Summary: My former printer was HP's 820C DeskJet, now discontinued. So I wasn't prepared for the noise made by the 3550 or the fact that it's a lot slower. But I was very pleased with how easily it was set up! Print quality is superb for a machine this inexpensive and I've experienced no paper jams.
Summary: This printer is not worth your time and frustration. I received it essentially free--for the nominal price of one Slovenian tolar, or about half a US cent--when I bought a new HP computer. Even at that price, it was not a good value. It jams nearly every time it tries to feed paper, and on the rare occasions it manages to print with no malfunction, the quality is poor. If zero stars were an option, I'd give it zero. I quickly replaced it with a 'real' printer.
Summary: I bought this printer during my freshman year of college, wanting a reasonably cheap printer to avoid having to constantly trek to the library to print papers. While my friends who have bought similar HP models have had problems with them, I've found this printer to be reliable and suitable for my needs.
Summary: Don't bother - very disappointing for an HP product. This printer fails to print consistently and "carriage stalls" frequently. This defect is clearly well known at HP Support. The manual solution, while effective, is not a real answer. Save your time and money on this one.(...
Summary: I've only been using my new HP 3550 for a day, and so far I'm pleased. It seems to be a great bang for the buck. My only complaint in the power cord. Most products are now shipping with the transformer on the center of the cord, so the wall plug is small. This printer still has a HUGE wall wart, with the plug attached. Power outlet real-estate is scarce at my computer desk, and the huge plug does't help things.
Summary: I have always been a big fan of HP printers. I have an HP 920c at work and love it. I was trying to find one for my home but they have discontinued it. Instead I bought this one and have been so disappointed with it. It jams all the time and the color isn't as good as the 920c. It makes a terrible noise when it is trying to pull the paper through and it always manages to pull at least 5 pages at a time. Now it is refusing to print anything.
Summary: I have had many printers in my time, but i have to say this is the worst printer i have ever seen! I actually paid for it aswell!, i could of got a free printer with my computer, but instead i upgraded and got this! Like many people have said, its: - always jamming! Every time! - It wont print in black? - Extremely hard to get the paper in - Screw's up all my print out's [that actually print] - Wont turn off!
Summary: Bought this printer because ink for the lexmark was about the same price as this printer. Have been very happy with it. Faster print speed than the lexmark, vibrant colors, and installed like a dream. Plug and go. You just can't go wrong with this one. Would have got 5 stars if it came with a usb cable, had to buy seperately.
Summary: I've had this printer for a couple of months now and its perfect for me as a college student. It works very well and has a very good print quality and has an on screen ink monitor that can tell you how much ink you have left before each print job so you'll know when you're running low on ink and need to replace it (though i've yet to replace mine after 2 months). Overall for a college student, its a pretty decent printer.
Summary: This printer is great. I needed a new color printer for my birthday abd I got this one. I am amazed at the low consumption level from picture printing. It also commes with its own imaging software. WOW!! I recommend it to anyone who need a pro-quality printer that work with paper, and photo paper.