Summary: I am a long-term HP product owner and fan. I have purchased everything from desktops to scanners to monitors. My most recent purchase was the Office-jet 8100 printer because I wanted just a printer. After several months of research, I finally decided to purchase the unit. It had all the features I wanted…duplex printing, Bluetooth, and separate color cartridges. It was easy to install and I was relieved that I could print immediately.
Summary: The 8100 does what we want it to do by copying from the laptop or desktop. But there is the discovery it doesn't print copies except THRU the computer. You can't lift the lid and make copies the "old fashioned way". Need a quick copy of a receipt? Gotta scan it first and then print it. Can't just make a copy on the printer.
The software is really glitchy and won't recognize a new setup -- their software really sucks and you have to follow certain pro
9 August 2014
Summary: This printer is cheap, and can print anything. However, when I set up my internet connection in XBox and Apple Airport -- it didn't want to recognize it wirelessly. So I have to plug in a cable, and set it up again which will take average 10 to 20 minutes. Go to the website, and change some information and wait until it verifies both the printer, computers I use, and the internet connection coming from Apple airport that is connected to an Xbox One.
Summary: It started about two years ago with the purchase of it's big brother the Hp8600 all in one pro. After initial setup, the 8600 was such a great printer that when I had need of a second printer for production work, I immediately looked at the Hp 8100 as a possibility. It has the same basic configuration as the 8600, it just didn't have the scan, copy and fax features which I had no need to duplicate. Perfect! It used the same printer cartridges as the 8600.
Summary: Worked right out of the box for about 6 months, it interfaced with all my computers right away and the features were excellent. Then the problems started, flase paper jams or the carriage would not go all the way back without manually pushing it to the right into position. Every day I would clean the maching as per instructions, it would print flawlessly for about 20 pages, then if it was not used for more than 3 hours, it would false jam again.
Summary: Got this for a client and the install went great on the local PC's, but could not get any drivers to work when installing on a Server 2008 R2 x64 terminal server - not even the HP Universal PCL or PS drivers would work. Be warned if using on a domain network.
Pros: Easy to configure on a client workstation running Windows 7. Quick inkjet printing.
Cons: Absolutely worthless on modern server operating systems. Server support ends at Microsofot Server 2008 64-bit, but no support for 2008 R2 or higher. Does not work well with HP Universal Drivers.