Summary: Worst printer I've ever seen. Won't work with either Macs or PCs, and no help whatsoever from HP. I could write pages on all the many many things wrong with this shoddy product but it irks me to waste even more time on it then I already have. I can't even give this thing away because no one can get it to work and it's brand new...and none of the driver installs work either.
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.