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: When this printer works, it is remarkable and produces near-darkroom quality. I use it primarily for printing in black and white, and on high-quality rag paper. The images are comparable to heavy-weight fiber-based prints, and reveal great tonality and clarity. HOWEVER, in 6 months time, I have gone through 4 replacements and am setting up my 5th printer. In each printer, there were mechanical faults ranging from improper paper transport to chassis problems.
Summary: I owned HP B9180 for a year before I got tired of power cycling and ink usage! When I first got it, printer produced better quality prints till I updated the firmware!! After that no matter what I did my prints did not match my monitor even with custom profiles, it was close but my prints always had yellow in it. I did not like the gloss differential it created on semi-matte and glossy finish.
Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Cons: Needs Power Cycling, Noisy, Pricey Ink Replacement, Sharpness Saturation, Too much ink used
Summary: I print client photography as well as my landscape work. Most frequently printed sizes are 8x10, 11x17, 13x19. I print from Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2. Ok, you can read the other reviews about the printer hardware. The print quality is mostly good, though I've had some pizza cutter lines in dark areas of photos (from the little toothed wheels in the printer). But most of what you need to know is about the Windows drivers....hellish.
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