Summary: I love this printer! I can't believe it took me so long to buy one! I have a home office and do a lot of printing. I have always purchased inexpensive all-in-one type printers from bargain stores and if they don't give out in a year, they end up costing me more in ink because you usually have to purchase both color and black or they won't print; and the ink doesn't go very far.
Summary: I had this all in one for about 3 months and it quit working, When I called Panasonic for service and tech support they no longer had any service for this model. Junk Junk Junk Will never buy a pansonic item again.
Summary: Forget Inkjet printers where the ink dries out and you have to clean the print heads. If you don't print on an inkjet often there is a lot of waste of ink due to the ink drying out. I now use laser printers at home. They are more ink/toner efficient and cost less to print, and they don't dry out like an inkjet. When I go to print something I don't have to guess if I will get a good print or have to fuss 15 minutes cleaning print heads like an inkjet.
Summary: No issues here. Dumped the old Samsung laser multi function (that lasted less than 3 years) and plugged in the Panny. Ran the software on the Win7 desktops and two laptops and I was up and running. This was the easiest setup for a network printer I have ever had. No flux capacitor IP address conflicts, it just works. Scanning options are great - folder or email. I have not tried the OCR software. The copy machine function works fine as well.
Summary: I've worked with a lot of network printers and for a consumer quality printer this one is just...nice. It's quick to setup, easy to configure the networking, and the software is reliable unlike HP products. The toner in this unit is VERY easy to refill, meaning a big cost savings to operate.
Summary: Ok, I got this thing to replace a color ink-jet that just used WAY too much ink. I was spending about $50 every 2 months or so on ink cartridges. So my main motivation was lowering cost. PROS: It prints fast Good print quality, ink doesn't run or smudge. (I saw another reviewer saying that the toner didn't bind well with the paper..
Summary: This printer really let me down. Im not one to leave a bad review but this item really frustrated me. No matter what I did from the second I opened it the pages would print with streaks out of it. I have had brother printers, Samsung Printers, and I just assumed Panasonic would be great like the rest of them but boy was I wrong. I followed all the instructions on fixing the white streaks and called panasonic support which was unhelpful.
Summary: I am a fan of Panasonic, so I thought buying this would be a safe bet for a decent function cheap multi-function for the home. The good news is that it prints OK, but slowly. The bad news(es) are: - The software is atrocious. It is a pain to use, even after you set it up. I got it setup, but scanning over the network is clunky and I constantly got errors. Some scans would work OK, then others would fail because they lost connection to the PC.
Summary: We've had this for 6 months now, and we love it. No problems printing from or scanning to Windows 7 and Linux computers, no problems with the print failing to fuse to paper, or it waking up on its own. Love the ADF at this price. Like that you don't have to load the whole printer suite on a computer if you just want a computer to be able to print. You can just select the printer driver .sys file off the CD.
Summary: I am an IT technician so worked this out myself as the Panasonic literature is appalling as is the support offered on their UK and US site. First you must setup a static IP. To do this I logged into my router, accessed the LAN page and clicked the printer. I then had the option to select 'always use this IP'. Next I entered the IP of the printer into my web browser to access the setup page.