HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus Wireless e-All-in-One (CM756A#B1H)
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- Print professional color documents for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers.
- Improve your workflow.
- Create professional-quality color prints
- Lower cost per page; item comes with print heads
- Individual Color Cartridge
- Lower cost per page
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Built-in Wireless Printing
Print from any room without using cables
Built-in Wired Networking
Share your printer with multiple people
Save paper by printing on both sides automatically
Memory Card Slots
Print photos without using a PC
Color LCD Screen
Edit photos and/or manage your printer easily
4 x 6 Color Photo Printing
Print brilliant photos for albums or to enhance business documents
Auto Document Feeder
Fax, scan and copy multiple pages automatically
- Majority of color laser AiOs <$600, March 2010; for details, see http://www.hp.com/go/officejet. OJ Pro ISO yield with highest-capacity cartridges based on continuous printing; see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies. Energy use based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR® program's TEC test method criteria.
- Requires an internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/ePrintCenter.
- Supports iOS 4.2 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch) that support multitasking. Works with HP ePrint-enabled printers and All-in-Ones. AirPrint and iOS 4.2 devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
- After first page; see www.hp.com/go/inkjetprinter for details.
- Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
Top Customer Reviews
=== Background Information ===
The primary features that were critical to my decision were AirPrint, duplex printing, and double sided copying. None of these features were available on the Samsung. HP is the only company that offers AirPrint. This allows printing directly from iOS4.2 enabled iPad, iPod Touch 4th Gen, and iPhone 4. ePrinting is not the same and I will discuss the advantages of both. HP also offers a free app for the iPod devices called iPrint. I will explore some of those cool features.
This review will also compare a few feature differences between the 8500A and the 8500A plus. I was very close to buying the 8500A, but opted for the improved features of the 8500A Plus. I hope this comparison will allow you to make a better choice too.
=== AirPrint compared to ePrint ===
Another feature unique to the Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen device, iPad, and iPhone 4 is AirPrint. It should be noted that the iPod Touch 3rd gen with iOS4.2 cannot AirPrint. One more reason that swayed my decision to buy the 4th Gen device. AirPrint is different from ePrinting. AirPrint allows you to print almost anything like, documents, PDFs, photos, Internet pages and Internet PDFs to an HP AirPrint enabled printer. You cannot ePrint Internet pages or Internet PDF files. AirPrinting occurs instantly.Read more ›
This means you can send things from any computer, iPod, iPad device that has email function. I can prepare documents from anywhere in the world, email them to my printer, & they're sitting in the tray when I get to the office.
It is a standalone machine, meaning you can scan things directly onto a jump drive...you dont need to route it through your computer first, which is great when I'm in a hurry.
Highly recommended, & very easy to use.
For one thing, it has this sleek state-of-the-art look, with an intelligently-positioned color touchscreen panel that reminds me of a GPS. It's highly intuitive and easy to use. There are plenty of choices, including work smart tips, eco tips, and digital office tips. There's even a fax set up and wireless setup wizard to walk you through those set-ups as well.
It took me over an hour to set up the printer, wait for it to calibrate, and install the software. Most of it was time spent sitting around, waiting for the printing set-up to go through its paces. I'm on a Mac, and one frustrating thing was that the installation crashed half-way through; I'm not sure whether this was HP or Mac or a combination, but it did require extra time. I did call HP Tech Support once -- midday Friday -- and was able to get through to a technician almost immediately. He was very helpful and walked me through some necessary steps to get the printer up and running.
But I considered that a small glitch. Once I did get it installed, I was immensely rewarded. The color and text are excellent, very crisp, the print speed is lightning-fast, and the machine (to my mind) is NOT loud, but rather, efficient and relatively quiet. It immediately began copying and printing to my heart's delight...no paper jams, no error messages, no hassles. The photos and graphics looked quite natural to me; I would have no trouble forwarding a printed piece along to a client.Read more ›
I'm a home office user who earns a living out of a room in my house. This product - an ink jet color printer, scanner, copier, fax which can be shared on a wireless network - is marketed by HP with the idea that an ink jet printer is more economical for someone like me than a color laser for color printing. This is a questionable premise. First, I don't need much color printing at all; I produce mostly black-and-white text documents. Second, all ink jet printers are finicky; for one thing they must be used on a regular basis or the ink cartridges will jam up; they perform best in environments where they are used for color every day. (Even Consumer Reports fails to properly test for this - they just bang out pages until the ink runs dry - which is not the way most people use inkjets.) They require special expensive paper for best quality color printing. And the consumables! Ink jet manufacturers such as HP and Epson put these printers out there - virtually give them away - primarily as a tool to sell their cartridges, and they program the machines with marketing tricks; if one of the inks is low - say the yellow one, because you haven't printed yellow in a while - the printer will not print even though you need black only. (To be sure I was correct on this point I checked, and in an email to me, HP verified this remains true for this specific model.) So my office use would stop dead until I go out and buy color cartridges that I may not even need to use, except to unlock the printer! It's like having a little HP salesman sitting in my corner, furrowing his tiny brow all day with creative ideas how to get me to buy more stuff. And he has a internet connection back to the home office! If I allow him, he will monitor my ink levels and ship me ink without even asking!Read more ›
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I rarely write negative reviews, but this thing is special. After my last HP printer I swore I would never buy an HP printer again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K DUB
I currently own this printer and was looking here to see if other uses were having the same issues as me.
Do not purchase this printer. Read more
I use mostly black and white but when I do use color, it is not even and a pain to deal with. Perhaps this printer had a defect but the support has not been helpful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sunita Dutt
I will NEVER buy another product from this incredibly greedy corporation.
I have had this printer about five years and it is mediocre. Read more
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this printer is a POS. SO many hours and $$ wasted. NEVER TRUST HP EVER AGAINPublished 7 months ago by Jason Carvajal
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