Heavy duty, affordable full colour all-in-one printing with the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 from DCC

Device that offers low cost, high quality colour printing, scanning, copying and web connectivity.

July 31, 2012

For a workhorse multifunction device that offers low cost, high quality colour printing, scanning, copying and web connectivity, look no further than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 range from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). The range includes the OfficeJet Pro 8600 and the OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus, both of which have been designed with the small or micro business user in mind.

“The 8600 delivers premium quality colour in a web-connected all-in-one device with web based printing and network options and a range of productivity features, with print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute. A 6.75cm colour touchscreen offers easy, intuitive operation. For more advanced productivity features, the 8600 plus delivers faster print speeds of up to 35ppm, a larger 10.9cm touch screen and scan to email capabilities, amongst others,” says Caron De Fortier, HP IPG and Consumables Business Unit Manager at DCC.

“Using Thermal Inkjet technology, the OfficeJet 8600 range allows users to print professional-quality colour for up to 50% lower cost per page than most colour laser printers. This innovative inkjet printing technique enables printing of documents that resist fading, water and highlighter pen smears using affordable, individual inks,” she adds.

Workhorse performance is delivered thanks to the range’s ability to handle high volume print jobs with ease, with a monthly duty cycle of up to 25 000 pages, while built-in Ethernet allows for wirelessly networked printing, along with direct connection via high speed USB. The touch screen enables users to access a range of productivity enhancing apps, print forms and control key tasks, while ePrint delivers printing capabilities from virtually anywhere for improved productivity. AirPrint enables users to print e-mails, documents, web pages and more directly from iPads and iPhones.

“Automatic two-sided printing saves time and paper, and a 250-sheet paper tray lets you print more with less effort. Other productivity boosting tools include the ability to send digital faxes direct from your desktop and scan documents directly to a PC, email or network folder. Using CopyCrop via the touch screen users can select areas to copy directly from the document. These features allow users to easily create double-sided flyers, borderless photos, impressive leaflets and other professional-looking materials,” says De Fortier.

The OfficeJet Pro 8600 range includes eco-friendly features such as reduced paper consumption with duplex printing as well as reduced energy consumption of up to 50% compared to laser printers. Both devices are also Energy Star qualified.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 and OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus are available at a recommended end-user price of R2930 and R3505 respectively. Prices are inclusive of V.A.T.