Summary: I got this printer in 2011 to replace a K550 which was a great printer, but, died in a shipping container... The 8000 as new, was a great printer, but, with with moderate printing for the past 3 years, it had gotten progressively more reluctant to print more than one page. I've followed the directions to cleaning, on several occasions, with no effect!!!
Summary: I paid good money for this, I researched it, I used reasonable criteria to make my selection, it should not have died after the modest amount of printing I did with it. The print heads are expensive and die quickly. I was able to set up the wireless printing in my apt but but later could NOT set it up in my home. The support materials (web and manual) make it clear that Macs were an afterthought.
Works well, but expensive to operate; low price offset by very expensive ink
David P Buchholz, Amazon
26 November 2013
Summary: This is a printer for a home machine that never prints many copies, i.e. - a picture occasionally, or a color picture for a school report. The ink is EXPENSIVE and doesn't last long. Probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone who does moderate printing.
tired of unjamming, and paying for expensive ink replacements
Debby Quigley, Amazon
25 September 2013
Summary: Tonight, I am replacing my HP PRO 8000 after spending yet another night of unjamming my papers, I am finally giving up, I am buying another brand! I have tried to stay loyal to HP, but cant any longer! I love the quality, but at what expense? I am only using to keep a record of paying my bills!
Summary: cheap printer , but if you run out of 1 colored cartridge, it won't print at all, even if you want to print black and white. It's a design flaw, that's designed to make you spend more on hp ink cartridges. very, verrrrrry annoying.
Summary: I could not connect this printer to the wireless network despite the fact that I tried almost every approach recommended on HP website and on other help sites. When I called HP there were less than helpful. Person I talked to, did not have a clue about this product. Person from hard_to_find_electronics - Amazon Marketplace tried to help me but HP took forever to update warranty and they haven't done it yet.
Summary: Pros: It will print both sides of a document. Print quality is OK and colors are OK - but not spectacular. Cons: Takes FOREVER to initialize when you turn this thing on, and it takes a long time to actually start printing after you tell it to print a document. This printer constantly makes noises. Out of the blue (when no printing tasks are ongoing) motors just kick in and it just starts making a racket. This printer sucks up ink like crazy.