HP Officejet 8500series - are print jobs retained in memory?

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm looking to buy an all-in-one printer for a client and have sold a few HP8500 to other clients who have fould them to be excellent.

Does anyone know if these printers hold any print jobs in memory after they have been printed as this will be a shared printer and the only one the business owner will have access to, and several confidential documents would be printed by her on a regular basis?

Thanks for any advice, sold plenty, but never owned an Officejet.
Question by:mikeabc27
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    Nope. There is no internal hard disk. Be careful of paperjams as jobs may get paused until released. There is a cancel button on the copier which would be better as just resetting the device may not clear the memory.
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    Print jobs are never kept in memory. In some printers they can be saved onto the hard disk. In most cases this happens only if you select a setting like "saved print" in the driver. As your printer does not have a disk, there is no way it could keep a job in memory. And, even if it did, it would disappear when you turn the printer off. Of course, as David Ingledew points out, if a paper jam happens on a confidential job, someone else could see the printout; but I'd be more worried about someone walking past and just having a look at whatever prints are sitting on the printer.

    On a different note, I would never buy an inkjet for office use. They're too much trouble, and usually far more expensive to run than lasers - although the OJ8500 is not too bad. Their print quality on plain paper is no match for a laser, although on expensive photo paper they're much better than lasers.

    Inkjets are also slow. While the OJ8500 is rated at 35ppm, I'll bet you anything that in real life it's slower than a 20ppm laser.

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    many thans guys

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