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HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus

HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus
alaScore 78

142 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and print quality are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the paper handling, and some have doubts about the build quality.

price, performance, usability, print quality, design

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 142 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, reliability

value for money, build quality, paper handling

29% 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 1200 dpi - up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 35 ppm (colour) - capacity: 250 sheHP Officejet Pro K8600 - Printer - colour - ink-jet - A3 Plus - 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi - up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 35 ppm (colour) - capacity: 250 shee

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro K8600 / K8600 plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Officejet Pro K8600 - Printer - color - ink-jet - A3 - 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi - up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 35 ppm (color) - capacity: 250 sheets - U

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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.

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HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 A3+ Inkjet Printer

 

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

The software is pretty basic stuff, with HP's Solution Centre and a reasonable driver, which includes presets for common tasks, such as plain paper printing, photos and duplex, though only manual duplex on this model.

Expert review by:

HP Officejet K8600 Pro review

 

Inkjets have their advantages in the office.

Expert review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Sucks! Don't even look at it!

 

Even after I tried multiple things to get this printer working, it just did not want to print it's first test page. Keeps complaining that there is a paper jam. Took it back to the store and the representative could not believe me, so I told him to...

Nothing. Didn't even get to use it

Didn't even get to print my first test page and the printer complains about a paper jam. There is not paper jam! Checked, re-checked multiple times. Power OFF/ON. Hold this and that and nope, thing. I took it back for the store representative to try

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HP K8600 SUCKSSSSSSS

 

the Customer service is bad. the printer is bad and the warranty is bad.

It uses large paper

customer service sucks, printer prints bad photos, machine never works, warranty sucks. I really really hate HP I will never buy HP again

Consumer review by:

It is a good printer

 

I print 500 newsletters 4 times per year. The text is good and the pictures are excellent but the ink usage is only fair. We used 4 sets of of ink cartridges for 500 11 x 17 four page newsletters with pictures. ( two 11 x 17 sheets folded)

In terms of speed and print quality, it is an effective printer for newsletters, photos in general use and graphics

My 8600 prints double sided but it creates a .75 margin on one end and it is slow ; It's largest weakness is the replacement of printheads that last about a year at a cost of $73 per printhead. There are two

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USELESS, NEVER PRINTS

 

OMG HP,HP,HP,HP, COMMIT SUICIDE

IT PRINTS AFTER YOU COULD SAY... TEN MONTHS LATER

NONE MY OLD hp business inkjet 2600 IS 20 TIMES MORE EFICIENT

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Good print quality... IF YOU CAN GET IT TO WORK

 

Here's the bottom line. BUY SOMETHING ELSE. I read the other CNet reviews and I thought, "How bad could it be? It's an HP." Yeah, I should have listened.

Great print quality - better photos than Costco - and can handle a large variety of paper sizes

Major issues with paper feed mechanism - shows that it's out of paper when the tray is full - and the replacement product from HP service didn't fix the problem. No screen of any kind makes troubleshooting a pain

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Piece of junk. Should have kept old printer.

 

I don't like anything about it. It does not handle all of the paper sizes it should. Printheads go bad almost immediately. Very noisy. Takes too long to print after sending to the printer. Ink cartridges gone too fast and too expensive.

Nothing at all

First printer would not feed paper. Second (replacement) printer went through 3 sets of printheads in 3 days. Third (another replacement) just arrived. First replacement took 90 days, 3 online chats, 23 emails, & 3 phone calls to get replacement

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.

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

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

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

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