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This printer helped through college
Comments about Hewlett Packard HP ENVY 5530 e-All-In-One Printer:
The color prints vibrantly and bright. The connection was fine for me (unless the internet was down of course). I always used it for single-sided printing. One thing, is you gotta use the HP ink meant for this printer. I used a generic ink and it worked for months but then stopped one day....replacing it with the correct cartridge solved the problem. Comes with free photo paper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER. I bought this for college and it hasn't worked properly since day one. EVERY time I try to print, I have to run the Print and Scan Doctor so it will reconnect (wireless connection? LOL) because it never stays connected wirelessly. Forget trying to print anything directly from the internet, either. Basically, to print something, I have to uninstall and reinstall the driver and wait every single time. It will not work in a college dorm or an apartment (where I have my own wifi router). The features are great, but the performance is so lacking that I wasn't able to use them. I have never accomplished scan-to-computer successfully. Do not waste your money on the hP ENVY 5530.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Don't get this one.
from Phillipsburg, KS 67661, USA
I am incredibly frustrated with this printer. It was purchased before I started working here, so I'm stuck with it until it dies. 1. Getting the blank sheets of paper out to put in an envelope is a pain in the neck, especially the bottom one or two sheets. Some kind of indention that goes under the paper would be incredibly helpful. 2. Sliding the envelope holders to print envelopes isn't easy or convenient -- you have to stick your hand into the printer, and hope the ridges of your fingerprints will grasp the little holders enough to slide them. They don't slide easily. 3. The ink is awful. I haven't found a high-lighter yet that can highlight without making the ink run, no matter how long ago the sheet was printed. Add to that, the ink cartridge empties FAST. We are going through an ink cartridge about every week. 4. Scanning documents -- if your document has more than one page, each page will be scanned as a separate document; not page 1, page 2, page 3, etc. 5. If the arm that catches and holds printed pages isn't out, newly printed pages will knock previously printed pages off. I need every inch of desk space I have, so I don't keep the arm swung out.
I hate this printer. It never works without manual manipulation. It's printing all black and white today and I find NO way to fix it. New blk ink, color is half full. I need these documents in color! Prints test copies just fine and wastes expensive ink. I want a new printer. Cannot afford.
disconnects all the time
I am so over the problems with this printer. Have had it 2 yrs and have trouble since the beginning. Every time it gets unplugged or the electric goes out you have to uninstall and reinstall the stupid thing. It takes like 3 hours every time. have talked to tech and they took over 3 hours onetime to try and fix it. Another issue is it won't print more than one page. If you have a 5 page paper it will only print on page then you have to go back and try to print the rest. Today it wont even connect to reinstall. DO NOT Waste your money on this thing.
Too young to die......
from Washington, DC, USA
First year the printer worked fine. I even recommended it to my sister. Since then,I have had reoccurring issues with getting the printer to AirPrint. Either the printer says its idle or it starts printing and then fails to complete the job. I call customer service a year ago and instead of helping the tried to sell me a service package. Im extremely disappointed in the reliability of this product and with HP's response to my issues.
Can't use Card Stock paper it will jam, too heavy
from Tulsa, OK, USA
Can't use Card Stock paper to print your own cards using Hallmark Card Studio. See now where printer will only take 16-24-lb paper and card stock paper is 65 lbs. Only problem I have with this machine.
from Ocala, FL, USA
the reviews are bad it sounds like I have a different printer but I don't I have mine for almost two years and it is great easy to use and the ink program is great my granddaughter is in roct and uses this printer a lot I never write reviews but I feel different then everyone else maybe I just got a good one .
Don't ignore problems with this printer
from Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
This printer has stopped copying & scanning. I bought it late January 2016 for my winter/spring home. I came back for a few weeks in November and began having problems. I did not call because it worked sometimes and only used it a couple of times. When I got back in late January it won't copy or scan from either a hard copy or wirelessly. I even bought a new print cartridge because it showed an error message. I am a few days over having it for a year. It was only lightly used a max of 5 months in 2015 & not at all in 2016. It is now "out of warranty " and am working to get this printer replaced.
"Looking for Printer"
I bought this printer in December. This printer is not working on some of the laptops I have at home. It is constantly looking for printer and it's very frustrating. It will connect on some products but not all. The whole family has the same brand laptop and update too. We contacted HP and they tried but didn't really solve our problem. I regret purchasing this printer and wish I still had the box so I could return it. I love HP products, just not this one.
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