Before taking about the performance of the printer let’s see some basic features of this Officejet Pro 8600 Plus.
- ISO Speed: Up to 20 ppm black, Up to 16 ppm color
- Scan Resolution: Up to 4800 dpi
- Copy Resolution: Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
The basic features also includes like-
- Wireless printing
- Printing from a memory card
- LCD display to manage the printer and do some core photo editing.
- 4×6 color printing with both side printing capability is also included.
As you can see this all in one promises to do almost anything a normal person might want from his/her printer. Apple or Windows PC it doesn’t matter which one you use. The software driver is meant to be installed seamlessly in your device. Wireless printing and connectivity is also easy for the printer. We have tested it by connecting two windows PC and it worked like a charm.
For those who are using Apple might have to download the driver software and it should work just as the windows 7 PC. One of our reviewers said that she is using this on her iMac and it needs only 15 mins for her to setup and download the two softwares. She also told that the iMacs interface is far cleaner and interesting than she saw on windows 7 PC.
If you can install the software driver easily you have done almost everything you need to configure it. The printing capability is pretty good. As I said earlier- the both side printing from inside and capability of printing from a pen drive or memory card is very much likely to anyone.
Scanned file can be saved in your pen-drive or e-mail or in your PC. You can select the option after you press the scan button. This is not a super great feature but comes in handy when you need to do some quick scanning.
If you decide to have quality photo printing than this Officejet Pro 8600 Plus will not disappoint you. When you are using the original color and a good quality photo paper this can stun you with the quality. At least I am not complaining with the printing speed and quality of it.
The decision of buying a multifunction printer is kind of disturbing if you are a first time user. Many people do not like this kind of product as they do not need all the functionality of it. But if you are looking for one, this can be come handy in time. The design is different from other products in the market.
Amazon can be the best place to look for some good deals on this printer. Printer price can be different from $100 to $200 depending on the product age or condition (new).
I haven’t see many in this printer. It has no button, all things are controlled by the LCD touch display. So if it ever stops responding you might be in trouble ( never occurred with me). But you can just skip this as you can control it with your PC also. So overall this is a safe and good deal.