HP Printers haven't been great, these past few years
Lance Levine, Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: I'm pretty much off the HP Printer bandwagon after I had the last 3 or 4 break after 3 or 4 years. Epson, Brother, XEROX, Canon: as far as I can tell (in my tiny sample size) these printers don't always break.
Summary: I purchased this printer in 2007 and had to replace it in less than 1 year. This printer continues to show a light to replace printer heads and ink. Even when replacing, the lights would continually show. This is after 6 months of light use.
Summary: All in all I was able to print less than 1000 pages on this before the print heads completely failed and the ink cartridges dried up. Part of the reason I printed so little was because the pages were always a little askew so I would usually just print things elsewhere.
Summary: This is an excellent oversize printer. While some have complained of its large footprint, it's somewhat inevitable with a machine capable of printing up to 13x19. PROs -Wide-format printing at an affordable price (I got mine for around $400), as compared to large-format lasers -Fast print speeds at...
Summary: I spent a long time selecting my main office printer. Requirements: 11x17, duplex, medium capacity, reasonably good office/presentation colour (no need for photo quality), separate tanks and networked + USB. I'd had an HP2000C and it printed and printed until it died from being worn out.
Summary: I bought this Officejet K850 in April 2007 and it worked well except for a tendency to feed multiple pages, especially when using the larger 11x17 paper (which is the size we got the printer for in the first place).
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.
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.
Fast Large Format Printer, but Flimsy Plastic Construction
Charles Hooper, Amazon
14 May 2008
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.