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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 6
6.0

Great photo quality but there are other issues

T. Menegay "icuryy", Amazon
5 February 2012
  • Summary: * Pros: This printer produces photos at awesome quality. It also takes 13x19 paper size, which is targeted mostly scrapbookers. * Cons: It goes through ink cartridges terribly fast. There's no way you'll get the expected usage of the ink as advertised on the ink packages. Also the photo tray has known issues (after some uses) where it will NOT pick up paper no matter what type of paper you put in there. It will keep saying there's no paper.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent printing, but I feel scammed

TK, Amazon
15 June 2011
  • Summary: As with most printers these days I feel ripped off by manufacturers. The ink seems to run out much faster than quoted. Even when not using print cartridges ink dries out so if you don't print color often you will be paying a small fortune per print. I changed the ink cartriges printed 5 large building plot plans (very low ink requriements, mostly white space) then didn't use printer for about 3 months. When I went to use the printer again it was out of ink.
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Overall 6
6.0

printer hp b8550

performancespecial, Ebay
10 February 2011
  • Summary: The printer makes good copies but after each copy I have to check the settings. They seem to change after every print. This is very annoying and cost a lot of extra time. I could have bought a more expensive printer and it would have cost less over all. Yes I have saved the print info.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT FOR EVERYONE

codyreno911, Ebay
2 February 2011
  • Summary: THE PHOTOS THIS THING PRINTS ARE GREAT BUT IT USES A LOT OF INK AND IT'S FAIRLY LARGE, LARGER THAN MOST OTHER PRINTERS. I GUESS THERE IS A REASON WHY THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM FOR SALE ON EBAY. I WOULD NOT SUGGEST THIS PRINTER UNLESS YOUR DOING NOTHING BUT PRINTING VERY LARGE PHOTOS AND THEN THE PRICE IS GOING TO COST YOU A BUNCH IN INK.
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Overall 6
6.0

Printer

C. Elliott, Amazon
29 January 2011
  • Summary: When I can get this printer to work it does a good job. I would say this printer is inconsistent and uncooperative. I'm glad I paid under $200 for it. It does not accept the commands and controls in a consistent manner. It will complain about my paper at times and refuse to print on it. Sometimes it will say I have no paper. I've had technical help twice from HP representatives. The second time the technician got my printer to accept my paper.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Price But Some Issues

Edie, Amazon
23 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this to replace a Photosmart 8250 HP printer that had died, thinking I would occasionally use the capability to print larger than 8 x 10 photos. First of all, I learned after spending hours trying to install it with my new IMac that the product ships with an outdated installation CD and you need to download updated drivers online. A warning sticker on the box would be nice! It takes a different ink than my other HP printer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Price

Annette Haney, Amazon
10 January 2010
  • Summary: Amazon says that you save $106! Not so! You can buy it direct from the HP site for $299. Very misleading advertizing by Amazon!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisy

Michelle C. Mix "Michele", Amazon
29 December 2009
  • Summary: This printer prints nice quality pictures, but is very noisy. After it is done printing the noise sounds like a paper jam every time. I feel like I am stuck with this noisy printer. I got if for a Christmas present and if I send it for warranty purposes HP will send me a refurbished one. Companies never send back a new one. I really wanted a Canon photo printer but it was not meant for windows xp. I really think HP products are going down hill fast.
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Overall 6
6.0

Printer Good - Software Not So Much!

wilhelmorange, Ebay
10 December 2009
  • Summary: The vendor was as good as his word, shipped promptly - no complaints there. The printer works fine, but the included software (other than the printer drivers) would not install on my Windows XP SP3 machine. HP's online help did not fix the problem, either. It's no big problem to me, I use other editing software anyway, but if you're counting on HP's package, you might re-think your purchase.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice printer, but

Locoweed, Amazon
16 June 2009
  • Summary: Well, let's see. They did not send a usb cable, I assume as a cost saving to them. They did include the following things I didn't want, but had to pay for. 1 A card reader 2 A lcd screen 3 Built in photo editing software 4 A whole bunch of bloatware 5 Picbridge software I would appreciate a explanation as to why they decided to limit the length of paper to 44". Several panorama shots I would like to print would be longer than that.
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