Summary: I received this printer used from my mom because she got fed up with the paper jams and feed problems that plagued it. The printer is in fantastic condition and prints pictures and text clearly and fast, that is when it is not jamming up with paper. What I have discovered upon careful examination of the inner workings is that the material of the rollers (some type of rubber) easily attracts household dust and tiny paper dust as the paper is gripped and rolled over them.
Has worked for me for quite awhile--but there are problems
Steven A. Peterson, Amazon
9 August 2008
Summary: The DeskJet 5940 has been sitting in my home office next to my computer for several years now. It has never needed repair and it gets decent "mileage" from the cartridges. That is, my experience has been that the black and white as well as color cartridges generate quite a few copies before I need to replace them. The downside? As others have noted, it tends to jam--especially when I use recycled paper.
Summary: This is a great printer that is well priced. Quick and nice quality printing for a small printer like this. This printer is a great one for limited space or on the go needs, and even for buissness. Great color, great quality, quiet, and sleek design make this one of my favorite deskjets. hope that helps!
Summary: Have owned this printer since April 2006. We have only had one problem with it, and that was when there was a problem with the printer driver. Reinstalled the software that one time, and no more problems. It prints quickly, quietly, and color is good. We haven't had the paper feed problems some other people seem to have had, and I really don't know why, except that maybe we use 20-25wt paper.
Summary: I had an older model HP Deskjet that I haven't used in a few years, I needed to print out some homework and found that I had no ink left. I went to the store to price the ink and they were out, but I figured why buy $30 ink for a slow, old printer when I could probably spend $50 bucks more and get a newer, faster printer with ink included.
Amazingly good for the money, and tames OS X Tiger.
R. Rosener "Photomatic", Amazon
8 September 2006
Summary: Let me start this review by saying that I am a fan of Canon Bubble jet printers. You can read my review of the Canon i960 if you're looking for a top drawer photo printer. That said, I bought this mighty little HP to "supplement" my i960. Why, you ask? Read on! I'd been happily printing photo quality prints and text on my i960-UNTIL-I got bit in the a** by Mac OS X Tiger. "Ohhh, just upgrade your system to Tiger" purred the Mac Elitist.
Excerpt: I bought this printer for an emergency. It only cost 30 dollars on clearence.I really love this printer. It is fast and very reliible. The photo quality is impressive. I reguraly print photos, up to 4x6''photos in 37 seconds. It is also great for regular use. It also has an added usb port that enables PICBRIDGE cameras to print without a computer.
Excerpt: I got this printer as part of a rebate deal when I bought an apple computer towards the end of 2006, overall it is a decent printer for most jobs. It also handles photo printing very well when using high quality gloss paper. I believe this product to be great value for money as it is of good quality and performs well.
Excerpt: the HP Deskjet 5940 is the best printer i have ever bought! its sleek stylish design is just the beginning. the quality of print is outstanding, with variable qualities to meet the users needs ranging from photo quality (really is photo quality) to draft. The speed of the printer is something to be admired too! i printed my dissertation on the day it was due, which was about 50 pages, and it was printed in a few minutes.
Excerpt: I'll be honest here... I got this printer at a slight discount when I purchased my MacBook direct from the Apple store, but I was so surprised with the quality, performance and durability of the photo printer that I would have quite happily have bought this at full price. The prints produced were of excellent quality, at least they were to me. I'm not a photographer but I know what looks good :) Text prints off fast, but unfortunately the photos do not.
Pros: Excellent quality prints, pictbridge support, great OS driver support
Cons: Fairly slow printing for photos, driver installer is a little annoying