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.
Cons: Everything else . . . Printhead problems, ink guzzling, 5-10 minutes warm-up, clunky noises, did I mention Printheads?, some colors printing only 10 to 50% of characters, poor customer service, printhead was promised mailed - never received, bulky & h
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.