September 2nd, 2013
The Officejet Pro K8600dn is a regular printer available from HP. The Officejet Pro K8600dn typically costs between $248.00 – $379.00.
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here’s our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on regular printer models like the Officejet Pro K8600dn.
- 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.
- 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.
April 3rd, 2012
HP is not new the the printer market, but that does not meant that they still cannot find new features and supplements for their printers that make them appealing to customers. Their Officejet 7500 Wide Format e-All-in-One E910a is an affordable printer that was made for a low to medium workload. On top of the affordability, the Officejet 7500 also offers a few unique features that make it a good choice for homes or small businesses.
The physical layout of this device is akin to nearly every other one of HP’s printers. The input bin and scanning bed cover the top of the machine while the output bin sits directly in front. All controls, from faxing to basic copy functions, are carried out in a color touchscreen on the right side of the machine. This printer also includes HP’s ePrint CD. This program allows for a remote access to the printer by any device on the network.
The speed and quality of prints for the Officejet 7500 rivals that of any other all-in-one inkjet printer in this range. The manufacturers specs state a maximum speed of 33 prints per minute, but most basic black and white copies will come in at around 20 to 22 pages per minute. All of the functions are easy to carry out via the ePrint program or the touchscreen itself. Like most HP printers, it takes only a few taps of the screen to navigate to any feature or setting imaginable and the original setup can be done in less than 45 minutes.
With all of the basics out of the way, there are a few key points that set this printer apart from the competition. The first is the ability to wirelessly control this printer through almost any smartphone, tablet PC, or other mobile device. While this is a common feature for high-end printers, many companies simply overlook such a useful system for remote printing. The hardware that makes this printer standout is the extra-large bins that allow for printing on unusually sized paper. The largest settings allow for prints up to 13″ x 19″.
Performing well in the page per minute speeds, quality of the prints, and price per page, the Officejet 7500 Wide Format e-All-in-One E910a is a good choice for any home office or small business. Along with wireless connection and extra-large printing capabilities, this printer does house features that very few other devices in this price range or size can offer.