This is a GREAT choice and probably cheaper now that it's older
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this printer for my parents in 2005 because they had a really OLD printer. I also thought it was a great gift because of all the printing we had done in the previous years at Kinkos. They always had a decent printer, but we still would go to Kinkos to get that extra nice quality that makes it look like a real photo, and not just a copy.
Excerpt: I have had this printer for nerly 3 years. I have had great luck with it, and it is fairly easy to use. It copies and scans with good reproduction quality. Recently, it has been acting up somewhat. I dont do a lot of copying/printing but when I send a print command, it receives it, goes throough the motions, but fails to feed the paper.
Excerpt: The HP All-in-One Printer is a great ink jet printer for day-to-day use. I am a graduate student and a teacher, and I am able to get all of my assignments and master documents printed out with no problem. The printer takes 2 ink cartridges (black ink and color) rather than the triad of color cartridges, which I personally prefer. It just seems to make life easier for me. The color is pretty good quality, although I usually print in draft mode to save on ink.
Excerpt: This is a really great (photo / documents)printer / scanner / copier. I used it for about 3 year. I loved it until it stopped working for no reason. I would give 1 star for HP's customer service, but the product itself is great. However, the product will stop working after a while if you use refilled ink. :( Prints great, but uses ink a bit fast. and the ink are really expensive. I recommend buying Office Depot brand ink to save some money.
Summary: The one I bought only turns on and was an AS-IS printer as in... they didn't test it because "they didn't have the ink to test it" but when you plug this one in the LED screen comes on even before pushing the power button. Other printers (of the exact brand and series) I have owned work just fine but my first original one had some power shortage. So, I'm taking the two defective ones apart to see if I can make one good one.
Summary: The HP all-in-one's have made my life more simple - they perform well and do a variety of tasks. I use mine with my Macintosh computers in my elementary school classroom for such things as copying, printing, and a little scanning now and then. Also, they serve as a terrific card reader for digital media as well. It reads all the popular cards.