Summary: 1. Uses up ink like water under a bridge 2. Paper Feed is terrible - grabs multiple sheets, partial sheets, partial prints - FRUSTRATING 3. HP Printers used to be reliable and just work... this is two in a row for me that are junk. Fool me once, fool me twice.... Oh Brother here I come!
Summary: I got this printer to hook up to my Mac. I eats up ink and constantly shreds my checks. The paper jams constantly and it is just aggravating. I can't believe the positive reviews this thing got. If I could give it less than 1 star I would. I will be looking for another printer. This thing is just garbage.
Summary: I've used HP printers for 12 years and they have always been my preference. I used to spend maybe $200 on ink a year and I printed out thousands of pages of photos on top of text. I bought this D4260 for $39 and have been paying for my bargain find ever since. I've spent over $300 on ink since December and all I have printed out are about 400 postage labels and my income tax.
HPD4260 Failed to create vibrant color crisp photo copies
James S. Moore, Amazon
21 January 2009
Summary: HPD 4260 Deskjet Printer does not create crisp photo copies, and the color is dull. I have several HP printers, but would not buy this one again. I bought a Canon and it does what the HPD 4260 failed to do. I am trying to resolve this matter with HP tech support, but the help has been poor, and all I get is the suggestion to buy a higher priced HP printer.
Summary: This printer has really poor quality photos. Their website says it creates "beautiful, crisp, clear" photos, but this is a classical example of false advertising. When I called HP about it they just said I should have bought a more expensive printer. The quality of the photos is so poor you can barely even make out the image half the time because it's dark and blotchy. I sent them a scanned copy of the photos and they said this is normal.
Summary: I have Vista and another higher end HP printer. I don't know what it is, but this printer just decides that it is not going to respond at all. I can go through downloads, uninstall and reinstall. Who has the time for a piece like this? I'll never buy another HP. I have a Canon that works like a gem. This one was purchased just as a small desk top printer, but as someone else wrote the page receiver sticks out, looks awful, and takes up too much space.
Summary: Don't waste your money. This thing worked fine for 2 months on Windows XP and then started acting up after a security update blocked the annoying web information designed to sell you more products. Tech support was no help at all and I've wasted four days, 8 restarts, and 3 reinstalls. HP clearly wrote software beneficial only to them to sell more products. There is no way to set it function without the bloatware.
It prints, but sometimes I want to throw it out of a very high window...
Scott Adams "Proud to shoot Pentax", Amazon
27 September 2008
Summary: I purchased this printer about a year ago, and have had too many frustrations with it to count. Where it shines is printing online documents on plain paper. It has software (I've never had a software problem with it) to align online documents to print in the printable area more consistently. That is about the only good thing I can say about the printer. My main two complaints are: 1.
Beware - it's a toy, and not a very good one either.
Helmut J. "International Guy", Amazon
24 July 2008
Summary: The paper feed is so irregular that when you print labels they do not all come out even. Some will print high, some low, only a few on each sheet are correct. You'll find yourself throwing away a lot of unuseable labels. I believe the flaw is called paper slippage or faulty registration. You may try to adjust your page set-up to correct for the irregularities but beware, the irregularities change from page to page, so you are chasing your tail.
Does not work with Apple Mac wirelessly or over network - avoid
Stony Grunow, Amazon
21 May 2008
Summary: While this does work if you with an Apple if you plug it in directly with the USB cable, it does not work with Airport Express wireless networking. It also doesn't work if you try to print from your mac if it is shared on a Windows based computer. The mac will see it, even recognize the driver it needs (when plugged into the Airport) but when it comes time to print, errors. I tried it every which way, including with the Gutenprint gimp drivers.