HP Printers haven't been great, these past few years
Lance Levine "Always with hat, always.", 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. 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: 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.
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. Larger plotters are very expensive, and we can get by with the manageable 11x17 size paper, which is also readily available at office supply stores (I have an older HP Designjet 650C for big plots) This machine is photo quality capable, but we won't likely...
Summary: Absolutely horrible. I have used nothing but HP printers for the past 16 years and have loved them. This one was a LEMON! It would not print in full color, parts were missing and in general, Ritz Camera is a disaster too. I returned the printer in its original box on December 28, 2007, paid $55.08 for shipping. I received an Email from them today saying they sent me an RMA#Order# 1829568 (#8275-90701974-9024) which was clearly shown on the shipping label,as requested.