Summary: So far, there isn't drivers for Vista, so that's the one drawback that I have with this printer... This unit prints great, it prints fast and I use it to print double-sided manuals all the time. I've bought about 10 of these exact printers on Ebay over the last few months. I also have a refilling station and am able to refill the INDIVIDUAL color ink-tanks at a HUGE savings.
Inkjet Printer of Choice for Low Cost Color Printing
Charles Hooper, Amazon
16 December 2004
Summary: I currently have five of these printers (or the network, dual paper tray 1100dtn) in use, with another on order. This printer has been established as the color desktop printer of choice for the company that I work for, replacing the previous favorite HP 895, which is no longer available. Desktop color inkjet printers are notoriously expensive to operate.
Summary: I was impressed by the features of this printer. I purchased it to print tech manuals, two sided pages. very happy with the first 60 manuals or so. Setup was not that difficult and operation was simple. After the baby cartridge supplied with the printer ran out of black ink, I let the printer sit for about two months, partly because I did not need it and partly to get the best online prices for a new cartridge (unavailable incidently in my small town) After installing...
Summary: This printer is a great choice for a home office/hobbist. It prints up to 4800dpi (good enough for most color prints) and I especially like the built in duplex mode for printing manuals. The ink refills are expensive (most are) but last a reasonable amount of time. But for $199....a great buy. Later, I plan on purchasing a separate printer for just color photos (dedicated printers are the best way to go). For now, this one does just fine for the price.
Summary: I'm a Division Director and purchased the HP Inkjet 1100 for my office. I'm required to produce correspondence such as business letters, letters to the general public, and interoffice memos. I've owned numerous printers, both laser and inkjet. This is my favorite. The question is "how do you plan to use the output from the printer?
Summary: I bought this to unit replace a dead Lexmark Z53. It looked larger and more solid than the dirt-cheap printers; I calculated that perhaps this one would also not eat expensive ink cartridges as fast as those do. It also has separate printheads and ink cartridges for each of the four colors, which can allegedly save some money. I'll be printing articles, resumes, letters, and maybe the rare book-length document, but not massive numbers of pages.
Summary: Having read magazine and on-line reviews from a variety of sources on the 1100 and previously owning a HP 932c, I thought this was the printer for me. (I need good text and color graphics capabilities to create teaching materials for elementary and middle school students, as well as letters to parents, etc. Not necessarily professional quality, but it should be neat and clean.) I followed installation instructions exactly. There were no problems there.
Summary: It's a very quick printer and the feeder holds a lot of paper, but there are two major snags. There are four cartridges plus four printheads. Plus, there is very little support offered in the box: the only booklet refers to installation. The CD only offers support for the networked version of the printer. With all the pieces and parts, nowhere does it list which cartridges & printheads to purchase. There is no indication how long a printhead should last.
Summary: I thought I finally found a printer that met my needs: auto duplex, independent ink cartridges, reasonably fast, low cost per page, and priced right. And it was made by HP, which I've always thought highly of (at least for printers). I eagerly opened the box and set up the printer (which took a little time but was easy enough). It didn't come with a cable, so I just used the parallel cable from my trusty HP 722C. I powered up the printer, installed the software, and...