I thought getting this printer for free was a great deal
John Malenkov, Amazon
18 January 2012
Summary: OK, I know this printer went out of production three years ago, but if anyone is considering a refurbished unit I am hoping this will help.... Pros: Fairly quick. The build quality seems to be good. Sturdy unit. The web interface for the NIC is very well done and intuitive.
Summary: This printer takes about 10-15 minutes to warm up and align. Once you send pages to print, it clicks and clacks all over again and then you wait some more. Also, this printer is extremely loud.
Summary: The printer is fine if it is left on all of the time. If not, then be prepared for a lengthy and really noisy start up sequence, lasting for minutes upon minutes and then a couple of misprinted pages until it begins to work.
HP K5400 Printer, Beware of Printer Head Cartridge
24 March 2009
Summary: I just recently purchased this printer and I am skeptical about the so called "lowest ink cost". Yes, The actual ink cartridges are reasonable priced, but they don't really mention the two additional "printer head" cartridges that must be replaced along with the ink cartridges.
Summary: If you know the tools that HP made back in the 70's, Hewlett-Packard was a sort of "PhD's Club". You basically had to have a Graduate Physics or Engineering degree, and employed by the likes of NASA to understand the technical expertise and solid reputation for some of the smartest tools on the...
Summary: I've had the HP K5400 for several months now. I am disappointed in two things, it seems to eat ink, I'm always running out of one color or another. I'm just a home uses so I don't do a lot of printing.
Summary: My experience with this printer can be summarized as "horrible". Within its warranty period, HP has replaced the entire unit twice (the first time with an equally but differently defective unit) and replaced the black+yellow print head, three times.
Excerpt: At first I had a few problems loading the cd,it kept saying the disc couldnt be read,found out it was just a faulty disc which was promptly replaced (from the shop I brought it from) As for the printer it does everything and more.
Excerpt: I bought a H5400 duplex and within 2 weeks the print head started to malfunction and readable black copies could only be made in 'Photo' mode. I waited nearly 2 more weeks for a replacement print head and within 2 days this also malfunctioned.
Cons: wont print more that 100 sheets per print head