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: The printer arrive reasonably on time. The printer was used and repackaged in photocopier boxes that fit tightly to the printer. The packing was battered when it arrived causing more than a little concern. The printer installed easily as this is my second HP Desk-jet 6980.
Summary: Nice little printer, I maintenance a chiropractic offices' network and there is 2 of these printers on the network. Printers are a pain in the IT world adding the wireless feature makes it worse. Just takes a little know how and "adding a local printer" with the IP address of the printer typed in and boom they work like a charm. They a little on the loud side as well. I do not recommend for heavy printing, they are for home use not for office use.
Summary: The print quality fulfilled my expectations. Unfortunately I've had to reinstall and reconfigure this printer at least ten times in our twenty months of ownership. We wanted it's wifi capability. We run macs and pcs and several other printers, this was our cheapo, but it has turned out to be more trouble than it was worth. I believe it died today, a problem with the ink well, RIP. Now I'm looking for a new cheapo service printer that won't take up so much of my time.
Summary: I bought this printer 20 months ago and have used it only on weekends. I like it for printing on card stock--the colors are true, without using the expensive 99 photo cartridge (which does, when used, make nice photo prints on glossy paper). I have never liked the way it shakes when printing. Last week, in the middle of Christmas-card making, it stopped printing yellow. I changed the cartridge; the left cartridge light flashed and is still flashing.
Printed great photos until / And ... wow ... great HP service!
SLick GT, Amazon
11 June 2008
Summary: Owned for over 2 years. I had no problems connecting wirelessly or via network. I was very pleased with the photo prints. However, my printer is a large paperweight. The ink cartridge retaining spring and the plastic mount that holds the spring in place have broken off rendering the device useless. I was always careful when replacing ink cartridges. Recommend Extreme caution when replacing yours. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Update: I contacted HP. No, I didn't call them.
Summary: Had a problem with not being able to display the ink cartridge levels using the 'Service this device' box on the Printing preferences. Started an e-mail dialogue with their 'customer support'. What a joke! After six or seven sends and replys and jumping thru their hoops to fix the problem, I gave up. Two days later the problem went away! The printer is OK, just what you expect from an HP printer. But hope you don't ever need tech support!
Summary: I've owned this printer for 8 months and have connected it 3 ways, wirelessly, via USB, and through the ethernet cable on both XP Professional SP1 and Vista Ultimate. This printer works best on XP. The CD that HP includes with this printer is fairly straightforward and works for XP Professional. I set up all 4 computers in my house with this CD using the wireless access point connection. Everything was fine. This printer prints quickly and accurately.
Summary: The printer is very good for the price, but the WIFI is an incredible pain to get working. My home office network consists of two laptops. I was able to get the WIFI working once, but it has since refused to cooperate. HP printer seems to also suffer a software problem, since I constantly get error reports that pop up even when I'm using the laptop outside my home. Instruction manuals are useless.
Jeff "Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.", Amazon
22 September 2007
Summary: I have two 6900 series printers. I love the print quality, ink longevity, no cleaning the print heads constantly (like some other brands I won't mention), easy photos and envelopes. all around great product. However if you plan to interface this printer with several computers via wireless connection(802.11x) they are a nightmare (with Macs at least). lousy software, lousy documentation. Stick to USB or Ethernet connections to stay happy.