Summary: Like many of the others, I have had nothing but problems with this printer since day one. It shuts itself off constantly and then says printer was turned off improperly. You have to unplug it and plug it back in over and over again to get it to stay on. Then it whirs for about 10 minutes and it may finally let you actually print on a CD or DVD. Ink use is a whole other story. It will use half a cartridge "preparing" itself.
Wonder why HP is one of the most hated comanies in America?
Consumer Bulldog, Amazon
15 January 2013
Summary: HP may be the leader in home printers, but that just shows Americans will buy anything. Printing text with this printer is fine, and graphics are reasonably good. The software makes it fairly easy to use, and output is pretty quick. This comes at a price. Contrary to what HP would have you believe, this printer doesn't sip ink--it guzzles it! Sure, the replacement ink tanks are relatively inexpensive, but you will need plenty of them, even if you print in draft mode.
Summary: My heart sinks every time I have to use this piece of rubbish. Where shall I start... Every time i go to print it is a lottery as to whether the printer will still be online or decided to shut down. If its shut down (which is most of the time), the only way you can prompt any life into it is to pull the power chord out and then put it back in again.
Summary: This printer does have its pros. However, now that I have owned it over 2 years and have printed hundreds of pages (but not thousands), I can honestly say that it is not one to keep. Pros: - for text, once it starts printing, it is acceptably fast. - photographic prints are very detailed and nice. Cons: - Uses a LOT of ink. - Can take up to 2 minutes to be ready to print.
Summary: If you need a way to dispose of a lot of expensive ink, I highly recommend this unit. You will spend a lot of time trouble shooting and money on ink. You might even get a few of pictures out of the deal.
Jason M. Eitemiller "Old Guy who likes to lis..., Amazon
20 March 2011
Summary: Not only does it suck up ink but it also died only 1 1/2 years later. I was in the middle of printing when I got "Ink System Failure", little did I know it was the kiss of death. I've had HP printers last years to say the least they've lost a customer.
Summary: I have seriously never been more disgusted with a printer and the reason for its final demise. I've had countless printers for various work that I've done and still have several. I bought this one for its ability to print onto the face of discs directly. It would never print more than 3 discs without going into "printer preparation needed" which I can only assume is HP for "we're going to waste more of your over priced ink.
Summary: I bought this printer in August of 2009; I wish I had know then what I know now, this printer is not worth the money you pay for it. It loves ink, when you hit the print key, it will go through a sequence of cleaning the cartridge's and making lots of noise. This is the worst printer I've ever owned, do not waste your money on this HP D5460 color printer....
Summary: When this printer actually prints, the quality is great, but it is not a robust machine and mechanically it's a poor design with the wraparound paper path exhibiting problems with photo paper - it may decide not to transport it correctly. I currently have 3 Epsons myself and their mechanical design is far superior.
Summary: So HP sent me this printer as an exchange after my older one went out. I really didn't want this printer after reading the reviews. I was right. The ink cartridges dried up within a month or two. everything i printed had white strips. to fix this you can do a self clean which uses a lot of ink. so i haven't had one good print and my ink levels are a 1/3 down. its a ink hog. its noisy and big. DON"T BUY HP PRINTERS.