HP needs to stop telling me when my half full ink cartridges have "expired", even though they are perfectly fine. On some of the newer models the printer won't let you circumvent the expiration notice and it won't print, period. If you want to start that nonsense, then give credit for the ink in the tank.
They also need to stop my printer from performing full cleaning cycles every time it wakes up, that really eats the ink.
In their defense, all the reviews I'm reading on Canon and Epson are giving me the same message, the newer printers eat ink with their bloody cleaning cycles.
Finally, whose stupid idea was it to do away with direct to CD/DVD printing? According to an HP employee I spoke to yesterday who was promoting HP in a big box store, it's the number one request from all of the visitors, where's the CD/DVD printing?? Is there some kind of patent dispute going on that I don't know about?
Anyway, I own a Photosmart Premium All in one (309a) and the wireless broke on that a while back, so I have to use USB again. HP has never been any help with the issue of the paper feed, which was one of the worst I've ever experienced. The cleaning cycles drive me nuts on that bloody thing! I wake it up for a photocopy, it cleans all the printer heads and I realize the 1 copy will cost me $2.00, it's just wrong. I also own a C6180 All in one. The paper feed is far superior and the printer works well, but has the ink and cleaning cycle problem as well. At least I can hit a couple of buttons and circumvent the ink issue though, which is a plus. I like HP but these will be my last two HP printers unless they make significant improvements and provide CD/DVD printing again.
I wish to God they'd finally introduce the Memjet technology line of printers here in the U.S. All the big printer companies are crapping their pants because they know the second we get our hands on one, their days of exploiting us all with their costly ink are over. 60 pages a minute and 30 pages a minute in full color, phenomenal!!!! All this AND refillable ink cartridges!!
What bugs the hell out of me is that no one is willing to make the leap and invest in tooling to make a printer. Of course, they're going to be expensive because let's face it, HP, Epson and Canon all subsidize their printer sales in the full knowledge they'll whack us all on the cost of ink. I don't mind paying $1,500 for a good home office printer if I can get rid of the ink pickpockets though!
MEMJET, IT'S TIME.... Get this bloody technology out to us already, you've been messing around with label machines and commercial printers too long!! Time to throw the little people a bone! Your printers are already available in Europe, here's a huge market just waiting to be exploited!