Summary: i have been waiting a solid 29 minutes listening to this printer make noise, trying to initiate a print of some 8 lines of type. so far its not ready to do it yet. this is the slowest machine ive ever owned.
DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER or anything else from Buy.com
8 January 2011
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A MAC. HP's print driver for MAC does not allow for low ink alerts and the printer stops working when an ink cartridge is out (there is no override).
Summary: I wanted to move up to a higher-level printer so I could print on fine-art papers at larger sizes than 8-1/2x11. Reviews for this printer were quite good (not just here at Amazon) and the price was good, so I bought it.
Summary: I have had this printer for over 7 months now and only 1 out 5 pictures are accurate in regards to color. I bought Element 7.0 just to make sure that I would get the best quality picture and have had unending problems.
Summary: I had read the reviews and thought about the HP B8850 for a long time. A friend was getting incredible results from a lesser HP printer. So I bit the bullet even knowing it was a noisy and expensive printer to use.
Summary: This printer is terrible to use. The one I got was defective and damaged the paper as it went through. The design is also terrible. Paper is hard to load. It's loud. You have to wait lots for it to reset itself. The software is problematic.