Summary: I am an author (see http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=rastocny) and therefore have run *a lot* of paper through many different kinds of printers. Reliable large volume (professional grade) printers with low consumable costs are hard to find but this one is pretty decent. Although now aging, I bought mine used seven years ago and personally run tens of thousands of sheets through it.
HP has "some" real work-horse printers - buy one if you can find one.
9 March 2014
Summary: In general a very good printer (one would consider it a work-horse of the office as it does the printing of many with little too no upkeep). Try to stick with OEM toner and you'll increase the life of the printer and get better results. Firms doing re-fills have always impacted the quality of an HP printer. Toner costs more than a used printer, but that seems to be the norm anymore (buy the printer for $10 and spend thousands on toner or ink cartridges.....
Summary: a gift is a gift is a gift I guess, but when you give someone a gift you do need to get them something good.......this is good, not great as greatness does cost more..........but for good it is good as they said it would.
Summary: We were sent a broken printer. We wrote to them to tell them what was wrong, they asked us to do a number of things, we complied and it was not fixed. They insisted that it was the toner that was the problem (even though they never bothered to send anyone to even come look at the printer). After spending months and hundreds of dollars on trying to find the issue with the toner, it was determined that it IS INFACT THE PRINTER THAT IS BROKEN!!
Summary: I have replaced the cartridges the ones sent with the printer did not pass diagnostics test, The Cyan cartridge ( on my third cartridge ) still does not pass diagnosis tests and the color resolution and picture resolution are very bad the printer is virtually unusable.