Summary: Don't buy this if you have a Macintosh and want to do any scanning. The HP TWAIN driver does not work. It is possible to scan using the hp software for scanning, but it is unbelievably clunky. (The same is actually pretty much true in windows.) It is usable for scanning in Linux - the software available is much better.
Summary: Don't buy this printer. It's a POS if you know what I mean. If it's not the stupid cartridge error, it's a paper jam. I have never had so many issues with "paper jams" before. The printer will be doing just fine and then suck through 5 pieces of paper and get jammed. Sometimes it will be printing on a page and decide to take the next page with it, halfway through the print job, and it just screws everything up. So much wasted paper with this dang thing.
Summary: If you run out of color or black, the printer/scanner will not work until the respective cartridge is replaced. This means that if you want to use merely as a scanner, you can't until both cartridges are new and working. I didnt print on this thing for about a year, and now that i've replaced the print cartidges i'm getting an error that the color cartridge needs replaced, even though I replaced it with a brand new one. So now this unit is useless and garbage.
Summary: This machine is awful, don't buy it!!!, don't even take it if you can get it for free. First, it is difficult to scan items-it overwhelms most e-mail systems and is unusable for most e-mail services. At least it was working at the time. Now, the thing tells me "Incorrect Cartridge, Tri-Color print cartridge now inserted is not intended for use in this printer." Real nice, because the inserted tri-color cartridge(No.
Summary: This printer works ok before the color cartridge problem. Called customer service at night stupidly. The call was forwarded to another country at no avail. DO NOT BUY IT AND DO NOT CALL THEM. Save your money and time.
"Tri-color cartridge not intended for use in this printer"
Farscape fan "cyotmnecolor", Amazon
6 January 2007
Summary: I followed HP's guidelines to correct this error, downloading the update, and cleaning(PPPlease! Don't blame a faulty product on us) and I still get this message. This printer is useless now. I agree with the other reviewers that this takes alot of ink and it won't even take my regular size photo paper. So it's not a good investment but is great if you're looking for a headache.
Summary: Don't waste your money!!!It sucks ink, the photo quality is much less than expected, it constantly is getting jammed. It won't feed thicker paper for child id kits. It also now only prints in black ink. We bought two brand new color cartridges (at different times) and it only printed for one night with each cartridge, so the bad cartridge theory was out. We have hated this from the day we bought it (about a year and a half ago). Once again don't waste your money!!!