Worst HP Printer Ever Owned: hasta la vista, baby!
4 February 2013
Summary: I owned this printer for nearly two years: it stunk. I recently pulled it after I got the message that the ink system didn't work. I cleaned it, yet again, etc., etc., and nothing revived it. It used ink by the gallon and could not be expected to have fully functional ink system when needed. I can feel my blood pressure going up as I write this. The HP has been replaced with a competitors printer, which is very nice. End of an era.
Summary: This printer is no good! We bought this printer because it could do photos and also was a wireless printer. We liked the printer at first and all was well. After a few months had gone by there was a system error message on the display of the printer. It said that the print-head is not compatible or is damaged. We followed HP's steps to clean it and still that didn't work. We were no longer able to use the printer. We do not abuse or use this printer excessively.
Summary: This printer started out great! For months, maybe even a year it worked flawlessly! It didn't go through very much ink and I thought I had finally found a winner. However, it now sucks. It won't keep a wireless connection, continuously going 'offline' after printing one job...then the whole setup, including the printer, router and computer all have to be turned off, wait for 30 seconds, then everything turned back on for it to recognize that there is another print job in...
Summary: Just know that I am a little ticked that I have to give it one star, because it doesn't even deserve that. Here is my story. I get this thing from a friends mother who won it in a contest. It was brand new. Was given to me for my birthday. I have been building and working with PC's for over 12 years now, and never in my life have I used a worse printer. This thing was garbage from the start.
Ink Guzzler and cartridges don't print half as many as they claim
Linda Jones, Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: We've been using the XL size cartridges with this printer, and only getting about 200 copies each time we replace all the cartridges. That's not 200 pages per cartridge, that's 200 pages for all four cartridges. They claim that the XL blacks will print up to 500 pages, and the XL colors will print up to 750 pages. I'm not sure how they gauge what they print, but you'd practically have to have almost nothing on the page to get that many prints. We seldom print pictures.
Summary: This printer is the worst printer I've ever owned. The quality of photos is mediocre and the device runs through ink like we the people. I have never seen anything like it. I am on the 10th or 11th round of ink cartridges and have only owned the printer for a year. I do not print a lot of color docs, so I'm not sure what the issue is.
Summary: While to printer is cheap to buy, the amount of money you spend on ink is ridiculous! I print maybe 50-75 copies per month and and I have to buy cartridges monthly. I just put a yellow cartridge in 4 days ago. Printed maybe 10 pages since then and already it is halfway depleted. Don't waste your money!!
Summary: When I brought this printer home from Staples, I thought I'd made the buy of the century, a new printer for only $42.95; that's $99.98 on sale plus coupons and store credit! Was I ever wrong! First of all, the wireless feature refused to work and I ended up making a wired connection to my wife's 2009 HP Pavilion a6710t.
Summary: Unfortunately, if you have a mac that is running anything but the latest version of Lion, this printer is basically a plastic brick. It does print... but you have to turn on and off the wireless connection manually on the printer every time you print, for every page you print. This is a pretty well known problem, according to all the posts in Hp.com's web help forums pleading for an update to fix this. But HP has yet to respond with a fix...
Summary: Have had a little over a year. Warranty expired Nov 2011. Just as it is out of warranty it does not work. Just spent $50 on ink, and now I am throwing it in the trash. They make these printers disposable!! Never buying a HP again! On top of that try to get support. Yeah right. Starting at $20 they will service this. What a joke!