Summary: The first two months I owned it I spent eleven hours on the phone with tech support trying to get my HP Business Inkjet 1100d to work properly. I gave up. It mangles paper, misfeeds envelopes, grabs multiple sheets of paper, etc. I've had it four months, but will throw it away as soon at it needs a new ink cartridge.
Summary: My volume of printing has increased recently and I needed to purchase a printer which was more cost efficient. After shopping for months, I came across an excellent review of the costs of printing in PC mag. They reported the cost of the HP 1100 to be similar to laser printers and I was skeptical. HP has achieved this efficiency by placing the print heads separate from the ink and having four ink cartridges, yellow, magenta, cyan and black.
Summary: I installed this printer in a mixed (Windows/Linux) network in a SOHO. Setup was a drawn out affair, but the printer itself worked fine once I finished putting it together. The Windows driver install had trouble with automatic discovery of the printer. Using the "test" button on the print server (not documented in the quick setup, unfortunately) and entering the address by hand worked. Printing from Linux worked "out of the box" for recent versions of Linux.
Summary: We've used this at our small business office since November. I don't think I've ever hated a printer as much. Although it is pricey, it is way slow. Maybe 40s per page and 10-20s to turn over the page to print the other side. You read that right - if we get more than a page a minute out we are doing good. The only way to get acceptable speed is to go to draft mode and turn off double sided printing. Not what you expect in a $300 printer.
Summary: So far I am happy with this printer. I have had another HP for 5+ years and it still works just thought it was time to upgrade to a faster printer (not to mention I now have two networked computers and was cumbersome to keep changing cables to print). Just a copule of small things I have notice: takes 45+ sec from off state to print first page, I have yet to see the print cartridges sold in local stores (Office Depot, Office Max, WalMart), print head and ink are now...
Excerpt: We bought a 44" model 4 months ago and it has worked perfectly. We just bought a 24" model. Pros: Image quality, color, Great for ACAD files and printing posters from PowerPoint files Cons: Paper is tricky to load.
Excerpt: I bought this plotter about two month ago since then if it has work properly for two weeks is a lot. To begging with it came with the cutter defective it took HP about a two weeks to have a new cutter send to the technician that was fixing the plotter. When I finally got my cutter working properly the car in which the cutter runs was not working properly. The technician requested info from HP and never got and answers back.
Cons: Never work well from the begging, tech support terrible
Excerpt: These days printers can do so much that it can be confusing trying to choose between them. Do you need a printer that will accept the data card from your digital camera? Or one that will print onto blank CDs? Or something with a built-in scanner or fax functions? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the HP 1000dtn isn't for you.
Pros: Very cheap to run, quiet, high quality, good all - rounder
Excerpt: As some of you will know, My PC sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was a painful process, as it seems to have corrupted everything I had hooked up to it. A couple of weeks later, all is replaced, and one of the new things I have bought for it is the HP Business 1100d printer. Why this one? Well the first reason is that it was on offer at Staples (£49.99-last one in stock clearance type thing).