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.
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.
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..
HP Deskjet 6940 printer has no factory Windows 7 driver, and TIPS...!
scottls1 "scottls1", Amazon
18 June 2010
Summary: HP has not made a full featured factory driver for the 6940 (Complain to support, and maybe...?!). Win 7 auto-installs a generic driver that works ok for basic printing "only". This prints High Quality, and I'd definitely recommend getting it! All-in-one printers, are a waste of money for most!
Summary: I puchased this item new from Amazon.com. It appeared to be damaged, from the condition of the top cover. From the very outset, it would make a loud crashing sound when trying to print, most of the time. It would also pull extra paper occasionaly requiring a reset.
Summary: The reason I selected this printer is for the fact that the paper is enclosed in a covered area rather than just being left out open on a paper-feed tray. This helps keep the paper from becoming damaged by having the edges bent which would cause paper jams or the paper becoming dirty.
Summary: This is one quality "Photo" printer! It will handel heavy duty paper. Whats weird is it will also grab 2 or 3 sheets of regular paper. I have been amazed and people who I have givem them too think they are real photographs. Also has special "ink" for doing just photo's.
Summary: I've had the printer for a few weeks now and I'm quite happy with it. The first time putting the print cartridges was NOT intuitive, and still makes me nervous doing, but once the ink is handled, it works quickly and quietly.
Summary: I needed a network color printer to supplement my laser on my linux home network. The 6940 fit the bill and the price was not too bad. Installation consisted of opening the box, removing some shipping tape, snapping the ink cartridges in, and plugging in an ethernet cable. That's it.