Summary: Read the reviews below. I'm not sure what happened to HP consumer products. Not only are they now shoddy but HP assumes consumers are suckers: they'll pay anything for ink and accept any bad product. Tom Morris
Summary: Bought this printer in June '08. As the title says. After 800 pages, the black/yellow printhead died. Went through the HP recommended fix to no avail. Call HP support (Philippines)and they won't even talk to you after warranty expires.
HP K5400 printheads don't last--negating it's value
E. J. Oconnell, Amazon
11 January 2009
Summary: Length:: 2:20 Mins Why you shouldn't buy the HP officejet pro 5400 Color printer. Kevin Kelly and Cool Tools were wrong. Sigh. God I hate inkjet printers. You get what you pay for in this world, and inkjet printers are a scam. They're little crappy disposable ink stores. Gah.
Summary: The K5400 that I bought 4 months ago worked fine for 2 months. Then black banding appeared on all output. HP sent me a new Printhead which was faulty. I then got a replacement Printer. The inkheads are now only fair condition after 4 months and ONLY 1,300 prints of varying density of colours.
HP printer K5400 sucks not to mention does not work
L. Montana, Amazon
27 April 2008
Summary: My tek guy took a total of 4 hours with HP teks inorder to determine why my brand new printer did not work. They would not send a new replacement until they had exhausted all options for failure, costing me $137.00 in labor.
Summary: I bought this printer because I was told it has the lowest cost per page printed (about 1.5 cents per page). That is absolute hogwash! After about 100 pages printed in draft mode black only, it ran out of yellow ink. About 50 pages later it ran out of magenta ink.
Summary: WOW just look at all the 1 star ratings? That says it pretty much...and they have expressed my frustrations well. Since the machine is almost worthless on ebay as a resale item, I thought I'd give it one more chance and invest in one of the CISS systems for bulk inks.
Summary: HP should stay out of the printer business. This is a prime example of poor R&D, and just pushing a product out to make a buck. Never had a good experience with an HP printer. I am in the IT field, so I have a lot of experience dealing with these buggers.
Summary: Got 1 printer DOA. Advance replacement was sent out and it was DOA as well. Both had issues with ink. Throw your money in the trash because it will be put to better use than by buying this printer.