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04-05-2012 03:21 AM
As part of my job is delivering training to support agents i actually spend some time printing on this printer. And my opinions is that for a document printer it prints pictures really well, when using the correct paper and the correct settings. Just always make sure you use HP paper that is suited for this printer, as other brands (while being good quality paper) are not specificly designed to work with the ink that the 8600 uses. In one of the training sessions i printed a picture of one of the trainees that went on vacantion to Iceland and he had some great pictures of the Aurora Borealis. They turned out beautiful to my opionion and the agent agreed.
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05-03-2012 11:00 PM
I have OJ 8600 Plus Printer. I also have Photosmart C310a. My experience with the OJ Plus Printer, photo quality is pretty good and on the Photosmart C310a it's outstanding. Though I like the 8600, I use the Photosmart for printing photos. If you intend to print a lot of photos I'd consider getting something else.
02-09-2013 06:02 AM
If I print the same photos on both HP and Kodak photo paper on my 8600, thed ones on the HP paper are darker than the ones on the Kodak paper. The photos on the Kodak paper are the same as the same photos printed on my old inkjet, so it's not the printer. I'm told that I MUST use Hp paper on this printer, but the results are sometimes so dark as to lose detail.
08-27-2013 02:19 PM
Really? You changed the settings on the HP 8600 to have better quality pictures? You left out the biggest part...what were the settings you changed the printer to?
PS....I got rid of an HP 2300 (my husband's idea) and now I wish I would have kept it....it was using a lot of ink because it was 8 years old but the picture quality was magnificent...and now then we purchased this piece of hp c***. I thought technology was supposed to improve, not go backwards.
10-29-2013 04:36 PM
Less than impressed - kind of blotchy on photo paper, smears rather easily, and resolution is not great.
If it smears you are using the wrong photo paper. What photo paper are you using?