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6.6 out of 10

HP Photosmart B8550

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Reviews and Problems with HP Photosmart B8550

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Overall 2
2.0

Eats ink like crazy. I refill my cartridges using kit but ...

Victoria J. Jones, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: Do not purchase this printer. Eats ink like crazy. I refill my cartridges using kit but printer won't recognize them. Worked ok at first but after a year it started clogging and spitting out blank pages. Now the stupid thing turned off by itself and won't start again until I unplug the back (error message pops up after I do warning me that doing so will ruin printer. Hate this printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of JUNK!!!!!

Sarah Achey, Amazon
20 September 2014
  • Summary: I will never buy an HP printer again. This printer has been nothing but trouble.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ink guzzler!

Loni Averitt, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: Makes beautiful pictures, but eats up the ink! I would not recommend this printer to anyone who is cost conscious!
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Overall 4
4.0

hp disappoints again

kkkkatie, Amazon
10 February 2014
  • Summary: bought this because it could print up to 12 in wide and 4 ft long. The printer is constantly jamming or saying paper tray is empty when it isn't. Without exception every printing experience has been frustrating and a bad experience. That being said the worst part is the cost of ink. It does print beautiful pictures so this Christmas I ordered a complete set of ink cartridges for this printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Burns through ink, printing is high quality, and stopped working after one year

Brett A. Machtig, Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought both the large format and small format versions of this printer and up till now, bought only HP. I still use the earlier model and am satisfied with its capacity and reliability. This model of printers all stopped working within one year. HP seems to care more about selling ink, and less about providing value. It's time to shop other brands.
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Overall 2
2.0

Took some time to admit defeat.

Diane Robinson, Amazon
17 November 2013
  • Summary: Looks like...after putting up with three years of challenges, I have to add my comments. Always had photo paper feed problem but now it has decided to shut down at inopportune times. The power button does not work and forced to unplug power supply. This causes warning that it was an improper shut down. Additionally, the ink levels are showing to be low even after installing HP cartridges [I have never used after market or refilled them].
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Overall 8
8.0

Random print head warnings with only 10 hours of use.

Bruce Harper, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: Would be perfect if not for the maddening, puzzling "replace print head" warnings which come and go. Also ink is $$$.
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Overall 2
2.0

Printer without a country.

webster26, Amazon
27 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought this printer a couple of years ago to occasionally print largish photographs, and when it worked it produced excellent results, though it does require careful picture selection, and image processing to get the best out of it. I never had any connectivity problems with it, the drivers installed easily, though HP does include a lot of unnecessary and some problematic software.
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Overall 4
4.0

good print quality, poor construction

Scott, Amazon
21 August 2013
  • Summary: If you buy this printer (or any HP Printer) make sure you get the longest extended warranty available. I am on my second B8550 printer, and it is looking like I will need a third. My 3 year extended warranty expires in November. After that I will be out of luck. The printer produces good quality prints, even in the "normal setting". The main problem with printer is it not well made.
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Overall 2
2.0

HP used to make good printers

Mark L. Dodge "Mark L. Dodge", Amazon
25 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this printer when my old HP printer of six years finally quit working. I can't believe they released this model. The low level ink alarms within weeks after replacing. Even when I haven't printed but a few pages. It's unbelievable. It continuously shuts down in the middle of a print job. It won't power on when pressing the power button. I have to unplug and plug back in to get any kind of life out of it.
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