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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e From Review

For many years I had a printer that I just loved.  The ink cartridges were not overly expensive to purchase and up until 2 years ago worked perfectly.  Since the day we sent it to the printer graveyard the search has been on for one that would match or out print the previous one.  I have been from store-to-store comparing printers and just when I think I have found the right one, I price the ink cartridges.  Why do the ink cartridges cost more then the printer itself?  At this rate I could just buy a new printer every time the ink cartridge runs out.

Right when I thought I would never find the right printer, to the rescue came  I was offered to review any electronic item from and I immediately thought of a printer.  There were so many choices, so I had to break it down to what I actually needed in a printer.

We have several computers in the house which consists of MACs and PCs, so finding one compatible with each computer and being able to print from each one wirelessly is a must.  Also, if I could be lucky enough to have one that would use air print for the IPad and IPhone that would be a plus. I was also looking for one that had scanning capability and a fax machine.   I finally narrowed it down to the need for an all-in-one printer.
As I browsed through the all-in-ones several caught my eye and I researched further into ink replacement.  Needless to say many were nixed from my list.  I finally came across the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e All-in-one.  After reading the specifications and after reading some of the reviews, I decided this may just be the printer I have been looking for.

The HP OfficeJet Pro has everything I was looking for in a printer and many, many extras: fax and scanning capabilities, wireless printing, and air print, AND separate colored ink cartridges that won’t break the bank. 

I mentioned that the OfficeJet Pro had many extras and here are just a few that I fell in love with. 

HP ePrintCenter offers the ability to web connect your printer.

What is a Web-connected printer?
Many of the newest printers from HP connect to the Internet, enabling these key benefits:
  • ePrint – Use this HP feature to print from anywhere with a Web connection by sending an email to your printer's email address.
  • Print apps – Enjoy instant access to printable Web content from your printer's control panel, for select Internet-capable printers.
  • ePrintCenter – See your printer status, add and remove print apps, and manage ePrint settings and job history from any Web browser, at home or on the go.
Eprint – What is eprint?  As a blogger there have been many times I have been out and about and received an email, or come across a post or recipe while browsing on my phone.  I receive a ton of emails so it is easy to forget one by the time I get home or I will lose the page that I found the blog post or recipe.  With Eprint I can print whatever I find and it will be waiting for me when I walk through the door at home.  Eprint is easy to use.  Just sign up for a free account at and you are on your way!

HP Print APPS – Print movie tickets, maps, news and more directly from you printer.  App categories include business, calendar, coupons, documents, education, entertainment, family activities, and greeting cards just to name a few.

Do you love coupons? and Savings Center are available to print with just a touch of your finger.  Just select the coupons you wish to print  - done!

My mother-in-loves puzzles and is always saving the daily paper for the crossword puzzles, and Sudoku puzzles.  With HP Print Apps you can set the printer up to print daily crossword, Sudoku, Mazes and many more puzzles.  Your kids can get involved too!  Some education apps include PBS Kids, LeapFrog, Kids Only, Weekly Math Games, Crayola Daily Coloring Pages… goes on and on. To see all the print apps available you can check out

Cartridge refills are easy to install and come with separate color cartridges.  This makes it much cheaper to replace when just one color goes low.  Cartridges can be purchased at your local retail stores and at starting at $27.99.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e all-in-one printer can be purchased at for $299.00.  But order now and receive a $70 savings and FREE SHIPPING!

Printer Specs:
  • 4-in-1: print, copy, scan, fax
  • Prints up to 20 ppm black, up to 16 ppm color (ISO-based) Learn...
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n networking, Ethernet, RJ-11 modem port, and USB 2.0 connectivity
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For more information on the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e you can visit this link HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e.  Check out all the other great products has to offer while you are there.

This was the first time that an order has been placed with  I was very impressed with the fast turn-a-round.  The order was placed on a Monday and Tuesday evening I came home to our new printer.  Awesome service!

I am very happy with the choice I made in getting this printer.  It was very easy to set up and I was exploring and printing within 30 minutes. This is one printer that will provide everything we need for many years to come.

What is that you look for in a great printer? Or do you like one that is simple and to the point?

Disclaimer: provided the opportunity for me to review the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600e through Distilled Creative.  I was not compensated for a positive review.  All opinions are my own.  For more PR and disclosure please click here.

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