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.
-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
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.
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.
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.