Rated 1 out of 5Â by thebestcpu Bought 2 - 1 Great, 1 Really Bad
First purchase: I bought one for my son to help him finish his thesis. The 8600 worked like a champ. Fast, clean print, no jams, easy setup, built and ran like a champ.
Second purchase: During setup the first test pages had drips of black ink. I printed one email message as a test and it had black drips on it. It then gave a message that there was a problem with the print head and to remove it. Followed the on screen animated instructions and pulled out the ink cartridges and printer head (very easy to do). My hand was underneath the print head to support it when withdrawing it from the 8600 and it was drizzling ink out (continuous stream). Before I could do anything it overflowed my hand onto my shirt, pants, leg, onto ceramic tile and the grout between the tiles. What a mess. Good news is the ink cleaned up pretty easy (a little scrubbing). I had the 3 year extended warranty and HP immediately shipped a new print head and another pack of starter ink cartridges. So a bimodal experience and in my book, the low score is the one that sticks for my grading. Unacceptable experience even if the new print head solves the problem. This is an Officejet Pro series printer yet this was far from a "Pro" experience.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JoDab Great Printing for Inexpensive Machine
The HP office jet pro 8600 was highly rated on all the comparison sites I checked. It does a super job in color and black and white. The HP online store was the least expensive to order from, and had the fastest shipping. Excellent experience overall.
July 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Leese Fax did not even work!
The fax did not work, but it was past the 30 days to get a knew one! The sales person did not say there were 2 other options were available, such as a Premium version. The sales person was probably not allowed to say this printer would be obsolete. It is also too big. Plus there are NOT abilities for sizes when copying.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Retired297 All-in-One and More......
Replaced my old Office Jet 6310ix All-in-One with this new Office Jet PRO 8600. We are still working though all the features, but so far we love it and the number of pages it prints is like three times of my old printer.
The eprint is a great addition but we are still working out the bugs and have had three difference email address assigned. This is because of a problem with my Home Net, and the printer not being seen and when we re-connect HP Connect assigns a new address.
You need to think of it as being connected on two networks, one is the Home Net and the second is a internet (HP Direct Print) with the printers build in server. Just a bump in the road of setting things up.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kjhomefinderHP Okay but why so many this and thats
Just okay for the 8600 because the feeder did not last long at all, but ad for online printer/server set up it gets 5 stars. I LOVE my 7500 and any printer made prior to that, as the ink lasts a super long time. I have had over 25 printers in my lifetime, and that said, I do think HP is the "best-of-the-best" overall. As for small home office type settings you cannot go wrong with HP. So, pick up an HP but grab a warranty, so you can trade in if needed. Technology is evolving daily.
I do love the older HP series, so I hope HP will go retro when designing in the future. As for 7500 series- my employees tend to make fun of the ol' workhouse, HP printer... until the have to print several documents @ flyers per cost-. After the employees use my 7500 for 1 day they ask how much I want to sell the "big" ol' machine for? I pass every time. ink is cheaper with older series so don't trade them in- if you can store one for just photos etc.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mikepr Nice Printer
So far so good. Surprised me how fast it printed. Others complained about how much ink it consumed. I haven,t found that problem to be more so than other printers. Ink is expensive. Still learning to use this printer. Haven't figured out how to set up the fax yet. Overall, I am happy with this printer. Very easy to set up (except fax).
June 30, 2014