A good printer, but HP doesn't have the right driver
Lei Qu, Amazon
23 June 2012
Summary: Apparently HP stopped supporting this product for Windows 7. So Windows 7 users don't have a drive that will support this printer. But there are many ways to get around this issue so the printing function can still perform.
Best Hubris "Writer of BestHubris webstite.", Amazon
4 January 2010
Summary: The HP LaserJet 1012 was a really great small business or home office printer. It had easy to replace toner and it stood up well over time. Apparently, too well because HP wants it to be obsolete now. According to the HP Support website, the HP LaserJet 1012 Printer is "Category 6". That means the printer is not supported for Windows 7, and will not be supported at a later date either. (Category 5 devices are the ones that "will be supported" at a later date.
Summary: This printer did fine at my desk, but it only lasted a year and a half. The roller that pulls the paper into the machine quit working, and it won't be worthwhile to fix it since I only paid $100 in March of 2004. It was great while it lasted.
Summary: I have had this printer for a few months now, and I like how quickly it can print its first page. For my minimal printing needs (some websites, papers, etc.) it is fine in terms of speed and print quality. The one thing that is extremely annoying about this printer is that all the printed pages have a curling effect at the top and bottom of each page. I am hoping this is due to the paper I bought, but if that ends up not being the case I will surely regret this purchase.
Summary: Fortunately for me, I read the Amazon reviews before buying this printer. I was prepared with my USB cable that did not come with the printer. Also, many Amazon reviewers have had problems with installation, so when the printer failed to properly install on my new Dell, I quickly called expert help (thanks Scott). The expert went on-line for the necessary fixes from HP and the printer was soon up and running with good print quality for an inexpensive machine.
Sires "I like mysteries (particularly British..., Amazon
16 July 2004
Summary: I needed a cheap printer quick and this one happened to fill the bill. The toner catridges are readily available, the print quality is all right and set up on xp was pretty much what would be expected from any printer. It even networked without a fuss. Conclusion: If you need a cheap printer for not too demanding jobs this is one.
Summary: In general a fair printer for home office. But I noticed that if I use font size=8 in MS Excel, characters have noticable ugly rough edges. Not that bad for font size=10 but you can still see the edges are not so smooth. A bit better in MS Word. Compared with output from a high end laser printer, you can definitely tell the difference. If you are not so picky, this one is for you. If you need very high quality output, go for a better one.
Summary: Like Amadeuz, I had a hard time installing (tried multiple times, even returned one printer and tried another), though I use XP pro on a P4 machine. Only unlike Amadeuz, I gave up after 4 tries. The problem may be with my Dell, which doesn't seem to like its USB 2.0 ports. The point of commenting here is just to reinforce that while installation may be seamless for most, there's something quriky and buggy about either the installation software or the instructions that...
Summary: If it is USB, then you cannot share this printer so you can network and print from inside your LAN. Right? I cannot find 1015, which one user said it has parallel port. I dont want USB for a printer. Doing a search on web get me to a website in UK. Is 1015 only made overseas?
Great Inexpensive Printer with Incompatibility Problems
suetonius "seutonius", Amazon
31 December 2003
Summary: I have purchased two of these printers. The first was connected to a 9 month old Pentium IV machine running XP with no problems. The software installed flawlessly and the printer began to spit out papers seconds after I pressed the print key. I replaced an old Epson inkjet that would clog its heads if unused for a day or two. It was a joy to have a printer that just worked without endless print-head cleaning cycles.