Summary: I reviewed several models from Canon and others before buying the HP. I am not an HP fan, but this one seemed to fit our needs better. We wanted a printer more for spreadsheets and CAD plots than large photo prints.
Summary: Having read the reviews, I was worried about the duplexer. I called HP and was generally reassured so I bit the bullet and ordered the machine. So far I am very impressed: setup was a breeze, print quality is as expected, and the duplexer works great.
Summary: I have called HP, they know the printer does not print the custom sizes. I received an email stating it doesn't support "size greater than (13 x 19)". HP knows it doesn't support custom sizing, but continues to advertise it does.
Pros: powers on quick
Cons: > THE PRINTER DOES NOT SUPPORT CUSTOM SIZES.The driver defaults to resizing the page to fit on a preselected paper size. If you set paper to custom sizes it will be scaled to fit into a standard size. Even though the print preview shows it to fit custom size, the printer resizes. >Can not print f...
Summary: My criteria for my new printer purchase was: 1. 11x17 2. individual inks 3. reliable printer company 4. easy installation/good customer service 5. price (this was a bit pricey but the next step up was not a choice) So far for my needs this has been a great printer so far.
Great Printer Lousy Ink Cartridge Expiration Policy
John O. Sparks, Amazon
5 August 2007
Summary: I have: - 2 HP laptops, - 2 HP desktops, - one HP docking station, - four HP printers, - 2 HP print servers, and - 3 HP 12C calculators. - And a supply of cartridges for all of the printers. My newest printer is the HP Officejet Pro K850.
Summary: We've gone through two of these printers in less than two years. Our first one went bad in less than a year. The print quality became very poor and we started getting printhead errors that just wouldn't go away. Customer service, via e-mail and on-line chat, was very frustrating and useless.
Summary: I am a design/build contractor and business owner. What I was looking for: -Large format (13x19) prints -Inexpensive ink/reasonable ink usage -independent cartridges for each color Note that I was not looking for a photo printer. For those of you looking for a photoprinter this is not it.
Fast Large Format Printer, but Flimsy Plastic Construction
Charles Hooper, Amazon
29 July 2007
Summary: We now have three of the K850 printers in use, one with a built in print server, second paper tray, and duplexer. So far, the printers have proved to be reliable, fast, and comparatively inexpensive to operate.
Works great on white paper but refuses to print on color stock
J. Vallelunga, Amazon
24 July 2007
Summary: We needed a tabloid size printer to replace our old HP 1120C and 1220C. This printer seemed to be the obvious choice. We received this about 3 weeks ago and have been fighting with it ever since.
Summary: This is a great printer for those who want to print on 12x12 scrapbook pages. It works well with heavier(cardstock) paper. It also prints great photos. I have a MAC i-book. I also use The Print Shop 2 program with it. It gives me great versatility with my pages & photos.