Summary: We were dissaponted in this product. It was in Spanish, Print button flickered on red, CD did not work. We have used other photosmart printers with better results. Thanks again for your service.
Summary: I have owned this printer for ~ 3.5 years. It worked very well for approximately 1.5 years, had satisfactory performance for the following year, now is abysmal. The print heads are not designed to last the lifetime of the machine. Check the internet. This is dirty secret HP does not disclose readily. ARE YOU SERIOUS HP?!?!? You suck. Your product uses an excessive amount of ink now, requires frequent 'burping' and print quality is lackluster. Very disappointed.
Summary: Jams. A lot. We picked up the 8450 a couple of years ago and it seemed to be a good deal at the time, nice features, good brand, but it's been fussy from the get-go and it's not all due to owner ignorance. Technical support is not much help either. I've given up fighting with it to try and get it to print the way it's supposed to. We can print single sheets, usually, if there's a small (but not too small) stack of paper. Too many -- and it jams. Too few -- and it jams.
Summary: Upon the joyful news that we were having a girl, my husband decided to invest in a new digital camera and a photo printer. The digital camera still works great--the printer is another matter. While this one prints beautiful pictures, the cost of ink far outweighs the beauty of them sometimes. As we all know, this is how printer companies make their money, through the ink. Replacing every cartridge at once will run you about $75 at a time, give or take a few.
Summary: Does not print borderless Word Documents, it cuts them off and does not print to the edge of the page. HP tech support does not have a solution and will not have. They say it is for photo's only. I also had problems installing the software, incompatable with some computers. HP did not have a solution - I was on the phone for over 10 hours. I finally figured it out myself.