• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to remove this printer from recommended list!

    • Written by from Duxbury

    Just bought this printer after looking at the list of printers Apple has on its web page, touting its to be useful with airplay! While you maybe able to use airplay with 10.6 I think of its usefulness to be 10.7 and Lion compatible, this printer is not. To apple's credit it does print that its only listed to work with 10.6 OS.
    Lion is not brand new, just released or bleeding edge software but in many cases it does seem that the players and hardware has not caught up to Lion.
    I believe that apple should not have a printer on its front page of recommendation of printers for one that does not work with its grand dame OS Lion. HP needs to get update or Apple should rethink this printer in its store.

    656 of 729 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT AirPrint compatible if your Mac system is up to date!!!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I agree, it is a very nice printer. But to use AirPrint, it "requires" a firmware update. I downloaded the update on my MacBook Pro (Lion) and made numerous attempts. Crash, crash, crash. It will not run it. I searched HP's support site and found other people making the same comment about trying to update the firmware running Lion. This is crazy. HP is asleep at the wheel.

    526 of 569 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    HP LJ 1536dnf MFP

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Very nice printer, easy to set up although HP could do a better job on their end with instructions. The cd's the printer comes with is not compatible with Lion OS. Not a problem went straight to HP and downloaded updated version-set up easy. Everything worked great no problems printing from iPhone 4S, iPad2. Nice printer! Look around good sales paid less than $210.00. Hope this helps.

    363 of 388 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Works Great With Mountain Lion

    • Written by from Lutherville

    I bought a new Hewlett Packard Laserjet Pro M1217 nfw MFP and tried for hours to get it to fully work (it printed, but would not scan) with Mountain Lion 10.8. After spending hours on hold with HP with no answer, tweeting HP with no response and scouring the web for a solution (there is none), I finally gave up. I then bought a HP LaserJet Pro 1536dnf MFP, installed the HP software for Mountain Lion and everything works fine. This appears to be one of the only HP printers that has drivers for Mountain Lion, and it works great.

    171 of 179 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Device

    • Written by from South Portland

    I hate this thing. I telecommute and often need to scan documents. The paper feed gets jammed when I try to scan anything longer than two pages. I end up scanning each page individually. That is, until recently, when the scanner completely stopped working (I've had the device for a year and a half). There was no incident--just one day the software would not scan anymore. I restarted the device and my computer and looked in the troubleshooting section of the manual. Nothing helped.

    I've never been able to set up the double-sided print option or get the paper tray options correctly set. I've read the 250-page manual twice and it's not very helpful. I can't overstate how many times I've almost smashed this thing with my fist. I'm relieved to be replacing it with a simpler, functioning device.

    157 of 174 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless printing works on iPad third-generation as well as MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Rocky River

    Running iOS 5.1.1 on iPad third generation, air print works fine.
    Running Mountain lion on the MacBook Pro, air print works fine.
    This printer is hooked up to my wireless router.

    124 of 129 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Number of Copies per Cartridge

    • Written by from Morgantown

    My biggest complaint about this device is the number of copies per toner cartridge. It is way too costly to operate. I used to own a much cheaper Brother printer that produced way more copies/pages per toner cartridge. I just bought another Brother printer and will be gifting this one to charity (although, I feel guilty passing along this toner hog to anyone!).

    92 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPrint iOS SOLUTION!!!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    To AirPrint from iOS devices, make sure printer is connected via USB AND Ethernet to your Time Capsule. I did this and it IMMEDIATELY enabled AirPrinting on all my IOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iTouch). Hope this helps!

    See second to last sentence/paragraph below...

    Avoid connecting AirPrint-capable printers to the USB port of Apple AirPort Base Stations or Time Capsules. Doing so can enable traditional AirPort printing from a Mac, but it will not enable AirPrint functions for iOS devices.

    If you cannot use Wi-Fi networking to connect the AirPrint-capable printer, use an Ethernet connection from the AirPrint-capable printer to the Apple AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule."

    Source: iOS AirPrint 101 on apple website (search it because I can't post the link in here for some reason...) Its under the "Additional Information" tab > "If you are unable to print, or if you see the message "No AirPrint Printers Found""

    72 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally quite happy

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought this a year ago, and consider it good value for money. It scans, prints well without jamming, duplex prints which is really nice as I download a lot of technical papers, and I can AirPrint off my iPad. I just recommended it to a friend. I had a few irritating setup issues like getting AirPrint to work, HP's website is not the most customer friendly, but I managed to get everything working fine. My machine is linked to my wireless router via ethernet. The only other possibility is a USB 2.0 connection directly to my computer. If the machine has been powered off, it can take almost a minute after pushing the power-on button for the network to find the printer, for the printer to initialize, and to turn out the first page. And that applies to any function. That's mildly annoying, so I leave the machine on at all times. The power draw in sleep mode is small. I also find the manual a bit obtuse, especially as it pertains to faxing. Then again, it's easy to send a fax and nobody has tried to send me one since I've owned the machine.

    Don't buy the HP toner cartridge, compatibles from a reputable dealer will save you a bundle. This is a popular compatible, so it is widely available and often deeply discounted.

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Scanner/Fax/Copier and Printer with regularly updated drivers.

    • Written by from Port Townsend

    I discovered this printer by pleasant surprise while installing a full office of iMac's 2 years ago. Most desks either received their own printer or between a pair of users in sharing the same offices. They were instantly seen by the iMac's and worked over the network for faxing, scanning and printing. Shortly afterwards, I purchased one for my own home office. The drivers do get updated which is good and bad, good in that they work, and bad in that the interface can change on you. I usually just delete the printers and let my mac find it again if it's changed on me. One downside is if you need to print much, the toner only lasts for about 4 to 5 reams of paper. For me, it works because I just don't print much, mainly use it as a copier, scanner and occasional fax and small print jobs.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPrint after firmware update works like a charm!

    • Written by from Lake Mills

    AirPrint after setting this HP printer worked like a charm! Set up via an ethernet cable into an Apple Airport, firmware update the HP and it will print from your Apple network devices. (recommend setting this up via HP's support website, for the latest software to run on 10.8 OS.

    20 of 20 people found this useful