The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. It works with both Windows and Mac OS. Individual cartridges for each color let you change only the ones that are empty. The capacity of the main paper tray is 250 sheets, a generous size. There's an automatic document feeder to let you copy or scan a stack of pages in one operation. The automatic document feeder can even copy or scan both sides of the pages. The printer has a large, 3.8-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card. It's got a touchscreen, used to control the printer. Like most color printers, the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus has a memory-card reader, which can accept these types of memory cards: Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital.
About This Brand
HP continues to have the largest market share in this category. With a plethora of products announced throughout the year, its offerings satisfy all types of consumers.
Features & Specs - HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus
Built-in fax For an all-in-one printer, a built-in fax modem that lets you fax what you've scanned without the need for assistance from the computer's own communication hardware.
Memory-card reader Indicates whether the printer has a built-in memory-card reader. If so, this feature lets you print image files from a digital camera's memory card without using a computer. You can also transfer the files to a computer.
Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital
PictBridge This feature allows direct printing (without the use of a computer) from any brand of digital camera to any brand of printer.
LCD viewer Printer has a built-in LCD screen for viewing and editing images from a memory card. The screen is small, usually only 1 to 3.5 inches, and editing capability is very limited.
Individual color tanks Some inkjet printers use a separate tank for each color. Others have tri-color cartridges with three colors in one. Individual tanks let you replace only the color that runs out rather than tossing a tri-color cartridge that may have some ink left.
Individual color tanks
Auto-duplexing Can print automatically on both sides of the paper.
Networking The ability to connect to a home network for printing from a computer either via an Ethernet or a WiFi connection. Ethernet is the common wired network and WiFi is the wireless format commonly found in laptop computers.
I use it for home office and I do a lot of printing and scanning and occasional faxing. Easy to use and it's wireless. Pictures print beautifully. Have used scanner for flyers, post cards, etc. and they look very professional. The machine is a little noisy. It does not always come up with the wireless connection when first turned on and I have to set it up again,(which is easy to do). Don't know why. Other than that, it's great.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Frustrated with HP
from Calgary, Canada
They replaced a new printer (4 months old) with a refurbished one that worked even more poorly than the one it was replacing. Painful customer service.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Inconsistent Quality, Painful Maintenace
Easy To Set Up
I use this printer daily. When it prints well, the quality is excellent. However, it is extremely inconsistent with frequent paper jams. If you don't load paper in the tray perfectly, you have to pull it all out and start over. Jams are sometimes very difficult to clear. Color photos on plain paper are terrible quality- good for draft use only if you are not trying to see details. It uses up (expensive)ink way faster than any other printer I have owned. It does self checks way too often and usually in the middle of a print job. These checks stall my print job for 1-2 minutes and are a big hassle.<br />I will never buy another and do not recommend this to anyone else.