Summary: Bought two for my office, for medium to low use. As soon as warranty was up, had to replace both print heads. $$ cha ching Even using HP cartridges the printed material is faded, streaky or the cartridges just won't work. I have spent hours calling HP support, which was NOT supportive and trying to figure out what was wrong myself. Why if you buy a new print head from HP is it hundreds of dollars but so much less from Amazon or Ebay?
Summary: This printer has given me so many problems. I should have set it on fire a year ago. HP gives no customer support whatsoever on out of warranty products, even for the more simple errors. A terrible company with shoddy products and they've lost a customer.
Summary: if i could give no stars then i would. Avoid....paper gets snatched from the tray and then chewed quite often. When its not doing that it spits out half printed sheets at random and has a life of its own...rarely prints what you hoped for and when it does you celebrate. The Japanese have a word for machines with their own spirit "Kami"-Kami gremlin!! i am about to take mine outside and work it over.
Summary: I got this to replace an HP 1220 large format printer that HP had decided to not support in Windows 7. The 1220 printer would still print, but in Windows 7 was no longer capable of printing booklets, duplex or large format. Thinking the HP 8600 would do the job (it advertised booklet and large format printing), and since it was supported in Windows 7, I bought it. But, it was a big disappointment. It would not print booklet format in any page size larger than 5 by 7..
Summary: I am so sad that I bought this low quality piece of junk. It is difficult to align the print on the paper, the color is way off and varies throughout the print. Was so excited to be able to print on canvas, that would be a waste of ink and canvas. Hate this blasted machine.Will never buy another HP printer.
Summary: I give up. I have wasted so much time trying to get a few posters through this printer. I could have hand drawn them in the time I've spent trying to get a good copy. I couldn't imagine trying to print a photograph with this. Even when it's acceptable quality for a poster that will hang on the wall in a public library, the ink coverage is poor and inconsistent. Today, for perhaps the tenth time, I've spent half the morning printing out test patterns, doing alignments.
Summary: I've used HPs large format printers for a long time so I didn't hesitate to buy this one. It is a dog. I'm throwning it away after printing less than 1000 pages! The advertising says you get a lot of pages for the ink. That may be true, but if you don't get many pages for the printhead, that starts going, k-chink, k-chink. The printheads dry up after sitting idle for only a week or two. I travel in my business and don't use the printer EVERY DAY.
Summary: This printer is at our office for sporadic color printer use only. The printer is next to my desk in the office, so I hear all the cursing and frustation going on. Since I am next to it, I have come the local expert on its quarks. A few are: -One page print out results mostly in at least a half hour of time. That is not my time included. Forget printing multiple pages. It does not like that. -Pulls paper in crooked and everything is a half inch too close to the top edge.
Summary: Odd, I thought I already gave this a 1 star review, but it seems to have gone away. Oh well, I hate this printer enough to warrant writing this again. We have gone through two in our main office, and the one in our remote office has been terrible too. The first suffered from mechanical problems from almost day one, even with only moderate use. It would misfeed as many as 15(!) pages at once.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER. Go read all the mixed reviews on Google and Cnet. Mine had to be replaced twice, after which it still didn't work. HP isn't even selling this unit anymore, which means if you need support, you're going to get nothing but refurb.