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HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating:
4.389 / 5
4.4
 / 
5
(18 reviews) 17
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Rating breakdown 18 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Star
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16 out of 18(89%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Review 1 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Somewhat Disappointed

PostedMarch 4, 2011
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Location:Harvard, Massachusetts
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:40-54
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
We owned a 30n for 6 years and loved it totally! It was quiet, and did every job superbly. Recently the black printhead would not print and there was no help from HP so we had to purchase another printer and our choice was the 130nr. It is very loud and did not come with RIP software, so we have to do without until that big purchase can be saved for.
I contacted HP twice about the RIP software since we had it with the 30n and asked if they would sell up a upgrade. But they never replied.
+1point
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Review 2 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Should Have Bought it a Long Time Ago

PostedFebruary 25, 2011
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Location:Corbin, KY
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:40-54
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just bought the HP Designjet 130 Printer, and I love it. The set up of the machine was a breeze and I was printing within 2 hours. Had some issues with installing the drivers but nothing to troublesome. Loading a single sheet from the rear was the only thing I had trouble with, alignment issues. Love this printer, quick, quiet and beautiful color…
+1point
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Review 3 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Option!

PostedJuly 8, 2010
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Location:Kansas City
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Age:25-39
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had my 130 for about two years now and it has certainly surpassed my expectations. The biggest surprise is in the print quality which matches that of many far more expensive printers I've used. I wish it had two black inks which would improve the darkest areas on matte prints but considering the price I feel guilty complaining. This printer prints well on canvas and most high end artist papers. For glossy prints I recommend you stick with hp paper as other types are a bit hit and miss. Ink usage has been an improvement over my last (Epson) printer. Another thing I love is that I can let the 130 sit for weeks at a time and then when I need it it is ready to go without a problem. My Epson didn't like to go long periods without printing as the ink would dry and it would clog, forcing me to go through many cleaning cycles and to often have to replace cartridges. The biggest knock I find on this printer is that getting the paper to feed correctly is harder than with some other large format printers. I often reload four or five times with certain types of paper before it accepts it and it spits out back loaded canvas unless it is fed perfectly straight. I created a special grid marked board that helps. I'd recommend you get the roll feeder if you plan to use the same type of paper over and over as I'm sure it helps with the feed problem. Still I highly recommend this printer!
+5points
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Review 4 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this printer

PostedMay 7, 2010
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Gender:Female
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Age:55+
I was skeptical spending so much money, but love the quality of the photos and the range in sizes. Delivery was quick, and set up was easy.
+4points
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Review 5 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Simple printer to use.

PostedOctober 10, 2009
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Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Age:25-39
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Print Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This printer is a work horse. I print plans for my design company. It has great detail, even on the smallest object, sometimes the page I print looks better than my moniter.
+2points
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Review 6 for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I love it

PostedApril 14, 2009
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Gender:Female
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Age:55+
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Print Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have had this printer since 2004 and love everything about it. I use it with the HP Rip, HP Inks and HP media and have had such good experience with it's versatility, its print-out quality, it's hard work, (and no repair problem!) It's footprint is just right for my small studio. It's function is precise and smart enough to correct me if I try something incorrectly. I get so excited with anticipation when a print comes out and see the perfect results, especially when its on canvas! I have had experiences where I had to call Support, either in the set-up in the beginning or recently due to a computer glitch---no fault of the printer---and the HP support is OUTSTANDING! I have recommended this printer to many colleagues as a best buy and smart choice if their work takes on the variety as I do, from commercial graphics to fine art. I look forward to the next generation to be as equal as this.
+8points
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Ratings-only reviews for HP Designjet 130 Printer
Based on the average of (12) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
4.3 / 5
4.3 / 5
10 out of 12 recommend this product
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5