I found I needed to print a few more sunflowers on cotton fabric sheets for my March 12 x 12 piece today, and guess what? My HP Officejet all-in-one broke today. It kept telling me it had a paper jam, but I couldn't find a jam when I checked it out. When Joe came home he looked at it and found no paper inside but lots of black ink powder. Evidently the ink cartridge jammed somehow, and dumped the ink and now he can't get to the ink cartridge to get it out. He's going to check tomorrow and see if it can be repaired at a reasonable cost, but he doubts it.
This is the third HP Officejet all-in-one we've had go bad on us in 5 years. The first, a G85, died before the warranty was out and they replaced it immediately. The replacement lasted a little over 2 years and the printer broke on it. It would cost as much to repair as to buy a new one so we bought the current 7200 a year and 3 months ago. It managed to last just beyond the warranty before it broke. It has been the printer portion that broke in all of them. I admit, we do lots of printing for the business, my photos on fabric, quilt patterns, and my genealogy research and books; but they are rather expensive to replace every year. I'd like to find one that is not a disposable use and toss variety.
What kind of luck have any of you had with your HP inkjet printers? What would you recommend as a good reliable machine for us? We need one that can print, scan and fax. It takes too much room to have separate pieces for each function.
Where have you purchased your and did you get the extended warranty. If so, do you recommend the extended warranty? We haven't had very good luck with the extended warranties paying for what needs to be repaired. They tend to cover everything except what actually breaks. And since they have a lot more experience with the equipment than we do, they know what to exclude. Do I sound a little cynical?!!!
In the meantime, I'll get my 12 x 12 as far as I can without the use of a printer. We have to get this fixed or replaced quickly. Like yesterday?!