Summary: This printer is a lemon. Had it for a few years and the entire time it streaks large quantities of magenta all over the backs of pages. What a mess. Called HP, had a repairman out, etc., but the problem continues. This thing weighs a ton and it spews forth a ton of garbage. Why can't HP own up to this defect and recall like most other multi-millian dollar companies out there? In this case, you don't get what you pay for. It was expensive!!
Summary: This is definitely the worst printer I have ever used, and I used to work for a company that developed printer driver software, so I have some experience in the area. Our office has an HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, and it's been nothing but trouble. First, the JetDirect network card failed. HP did replace this, as it was a known defect (our HP LaserJet 2300dn had the same model JetDirect network card, and it also failed).
HP 4600 Expensive, Worst Investment, NO HP Support
L. Cummins "WAIV Tech", Amazon
18 January 2007
Summary: My department has had this printer for a few years and for the last year it sat unused because the toner leak problem "renders" it useless. We have even used it a few times with the smears and it developed a horrible noise. We paid to have it cleaned and adjusted, which worked for a month. We cannot afford to pay this much again for so little productivity. My opinion is that HP should have had a recall on this model.
Summary: Printer has had very light use and suddenly developed mostly magenta & cyan toner leaks. The excess toner is streaked and transfered to every page resulting in full length page striping. The print outs are absolutely useless for presentation and barely useable for drafts. HP denies there is a problem however I see that I am not the only one with this issue. Won't buy HP again. This is clearly a defective product design. There is no resolve.
Andy White "http://www.cartoonservices.com", Amazon
28 September 2006
Summary: I'm a cartoonist. I need to be able to print color images for clients. I bought this printer two years ago from Staples, for $2500! Worked great for a couple months, after which the toner cartridges started leaking and the print quality rapidly dimished. DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER! I'm reluctant to buy anything else from HP, knowing that how it performs on the sales floor can be markedly different from how it will perform after a couple months of light use.
Summary: This printer started off wonderfully. Then, over the past year, the toner leaks and noise from the printer is unbearable. My office has tried to contact HP but to no avail. The HP service department doesn't speak english. In fact, their gibberish sounds like the adult speech from a Charlie Brown cartoon. What's worse, problems with the printer, or the non-caring attitude of HP?
Print Quality Degrades the More You Use This Printer
Corporate User, Amazon
23 March 2006
Summary: Our company has two HP 4600dtn units located in completely different states and both are experiencing nearly identical print quality problems. After 12 months (Unit 1) and 6 months (Unit 2) of use our print quality has degraded substantially and many times is so poor that we are unable to send out client literature.
Summary: We've had this printer at my office for about 2 1/2 years. It's a giant waste of money. Magenta cartridges spew toner everywhere. Cyan cartridges streak. It's even worse when you use the manual feed. HP has no answers because they deny all the issues. HP's support is lackluster at best anyway. The first time when this machine was under warranty it took me three weeks worth of phone calls to get anything accomplished with them. Stay away from this printer at all costs.
Summary: i have been using an HP 4600 for about 2 years now. There is one more printer of the same model in my building. BOTH printers have developed this problem of printing a nice, fat magenta line across the backs of pages. This problem was not so bad on my printer until just recently, but now over 50% of what I print goes straight to the recycling bin becuase the printer ruins the pages with that line!! VERY ANNOYING!!! It works great other than that.