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.
Cons: 2 mths after warranty period, printer not recognised by desktop. Sent for repair with HP. HP quoted replacement part will cost 80% of a new colour printer. Better buy new printer but the toners left behind a sheer waste.
Summary: well i guess this review if based on the printer and the ink . they are great as far as color is concerned .but they run out pretty fast and they are very expensive. we use them for business. we print mostly black and white and rarely use color. but the color somehow runs out as if it mixes in with the black .
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.