Summary: Unit was ordered only to replace like unit that cost of repairs was thought to exceed value. Verified with seller before purchase that there should be no problem using existing cartridges since unit came without those & was advised it should not be a problem. Orded & received promptly as advertised. Unit would not print in Magenta or Cyan right out of the box.
Summary: Because of the good reviews from everyone else, I thought that this would be a great printer, but it did not live up to my expectations. Its pretty loud, leaves toner streaks, and most importantly, the print quality is not good, and we have tried different things, like special paper. Which means that you can't print good quality brochures with it.
Summary: This is not a "low use" type of printer. I found out that when not doing alot of printing jobs and letting the printer sit over time, the color toner cartridges will start to leak, which causes nice vertical lines on your print jobs. The only solution is to buy new cartridges, which at 80 per, isn't exactly easy to do. Also the networking ability is junk. I'm sure it's much better when directly connected, but the software finding this printer is spotty at best.
Summary: Beware the low price on the HP 2600 series printers. The quality of black and white prints are good and the usual HP quality is apparent in construction, BUT: 1) The color is not only terrible, it gets wore over time. My HP 2605 started out OK, but now prints a magenta haze over 50% of the area of all color prints even if I change toner, run the cleaning routines or use different color management software.
Summary: This printer is a primary network printer. It has issues when connected directly to one PC. If using Windows Vista, a Printer Spooler Error occurs. HP has no supporting drivers to fix this. Microsoft has no Windows patches to fix this. This error is famous as several forums exist to attempt and hack both the Windows spooler and the HP 2600n. Fought this problem for two solid days with Tech calls, internet chats and promises of return calls with a solution.
Open at the store if you don't buy from someone online
Steve in Texas, Amazon
17 November 2007
Summary: My brother brought his brand spanking new NOT previously opened by human hands 2600N printer home from Best Buy only to find that it was missing all four toner cartridges. Thankfully Best Buy swapped it out for one that came complete from HP. This box had the original packing tape from HP still sealing the box. Luckily our Best Buy took it back, otherwise my brother would have had to fork over another $300 for toner.
Summary: I migh have a defective printer but this is what I encountered. I want 2 computers to share this printer. I connected one PC via the Ethernet port, everything printed good. I than connected second PC on the USB port, everthing worked great. But the first PC can no longer print to the printer on the Ethernet port. The printer didn't even appear on the DHCP list. It just seem using the USB port would disable the Ethernet port forgood.
Summary: I have burned through all three color ink cartidges after printing B&W documents. I became concerned when I realized that I was at less than half remaining ink after having printed only several dozen color pages. As I was more aware of color use, I watched the color cartridges slowly empty while printing ONLY black and white documents! These cartridges aren't cheap. Now I have to replace all four cartidges at as much as cost as nearly the cost of the dang printer.
Summary: I've just had to return this printer due to its constant failure to feed paper correctly. The paper either fails to feed up from the tray or jams half-way through printing. This was already a replacement printer for another with similar problems so I think it's either a design flaw or a bad batch. The type of paper doesn't make a difference - light grade through heavy presentation types all jam in exactly the same way.