Summary: I got the HP DeskJet 9650 when it first came out and loved the print quality and the fact that it has a wide carriage. It served me well for many, many years until it finally died a couple of months ago. After talking to the manager of one of the local office supply stores, I decided to replace it with the same model rather than taking a chance on something new. He said this particular HP model is well known for its high print quality.
Summary: I always wanted a larg format printer this is the best by cost inkjet printer. I always have HP printer for easy Mac Apple OS driver. This HP Deskjet 9650 was already setup in my Mac. Just plug and print right away. Awesome!
Summary: I am on my second HP9650. My first one gave me many years of literally trouble-free service, so I went on the hunt for another wide-format printer. I looked at the newer versions of HP wide format printers but their construction did not look as sturdy. I found a reconditioned HP9650 on Ebay for a very good price and it is a great unit as well. If you need to print 11 x 17 documents, spreadsheets, or small banners, etc.
Summary: I bought this printer, since I needed a replacement for the same model, which I thought I had worked to death. I occaisionly need a wide format print, and have been happy with the print quality, both of which are very important to me, since I do some commercial work. I was happy to find this at a very reasonable price point. As is often the case, I was able to fix my old printer, will keep both, don't want to be without!
Summary: Initally the add said that the printer required a different driver for it to work in Windows 7. And they were somewhat right. When I received the printer, I loaded the recommened driver and all was ok. But I wasn't completely satisfied with the results. But for 35 bucks, what the heck, I got a cheap printer with large format capability. Then a week or so after, when I had some free time.
Summary: Used this printer for two years now and very few problems. Pros: 13 x 19 Capability is very useful to me. With proper drivers, has lots of flexibility and control Good print quality even with photographs Parallel and USB connectivity Reasonably priced Cons: Small ink cartridges Noisy Slow print speed Other: Occasionally to rarely loses it's mind and spews out page after page of one line gibberish. This may be an application or driver issue - still troubleshooting.
Summary: I bought this so that I could print out Architectural drawings on 11X17 paper. This the printer does very well. It will also continue to function with one of its ink cartridges empty. I know that this particular printer had been well used before I bought it, yet it still works fine.
Hp does this alot, no support after a new model is out.
4 May 2010
Summary: Today I'm reviewing the HP Deskjet 9650 wide format inkjet printer. This printer model is an old one which has been surpassed in model numbers and quality many times since it's day in the sun. Luckily the person I purchased it from took very good care of it, because HP certainly didn't, that's right no Windows 7 support from HP for this printer line.