The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 has excellent range and has built-in Ethernet networking with a two line text LCD display. It also has memory card slots, an automatic document feeder, 4x6 color photo printing and a high capacity paper tray. The touch panel makes the connectivity process much faster than other printers in the market today. In the box customers will receive a power cord, phone cord, a setup poster, a getting started guide, CD ROMS to install software for Windows and Mac printer drives and a very helpful user’s guide. In the box there are also print heads and office jet ink cartridges for HP 940 black, HP 940 cyan, HP 940 magenta and HP 940 yellow. The cartridges are designed in such a way so as to last for a long time and to only deliver high quality prints.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 all in one printer has the speed to print up to 35 pages per minute in black and 34 pages per minute in color printing. Then it has the laser quality to print up to 15 pages per minute in black and 11 pages per minute in color. Other inkjet printers sometimes find it too hard to print tables and lines but the HP Office Jet Pro 8500 prints them with ease. It delivers high quality results even in default mode settings.
When doing two sided printing the printer waits for sometime after it has completed one side for the ink to dry. Then it automatically starts to print the other side of the paper without any glitches. This printer also has the ability to directly scan to any network folder. You can scan directly to an email with the help of a button. It has OCR and optical character recognition which makes the scanning of documents much easier.
It has a 64MB memory, 384MHz processor speed and a scan resolution of up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. The printer has five different slots for the memory stick, MMC or secure digital, the compact flash, the XD picture card and then of course for the USB. The only different with the USB slot is that it is enables with PicBridge technology. So this printer is an all in one with scanning, printing and faxing capabilities and has high print speeds. This is also an Energy Star qualified product just like the other HP OfficeJet Pros.