Officejet Pro 8600 (

The 8600 ( is an e-printer because of its ability to connect to the web through an Ethernet or by the Wi-Fi (wireless connection). The model is also compatible with Google Cloud Print as well as Apple Air Print, which makes it really easy to setup a wireless connection through your wireless network. The 8600 printer also provides the user with the ‘Remote Printing’ facility by way of ePrint.

  • The Officejet Pro 8600( printers are multifunctional and come with a color touch screen, cloud printing and a sleeker chassis from its previous models.  With the input tray in the front and an auto-document feeder on the top, the printer is reasonably priced for the wide range of features that it has to offer. Dropping in a stack of documents for scanning or copying is also easy with the ADF.

    Each printer device has its own unique email address that can be used to send print jobs from any web-connected device. The feature works really well for articles and photos on your phone while you are traveling. You can print them directly to your printer from your location and they will be available for you when you get home. The ‘App’ icon on your printer lets you add new icons to your display. There are plenty of apps available in the Printer that are capable of a variety of stuff.


HP Officejet Pro 8600 – Features (

  • Maximum Horizontal and vertical Resolution.
  • Standard memory.
  • WiFi or Bluetooth support.

Officejet Pro 8600 ( First time Printer Install

Pry the tape to open the box and fold the flaps back so that you can remove the items from inside easily

Inside the box, right on top,are the accessories and some paperwork intended for the printer

In the papers you will find:


    • The ‘Quick Start Guide’, which provides basic instructions to setup your printer
    • Some legal information and a QR code that will provide you with more information about your printer
    • You will also find the 2nd paper tray installation instructions
    • A multi-language ‘Getting Started’ guide that acts both as a setup and troubleshooting manual
    • High-quality brochure papers that are good for printing brochures and flyers

Next, within the box you will find two discs:

    • The first is installation disc for your Windows and Mac operating systems

Note: If you are using an operating system other than what is present on the disc you can always visit the manufacturer’s website to download the relevant information.

    • The second disc contains the Readiris software that can convert your scans into editable text formats on your computer

Along with the box you will also get:

    • A normal universal power cord, which you will require to power on your printer
    • The 2-wire fax cable that will enable to setup fax functionalities on the printer
    • The next item on the top of the box is the printer’s setup cartridges and an extra set of color cartridges, which you can use when you run out of ink (these are not setup cartridges)

Note: The 8600  ( particularly contains the ‘setup’ cartridges that are designed to help you initialize your printer. It is imperative that you use these when you first setup your printer.

    • There is also the duplexer for the printer – this allows the printer to print on both sides of the paper – you can slide it and remove it out of the bag and set it aside for later use
    • Take out the 2nd paper tray by removing the other pieces of Styrofoam – remove the protective film around it and keep it aside

Remove the printer( from the box and slide it out by pulling the plastic and set it on a flat surface – take away all the tapes and other packing material around, on or inside the printer

Also peel away the tape from the control panel

Now, install the duplexer:

    • Go to the back of the printer
    • Hold the duplexer in one hand and slide it directly into the back till you hear it snap

Second tray installation:

    • Remove all the tapes in and around it
    • First center up the second tray
    • Then lift the printer up and set it on top of it
    • The little pins and slots are designed to line the printer and tray perfectly

Note: you also have to check inside the ink access tray for any packing material – remove it and close the door.(

Setting up Officejet Pro 8600 (

Hardware Setup

Setting up the hardware (


  • Connect the power cord – Plug the printer cable in the back – make sure that it is firmly in place
  • Plug the cord into an electric outlet or power source
  • Press the power button for the printer to come on

From the control panel, you can setup your language, region and then press ‘Continue’ to setup the printer.

ePrint Setup

ePrint Setup for Officejet Pro 8600 (


To use the ePrint service, you have to setup the Web Services first

You can setup and manage Web Services from the printer’s control panel easily

For enabling Web Services:

  • Connect the printer to the internet
  • Touch the ePrint icon on the printer’s control panel
  • A prompt will ask you to accept the Web Services terms of use – Press ‘Accept’
  • Web Services will now be enabled

Note: You can press on ‘Auto-Update’ to let the printer check for any product updates, automatically.

For your network proxy use the following settings:

  • Press ‘Enter Proxy’
  • At the prompt, enter the proxy server settings
  • Touch ‘Done’ to complete the action

Note: Another alternative to setup the Web Services would be the EWS or Embedded Web Server.

Using the Printer Software for setting up Web Services on your Windows computer:

  • On your computer desktop screen click on ‘Start’
  • Select ‘Programs’ and click on ‘HP’
  • Open your printer folder by clicking on it and select your printer’s icon
  • First, double click ‘Web Connected Solutions’ and then ‘ePrint Setup’
  • The embedded web services window (for the printer) opens up
  • Under ‘Web Services’ click on ‘Setup’ and then ‘Web Services Settings’
  • Click on ‘Accept’ to accept the terms of use – this will enable web services
  • Press ‘Next’ and then ‘Yes’ for the printer to automatically check for updates

Note: To finish the setup, you just have to follow the instructions on the Web Services Information Sheet.

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print for Officejet Pro 8600 (


  • As a free service, the Google Cloud Print allows you to print documents from any network-enabled device to your Officejet Pro 8600 printer.
  • No software or driver download is required for this feature.
  • To enable Cloud Print:
    • Check if your computer has standard browsers and operating systems installed such as Chrome, OS X v10.7, Linux, Windows XP or newer
    • Create a Google account
    • The printer and device should both be connected to the same network
    • Turn the Officejet Pro 8600 printer on
    • Sign in to your Google account from the Chrome browser
    • Select  Show Advanced Settings in the Settings window
    • In the  Manage button select  Google Cloud Print
    • You can  Register your device under New devices, where your ojpro8600 printer will be listed
    • In another case, the printer may also be listed under My devices in which case you just have to choose Manage
  • To Print a document:
    • Open the Chrome browser and Sign in to your Google account
    • Click on Print in the Google Cloud Print Jobs
    • Then click on  Select a file from my computer under Upload a file to Print
    • Open a document to print and click on the  print command

AirPrint Setup

AirPrint™ Setup for Officejet Pro 8600 (


The ojpro8600 AirPrint™ is a mobile printing solution compatible with Apple iOS and later operating systems.

Wireless printing can be accomplished from the iPod, iPhone and iPad to any ePrint-enabled printer such as ojpro8600.

To use AirPrint™ it is first necessary to:

Check compatibility of the AirPrint™ to the Officejet Pro 8600

List of compatible devices:

  • Apple device should be able to use AirPrint™
  • Mac OS X Lion (v1.07)
  • iOS 4.2
  • iPhone® 3GS
  • iPad and iPad Touch® third generation

List of compatible applications for iOS devices for AirPrint™

  • Mail, photos, PDFs, SAFARI and third-party apps

To check apps for compatibility with the Apple AirPrint™ click on AirPrint™ Compatible Mobile Apps

Check firmware compatibility

For AirPrint™ availability on Firmware:

  • Click Installed Personalities and Options to check if AirPrint™ is listed
  • If yes, Skip to Connect the Apple device to the same wireless network as the printer

In case the device does not recognize the AirPrint™

  • Update firmware

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