Summary: First of all, let me say that I've had this printer for four years, and I've printed about 200 pages with it. I have an HP 1300 for black and white printing, but I occasionally need to print color documents, and this thing was on closeout at the time. Printing was good initially, but over the past few months the left side of color pictures were coming out green.
Summary: This thing is painfully slow. And it calibrates quite often which also eats up time. The prints look nice when printing on standard printer paper. However, when printing on cardstock (and sometimes on specialty paper such as parchment), most of the time the toner doesn't fuse well so there are toner splotches and ghost prints of sections on the page. Colorwise, the prints are not consistent.
Summary: This printer is extremely easy to set up. I have been disappointed in the print quality when I print in color from the very first time I used it. The ink smears onto the page when I print in color and the more color pages I print, the worse it gets. Ink cartridges are so ridiculously expensive that I cannot afford to replace a color cartridge now that it has run out.
William Polhemus "Polhemus Engineering Company", Amazon
10 August 2008
Summary: First, in general this has been a great printer, worthy of the venerable HP name. Now, on to the caveats. First, this printer is essentially "Windows only." I do not have a Mac but I can tell you that there is no way in the world to get Linux to print to this machine. For the majority of people that's not an issue, but if you're browsing for a low-cost reputable color laser and you DO use Linux, be aware that this one isn't for you.
Summary: I have had a hard time printing envelopes - this is after three weeks of daily use of the printer. This is my fourth HP printer in 20 years and I have never had any problems before with envelopes.
Summary: i don't like this printer as much as i liked my 2500 laser printer. there are times when it doesn't print, and i have to go to the software and pause the printing and then resume it. i also don't like the tray for paper underneath. it slides out and takes up a lot of room which i don't have. i also have to make adjustments for envelopes. the 2500 had an open tray which was easier to deal with. of course, this printer was far less expensive than the 2500.
Summary: I bought this printer a couple of years ago when it first came out and have been happy with print quality on the few occassions that I have used it. I recently moved and a bad experience trying to get support for the new driver download. Luckily, I saved my old one, but it makes me not want to be an HP customer when they want to charge $25 for supporting a printer I've barely used and I bought it at a significantly higher price point than it's at now.