HP Photosmart 7520 Printer

We had a HP PSC 2175 Printer and it died after three years with a jammed scanner. We then bought a HP Photosmart C309G Printer and it died after three years with a jammed scanner. We've now had our HP Photosmart 7520 Printer for about a month and so far I love it. But I have this nagging feeling that, in a fairly short while, it's going to die like the others.

HP Photosmart 7520 Printer If I'd had my choice we probably wouldn't have gotten yet another HP, but this printer died while I was in the middle of an important project and my boyfriend ran out to get us a replacement. This is what he brought home. To be fair, it prints gorgeous photos. I enter art shows and I use this for my smaller images. I have an Artisan printer I use for the larger ones. Both have won me awards so this printer does quite good quality.

I am really annoyed by all the ads on the touch screen. The C309G was bad enough, but this has just gone one more level into Hell. Why do these companies feel they can bombard us with ads even after we've paid for their product? I also don't like that it randomly chimes while it's just sitting there. It's distracting when I'm trying to work on something (I like it to be quiet when I work).

Maybe three or four years ago I had need for scanners occasionally but nowadays I rarely need to use it. Everything is done electronically and all my old photos are long since scanned. So I don't have any detailed experience with using the scanner.

We do have this set up wirelessly and it works fairly flawlessly. So no issues there. If the whole house has a power outage sometimes the IP address will change and we have to reconnect to it, but that's a normal part of modern life.

So, all in all, I like the photo quality. I like the print quality. I haven't had any real issues with it. I'll knock a star for the sounds and printer-head-cleaning-before-printing that it loves to do (wasting ink) and annoying display ads. But we'll see if I have to come back in a few years and report that it, like its predecessors, has decided to jam up and force us to buy yet another printer.

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