Summary: I got this printer about 3 weeks ago. It arrived on time, thank you Amazon. This is my first HP printer. I have always had Epson. My last one finally conked out after 6.5 years (c88+) and the one before that I had about 10 years. I decided to get something different and an upgrade to wireless and duplex printing. I really contemplated on all in ones but I had thinking..
Summary: I wanted a simple yet quality printer. I don't have a second line for a fax nor need to make photocopies. My ______ printer, with multitasking, was hard to use and always talking to me for no reason. I've always had great luck with HP products and would have bought this model had I seen it in (big box) store.
Summary: I returned this printer after a few days of listening to clanking,clonking and other undesirable noises. prior to delivering an acceptable print. I initially bought it because of the low price and I needed a wireless printer to replace my HP laserjet 1505.This printer was ready for a new drum system after working with no problems for many years.The price of the new drum was about the same as the 8100. I also had problems linking it to my wireless network.
Decent Color InkjetPrinter, but Some Serious Shortcomings
P. Schmidt, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have a fairly large number of printers in my office, since I do a variety of specialized printing jobs. Not counting the Xerox and Canon copy center machines (copier/scanner/printer), and not counting the black-and-white and color laserjet printers, I also have a wide format Epson color inkjet printer (my only way to print 11”by 17” paper), a Primera CD/DVD autoprinter, a Brother label printer, a Dymo stamp/postage printer, and finally an Epson color inkjet printer.
Summary: I've figured out their racket by this time after going through various brands and models. This one does the job but the cost of new ink cartridges costs as much as the original with cartridges....
Summary: I love this printer. It is a workhorse. The printer functioned beautifully for a year and a half. Then, the print quality degenerated quickly. The colors would not function. I tried replacing all the inks with new but the color print quality was horrible. Since I had all the inks and until this color print problem I loved the printer, I just bought another one.
Summary: I do lots of specialized envelopes and this printer does not print envelopes correctly. You have to take the paper out, resize the moving panels and then the print on the envelope is incorrect. Would not recommend this printer if you want to print envelopes. What a disappointment!!!
Excerpt: Display screen difficult to read. Needs to be larger and better lighting. Difficult to use as stand-alone, would probably work better connected to computer. Paper Instruction manual does not have enough instruction or detail. Must use CD to get instructions. You must use CD to know what the keys represent and the cycle you have to use to send faxes. More time involved and more detail involved to get set up to use as a simple stand-alone fax machine.
Excerpt: I bought this printer on line and thought I was getting an all in one printer that could make copies and scan documents as well as print from my computer but it isn't. It's a great printer, uses wifi and prints on both sides of a page, but I was disappointed that it doesn't make copies. I should have read the description a little more carefully.
Excerpt: As I am running the printer from a USB cable, the ePrint options are unavailable, so I cannot comment on them. I have only been using the printer for one day, hence I have no experience with long-term reliability. What I do like: The duplex (two-sided) printing works well, Faster print speeds than my previous HP printer, Turns itself on when hitting "print" key from computer, and turns itself off when done, Mac OS X 10.68 print/fax preference pane automatically...