HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One (CN557A#B1H)
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- Print borderless documents with vivid color graphics and sharp text, using HP Officejet inks.
- Copy a two-sided identification card on one side of a page using the ID Copy feature.
- Connect to your network wirelessly or with built-in Ethernet, or to your PC with Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
- Get more done, faster, with Fax and Scan solutions-quickly fax files or scan to a PC10 or e-mail.
- Stay productive with a 250-page tray, a 35-page automatic document feeder and automatic two-sided printing.
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From the Manufacturer
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
- Compared to inkjet AiOs with fax <$200 from major vendors as of March 2010. For details, see http://www.hp.com/go/officejet. Excludes HP Officejet Pro AiOs. OJ CPP based on ISO yield of products offered as of September 2010 with highest-capacity cartridges based on continuous printing. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
- 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
The customer service employee I spoke to sounded foreign (later found out he was in the Phillippines) but had a fairly good command of English. However, he misstated a couple of things, and only as I was about to hang up and decided to summarize his earlier statements, did I learn what really was going on. My printer has a known bug, that affects apparently a minority of all of these models; namely, after being turned on for about 5 minutes, the printer quickly enters sleep mode and does not come out of it when you go to print. The representative looked for a work around in the, and I'm not making this up, "underwear" settings, and began to see how to fix "energy saving mode" (what he called it instead of "sleep mode"). He sounded like he was clueless. Then we went through several trials where he asked me to press button after button on the keypad, which lasted about 15 minutes. In between instructions, he put me on hold to confer with colleagues and search online forums.Read more ›
I really like the printer so far.
Unpacking that thing took some time, since it was wrapped in many layers, so that every glossy plastic was pretty much covered.
Setting the printer up was really easy, the touchscreen display tells you what to do, even with videos! That was amazing! So no big deal with that part of the installation, only took some time, appr. 20 mins.
Setting up the WIRELESS connection left me with 2 different impressions! Installing and connecting on my Win7 laptop was straight forward and easy, not so much on my wife's WinXP SP3 laptop. It just couldn't find the printer, USB cable connection worked fine though. A TOOL from the HP HOMEPAGE worked then finally. Found it in the support center. Didn't work on the first sttempt, but after a reboot of the laptop and the printer it finally connected wireless.
Scanning works fine, relatively fast and in a descent quality. I love the feature that you don't have to start the scan job from the computer, but directly from the touchscreen. And then the printer sends the file you chose (you have options with the file format and more) directly to your computer. Awesome! But somehow, you have to activate that feature on the computer, I guess to give the printer permission to send sth. onto your harddrive. After every reboot of the computer I have to restart that feature, otherwise my printer won't let me send the scan to the computer. A little stupid I think, haven't found a solution yet. I gave the printer a constant IP address, still didn't really work, Still have to authorize.Read more ›
Out of the box, this printer is a bit larger than I expected. It has trays, the double-sided print attachment, and feeders that make the size physically a bit larger than my last home desktop printer.
Setup out-of-the-box was ok but has room for improvement, at least based on my experience. The reason this product gets 4 stars instead of 5 is that despite being wireless, I simply could not get the unit to connect to my machine without using the USB cable. I setup the printer according to the instructions, and then was able to connect to my home network's router. I entered my password, and presto, the printer said it was connected. However, after multiple attempts at installing the included software, rebooting both the printer and my home machine, I just couldn't get it to connect wirelessly. FYI, my home machine runs Vista 64 bit.
I then decided to try to setup my laptop, which runs Windows XP. Being able to easily print anywhere in the house from my laptop was one of the key reasons I was looking forward to using this printer. I went through similar setup steps, and initially had the same problem trying to connect. The HP software even prompted me to physically enter the printer's assigned IP address, but even that would not work. Finally after rebooting my laptop, the printer suddenly automatically connected, although I noticed that the printer's IP address (as shown on my laptop) was very different that the one shown on the printer display. So was I able to connect? Yes. Was it easy? Not really.
But on to the good stuff ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing is a pile of junk. Paper constantly jams. That is, when it will feed. It has problems grabbing the paper. I've tried different types of paper and it makes no difference. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chimpy
I bought this printer in 2012 when I had to downsize my home office after selling my house and moving into a smaller space. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ed
Bought this particular printer at Sam's club over a year ago and for some reason the ink cartridge carriage got stuck all the way to the right and keep having an error "remove... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Czeal001
I had this printer for a couple of years and it served it's purpose when I needed it most for printing my thesis, but beyond that it has not been functioning well at all. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JH
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One (CN557A#B1H) I gave my HP Officejet 6500A away because it sucked as a printer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brad
Will not connect to my computer, even though I bought this one to replace the same model one that I had for 4 years! I will never buy used again.Published 5 months ago by David Schocker