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HP Officejet Pro 8100
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Summary: A regular inkjet printer from HP. It has both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.
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Community icon8 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Inkjet printers
User Reviews
User Reviews

For general small biz use - no problems
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Good Text Graphics
Highly Rated By Pros
Very Low Cost Ink
Mediocre For Photos
Only Blk 3 Color Carts
Won't Hold Ream Of Paper
Best Uses
Double-sided Printing
General Biz Use
Personal Use
My Canon (great text, graphics, photos) died. Studying up on printers led me to buy this HP Officejet Pro 8100 because of low ink costs and fine non-photo printing at relatively high speed. Setup - no problems, quite easy. Use - satisfactory. I have no need to print envelopes (I use a label printer). I would have preferred an 11x17 printer with these features and quality, but .... Printing is so fast, incl. when duplexing, that the ink doesn't dry fully before the next sheet is printed, but no smearing. I give it 3 1/2 stars.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Clunky Process to Print Envelopes
Best Uses
I used to own an HP Deskjet 6940, a really solid printer that did me well for 8 years. It suddently died, so in a pinch I ran out and purchased the HP Officejet Pro 8100 because it seemed to be highly rated on such sites as Best Buy and Office Depot. I've had it less than one week and am very disappointed in the process you have to go through to print envelopes. The old 6940 had a slick separate port for printing envelope stock; all you had to do was to insert an envelope, and you were ready to print. The 8100, on the other hand, represents a step backward in that you have to pull out the paper tray, remove all of your paper stock, insert your envelope(s), reset the guides, and replace the paper tray before you hit the print button. Totally clunky and a step backwards for what should be a very simple function that the 6940 did very well. I'm considering returning this 8100 for this reason.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

Don't buy it!
Fast Bw Printing
Hard Setup
Jams Easily
Poor Config Options
Poor image quality
Best Uses
For Bw Printing Only
I've bought this printer and I use it for one year... it's bad printer and you should buy it for printing B&W documents only. You also don't have a lot of configuration options. It's my last HP printer that I bought (I'm so disappointed)...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The HP Officejet Pro 8100 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. The HP Officejet Pro 8100 Printers features and specs include Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Auto-duplexing, Can print if color empty. In our lab tests, Printers models like the HP Officejet Pro 8100 are reviewed on Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Text quality, Graphics quality, Ink cost/month ($), Maintenance ink use, Text speed, 4x6 photo time, 8x10 photo time, Text cost (cents), 4x6 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo cost ($). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the HP Officejet Pro 8100 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the HP Officejet Pro 8100 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the HP Officejet Pro 8100.
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