This item was a bargain I didn't like. Product is a very good photo printer when ...
Henry W. Tutterow, Jr, Amazon
16 May 2015
Summary: Product advertised as new. Original carton had been opened. Ink cartridges were not in original container. Set up printer and received message that the required initial ink cartridges were not being used and the printer would not operate. Dealer sent new ink to me.
Summary: The HP 8250 is a paradox.........it is both good and bad. It has tons of features, has excellent print speed and overall does a fair job of printing text and photos. However, I like so many others have had more than my share of problems with this unit.
Inconsisently says "out of paper" and is an ink hog but good quality
8 November 2010
Summary: Does a great print job for text and photos. Dont dowload all of the software - hogs up your system. Drinks ink faster than any other riter I have owned (going back to 1995). Also, inconsistently says Out of paper - so I take the paper out and put it back in and it works.
Summary: It worked well for my light-duty use for the 16 months: good quality prints, even ink coverage, fast. But last June I got my first "ink system failure" error message. I was able to clear it with about 4 hours of effort (using a patch downloadable from the HP website).
Summary: This printer literally sits on the same shelf as an Epson 3810 and Canon ip6600D. I also have a Epson RX500 somewhere else. So, I'm making direct comparisons here. The picture output, color, sharpness, contrast, etc. is outstanding.
Summary: This printer does pretty nice photos and every day printouts. Either way, we don't print a lot, but have been satisfied with the quality. The problem is the constant "Device Maintenance" that seems to run after almost every two or three pages/photos and every time we reboot the computer.
Print quality good (with HP paper), but ink expensive!
Greg Krebs, Amazon
27 February 2006
Summary: I must first disclose, that this is my first in-depth experience with printing color photos in significant volume. I am using the HP Photosmart 8250 for a work project, and cost of printing is not a major issue, as my employer is demanding near photo quality.
Summary: Well the first 60 pictures were great, and I was pretty happy with the printer (in spite of the difficulty loading paper) Then I went to install a new ink cartridge but was instead greeted with the message "Ink system malfunction, the printer will no longer print" I contacted HP and they told me it...
Summary: This is really a great printer for photos and other projects but the problem lies with the ink cartridges. They are always running out! I thought the price was amazingly cheap for all the features on the printer now I know why. Its the ink.