Summary: My HP printer is 4 years old and only has 2 users - I read the reviews posted and was shocked to read that other folks have the identical problems that I have with my HP 4600. toner leaks and toner lines. This is an expensive printer to have problems like that. Thanks for the opportunity to post my dissatisfaction.
HP LJ4600 Quality issues with cartridges and support
A. Goretzky, Amazon
19 June 2006
Summary: Now we have this printer for nearly 2 years in office use, and before purchase we find that this printer has a good price per printout. But noone expected that some of the cartridges make stripy printout (with black, cyan and margenta)when the cartridge is only 50% used.... so the price per page doubles due to some misconstructed cartridges.
Summary: I work for a government department (USDA), and we have an HP4600 that has developed a serious problem with the toner cartridges. For several months, the printer has performed extremely well, producing fast and accurate color output. On performance I would rate it 4.5 stars. However. . . read on... Suddenly, the print output began producing a wide reddish band on one side of the printed page. Further inspection revealed that the magenta cartridge was leaking toner.
Summary: I have used HP Color LaserJet 4600n printer for a year, and while it has impressed me with fast printing and good features, it has periodically produced inconsistent colors on the outputs. For a printer at this price range, it is very disappointing. Unlike the two previous reviewers, I have never encountered toner leakage nor smudged/blurry outputs.