HP Printers haven't been great, these past few years
Lance Levine "Always with hat, always.", Amazon
22 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. I followed all recommendations by HP to resolve this issue to no avail. I gave up and purchased a new printer.
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. Since the heads and cartridges will cost $200 to replace I am going to just throw the thing away.
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 300dpi. It's really impressive. As you move up to 600 or 1200 dpi, the speeds reduce tremendously. -Versatile with paper sizes. I understand that any size up to 13x19 works.
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. Swapped it for a reconditioned unit and wore that one out too.
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). It ate seven sheets at once one day in January 2008 & came to a literal screeching halt--it broke something internally, a strap of some kind. HP immediately replaced it since it was less than a year old.
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. None of their troubleshooting options worked. The printer was eventually replaced with a refurbished one.
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. Power on, pre-print, and post-print noise may be objectionable to users who are located close to the printer.