Summary: The printer works fine, but it came without the plastic extension piece that fits onto the back of the printer output area & holds the paper being outputted from falling on the floor (or table if the printer is sitting on the table). Bottom line, the printer (& all parts) was not shipped complete.
Summary: i did research before buying this printer on the cost of printing versus the cost of ink toner refills, and this printer was more economoical than the Brother color laser that was similar. now i wish i had bought the Brother printer, my cyan toner ran out. so i ordered a replacement. it came and i put it in the printer and flashing light kept telling me to order more toner. so i then went and took back the toner and came home with another.
Summary: No more Ink cartridges going bad early. No more streaked printouts. No more waiting 1+ minutes for a page to get printed out. No more poor colors...I have always wanted a color laser since the days when they were more than $2,000. Imagine getting one for less than $40...It has performed perfectly and I couldn't be happier.
Summary: I received my purchase on time, the first thing I noticed was that the packaging was not conducive to receiving the product in good order. My worst fears came to be, the printer made a lot of noise, the pages it printed were smudged appearing and the paper had a sharp crease as it came out. My technician inspected the printer and found evidence that the printer had been dropped damaging the fuser unit.
Summary: For the price, it should be better than bearable. HP seems to be riding on name recognition at this point. I've had the 1600 for 3 years and had no major breaks and can live with the toner cost due to our low volume. However, the negatives are outweighing the positives: CON: 1) Red is under printing. We do mostly documents & presentations (school & personal), so we don't notice until we try to do a photo. We revert to gray scale because of the greenish skin tones.