I was so hopeful, but the suggested fix (using the 9800 driver) to enable two-sided printing on my HP deskjet 990cxi was unsuccessful. Even though I could get two-sided printing, my only menu choices, aside from 'off,' were for a side- or top-binding option. This resulted in side 2 being printed either reversed or upside-down. My old HP has been the most faithful and trouble-free of a number of printers, and it doesn't even guzzle ink like the Epsons, so I hope I can get this resolved. If anybody has another suggested fix, I would be grateful if you could post it.
Excellent Graphics on Any Paper The DeskJet 990Cse excelled in print quality, especially with graphics. On CNET Labs' tests, its plain-paper images ranked No. 1 among the printers we've evaluated. On coated paper, the graphics also looked great--colorful and detailed without undue artificial brightness. However, text printed on plain paper at 600 dots per inch (dpi) looked faint and feathery, rating just fair, though the same text on coated paper earned a good rating for crisp, dark, and clean lines. The DeskJet 990Cse's top resolution is 2,400 by 1,200 dpi, but you can use it only for printing photos with HP's PhotoREt III print technology (a software-enhanced interpolation).
You can feel even better about the pages you're printing because they'll come out fairly quickly and cheaply. The DeskJet 990Cse printed simple 600-dpi text at 4.2 pages per minute (ppm), making it one of the ten fastest printers we've tested. And at 4.1 cents per page of 600-dpi text and 26 cents per color page, the DeskJet 990Cse also ranks among the top 10 percent of the printers we've tested for economy.
Bells and Whistles Aplenty The DeskJet 990Cse offers many unusual and useful features. For instance, it's one of the few ink jets in its class to have Cancel and Pause buttons on its front panel; most make you intervene through the software driver. It's also one of only a handful of printers that has an IrDA-compliant infrared port for interfacing with PDAs, digital cameras, and laptops. Another noteworthy feature is the built-in, automatic paper-type sensor, which accurately discerns and sets parameters for glossy paper, plain paper, transparency stock, and so on. Most notably, the printer's Automatic Two-Sided Printing Module lets you print in duplex without having to baby-sit the pages as they come through; however, the process adds about 30 seconds of print time per sheet. Add an HP JetDirect External Print Server (which costs extra), and you can even network the printer.