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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Summary: We have had toner leakage from this printer. We've installed several new cartridges to no avail. We have a dark smudge on the back of every copy. THis is not a good printer. I recommend you research and purchase another printer.