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DaleBr
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Envy 5660,OfficeJet 8710 and 8720: can they print documents from an attached USB thumb drive ?

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Can the ENVY 5660 e-All-In-One printer print documents (e.g., .doc files) from a thumb drive plugged into its USB port ?

 

 

Similarly, can the OfficeJet Pro 8710 or 8720 print documents from  a thumb drive plugged into its USB port ?

 

 

Thank you

 

DaleBr

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ShlomiL
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Hi DaleBr,

Any PCL3 printer such as the Officejet Pro 8710, 8720 only support pritning Photos from a thumbdrive (JPEG and BMP), it cannot print any document files such as PDF ir DOCX from a thumbdriver but only from a computer..

 

The HP Envy 5660 only support printing Photos from a memory device too, but only from an SD Card, it do not offer any USB port for a thumbdrive.

 

Any of the models above can only print documents from a computer or a mobile device..

 

The Officejet Pro 8730 which is a postscript printer do support printing PDF, Word and Powerepoint files directly from a thumbdrive (Latin characters only), however this is a commercial product and cost more as a such:

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-8730-e-all-in-one-printer

 

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Shlomi



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ShlomiL
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Hi DaleBr,

Any PCL3 printer such as the Officejet Pro 8710, 8720 only support pritning Photos from a thumbdrive (JPEG and BMP), it cannot print any document files such as PDF ir DOCX from a thumbdriver but only from a computer..

 

The HP Envy 5660 only support printing Photos from a memory device too, but only from an SD Card, it do not offer any USB port for a thumbdrive.

 

Any of the models above can only print documents from a computer or a mobile device..

 

The Officejet Pro 8730 which is a postscript printer do support printing PDF, Word and Powerepoint files directly from a thumbdrive (Latin characters only), however this is a commercial product and cost more as a such:

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-8730-e-all-in-one-printer

 

Regards,

Shlomi



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Thank you.

 

That is exactly what I need to know !

 

Also, do you know which prints better photos, the OfficeJet 8720/8730 or the Envy 5660 ?

 

 

DaleBr

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You're welcome DaleBr!

 

The HP Officejet Pro Series is generally more intended for office printing like document and brochures.

It provides good Photo Printing quality on Photo Paper with best quality printing, but the Envy do better on a such.

 

The Envy printer provides better Photo Quality printing on poto paper, it provides more accurate and sharp colors.

 

On a matter of lab quality photo prinitng, the Envy would be my suggestion, on the matter of cost per page the Officejet pro would..

 

Regards,

Shlomi



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Thanks again, for the information !

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Hi there

 

Referring to the feature that you askregarding printing documents from USB thumbdrive in Officejet pro 8710 and 20. Althernatively, you could also opt for HP Officejet pro 8210, which is the single function of the 8700 series that is capable of performing the feature you mentioned, but at a much cheaper price. 🙂

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DaleBr
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Thank !
But, I chose to get a Laser printer instead if another inkjet since all of HP's inkjet printers appear to have the same print engine, since they all exhibit the same problems I have described in detail in the past. HP doesn't seem to be interested enough to fix the problems ... just continue to sell defective products to the community. Pretty sad !
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Re Envy 5660, just wondering why, when trying to scan, it offers a memory device option, but there is no USB port? You mentioned SD card, but where do I buy that and where is it inserted on the 5660?

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If I reme

bee corrrvtly (my ENVY 5660 died) there is a curved flap door on the front left side of the printer. Press it, and it will rotate open to insert the memory device.

 

memory cards can be purchased at Best Buy, WalMart, Target, Amazon.com ...

Msme sure to get the correct type of card (e.g., SD, Micro SD, Compact FFlash, ...).

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Thank you! Will purchase memory card since I almost always have to use the HP Print & Scan Doctor whenever I want to scan directly to my laptop. 

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