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.
Summary: The 6980 is a nice machine which I've had for a couple of years now. It prints nice and fast on fast draft and hasn't given me any trouble, despite lots of use. I don't know of an HP printer that doesn't move through a healthy amount of ink, but this printer is as reasonable on ink cartridges as...
Summary: Does excellent when working with pictures. Thats about all I use it for is pictures and it seems to really do the job well. Although its a little 'slow' it does excellent pictures. For regular jobs like office paper work its great too, and a lot more faster.
Summary: Was replacing one we have been using daily (and extensivly) in our lab for the last 5+ years. Have them all over the plant and they are real work horses. JUST DO NOT BUY CHEAP REPACKAGED INK!! The old one was destroyed by repackaged ink cartridges leaking all over inside it. GREAT PRINTER!