Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jerald All around great purchase for my home
I have a small real estate business â I purchase and rent homes, so I need a reliable printer, copier, scanner, fax machine but it does not have to be a work horse like in a larger office. I did a lot of research before purchasing this printer and it paid off.
My requirements for a printer/scanner
1. Peppy black and white printer
2. Quality of print does not matter
3. Color is not a requirement
4. Scan to email is a requirement
5. Good scanner paper feed
6. WiFi connectivity is a convenience
7. Larger than normal paper capacity for home office printers
8. Ease of use
9. Top feed scanner for multiple document scans
10. I want to go a while before replacing ink
11. Low cost of operation
All my requirements are met with this printer, and more. There are plently of places you can read about the features of the printer, but I want to highlight a few of them here:
Right out of the box, I enjoyed this printer. The weight and size of the unit gave me a clue that this was a serious printer. If you do not want something that is large, this device is certainly not for you. I have ample space and a good place for the printer, so never an issue with me.
It took me about an hour to setup, but I was taking my time and tinkering along the way (setting up email to print, jacking with my laptops, etc.). Because of all of the features on the printer, there are multiple things to set up. I did stumble on a few minor counter intuitive things along the way, but certainly no herculean effort to figure out.
I initially had the printer in WiFi mode, but I have found that it operates with fewer interruptions simply plugged into the network. I do not find that surprising or much different from anything else on my WiFi setup. I have since improved my WiFi setup, but thought it might be important to note that WiFi is not a panacea of connectivity in all cases.
As far as basic functionality, this printer performs exactly as advertised. It prints and scans at a more than reasonable rate. I do not find myself âwaiting on the printer.â The scanner has a clean grab and scan feature, which I really appreciate. Scanners that grab more than one page at a time are frustrating and I would return the printer if it did not perform well in this category.
My favorite feature is scan to email. I use that function second only to printing. I have not found anywhere where this feature was demonstrated our touted, but this is one of the coolest things for me. I use my credentials for my email service and have assigned an email address to my printer. The printer emails me my scanned documents and I forward on to the intended recipient in most cases - Quick and easy.
Something that surprised me is how âcoolâ the ink cartridge replacement is, if you can call that feature âcool.â The designers thought this process through. When you lift up the face to replace the ink, a light aluminates the inside of the printer, the cartridges home out of the back and pop out where you can easily reach them. You simply push in and they pop out for easy replacement.
Needless to say, I am happy with this printer. I would recommend this printer to my Mom.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ReluctantUser Finally......
In 15 years as a small business, I've purchased too many printers. Mostly mediocre. Mostly HP. My last - the HP Officejet Pro 7780 - was the worst and I swore would be my last HP printer. Starting w/the holidays, and you name the store, I started shopping printers.
When the 7780 died quite suddenly 6 weeks ago, (coughing up BOTH brand new printheads all over the printer and work area in the process ($150, thank you HP), I looked online, didn't find what I really wanted so I hastily ordered the 8600 e (from Staples). Within a day, that one failed as well.
Of course it's Friday afternoon, architectural plans/plots and proposals are due Monday morning, and I'm just a little frustrated. So I called HP.
They had a new one here Saturday morning, and, I'm LOVING it. (BTW, get the 2 tray, Premium model - it's worth whatever extra).
This machine is improved in ALL areas. A big one is in printing photos. We present clients with custom project binders and until now, we've never been happy with the results. We are now.
The scanner works faster, and the ADF is slick and tight. The envelope tray - hello. Finally a graphic in the tray so I don't have to remember how to feed/place them, as few as I print. Paper/envelope tray sliding plastic/metal guides (width and length) - also slick. MUCH improved over the 7700.
The only drawback is the screen and how it responds to touch. It's not sensitive at all, seems to require an inordinate amount of pressure to respond. But much of the screen function is already in the HP utility, so no big deal.
If you want the one tray model, you'll find a cheaper price in your big box store.
In my view, HP hasn't achieved performance like this in an office printer since their Laserjet II. I can only hope my 8600 Premium will continue to perform, and age, as well as that dinosaur did.
April 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 8600 Premium
The printer works well. The few problems that I have are as follows:
the feeder does not easily let the paper slip in and I have to work it so it will lay correctly in the feeder
the default is letter size paper and not legal and it is troublesome to switch back and forth because you not only have to choose legal size, you also have to change the tray from top to bottom. When I am printing legal, I cannot tell the printer to choose the bottom or top tray
and the fax function cannot tell whether to take letter or legal size paper
March 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JDKiki Great printer, much improved
This 8600 replaced our 8500 which was beginning to show signs of wear. I expected a similar product in a different color. What I got was a much improved product, much more user friendly, faster, better print quality, and quite frankly fun to use. There are still a few quirks I'd like HP to straighten out. For instance, my default tray is tray 2 where I keep the 8.5x11 paper, tray 1 holds envelopes. For some reason web pages continually want to print to tray 1 burning up envelopes and being an aggravation especially since the printer is in another room so I have to get up and trot in there to fix the issue every time. (Yes, I locked tray 2, still happens). However, over all, this is the best printer I've ever owned, and its much more intuitive. Set up took about 20-30 minutes, much better than the former 3 hours it normally seems to take. I literally waited to set it up until I had a free day to do it, and was finished so fast I had time to play after. If you are debating, this is the way to go. Life is much easier and work gets done a lot faster. I can't get over how fast this prints and how good the pages look. Also, the install on the ink is much easier. Good product HP!
March 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MACRU hp office jet pro 9000 premium
I had no trouble setting up the printer wireless and I am able to print to it from three different computers. Two computers are xp 32bit and windows 7 64 bit.
I did have a problem with the printers copy in black mode that my print had black lines stretching accross my copy. I called HP and it turned out it was because I had my printer plug into a surge protector. Once I plug directly into wall socket.
The printer worked fine. The plastic is a little flim'sy but I think it will be okay.
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 1 of the best purchases, EVER
I've always loved HP and their products and this printer I just purchased is like, WOW!!! This printer does everything I knew it would, plus things I didn't know were able to be done. THANKS HP, AGAIN!!!
March 22, 2012