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Fine - for basic and occasional printing - scanner is ok
on 28 November 2013
I should say first that I didn't buy my printer through Amazon.
I have used HP printers for years. This one rates as the worst I have had. Now, don't get me wrong ... the wireless element works well; the scanner seems to be fine; it prints colour pretty quickly and the ink lasts well. So, what could be wrong? Well, if you are doing any more than basic printing with brand new paper - forget it! The paper feed is non-existent and that affects performance badly. I have been trying to print a double sided Christmas letter. Using the double-sided option resulted in one page being the wrong way round and though there is a delay for ink to dry this was insufficient to avoid smudges and made the whole operation slooooowwww. So, I opted to print one side at a time. When it came to the reverse side, with no guides, the paper jumped everywhere resulting in skewed print and many jams. I have had to feed each sheet in individually ... and that REDUCED the number of jams. In the end, I left my sheets drying under a weigh overnight. That helped, but I still need to feed each page individually and it still jams.
I have also been printing a Christmas card - using the maximum 200gm paper (which, incidentally, I have been using for years with other HP printers). The card has a border ... and once again, the LACK OF PAPER FEED GUIDES has meant that I have had to feed each card in individually though it is extremely hard to time it just right as the printed sheet comes out to cover the paper feed. The colour is good though and the printer coped with this weight of paper which seems to have no bearing on my problems.
Note: edited from 3 stars to 2 - see comment below
So, if you need an occasional print and want to use wireless then fine. If you need to do more serious printing then this probably isn't the printer for you. Personally, I will be looking at other printer manufacturers in future.