Summary: We have around 16 of these printers in our school. The networking and the setup is pretty straightforward and the unit has a web-based interface you can use to remotely check the ink levels. The color quality is fairly good for the type of printing we do - mostly simple graphics. It uses two ink cartridges which are fairly expensive if you buy HP, but they are available from other vendors for less.
Summary: HP makes good products in my experience, and this printer has been fine, overall. For those who run Linux, ...well, I'm no expert but I was able to get this printer working without too much hassle; at least HP supports an alternative to the operating system monopoly. HOWEVER, it is annoying that the software makes it so difficult to restrict printing to black-ink-only. And that in that mode, only draft (low-quality) output is allowed (this is true in MS-Windows also.
Summary: A former coworker was using this printer at her desk and when she transferred to another department, I inherited it. She was using Windows XP - I use a Mac. I'm currently running OS X 10.7 (Lion) at work - and using Parallels to run Windows XP in another Window. I can easily print via the Mac OS or via Windows. Like most small deskjet printers, it's a tad noisy when printing.
Summary: In my employer's infinite wisdom, the powers-that-be bought these instead of the higher volume laser printers we used to have. For at least a year, maybe closer to 18 months, this little workhorse has valiantly done it's best to keep up, usually printing 100+ pages a day, every day, if not much more. It's never turned off. I am the one called on whenever there's a problem beyond changing cartridges.
Summary: This is my second HP Deskjet 6940. I buy this model because it is one of the very few printers whereby you can print one envelope at a time without removing the supply of paper. The product operates very well with the exception that it will grab several sheets of paper at times. Still a very good buy!
Summary: This printer is a good companion to my HP DJ 9800 large format printer (11" x 17") as they use the same print cartridges which was my primary reason for selecting this model. The 2nd point was the potential speed in both B & W and color. However, the speed is not what it was rated "up to", but it is fast enough. It also features a small footprint. Overall it is a good value and I'm very satisfied.
Difficult installation, but excellent HP support over the 'phone.
31 December 2010
Summary: I had to have HP support help me get this guy installed. This may have been my own system's fault (my PC) but the software with its drivers failed to completely install, and after 2 attempts I finally just opted to call HP.. I got through relatively fast and the gentleman with whom I spoke was given "control" over my computer to do the installation himself.. it took us over an hour, but it was finally accomplished.
Summary: I've had this printer for about 2 yrs now. It's been a reliable quality printer. I use it in my office as an everyday printer, and I chose this particular model because of what I perceived to be it's photo printing abilities. It makes excellent photos and makes speedy print-outs in the fast/economical mode. I'm very happy with the purchase.