Summary: RUN- dont walk away from this printer. I've owned 2 bought new and they are HP's red headed step child. I would love 2 give it LESS than 1 star. Major problems. Printheads last 1 year and cost $65 each to replace- so 4 printheads = $260. And even with a new printhead installed, the printer will tell you to replace the printhead- it's faulty. It uses 8 separate ink tanks and each one is $38.95 = over $300 to refill all 8 inks. It goes through ink like water.
I wish it was still in production instead of refurbishing a used one.
19 December 2013
Summary: Hewlett Packard's B9180 is considered by many to be the best Tabloid Printer ever made . This printer is unique not only in that it has individually replaceable Print Heads (Nozzles) independent from the 8 Color Ink cartridges , but in that it is the only Tabloid printer that has a built in Spectrophotometer that can maintain color fidelity by performing Closed Loop print color analysis and self calibration, without requiring user intervention, other than choosing self...
Summary: Good for B&W printing. I dislike because the printer belong to "consumer category" even the model description said "Pro" its means no spare or service parts availability after warranty period. I bought this used one, to obtain the power supply in order to repair my other one. No International warranty policy.
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer: This printer make excellent prints on a wide variety of paper types, glossy to cotton fiber and some handmade papers. Inks are a bit pricey, but print quality is worthy of higher ink prices for those who must print their own work.Only real drawback is[...]repairs and short warranty time. HP warrants the printer for 1 year. It will send you a refurbished printer in that first year, but then your stuck.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: Although I like the design of this printer and its features seem excellent, I would recommend anyone thing of buying this printer check out the "Service Stall", This seem to be a common problem with this printer and even has a special area on the HP website describing it. Basically, if you cannot clear the error by powering off the printer, then it means there is a fatal hardware fault, and it needs to be returned to the factory.
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer: I love to create scrapbooks and this printer has helped with all my photo needs. If I don’t like something I can just start over where if I had to pay to get my photos developed I would be paying out the nose if I kept going back when I changed a print. I like being able to have that control. The colors are very vibrant and the printer is very fast.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer: Wow! This printer produces phenomenal prints! I am truly impressed. Yes I would agree if you are looking for a high quality photo printer, this is the ticket! You will use a lot of ink on those quality prints though, but as long as you know that going in it will be fine.
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer: If you are looking for a printer that can handle printing of pictures then this is the one that you want. I have searched high and low and have found that this is the best printer there is. I have my own scrap booking business and I am always printing out some type of picture. I don’t have one complaint at all! It was very easy to install, I have had no jams at all, and the picture quality is very good.
Pros: Durable, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Summary: Comments about HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer: This photo printer is very high quality. It doesn't use too much ink, and is actually somewhat fast compared to other photo printers. Overall I love it and would recommend it to a friend.
Pros: Compact Design, Durable, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Low Ink Consumption, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
Excerpt: As a graphic designer, colour replication for proofs and outputs is incredibly important, especially when presenting a new project to a client. It's for this reason that we started to look for a new replacement for our ageing Epson Phaser laser printer, which after 5 or so good years service, was on it's last legs. There were certain areas we wanted covering when researching for the new hardware.
Pros: Can print on card and rolls
Cons: Expensive consumables, ink collection on print heads