Summary: Fast, very reliable work horse. Printed 44K pages in 4 years. Used approximately 3-4 XL cartridges each year for the mentioned volume. It was initially on usb and later on the network. We almost never had an issue with it. Until I accidentally damaged it. Unfortunately, HP doesn't repair printers, and parts sell for the price of a new printer. Now we are switching to the 7110 and hoping for the best.
Summary: The best wide format printer I have used. I like the individual ink tanks separate from the print head. The XL cartridges have enough ink volume for all my large print job needs. Took sometime to get it calibrated with Photoshop for photo output but after that I have used it exclusively for large format printing. Useful for anyone needing to do larger signage (13"x9") or anyone wanting to print their own photos or 12"x12" scrapbook pages.
Hewlett Packard K8600 Office Jet Pro Color Printer
K. Sumner, Amazon
12 October 2012
Summary: So far so good. Arrived quickly, easy to set up. Printing good quality and no issues with the paper feed. We had one, same model, in the past and it lasted us about 7 years which is why we purchased a new one. The paper feed sensor went bad on the old one. I would purchase again and recommend it.
Pros: It prints text fast, nearly as fast as our laser jet when in draft mode and draft mode (black and white) text is close to the the "normal" print quallty. In addition to photos, it is great for graphs and charts for business meetings.
Cons: It takes a few more seconds to change paper than some other printers, but unless you change or add paper many times a day that is not significant. One thing not mentioned is it takes about 60 seconds to begin printing after you send a file to it.
Summary: Although I wasn't expecting it for a couple more days, the printer arrived a day after I ordered it, just before the weekend. Within 20 minutes I had it unpacked and hooked up (don't forget the cable). After the printer went through its self-diagnostic test, I started printing Tabloid-size sheets which came out faster than my old A4 size printer. Love it!
Summary: I recently bought the K8600 and experienced the same Paper Out error message that a previous reviewer had reported when using a Mac computer. I found it necessary to change the application default paper type from Banner Letter to US Letter. The printer expects Banner Letter to be fed from the back of the printer, so even with a full tray of paper it would still report Out of Paper. Once I made this quick change from Banner to US Letter I've never had another problem.