Being rather a novice in the printer market, it was with trepidation that I made the decision to entrust my home printing needs to Hewlett Packard and this 8500 series model. That the decision was vindicated came as a great relief as this system can amply cope with and indeed excel in fulfilling my hefty scanning and printing needs. The scanning feature enables smooth and effortless saving of multiple pages to one handy PDF document and requires almost no reading of any manual what so ever. As for the printing capabilities, the quality of printed documents even on the energy efficient 'draft' settings is beyond expectations and the cartridges really last quite a long time. I had to replace the yellow cartridge after 8 months and the blue after 10 months use. After having some rather basic models of printers in the past I can safely say this is well worth the investment.
I was given this printer by my workplace, as I work from home and I have to say it has been fantastic so far. The only disadvantage for a home office is that it takes up alot of space compared to a regular printer, but that can be expected for the extra range of features it has. The printer is easy to use, and comes with a disk to install the printer onto your computer, which pretty much does everything you need automatically, and is easy even if you are pretty rubbish with computers like me! Once the printer is installed and set as your default, its really easy, just press print (your computer is connected to your printer by USB), if the printer is unplugged from your computer, you don't need to go through any set up each time, so it's easy if you need to use it for more than one computer.
There is an autosheet feeder and a top bed panel which can scan to your computer (again very easy to do and clear), photocopy and fax. The paper and printer ink is really easy to install and replace and the screen on the printer will always tell you what is going on (e.g if the printer is cleaning it'self, if the paper or ink has run out) the screen even gives a representation of how much ink is left in each cartridge and will tell you which one to replace when it runs out.
It's easy to use, and looks pretty slick. The instructions and the installation CD are easy to understand for technophobes, and when it arrives, the printer is securely and safely packaged. Wireless and non-wireless options are available. Perfect for the home office, or a small business.
The HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One series is designed for micro/small business users wanting an energy-efficient, network-ready all-in-one capable of delivering premium-quality color and black-and-white at an exceptionally low cost per page.
Get professional print quality for high impact general office documents, with a cost per page as much as 50% lower than competitive lasers. Print with individually-replaceable HP Officejet pigment inks for durable, water-resistant outputs.
Minimize your impact on the environment with this efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified device - use up to 50% less energy than with competitive color laser all-in-ones. Reduce your paper usage too with digital fax, HP Smart Web Printing.
Share reliable performance between up to 10 users via your network. Enjoy speeds equivalent to a laser printer with up to 15 black/11ppm color.
|Product Description:||HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One A909a - multifunction printer ( colour )|
|Device Type:||Fax / copier / printer / scanner|
|Fax Type:||Plain paper|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Printing Technology:||Ink-jet ( colour )|
|Inkjet Technology:||HP Thermal Inkjet|
|Monthly Duty Cycle (max):||15000 impressions|
|Max Copying Speed:||Up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 34 ppm (colour)|
|Max Copying Resolution:||Up to 1200 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 600 dpi (colour)|
|Max Printing Speed:||Up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 34 ppm (colour)|
|Max Printing Resolution:||Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (colour)|
|Max Fax Transmission Speed:||33.6 Kbps|
|Fax Resolutions:||203 x 98 dpi, 203 x 196 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi|
|Scanning:||2400 x 4800 dpi|
|Original Size:||A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max)|
|Document Feeder Capacity:||35 sheets|
|Media Size:||A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max)|
|Media Type:||Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, greeting cards, photo paper, banner|
|Standard Media Capacity:||250 sheets|
|Max Media Capacity:||500 sheets|
|Output Trays Capacity:||150 sheets|
|Automatic Duplexing:||Yes (copying)|
|PC Connection Availability:||Yes|
|PC Connection:||USB 2.0, LAN|
|Power:||AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||49.4 cm x 47.9 cm x 20 cm|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|