Written on: 15/07/2012
I've been using mine heavily for years with absolutely no problems until recently it refused to load photo paper and card. This turned out to be the pickup rollers requiring cleaning, an easy job which took about 30 minutes, and no problems since. Excellent printing and very good photo prints too. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010
This printer will only accept plain copy paper. It prints well for A3 and A4 sizes. It will not accept photo paper if you want to print photos buy a different printer. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010
I don't normally write reviews, but this printer deserves a glowing one. Had it for years, which I can't say about any other printer I've owned. It just keeps going. I use re-manufactured cartridges which seem to work just fine, and they don't seem to need replacing very often. If this printer does ever fail in my lifetime. I'll buy another HP Deskjet 1220c (if they're still for sale.)
Written on: 15/06/2010
I love this printer! I've had it for years, no problems. Excellent quality print which is very important to me. Only single drawback is it wasn't happy trying to print on card. Apart from that absolutely no problems and it has been used very very heavily every day. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2009
fantastic printer. if people read the instructions and use the right ink & media it will last for years. i've had mine since the mid-90's never let me down. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2009
At time of purchase (2002?) the 1220C offered value for money as a postscript compatible A3(+) printer. I suppose it has lasted well and image quality is potentially great, but otherwise this printer has been very frustrating! Firstly, postscript compatibility was only available using the bundled OS9 Press Ready software, which was excellent but soon became redundant. Secondly, print quality is let down by streaks on every single printout, caused because the machine frequently fails to load... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2009 by richardviled (20 reviews written)
I don't have any complains about this printer, it is working very fine for me. The print quality is good, fast and efficient. I only have trouble setting it up at first but when got hold of the manual, then it would be alright.
The ink was quite good, but sometimes when printing photographs with vivid images, it tends to consume a lot of ink (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009 by stevan (1 review written)
The HP Deskjet 1220C printer is very good, because have big cartridges and easy to refill them. (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2009
Recently the photopapers get stuck during feeding and the printer continues wasting the ink without recognizing that the paper is stuck. Also, it does not pick 180gsm photo papers. I havent tried other thickness. We have been using this HP Deskjet 1220C printer for a longtime (3 yrs) now and it prints excellent on normal papers (both A4/A3) and it used to print excellent copies on photopaper. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
Everything in my experience.. for me it doesn't even switch on.. manual feed doesn't work.. doesn't print well.. doesn't pick up paper.. not very accurate... I have personally much more aswell but cant be bothered to go into it as I find this HP Deskjet Printer very agitating. Therefore I do not recommend the Deskjet 1220D, generally...don't buy one.. I've lost too much time to keep trying to make it work. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2007 by ColMacf
Don't buy a HP Deskjet 1220C printer unless you only want to print on standard paper - and if that's all you want to do then, in my opinion, there are cheaper and better.
I have found that with my printer, the rear feed doesn't work, it won't handle photographic paper - and I find it to be even unreliable with the thinnest non-glossy paper.
This is a hair tearing out machine and I wish I had never bought it. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2007 by Kemal (1 review written)
HP has designed a rear manual feed which does not work, and we customers paid for it. It is very interesting that such a big company feels no responsibility for deceiving customers. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2006 by Bill181 (1 review written)
Owned 1100 prior for 5 years doing the same kind of printing. Too bad HP decided to discontinue. Excellent printer. (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2006 by Leni (1 review written)
For the first six months or so after purchase, the HP Deskjet 1220C inkjet printer seemed like an excellent choice. The print quality (on photo paper) was glossy and rich, and if it occasionally had problems picking up sheets from the paper tray, then that was a small flaw.
Since then (I've had it just over a year now) it has gone rapidly downhill. Virtually every print has been produced with heavy vertical streaks that no amount of diligent cleaning seems to get rid of, and its... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2005 by Tom Donaghy (1 review written)
I have had this HP Deskjet 1220C in use for 3 years and for what I bought it for it is fine. It goes through a lot of cartridges (I guess they all do) now I am trying to use it to print digital photographs and the paper feed is hopeless manual feed is all OK the results, when you set it up for photos, are spectacular. It is a big machine all right but then it will take a 13x19 sheet of paper. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2005 by Gale (1 review written)
My HP Deskjet 1220C will only except lightweight paper.
I have wasted so much photo paper trying to get this thing to print. Next time I will buy an Epson! (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2005 by gtweeks (1 review written)
I have had an HP Deskjet 1220C for a bit less than a year. For the first 3-4 months I loved it. It will now print only on light weight paper, forget heavy photo paper, the rear manual feed never worked. It has now begun clattering and groaning with death sounds. It has not had heavy usage at all -- even when it worked. This was a $400 machine and I expected much more than I got. I now have an Epson 1280 which is great albeit not as fast. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2004 by sharelle (1 review written)
HP Deskjet 1220C - Good price for a large format printer - the quality is good - especially on coated papers.... have found it totally reliable - the only downside being that the Adobe press-ready software it came with which enables postscript printing (very important for a graphic designer!) doesn't come Mac OSX compatible as they stopped press ready in 2002! Any advice on postscript software that will run with the HP Deskjet 1220c would be much appreciated!! (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2004 by ejthorn (1 review written)
I wouldn't buy one of these Hewlett Packard Deskjet 1220C Inkjet Printer if you held a gun to my head. This has been the most unreliable piece of equipment I have ever used. The drivers fail occasionaly during a print job. It doesn't interface with Adobe acrobat reader very well. I had to send it out for repair after only 2 months of light usage and got a refurb unit back in its place. For the $500 we paid for it we got robbed and jobbed. HP suck! (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2004 by frelexis (1 review written)
As a graphic designer running my own buisiness from home I needed a top quality printer. At the time this Hewlett Packard Deskjet 1220C inkjet printer cost me £250!! Daylight robbery if you ask me!! I now have a £35 printer that copes better with my needs. I can't even print photos on it as the photopaper refuses point blank to go through the machine.
If you're thinking of getting one my advice is simple - DON'T!!!! (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2004 by roboreeves (1 review written)
Got a bit fed up with two previous Epsons, the print heads always seem to get clogged. I just thought all modern printer had a decent quality output but the Hewlett Packard Deskjet 1220C has been a complete waste of money. I feel done! Whats the point of spending all that extra money for the cartriges. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2003 by Scaglione (1 review written)
All in all, if its normal paper, I only have the occasional hick up. But it's that 15 minutes trying to print out a single envelope that makes me want to beat it up. Rear feed, I can see why some of the newer ones don't have them. Photo paper won't even pick up any more.
If the printer's pickups would be more reliable, then half my problems would be solved. Updated drivers seems logical....but that would keep customers from buying new printers. Rear feed needs a tray.
Print out the... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2003 by tony the mad designer.
We recently purchased the Hewlett Packard Deskjet 1220c for our office. Up until then we were using a great epson wide format printer. This HP piece of junk doesn't even compare. Sure it works fine if you plan on using it with plain paper, but if you want to do photo prints on somewhat thick paper, forget it. Using HP's own photo paper, the friction feed can't handle it. It gets stuck getting through, but to make it worse the printer doesn't even recognize there is a problem, and... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2003 by Judy.
I purchased a high-end printer because I hoped that I would be purchasing reliability and good after-sales service. How wrong I was! From day 1, the printer was erratic, and after numerous problems I returned it to HP within the guarantee period, hoping for a new printer in exchange. Instead, it was sent for repair, and came back in much the same condition - when it worked, the quality was excellent, but it was unreliable. Eight months later, it has packed up altogether, and HP tells me that... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2002 by RUFFIAN.
After searching for quite a while I tracked down a no longer manufactured Canon BJ5100. I wanted a machine that was affordable and that printed 11x17. The Canon was so slow that I could leave for 15 minutes and come back as the plot was finishing (Autocad files can be large). An architect friend told me about the HP DeskJet 1220c inkjet printer and raved about it so I went out and found one. It was costlier than the Canon (which still worked so to speak) but I was just starting my own... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2001 by Bev.
Due to upgrade paths, & hardware/software compatability issues with my previous 1100C and support wanting £20 just to talk to me about availability of drivers (not on their web-site) I was set on an Epson this time round and the reviews were good. Admittedly the Epson chassis is a bit tinny but I couldn't get hold of one anyhow so I gave in and got the 1220C. The 1100C was quiet but the 1220C has that beat hands down, you have to look at the printer to see if it's working as you can't hear... (read more)