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HP All-in-one Officejet Pro 8600 Getting Started Guide

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HP All-in-one Officejet Pro 8600 Getting Started

HP All-in-one Officejet Pro 8600 Getting Started Product

About HP
HP (short for Hewlett-Packard) is a multinational technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing a wide range of computer hardware and software products, including personal computers, laptops, printers, scanners, and storage devices.

HP was founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California. Today, the company has grown into one of the largest technology companies in the world, with operations in more than 170 countries and over 60,000 employees.

Some of HP’s most popular products include its line of HP Pavilion and HP Envy laptops, as well as its HP OfficeJet and HP LaserJet printers. In addition to its hardware products, HP also offers a range of software and services, including cloud-based solutions, data analytics, and cybersecurity solutions. The company is also committed to sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Safety Information

Always follow basic safety precautions when using this printer to reduce risk of injury from fire or electric shock.

  1. Read and understand all instructions in the documentation that comes with the printer.
  2. Observe all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
  3. Unplug this printer from wall outlets before cleaning.
  4. Do not install or use this printer near water, or when you are wet.
  5. Install the printer securely on a stable surface.
  6. Install the printer in a protected location where no one can Step on or trip over the line cord, and the line cord cannot be damaged.
  7. If the printer does not operate normally, see the user guide (which is available on your computer after you install the software).
  8. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
  9. Use only the external power adapter provided with the printer.

Note: Ink from the cartridges is used in the printing process in a number of different ways, including in the initialization process, which prepares the printer and cartridges for printing, and in printhead servicing, which keeps print nozzles clear and ink flowing smoothly. In addition, some residual ink is left in the cartridge after it is used. For more information see  www.hp.com/go/inkusage.

Use the printer

Thank you for purchasing this printer! With this printer, you can print documents and photos, scan documents to a connected computer, make copies, and send and receive faxes.

To scan, copy, and send faxes, you can use the printer’s control panel. You can also use the control panel to change settings, print reports, or get help for the printer.

Tip: You can also change the printer settings using the printer software or embedded web server (EWS). For more information about these tools, see the user guide. For information about finding the user guide, see “Where’s the user guide?” on this page.

Where’s the user guide?

The user guide for this printer (also called “Help”) is placed on your computer while installing the HP software.

This guide provides information on the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting information
  • Information about supported printing supplies and accessories (if available for the printer)
  • Detailed instructions for using the printer
  • Important notices, environmental, and regulatory information You can open this guide either from the HP print software (Microsoft® Windows®) or from the Help menu (Mac OS X):
  • Windows: Click Start, select Programs or All Programs, select HP, select the folder for your HP printer, and then select Help.
  • Mac OS X: From the Finder, click Help > Mac Help. In the Help Viewer window, choose your printer from the Mac Help pop-up menu.

Also, an Adobe Acrobat version of this guide is available on HP’s support website (www.hp.com/go/customercare).

Tip: If you cannot find the user guide on your computer, it might not have been copied to your computer when you installed the HP software. For more information, see “How do I install the user guide?” on page 20.

Regulatory and compliance information for the European Union is available in the “Technical information” section of the user guide (also called “Help”). Also, the Declaration of Conformity is available at the following website: www.hp.eu/certificates.

HP Digital Solutions

The printer includes a collection of digital solutions that can help you simplify and streamline your work.

Learn more! For more information about setting up and using these digital solutions, see the user guide. For information about finding the user guide, see “Where’s the user guide?” on page 4.

HP Direct Digital Filing provides robust, general-office scanning—as well as basic, versatile, document-management capabilities—for multiple users over a network. With HP Direct Digital Filing, you can simply walk up to the printer, touch a button on the printer’s control panel, and either scan documents directly to computer folders on your network or quickly share them with business partners as email attachments—and all without using additional scanning software.

These scanned documents can be sent to a shared network folder for personal or group access or to one or more email addresses for quick sharing. In addition, you can configure specific scan settings for each scan destination, allowing you to make sure that the best settings are being used for each specific task.

HP Digital Fax Never lose important faxes misplaced within a stack of paper pages again!
With HP Digital Fax, you can save incoming, black-and-white faxes to a computer folder on your network for easy sharing and storage, or you can forward faxes through email—allowing you to receive important faxes from anywhere while working away from the office.
In addition, you can turn off fax printing altogether—saving money on paper and ink, as well as helping reduce paper consumption and waste.


Before you set up HP Digital Solutions, make sure you have the following:

For all HP Digital Solutions, A network connection is. The printer can be connected either through a wireless connection or using an Ethernet cable.

Note: If the printer is connected using a USB cable, you scan documents to a computer or attach scans to an email message using the HP software. You can receive faxes to your computer using Fax to PC or Fax to Mac. For more information, see the user guide.

The HP software. HP recommends that you set up HP Digital Solutions using the HP software provided with the printer.
Tip: If you would like to set up HP Digital Solutions without installing the HP software, you can use the printer’s embedded web server.

For Scan to Network Folder, Fax to Network Folder

  • An active network connection. You must be connected to the network.
  • An existing Windows (SMB) shared folder. For information about finding the computer name, see the documentation for your operating system.
  • The network address for the folder. On computers running Windows, network addresses are usually written in this format:
  • The name of the computer where the folder is located. For information about finding the computer name, see the documentation for your operating system.
  • Appropriate privileges on the network. You must have written access to the folder.
  • A username and password to access the network folder (if necessary). For example, the Windows or Mac OS X username and password used to log onto the computer or the network.

Note: HP Direct Digital Filing does not support Active Directory.

For Scan to Email, Fax to Email

Note: These features are only supported by HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus and HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium.

  • A valid email address
  • Outgoing SMTP server information
  • An active Internet connection

Finding email settings If you are setting up Scan to Email or Fax to Email on a computer running Windows, the setup wizard can automatically detect the email settings for the following email applications:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2003–2007 (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)
  • Outlook Express (Windows XP)
  • Windows Mail (Windows Vista)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)
  • Qualcomm Eudora (version 7.0 and above)(Windows XP and Windows Vista)
  • Netscape (version 7.0) (Windows XP)

However, if your email application is not listed above, you can still set up and use Scan to Email and Fax to Email if your email application meets the requirements listed in this section.

Web Services

The printer offers innovative, web-enabled solutions that can help you quickly access the Internet, obtain documents, and print them faster and with less hassle—and all without using a computer.

The printer includes the following Web Services:

HP ePrint HP ePrint is a free service from HP that allows you to print to your web-connected printer anytime, from any location. It’s as simple as sending an email to the email address assigned to your printer when you enable Web Services on the printer. No special drivers or software are needed. If you can send an email, you can print from anywhere, using HP ePrint.

Once you have signed up for an account on ePrintCenter (www.eprintcenter.com) and added the printer to your account, you can sign in to view your HP ePrint job status, manage your HP ePrint printer queue, control who can use your printer’s HP ePrint email address to print, and get help for HP ePrint.

Printer Apps

Printer Apps allow you to easily locate and print preformatted web content, directly from your printer. You can also scan and store your documents digitally on the Web.

Printer Apps provide a wide range of content, from store coupons to family activities, news, travel, sports, cooking, photos, and many more. You can even view and print your online images from popular photo sites.

Certain Printer Apps also allow you to schedule the delivery of app content to your printer.

Preformatted content designed specifically for your printer means no cut-off text and pictures, and no extra pages with only one line of text. On some printers, you can also choose paper and print quality settings on the print preview screen. And you can do this without even having to turn on your computer!

Note: To use Web Services, the printer must be connected to the Internet using either a wired (Ethernet) or wireless connection. You cannot use these web features if the printer is connected using a USB cable.

FAQs HP All-in-one Officejet Pro 8600

What is the age of the HP Officejet Pro 8600?

The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus, an updated version of the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus, was released in 2011.

Is the HP Officejet Pro 8600 still available?

This printer is no longer in production.

Is the HP Officejet Pro 8600 a wireless printer?

This HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus OJPro 8600 Plus all-in-one printer can print, fax, copy, and scan and includes wireless technology for printing from virtually any computer on your network.

Is the HP Officejet Pro 8600 an inkjet or a laser printer?

Printer with Inkjet With print speeds of 18 ppm in black and 13 ppm in colour, the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Wireless Color e-All-in-One Inkjet Printer is a complete all-in-one solution for your home or office. The printer supports automatic duplex printing, which allows you to reduce paper consumption by up to 50%.

What took the place of the HP Officejet Pro 8600?

Answers 1 and 2 of 2. The Officejet Pro 9015 printer is the most recent generation, comparable to the 8600 printers. There was an issue. Please accept my apologies.

How long do HP Officejet Pro printers last?

A printer’s average lifespan is 3-5 years. Some printers can last longer with proper care and maintenance, but your machine will eventually need to be replaced.

What is the distinction between HP Officejet and HP DeskJet printers?

Side-by-Side Comparison The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP OfficeJet 250 are both compact printers with sheetfed scanners, but the OfficeJet 250 performs slightly better in most situations. It has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and a rechargeable battery. It can also print from a USB thumb drive.

What is the distinction between an HP inkjet printer and an Officejet printer?

Officejet printers typically have larger ink cartridges, allowing the printer to print more pages at a faster rate. Despite the fact that Officejet and inkjet printers use the same technology, there is a significant price difference between the cheapest inkjet printer and the most expensive Officejet printer.

Is Laserjet superior to Officejet?

Inkjet printers are much slower than laser printers. Most have high-capacity paper trays, allowing them to print more pages at once. They are also designed to withstand printing thousands of pages per month without succumbing to wear and tear.

Is it possible to use an HP wireless printer without WIFI?

Yes, if your printer supports Wireless Direct. According to the product specifications for the HP LaserJet Pro M203dw Printer (G3Q47A), the printer supports Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct allows you to wirelessly connect the printer to your computer without the use of a router.

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