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Hewlett Packard stands for quality printers in my opinion and the Officejet Pro 8500 does not disappoint. Normal printing comes out crisp and professional much faster than less expensive all in one printers. The Officejet Pro 8500 works as a printer, fax, and scanner covering all the necessary functionality needed for a home office or small business. The ability to duplex print, print on both sides of the paper, makes this printer a Green option which also cuts costs for the home or business user. I recommend this printer for personal or professional use and encourage purchase through eBay to save on the retail cost as I did.
Setup was easy (I used wireless 802.11)printer initial bootup is a little lenghty (about 20 minutes)do not interrupt this or power off during this stage.
I had a HP c6180 prior to this Pro 8500, it worked well enough for a small home office, but this is MUCH faster!! Print quality is very good, fax was easy to setup and test.(I am using Vista Home Premium)
After initial setup go into control panel and set the printer itself as your default printer as the install process sets the Fax portion as the default setting.
DO NOT POWER OFF OTHER THAN THE POWER BUTTON ON THE FRONT OF YOUR PRINTER! This is what killed my c6180, I used a power strip to shut down one time only and it fried the wireless capabilty and the unit kept rebooting over and over and over...
This was very annoying, I am even going to get a UPS to backup just in case of a power outage!!
All in all however the printer so far is a VERY GOOD BUY!!
THIS IS MY SECOND CB025A. I HAVE BEEN USING THE FIRST FOR OVER A YEAR IN THE PHARMACY. WORKS WELL AND EASY TO SET UP OR CHANGE SETTINGS. THE SECOND ONE REPLACES A FAX MODEM IN A COMPUTER AND GIVES ME REDUNDANCY. THE PREMIER PACK INCLUDES 3 EXTRA COLOR CARTRIDGES WHICH COST APPROX. $80.00 TO BUY. THUS THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE PRINTER WAS $156.00 WITH THE FREE SHIPPING; MAKING THE PRICE OF THE BETTER UNIT THE SAME AS THE BASIC UNIT WHICH LACKS THE WIRELESS AND THE SECOND TRAY FOR PAPER.
I needed a new printer for the office. I love the quality of photos, speed of printing and networking capabilities. I can scan to my computer or send directly to email, fax, copy. Easily adjust print sizes and quality. Ink cartridges are reasonably priced and so far I have not had to replace them. I printed a high resolution photo and the colors were accurate and crisp. True blacks are represented well.
Overall I love this printer, have not found any issues whatsoever with it and would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade to a wireless printer.
Replaced and old Xerox with this HP - went for the wireless and have been very pleased with the product to date- GREAT print quality , and frist time I have ever had a printer that will print on 2 sides without me doing it ! Great price , great product , easy set up , walk thru lcd screen , was able to get rid of my fax and run it in this machine. I would recomend the product highly, the only slight drawback is it seems to take a bit long to go into power saver mode, though having that option on a printer is new for us also !
I have owned several HP PC's, notebooks, and printers. The HP name has always stood for quality at great prices. This printer is no exception. It is a great home unit for anyone. Whether you are just printing out your ebay purchases or running a home business. The printer is tough and withstands everyday life.You can purchase several variations of the ink cartridges and its ink usage is less then other printers I have owned. The cartridges are readily available on ebay at great prices, in local stores, and the HP web site. HP stands behind their products.Warranty work is always honored and completed expertedly.This unit is a must buy for those who want a long lasting printer. Highly recommended.
BEST PRINTER I HAVE PURCHASED SO FAR!! LOOOOVE THE EASY sET UP AND WIRELESS!! I LOVE HP!! I set it up in less than 20 minutes. Installation takes about 25 alone but after that ur done. I have no issues so far and have done faxing, printing, and copying. Touch screen is GREAT!! You can set up wireless thru touchscreen REAL easy. It finds your network and put password, and your done!! that simple. If you are looking for a great printer, then this is def. a GREAT looking and simple printer. Pretty affordable too thru ebay!!
Very easy to use and has all the features I was looking for. The copying is a one click copy for color or black and white, scanning is simple communications with the computer, printing is so convenient wirelessly. I would recommend it any day.
I use it for my real estate business printing double sided color flyers, letterhead, envelopes,etc. The unit was advertised as printing full bleed, but I found out that this is ONLY on photo paper printer. It will not print closely to the edge on envelopes (the return address for example) so they look a little odd, and my full bleed color format .PDF format flyers are compressed to leave a unprinted border around the edges, which is OK, but not what I espected when I bought the unit. The scan is slower than a regular scanner. Changing some of the settings can be quirky. Overall, I'm happy with the printer, though.
1. TWO SIDED PRINTING A+
2. PAPER FEED SYSTEM IS MUCHED IMPROVED OVER PAST PRINTERS OF HP.
3. INK SYSTEM WORKS SUPER AND IS LONG LASTING.
4. FAX AND WIRELESS IS VERY EASY TO USE.
5. INSTRUCTION BOOK NEEDS IMPROVEMENT,HAD TO GO ON LINE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ON HOW TO SET UP FAX ,PHONE NUMBER, NAME AND THE NUMBER OF ANSWER RINGS.