Pretty good workgroup printer. Good supply of maint parts available.
14 December 2011
Summary: I support six of these units. Overall, they perform pretty well. Depending on how intense your usage is, you might require some add on parts such as: - more RAM - external hard drive to help with job storage and collating - IF you THINK you might need the duplexing capability, purchase the printer that INCLUDES it.
Summary: We have been using this at our office as a netwrok printer for a year and a half. Mostly for documents, charts and company resumes. Pros: -The color laser printout of images is very good even on a regular copy paper. You get better results using bright white photo paper. We have not to try it on a glossy paper yet but it can. But just don't compare it with an inkjet yet. -Printing color images even for a full page is amazingly fast.
Pretty solid printer; shame about the cartidges though.
S. Haque, Amazon
12 March 2006
Summary: I've had this printer for the best part of 2 years now. It's only ever jammed on me once, and that's when I tried to put too much paper into the feeder. The only real gripe I have about this printer is the way it eats cartridges like there's no tomorrow. Cartridge prices have recently come down though, but they're still incredibly high for what's supposed to be a medium-scale printer. I usually use my brother's LaserJet upstairs if I need to print something quickly.
Great Mac OS X printer--margins different from Win, though
25 September 2003
Summary: HP is one of the best printer manufacturers and has been for many years. Almost everything about this printer is superior to the one that came with my Mac, a Lexmark Z53. Installation was a breeze and took only about 5 minutes, including software and hardware installation. I just followed the huge, well-illustrated diagrams included in the box and had no trouble understanding what should be plugged in where. Likewise, installing the driver was simple and quick.
Summary: Nicely priced and very easy to install the HP deskjet 5550 is a great printer. I like that the ink cartridges are for regular color, black and a extra space for you to get really good photo quality color ink. You can pop them in and out without any hassle unlike an Espon. Also, the powersave feature allows you to keep your printer off. When you press print it automatically turns itself on! Also, after a while it turns itself off if you aren't using it. How thoughtful!
Summary: It's supposed to turn on autmoatically. It generally does not. Often it needs a sheet of paper ejected before it will do the print job. Though it's not slow, it does NOT print B&W pages at 17PPM. I can't see how they rated it that fast. The copies are clear in any event. And it's [inexpensive].
Summary: This is a solid little entry-level photo printer. It uses the new HP 56, 57, and 58 cartridges. It is rather low-profile, and it looks a bit like a U.F.O. It has top-of-the-line resolution (4800x1200 d.p.i.) like it's big brothers, the 7150, the 7350, and the 7550. For the price, this is a good little printer. I don't want to sound like it isn't. But, there are a few disadvantages. One, like the 7150 and 7350, it only uses two of the three cartridges at a time.
Summary: After just a few days using this printer, I am convinced it's a real winner at a very resonable price (especially for HP). The color, speed, and price are what led me to buy this printer. I am not disappointed; and I rate it at 5 stars based on this. However, the ink jets are typically pricey, therefore a 3-star rating for this. And I realize that HP is really in the supply business and not the printer business. So, all-in-all, a 4.5-star rating.