HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 All-in-One Color Photo Printer Review

HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 All-in-One Color Photo Printer Review

Printers are not just for offices anymore; everyone is using them for copying personal and office documents, photos, addressing envelopes, and a multitude of other tasks. The HP Pro 8610 Wireless All-In-One Color Inkjet and Printer is designed to help you make a professional impression,without spending a fortune on a laser printer. You can print from practically anywhere, and make high-quality copies with this machine.


HP OfficeJet Pro 8610

PRODUCT FEATURES:

-high-quality color printing, for a lower per-page cost than a laser printer

-will print from a Smartphone, tablet, or notebook

-uses wireless, wireless direct, and Ethernet connectivity

-multitasks to help your business grow and keep moving

-use only original HP ink for best results

-compatible with Windows 10

-ships only within the US

-dimensions: 19.7” x 11.8” x 18.5” – 26.2 lbs

-one year limited warranty, 24/7 Web support

POSITIVES:

The HP Pro 8610 Printer is a hefty, well-built machine. Its scanner and auto-document feeder are way beyond other inkjet printers. The lid is thick and solid, not thin and flimsy like some other models. The assist mechanism holds the lid nearly upright. Setup is easy and will take less than 30 minutes.

This printer will connect to a USB, ethernet, or WIFI. It doesn’t lose its settings when you shut it off or unplug it. The touch screen is a good size and works well, displaying a sensible menu. Although it’s only 3 colors, it does a fine job on photos. The paper tray holds a full ream of paper, and it spits out copies quickly.The printing speeds are fast – up to 19 ppm for black and white, 14.5 ppm for color prints. This machine makes it easy to do various tasks and access apps – just touch the screen.   It will even print from a flash drive, without using a computer. The recommended monthly output is 250-1500 pages. It’s ideal for a small business that needs eye-catching marketing materials.

NEGATIVES:

This printer does fine on business documents on plain white paper and photos, but the HP Pro 8610 Wireless Printer does have some drawbacks.  On Paintbrush, for example, the colors are not as vivid as one would like. When scanning, you can’t set the default scanner for color scanning. You have to manually scan the document and set the scanner for color; then it only holds the setting for that specific job. When the machine is copying photos, the photo paper doesn’t pick up easily from the tray. In regular printing, the machine tends to pick up more paper than needed. Then there’s no button to cancel the printing.

Envelopes are another issue. The HP Pro 8610 has no bypass for odd-sized paper or envelopes. You have to take out the paper tray, remove the paper, then position the envelope, then slide the holders to fit the envelope; then slide the tray back in, print the envelope, and repeat as needed. It’s inconvenient.

There are many great printer options available, and if you would like to see some other printers before making a decision, we recomend having a look at the Canon PIXMA MG5520 or the Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer.

SUMMARY:

The HP Pro 8610 Wireless Printer is a great home or office machine. It does everything a printer should: scan, copy, print, and fax. Despite the few minor inconveniences, it’s a sturdy, hard-working, multi-tasking machine.

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HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-in-One Printer Review

HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-in-One Printer Review

The HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-in-One Printer is a machine the whole family can use. It prints clear documents and sharp photos, and the flatbed scanner allows you to save your document as a PDF, or scan it directly to an email. With easy setup, wireless capability, and a reasonable price, this is one of the best printers for a small office anywhere.


HP Envy 5660

PRODUCT FEATURES:

-connects easily “e-all-in-one” from your PC to a local network and the Internet

-prints high-quality photos and documents, black and white or color

-2.65” touchscreen

-functions include print, scan, copy, Web, photo, and wireless capability

-automatic two-sided printing

-memory card capability: Secure Digital

-memory standard: 128 MB DDR3 Memory

-compatible with Windows 10

-dimensions: 16.1” x 17.9” x 6.3” – 15 lbs

-ships only within the US

-one-year limited warranty, 24/7 phone support

POSITIVES:

For fast, wireless, affordable printing that’s great quality, the HP Envy 5660 Printer is a good choice. It’s easy to set up and connect to your WIFI. While some printers take you through an annoying alignment process before you can print, this one has a box pop up, giving you the option of aligning, postponing, or cancelling an alignment, so you can proceed to your job hassle-free.

This HP Wireless Printer takes all sizes of paper and prints well on glossy photo paper too. The main input tray holds 125 sheets, and the photo tray holds 15. Copies can be reduced or enlarged, 25-400%. The pop-out paper tray pops out when a print job is requested. After the job is complete, just push it back in.

Scanning is easy, as long as you download all the features into your computer from the included CD. You don’t have to download any drivers from the Internet. With the HP remote windows app, you can control the product remotely for scanning or other jobs. You can also scan a document as an email attachment directly from the printer’s touch screeen.

The HP Envy 5660 requires only two ink cartridges – black and tri-color – and the combo pack costs about $32. It this machine runs out of one or more colors, it will still print! And it’s easy to change cartridges: just lift the lid and the glass plate, pop out the old cartridge, and snap in the new one.

NEGATIVES:

There are only a few small issues with the HP Envy 5660:  it may be a little slow, and the colors in the photos it produces may be slightly off. The scanner lid allows only a thin document or book before it has trouble closing, and the touchscreen LCD has small letters, so it’s easy to hit the wrong ones. The quality is not as good as a high-end model.

If you want to have a look at a few other great options before making a decision, check out the Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer or the Epson Expression XP-410.

SUMMARY:

The HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-in-One Printer is an ideal machine for a student, a family, or a small business. You can print from mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, Internet-connected PCs, and more. For convenience and clear, sharp documents and photos, this one can’t be beat.

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HP C5X25A Deskjet 1513 Multifunction Color Photo Printer Review

The HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 Printer with Scanner and Copier is a great little machine with no frills or fancy features, but it completes the tasks of printing, scanning and copying. It’s easy to set up, and the pages come out clear. It’s great printer for a small office or for a student’s homework.

HP C5X25 Deskjet review

PRODUCT FEATURES:

-All-in-One printer, copier, and scanner

-prints up to 20 ppm (black) or 16 ppm (color)

-fast and simple setup

-use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Wndows XP SP3 or higher     (32 bit only)

-Dimensions: 6.2” x 12” x 16.7” – 16 lbs

-ships only within the US and to APO/FPO addresses

-USB cable included

 

POSITIVES:

This model is a basic printer/scanner/copier, which sets up in only minutes. You can’t beat the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 for price and functionality. It’s trouble-free: just turn it on, plug in the USB port, and you’re ready for business. It comes with an installation CD, or you can download the software from a website. The color printing aspect adjusts itself, so there aren’t a lot of test pages wasting paper and ink.

This machine is a nice lightweight, compact printer for small jobs. It produces good copies and jams infrequently. It comes with everything you need, except paper. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a backup printer, or if you have a small office, or a young person with homework assignments.

NEGATIVES:

One problem with the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 Multifunction Color Photo Printer is that, while the machine itself is inexpensive, the ink isn’t – and it uses ink pretty fast! The scanner will work even if the printer is out of ink, but it won’t print unless both of the ink cartridges are at least half full. It comes with a small amount of ink initially, so you’ll have to buy more within a short time.

Because this is an inexpensive, basic machine, there is a list of things the HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 just won’t do. It doesn’t support wireless printing. You can’t email the device and print “from anywhere.” It will print only via a USB cord. Unless you buy a printer with an “e-print” button on console, you can’t set it up to print wirelessly from a phone or tablet. A few other negatives: there’s no printed instruction manual; the CD for the software won’t work for a Mac; it’s hard to print envelopes; and it doesn’t do faxes at all.

If you want to look at a few other all-in-one printers, check out our review of the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax or the Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer.

SUMMARY:

The HP C5X25 Deskjet 1513 does what’s designed to do: print, copy, and scan. Anyon wanting more should invest in a more expensive machine. You do get what you pay for, after all. That being said, this is an ideal printer for a small office or for a student.

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