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HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 overview

OfficeJet Pro 8710 is an All-in-One budget-friendly printer that can perform printing, scanning and copying functions. The printer can be paired to your device through both wired and wireless connections. The high printing and scanning resolution of the printer with advanced settings give a quality output. Various print media such as envelopes, labels, cards, photo paper etc are supported by this printer. The mobile printing capability of the printer helps you send print jobs from smartphones even from remote areas.

HP Printer setup 8710

The printer setup involves clearing all the packaging material in an orderly manner, carrying out the basic hardware set up, and supplying power to the printer. A proper set up is essential for smooth functioning of the printer. You can take the assistance from our technical experts in setting up the printer.

Unboxing and hardware setup

OJPRO 8710

Peel off the sealing tapes from the carton, and open the flaps on its sides to view the contents inside. To access the printer easily, place it on a flat surface, clear all the tapes and packaging material from inside and outside it. After removing all the protective material, take the power cord supplied along with the printer, connect one end of the cord to the printer’s rear, and the other end to a stable power source. Power up the printer by tapping the power icon on the control panel, and setting your preferences. Raise the cartridge access door, and wait for the carriage to move the access area. Remove the tapes on the new ink cartridges, and place the cartridges into the slots. The installation has to be done carefully, as misplacement can cause cartridge errors. The hardware setup for the printer is now complete.

HP Printer driver

The driver is an important software which helps you access the printer from your device. An installation disc is usually supplied along with the printer for installing the printer driver. The driver that you are going to install on your device should be updated, secure, and compatible with the operating system of your device.

Driver Download

In certain regions, the installation disc is not supplied along with the printer, or in some cases, the driver may be outdated. Click the link provided below to download the recent version of the printer driver. Choose the driver with respect to your operating system. Select either Mac or windows. You can access the downloaded driver file from the Downloads folder of your device.Proceed with the driver installation process.

Driver Installation

After the driver has been downloaded, the next step to begin is the installation of the driver. Open the Downloads folder on your device, and double-click on the driver file to run it. If you are a Windows user, you will see the .exe file and if you are a Mac user, you will see the .dmg file. Follow the prompts that are displayed on the installer screen. Agree to the terms and conditions on the installer, and select a connection type when prompted. To complete the installation, click Finish in the final prompt.

Wireless connectivity for the printer

The printer can be connected to a wireless network either using the WPS PIN or Push button method. You can also connect the printer to your Wi-Fi- enabled device via the Wi-Fi Direct feature. Mobile printing services such as Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint software, HP ePrint application, and HP Smart software makes your print jobs less laborious, and quick.

Wireless Setup

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer can be connected to your device over a wireless network. The printer, and your device should be connected to the same wireless network in order to complete the setup. Make sure the printer is within the connectivity range of the router.

Wireless Setup for Windows/Mac

To begin with the wireless setup, keep your network name and password ready. You need to turn on your router, computer, and printer and unplug any USB or Ethernet cables that are connected to the printer. Check if you have connected your computer to the same wireless network. Once the printer has finished warming up, touch the Wireless icon on the control panel, and tap the Setup icon. When the next screen displays, tap the Wireless Settings option, and select Wireless Setup Wizard. The printer will now display a list of available networks from which you have to select your network’s name. Enter the WPA or WEP key if prompted, and return to home screen by tapping OK. If you have not installed the driver already, download and install it on your computer. Select the Wireless Connection type during the installation. You can refer to the driver installation procedure given above.

Mobile Printing capability

The HP OfficeJet 8710 printer supports mobile printing services such as AirPrint, and HP ePrint. With these applications, you can easily connect to your printer from anywhere, and carry out quick print jobs. The HP ePrint application can be downloaded from the Play Store on Android, while AirPrint can be downloaded from the App Store on Apple devices.

How to print using Apple AirPrint from iOS

AirPrint is supported only on iOS devices running on version 4.2 and later. It also requires your printer and computer to be connected to the same local network. Unplug any USB Or Ethernet cables from the printer. Open the Wireless menu on the control panel, select Wireless Setup Wizard, and keep following the on-screen prompts until the wireless connection is established.


  • On the Welcome screen, the printer prompts to set your preferences such as Country/Region, Language, Time, and Date. Refer to the user manual to understand more about the Preferences menu.
  • After setting the preferences, tap the OK icon. Open the Control Panel Settings menu on the printer using the navigation menu.
  • Scroll down to the lowest part and under the About Device menu, make sure the preferences that you chose are set accordingly.

Printing with HP ePrint application

The application lets you print from any mobile device that is connected to the same wireless network as your printer. Download the application from the Play Store, and install it on your device. Open the application, and select the printer’s name. To print a document saved in your device, open the application and tap Files. Select the file type and choose the document you want to print. Tap Edit to make changes to the document or Print settings, and select Print.

Printing with HP Smart app

The HP Smart application is available in the Google Play Store. Connect your mobile to the wireless network to which the printer is connected. Download the application, and install it by following the prompts. Open the application and tap Start. Select the name of the printer from the list of available printers. Tap the Print tile and select the item to be printed. Open the Print preview and choose an appropriate file type. Change the print job settings and tap Print.

How to use the HP Print Service Plugin on Android Smart Phones and Tablets?

Download and install the HP Print Service Plugin on your Android mobile running on OS 4.4 or later. The HP Print Service Plugin also requires the printer, and your Android mobile to be connected to the same wireless network. The application turns on automatically on Android 7 (Nougat) and later devices. If you are an Android 6 (Marshmallow) user, tap the Settings icon, locate the HP Print Service and select On. Open the application and tap the Menu icon followed by the Print option. A preview of the document will be displayed. Select the printer’s name and tap the drop-down arrow to make changes to the print settings. Now, tap the Print icon.

Scanning specifications

The HP OfficeJet 8710 printer scans at a resolution of 1200×1200 dpi. The printer includes the Image editor, and integrated OCR software which automatically converts scanned text to editable text. The maximum scan size output from the scanner glass is 216×356 mm and the ADF is 216×356 mm.

How to scan documents from the printer to a computer?

The HP OfficeJet 8710 printer can scan, and send the scanned data to the computer using the HP Scan software. As an initial step, power on your computer and printer, and check if the connection between them is proper. Also, make sure the printer driver installed on your computer includes the HP Scan software. The next step is to load the document to be scanned on the scanner glass. Open the HP Printer Assistant on your computer and click Scan. Now select the Scan a Document or Photo option to open HP Scan, and choose a scan shortcut. Click Scan after changing the settings of the scan job as per your requirement.

How to scan documents to email?

The Scan to email feature works only when your local email client is installed and set up on your computer.
Power on the printer and load your original on the scanner glass. Tap the Scan menu on the printer’s control panel, and select the Email as PDF option. Now open the HP Printer Assistant software on your computer, and click Scan. Select the Scan a Document or Photo option to open HP Scan. Choose an email shortcut on the HP Scan window and click Scan. The next step is to click Send. You will shortly receive an email message with the scanned data attached.

How to scan multiple pages into single PDF?

Scanning multiple pages is now made easy on the HP OfficeJet 8710 printer. Load your document on the Automatic Document Feeder in order to automatically scan multiple pages. Open the HP Printer Assistant, click Scan, and select the Scan a Document or Photo option to open the HP Scan software. Select the Save as PDF option on the HP scan window and click Save. This will save all the pages into a single file. Select the PDF file type under the Save as type menu. You can change the file name, and folder to which the scanned data saves. After making all the changes, click Save.

How to change the default folder to which scanned data is saved?

The HP Scan software includes the Destination setting where you can choose the folder to which you want to send the scanned data. To change the destination, open the HP Printer Assistant, and click Scan. Open the HP Scan window by selecting the Scan a Document or Photo option. Click the Advanced Settings option under any Scan shortcut. Click the Destination option followed by browse. Choose a folder under the Browser for folder window and click OK.

How to use HP JetAdvantage Capture App?

The HP JetAdvantage Capture application enables you to scan or capture your documents or photos from Android, iPhone or Windows 10 systems. Download and install HP JetAdvantage Capture, and create an account so that you can save the scanned files to cloud. After creating an account, start with scanning your document or photo. To capture images, select the Simple Capture option on the Home Screen. Capture an image of your document using the mobile’s camera. Adjust the corners of the document. After capturing the image, modify the image file under the Destination section. Select the Email or any cloud destination. Sign-in to a cloud destination using the Account that you have created, and tap Send.

Copying specifications

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer can make copies of your documents at a high resolution and speed. The printer includes a digital image processing for effective copying. You can make up to 100 copies of your original. You can zoom your document 25-400%.

How to copy documents

Power up the printer, and place a stack of plain paper in the input tray. Load your document on the scanner glass, and tap the Copy icon on the printer’s control panel. The printer’s control panel will display the Copy settings menu, from which you can set your preferences for the document. You can also make changes to the advanced settings under the Settings menu. Select Start and tap OK.

How to copy on both sides of a page?

Turn on the printer, select On -> Copy settings on your printer’s control panel. Touch the two-sided copying option. If you are going to use the ADF, your job will become much simpler. It can automatically scan, and make 2-sided copies of your original. If you are scanning using the scanner glass, flip the printed page to print on the other side.

How to fax?

Get a telephone cord having two wire leads. Plug the phone cord to the phone wall jack and to the 1-LINE jack at the back of the printer. Connect the phone cord to an answering machine and the 2-EXT jack on the rear of the printer. Set up fax settings, and run a fax test report. Once you are set with all the requirements, load the document that you want to fax on the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray. You can also place your document on the scanner glass. Pull the input tray out, and check if you have loaded enough paper into it. Dial the receiving fax number from the printer’s control panel, and then Press the Black, Color or Send button to send the fax. The printer should print a fax report if the fax has been sent successfully.

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