Summary: The good side: it prints easily and the quality is very good. The bad side: It uses an incredible amount of ink. If you run a small business this is not the printer for you. You will constantly be buying ink cartridges. It also constantly gives you messages. I just want the printer to run in the background - I don't even want to know it's there.
Summary: What I want is what I used to get from HP -- a printer I could send a document to, walk away, and come back to find it printed in a few minutes. I can't do that with this one. It requires CONSTANT babysitting and troubleshooting. Almost every single time I send a document to print there's some kind of issue, OR (due to the minimal paper holding capacity) it runs out of paper and THEN there's an issue.
Summary: I have 3 of these printers connected to 3 different machines, all running Windows XP. Regardless of whether I used the Windows 'add hardware' wizard or installed software from the cd it claimed that the software failed to install on some level. However, the printer was added and works -sometimes.
Summary: I just bought the DP4260 to replace an older HP printer that had died. The printer is pretty good, reasonably fast, and print quality is good. I haven't had it long enough to know how fast it runs through ink cartridges. However, the software that comes with it is HORRID. It is bordering on taking over your computer to turn it into an HP monster. Periodically at random times it brings up ads.
Summary: My Canon IP4300 DIED suddenly in the middle of printing yesterday. I read now on Amazon that others have had trouble with the ink cartridges refusing to register and work after a simple routine refill. I was not happy with Canon at all so I decided to try HP. We have HP printers at work which i don't like - software and performance are unreliable. But, the HP4260 was in stock at Staples and the quality looked phenomonal on the test prints.
Excerpt: pues hace unos dias mi hermana se compró este aparato y le ha dado mucho problemas, aunque en cuestion de impresión la verdad es que da buena calidad. Para empezar con el windows vista da problemas porque no la reconoce algunas veces, tienes que reiniciar varias veces el ordenador porque manda la impresión a la cola de impresión y se queda ahí en cola y no imprime la impresora y como ya os dije la unica manera de que imprima es reiniciar el ordenador hasta que le da por...