Summary: I got this printer to replace mine that had just gone into permanent printer jam mode and I couldn't fix it. So I was all set up to get newer refurbished one of the same model. I whipped it out of the box and it was ready to finish my Season work in only moments. My only complaint is that it shipped with no print cartridges. Luckily I had the ones out of my last printer. I couldn't find anywhere that the ad said there would be no ink with it.
Summary: It is great deal to me and great services! excellent. This product is very important use for my business due to the 11" x 17" printing out put can save me a lot of money and time instead of every time that I need to make a larger prints for showing to my clients if I didn't buy this one. Right now I can just need to make a prints from this printer.
Summary: We have used this printer for years at work and have never had a problem. It does great work and the ink lasts a decent amount of time. Plus you can print up to 13x19 prints on it which can come in handy.
HP9800 / Pure Ignorance & pre-planned obsolescence
10 June 2013
Summary: I have owned this HP9800 unit since new. The unit is exceptionally erratic. Sometimes it prints 90% of the poster then just decides that it is done. I have found the ink to be exceptionally expensive. just a handful of posters and $80 in ink later, its begging for more. The option of getting after market inks has been ripped from this model too, it recognizes the cartridge and stops all functionality.
Summary: This is the 3rd HP Deskjet 9800 Wide Format Color Printer I have bought. I can no longer find them in stores, so when the one I'm using stops working, I buy another one. We have a mechanical engineering business and we supply our customers Tabloid sized color prints of the parts we supply. I am also an artist and this printer fits all of my needs.
Summary: I have had this printer for 4 years. I repaired it once by myself. It has serious software issues which are OK considering my limited printing personal use. However I am very indignant about something that I qualify as fraud by HP. The printer suddenly stopped working and did not respond anymore. My research indicates that printer has a built in bug in the ROM that disables the device after certain period of time or number of prints.
Summary: This is the second printer of this model I have owned. It is perfect for my needs. Prints large formats, easy to refill cartridges, two-sided copies, nice print features for every paper type and weight.
Summary: I've had this printer for seven or eight years now, and I have wanted to throw it off the top of a high-rise building nearly every time I use it. The only reason I haven't is that I had already spent so much money on it. I absolutely HAVE to be able to print tabloid size color photo quality prints, and there wasn't much on the market at the time that wasn't professional grade and therefore professional priced.