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...
Just Awful - Avoid, google for real customer reviews
Mark Early, Amazon
2 March 2010
Summary: My wife wanted an easy to use ink jet printer at our summer house in Tucson for printing photos and maps. So she bought an HP 6980 printer a couple years ago from a big box retailer. What an awful experience it has been once again to own an HP consumer product.
Summary: This is absolutely the worst printer you could buy. It comes off-line every time you fill the paper or change the ink cartridge (which, by the way, is insanely difficult to do) and then, just to rub salt in your wounds, the HP company CHARGES you to help you at their 1-800 number, I am not kidding.
Summary: This printer is extraordinarily bad, especially considering the price I paid for it. I bought it for the wireless printing capabilities, which work with some caveats. First, I run windows XP on two wireless enabled laptops.
Summary: I was very optimistic about purchasing this printer after reading all the other reviews. However, I'm running on Vista and the wireless wouldn't connect. I could have the printer itself connected to my router and then have my computer printer via the router, but I never actually had the wireless...
Summary: I am in the process of returning the 2nd one of these for the same reason I returned the first. I could not ,in spite of several hours spent online and/or and on the phone with HP techs, get the thing to connect wirelessly to either of 2 HP laptops. I probably have something like 16 hours invested.
Summary: This is an excellent printer but it has a major problem. If you are using a Mac OS X 10.5 you'll find the driver is not fully compatible with any of the Adobe products. * Paper choice limited to HP Photo paper and Hagaki. All other options all greyed out.
Excerpt: I think that this is a decent, basic printer for normal family-use. It's not the highest quality machine available but it does have basic functions. If you do not want to spend money on expensive printer this might very well be your choice.