.
Excerpt: I bought this printer recently for a fraction of the original cost which was one of the main reasons i got it. I was attracted to it in the first place for the all in one features. I love the LCD touch screen and the fact that it is wireless. Bottom line: Great picture quality but printing speed is a little on the slow side.