"Out of control ink usage to get a decent quality copy."0.5 starson by brewfish4
Pros: When on best settings, the quality is fantastic.
Cons: The color cartridges are EXTREMELY expensive, and they do not last. The promise is 1400-2200 pages per catridge--this is only true if you publish everything in draft mode, which you could not pass out as a newsletter or a flyer.
Summary: I have owned this machine for 3 weeks. I have done fewer than 600 copies. 500 were a garden newsletter with some color. The rest are photographs of monarch caterpillars, butterflies, etc. Now I understand that I should not expect the 1400-2200 thing, but I am on my THIRD cartridge for yellow, magenta and blue, and my second for black. Totally unacceptable. I called HP and they couldn't have cared less, and just said, too bad. Anyone have any suggestions???