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A bit troublesome to set up, but then works well.
on 17 March 2016
Like some other people, I had trouble with the wireless set up (from a Macbook Pro): tried several times but the process always failed towards the end. I spent some time looking through troubleshooting notes on HP's site, and eventually I found a remark that the printer only supported 802.11n WiFi in the 2.4GHz band. I remembered that my router uses both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, so I disabled the 5HGz band on the router and I was able to set up the printer for wireless printing using a USB cable. I re-enabled the 5HGz band on my router and it has worked fine over WiFi ever since.
Once connected to my WiFi network, it also works fine over WiFi under Linux with hplip (my OS is Antergos: a variant of Arch Linux). I had to make sure that "cups" and "sane" were both installed before setting up the printer, and had to run "hp-setup" first to download the HP plugin, even though the system thought that it already had it.
Printing is nice and fast and the quality is reasonable for this price, and the scanner gives mostly good results although it has some internal "intelligence" that tries to detect when you are scanning several pictures at once and separates them into different files. In one case it split a single picture with lots of white areas into little bits, and I couldn't find a way of turning this function off. Eventually I solved the problem by putting the picture under some coloured card so that it was completely surrounded by a coloured border, and then cropped the border away after the scan.