Written on: 26/09/2008
After minimal printing I got "Ink System Failure" and there doesn't appear to be a resolution except buying a competitors product that works properly for a reasonable amount of time. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2007 by george1956 (1 review written)
The machine worked well and looks good, the cost of ink was reasonable but when this machine breaks, it is for keeps. It cannot be repaired. So, watch out - I suggest get something else. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2007 by connollystar (1 review written)
The quality of photo can be very good but since changing from XP to Vista it fails to print 8 out of 10 times and keeps asking me to get more updates which I download time after time.
Have to say I have now given up and looking for a new printer. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2007 by Reaction (20 reviews written)
Since writing my initial review, I must now add some important notes.
After about 6 months, the printer started to display an "Ink System Failure" message, which sounds horrendous but is completely false. HP provide a number of laborious so-called 'fixes' on their website. I have carefully tried them all, but am still left with a printer that does not work when first switched on. Now, every time I wish to use the 8250, I must first run a small program to 'clear' the false error message,... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2006 by simonfitzuk (1 review written)
If you buy this HP PhotoSmart 8250 printer from the aforementioned outlets, after 1 month they pass you off to HP rather than deal with in-house. Do not accept this under any circumstances and look at the Sales of Good Act (Faulty Goods). Mine had an out of paper error message after about 20 pages of printing so on returning to Currys they gave me a phone number and said HP would pick it up and repair/replace. Fine except the phone number was only meant for Currys staff so you are then... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2006 by m240036 (1 review written)
I bought a HP Photosmart 8250 Printer on 1/10/05 following great reviews in various magazines. After 4 months of light use, the ink system completely failed. I phoned HP as it was still under their 12 months manufacturer's warranty, and they confirmed it needed to be replaced. I was told they would send me another printer within 1 week, but it would be a secondhand re-manufactured replacement unit (not new), as that's their warranty policy! Unbelievable!! Buy a new piece of HP kit, it goes... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2006 by brian wright22 (2 reviews written)
First of all the good points... I purchased a HP PhotoSmart 8250 digital photo printer from PC World on Boxing Day for £74.99 (two day sale). Normal selling price £149.99. The photo quality is much better than my previous HP printers.(HP720 & 959). Do not use HP Photo paper! It's much better using Jessops Photo inkjet 260grams or Epson Ultra glossy photo paper. The finished prints are very close to Photographic paper.
I have already had it changed for a new replacement, because although the... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2005 by Reaction (20 reviews written)
For normal everyday business letter printing duties, the HP PhotoSmart 8250 is very fast. For photo printing it is also very fast, but most importantly produces exceptionally high quality prints. The six separate ink cartridges, with extra large black, mean that running costs are kept to a minimum. For a mid-range printer, it seems a bit silly that they included the expense of a multi card-reader on the front (CF, SD, XD, MemoryStick), since I'm sure most people spending this much on... (read more)