Alright, faithful readers and those just stopping by. I am so excited to be able to share my latest review opportunity with you brought to you by Staples! Thank you Staples!
I have been able to test out this awesome HP Officejet Pro 8600 Printer that is a Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax all in one.
Now the only feature I have not really been able to test out on it yet is the fax part as we have no phone line set up and only use our cell phones, however that might not always be the case. If I start my own home business, I may want to set up a fax line in my office.
The awesome thing about this printer is all that it can do! Now I’ve recorded a video review so you can see first hand what this printer can do, and for those that can’t watch the review, the rest of it is written below.
So a few weeks ago this beautiful box was waiting at my doorstep and I was so excited to get it set up!
As soon as I had the baby down for a nap, I unpacked it and started setting it up. I’ve never set up a printer before, usually that is my husband’s job, being the IT guy both at work and at home, but I thought heck if I’m really going to review this thing, I should do the job and I have to tell you for someone who doesn’t know too much about computers it was pretty easy to set up!
I first cleared out the old printer that was not printing anything without a loud clacking sound and set up this beast. Just so you are aware, this thing is pretty big for a home office printer, but perfect for small businesses!!
Setting up this printer was pretty easy. I just followed the instructions step by step and it was very self-explanatory, you don’t need to be a genius to install it. Also, there was only one cord to plug-in to the wall, two if you add the fax line, no crazy cords and wires running to your computer or anything to mess up.
It’s funny because Staples sent me this button right before we received our printer. And right after I set it up, I was thinking…wow:
|That was easy!|
I know what you are thinking, “Why does my printer need apps?” Well let me tell you, it’s so nice to have your coupons from coupons.com waiting on your printer on the morning you are heading out grocery shopping, scheduled via an HP app.
My top favorites are from “Crayola”, “Education.com”, “Coupons.com” and “Recipes from Coupons.com”. They even have kids bible study pages that you can print out and you can schedule the times you’d like them to print. For example, if you homeschool your child certain days of the week, or your child needs extra help in a certain subject, you can schedule math pages to print at a certain time on a certain day each week.
|J Myster loving the crayola print outs!|
And one of the best things about this All-In-One printer, is it truly is all in one! Many office style all-in-ones, don’t print photos, it’s usually black and white copy. This baby prints the best photos I’ve ever seen printed on a home computer. You know how some photos printed at home can appear streaky or pixelated? This printer prints photos that I would compare to a quality you would get from Walgreen’s or Snapfish. I was blown away! So if you have a camera that uses an SD card, just pop out your SD card, put it right into the printer, and you can even preview which ones you’d like to print out on the touch screen display before you print it! So FREAKEN NEAT I TELL YOU!
|Photo of my boy and I, printed right off my printer!|
Overall I give this printer 5 out of 5 stars! The only problems I’ve really had have been firewall issues with scanning from the printer to my computer, but if I start the scan on my computer and then tell it to scan from there, its fine. I’m sure it’s just an issue I need to tweak with our internet security. But I couldn’t really ask more from something that just does so much.
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