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.
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.
Summary: When I bought this printer, I was very happy with the output quality especially for photos. I had heard it ate ink and that turned out to be very true. But I don't do a lot of printing so I could live with that in order to have large format output.
Summary: I can't remember when I have been sooooo frustrated with anything in the computer/printer field. I am very sorry I purchased this photoprinter. I have wasted more time, more ink, more paper than what I paid for this printer.
Summary: I suppose the quality of the prints is great but because more than half of the time, the printer grinds up my paper and makes more noise than a locomotive and goes as fast (rather "slow") as a snail, I am wanting to toss it out of the window-so for me, I am thinking of looking at something else.
Summary: The light color machine was a first choice. The length of the machine is longer than my previous HP. The height is good. The machine is good-looking. This machine is very noisey It functions differently than my previous HP printer which stopped making noise once the print task was finished.
Summary: I HAVE A 1218 PHOTOSMART PRINTER THERE IS NO PRINTER AROUND LIKE IT.IT IS6 YEARS OLD I CAN PRINT ALL DAY LONG WITH IT BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS USES VERY LITTLE INK. IN FACT I CAN BUY REMANUFACTURED INK THAT IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS HP INK 45/78 CARTARIGES.THIS PRINTS EVERY BIT ASGOOD AS THAT8550 PRINTER THAT...
this printer is just average for price range, disappointing upgrade
Military Mommy, Amazon
11 May 2010
Summary: This is the second dedicated photo printer I have purchased from HP. I bought it to replace a Photosmart 8250, which I just plain wore out. I print a lot of pictures for my scrapbooking hobby, and needed a printer that could print 8x11 sheets.