Summary: I bought this printer because of its ratings in Consumer Report. I wanted a stand-alone wired printer as opposed to a wireless one. Both my daughters-in-law have wireless printers and have great problems with them. I love printing photos and collages of my children and grandchildren and this printer does a great job at that.
Summary: I ordered this printer and got it set up and operational with no trouble. That was over 15 months ago and I have to agree with some of the reviewers that it does seem to use ink rather quickly. By and large it has done its job with both documents and color photos. A few days ago it suddenly stopped printing documents in black ink; the color worked perfectly but it would not print documents.
Summary: As many others here have said, the software that comes with this printer is sad. Don't even waste your time with it unless you are only interested in producing something that is VERY basic. I have had good success using Microsoft Publisher (2007) for printing on CD's and DVD's with this printer.
Summary: I've used HP printers exclusively and with little problem since I began using computer printers over 20 years ago, so choosing HP when I needed a new printer was an easy choice. Not to mention that Amazon's price was right! I haven't had this printer very long, but so far so good. Unpacking and setting up the printer took me about an hour, not because of any difficulty, but because I'm a slow methodical person who follows instructions step by step.
Summary: This photo printer prints excellent pictures in a flash. Even full page photos in seconds. It uses a lot of ink, though and is very loud. It even shakes the robust piece of furniture that it sits on. However for the price, it is an excellent printer. I just wish it had a scanner.
Summary: For the most part the printer work fine \, but I didn't purchas an all in one unit because I have a Canon printer that I like but the printer dosen't seem to work with this printer. My previous printer was the hp7660.
Summary: Have been printing mostly DVD labels using HP software. It's limited, but works well. I prefer printing on paper labels rather than on printable DVDs. The color is more saturated plus the DVDs are cheaper. The printer churns through its noisy startup routine, and then when you start the software it does it again. Every third DVD means another noisy interlude for which you have to raise the print cradle door.
Great quality and no problems after more than a year. Wish it used less ink.
Adam G, Amazon
30 December 2009
Summary: I haven't had any problems whatsoever (using XP) with this printer. Was simple to set up and use and the print quality is great. I just wish it didn't consume so much ink. I have learned that I'm much less frustrated if I spend a little extra $ to get XL cartridges.