The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer is a multifunction printer with print, copy, scan and fax capabilities . With inkjet technology, this equipment is designed for SMEs who want an affordable alternative to laser printers and who are looking for a good relationship between performance and price. The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus achieves speeds of up to 2 0 pages per minute in black and white (16 ppm in color) and has two-sided printing as standard. In addition, we must also highlight the connectivity options of this equipment, which include an Ethernet port , WiFi connection, and support for mobile printing technologies such as HP ePrint . The price of this multifunctional equipment is 280 euros .
Printing and paper types
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer has print speeds of up to 20 pages per minute in black and white and 16 pages per minute in black and white. In addition, it is capable of reaching up to 35 pages per minute if you opt for draft quality. One of the advantages of this printer is that it incorporates double-sided printing as standard, a very useful option to save paper. In terms of print resolution, the maximum quality of the Officejet Pro 8600 Plus through HP's high-quality photo paper is 4,800 x 1,200 dpi . The input resolution is 1,200 x 1,200 dpi.
On the other hand, this printing equipment is capable of printing documents in A4, A5, A6 format , envelopes or letters . Supported paper types include plain paper, photo paper, card stock, glossy paper or greeting cards , up to a maximum weight of 280 g / m².
Yield and cartridges
The HP MFP achieves a maximum throughput of 25,000 impressions per month, a figure that reinforces the idea that its use is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses that do not have very demanding workloads. Of course, for this printer to have a longer useful life, the American company recommends moving in a printing range of between 250 and 1,250 pages per month. In the case of the scanner, the recommended range is between 150 and 700 scans.
Regarding the cartridges compatible with the printer, the company sells XL-size cartridges for this printer. The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus has four cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow and black). The three color cartridges are used to print up to 1,500 pages and have a cost of 26 euros . On the other hand, the black ink cartridge reaches a maximum of 2,300 pages and has a cost of 33 euros. Thanks to these higher capacity cartridges, we can carry out daily printing tasks without having to constantly worry about spare parts.
Layout and paper tray
Printer HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus has dimensions of 49.4 x 64.5 x 31.5 centimeters and weighs 12.4 kilos. One of the highlights of its design is the presence of a touch screen of 10.9 centimeters with which you can manage most printer options available. In this way, the need to go through the computer when configuring the equipment or performing different tasks is reduced to a minimum.
This MFP for SMBs integrates a 250-page main paper tray . To this must be added a 50-sheet automatic document feeder that places the capacity at 300 pages. Additionally, HP also offers the ability to integrate a new 250-sheet input tray (bringing the total capacity to 550 sheets). On the other hand, we must highlight the 150-sheet output tray .
Copier, scanner and fax
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus copier has a maximum resolution of 1,200 x 600 dpi. The speed of copies is similar to the speed of printing. As for the scanner, it has a maximum optical resolution of up to 4800 dots per inch. The maximum scan size is 216 x 356 millimeters. The user can directly send the scanned documents via email. As we said before, it is recommended to move in a monthly range of up to 700 pages per month. Furthermore, the fax has a speed of four seconds per page and supports up to 100 pages in the fax memory.
Consumption and connectivity
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus consumes 34W when running. This consumption drops to 6.6W in the case of using the equipment standby mode. Meets ENERGY STAR certification. HP has worked remarkably in the field of connectivity. In addition to an Ethernet port to connect the equipment via cable to the network, it also integrates the WiFi connection to connect the printer to the local network. A very useful way to avoid the need for cables.
We also noticed the functionality offered by technology HP ePrint . This company technology to print from any device such as smartphones or tablets associates the printing equipment with an email address. To print, it is enough for the user to send an email with the document as an attachment . Printing can be done from anywhere.
Opinions and price
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer is an inkjet multifunction printer that offers great versatility for SMBs and has balanced specifications. Some of the aspects that stand out are its printing speed of 20 pages per minute in black and white and 16 pages in color, the 10.9-centimeter touch screen to perform all kinds of functions or the connectivity options of this multifunction equipment . For use in the network, we can take advantage of both the Ethernet port and the WiFi connection. In addition, HP ePrint technology will allow us to print documents from any device with a network connection, including smartphones or tablets. The price of theHP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus is 280 euros.
|Model||HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus|
|Dimensions and weight||49.4 x 64.5 x 31.5 cm|
|Print speed||Up to 20 ppm in black and white and 16 ppm in color (35 ppm in draft quality)|
Automatic two-sided printing
|Power consumption||34W running|
6.6W in standby mode
|Yield and cartridges||Up to 25,000 pages per month|
Recommended usage of 250-1250 pages per month
Option to use 3,400-page high-capacity cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow)
|Print resolution||4,800 x 1,200 dots per inch (maximum) with HP photo paper|
|Supported paper formats||A4, A5, A6 (10 x 15 cm), 13 x 18 cm, Envelopes (C5, C6DL), Letter|
|Copier, scanner and fax||Up to 1,200 x 600 dpi resolution copies|
Scanner with optical resolution up to 4800 dpi
Fax speeds up to 4 seconds per page
|Connections||10.9 cm touch panel|
USB 2.0 port
Memory card slot
|Paper capacity||250-sheet input tray|
150-sheet output bin
Optional 250-sheet input tray
50-sheet automatic document feeder