Rated 1 out of 5Â by ColoradoKaren DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK
I've bought and installed dozens of printers and scanners. This one (Windows 7 x64) was an absolute nightmare. It's going back tonight.
1. Although HP lists this as WIA and Twain compliant, neither works, and throw errors in HP's scanner diagnostic tool. #FAIL
2. The printer is not compatible with a high yield cartridge. #FAIL
3. In PDF files created from a scan (not scanned from this "machine;" see #1), printing at 600dpi and 1200dpi with the toner saver "feature" enabled REVERSE PRINTS, e.g., black background/white text! #FAIL
4. Clunky, noisy, cheap feeling and sounding. Really embarrassing to run any of the functions in a professional office environment! #FAIL
5. The software install/uninstall is just as gawdawful as ever. My registry is awash in lame HP leftovers; I should charge HP for my time in cleaning up what their developers couldn't write into their uninstall procedures. #FAIL
6. Most of the apps crash, even after a fresh reboot. #FAIL
7. When I did try HP's scan utility, the PDF file it produced was BLANK. #FAIL
January 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SMARTIE SUPER IMPRESSED!!!
I HAD TO WAIT ABOUT 2 WEEKS FOR THIS PRINTER CAME BACK INTO STOCK AND IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!!!! I AM STARTING A SMALL AT HOME BUSINESS AND WANTED SOMETHING JUST TO PRINT OUT INVOICES, REPORTS, ETC. SO I CALLED HP TO GET A SUGGESTION OR TWO. I WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS HP 1536 AND ALL OF IT'S FEATURES AND I WAS EXCITED, I WENT OUT AND PURCHASED THE REPLACEMENT TONER BEFORE I RECEIVED THE UNIT. I SET IT UP OVER THE WEEKEND AND IT'S TRULY A MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER. IT'S EASY TO SET UP OUT OF THE BOX AND THE FEATURE'S ARE NON-STOP. THE COMPACT SIZE IS GREAT AND WORKS LIKE A UNIT TWICE IT'S SIZE. WITH THE STARTER TONER THAT CAME WITH THE UNIT SURPRISED THE HECK OUT OF ME, I'VE ALREADY PRINTED OVER 1000 COPIES AND NO SIGN OF RUNNING OUT OF TONER ANYTIME SOON!!!!! THE PAPER FEEDER IS SMOOTH NO PAPER JAMS YET. THIS IS REALLY GOOD ENOUGH TO USE IN A MEDIUM SIZED OFFICE ALSO. I AM 2000% HAPPY, NO REGRETS AT ALL. IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEMS ALWAYS GIVE HP CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPT. AND TECH SUPPORT A CHANCE TO ASSIST. HEWLETT PACKARD STANDS BEHIND ALL OF THERE PRODUCTS AND WILL MAKE EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT!!! OVERALL THIS UNIT IS WORTH THE $299.99 PRICE, LOOK AROUND AND YOU CAN FIND IT ON SALE AND IT'S WORTH THE WAIT. ONE OTHER THING THE TONER MAY SEEM PRICEY, BUT THE AMOUNT OF COPIES YOU CAN MAKE, IT'S REALLY CHEAP AND WILL LAST A LONG TIME. I HOPE YOU WILL BE AS HAPPY AS I AM WITH THIS PRINTER!!!!
January 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BermudaSchwartz Terrific unit!
It's been a while since I bought an HP Laser Jet, 12 years to be exact, and I only replaced my 2100 because it didn't like modern networking. The 1536 is my first multifunction unit, and they've certainly come a long way since the original units where none of the functions were particularly good. Of course the print quality on this is excellent, and it's fast. Setup on my home network was simple and worked right from the start. But it also copies faithfully, and I was impressed that the scanner was color, even though the printer is b&w. I really don't know what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. The driver integrated perfectly with Photoshop, and there's also an HP scanning app.
I'm used to heavier printers, and was a little concerned with the lightness of this one. But it performs solidly, and I'm very happy with it. My only complaint is that while it prints nicely on light card stock, the sheets must be fed one or two at a time, the paper supply and bypass slot will jam with more than that. But that's a minor portion of my print jobs, and I can live with it.
December 22, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Magi Excellent machine
The machine exceeded all my expectations. It truly is an 'all-in-one'.
November 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BobbyK Very Experienced MF User Review
I've been using these machines for years, and I have to say... this is the very best MF I have ever had. Instant on scanner - wow, this is fabulous, you don't have to wait around for the bulb or system to warm up, you put your paper on the unit and it scans right away when you push the button. Printer is very fast for this class machine, good resolution. This MF performs exactly as you expect it to, overcoming pretty much everything I don't like about all my previous MF's. Clearly the Best MF EVER in the mainstream class.
Beefs: Toner is expensive, I really hate getting gouged by HP on toner. This unit is no exception. You can't get cartridges at Monoprice as of this date.
Construction quality is OK although appearance and look of cheap plastic almost stopped me from buying it.
If cheaper toner becomes available, there will never be a reason to upgrade this unit...other than maybe styling. Congrats HP, you got this one right!
November 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bestbuyever Best printer ever!
This laser printer is one of the best buys that I have got in a while. I need to print about 800 pages a week and the lexmark pro705 did not do the job. It only printed about 50 pages, and did a terrible job. It was a piece of junk. The HP 1536nf did the job!
October 24, 2010