and I finally donated it to charity and bought a great EPSON printer
8 November 2014
Summary: This was cheap construction and every time I opened the cover I had to pry the side panel off to reset a safety switch that routinely fell off its track. I learned this trick online by searching for solutions. HP had none but many, many others had the same issue. The ink was expensive as with many other printers, and I finally donated it to charity and bought a great EPSON printer.
Summary: I have gone through three of these printers and the last one did not last half way through the first set of ink cartridges. The ink cartridges are expensive and do not seem to last very long. I have now bought a different brand of printer with much better performance results and it has been trouble free.
Summary: Almost nothing about this printer works. It finds every excuse it can to throw up erroneous error messages. One widespread issue (and the one that finally caused me to throw this thing in the trash) is that the printer will not recognize ink cartridges and insists that there is a problem even when they are brand new in perfect condition. Why? The design of this printer is so absurd, that it literally breaks itself. And it doesn't stop at ink.
Summary: I bought this product because I have a similar model in the HP line, and I am pleased with it. It uses ink conservatively, and is sturdier than most printers. Another concern: ink-jet cartridge compatibility. Having two devices using the same cartridges -- black and color -- simplifies reserve-stock purchases. things. (I also results in less waste when a printer dies.) HP no longer makes models in this line, however, which complicated things.