Hewlett-Packard released the all-in-one Officejet Pro 8500 in the spring of 2009. It was designed for the home office or small business user. It comes well-equipped with copier, printer, fax, and scanner modes. The monthly duty cycle is rated at 15,000 pages to keep you productive. Multiple copies on the Officejet Pro 8500 are dispersed at a rate of 35 pages-per-minute in black and 34 pages-per-minute in vibrant color.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. gave HP the “Pick of the Year” award in the category of “Outstanding Business Inkjet Multifunctional Printer” for the Officejet Pro 8500. When tested it did not have any misfeeds or malfunctions proving to be a durable and reliable device. Multiple ports allow for easy access to media cards and cameras for simple printing.
The HP 940XL ink tanks needed for the HP Officejet Pro 8500 include black (HP C4906AN), cyan (HP C4907AN), magenta (HP C4908AN), and yellow (HP C4809AN). Estimated yields for the ink tanks vary from 2,200 pages in black to 1,400 pages in each color. These are available in the genuine HP brand and Precision compatible.