Summary: I'm delighted with this printer because it works with my MS-DOS program where I keep all my customer-records. It would be so difficult for me to transfer all my clients to a new windows-program after 25 years of records. I'ts much more convenient to go with the HP Deskjet 812C.
Summary: This printer was purchased when a similar model quit working on an essentially obsolete system. Unfortunately that system had data on it which I needed to access and the software was no longer supported so I could not move it to a more up to date system. I had problems with the wheels not wanting to pick up the paper which was essentially what my old printer did.
Great basic printer with USB for all around printing.
10 February 2011
Summary: I sold hundreds of these when I worked at best buy p/t in computer dept. They were expensive, over $300 at the time in 1999 and yes, the ink is a bit expensive at first glance but the cartridges last a long time. Plus you can get new cartridges here on ebay that are out dated, this model could care less, the new printers have programming that will reject outdated ink and that is wasted money.
Very Solid HP Printer For Everyday Work in Color & BW
21 April 2010
Summary: Was looking for a second printer for my wife's computer. As a student in a local college, she is constantly printing out reports, lesson plans, and notes for her classes. He primary printer was for printing photos, and the toner cartridges were too expensive for everyday printing. I have a similar HP printer and when searching for reviews, found that the HP 812c was highly rated by others, so when I found on on Ebay for .99, I couldn't refuse.
Summary: The HP 812C printer is the workhorse of printers. I have had many printers, but this one has out lasted and out printed them all. The ink cartridges are expensive, unless you watch on Ebay and there you can get some pretty good prices. I don't recommend using the remanufactured cartridges, however. Most just don't deliver the quality needed. I have had my 812C printer since 1999 and use is consistenly.