In my overall experience with the HP Officejet Pro 8600, I found it to be a score of nine out 10. I found it to be very useful in my business. The printer was large, which in my opinion was not all a bad thing, but I did need room to put it somewhere. I found it to be very economical in ink, paper and saving money on electricity. I did, however, like the large capacity of the paper tray, and there was also the clever ideas of the HP printer having the touchscreen animation for a help guide if needed, as well as other functions, such as HP Digital Filing for multiple users over a network, where you could touch a button on the printer control panel and either scan documents directly to a computer folder on your network or share them through an email attachment or a fax document. I could then save them on a folder, which I could then store or share through email and fax anywhere while I was working away from my office.
I liked the feature of HP ePrint that allowed me to print at any time to any location from a mobile phone, and that I could have my own email address. And it had the capability of the SD memory cards, which was very handy to have.
The Printer Apps function was clever, but I did not feel that I would need to use it that much, unless there was something specific that I was looking for or needed, but it was still handy to have.
I used this facility quite a lot in my business, and I found that I could send my faxes in black and white or colour. I liked that I could send a fax manually from the phone, which then enabled me to talk before I could send the fax; and I could send the fax either from the automatic document feeder or from the scanner glass; and, if the fax I was receiving was too large, it would automatically reduce the size for me; and I could have all of my faxes in memory, in case I required or lost a document; and I could keep track of my fax by a report, which to me was great to have in our office.
This was great, as long as I used the correct paper for the photo, and that it was not too thick, but just the right size to go through the printer without getting stuck. I compared my other printer to the HP, and I would have to say that the quality of colour was better with the HP comparison with my other printers.
This feature, I used quite a lot, and having to be able to scan and to choose how I wanted to send my document — by email, memory device or computer — was a big plus for me. Everything that I did, I could not find anything hard, and it was very quick and simple.
As a business, and having the opportunity to use the HP Officejet Pro 8600 for four weeks, I would recommend it to anyone who is in business and requires the facilities that it has. It is a great printer to have, and is great for any business, small or large.
Great idea, HP; keep up the good work!