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01-21-2012 09:24 AM
I have three HP output devices that I bought recently: Photosmart Premium C410, B209a, and Officejet 6500 E710n. All of them go into "Printer Preparation" modes before just about every job and on power-up. They make a lot of noise and cause a lot of delay. I've owned HP devices for over 10 years and haven't had this problem until recently.
There can't be something wrong with any one of my three devices because all of them -- purchased within the past year or two -- have the same problem. Therefore I have to conclude that this "feature" is designed into these HP products now.
It's not acceptable. It's terrible user experience.
Can this be turned off somehow?
HP's print products have turned, over the years, into bloatware overlarded with features most of which I will never use. HP has to go back to basics: make printers that produce excellent quality output, print fast, and are easy to use, without all of the bloat and nonsense. Think Chrome browser instead of Microsoft Office. Otherwise it's time for Canon, Epson, Brother, or Lexmark. I've been a staunch HP customer for a long time but am reaching the end of my rope.