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6.7 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

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 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 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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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! Mine is headed for freecycle with about $150.00 worth of ink!! I bought it in 2010 but used it very little.
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Overall 2
2.0

A big disapointment

Gregory Kirk, Amazon
27 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. Lastly after just a short while it stopped piking up paper out of the photo paper tray. sadly I can;t find anything good to say about this printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

A very high priced paper weight

M. Moyer, Amazon
25 January 2013
  • Summary: Against my judgement, my avid scrapbooking wife purchased this printer. First off, this printer drinks the ink like a drunken sailor. On top of this, we started experiencing random shutdowns when printing documents. It started out infrequently, but nowadays you're lucky if you get to actually print something before it shuts itself off. If you look on the internet, this is a very, very common problem with the printer and there's not much of a response from HP about it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Short Lifespan

VLP, Amazon
25 September 2012
  • Summary: This printer worked great and made great full color prints for about 6 months, at which time it quit working. I received a replacement under warranty, however it was missing a piece. That piece is no longer manufactured because this printer is no longer manufactured. Find another printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lousy printer

John F. "John F.", Amazon
5 September 2012
  • Summary: This printer is a piece of garbage. It eats ink, constantly miss-feeds, and ruins paper,and gives many error messages when things are not wrong. I really wish I had read more reviews before I got this. I am still in search of the decent, at home printer. I will never buy another HP printer. They are made to fall apart.
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Overall 2
2.0

Grrr worthy printer

Saiidin, Amazon
11 August 2012
  • Summary: Ive had this thing for a few years now. I don't print often, but when I do I want very high quality printing capabilities. This thing worked GREAT the first two or three times I used it. Then it stopped feeding paper. The tray can be full of paper and it will fail to feed it, then say it is out. There is no jam or obstruction. If I manually force a page past the pickup roller to the first set of print rollers, it prints fine.
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