Great quality, difficult to use, will wake you in the middle of night
Tom Whitnah, Amazon
28 May 2010
Summary: So I'm writing this now after being very frustrated with one particular feature of this printer and want to warn any potential buyers who plan to keep this printer in the same room they sleep in.
Summary: I took a chance when I bought this unit because I saw the bad ratings. I must say that I'm usually able to work with an HP product and get it to work. This is one of four HP Printers that I've owned in the last 5 years.
Summary: As a disclaimer, I've only had this printer a few weeks, and haven't taken a lot of time to learn the ins and outs of it yet. However, I have to say, if you're an artist wanting to print on any weight of paper with any sort of substance, this printer isn't doing the job.
Summary: This printer does not work with Photshop CS3 despite HP's sales hype...in particular it does not work with a color managed workflow (where photoshop manages the color) and that is very important to anyone using icc profiles etc.
Summary: The 2-star rating is based upon my experience with HP's tech support for this printer, not on usage of the device. I am considering purchasing this product, and in doing pre-purchase research read a lot of reviews including a tech review in MacLife.
A good alternative to the HP B9180 for professional print artists
19 June 2008
Summary: The Photosmart Pro B8850 is a professional-grade printer from HP designed as a cheaper version of the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Printer . It produces very high quality prints up to 13" x 19" using pigment ink printing, which results in much higher quality images than traditional ink jet or laser.