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HP Photosmart B8550
6.2 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

Owning a 1959 British sports car is less labor intensive than using this printer.

Chuck, Amazon
2 January 2015
  • Summary: Printer lasted exactly 4 years. I doubt there was any period longer than 15-days when the printer functioned without error. Out of ink; ink too old, ink too new; ink not from HP, paper jammed; no paper detected (the final death of the printer), non-HP ink; black-triangle ink low; black-circle ink...
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

GARY L. SNOW, Amazon
28 December 2014
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.
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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 2
2.0

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

Brett A. Machtig, Amazon
26 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time or money

Stanley B. Dow, Amazon
27 April 2013
  • Summary: The negative reviews are accurate. I bought this thing based on good reviews here and it's been nothing but trouble. The paper jams and won't feed. It sucked the 4X6 inch tray in and wouldn't release it. I had to rip it out to get it to work again. The colors are almost always off...don't buy it!
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Overall 2
2.0

A big disapointment

Gregory Kirk, Amazon
28 January 2013
  • Summary: As other reviewers state, it goes through ink at a prodigious rate. If that wasn't bad enough, the time to first page is just horrible, it runs the print heads back and forth several times before each print job. Probably a good 30 seconds worth.
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