Summary: bought to replace my 2600n which i had for years. that printer was excellent. so i wanted it again, but not available. this one is same but does not print both sides. ok, can live with that. works a-ok. but like they say....can never can go back. seems to print just as excellent, but?
HP 1600 color LJ - favorite printer for years, now needs ?? repair.
K. Irwin Keating, Ph.D., Amazon
8 January 2015
Summary: ? Review request seems out dated? This printer is an "old friend" had it for years - no probs. in that interim we have tossed out five or six cheap printers. Sadly, now it is printing ghost images via its black cartridge (2 cartridges in a row) and I have no idea how to get it repaired.
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.
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.