WHY didn't I read the HP K550 reviews before I bought?!
Christine Beatty, Amazon
17 August 2013
Summary: Unlike many of the other customers my Yellow/Black printhead worked fine when I got it. My faults with this printer is how fast it goes through the overpriced ink and printheads. The heads require frequent cleaning, which goes quickly through the ink.
Summary: If the overall issues with this printer were not enough (and I was one of the lucky ones who has had very few technical problems with my K550)... the latest drivers are aggressively expiring HP ink cartridges that are perfectly good, relatively new and still plenty full of ink.
Summary: Seller knows that they are selling an item which does not work. I asked in advance if it had good print heads. I was assured it did. Then told I would have needed to pay big dollars to get a working model. It says "mint" in box. That usually means it actually works and has working heads.
Summary: From day one of owning this printer I knew I had made a big mistake. A) It is very loud. B) It consumes a lot of time making noise calibrating something, testing something, spitting out pages that aren't printed. C) When you run any of the self diagnostics, it consumes a lot of paper, ink, and time.
Broken Engineering Don't Buy an HP OfficeJet Pro Series
Ari Goldstein, Amazon
23 April 2009
Summary: I am sitting here spending more time on this printer because it is more important for me to take away money from HP than do something else in my life. This printer, when I first received it, was giving me print head errors when I first got it.
This printer is a major headache! Pick a different one.
Sally Jackson "Experience", Amazon
1 April 2009
Summary: This printer worked great for the first few months and then became a major headache. The pages would get jammed, then it would pull up 6 pieces of paper at once and print part of the document on each page. Take this printer off your list of options. the HP OfficeJet Pro K550 is a poor choice.
Summary: We currently have two HP printers in our office. One is an HP Color Laser Jet 2605dn. This worked for about a year (just until out of warranty). Now it has developed mirror issues and won't print magenta(HP tech support was useless), and I either have to tear it apart myself, or junk it.
Summary: I'm sick of adding broken printers to landfill, but I'm getting ready to toss this one into the dumpster after one year. The paper feed jams about 50% of the time, then it won't pick up paper.
Summary: Having been an owner of an 890, two 895's and one 990, I saw no problem with buying this as those 4 were service free-3 still are in use. I was wrong. Within 3 weeks it started printed blank pages and then jamming. Unit replaced with a refurb. 9 months later the same problem.