Watch out if the printer has "L122" as the cartridge on the printer ink flap
20 August 2014
Summary: My printer came from Jupiter Mall. Great printer for the price. Love it. Here was the problem. The printer was manufactured for another Country. Why HP does this is unknown but it causes problems. I bought an extra 61 black ink cartridge because it said it was compatible with the HP 1000. The first ink change and there was an error that the 61 cartridge was not compatible. Did all the HP troubleshooting and nothing worked.
Summary: On my first ink cartridge replacement, this printer rejected the HP-recommended brand-new cartridge. I bought a second cartridge and the printer rejected that, too. I called tech support and they sent me a third cartridge, which was also rejected. The printer was only a few months old, but HP tech support advised me to throw away the printer and buy a new one. <soapbox> The relationship between printers and ink cartridges has gotten way out of hand, IMO.
Ink no go and HP outsources all customer service to India
11 July 2014
Summary: I rarely give a one star and here are my reasons for doing so (and I am not racist against Indians. Just mentioning that customer service cross countries and cross cultures is DIFFICULT): I bought this printer because of the seemingly simple function of a printer. That's all I wanted. Something to print documents. After the first 50 pages or so I ran out of ink. OK. Got more ink. Didn't work. Bought more ink. Still didn't work.
Summary: Printer WAS fast, low frills, easy to set up and maintain. However, the ink has now become a major issue. The replacement cartridges don't match up with what the printer needs. Basically, even if you buy genuine HP ink from the store that matches the online recommendations from HP, you are screwed because they changed over their systems and forgot to "update" this product.
Summary: Over the years I've messed with lots of printers and this has the distinction of being the first I've purchased that I absolutely couldn't get to work. After loading three separate times using the install disc (following the directions explicitly), once downloading and installing driver directly from HP site; (the desktop app was a complete dead link) and the best I was able to get with printing was a sheet of paper going in halfway and eventually kicking it out.
Summary: It prints well - The ink cartridges are the usual rip-off that everyone is doing these days, micro amounts of ink at obscene prices, and features to thwart you from refilling the cartridges at recycling places.
Summary: I wanted the cheapest printer I could find so I could occasionally print out stuff at home, like an airline boarding pass. I definitely would not buy this printer for heavy use, but if you just want to print 5-10 pages a month, this will do the trick.
Summary: Needed a black and white printer in an emergency situation and thought this would serve my purpose. It did. The problem with continued use is that the color cartridge is apparently dried up and there is a problem with the number for a replacement. The number of the printer cartridges in the printer is #122 for both black and color, yet when I tried to order, I am referred to #61. I bought 61 and installed but now I get an error message that 61 is the wrong ink cartridge.