Summary: I purchased this printer to replace my old HP wide format printer when I upgraded to a new computer. I use it for printing AutoCAD drawings, and nothing else. The printer works fine as long as the cartridges are still usable. The problem is that I print rarely, never use up the ink in the cartridges, and have to buy a new set of cartridges every time I need to use the printer. They are too expensive for this kind of use. I am looking for another solution.
Summary: This is a very unreliable printer. I have owned HP Wide Format printers for years, and they really have messed this one up! Reliability issues: 1. Will randomly stop feeding ink to paper. You then have to jump through lots of weird hoops to get the printer to use the ink it has. 2. Will randomly break fonts. Occasionally the printer will "forget" certain fonts and make up jibberish as a placeholder. 3.
Summary: replaced this was using a k8600 wide-format and it is a lot lighter and flimsier than the 8600 but seems to work fine so far. For the money its definitely a good deal and just have to see how long it lasts. But....the size of the ink cartridges is so tiny to be pitiful, compared to say the HP 8100 which is a letter size printer they are even smaller! So if you are planning on any serious print runs hope you have a deep pocketbook.