HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Printer Review

Update: The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is no longer in production.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 has been replaced by the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015. We’d recommend you check out or review of that printer instead.

Summer is ending, and we’re back in time for school with our OfficeJet Pro 8710 review. The OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer from HP is one of the most popular models currently on the market. It’s fast, efficient, and downright sexy. But does it live up to its reputation? Let’s take a look.

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The Pros

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is probably the most popular printer I’ve sold in recent years. It is fast, efficient, and holds up incredibly well for home or small office use. I’ve literally sold hundreds of these printers, and I believe I’ve only had one returned.

The OfficeJet Pro 8710 is one of the faster home office printers, at 22 pages per minute of black and 18 pages per minute of color. Two-sided documents print at up to 12 pages per minute and come out clean and crisp every time. This printer is rated for a workload of up to 25,000 pages per month, which makes it one of the best printers for a home office or small business.

Better than the OfficeJet Pro 8710’s speed is its efficiency. HP’s OfficeJet Pro 8710 takes the 952 ink series, which is one of the most efficient inks on the market. The 952 XL black cartridge offers a page yield of about 2,000 pages, while the colors yield about 1,600 pages. This comes out to about 2.2 cents per page for each color. This makes the OfficeJet Pro 8710 one of the most efficient inkjet printers on the market, as well as one of the only to print color at the same price per page as black and white.

As far as print quality goes, this printer holds up against most home office printers. The OfficeJet Pro 8710 prints resolutions up to 1200 dpi. This is high enough for crisp charts and graphics, with bright vibrant colors. When using HP ink cartridges and paper with Colorlok technology, you can write and highlight documents and charts without fear of smudging. However, if photos are a top priority, you may wish to look elsewhere. Because the OfficeJet Pro 8710 isn’t a photo printer, the black ink isn’t dense enough for great, crisp photos.

Another great feature about the 8710 is that it qualifies for HP Instant Ink. If you read my review for Instant Ink, you’ll find it’s a great way for consistent users to save on their ink costs. Even though the 952 series is very efficient, you will still save on your overall ink costs if you subscribe to Instant Ink, particularly if you choose the frequent plan.

As far as additional features go, this printer has all you need. NFC technology, wireless printing from computers and mobile devices, scanning to email and cloud storage; the list goes on and on. This printer is jammed packed with many useful features, along with some you may use once or twice, and many you will probably never use at all.

That brings us to the cons.

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The Cons

Like the previous model, the OfficeJet Pro 8610, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is probably the most returned printer on the market. However, this number is unfair, because it sells way more than other models. When viewed proportionally, I’ve seen way fewer of this model returned for defects than other models. Just bear in mind that if you get a defective model, this printer sells a ton of units, so returning it for another of the same will probably be safe. The chances of getting two defective units are very slim.

If you are technologically challenged, this is probably not the printer for you. While the user interface has large buttons and steps that are easy to follow, this printer is loaded with features which less proficient users may find confusing or intimidating.

This printer also runs into the issue of being too efficient. The cartridges print thousands of pages. While this can save a lot of money in the long run, users who print one or two pages per week will run into cartridges drying out. If they dry out, it doesn’t matter how efficient they are, you are throwing money away.

Lastly, this printer is very quick… for single-sided prints. Double-sided prints cut the speed at least by half. For someone who prints two-sided documents often, I’d recommend checking out the OfficeJet Pro 8720 or OfficeJet Pro 8740. Both of those printers utilize different technology to speed up two-sided printing while using the same efficient ink cartridges.

That’s really about it for cons. If this printer is too slow or not efficient enough for you, you should look at a color laser printer, or one of the HP PageWide printers if you are set on liquid ink.

The Verdict

There’s no way around it; the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is a great printer. Almost all the complaints I’ve heard about this printer are from people who shouldn’t have bought it in the first place. If you often have cartridges dry out due to not enough printing, or if you have a large office printing over a thousand pages per day, this is not the printer for you.

If you are a teacher, or a student, or a small business, or anyone who prints off a lot of paperwork and charts, this will be a great printer for you. It is priced below many of the competitors’ models while being faster and more efficient. The size is manageable, and it has all the features an every-day user could ever need. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is a great printer and one that I would highly recommend.

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15 thoughts on “HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Printer Review”

  1. I have the HP 8710. It will not feed thick paper or Avery label sheets, even if the “Thick Paper” setting is used.

  2. Hi Michael. The HP 8710 shouldn’t have a problem with Avery Labels or cardstock under 65lbs. If all the settings are correct and it still isn’t working, there is definitely a problem. If you are within the warranty period, I would report the defect to HP or return the product to the store. Sorry to hear you’re having issues; best of luck! – Joe

  3. Thanks Joe. Do you know if it’s possible to save ‘scan-to’ destinatons such as Dropbox. The Epson multi-function I’m replacing allows me to specify a dropbox folder which is stored on the printer. Whenever I scan, it sends the file directly to that folder.

  4. Is this printer being discontinued? I am having trouble finding it in stock. I am needed to replace my officejet 8600 plus.

  5. Right now I’m showing Amazon still has a few. I haven’t heard of it being discontinued; sometimes the demand outpaces the supply and us retailers are sold out for a month or two.

  6. My 8710 will no longer pick up paper to feed to print. I have reset the printer, I’ve cleaned all of the rollers, but it still will not feed.

    Is this a fixable problem, I know most printers are basically throw away, buying new one is most times cheaper to buy than to fix. I find this to be very frustrating for a printer that at times go a number of weeks without printing…without ink drying up?

  7. If you have reset the printer, cleaned the rollers, and cleared any paper jams, then there is nothing left for you to try for this issue. Unfortunately, there are a lot of small components in the printer that can cause this to happen. As you said, it’s most likely going to be cheaper to just replace the printer, assuming you are no longer under warranty.

  8. Ive had 2 OfficeJet Pro 8710
    The first one lasted just over 12 months when a printhead issue arose. No one I contacted would return my calls to help in fixing the issue. I found a site where I could buy a replacement printhead. The cost was ridiculous, cheaper to buy a replacement, which I did as I had spare ink cartridges.
    Bought my second.
    This one lasted about 3 months before getting paper jam issues which I cant fix.
    Wont ever buy a HP inkjet again. Very difficult to find a good inkjet on the market from any brand.
    Have gone back to a reliable mono toner printer from Brother for under $200. Anything colour I will send to Officeworks to get printed.
    Inkjet market really needs to look at itself. Ink is way too expensive. You can’t get any service or maintenance. Too many end up in landfill well before their use buy date which I think should be 5 years.

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