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.
Pros: Quality permanent color printing at a fraction the cost of ink jets. Built in network interface.
Cons: Failure of magenta print slot make printer unusable. This identical failure has appeared in several of these printers which we have owned which suggests the supplier of this component has cut too many corners.
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.
Summary: I bought the same printer over a year ago and the transfer belt on this printer broke and there is no replacement for it because HP does not make the replacement belt for this printer. In addition, there is no way you can actually take the printer apart and replace the belt. The sad thing is the set of color toner cartridges that came with this printer is still 70% full when the printer died.
Summary: Very good product, I should have researched better though. I can buy new at Sam's Club new with toner cartridges for $189. Toner cartridges on EBAY are out of line. For the price of the toner cartridges on EBAY I can buy and throw away a new printer each time I run out of toner. I would rate the printer as excellent, but having to buy the toner cartridges separately at the price they are going for, put the overall down to Below average or Poor.