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HP Officejet Pro K8600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of HP Officejet Pro K8600. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the print quality and design are overall positive. The durability and price also get good reviews, but the noise and paper handling get less positive views. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, price, durability, design, print quality

paper handling, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Officejet Pro K8600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Officejet Pro K8600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro K8600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance. The reliability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the paper handling. Reviews are divided on the durability.

price, reliability, performance

paper handling

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet Pro K8600 - Printer - colour - ink-jet - A3 Plus - 1200 dpi x 12...HP Officejet Pro K8600 - Printer - colour - ink-jet - A3 Plus - 1200 dpi x 12...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Officejet Pro K8600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro K8600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the paper handling.

performance, price, usability, design, print quality

paper handling

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP K8600 Office Jet Pro Color PrinterHP K8600 Office Jet Pro Color Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

HP Officejet Pro K8600

 

HP Officejet Pro K8600 wide format inkjet printer is high quality and backed by great customer support. See where it ranks at TopTenREVIEWS.

Hewlett-Packard provides fantastic customer support

This printer can only produce a 13 x 19" print. It is also very difficult to use

The HP Officejet Pro K8600 is difficult to use, but high-quality customer support will make it easier on you.

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 A3+ Inkjet Printer

 

This wide carriage inkjet printer comes with a hefty premium over its A4 siblings.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Officejet K8600 Pro review

 

Inkjets have their advantages in the office.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

With great looking color prints and accurately rendered delicate shades, this printer is capable of handling wider range of media in a cheaper price.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Stephenson (pcauthority.com.au)

HP Officejet K8600

 

Lacklustre colour quality, but good speed and value for money make the K8600 a contender if you like blowing things up to A3 size

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: BMP (newegg.com)

Quetioning my buying

 

Support has slipped. Need somone not reading from a script!

The printer is inexpensive with good print quality

I have had the printer for around 9 months and have printer 2500 page. Now the printer is jamming and many times picking up multiple sheets

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: MR. (newegg.com)

HP has great printing, but not software

 

Printing quality is great and awsome, also is cheaper than office max 100 bucks. NEWEGG ROCKS

HP Software is suck, Cannot make custom type of paper print out

May, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

LEMON

 

when it prints it prints well. Its output on draft is good

I must have gotten a lemon. I was told by hp tech support that they were having issues with this model and that a batch of them being made at one factory had several defects. They then sent me a new one. I had to pay 30 bucks to have it sent to me rush...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

A good choice

 

Not needing ten or twenty year archival quality prints I opted for a CISS (continuous ink supply system) The ink quality is excellent on the high gloss posters and tabloid books I print.

It does a fast job printing two sided tabloid sheets. The duplex attachment does a great job and is worth the extra money. The first page loads a little slowly, but the rest of the print run is very fast

It uses a lot of ink

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: rangeguy (newegg.com)

If you need big prints

 

Wish it printed faster than it does. My old Canon i860 was a much faster printer for some reason.

Output is excellent. Colors are very true and if you need tabloid size printer this one fits the bill nicely. This is the version without the RJ45 port, so I made the connection by USB to CAT-5 extension

Big! Surprisingly so. Make sure you have enough room for this thing. Ink tanks run dry faster than their large sizes would indicate

Jan, 2009
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Product Specifications

Streamline your home office printing - plus connect up to five computers and save money to boot - with HP Officejet Pro K8600dn. Rely on professional-quality color at a cost per page of up to 50% less than with laser printers. Automatic two-sided printing and built-in networking are standard with this model.

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: No
Electromagnetic compatibility:FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (USA), C-tick (Australia and New Zealand), VCCI (Japan), CE (European Union), BSMI (Taiwan), ICES (Canada), CCC S&E (China), MIC (Korea)
Energy Star certified:No / Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5in
Height:8.8in
Weight:27.1lbs
Width:23.7in

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):6
Power consumption (typical):80

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Pro K8600dn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Officejet

Input Capacity

Envelope feeder:N
Maximum input capacity:250
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Maximum paper trays:1
Paper handling standard/input:250-sheet input tray
Standard input capacity:250

Media Formats

Custom media sizes:76 x 127 to 330 x 483 mm
Standard media sizes:A3+ (330 × 483 mm), A3 (297 x 420 mm) A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), B4 (250 x 353 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), B6 (125 x 176 mm), C4 (229 x 324 mm), C5 (162 x 229 mm), C6 (114 x 162 mm), DL (210 x 105 mm)

Media Weight

Media weights by paper path:Tray 1, rear feed: 60 to 286 g/m2 (including plain and photo media)
Recommended media weight:75 to 90 g/m2

Memory

Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum memory:32
Memory upgrade:N

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server
Wireless option type:Optional, with HP Jetdirect ew2400 802.11g Wireless Print Server

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):28.9 x 23.6 x 15

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:150
Paper handling optional/output: None
Paper handling standard/output:150-sheet output tray
Standard output capacity:150
Standard output capacity for envelopes:100

Packaging Data

Package weight:31.5 lb
Package weight (imperial):31.5 lb
Quantity per pallet:15

Paper Handling

Duplex supported media size:A3+, A3, A4, B4
Envelopes sizes:C4, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5, B6
Maximum print area:A3+ (330 × 483 mm)
Media handling:Sheetfed
Media weight (tray 1):60 to 286 g/m² (including plain and photo media)
Paper handling optional/input:Optional automatic two-sided printing accessory
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):A3+, A3, A4, B4
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
I/O ports:1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Power consumption (typical):80

Print Quality

Maximum duty cycle:6250
Print margin bottom (A3):0.472
Print margin bottom (A4):0.472
Print margin left (A3):0.197
Print margin left (A4):0.13
Print margin right (A3):0.197
Print margin right (A4):0.13
Print margin top (A3):0.787
Print margin top (A4):0.118
Print quality (black, best quality):1200 x 1200
Print quality (color, best quality):4800

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Compatible ink types, supplies:Pigment-based (black), dye-based (colour)
Duplex print options:Automatic (optional)
Maximum duty cycle:6250
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Paper input type:Paper tray
Print head nozzles:1056 black ink nozzles, 1056 colour ink nozzles
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Separate cartridges: Yes
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Typefaces: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):35ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Print speed (black, best quality, A4):5.8
Print speed (black, draft quality, A3):12.5
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):35
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):13
Print speed (color, best quality, A4):4
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):35
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10 / 14.5
Resolution color:4800 x 1200

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions:6.1 B(A) (printing at Default mode); 6.4 B(A) (printing at 24 ppm)

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7 ready. For more information go to http:///go/windows7. Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64, Windows 2000, Windows Foundation Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition; Mac OS X v 10.3.9, Mac OS X v 10.4 or higher, Mac OS X v 10.6, Novell NetWare 5.x, 6.x, Linux (see http://). With Windows 2000, some features may not be available
JetDirect Compatible Products:Y
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Microsoft Windows 7 ready. For more information go to http:///go/Windows7. Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 512 MB RAM, 750 MB free hard disk space; Windows XP Professional x64: Intel Pentium II or Celeron processor, 128 MB RAM, 280 MB free hard disk space; Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional (32-bit): Intel Pentium II or Celeron processor, 128 MB RAM, 250 MB free hard space; Windows 2000: Intel Pentium II or Celeron processor, 128 MB RAM, 150 MB free hard disk space; Note: Windows 2000, some features may not be available.\nMicrosoft Windows 7 ready. For more information go to http:///go/Windows7. Windows Vista: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB RAM, 790 MB free hard disk space; Windows XP Professional x64: AMD Athlon64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon processor with Intel EM64T support or Intel Pentium 4 processor with Intel EM64T support, 256 MB RAM, 340 MB free hard disk space; Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional (32-bit): Intel Pentium III or higher processor, 256 MB RAM, 350 MB free hard space; Windows 2000: Intel Pentium III or higher processor, 200 MB RAM, 150 MB free hard disk space, SP4\nMac OS X (10.3.9 or higher, 10.4.6 or higher): 400 MHz PowerPC G4 (v 10.3.9 or higher, 10.4.6 or higher) or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo (10.4.6 or higher), 256 MB memory, Mac OS X v 10.6
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X (10.3.9 or higher, 10.4.9 or higher, 10.5*): 400 MHz Power PC G3 (v 10.3.9 and higher, 10.4.9 or higher) or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo (10.4.9 or higher); 256 MB RAM, QuickTime 5.0 or higher, 200 MB free hard disk space, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher. Mac OS X v 10.6. *Software is available for download from http:///go/energystar
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Novell NetWare 5.1 / Novell NetWare 6.5

Technical Details

Automatic paper sensor:N
Bundled software:Printer installation software on CD-ROM
Camera phone:N
Color of product:Black, Grey
Control panel:2 front-panel buttons, (Job cancel, Resume); LEDs for status
Dimensions (WxDxH):24 x 16.5 x 8.78
Downloadable software:HP Officejet Pro K8600 Color Printer drivers
Driver updates:Latest printer driver is available on HP support Web site http:///support
Exifprint supported:Yes, Version 2.2
Interface:1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:60
Maximum print length (imperial):8.3 ft
Media size (tray 1):A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, 76 x 127 to 330 x 483 mm
Media sizes supported (imperial):Letter, legal, statement, executive, tabloid, super B, 8.5 x 13 in, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), index cards
Media thickness (by paper path):Tray 1: up to 7.87 mil; envelopes: up to 15.7 mil; rear tray: up to 15.7 mil; Tray 2: up to 7.87 mil
Media types supported:Paper (inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards (greeting, index), transparencies
Network ready:Optional
Networking features:Via optional HP Jetdirect external print servers
Number of cartons per pallet:5
Number of layers per pallet:3
Number of power supplies:1
Package dimensions (W x D x H):28.9 x 23.6 x 15
Page yield identifier:HP OJPro K8600
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):40 x 48 x 91.8
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):40 x 48 x 91.8
Pallet weight:540.1
Pallet weight (imperial):540.1
Photo proofsheets supported:N
Power Requirements:Input voltage 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz); 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
Power supply type:AC
Print cartridge volume (metric):Host pens: Black (20.5 ml), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (9 ml); Trade pens: Black (58.9 ml); Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (17.1 ml)
Print head:4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
Print margin bottom (letter):0.00512 in
Print margin left (letter):0.00512 in
Print margin right (letter):0.00512 in
Print margin top (letter):0.00512 in
Print speed (black, best quality, letter):< 5.8 ppm
Print speed (black, fast normal quality, A3):< 8.8 ppm
Print speed (black, fast normal quality, letter):< 17 ppm
Print speed (color, best quality, letter):< 4 ppm
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter):< 35 ppm
Print speed (color, fast normal quality, A3):< 8.6 ppm
Print speed (color, fast normal, letter):< 16 ppm
Print technology:Inkjet
Printable area:11.3
Printable area (A4):8.01 x 11.1 "
Printable area (letter):0.323 x 0.409 in
Printable area (tabloid):10.6 x 15.7 in
Printer management:N
Printer smart software features:Borderless printing on HP Photo and brochure glossy papers, booklet printing, poster printing up to 5 x 5 sheets, print multiple pages onto a single sheet
Processor frequency:192
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):24
Product weight optional (metric):14.5 kg (base with duplexer)
Recommended media weight (imperial):24 lb
Service & support:HP Customer Care Center, HP Instant Support
Size:24
Skew:+/- 0.006 in\n+/- 0.1524 mm
Standard input trays:1
Standard media sizes (duplex, imperial):Letter
SureSupply software driver:N
SureSupply supported:Y
Technical features:Optional HP Jetdirect external print servers.\nHP Officejet inks, 4 individual ink cartridges, high capacity options.\nProfessional-quality printing with a low cost per page.\nOptional automatic two-sided printing (A4 and A3).\nPrint speeds up to 35 ppm black/35 ppm colour.\nPrint with or without borders from postcard-size up to A3+ (330 x 482 mm); media to 280 g/m2.
Upgrade type:Auto-duplex printing enabled with HP Inkjet Automatic Two-sided Printing Accessory (C8258A)
Video action printing supported:N
Vivera inks supported:N
Weight:27.1 lb
Weight (imperial):27.1 lb
Wireless Technology:Not applicable

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5
Height:8.78
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):24 x 23.9 x 8.78
Package weight:504.4
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 91.8
Pallet weight:540.1
Weight:433.9 / 6.88
Width:24