This printer worked well most of the time. However ...
Mary E. Wright "love books", Amazon
5 October 2014
Summary: This printer worked well most of the time. However there was an issue with the paper feed that needed repeated adjustment and now the ink constantly registers empty even when there is brand new cartridges in place. It lasted 1 year but no longer works. :( Will have to purchase another printer.
Summary: Lets face it, this particular copier model is the older style etc. But it was bought for my 82 yr old father who is a dementia & other issues. It compliments the older computer he is "use to" and that's the key. Thus he can continue to enjoy certain things on his computer & with this printer, that makes it "priceless"!
Excerpt: When looking for a good, cheap printer for my desktop PC I decided on the HP Deskjet 5740. The printer was basic, but not obsolete; cheap in price, but with all the necessary features; and best of all, the reliable name brand of Hewlett Packard, a company that has …
Summary: Purchased and in service in 2005, still working and always function as required. (Private use, not daily use for business). However, I am impressed by it's reliability, survived three moving, three locations. Spain, Washington State and Japan, still performs as directed. I have always said that time to replace when it fails, but keeps on printing.... Possibly outdated by now, with many models, much more inexpensive. Still does the job, reliably, all the time.
Summary: I was looking for an HP printer that used numbers #74 and #75 CARTRIDGES because my old printer broke down. I mistakenly ordered HP Deskjet 5740. The printer I received was just as old (if not older) but did not use the printer cartridges 74 and 75 which I have a total of 14 of each number. I got stuck with the Deskjet 5740 because the SELLER would not take it back.
My original HP DeskJet 5740 after years of service and abuse finally couldn't be repaired.
Daniel C. Mccarthy, Amazon
13 December 2012
Summary: I was familiar with the HP 5740 and fortunate to get the same model as a replacement. The only reason the old one failed was becacause of poor handling on my part. I abused it and caused the ink to run out of the cartridges. It was a judgment call whether to spend the time and money cleaning the ink out of the interior or buy another, The new one has been used every day since I purchased it and functions very well.
Summary: I bought this printer over 5 years ago and it still works great. It prints well on photo paper or plain paper. I havent had any of the problems that i read about in other reviews(i.e. paper jams, crooked printing, etc.) it works better than my 3 in 1 Canon printer that was also a scanner and fax machine. no complaints.