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6.0 out of 10

HP DeskJet 5440

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Reviews and Problems with HP DeskJet 5440

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Overall 2
2.0

What a let down

Bob, Amazon
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I have owned this printer for 4 years. I used a laser jet for my document printing and this for photos. It came in a computer bundle. I have thrown out far more attempts at photo prints than I have kept. I have used it with Windows XP and Windows 8. With windows 8 the performance has gotten much worse. I am ready to scrap it. Between the price of the cartridges and the price of the Premium Photo Paper photos have become very expensive when you factor in the discard rate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Complete piece of junk

AcornMan, Amazon
12 December 2011
  • Summary: Unpacked it, fired it up, and started printing. No problems at all...until after I had printed a few pages. Then the black ink stopped printing. I tried EVERYTHING to get it flowing again. There was plenty of ink in the cartridge; it just wouldn't print black anymore. I could chalk this up to a freak incident, but in fact the only reason I got this printer in the first place was to replace my previous HP printer, which had precisely the same problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

unhappy

cspretired, Ebay
10 May 2011
  • Summary: Buyer beware! I could not get the printer to work. It was advertized as new but it certainly had a defect. I am very hesitant to buy any thing on ebay. I bought the product as I had one identical and had several ink cartridges. I thought I would be money ahead to purchase the same printer and not have to buy ink cartridges. Experience is a good teacher.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good but EXPENSIVE print

N. Maeda, Amazon
21 December 2008
  • Summary: The print quality is good but the printing cost is very expensive. After new cartridge installation, I can usually print out 30-40 papers. This means the printing cost is about $1 per print (one 92 + one 93 cartriges cost about $40). You might be able to use Kinko with better print quality and at less cost.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Sauropod, Amazon
17 September 2008
  • Summary: This thing eats ink cartridges like they're going out of style. You'll spend a small fortune buying replacements. I print documents with double-spaced text in Fast Normal mode. At most, I get 100 pages of printing per cartridge - at $20 bucks a pop. What a ripoff! The reason, according to another one-star review, is that these particular cartridges contain only 5 ml of ink, compared to 42 ml in other cartridges.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nothing Good About HP Photo Printers

Mark Twain, Amazon
11 December 2007
  • Summary: I have an HP2575v. This printer has never been able to feed paper of any kind. Imagine having to run to the printer serveral times to clear paper jams during the course of a print job. Why have a networked printer when you have to put down your wireless laptop and run to the other side of the house whenever you print. It has never fed a single sheet of 4x6 paper. The documentation says alot about using HP paper to print 4x6 pictures.
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Overall 2
2.0

No need to buy expensive cartridges

Jungatheart "jungatheart", Amazon
21 February 2007
  • Summary: Never buy replacement cartridges because the printer won't last that long. Mine quit before it ran out of ink. No more HP stuff for me.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Trouble with HP 5440

pstein, epinions.com
2 January 2007
  • Excerpt: I have bought HP products over competitors many times so buying the HP 5440 was an easy decision.
  • Pros: cheap ink cartridges
  • Cons: did not last long
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Overall 2
2.0

Highest cost per page printer on market

Westerly, Amazon
22 December 2006
  • Summary: This printer forces you to use only the HP92 and HP93 5ml cartridges, even though HP makes the same physical cartridges in larger yield models (HP94, HP95, HP96, HP97, and HP98). The printer only accepts the lowest yield cartridges. Figure this: If you had an older HP printer that used the standard HP45A cartridge.... that cartridge held 42ml of black ink and costs $30. This model uses the HP92A which holds 5ml of black ink for $20.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed

T. Hadfield "TWH", Amazon
26 July 2006
  • Summary: I am very disappointed in this printer for two reasons. 1) After loading the software, I was unable to use Print Artist. It acted like the HP software planted a virus into the Print Artist software and it would get an exception error every time I tried to print. This problem has not been resolved and I am forced to buy new software.
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