Your family needs a printer that’s fast, affordable, and easy to use. That’s why we developed the EcoTank ET-2800 – an innovative cartridge-free solution that uses high-capacity, easily refillable ink tanks. So you’ll worry less about running out of ink, and save a lot on replacement ink. The ET-2800 features genuine Epson print quality, a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and convenient color display – making it the ideal basic home printer.
After two purchases and returns of other printers ( one wouldn’t print and one wouldn’t connect to the internet. ) I finally went to Best Buy and purchased this Epson printer. I’m very happy with it. The salesman explained its functionality and the simplicity of connecting it to the internet as well as manually filling the ink cartridges. (They’ve come a long way) and he was correct, very simple and no mess. First time it connected and printed! I’m so happy with this machine and I’d recommend it.Oct 08, 2021 23:20
I sort of gave up on inkjet printers several years ago. The ink, more than anything, had me fed up. It felt like all I could get was couple of decent sized color prints before I was having to change another tiny, overpriced cartridge. I eventually just picked up a color laser for standard printing and proofing, and if I wanted to print something high quality like a photo, I'd just send it to a printing service.
So I was skeptical, but interested to try out a tank-based printer, and as far as printing goes, Epson knocked it out of the park.
The tanks, at first glance, seem like they might not hold all that much, but even after a dozen or so full color, full page prints (and a variety of smaller ones) I've barely made a dent. The filling process is simple, but I did have a minor issue with a spill on removing a bottle from its fill socket, which is probably due to user error. The white plastic where the ink touched is now stained a faint blue where I cleaned it up, but it hasn't affected the prints at all.
And man, the prints are fantastic. Maybe I've just become used to the sort of dull colors that my laser provides, or maybe there's really something to Epson's heat-free micro-piezo printing technology, but I don't ever remember inkjet prints looking this good. It prints perfectly. No streaking, no dull spots. I'm stunned.
Setup was quick and easy using the Epson Smart Panel app. Printing wirelessly works without any issues with both my phone and windows 10 devices, without any additional installs required. A few days after setting it up, the printer itself prompted me to update the firmware, which I was able to do through the front panel display without any instructions, as the user interface, although rather tiny, is simple and easy to use. I did have to download scanner drivers from Epson's website to scan to my computer via USB. It worked out of the box with Windows' basic drivers, but the quality was astonishingly poor. Epson's drivers did clear that right up, however.
The scanner pulls in 1200 dpi with Epson's drivers installed, and so far my scans have been very serviceable, with none of the weird crosshatching I've seen so often on all-in-one devices. There isn't a document feeder, so this is strictly single-page, and it's great for scanning in photos.
All in all, I'm very happy with the performance of the printer, the size of the ink tanks and the price of replacement ink. Epson's got a winner on it's hands for anyone wanting a high quality printer for home use, and I definitely recommend it.Oct 01, 2021 23:18
Great printer, if you need a basic all in one printer for home or a soho, this printer will save you lots of money. Instead of replacing printer cartridges (that's where the expensive part is at), you only add liquid ink to it (you could say the cartridges are permanent in the printer, at least that's my thinking). You just buy new bottles of ink and replenish the printers tanks. Much cheaper.
Setup was easy, however it took a few minutes, be prepare to spare around 15 minutes. Because once you add the ink from the bottles and turn the printer on, it does some sort of "ink prepare" and the process takes like 10 minutes. Once done, you can configure it using Epsons app on your phone. For the PC, they include a CDrom, this is a big con, who has a CD ROM on their PC anymore? It could have been cheaper to include an USB drive with the software and drivers. Anyway, I had to download the software from Epson's website and from there I configured the printer to use my wifi network, which is more convenient.
This is a basic printer, and very good at it. Print quality is exceptional, just don't expect advance creature comfort features, like from more expensive ones (like the ability to scan documents automatically from a feeder, here you have to place each page to scan on the scanner bed) etc.
I highly recommend it if you want to save money in future replacement ink, no more expensive cartridges or expensive subscriptions!!!!Sep 29, 2021 16:32
REVIEW: EPSON - ECOTANK ET-2800 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE CARTRIDGE-FREE SUPERTANK PRINTER WITH SCAN AND COPY
GOOD QUALITY – BASIC SUPERTANK ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER / SCANNER
The ECOTANK ET-2800 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE CARTRIDGE-FREE SUPERTANK is winning me over. The scan quality is actually very good, and the print quality is good. Actually, the color printing is more clear than the black printing in my tests.
If you need a good no frills all around color printer / scanner the - ECOTANK ET-2800 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE CARTRIDGE-FREE SUPERTANK is a safe bet.
It does not win any speed records, but the quality is overall pretty good. When I compare scans at 600DPI to other scanners I have, it is almost identical (see pics). The scans from the Epson were a touch softer, but the Epson did better at capturing brighter images.
The print speed is slow, especially at high quality, but within stated specs (so no points off). As an example, I printed our 15 page appraisal report from our realtor. It contains a mixture of text, pictures, and charts. It took about 10 minutes to complete the printout.
I would suggest you download and install the PC software from the Epson site to be able to use advanced features when scanning. I used the suggested Android app to scan and print which worked easily enough, but the results were poor, event when set to HQ. Still, if you need to print from your phone, it is probably not a situation that requires high quality.
- Very Good Scanning
- Good Enough Printing Quality for Occasional use
- WiFi Connectivity
- Copy Feature does not require a pc and works very well (see pic)
WHAT IS A SUPERTANK PRINTER?
Back in the olden days (5-15 years ago), you bought a color ink jet printer for $59, but then the ink cartridges were up to $80 each (possibly even for each color). For infrequent users, often times, the ink would dry up before you came anywhere near using all the ink. So, off to the store to spend another $100 on ink. My solution at the time (15 years ago) was to get a color laser printer although more expensive ($500) initially, it allowed me to run 1-2 years before needed to replace cartridges. A few years ago all the ink jet makers started to switch to a supertank method where you initially pay a little more for the printer, but it usually comes with enough ink (via poured in bottles of ink) to last a few years for average home use. We probably print 5-10 pages per week. We have a different supertank printer (without scanner) and after 1.5 years we have only used about 1/2 of the included ink.
I have a small concern about how fast I’m already burning through ink on the ECOTANK ET-2800 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE CARTRIDGE-FREE SUPERTANK. I’ve printed about 30 pages (HQ and lots of pics) and my ink levels are already down about 20% from where I started. Fortunately, INK is only $14 / bottle. I normally don’t print pics or HQ, so I assume my consumption rate will decline.
I’m not going to lie, just about every device (this one included) that tries to make you do setup over the phone app is a huge hassle.
My advice is to do the setup manually from the control panel screen on the printer and save yourself from pulling your hair out. (I don’t have that much to lose anymore).
I followed the quick start guide and tried to do the install form the phone app. At first it could not see the printer on the default screen. Then I hit “menu” and “+” to add a printer, and it still was not seeing the printer. Then, as I started to power down the printer and suddenly it showed up in the phone app. I restarted the printer, and using the “+” method, it found the printer and nicely walked me step by step filling the ink and so on. Then it came time to enter my wifi information in the phone app for the phone to configure the printer. As soon as I hit “OK/SAVE” the phone lost contact with the printer and I could never get it back.
Finally, I used the control panel on the printer to complete the WIFI setup, and this time it worked. The printer connected to my network, and it even found and downloaded new firmware without needing a screen.
This time when I launched the phone app, the printer was found and I could scan / print from my phone, which was nice.
SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION
If like me, you don’t print a lot (for home use) and sometimes need to scan, then the ECOTANK ET-2800 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE CARTRIDGE-FREE SUPERTANK does a very good job, without breaking the bank. If you need speed, then you need look at higher end models. The scanner is only a flatbed, so if you need a document feeder for scanning, then you need to look at a higher model. These are not negatives as the box even says right on the label “BASIC HOME PRINTER”. I can’t say it any better.Sep 17, 2021 13:17
I love this printer it make me save a lot money buying no more ink in cartridges.Oct 15, 2021 21:28
Light weight easy to work with ur smart phone or computer wifi connectionSep 24, 2021 15:33
Having grown up with ink jet, i was curious and pleasantly surprised with the concept of the ink tanks. Setting up the printer via the app for mobile printing was very simple and straight forward. each step was walked through one at a time as if you were chatting with customer service (see picture).
Prints really well and is easy to use from mobile and computer. It is pretty slow to print when printing colour, but i may be spoiled from coming from laser. I had switched to laser some years ago because of how irregularly i'd print things. With kids getting older and in school, i've been using it more for work sheets and what not. Curious to find out how long the ink lasts in these tanks compared to cartridges.
The control panel is easy to use and navigate, but feels flimsy and i find myself holding it up while i press a button since its on a hinged panel. Would feel more confident if it was sturdier, especially because since kids would be using this, i'd worry they may push too hard and potentially damage it.
I also wish the paper feed was a little larger. with the load tray being out the top of the printer it doesn't have as much room to hold paper as say a printer where you can leave a whole pack on the bottom and have it print and output the page through the top
overall there are a lot of features and if you need colour, then its definitely a good option. Since you don't need special cartridges, i imagine that will open up the alternatives for ink refills, but you may not want to bother since these bottles are really reasonably priced and should last a long time anyways.Sep 19, 2021 21:58
The Epson ecotank ET-2800 printer is recommended and made for home use. This all-in-one printer is the lowest model in the Epson ecotank printer line up and you can definitely tell as it very cheaply made and had minimal features compared to the industry and it higher model Epson brothers and sisters. Please read below for my full review:
Setup: I thought setup would be quick and easy as most printers are but this printer takes forever although it is still easy. I opted for the intial setup using my mobile device. Once you turn on the printer a QR code pops up on the screen and you can easily use your cell phones camera (Apple or Android) to start the process. The QR code brings you to download their app. I thought the setup was weird as Epson brought you through like a chat or text process. I'm sorry but I don't want to chat with my printer. Set up took almost 15+ minutes in total. Yes you read that right. After filling up the ink with the bottles it took 11 minutes for the printer to set itself up. Don't worry it counts it down for you. I know you only usually setup a printer once but it took forever and I don't want to do it again.
Ink: The printer comes with 4 full bottles of 522 Epson ink (65ML each). Tons of ink, more than I have ever handled in an inkjet printer in my life. I plan for this ink to last a long time. Advertisement says up to 2 years but I am sure I will kill the ink before then. The bottles are designed to not make a mess and allow you to easily flip them into the printer tank slots/transfer ports. The printer will also stop think from flowing once each printer tank is full. Even after dumping the ink in I sill had a little bit in each bottle to top off the printer later (that was a surprise). I do have to say that it was not perfect as the printer did leak a little of the magenta ink on the magenta lid on the printer. I am not even sure how it did this but it did.
Printer: This printer has minimal amount of features. It can print, copy, and scan but I feel as though that's all it can do. It is also equipped with wifi and mobile printing. BIGGEST FLAW: it only has single sided printing. This is horrible as most printers have this. The next models up are equipped with auto 2 sided printing so you will have to spend more to get this. The screen is super small. Actually the smallest colored screen I have ever seen at 1.44 inches. The screen is a waste and if I can barely read it at my young age then many others wont be able to read off it. The paper can only be loaded from the rear and looks like my printers from the 2000's. To a front loading paper tray you have to go a full models up and at this price range I think that is bazar. Almost all printers in this range have a front loading paper tray. I expect a rear paper tray (which is stinking out of my printer now and wasting space) on a $19.99 printer.
Quality: This is where I feel like where they get you. Okay you are going to save all this money on ink, right? Well then they are going to give you the cheapest quality printer known to man. While not broken, there was plastic flap already off the printer which I discovered as soon as I opened the box. Everything on this printer is cheap and flimsy. I mean everything. I expect the ink to last longer than the printer.Sep 19, 2021 12:00
Winning in business means working smarter. The HP LaserJet Pro M404 printer is designed to let you focus your time where it's most effective, helping you grow your business and staying ahead of the competition.
Our older (~10 years) HP LaserJet printer went out without warning. So I did a ton of research on black only LaserJet printers online and found that this particular HP printer was always at the top of the list. I decided that was enough to buy it and I’m so glad I did!Sep 25, 2021 20:59
I was delighted to learn that it is completely non wireless. It prints rapidly. The page that I told it to print is ready before I reach to my lower shelf to get it. It hold plenty of paper. I would recommend it to a friend.Nov 01, 2020 06:01
Great printer for home use. better print quality than ink jetsNov 05, 2021 16:46
Very good B&W wireless printer. Very easy setup quick!Nov 05, 2021 18:13
Perfect printer for what I use it for. I don't need color and it's is rock solid and reliable.Oct 15, 2021 15:35
We ended up returning this printer to Best Buy because it did not scan or copy and we were told that it did before we ordered it. It was a good printer if that is the only function you wanted. We had difficulty figuring out how to print envelopes and were never able to get it to do so. Our main concern was that it was not the functional machine that we were looking for.Nov 05, 2021 16:30
Ishmel was fantastic. Full of energy and information. He makes you feel welcome and is willing to take the time to help you with anything you need. Thank you Ishmel and Best buy'Jun 19, 2021 08:03
This is an awesome printer. We love it. We highly recommendedMay 07, 2021 15:47
The PIXMA PRO-200 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer is the ideal choice to bring your photos and designs to life in vibrant color. With an 8-color dye-based ink system, this versatile 13” wide printer is designed to meet the demands of photographers and graphic artists alike. The PIXMA PRO-200 offers beautiful print quality, high-speed printing, and outstanding productivity in a compact footprint, allowing you to consistently produce the results your artistic work deserves.
Very happy with the purchase. Took some getting used to when changing papers and remembering to change the settings, but no big deal really. Great results.Nov 12, 2021 18:05
Other than at 83 and female and having to carry the 35 pounds up 2 flights of stairs, i like the printer very much. I haven't had it long enough to experiment with it, but for have had good luck with colored photos. I do have to admit that it took a couple of tries get the print options set up. Reading the manual probably would have helped.Jun 25, 2021 18:53
I replaced a Canon I-9900 with this. This printer doesn't have a red and green cartridge like the old model. Now they have added 2 grey cartridges. I feel that this produces a better quality black and white photo. I also don't see a big difference in colors in losing the red and green cartridges. I did notice a huge difference in output quality with the paper samples that they gave with the pinter versus other quality paper brands. Be ready to buy the more expensive Canon paper after you see the difference it makes.Nov 21, 2021 18:33
very good printing. It would have been nice if it also had a great precision scanning feature.Nov 06, 2021 11:18
I love this printer. The set up took me some time but once done very easy to use. Beautiful prints! Great color consistency!Nov 13, 2021 10:06
Easy to print anything from pictures to stickers, labels and more! Beautiful colors!Nov 12, 2021 18:20
Great printer! You’ll love it! It allows so many different settings although it drinks ink like crazy.May 19, 2021 05:13
Since my older model decided to stop printing properly, the purchase was a no brainer, printer works as expected, and I’ve used this type of printer before, (older models though) and it is a good product.Aug 20, 2021 18:56
Increase the efficiency of your office with this Brother laser printer. It's engineered to print up to 36 pages per minute*, and its flatbed scan glass supports scanning and copying capabilities for added functionality. This Brother laser printer has built-in USB and wireless interfaces for convenient printing from mobile devices.
This printer marks my second one from Brother. My first, an MFC model network printer has worked quite well from the get go. This new one is for my wife's office and located immediately next to her desk. It unpacked easily and was not damaged ( although it's shipping box was, so good packaging saved the day!). Since a CD with printer software was included and her computer has no drive, I went online to get the drivers. This was the only glitch...the model wasn't listed on the website prompting a call to customer support. After a fairly brief wait, a Brother tech rep located in Jamaica got on the call and was quite professional in pointing me to the correct drivers and staying online until the installation was completed. I used tech support once before when my other printer lost it's connection. They were just as effective then. The tech support is offered for the life of the machine and is one of the reasons I chose Brother again. I highly recommend the laser printers whether the simple one like this or the more complex like the MFC series. Oh..They operate and printer very well! Getting a good deal from Best Buy with the use of earned Reward Points was frosting on the cake.Mar 13, 2021 11:30
Get this printer by Brother. The wife and I are happy with our purchase. Our last Brother printer model MFC 8860DN non wireless, purchased back in 2008 lasted 13 years before it broke down. just installed it today and the printer is up and running. Takes 10- 15 minutes to set it up.
This model has fast printing. Great quality prints. Simple set-up of the printer and was asked to upgrade the firmware through the lcd screen.
Print, copy and scan printer works just as advertised.
Best Buy, thank you for your service and fast shipping. On Track delivered the product 1 day before delivery date. High five!Feb 11, 2021 19:30
It produce less noise while working. The price is average but works very nice and fast. Scanned document can be save direct to laptop or google drive or email.May 29, 2020 16:46
Best laser printer I've ever owned. Best bang for the buck. Offers more.than you'll ever need.Nov 06, 2020 21:22
Great value and easy to setup right out of the box. A fast laser printer with low running costs, spectacular expandability, and excellent print quality.Apr 02, 2021 16:16
Easy to use. Wireless print from your phone works well. This printer better than my ink jet printer. Fast and simple.Jun 01, 2020 11:24
Why 2 stars? Read on. As a printer, it's great. As a wireless printer, the wifi connection is fast and easy to use. As a scanner, my HL-L2395DW is terrible. I have never seen such poor scan quality on any printer I have owned as far back as 2003. I am attaching images of sample scans. One of the images shows you a scan on the new Brother printer/scanner and a scan of the same printed material on the older, less expensive Epson printer. The older printer clearly wins. The Epson printer scan is an accurate representation of the printed material. The Brother printer, to me, has a useless scanner. I can not scan photos or any other material at a high dpi, because the result is useless in software such as Photoshop. It's possible, my scanner isn't calibrated properly, but I have found similar comments about the scanner on this model.
Also I have to say that the quick setup guide that comes with the printer does not feature this printer. It could cause some people to struggle with setup.
If the scanner was awesome, this would be a 5 star review, but since the scanner can not be separated from the printer when considering it's overall usability, I give it 2 stars.Apr 20, 2021 20:16
Easy to set up printer with my iMac via printer cable. The printer is my first "at home" laser printer. Very satisfied. Prints relatively fast and is easy to use. I would recommend this printer.Feb 19, 2021 16:11
Make quick work of big printing jobs with this HP PageWide Pro printer, which can print on virtually any type of paper or cardstock. This multifunction printer lets you copy true-to-life images and fax them at once, eliminating the need for multiple machines. This HP PageWide Pro printer has a 300-page output tray so you can take on large jobs.
I have had this printer in my "Saved for Later
box for almost one year, LOL. I was waiting for it to go on sale. It went from $899.99, to $599.99, so I jumped at the chance to FINALLY purchase it. It is everything I knew it would be and more. I do not own a business. This was purchased for personal use, for our home, really for my husband honestly. We moved to Wisconsin exactly one year ago, and the way I designed his home office, this printer completes it. My husband is a tenure-track professor at the Business School, and he has A LOT of projects going on, and on top of that he teaches during the Winter semester, so to ease him having to spend long hours at work just to use the printer, I bought him a state of the art printer with all the bells and whistles so that he can work at home freely. I have not used it to its fullest potential, and my husband says he loves it and hasn't reported any problems. This printer was well worth the wait and money, for sure!Sep 15, 2019 20:13
We had a printer we got from Best Buy that ended up having problems. We always get the extended warranty. Without any hassle, we upgraded to the HP, which is a much more professional model and put it in our office. We used to shop at Conn's but when we had a few issues with them, we switched to Best Buy and now we buy almost all of our appliances, electronics, etc. from them. I just wish they would reopen the stores again!Jun 13, 2020 06:13
Very fast printer! Scanning is very clear! WiFi capabilities! Great buy!Oct 26, 2021 22:55
Best Buy provided excellent information guiding my decision to purchase this printer. Customer support was very informative and very helpful in making the decision to purchase. There are so many choices out there, it is almost overwhelming! It was delivered promptly and in good condition.May 07, 2021 20:32
GREAT PRINTER. WORKS EXTREMELY WELL IN THE NETWORK.
I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT!Sep 23, 2021 10:02
I have the previous model 476dw and placed in an upstairs home office. I replaced the previous model in the downstairs office with this 577dw model. It performs incredibly well.Jul 12, 2021 06:12
After several years and many cartridges of use, my HP Photosmart Pro 8600 Plus lost its ability to connect to my home WiFi. I kept it on the network for a couple of months via a cabled connection to my router, but it felt like the time was right to respectfully retire this printer and buy a new one. I have used HP printers for years and have had great service from them, so HP was my first stop for the replacement.
I decided on a higher-end multifunction device this time around. I was originally thinking of getting a midrange color laser MFD, but was intrigued by HP's PageWide technology. As the name suggests, printing occurs over the entire width of the page at once with a page-wide cartridge rather than a moving print head. As you might image, this technology delivers amazingly fast print speeds. The specs state up to 70 pages per minute for color printing, but seeing it hand out page after page after... Well it's a thing of beauty.
Construction of this printer is very solid (the term "built like a tank" comes to mind). It is not significantly larger than my old printer, but the weight is nearly 60 pounds.
Cartridges for this printer are not exactly inexpensive, but even the lower capacity cartridges are good for up to 3000 (color) or 3500 (black and white) pages. That's a LOT of pages for me, so I suspect that it will be quite some time before I need to worry about replacing them.
I received the printer less than a week ago, so I'm just scratching the surface on its capabilities. If you want a higher-end "prosumer" quality printer, I would recommend that you give this one a shot. It's absolutely amazing!Oct 03, 2016 22:38
This is a great printer. I Bought this one because I have 3 of the Pro477dw and was sure of the quality.Jul 04, 2020 08:45
Produce full-size document copies and borderless 4R photos almost everywhere with this lightweight Canon PIXMA wireless portable printer. The hybrid ink system lets you print black-and-white and colored pages efficiently, and support for Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Mopria Print Service enables smooth connectivity with various mobile sources. This 12.7-inch Canon PIXMA wireless portable printer is compact enough to fit in a backpack.
In short this little printer exceeded my expectations for printing text and photos. I expected nice sharp text since it uses black pigment ink for that but the photos came out much better than I expected. The TR-150 uses 5 colors. Pigment black, and the rest are dye inks. Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Black. They call it a Hybrid system. I have a Canon Pixma Pro-10 (all pigment inks) and a Pro-100 (all dye inks) that I put it up against on photos and the TR-150 did amazingly well compared to them. It also did well compared to a Canon Maxify 2320 and Epson ET-3700. Setup was easy with no problems and the apps perform well too. Read on for more details and see photos to compare text and photo output from the above printers.
The printer comes with a power supply brick, ink tanks, printhead and a high quality USB cable. No kidding on the cable. You can feel it. The printer’s build quality feels and looks good too. Better than the low end stuff they make which still isn’t too bad. It feels better than my Epson ET-3700 which costs more. I would say it’s on par with my Pro-10 and 100 printers. There’s also a battery option for the TR-150. That will set you back $100. For those that ask “Why didn’t they include it?” I would say to keep the price down as not everyone who buys this printer would need it. However, it’s not cheap. Canon quotes up to 330 pages with a full charge.
Do keep in mind that it’s a good idea to print something every week. Even a nozzle check is enough. Do this with any inkjet printer to help prevent nozzle clogs which waste ink when the printer has to clear a clogged nozzle.
Setup was easy, which is the norm for Canon products in my 16+ year experience with them, Camera and Printer wise. Just answer the questions as the drivers and software installs and you should be good to go. You can use the printer with USB, WiFi Direct or through a router and network.
Apps and Usability:
The Canon Print app works well from phones and tablets. Canon also provides several programs (apps) for PCs for printing up photos and calendars among other art themed things.
The Mopria print app demands that you turn location on (GPS) on your mobile device for it to work. This could be a privacy issue for some. I don’t see any advantage using Mopria over Canon’s app other than Mopria will work with other brands also.
Five templates can be loaded into it for use without an external device.
You can charge the optional battery via USB.
Use the Mono OLED display to navigate settings and options without having to use a PC or other device. It also shows ink levels at a glance.
It also prints photos when directly connected to a Pictbridge enabled camera
Text, Graphics and Speed:
Text quality has 3 settings. Draft, Standard and Fine. Draft is readable and fastest to print. Standard is much better and likely all you will ever need to use. Fine is excellent in my opinion. Everything is very sharp and colors are saturated and well defined. Even on plain paper. Use coated paper and it will really pop!
Compared to a Canon Maxify printer it’s pretty much the same. Maxify printers use all Pigment inks. PG1200 tanks. PG meaning pigment ink in Canon’s eco system. CL is dye ink. Note that the Maxify line doesn’t do a very good job with photos because it’s not meant to. They are made for printing text and graphics fast. Compared to the Epson ET-3700 the TR-150’s draft text print looks as good as the ET- 3700’s standard text print. Part of the reason for that is the TR-150’s use of pigment black ink. The ET-3700 uses dye inks and dye blacks are not as black as pigment. Speed wise the ET-3700 is faster with 15ppm vs 9ppm for black and 8ppm vs 5.5m for color.
Both the ET-3700 and Maxify also have flatbed scanners and print on both sides of the paper (auto duplexing). The TR-150 lacks these features. The ET-3700 is much much cheaper to operate as you refill tanks with bottles of ink versus swapping ink tanks. But you can’t put either in a briefcase or backpack.
PC Magazine’s TR-150 review estimates the cost per page to be about 7.5 cents per black and white page and 15.1 cents per color page. Not as cheap to operate as a desktop printer.
I didn’t compare text and graphics output to my photo printers. I knew the output would be excellent but very slow to print due to the nature of the photo printer’s design and operation.
Conclusion for this category is Excellent text and graphics but a bit slow and more expensive to print with but that is to be expected considering its size and what its purpose is.
The TR-150 really shines at photos better than I expected. I would even say it holds its own up to a point against my Canon Pixma Pro series in a side by side comparison unless you are really looking close at the details. See photos. Color accuracy is a bit of a different story and that is to be expected considering the TR-150 only has 5 colors of ink and 2 of those are black. The Pro-10 uses 9 pigment inks with “chroma optimizer” coating and the Pro-100 uses 8 dye inks. The TR-150’s output is closer to the Pro-100’s output when printing landscapes, flowers and such. The Pro-10 excels at skin tones and has the overall best color accuracy. If you look at the photos I have posted you will see what I mean. I also printed the same photos with the Epson ET-3700. They don’t look too bad until you put them beside the Canon prints.
Technical notes: I used the same Canon glossy photo paper for all the test prints with the same settings in Photoshop CC and let the printers handle the color profile and used Photoshops’s relative colorimetric setting to keep the playing field level with default settings. You can tweak settings and color profiles for better results. All photos were taken by me, using a Canon EOS R and L series lenses including photos of all printer's output.
Conclusion on photo quality is the TR-150 does an outstanding job for photos but it’s not going to replace a dedicated photo printer nor is it meant to. Those types of printers have more colors of ink and are generally cheaper to operate. But for general use and basic photo printing I think it’s better than average considering it doesn’t use “photo cyan” and “photo magenta” inks. For portable / mobile printing of photos that are larger than the little mini photo printers can do, the TR-150 is a good option to consider.
Overall Conclusion: This portable printer scores high in my book for print and photo quality. It’s also easy to use with a PC or mobile device. It’s small and compact and build quality is top notch.Sep 04, 2020 02:52
Canon TR150 form factor is designed for printing on the go featuring compact, wireless and lightweight inkjet printing. This printer is not intended for heavy printing as the cost to print is little expensive compared to regular printing.
What is in the box : Canon TR150, power brick with cable, usb cable, ink cartridges, manual, installation cd.
Its very small measuring 12.7 in x 7.3in x 2.6in and weighs around 4.5 pounds. This is very easy to carry in a laptop bag if required during travel or places where you will need to print on the go. Unlike Epson WF110, this printer does not come with the battery and needs to be purchased separately if you want to print on the go and would cost around $100 extra on top of $199 which puts this printer at the expensive end. Without the optional battery, this printer is not truly portable and you would need a power source if you want to print which sets this printer more expensive.
Setup is easy if you follow the instructional YouTube videos that canon has posted for this product. Suggest to watch for quick setup. It does have a small 1.44 inch OLED control panel where you will find a cool feature to create up to five template like flyers, application forms, consent forms that you can access from the control panel by scrolling down the list and printing it directly without the need of a laptop.
Printer does come with a USB port, locking slot and power port. Printer does support wireless Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/a and supports direct printing from other canon products. It does support Apple Airprint and detects from iOS devices for quick printing.
Compared to regular inkjet printer, this printer is little slower considering the size. Its advertised to print 9ppm for monochrome and 5.5ppm for color but it takes little longer when printed wireless. Also depends on the content of printing. It took longer for photos to print compared to the regular text or word documents.
Recurring ink costs are expensive if you would use this for regular printing and is not economical and this printer does not support duplex printing.
Overall, good mobile printer if you are in the market for compact travel printer that would print good quality pages but the lack of battery doesn’t justify the true mobility.Aug 31, 2020 19:48
If you are looking for a wireless, compact, lightweight and a portable printer with great print resolution (Up to 4800 x 1220 dpi), then the Canon Pixma TR150 is the printer for you. The Canon TR150 roughly in at about 4.5lb and measures Closed: 12.7" (L) x 7.3" (W) x 2.6" (H) and Paper Installed: 12.7" (L) x 12.1" (W) x 9.7" (H). This is black and a color printer. Now let’s get into some specifics about this product.
So, the setup process for this printer is pretty simple if you watch the step by step setup video that is accessible via the QR code on the printer. The printer comes with power cable, USB to USB-C cable, a black and color ink cartridge and the ink cartridge cradle that needs to be installed prior to installing the ink cartridges. Follow the instructions provided on the printer screen and your mobile device and you should have it setup and ready to go in 10 minutes.
Now the best features of this printer are its wireless connectivity to any mobile device (PC, MAC, Laptop Android or IOS) and portability. You can also purchase a separate battery for the printer in case if you are in a position where you don’t have access to power. The printer has a print speed of 9 PPM on black and 5 PPM on color. The printer has multiple print modes, such as Cloud Print, WIFI-Direct, or via the provided USB to USB-C cable. The printer is also able to accept different types and sizes of paper. I tested out the printer with regular 8x11 and glossy 8x11 photo paper and it performed great. The rear printer tray holds up to 50 sheets of regular paper. The printer also features a small mono display in which you are able to change settings.
This printer is able to print up to 4800 x 1200 DPI, and able to take care of any of your printing needs from regular black and white to printing photos. I tested out the printer with regular black and white print and a color photo print and it performed well during both tests.
My experience with this unit was amazing, from the setup process to printing out stuff for business and personal life. I have been able to take the printer with me on the go and print without any issues so I would definitely recommend that is in the market for a portable color printer to check out the Canon TR150.Aug 27, 2020 17:35
Portability!! that’s what this whole unit is all about! I was able to place the printer and my laptop in my backpack with no problems and carry around a whole office in a backpack! That is awesome! I really love how the paper ramp folds into the paper output lip and has a little magnet that keeps it nice and secure. That really lends to a sleek and portable platform that stays closed and really enhances the portability of the unit. It came with the power chord but to really benefit from the portability I would say you really need to have the battery unit for it. Frankly, I was a little disappointed that it did not come with it as it is key to the true wireless portability that really makes this unit pop! Even so, I love this printer.
The battery kit is roughly a hundred bucks and some may not need it but if you were a sales rep and you worked out of your car or service tech or freelance business person that needed receipts and invoices that you could not email just plan on buying the battery pack as well. I also think college students would really benefit from this printer because it can fit in a dorm drawer or in a backpack for a study group ect. Again super compact and mobile!
The quality of print is about what I would expect from a compact little printer. It is not a photo printer in the strictest sense but I printed a mixed media template with color text, grey shading, black text and a photo and it looked great! (See picture) I would be more than comfortable handing the printed material to a client, professor or colleague. The black text was sharp the color scales were true to the template I used and the photo looked good. The print speed is pretty impressive for its size as well. You could also use it with your phone and take a snap of a document and print it out…boom you have a scanner, copier and printer by using your phone and this little printer on the go that fits perfectly in a backpack!! Canon made set up a breeze as well. Used my laptop cam to scan the QR reader that takes you right to Canon’s web site that walks you through set up and install. Nice and easy!
If you need a photo quality printer probably be better to spend the money on a larger desk top Canon model for pictures. If you need the portability and small form factor this ones a no brainer. Canon is an awesome printer manufacture and this little printer fits perfectly into their lineup!Aug 30, 2020 13:23
Bought this printer in hopes of a simple way to print borderless and have the ability ţo create a poster. Well not only did that work out but an unexpected surprise arose .... the ink is the cheapest ink I've ever seen in my life. Just gotta look for it with a simple search online.Nov 19, 2021 18:08
I love that is has Bluetooth but I'm very disappointed that it doesn't have the USB port that would allow wired printing straight from a camera. The Ip-100 is the only model which has the original USB port, then on each model upgrade, they took that away. I even ordered the rechargeable battery.Jan 02, 2021 07:37
I love this little printer. It does everything it's supposed to do and does it well.
Setup is a breeze and I love the fact that Canon gives you printed instructions along with an excellently detailed online guide that you can pull up with a quick scan of a QR code, which by the way is printed and also pops up on the printer's display. It even comes with an actual CD if you need it! They truly have all bases covered when it comes to getting this setup.
Canon offers multiple options for connecting to it as well. A usb to usb-c cable is included, but you can also connect to it wirelessly. I tried the wired connection first. My MacBook instantly recognized it and I was able to print out some labels I needed immediately. I even used thick label sheets and it handled it no problem with excellent quality.
I then downloaded the Canon app and setup the wireless function to get it connected to my home network. This was also a breeze and I had no issues at all. Everything just worked right away.
Once you have it connected, the app asks if you want to try it out. So of course I did! It pulled up my photo gallery on my phone, I selected a photo and hit print. I loaded up a 4x6 sheet of photo paper too and the paper feed took it perfectly and to my surprise the picture was borderless!
While you're not going to get professional photo lab quality pictures out of this, the quality is still very good.
Best feature of all though, is the size of this printer. It truly is portable. Perfect for small businesses that need to print on the road, like estimators and inspectors who need to print out reports. Or if you're just someone that likes to travel but needs a printer for work, this won't take up much space at all. Hey, if you can work from home why not work from a beach house?
I honestly don't really have any negatives with this little printer. It may not be the fastest or print out the highest quality pictures, but for what you get, it more than outperforms all expectations, and honestly outperforms other larger printers I've had.Sep 03, 2020 20:11
I have been wanting a portable printer for some time and this Canon Pixma TR150 fits the bill nicely. It fits in my backpack with ease and there is an available battery that has to be purchased separately. I wish they would have included the battery but it is a great feature to have. I have been using Canon printers for years now and have always been pleased with them. The Canon TR150 is no exception it is a high-quality compact printer that I can bring with me and print wirelessly from my Phone or my Laptop in my truck to print out invoices for customers and even full-color diagrams or plans. I find the Canon TR150 has a simple and easy to use interface and includes WIFI and Bluetooth for ease of connection to your devices. I am excited to use this printer and will be ordering the battery as soon as possible. If you are looking for a compact portable printer that can operate by battery power the Canon TR150 is a great choice for anyone who needs a printer on the go!Sep 04, 2020 00:38
HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-In-One Printer. Take a printer with you wherever you go using this HP OfficeJet mobile multifunction printer. The long battery life lets it print out a variety of media anywhere, so it's ideal for mobile offices and invoicing in particular. Speeds of up to 20 ppm make printing with this HP OfficeJet mobile multifunction printer a seamless experience.
Love that I can take anywhere an easy to set up on the runJan 05, 2021 11:30
I'm a trucker and I use this printer/scanner on the road. First the good: It is a well made printer and so far it has handled the shaking and bouncing of being in a Big Rig, prints quickly and quietly. Easy to connect to my mobile hot spot and finds my laptop and cell phone with no issues. The not so good: Battery life is just ok and the power cord that's included is a bit on the short side. Print quality is also just ok. The printer is pricey an missing(in my opinion) a slide out paper guide on the output side(at bottom of printer). The scanning if good but the paper feeder can be finicky. So far the printer has performed well trouble free. I will update this post if the printer fails the Big Rig bounce test long term.Nov 22, 2019 16:41
This printer is a good option for those looking to downsize from a larger printer and have the ability to relocate it as needed. Love the wireless capability and the print quality is great! Double-sided printing is not a problem. I wish it could catch printed documents and I haven’t tried scanning photographs through the feed. I also like the fact it can run on its battery. Software is a little quirky at times, resulting in configuration tweaks here and there, but works as well as it needs to. Definitely recommend this mobile printer.Oct 21, 2021 16:55
Definitely a 5 star on this printer, it is light weight, compact and you can take it anywhere; prints fast and gets the job done; one of the best things that I love about this printer is that I don't have to keep it plugged in, which is convenient when you are on the go; I can print in the car, on the train, and even on the plan; moreover, when I say print, I don't mean wifi, this printer has a direct connect which gives you the ability to directly connect and print; this would be great for those in collegeSep 15, 2021 09:20
It is a workhorse printer as it can print multiple pages at one time. It is convenient for transporting to and from meetings. It produces a quality printed page. Well worth the full price or discounted amount. It is not of a flimsy construction but a good strong construction. Its multiple usage such as printing and copying makes it an extremely necessary piece of equipment for any business big or small.Jun 29, 2019 01:40
Purchased this printer to use for traveling. I originally bought the Officejet 200 and quickly returned it to get this one with the built-in scanner. My only complaint is that if you want to use it via wireless in a hotel you will need to have your own router or set your phone as a hotspot. Other than that it is a great printer.Jul 19, 2018 16:38
I travel for work. I was so
happy to get and use this printer. Downloaded the hp smart app to my phone and print my documents right off my iPhone. I purchased the case and packed it in my suitcase and it flies with me on the plane. I love it!Jul 10, 2020 20:41
Love this printer. Works amazing for what i do. Traveling over the country.Sep 11, 2021 20:32
Epson WorkForce WF-110 Printer: Print contracts, invoices and charts with this Epson WorkForce wireless mobile printer. Built-in wireless connectivity helps you work more efficiently by allowing direct printing from tablets, laptops or smartphones, and a rechargeable battery with an auto-off feature provides portability. The 1.4" color LCD and control panel of this Epson WorkForce wireless mobile printer are simple and easy to operate.Prints up to 6.7 ISO ppm*, up to 3.8 ppm* in color, creates a 4" x 6" photo-quality print in as little as 77 seconds*
I hate printers, they’re bulky, ugly and the ink cartridges are expensive plus I rarely really use one. However, a printer to me is much like an umbrella, never think about them but when you need one there’s never one around. So I decided I better get a printer but it would have to be small, too bad they weren’t invisible, but hey. I was lucky and happened on this new Epson compact printer. I love the small footprint as I can just store it away in a drawer and that’s the end of it but when I need one it’s there. Pretty much plug and play, easy to use and set up. I’ll never go back to a regular size printer again. Highly recommend to those like me who don’t like bulky printers and only find the need to use them once in awhile. This little cute compact printer is the perfect answer.Jun 27, 2020 12:48
This Epson WF-110 is a cool little portable printer that allows the user to take a very capable printer on the go. It's small, lightweight and prints very well. It's not a multi-function, so there are no extras like scanning, fax or copy. It's a dedicated printer and it excels at the task.
Setup of the printer is easy enough. Removing the packing tape was probably the most time consuming step of the initial setup. The printer ships with the power cord, two ink cartridges and a USB cable. The black and color 215 ink cartridges pop right inside a small cover on the front. I checked the street price of replacement cartridges and they're pretty reasonable. It takes a few minutes for the ink to charge after initial installation. The top lid folds up to become a paper guide and acts as a protective cover when closed. A 24-watt AC adapter is included. The battery takes about two-hours to fully charge. An amber LED indicator on the front shows the battery charging status and turns off once the battery is fully charged. If battery power isn't needed, the printer can also be used on AC power with the charger like a traditional printer. The printer ships with an Epson software disk containing drivers, a user's manual and not much else. I don't have an optical drive on the laptop used with this printer anyhow, so I just used the native driver provided by Windows 10 when I installed the new device. It works perfectly fine.
The printer works via WiFi, WiFi direct or direct connect using the included USB cable. I prefer WiFi when using it at home and WiFi Direct when on the go. The WiFi connection has been very solid, even if the printer has been off for a while. I love the fact that the printer is 5G compatible. Although 5G isn't necessary to use the printer more efficiently, it does eliminate potential WiFi connection issues in mixed mode or 5G only networks. The USB cable can also be used to charge the battery but is much slower than charging with the power cord.
The LCD screen is tiny and not touch enabled. Menus are navigated using physical buttons located to the right of the screen. It's not the worst printer screen I've ever used but can quickly become pretty tedious if you need to drill down deep into the menu system or enter a complex WiFi password.
Printing is fast, quiet and the print quality is very good. I use Epson's 24 lb bright white paper and the results are excellent. While it may not be razor-sharp and rival the output from a good color laser or even Epson's high-end inkjet models, I'd rate it on par with Epson's mid-range printers. I included some sample printing photos to give an idea. One photo shows a line of text that I printed from this Epson and a different printer made by another manufacturer. The other printer is a full-sized multi-function and sells for over $300. The text printed from this Epson is the bottom line. The quality is more than sufficient for personal and business printing alike.
The Epson WF-110 is a very capable little printer that can save time and money if printing is needed on the go. It's portable and can be carried around during the day but it's not going to slip inside a typical briefcase or bag. It's just too big and chunky for that. I enclosed photos of the printer next to a 14" laptop. It should give an idea of the size. Not only is the printer a little large for smaller bags and briefcases but the AC adapter is the same style and size as those used by laptops. The adapter is not necessarily a must-have while carrying the printer but some may choose to carry it rather than relying on slower USB charging. It's a portable printer indeed but don't expect it to be as small and easy to carry as a portable scanner.Oct 28, 2019 16:43
I have been using this tiny powerful printer and I am beyond happy. It is small compact bringing the power cord, two ink cartridges (color and black) and a maintenance tool. It is very easy to ensemble and connect. It connects to Wifi and is very lightweight. It fits anywhere and you can either print from your computer or phone.
I have printed some work for me and my high school kids and the quality is great. You think that because it is small with not many features included would be poor but you are wrong. The quality exceeds my expectations. The colors are exceptional and bright. You can't ask for more from this tiny powerful printer. I have tried lots of big regular printers but this one is far beyond better than all those ones out there and you can carry it anywhere. I recommend it to anyone who needs power like this. This is a review for the Epson WorkForce WF-110 Wireless Inkjet Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 17, 2020 10:58
If you are the type of person that is always on the move and ever had a moment that you wish you had a full blown printer handy, this Epson WF-110 fits right in. Coming in at a bit over a foot wide, half that deep and a couple inches tall while folded this printer can easily fit in a backpack. With it being battery operated and wireless you could literally pull this out in the middle of the woods and start printing from a laptop, phone or other mobile device. You can print full color or gray scale documents and photos at a fairly decent rate. While it’s not as fast as a standard office printer, it does fairly well, even on battery.
The down side to the small size is the small ink capacity and limited paper feed. The feed tray is limited to about 20 pages of standard paper and about 5 photo pages, otherwise it will jam when attempting to pull a page in. I had a few jams that needed manual nudging with just three 4x6 photo cards, was easier just doing one at a time. While printing a large document can be a bit tedious having to restock it each time. The cartridges claim 200 color and 250 black, but the meter is already reporting half black after only 60 grayscale pages. You also have an additional maintenance cartridge, one extra included, that is snapped into the bottom for the ink residue. Very little detail is provided about it, but the display and the Epson printer software will alert you when it needs replacing.
Battery life will get you at most 100 grayscale pages with Wi-Fi direct connection. However, you can charge with the AC adapter, USB while not printing or get the additional external battery that attaches to the back for extended use.
Quality of the prints look just as good as my larger office printer with only minor differences when compared side by side up close. Border-less photos looked a little flat, but the details were still presentable.
This is by no means a full blown replacement for your office printer, but to have near the same quality while carrying it around without the need of electricity is hard to beat.Oct 28, 2019 14:37
This printer is a great item especially for “on the go” printing. Set up was super simple right out of the box, just plug it in and install the two enclosed ink cartridges and set up Wifi directly on the printer. I was slightly worried about the print quality because it’s a small printer but I printed a photo of my sister and it came out fantastic. I love that it comes with a micro usb connector to charge the printer (it takes up less space if you’re traveling). The power off timer is a great feature and you can adjust the amount of time it shuts off.
Pros: small footprint, print quality, ease of use
Cons: not really a con but you have to turn the printer back on if you want to print. My phone recognizes the printer but won’t connect unless it’s turned on. Not sure about the number of pages the cartridges will print. The cartridges are about 38.00 for the two, so not sure about the cost per sheet yet.
Overall I am extremely pleased with the
This is a review for the Epson WorkForce WF-110 Wireless Inkjet Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 15, 2020 10:21
I am impressed the ease to set up this compact Epson printer. It took me just a few minutes by following the Quick Guide sent along in the box. It was easy to read, follow and very thorough. Anyone with any level of technical skills can do this ! I set it up in just a few minutes on my laptop.
Epson WF-110 is the most technologically advanced home printer on the market. You use your home wi-fi, you do not have to use a cord anymore and it prints just as great. The printer now can run on battery so you can make it transportable or plug it into an outlet. I love that so I can take it to the library with me. The printer weighs just a few pounds and you can stick it into your backpack.
Epson has a support hotline and even videos to help you with any questions if you have issues with your printer. This product is top of the line.
This is a review for the Epson WorkForce WF-110 Wireless Inkjet Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 17, 2020 17:26
I'm on the road and in my car quite a bit. Nothing more frustrating than trying to find an office supply store to print a sales quote or fact sheet!
Enter the WorkForce WF-110.
First impressions: Man this thing is tiny! The design is really cool and actually fits in my glovebox or under my passenger seat. It's about half as tall as a standard tissue box and a little wider. Build quality looks pretty good too. I don't plan on transporting it often outside my car, but it looks like it would hold up well. The fact that it is chargeable by microUSB is brilliant! I was able to plug it into my car USB port and print away!
Print Quality/Speed: I figured that the print quality would meet my basic needs - and I was right. Print was crisp and no smearing/smudging. I didn't print any photos but based on what I read about on last years model I assume they'll look good too. What really impressed me was the speed. When plugged into power the speed was super fast! On the battery it slowed down a bit but certainly fast enough to get the job done!
AirPrint: I'm an Apple guy and once I had the printer set-up I was easily able to print copies of a contract that I had signed on my iPad. Imagine being able to use your Apple pencil to capture signature digitally but then be able to print off a paper copy with signature in your car. I pulled open the PDF, tapped the share button, and the printer came up quickly from my choices and started printing like magic. Way cool!
Unit Cost: I can't stress this enough - this is a niche printer. Do you need a portable printing solution? Do you have a small home office where work space is at a premium? If yes, this printer may be for you. At $299 retail this is more expensive than your typical home printers that work equally well at printing. If this printer is providing you a solution to a portability need or a space issue - then it's highly worth considering!
Print Cost: Same as above - this printer uses a specialized cartridge that costs about $22 for black and $17 for the combined color cartridge. Since all colors are in one cartridge if one of the three goes quickly you may be wasting ink. I print mostly in black and white and the $22 cartridge yields about 250 pages. At .08-.09 cents a sheet this isn't for your bulk print jobs. If you're printing a manual - might as well print it at an office supply store. You're paying for convenience with this little guy. Drive to a small town and instead of having to track down someplace to print a small project - I've got everything I need.Oct 29, 2019 15:21
I have owned several Epson printers and one thing I can say they are reliable, I trust this will not be left behind. There is one thing about this printer it is compact. This printer is relatively small for its capability, and is not heavy. Setting up just took a few minutes,follow the instructions on the small screen install the two small ink cartridges, and connect it to the Wifi. Under the lid which is also the paper holder, you will find the control panel plus a 1.4in color screen. Fully charging the internal battery took a little more than 2 hrs. This printer can be connected via Wifi and Wifi-Direct and USB, I used Windows 10 and Android phone it automatically recognized the printer over Wifi.
The printer is pretty quiet, it prints at a decent speed and the print quality is pretty good. It has good built quality, and the texture on the surface gives a nice grip when holding it. On the front it has two lights indicator one for the power and the other one for charging. On the right side is has lock slot if you wish to install a locking cable, and on the left you have A/C slot and micro USB slot. On the back it has a cover which can be removed to install and extended battery, and the bottom it has a compartment for a maintenance cartridge. If you don’t have a CD drive you can go to the manufacture website and download the drivers for Windows 10 or Mac, I recommend it because you can monitor the ink levels with the software.
The manufacturer did not mention the battery life but I was able to print around 5 pages completely full (color/black/mix) until the first bar dropped, and after 2 days standby it still had 1 bar left. In the box it included the printer, 2 ink cartridges 1 color, 1 black, additional maintenance cartridge, USB cable, A/C adapter, Manuals and a CD. If you travel and take your work on the go this portable printer is your solution, no more going to hotel lobby to print, and with its small form factor this printer will fit nicely in a laptop bag. Overall this is one of the most compact color printer I have seen with minimal weight, flexibility and connectivity this definitely will get the job done on the go.Oct 29, 2019 17:28
Tackle large printing projects in short spaces of time with this Epson EcoTank printer. The built-in scanner, fax and copier make taking care of a wide range of office projects simple. This Epson EcoTank printer boasts a wireless connection for efficiently handling tasks from anyone on the network for added convenience.Prints up to 15 ISO ppm* in black, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color.
Returned an HP printer that just did not work. Decided to try a different brand. At first set up the Epson seemed to be much more solid and every set up step worked perfect. Used it in my small home office business for five weeks now and no problems. One excellent feature is the ink tanks instead of cartridges.
Highly recommend this Epson printer.May 08, 2020 17:40
A few days ago I received this printer ALL IN ONE! not only print, also copies, scan and it works as a fax! Is not that amazing? if that were not enough, do not use cartridges or cables to configure it!
I was thrilled when I saw the new technology applied in this device, because a few years ago in my country (Venezuela) many people used to alter the design of their printer to put an ink system similar to it in order to save on cartridges.
As for my personal experience, I confess that at first I got a little nervous when I was going to fill the tank with the ink, I thought it would make a mess, but no! designed the anti spill device, excellent for that! you only have to lift the lid and place the corresponding bottle in each color and VOILA!
The printer has a small color touch screen for its configuration, very easy to use, that process only took 15 minutes while the printer was calibrated ... obviously I was excited to make the first trial impression to see its quality, without a doubt some I liked to be an ink printer, I have previously used others to mark and I noticed that the pigment grain of the EPSON is much better.
Attached you can see the full color print that I made from my smartphone! both devices are easily linked and only use the internet of my cell phone.
Another PLUS that has this device is that you can see the level of ink, conventional printers with ink cartridges can not see that and it is very frustrating when you are printing and the process stops when you have to replace the cartridge.Jul 15, 2019 13:36
I been wanting a to have a printer that doesn’t give me headache all the time. And finally I found one. Definitely recommend this printer.Aug 15, 2020 14:34
This is the best printer around this is my third one.
No more expensive ink cartridges.Dec 18, 2020 16:06
As someone who has used Epson products for years, I was excited when Epson came out with the EcoTank series. Not only do I like all the features but what really interested me was the ability to refill your own tanks!
For the initial setup, the ET-4760 was fairly easy to set up using the quick start instructions as well as easy to follow on-screen instructions. I was worried that filling the tanks myself would be a messy complicated process but I couldn't have been more wrong! The tanks filled very easily & I had absolutely no mess. The only issue I had was when adding the final bit of ink after charging the tanks, I had to play with the bottles a bit because the ink initially didn't want to drain into the tanks. The printer no longer comes with disks that include the necessary software but you can easily find it on the Epson website. The software & drivers installed with no problems.
As far as the actual performance, I had no problems printing right off the bat via my wi-fi connection. I printed regular text, documents & photos & all printed with the usual Epson quality that I've come to know over the years. It is quite a bit louder than the other Epson printers I've had in the past, though. This printer offers the option to select speed or quality which can be a great ink saver when you don't need something printed with a high DPI. I do wish the paper tray was a bit more sturdy. It seems like it could easily break if it should get bumped. One thing I was disappointed with was the scanner. The ADF seemed a little finicky. Sometimes it would grab the paper crooked & jam & even after clearing the jam, I would have to re-start the printer to get the ADF to work again. Once I was actually able to scan, if I scanned from the computer it would scan fine but for the life of me I could not get the Scan to Computer feature to work. I very often scan photos documents from my scanner to the computer ( I also have an Artisan 837) so I'm very familiar with this feature. No matter what I did, I could not get it to work. I rebooted my computer, the printer, my modem & my router. I also re-installed the software & nothing worked. I still haven't been able to get it to work. It never recognizes my computer for some reason but yet if I go into the Epson Scan 2 software or Adobe Photoshop, the scanner is there. I have dual 2G/5G internet connection but the printer only recognizes the 2G connection. My next step is to change my computer from 5G to 2G to see if they both have to be on the same connection for that feature to work. The printer does also offer the fax feature but I haven't had a chance to test that out.
Overall, I really do like this printer & would recommend it because of all the great features, including the refillable tanks. Not only can the tanks last up to 2 years but I think being able to refill them yourself can save you money in the long run. This is a review for the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 All-In-One SuperTank Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jul 15, 2019 23:44
Was very easy to seted up.
Also the print and scan functionality is high quality.Apr 19, 2020 16:36
A few days ago I received the Epson Eco Tank 4760 printer, I'm impressed with it because I did not have the slightest idea that these types of printers existed. I hadn't heard that the printer can be refilled. That is something I find great about this printer. I really liked that it saves the environment, and the amount of money that can be saved in ink. Currently we use a printer that is used only and exclusively to make necessary copies always for the theme of the ink (It's too expensive) since I feel that the ink cartridges is spent much faster. That's why I'm amazed with the amount of copies that this printer promises. Setting up the machine was extremely simple. Its took me around 10 minutes. All the steps in the manual were very clear. Putting the Ink in the printer was the first step and it's super easy. I followed the instructions on the screen and calibrated it. And that was all I did to be able to start using it.
The machine comes with a digital keyboard where you can manage all the functions of the printer, like fax, copies, pictures, etc. It has all I need. But to be honest what excited me the most is the ink. I made several test copies and I did not feel that stress thinking that I was going to run out of ink. In addition the printer tells me how many copies have been made in color and in black and white. I can print on my phone and the connection is quick and easy. Another thing that I like is that the printer can fit 250 pages, and when I print it's not noisy. Now that I have this printer, the change is final. I will not go back to printers that use cartridges again.
“This is a review for the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 All-In-One SuperTank Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Jul 16, 2019 01:04
I have been looking at the eco tanks since they came out and drooling over them. As a homeschool mom and a business owner, they seemed like a sound investment. I always hesitated because I wasn’t sure if they lived up to their hype.
Let me tell you - they do! From the sleek appearance and small (considering) footprint to the ease of use... this printer is perfect. It doesn’t take up much more room on my desk than my $50 HP printer, which is a great thing. It prints without shaking the desk or making too much noise.
The ink was very easy to install and the instructions were perfect. I’ve printer several things out so far and I love how it tells you what it’s doing on the bright lcd screen that you can flip up and down for convenience. If you’re not sure how many pages you have left, there are clear indicators as well as being able to see the ink in the tank. There’s also a feature that allows you to print a status report type page that tells you how many color pages and how many black and white pages you’ve printed so far.
All in all, the print quality is excellent. Every feature is easy to use and this has to be the simplest ink installation ever. I really love it and am so glad to use it for my everyday printing needs. This is a review for the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 All-In-One SuperTank Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Jul 16, 2019 15:56
Boost your productivity with this Brother laser printer. It prints at speeds of up to 36 pages per minute*, helping you quickly accomplish common tasks, and its 250-sheet capacity lets you print large jobs without pausing to refill. This Brother laser printer boasts wireless connectivity that allows convenient use via all connected devices.
easy to use, took a few minutes for wifi setup, but works perfectly over wifi, no delay, awesome print quality, super fast.Dec 18, 2020 16:12
Use laser printing for laser black and white transfers in encaustic, acrylic, water color, and ink painting. This printer does the job.Apr 06, 2020 18:10
Purchased this because I was tired of always running out of my inkjet printer ink, or having it dry up if I went a long time between used. Brother has a good reputation with its laser printers, so I pulled the trigger on this one. I couldn't be happier! I set it up for wireless use, it was very easy to do, and I was using within 10 minutes. It has worked flawlessly from day 1. I use a MacBook Air, an iPad, and an iPhone. I can print from any of those when connected to my wifi at home. The print quality is fanatastic (it's laser, not that horrible inkjet crud). It prints fast and can do both sides. Lastly, the printers footprint is really compact. See the attached photos -- one is with my HP Deskjet 3755, which is quite small. I plug that one in if I need to color print or scan a document. The Brother takes center stage though, as it's a workhorse.
Overall I give this purchase 5 out of 5. I can't believe I waited so long to get one. One of the best purchases I made this year.Mar 21, 2021 17:34
the left side of the paper comes out all black. Same error on every pageOct 10, 2021 15:03
I got this printer cause I am about to start Grad School. I needed a printer that fast fast and efficient. This was the best choice.
I was fairly easy to install. The hardest part was getting used to the buttons and small screen to set the WiFi and settings but once I got that in I used the IP address from the printer and change the setting using the computer.
It prints quick and the resolution is perfect. The toners are affordable and I think they can be refilled (as seen on YouTube videos).
The printer is compact and fits in small areas. You can use letter paper, legal, envelops....Sep 15, 2019 13:02
Excellent machinery. Very fast printing and prints with ease. I picked this out for my wife. Setup was a breeze for me. Once set up it prints fast and no waiting forever to print one page out like my old one. My wife studies online right now. So when she needs to print something fast. This is the printer is for her. Does the job and she loves it.Dec 02, 2020 10:45
This printer is very reasonable cost efficient on ink because it only uses black. It's a great printer using the Wi-Fi from across the house two and a half rooms away. It's very small so it fits in any size bedroom or living room office or dorm room. I recommend this. I also recommend picking up the Best buy warranty it is the best and very reasonable price. This is my second printer.Apr 02, 2021 23:06
I was looking for a better type of printer, and research that laser printers are better at reserving ink and then old school inkjet types. I printed over 600 copies on one toner, and earlier tonight my iPhone alerted me and stated I needed to replace toner. The unit display stated the same message. I did try to shake the toner which is the one high came with it, which is deemed a starter toner, prints about 500-600 copies.
I have been impressed with this printer purchase since receiving it by UPS as it was an online sale I want to believe. It is super easy to double side print and super easy setting up in general. Took less than 10 minutes, much more like 5 actual minutes... super easy to install onto password protected WiFi with a push of a button with short on screen prompts. It is super easy to print off my iPhone. I did not need to install any type of software; it just worked.
I would give this model a 110% as I’m impressed and happy I chose this Brother printer. Unsure of issues others may have stated in their reviews but I found overall install to be simple.
When not printing, it will go into a sleep mode with no noise. Right when I choose print on iPhone or MacBook Pro, it turns itself on/wakes up quickly then begins printing. Any device on your network can easily print off this printer, rather it be a desktop computer to your favorite pad.
Again, Apple friendly and can be used to with ease and not much of an inconvenient install required. A+++++May 30, 2019 05:48
Complete office tasks efficiently with this Brother multifunction laser printer. It prints up to 32 ppm* to keep productivity levels up, and the automatic feeder makes clear copies of important documents. This quiet Brother multifunction laser printer has built-in wireless and wired connectivity for printing remotely from your laptop or computer.
As with most Brother products, I am satisfied with the MFC-L2710DW. Price-wise, it is a solid deal. And I prefer the Brother scanning software to Epson and Canon for its flexibility in creating custom scan settings. It is always a little quirky to install Brother drivers and software. And I think this installation may have impacted the older Control Center for my other Brother products, so I need to confirm if that is or is not the case. That said, it is full featured with laser printing, sheet-feed and flatbed scanning, and even faxing (which, I still use on occasion for sending to government and medical organizations). If you've used other Brother products, it's comfortable and familiar. And it's none of that stupid ink subscription nonsense. Also, the purchase and pickup process at Best Buy was fine, so I am happy there as well.Aug 14, 2021 19:16
Great printer, a little large for what I would consider a home office need.Jun 08, 2020 09:41
Looked good and I was excited to get it. Noticed damage to the box when I took possession at the delivery location. It was DOA out of the box. Probably fluke but when I powered it up it said, "PRINT UNABLE 01" on the screen. It would not come up and say "READY". I called and talked to the geek squad and they didn't have any useful ideas; actually wanted me to connect my computer and allow them to take remote control; I didn't even get that far...the multi-function Brother device was never connected to my PC! Brother website said there was a mechanical fault.
It looked to be well designed and constructed with quality materials but I could not get it to come to READY; therefore, I felt any further attempts at configuration would be pointless. I had to return it.Jan 01, 2021 17:48
Wish I would have gotten the color printer but it was pricy overall. I do think this printer simple to setup and works outstanding. We were tired of inkjet cartridges and constant failures of my cheaper printers. I think you get what you pay for with the lower budget printers. This seems solid and working well! It’s worth the money if you don’t need color printing!Sep 11, 2020 16:46
This printer is perfect when working from home and moving large amounts of printing and scanning!May 23, 2020 16:46
No noise and power save mode, compact for desk easy to operate and installAug 09, 2019 16:10
Absolutely love this brother. I've also owned several inkjet printers, but the problem was the color ink would dry out since I didn't really use it. I would need to buy a replacement for the color ink cartridge for the printer to work at all although I mostly needed to print in grayscale. This guy requires ink toner and lasts a very long time. I'm still using the same toner I purchase in Sept 2020 and here we are in April 2021. Makes my life so much easier to print shipping labels and documents quickly. I highly recommend it, plus it holds a ton a paper so there's no need to keep refilling it.Apr 30, 2021 19:05
I am shocked at how much I love this printer/scanner - it was a great buy! Sharp printouts and sharp scans. I bought it so I could work from home during the lock down and it was the missing link to bring me up to full productivity from home. Painless set-up with my wifi and good print and scan speeds. The toner cartridge it comes with is just starting to whine that it's getting low and I have already printed off about 2 reams worth of pages! Even screaming for more toner, the printouts are still sharp. I have recommended it to several people I am so happy with it. It's easy to use and it's really good quality!Apr 17, 2020 18:02
Create instant memories with this Canon SELPHY photo printer. It's compact and portable for use when traveling, and its built-in LCD screen lets you sort through pictures, make edits and choose which items to print. Wirelessly connect this Canon SELPHY photo printer to a smartphone or tablet, or insert a USB for instant frame-worthy prints.
I'm old. I missed actual photos. So now I'm cranking out great quality shots of some important moments. Brilliant choice to treat myself to this printer.Dec 04, 2020 16:07
The prints are cheaper then buying instax cartridges , which are about .75 cents a print and with the selphy its 100prints /40$ ( 40 cents a print) and they are full size print outs ( 4*6in ) for a 12*12 scrapbook .Sep 04, 2020 18:03
Wife loves this. She is able to print pictures on the go and not have to worry about noisy employees when getting photos developed.Oct 17, 2021 20:40
Love it. East to put together. Perfect size to have at home and not take much room. Prints very nicely and gives confidence on not having to spend crazy amount of money getting a picture printed, simple to install and connect to my computer and phone.
I like my purchase and am happy with it, has an excellent value.Mar 19, 2021 15:42
the product is perfect, recomendado buenas fotos me gusta.Feb 19, 2021 16:06
I was looking for a small printer to take with me on trips. This fits the ticket perfectly. I’m 68 yrs old and not that savvy with electronics. I got the printer going I no time. I did read through the online Manuel. I printed two images from a flash drive and one with WiFi from my IPad.Aug 19, 2018 09:47
Got this for my girlfriend so she can stop going other places to print pictures. Works great recommend getting more ink cartridges & Photo paper. The picture quality is excellent. Easy set up & pair with any devices. Me and my girlfriend can’t stop printing nowMay 21, 2021 16:08
We bought this for my mom for Mother’s Day. She isn’t good with technology and it was easily set up for her to be able to use without difficulty. No computer needed for setup. Just connect to wifi, or use the printers own WiFi to connect your device to. Very easy setup and very easy to use. Great picture quality and fast.May 16, 2020 07:29
Handle it all from home. Print, scan, copy, 24 months send mobile fax with HP Smart App, and get a 35-page auto document feeder. Set up and connect on any device, and get self-healing Wi-Fi
I purchased this printer to replace an ailing HP Envy printer. I was amazed at the ease of setup. I was printing from my smart phone, computer and tablet within a few minutes of unpacking the printer from the box. I have not signed up for the automatic ink program yet. My printing needs are so minimal. I love this printer and I highly recommended it for anyone needing a new HP printer.Jun 11, 2021 16:08
This is my 1st wifi printer & it is awesome! It took me roughly 15 min to set it up straight out of the box & it was super easy! Downloaded the app to my laptop, my cell, & my hubby’s cell at the same time. Bonus- it comes with this ink plan/ink with it in the box. I didn’t realize how much I print until I had this printer so I did have to up my ink plan. It is still way cheaper then what I was paying for ink monthly & fighting with my old printer. It was easy to change the plan & it let me backdate it to the current plan month so there are no overages. If you’re not sure of how much you’ve used the app can tell you so you can keep an eye on it/adjust as needed.Oct 15, 2021 16:47
Best decision I've made this year, plus it comes with 2 years of instant ink! Great for your home and/or small business needs.Apr 25, 2021 10:01
I always buy HP, and they never have disappointed me! I mean, they last FOREVER!! I use at office and work. The old printers are still going and the new printers will last!! You cannot beat that!!
We really put our printers “through it” and they have never failed. Nothing worse than needing to print something and not having a reliable printer (so I hear)…because I never have to worry about it with HP.Jul 02, 2021 16:28
Easy setup and works great. The 2 years of ink delivery was easy to set up also.Oct 17, 2021 08:58
Just purchased but so far everything seems to be going well.Oct 09, 2021 21:57
Great Printer. Easy to connect to home WIFI and use. Love the scan feature.Aug 28, 2021 08:50
Very nice looking printer also great print but you have to have app to work on it and some how if dose not connect I see now easy way to get around no display at all not much for instructionOct 15, 2021 15:45
Turn digital images into ready-to-frame pictures with this Epson Expression Photo small-in-one printer. The MicroPiezo inkjet technology and six-color Claria Photo HD inks produce gorgeously detailed photos in up to 5760 x 1440 dpi resolution. This Epson Expression Photo small-in-one printer produces 4 x 6-inch borderless photos in as little as 10 seconds.Prints up to 9.5 ISO ppm* in black, up to 9 ISO ppm* in color.
My experience with the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer has been mixed. While the printer is very nice looking and it is easy to use, I found that the set-up process was very time consuming, for me at least. Setting up the printer took around an hour at minimum. Installing the 6 ink cartridges was fairly easy. I found that calibrating the Printer Head alignment and making those adjustments was a bit overly complicated due to it being very difficult to see when needing to pick the best results on the test pages. Regardless of the above issue, the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer does to an excellent job at printing.
I love that I am able to print photos or other items such as paper documents wirelessly over Wi-Fi from my laptop or even my Smartphone! No more having to hook up a USB Cable from my Printer to my Computer! Using a USB Cable is an option, but it may not always be convenient if your computer set up isn't stationary.
The Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer allows you to print photos directly from a Memory Card which I believe is a great feature since you can start printing photoswithout having to upload themto your computer first if they do not need to be edited.
The printer is also voice activated.
The printer also features the ability to print onto CDs and DVDs. A perfect addition for saving photos or video memories, making keepsake party favors or for any photography business.
I love the adjustable 4.3 inch touchscreen control panel. It is easy to use. There is no issues being able to see the on-screen options because you can tilt the control panel to better suit your view. I like that I could view step-by-step instructions via the colored touchscreen control panel when installing the ink cartridges and performing other maintenance tasks.
I do wish that the printer offered the ability to be used as a Fax, for those times when you may unexpectedly need to send a fax, but this printer does have a lot of nice features even if having a fax isn't a requirement for you.
I do have to wonder how much this printer will cost over time when needing to replace the 6 ink cartridges.. It could possibly get very expensive.. I feel like this could be one of the major Cons regarding this printer. Another small Con is that the power cord seems to get knocked loose from the printer and fall out easily even though I try to make sure that is is plugged in all the way.
Overall, I think the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer is a very nice, compact printer if you do not have a lot of space on your desk. It prints very well and has a lot of neat and useful features.
This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Apr 14, 2021 15:53
I have receive this couple days ago and tried to use it. The installing process may take a while when you connect it to a laptop that dont have CD desk (my laptop dont have it so I need to download the epson app). To connect the product in wifi is very fast and the whole installing will be quick and easy just reading the instruction. What I like about this printer is really fast in printing in any kind of documents you want to print. I tried to compare my printer now and my old one it has a big different especially in the quality of photo printing. This printer has more quality of photo. I also like that it has a soft touchscreen because my old one is just the basic one.
This also has strong mobile connectivity which is really nice to have. I also like the idea that I can use usb drive or SD memory card if ever i want quick and easy of printing. The cons of having this product may cost of using the ink because it has 6 different colors so this may be the issue but if you better quality photos when printer this is worth buying for. This is not a bias review even if that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.” I have some photos that I did when using the product.
“This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Apr 08, 2021 12:26
The Epson XP-8600 is a small photo printer that can also scan and copy items. It does lack an automatic document feeder, but that is not a major drawback. The XP-8600 is a fairly compact unit for what it does. It is quiet with better speeds than my older printers (Canon and Kodak). Its size enables it to be located almost anywhere in your workroom/office. It has a 4.3-inch color touchscreen display for you to use to control its settings and features, which are very easy to use. The panel containing the display tilts upward for ease of use and visibility. The setup was quick and easy, although I did have a little issue with connecting wirelessly to my iMac. I had to connect with a USB cable first to get the wireless to connect. I didn't have to do this on my Windows 10 PCs.
This printer uses 6-color inkjet technology. The colors came out fairly bright and clear for photos. Black is clear and sharp, too. I printed a couple of images from my Android phone easily and quickly. (There was no setup required for this at all. I just clicked on the print option on the photo and selected the Epson printer.) The prints looked like the photo, although printing on plain paper does not produce as good a photo image as photo paper does. (Prints on photo paper did look a bit pixellated in places. That could be due to using older HP photo paper, which is all I had at the time.) It does print borderless prints in various sizes (and prints on CD/DVDs). 8.5 X 11 documents can be scanned easily on the scanner on top, and scans can be sent to a variety of destinations. (This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.)Apr 13, 2021 17:20
My review of the Expression Photo XP-8600 Small-in-One Printer, is really a good one.
First, it comes with everything you need for completely setting up and ready to print with in a few minutes,
The instructions are simple and easy to follow.
The control panel guides you through the easy setup.
You can connect this printer through blue tooth, Wi-Fi or USB cable, to your cell phone, I-Pad, tablet/reader or computer.
I love how this printer has two different paper tray sizes you can keep loaded at all times. Making this printer always ready to print. My previous printers I had to always manually load photo paper and adjust for the different size of the papers. Now I just load the larger size(8x10) photo paper, because my (4x6) size is always loaded in the second tray, ready to print.
I also love the auto turn off setting, that after a certain time the unit turns it's self off. Another energy saver.
You can also either make adjustments using your device (computer, I-Pad, cell phone or tablet), or you can just go to the setting using the control panel right on the printer. This is so convenient. for checking ink level, paper type, paper size. and so much more.
The scanner is easy and simple to use and print from.
The ink tanks are easy to locate and mistake proof to replace.
All in all this printer offers a whole a lot whether you are a
novice or a pro you will find this printer does an excellent
Prints quality photo pictures.
I only problem I ran into was using a no name photo paper size 4x6. It would not pick up the paper. But works perfect with Epson photo paper and that is what I will use.
"This a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Apr 09, 2021 23:48
The Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Small-in-One Printer has been a fantastic addition to my home office setup. Upon opening the box, you have your printer, your power cord, manual and ink cartridges. It also includes an instructional disc with information on how to properly setup the printer. I have experience with many different printers, so I opted to try a plug-and-play. I had no issues figuring it out myself as it was a fairly self explanatory and simple process, which the handy digital display helps you through step-by-step. Having a touchscreen digital display also makes for a very quick, simple printing process. It has multiple paper trays for 4x6-8x10 sheets of paper, and also has front or rear loading.
My favorite feature of all is the wifi connectivity. It took literally 30 seconds to get this printer connected to my wifi, and the connection is very strong even with my router being in another area of my home. I absolutely love that all I had to do was download Epson's app on my phone and now I can seamlessly & effortlessly print any photo from my device or from anywhere on the internet with just a few clicks. It prints quickly, and the photos are crisp and colorful. With 6 color cartridges, this printer can sure print some vibrant photos. The ink cartridges are also super simple to install and if you're running low, the printer will let you know. Epson really put forth an effort with this series that I can appreciate!
This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Apr 12, 2021 19:25
I work from home, homeschool my 3 kids, and do a lot of crafting. This printer is perfect for everything I need it for. Set up was easy and I love the color screen on the front helping me step by step. I'm able to print out weekly sales reports for my work in a breeze because it's not only quick but it's also quiet and prints sales reports and tax papers with a professional look.
Since my kids are homeschooled I am constantly printing out work for them, my old printer just couldn't keep up. I print around 20+ pages of school work a day and it caused my old printer to lag, making it take so much longer than I wanted. But with this printer it's almost like I'm the one that has to keep up because once I'm done pushing that "Print" button and start to push print on another.. the first one is already done!
After all work is done (mine and the kids) I like to work on some of my hobbies which include paper crafting, card making, and more. Pictures that I print out for family look so professional. The colors are vibrant, there's no lines, and it's much quicker than our last printer. Plus I LOVE being able to print out pictures from home! I really have nothing negative to say about this thing. It's made work around here so much more pleasant and faster.
This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Apr 10, 2021 19:17
I am really happy with this All in One compact printer, it was very easy to connect to my PC using the CD that was included and will connect easily to a phone or tablet using the Epson iprint app.
This little printer is super fast and the colors of the ink cartridges turn out beautiful high quality photos. This printer will also do plain paper, envelopes and can do printable CD/DVD's and a awesome bonus you can use this printer with Google assistant or Alexa.
There is touch screen so you do not have to use a PC to print your photos, another plus that I find useful it has 2 sided printing for documents, a must for my home office. Overall a awesome little printer.
This epson photo printer provides a high quality print on both regular and photo paper. The machine itself is easy to set up following the provided instructions. The on screen guide is a great assist to handle the correcting of any issues that may arise during the initial set up process.
This printer has the capability to handle both 4x6 and 8 1/2 × 11 paper, with two separate trays.
Connecting to a wireless network was extremely easy. The machine picked up our wifi signal as soon as it was set up, with no delays. I was easily able to download the app from the app store on my phone and had high quality photo prints within minutes.
The photos print extremely quick and are clear, high quality images that look like they were professionally printed.
The scanner feature creates very clear copies of original images and documents. The quality of photographs scanned and printed were no less than the quality of the prints I printed for the first time.
I really like how the screen panel opens and tilts for easier viewing.
Overall, this is the best photo Painter I have ever used. Epson created a wonderful product.
Increase the efficiency of your office with this Brother laser printer. It's engineered to print up to 32 pages per minute*, and its flatbed scan glass supports scanning and copying capabilities for added functionality. This Brother laser printer has built-in wireless and USB interfaces for convenient printing from mobile devices.
First time owning a Brother, first time owning a laser printer. Once it arrived, which was surprisingly quick, I was able to print 36 pages front and back in less than 2 minutes. My old inkjet printer would have taken forever in comparison. I initially wanted the smaller profile version that keeps getting sold out but I'm extremely pleased so far with the performance of this big boy. It looks clean and professional though the larger size is kind of an eyesore at home but I'm getting used to it. Plus, this one has a scanner that'll definitely come in handy one day.Mar 13, 2021 04:02
Does exactly what I need for my business. Highly recommend for creating black and white documents. Ink replacement is minimal compared to ink jet printers.Dec 28, 2018 16:45
Very good, I love it. Everybody deserves a brother in their home, office or location. Printer is just friendly and reliableJan 15, 2021 16:47
I like it, very easy used. Thank you so much . I would recommendDec 25, 2020 16:36
We use Brother printers at work. They are real workhorses that are affordably priced. Refill cartridges also are reasonable, and off-brand cartridges for Brother printers abound if that's your taste. This model is no different. Got it on sale as a "deal of the day," and it was well worth it. Its tapered base comes in handy if you have a bit less room on your printer cart or desktop. It is relatively easy to use, directions are clear, includes a small LCD screen for prompts, scans and prints beautifully, and hooks up for wireless use readily. It includes a starter cartridge. This only prints in B&W, but I have had much more expensive color all-in-one printers from other manufacturers that required a degree in nuclear physics to get to work. This one, in contrast, is a breeze to use. If you don't need color printing (by the way, you scan to your desktop in color anyway with this printer), I recommend this -- especially if you catch a sale.Jun 20, 2020 17:15
Just like family. Setup was a breeze. Even the test page printed double sided just to show off. Then, I tried airprint from my iPhone and it worked perfectly. This printer is just $30 more than the cheapest HP laser but this Brother has a scanner! I tested that too and it was perfect. This is great. Replaced an Epson inkjet because it promised I could print one more page when the inks were low and stole it when I really needed that one more print. Bye bye epson. Hello Brother. I had one for years and gave it to a college student and really missed it. Now it's back. Happy.Nov 07, 2018 20:12
Great printer for business documents or shipping labels. Black ink only.
The only issues I have with this printer are:
1) the whole Bluetooth thing is nonsense. It has to be plugged into my computer in order to work.
2) one day it started to says "toner low" but then still works after that for 6 months so far without any other signs of it being low.. So it caused me to buy more ink which for all i know may dry up by the time I finally need it.Oct 02, 2020 17:53
This laser printer is outstanding. It is very easy to set-up, prints beautifully, and is fully-compatible with my iMac. I was able to use AirPrint immediately. Although it comes with a disc to install drivers (for those with computers or external drives to read them), you can also download Brother iPrint & Scan at the Apple app store for free. This installs quickly and allows you to scan. Mac-compatibility was a decisive factor in selecting a printer. Beyond that, I wanted to print high-quality black & white documents quickly, easily, and cost-effectively in terms of ink. This printer is off to a great start meeting all those needs.Oct 28, 2021 22:04
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e delivers faster color printing, auto 2-sided scanning, and enhanced security features. It includes the optional HP+ Smart Printing System that keeps itself up to date, secure, and ready to print from virtually anywhere at any time. Optional HP+ system requires an HP account, internet connection, and use of only Original HP Ink for the life of the printer.
This machine definitely has the performance part down pretty good. All the main features work great. I am including some pictures I printed from my phone, slightly edited with the HP Smart app. Some pictures that I scanned and printed with all the default settings, the originals on the left, and the reprints on the right. A comparison picture of a photo printed on photo paper vs plain paper. As well as a print out of some of the Alexa skills that can be used with the printer.
The convenience is missing during the initial setup, but restored afterwards.The printer is pretty easy to use, once everything is set up. Which makes it difficult to understand why setting this printer up is such a hassle.
The entire setup process is kinda tedious and forced. If this printer came with free ink for 5 years, then I could understand the extra hoops for setup and use. With that said, I am a little offended by the lack of freedom surrounding some aspects of this machine. Which is a complete shame, because the printer really is quite nice. It prints extremely fast text documents, and full color glossy photos. You can fax to and from the machine, with a landline, and send faxes directly from your smartphone. It is even pretty easy to add to Alexa or Google assistant. It took less time to set it up with Alexa than it did with HP+ . Linking your printer with Alexa adds the ability to print lists, and some documents on your phone or stored with Alexa. You can even activate some tasks like scan and copy with voice control. With the addition of some more skills, you can print coloring pages, comics, games, puzzles, and recipes, through Alexa's voice control features.
As soon as you turn on the printer, it asks you a few simple questions, then it prompts you to download the HP Smart app on either your pc or smartphone, to finish the setup. It appears that registering your account with the printer is the only way to move forward from here. If you already have an HP account or don't mind signing up for the HP+ service then it shouldn't be a big deal to finish the setup. Afterall you get an extra year's worth of the manufacturer warranty, and 6 months of free ink( to support 100 pages per month of printing). If you prefer not to register right now, you can bypass this screen by pressing the "?" on the bottom of the touchscreen, then pressing "cancel" on the next 2 screens, and then follow the next few prompts to get to the main menu. Here you can set up your wifi and change any setting you want. The register prompt will pop up again soon restricting some functions, so you will probably want to just register to make things easier for yourself.
One of the good things about the HP Smart app is that it is close to the same layout and function on the computer as it is on the smartphones. Everything is split up by tiles, and has access to account and individual printer settings. Here you can check your page usage for the month, change plans, and review subscription information. All the printer functions like scanning, printing, and faxing can be activated by the tiles. You can even create and activate shortcuts directly from the app tile. Creating shortcuts is actually very easy and can be done in seconds. I'm usually emailing whatever I have to scan, so I made 2 shortcuts for scanning items as searchable PDFs, and emailing pictures.
Another drawback to this printer is the price of ink - if you choose not to join HP+ , you could be spending around $100 for all 4 cartridges.Just as an FYI 3rd party ink will void the HP+ benefits, and most likely disable your machine( if the software can detect the non-HP ink cartridges).So if you enjoy or think you will like HP's instant ink program, then this is definitely the printer for you. The HP+ program claims to be able to save up to 50% off on ink.
I have been printing for a few days, and I am almost out of yellow ink, and the other color cartridges are half empty.To be fair, I have printed 12 ( 8.5x11 photos ) , 10 ( 4x6 photos), and about 50 text document pages, so I am already near my max pages printed for the month.
If you print more than 100 pages per month, you might want to buy the next plan up, otherwise you spend $1.00 for every 10 pages over the 100 for the month.
The Best feature of this printer is the speed. It can print just about any full size photo(8.5"x11") at high quality in 1minute and 30seconds, give or take a few more seconds based on the photo. For normal quality settings, it only takes 23 seconds to print an 8.5"x11" photo. It will also print 4"x6" photos in 30 seconds, at high quality.
Even scanning is fast for this machine, it can scan at 300dpi, a 8.5"x11" photo in 10 seconds.It even offers double sided printing and scanning. With scan resolutions of 75, 150, and 300dpi.
Part of the reason this printer is so quick is because of the 1.2Ghz Processor ,and the 512MBs of memory.
This machine can print black only, or color pages in draft quality at 32PPM. On normal to high quality, it will print black at 22PPM, and color at 18PPM. In contrast most other printers print black at 13 to 15PPM, and color at 11 to 13PPM.
The HP 9015e prints HD quality prints, with 1200x1200 rendered dpi -black and 4800x1200 optimized dpi -color(using HP Advanced Photo Paper).The printer can use any media sizes from 3" x 5" up to 13" x 18", at 16lbs to 110lbs. This leaves it open to a lot of different potential projects.
Print from anywhere works pretty good, as long as your printer is registered and linked to your account and app. There is a printer setting in the app for "print anywhere" that you will have to enable to use the service first, and it's that easy. Just use the HP Smart app like you would normally and select what and how to print it.
Scanning from the PC gets you three automated features, Auto-enhancements , Auto-heal, and Auto-orientation.Advanced Scan is coming to the mobile version soon, which will let you scan multiple objects in one picture shot. Each item will be saved as it's own page, and can be saved as searchable text files. The Advanced Scan also lets you scan books, and will automatically correct curved pages to separate and straighten them out. Auto Heal will remove distracting marks and any other imperfections in your photos.max scan size is 8.5" x 14" with ADF
and 8.5" x 11.7" flatbed
Faxing is pretty simple, just like with most machines, you enter the phone number and hit send. If you don't have a physical fax cover page, you can create one from the touch screen. You can fax from the flatbed scanner, your phone, or the ADF.The ADF will hold up to 35 pages for faxing or scanning, just keep in mind that if any of your papers are warped or crinkled in any way it might cause pages to stick together when running through the ADF. I always double check my page count, to the printed fax summary reports, to make sure everything went through ok. The 9015e has an impressive 100 speed dial slots, and can store up to 100 pages to fax, just keep in mind it takes about 4 seconds per page to fax something. The fax resolution can be adjusted up to 300 x 300.You can send unlimited faxes from your phone for the trial period, after the trial period the faxes will be limited for free subscriptions.
You are also eligible for free incoming faxes for 12 months. To save paper on incoming faxes you can enable the 2-sided fax printing.
Overall the print quality and speed of this printer is really exceptional for an office printer, and very good even compared to a photo printer. The HP Smart software is pretty easy to use, to resize, crop or edit files or pictures. ( just make sure you are using the right print settings before printing for either a document or photo ). The addition of faxing from your phone, creating searchable pdfs, and tailored shortcuts really add back to the convenience of this printer. I am still pretty impressed with how accurate the color matching is on prints compared to original scanned images.Apr 19, 2021 03:46
Printer’s are a necessary evil for home life and can be difficult to work with. This HP 9015 Printer really breaks that mold by being so easy to use that it doesn’t feel like a nuisance to use!
- The Printer is very well designed! I like the white/gray design and although it has a lot of features, it still feels compact and just blends in with your home or office by not being an eyesore.
- Setting up was very easy! After turning on and putting the ink in, I used the HP Smart App from my iPad. This App made it very smooth and easy to use. Very happy with the setup!
- After setting up, this printer is easily accessible through WiFi from any Windows 10 computer as well as my phone/iPad with the HP Smart App. So printing/scanning was very easy after that!
- To be clear: you do not NEED the HP Smart App to print from a mobile device. I was able to print over WiFi with my iPad Pro without using the App. So you can print without the app but using other features via a mobile device you need the HP Smart App.
- Can confirm this printer prints double sided!! Nice feature!
- Overall it has a lot of nice features needed for a home/office printer. Print’s fast with no errors, scanner, and copier. It will be very useful.
- I like how everything is wireless but if for some reason you wanted a hard connection (which you can do), you would have to buy the cord separately . The Printer only comes with Power Cord and Ink.
- I can’t think of many. For the price it takes care of everything I need.
BOTTOM LINE: For my uses, this printer hits everything on the head. It’s ease of use is truly great and makes printing/scanning a seamless process.Feb 24, 2019 16:18
HP+ gives you 6 months of free ink and 1 extra year of warranty, when you register for HP+.
This printer is good for the small business. The 9015e scans your documents faster and does duplex scanning and printing. The black and white documents print at about 22 pages per minute. The color is a bit slower at 18 pages per minute. The 9015e comes with a document feeder. The 9015e is either wireless or USB. The setup is easily completed using the HP Smart App. Open the app with the computer and printer on the same Wi-Fi and follow the on-screen directions. The intelligent self-healing dual band Wi-Fi automatically detects and fixes it's Wi-Fi problems without user input.
HP+ Smart print system keeps your printer ready to print, better security than previous models. With HP+ your get 6 months of ink free. You must register for this service and provide a credit card number for payment on a monthly basis and HP will ship ink depending on which plan you selected during set-up. HP also sends you a return mailer so you can return your used cartridges. Recycled and kept out of the landfills. HP+ does require the user to only utilize HP branded ink cartridges. You can cancel this plan and return to buying your cartridges. However, please note the HP+ ink cartridge’s hold more ink than extra capacity cartridges. There is also one caveat, once you cancel the automatic ink you can no longer use the HP+ cartridges.
There are on-line resources available to assist you with addition tasks and set up on other devices.
The quality of the copies and scans is excellent. Printouts in both color and black and white crisp and no bleeding of the ink. The Color touch screen tilts for ease of use. The controls are easily identified on the color screen.
The Pros of this machine are many. However, I did have a problem with set-up and had to call Support. The phone was answered quickly, and the problem resolved in a few minutes.
The 9015e is put together well and you can tell the quality of the workmanship.
I would recommend the HP Office Jet Pro 9015e with HP+ to family and friends.Apr 10, 2021 17:06
I am coming from a Brother printer that is pushing 10 years old at this point. It held up well over time but I was due for a more modern upgrade.
Initial setup of this HP Officejet Pro was quick and easy. The mobile application and Windows HP Smart software was easy to use, and I had my printer connected to my wireless network and Google Drive in minutes. Prints are crisp, clear, and fast. I also noticed that this unit works fairly quietly, which is nice. Scanning features are great, and easy to perform with the mobile app, save as a pdf, and email without having to use a computer. The computer software is also full-featured, but it is convenient to control everything from a phone in front of the printer as well. Options and settings can be changed on the fly without walking back and forth to your computer. The touchscreen interface on the printer is quick and easy, reminds me of an older Android phone, it works well. Overall I am happy with this printer and would recommend it to anyone running a small business, or just needs a step up in quality and features for overall home use.Mar 07, 2019 17:06
Opening the box, I find the printer, 4 ink cartridges (black, cyan, yellow, and magenta…as usual), a power cord and install instruction as well as an HP+ brochure. It all looks complete and ready to install except for taking the tape off. But wait, what’s this grey button and black piece with a spring on it. Oh man, I hope it’s not broken. I examine the printer and flip it upside down, then I see the hole in the outfeed tray. I pull it out and press the other button. The tray comes out and I can see its twin on the underside. I take a few minutes to orientate the two pieces and after a second try, I get it to click in. The button has a big and small tab and goes in one way, at least that’s how it looked to me. Anyway, now ready to install.
I plug the unit in and the printer powers up. It goes through a few steps and asks to connect with my network via Wi-Fi. That’s when I discover I’ve been running my main desktop just on a LAN cable. I run the Windows troubleshooter and it can’t help. It says to try a driver, so off to the HP site to find the Wi-Fi driver for my model. I download it and tada, Wi-Fi appears in my network. I connect and it sees the printer in the HP Smart app. I don’t need my phone to install the printer. I click on the discovered printer and it starts setup. As it does, I go to the HP+ webpage, and based on my needs, I don’t want the service. To be completely honest, I was on the fence as I read about the service and I think I would have signed up if doing so didn’t lock the printer into using only genuine ink. I like the savings it offered, and the 3x roll-over credit is allowed, but as these printers age, I like the option to buy 3rd party ink just as a cheap printing option. Many times, I print articles or store coupons and I hate to use good expensive ink for those types of jobs. If HP would have left that option available, I would have signed up. So, after saying no to HP+, the printer asks to print an alignment sheet. I click yes and it takes a bit and seems to stall, but it finally gets the job done and then asks to scan the sheet. The instruction in the 2.7” touchscreen display wasn’t the easiest to read. I wasn’t sure which direction to turn the page, although it was easy to see the top left corner was the alignment spot. I chose a direction and figured it would let me know if I needed to flip it and rescan. No problem though, it said finished and ready to print. I must say that this is probably the easiest printer I’ve installed in Windows and I have 3 HP printers running through the HP Smart app, as well as 3 other branded printers currently running.
What else can I say about a printer? Well, the construction is your basic printer build. Lots of plastic and in my case a small part lying in the box waiting for me to reinstall it. The touchscreen CGD is nice and responsive. The paper feed tray is okay, but the spring-loaded (catch??) is a bit of a pain. I need to remember to hold it down when I return it. Without a spring-like many of my other printers, I just push it back in. I do like that the unit leans toward connecting with Wi-Fi, but still offers a LAN port and USB port. The printer doesn’t come with either cable, so be ready with the correct cable if this is your preferred choice. It has a convenient USB port on the side, not sure why USB 2.0 still, but maybe that’s all one needs to print with. I just figured anything new would offer USB 3.0 first. This model does have automatic two-sided printing and a 35-page auto-feeder. Oh, and I forgot because I don’t use it, but it can fax and has the two phone ports in the back. I haven’t had it but a couple of days, but it says it has auto healing Wi-Fi, so it tries to reconnect if the connection is lost.
One last thing I forgot to add during setup. At the very end, it allowed me to email myself a link to use on my other computers, tablets, and phone. I sent it to my daily email account and then whatever device I’m using, I can just click and install that device and print wirelessly. Nice.
Oops, one more thing. Not sure why and if it matters, but in the install and HP Smart app, the printer is listed as HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series. Since it's a 9015e, that 9010 messed me up for a second. Just FYI.Apr 06, 2021 22:07
I bought this all in one printer when it became difficult to buy ink for my last printer. Installation is easy, paper jams are easy to clear, prints clearly and quickly, scans better than my last printer.Mar 18, 2020 13:36
For people who work from home or have small businesses, having a reliable printer is still really important! And with the way that we are starting to work, we need one that thinks ahead and is very easy to use at a moments notice. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Printer has truly met my needs and beyond!
- I really like the look of this printer. The shape, the white/gray tones, and the overall design just give it a modern feel while not feeling too clunky or out of place.
- Setup was truly a breeze! The printer is largely ready to go besides plugging it in, connecting it to the internet, and putting in the ink cartridges. It just was really nice to have no assembly required and it being ready to go so quickly.
- The HP Smart app (which is on Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad) is really a fantastic tool for this printer. It helps you manage everything on there, shows ink levels, and is just a well developed app to use.
- I can’t stress how nice the wireless aspect is of this printer. Being able to easily access the printer from my phone, tablet, or laptop really makes getting this done so much easier then having to be physically connected to the printer or wirelessly adding the printer through an over complicated process.
- Once set up, the printer works great! For printing it is very fast and accurate, while also being able to print double sided.
- It can scan/copy things through the document feeder or through the actually scanner which is really nice versatility to have, especially if you need to scan a lot of documents at once.
- The Color touchscreen is also really nice to have! It adds a nice feature if needed, shows the printing status, but blends in nicely when you don’t need it.
- HP+ is included in with this and I am quite impressed with it! Basically its a service that will ship you more ink when you need it without having to think about it, plus they offer ways to recycle your old cartridges which I think is a great sustainable idea. It’s a really nice feature to have to help you be more productive with your printer.
- I don’t have any issues with this printer that I can think of or that I have run into so far. For my needs it works great.
- If you work from home or have a small business and need a printer that can do it all for you, look no further than this one! The printing, scanning, copying features all work really well plus its highly accessible with its wireless hookups and HP+ membership along with it. I have really enjoyed using this printer and I think you will too.Apr 06, 2021 14:26
Was very unsure of which printer to go with, but HP was recommended by a fellow teacher and it has been wonderful. It is a perfect size and handles everything I need to do. Will always purchase HP printers in the future.Apr 24, 2020 16:08
The MFC-J4535DW features fast print and scan speeds, expanded paper capacity and duplex printing along with enough ink for up to one-year of printing with just the ink included in-box(1). Get full print, copy, scan and fax functionality, wireless printing and scanning(2) plus two adjustable paper trays for up to a 400-page total capacity for your home, home office, schoolwork or small business. There’s also an up to 20-sheet automatic document feeder for fast copying and scanning and a bypass tray to handle a variety of media. The 2.7” touchscreen enables easy navigation and easy access to powerful features plus print-from and scan-to popular cloud services including Google Drive™, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and more(3), directly from the printer. The MFCJ4335DW INKvestment Tank all-in-one color inkjet printer includes versatile connection options with NFC touch to print(4), built in wireless(2), Wi-Fi Direct®, Ethernet or connect locally to a single computer via USB interface. This feature-filled INKvestment Tank printer is supported by the free Brother Mobile Connect(5) App providing a convenient user interface that enables printing, scanning, copying and device management from your smartphone or tablet. Enhanced color graphics and reengineered ink provide vivid colors making it great for printing photos and color documents. The MFC-J4535DW uses reengineered INKvestment Tank ink cartridges that automatically and continually supply ink to the internal tank to deliver uninterrupted printing and convenience with no need to stop and refill the ink tank. Replacing cartridges is super easy - just pop out the empty cartridge and snap in a front-loading, plug-in replacement and get back to printing. The MFC-J4535DW features the unique Brother Page Gauge(6) which estimates remaining page levels, so you always know how much ink you have left. Keep pace with the growing need for color printing with the Brother MFC-J4535DW INKvestment Tank color inkjet all-in-one printer.
The biggest problem with buying an inkjet printer in the past has been the value proposition. While the printer itself is fairly inexpensive, the ink costs fat exceed the actual value you get out of the printer. This is where the Brother "INKvestment tank" comes in. Brother advertises up to a year worth of ink in the box when you purchase one of these printers as well as up to a year of ink when you replace the cartridge. This is a game changer for the inkjet industry and when purchasing a new printer, and economics is a concern, you can now add an inkjet back in the mix of your laser printer choices and save some cash in the process!
I have not had the opportunity to deplete the cartridge yet, but I have used it as my main printer for about a month in total and the ink levels are still in the 90%. I'm not a heavy printer user normally, but this past month has been income taxes, numerous shipping labels, general office related documents, and in all, i've consumed about a ream of paper total (500 sheets).
This printer is super easy to setup. I chose to join it to my WiFi using the iOS app. Setup took all of about 10 minutes. Once setup and on my WiFi, i went to my computers and installed the Brother printer driver, again, super simple on a Windows 10 machine, took about 5 minutes total. On my macs, simply adding as an airprint printer was all that was needed. Installing the official driver just added the scanner functionality to the OS.
The touchscreen interface on the printer itself is super minimal and easy to use. Copy, scan, print is VERY easy, Just click the corresponding button and you're done. These same buttons and functionality are present in the desktop application. This desktop application is super minimal and simple. I found this pleasant but others may need more advanced features, though Brother supplies a TWAIN driver for use of applications like Photoshop or others to be used for advanced scanning.
There are two trays on this printer, a top tray that supports about 200 sheets and the lower tray that is another 300. Together they support a full ream of paper.
My largest complaint is that there is a sleep setting that can only be set to a maximum of 9 minutes. When in sleep mode, sending print jobs did not "wake" the printer for me and I had to walk to it and wake it up. Adding in the ability to turn off this feature would be nice.
Scanning is fast and easy however the scanning feeder only holds 17-20 sheets. This is fine for my needs and likely most people, though heavier scanner users may need a larger feeder.
Printing is quick and of nice quality. The initial setup requires you to go through some calibration, but afterwards prints came out clear, of nice color, and fairly fast.
This printer works great on iOS using the AirPrint feature as well. The printer was easily found and printed out anything I asked it to do with ease.
All in all this is a great simple to use printer with the promise of added value by more economical ink tanks. I recommend this printer to anyone looking for such features. More "power users" will likely want to look elsewhere though.Jun 12, 2021 11:00
I have owned several printers from popular manufacturers but have had two that stopped working recently after a fairly short period of time so I am looking forward to trying something new with expanded features. This is the Best Brother Printer I have used yet. With the trends of having Ink programs this comes with it which is better than some subscription models out there with other manufacturers.
Unboxing & Physical Features:
The printer comes extremely well packaged with thick boxing and Styrofoam inserts. Whether you are picking this up from the store or having it shipped, I don’t think you’ll have any concerns! The printer is solid and the perfect size for my use and space. I am a moderate user. I use the different features of an all-in-one printer but since I’m not utilizing if for anything particularly professional with high-volume, I don’t want it to take up a ton of space. So, I especially love that all the features that matter to me are packed into reasonable dimensions and the printer is not extremely tall. It fits perfectly in my desk credenza cabinet with only 11.25 inches of vertical space. I can get to the top document feeder and/or lift the top lid just enough to use it for scanning and copying. Also, everything can be accessed from the front! Most importantly, the ink loads right from the front so I wouldn’t need to take the printer out to load the ink! Also, the power cable is in the back, but extends from the left side. PERFECT for me because you can slide the printer back into the shelf without losing space or concern of smashing the cord.
This was a piece of cake. There are simple printed instructions but you can honestly just follow the prompts. Plug it in, load the paper, pop in the ink cartridges, check the alignment and you’re set! The ink cartridges are the simplest that I have ever had on a printer. With my previous printers, I had to pull them out of the shelf and open the whole unit to access the ink on the inside. With this one, you just flip down the front port and pop them in. They click in perfectly and extremely fast. BRILLIANT. It takes just a few minutes for the new ink to load and to do the recommended alignment. This is a standard process that my other printers had. If you’ve never done this before, it prints a test page that you place back on the scanner for it to check and self-adjust.
I do not use a hardwired Ethernet cable or phone/fax line. So for me it was just finding the wifi, entering the password and it was on the network in seconds and ready to go.
The printer has a small LCD full color touch screen on a panel that can be tilted for a better viewing angle. For me it is perfect because my printer cabinet is near the floor and I can tilt the panel up to see without having to get on the floor. The screen leads you to all the functions like scans/copying/sending to web apps/etc. and to adjust settings. The menus are intuitive and the layout is simple. It is not complicated or overwhelming. You can also download the app on your mobile device to check ink levels, adjust settings or print/scan/copy through the app. Pretty cool! This printer has 2 trays which combined should hold about 400 sheets (a whole pack is 500). This is an upgrade over my previous printer.
Printing from from a laptop and mobile device is simple. Very short lag for warm up time and printing is fast and the printer is not too loud. The text comes out crisp and clear on standard settings. I have not tried photo printing but I did print a presentation including graphics and a photo and the colors turn out very clear and accurately reflect what I see on my computer/device screen. I’ve printed different documents from different applications and all have the same great results. My disclaimer is that I don’t have much experience in photo printing or extensive printing of significant color documents so I’m not able to comment on that.
Copying is easy and the top document feeder is really nice to have. Since the overall form factor of this machine is modest, I don’t think the document feeder is intended for a huge stack of pages to copy but I believe it will work for most of my needs.
I tend to use this feature frequently on my printers. To scan and email, it was just a matter of entering my email addresses and it saves those for you for ongoing use. I’ve always relied on the scan to pdf approach and email and this worked without a hitch. However, there are other features like sending straight to your google drive, dropbox, Evernote, etc or even scanning to other file formats like word or power point. I will be experimenting with these features over time.
I’m not sure how long the ink will last or the cost of the replacement cartridges and it seems that is always the unknown component of printers. However, for me this printer is excellent. You can set it up and use it right away, the size is right, the features are right and the quality meets all my applications.May 15, 2021 12:23
Brother MFC-J4535DW INKvestment Tank Color Inkjet Printer, brand new and just $200 at Best Buy, offers easy set up and robust performance for homes and small businesses. With up to one year of ink in the box, based on up to 150 pages per month, and in typical Brother fashion, this new model offers more for less than ever before. You’re going to like this printer!
I’ve used and recommended Brother printers, both monochrome (black & white) laser and inkjet, for nearly 20 years. I find them to be excellent printers as well as long lasting and more economical to operate than competitive brands.
**WHAT’S IN THE BOX**
• Brother MFC-J4535DW COLOR inkjet printer
• Starter INKvestment cartridges in Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.
• Startup guide, warranty
What is Brother INKvestment? This is the company’s hybrid ink cartridge with internal ink tanks system. How does it work? During setup and after the four provided starter ink cartridges are installed, this printer primes and fills sealed internal tanks from the ink in the cartridges. According to Brother, “INKvestment TANK cartridges still plug into the machine like a normal cartridge. No messy bottles to worry about. Think of the new cartridges like a water cooler bottle - there are no mechanisms on the bottle - all the working parts are in the body of the cooler. The same is true with the new INKvestment TANK cartridges - they are a reservoir for ink. All the mechanisms for removal of air bubbles and feeding to the printhead are located inside the printer's sub-tank assembly.
There is no ink waste - the cartridges are completely drained into the sub-tank. There is no remaining ink needed in the cartridges to protect the print head. Because the system is completely closed, there are no concerns about the ink drying up. As long as the machine remains connected to a power source, it is able to regulate the humidity and keep the ink fresh and ready to use.
Once the cartridges are ‘empty,’ there are approximately 200 pages of usage in the sub-tank.
New intelligent Ink Meter... aka Page Gauge... will not only allow you to check to remaining ink volume, but you'll also be able to see an approximate count of the number of pages remaining for each color. This can be shown as an ISO page count or User page count based on actual printing habits.”
Two sets of replacement ink are offered, standard yield said to be about 3,000 copies and high yield rated at about 6,000 pages or copies. This model is so new that replacement ink is not yet listed or available, so I am unable to provide price information.
Setup follows the proscribed path in the easy-to-follow instructions, with the emphasis on EASY.
After plugging in, follow instructions to install the provided ink. While waiting, follow the advice on the 2.7" color display to load some paper into either or both internal trays holding a total of about 400 pages, and then perform other settings during the approximate four-minute internal setup. INKvestment follows this path after the initial set of ink cartridges are installed. During the wait, this is when ink is pulled from the cartridges into the sealed internal tank system to partially fill it in readiness for print jobs. The internal setup is completed after a test copy is printed and another step is completed for the purpose of assuring that the on-board scanner performs accurately. And, of course, it did.
According to a Brother representative, another INKvestment technology advantage avoids the occasional head cleaning cycles experienced with other products and technologies. The sealed tanks and air-free delivery system is more ink efficient. When ink cartridges are replaced, there is no waste from priming as is customary with conventional color inkjet systems. Once installed, the new ink flows to refill internal tanks where required.
Next, the Brother Mobile Connect software was downloaded and installed on an iPhone, iPad and Android phone. Similarly, both Mac and Windows software for Brother printers was installed on two computers. The new printer was wirelessly connected to our home Wi-Fi network on the 2.4 GHz band only, as that is how printers and most other IoT (Internet of Things) devices join our networks. Finally, the new printer was added in the conventional way to both Macs and Windows PCs here and the printer firmware was checked for any needed updates. None was needed. And now, let’s put it to the test!
**PUT TO THE TEST**
This was so simple, as it should be. Duplex print, copy and scan, plus fax performed successfully, flawlessly. Going deeper, I printed documents in black & white in both highest quality and normal mode. Color photos on high quality photo paper at highest quality looked beautiful, though this is not presented as a photo printer. Faxes went through without issue when sent from a digital document on my computer as well as from documents scanned in the on-board ADF with approximately 25-page capacity.
The Brother Mobile Connect app performed perfectly, accessing controls for printing documents and photos, scanning, copying and a maintenance button to poll ink supplies. Scan history can be stored through the app. I was able to print documents and photos from mobile devices as well as print from content in all the usual cloud services to this printer. I set up document and photo scanning, as well. It operates smoothly, easily and intuitively.
Ideal for high quality, low monthly COLOR printing volume, Brother MFC-J4535DW is highly recommended by this reviewer.
Brother MFC-J4535DW is covered by the Brother Two-Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service.May 19, 2021 00:35
The Brother MFC-J4535 Inkvestment ink jet printer resembles most of Brother’s other MFC printers. Primarily plastic with plastic pieces. This is my second MFC printer and other than a few design changes they are pretty much the same.
The J4535 is an “INKvestment” model, using a larger ink tank cartridge to fill a smaller internal tank on the print heads. I guess this is to compete with Epson’s ecotank line. The unit ships with what Brother called the “starter” cartridges and advertises on the box and unit that it has enough ink to last up to a year (fine print: when printing only 150 pages per month). There are two versions of the cartridge, the regular which is about 3000 pages and the XL which is double at 6000 pages. I was unable to find a duty cycle rating for this machine.
The J4535 comes with two paper trays which hold up to 400 sheets. It can handle 8.5x14 paper in either tray; however, legal paper sticks out the front of the machine. There is also a single-sheet feed in the rear of the machine for thicker paper and card stock. Brother says you can use coated or photo paper in the top tray but I prefer to use the single sheet feeder.
Connecting the machine to my wireless network was quick and easy and installing the software went as expected on both my Windows and Mac computers and laptops. They all found and recognized the printer without incident. The software includes PaperPort SE 14 for document handling. Most of my scanning is to create PDF’s so I use Acrobat rather than the bundled products. I find bundled software like PaperPort cumbersome but generally usable.
Other than the lack of the flip-up document holder, the scanner is the same as my previous model, which is nice, especially if you have it on a shelf with low clearance. There is a flip up catch to stop the scanned documents from running off the top and over the edge. You can also lift up the feeder and use the flat glass to scan items that can't go through the feeder. Scanning is good quality and depending on settings, moves through at a decent pace although I wouldn't consider it high speed and it does not do auto duplexing like the printer does. The software gives you the choice of output including PDF, JPEG, PNG, TEXT, RTF and TIFF. It will also auto-rotate your documents. You can create workflows which save your favorite settings for things like photos and documents. Scanning to email and cloud services like google and dropbox are also supported.
The print quality from the J4535 is acceptable and pretty much the same as my previous Brother MFC machine. Text is readable at 8 points, colors are accurate and shading was smooth both in gray scale and color. I would have liked the black to be a bit darker. Although not as crisp and dark as I would like, I was using standard copy paper and not inkjet specific paper which has a less porous finish and is a bit more expensive. Repeating the same page using a generic glossy photo paper fared even worse than expected. Using photo paper in the media settings - the print took considerably longer and the ink created spots and drops in solid areas. Using the same paper but with regular media selected, the drops in solid areas got even worse. This is clearly not a photo printer. Examples of prints and how the scanner works are included.
There is also a front mounted usb port to print directly from a thumb drive but this seems limited to jpeg files and with the print quality I mentioned, not something I see getting much use.
The printer does have an auto-duplex mode to print on both sides of the page which is very convenient when sending a large print job, however as mentioned above, the scanner is only single sided so it's a no go on double sided copies unless you duplex manually.
The Brother MFC-J4535 also does faxing but in 2021 I don't know why. Like many people these days I don't have a landline phone line. The fax system seems to be full featured and there if you need it.
The LCD touch screen is easy to see and the interface makes it easy to use and control all of the device's features.
Like many printers these days, Brother provides a mobile app that allows you to print and scan to and from your phone. The app works as expected and is great for road warriors that use their phones.
Final thoughts - this machine is plastic and the paper trays and supports are pretty flimsy and need to be used with care. The reason I purchased my first Brother printer was due to it having the least expensive consumables however, after having to purchase new ink cartridges every time I print (which is not that frequently) it might not be such a great deal. It is important to know that even when turned off, this machine, like most other Brother machines, will turn on to perform print head maintenance which drinks ink to keep the nozzles clean. While this is not the first INKvestment printer Brother makes, it is a new design cartridge and I havent found replacements yet. The wireless connectivity is a huge convenience and the mobile app is a nice touch. While it might be possible to refine the print quality by working with the settings and using different paper, I find print quality out of the box with default settings to be a touch disappointing.
There are three models in this INKvestment lineup so far. Unless you absolutely need multiple paper trays for the convenience of using different paper sizes, I would hesitate to recommend this model but would steer you to the mid-range version.
If you need dual paper trays because you print that much, an inkjet printer might not be your best investment.May 19, 2021 07:46
This Brother printer has all of the features that we were looking for in an all-in-one printer (print/copy/scan/fax). Set-up is easy and straight forward with the included set-up guide and starter ink cartridges. It’s great that this model includes up to one year of ink in-box based on print volumes of approximately 150 pages a month and 60% black/40% color. High capacity ink cartridges are front-loaded in what Brother calls their Front-Loaded Tank Cartridge Technology which provides easy, convenient access. Two paper trays offer a 400-sheet paper capacity so this is a nice model for small or home business use.
One of the best features offered by today’s printers that include connectivity via Wifi is mobile printing. It is very easy to install the Brother Mobile Connect App to enable one to access features to print documents and photos, scan, copy and maintenance/ink levels. The abililty to print directly from a mobile device such as a phone or tablet is such a nice convenience to have in a printer. The printer is compatible with Windows, Apple AirPrint and Mopria (Android). One can print-from and scan-to cloud services from the printer’s 2.7” color touchscreen.
Print quality has been great and we’ve found the mobile app convenient and easy to use. The printer build quality seems very good and Brother offers At Your Side support for the life of the printer. Auto-fulfillment of ink is supported through the Refresh by Brother program that delivers ink automatically and just in time to your door. One can also access the Brother Creative Center to customize and print professionally designed home and business templates for free. The printer comes with a one-year warranty.May 26, 2021 09:35
To begin with Brother has been making business technology equipment for over one hundred years. They have proven to be quality-built, dependable, and reliable through these many years. So, I jumped at the chance to review this Brother MFC-J4535DW (AIO) INKvestment Tank Inkjet Printer in exchange for the actual product. Was very interested in the ink-tank printers because they have a larger ink reservoir and hold much more ink then a standard inkjet cartridge. The have proven to last longer between cartridge changes and much more cost effective if you have a larger volume of printing tasks.
Here is why I am impressed with this Brother INKvestment Tank Inkjet Printer:
** SETUP – Pretty easy by following the included 'Quick Setup Guide'. I found the steps indicated in this guide were detailed with helpful illustrations. The ink tank cartridges are front loading and facing, and snap, easily into place. Within 30 minutes I was ready to print. Most of the hardware printer setup can be done on the 2.7 LCD adjustable, touchscreen including the Wi-Fi connection to my router. However, it did take longer to download and install the full driver and software package on my laptop. I also downloaded and installed additional software Brother has available, PaperPort, for my Home-Office document use.
** CONNECTION – I had my choice of a wireless Wi-Fi connection to my home router, USB, or Ethernet direct wired connections. I preferred the Wi-Fi setup to my home network so I could also use my desktop, tablet, phone, and both laptops for printing tasks. Also wanted my Grand Kids to have their mobile devices connected wirelessly since they visit me almost everyday after school, and have homework to print out. Additionally, devices can be connected through Wi-Fi Direct.
** PRINT QUALITY – My home office documents are sharp, professional looking, and easy to read. They can easily be adjusted for more printer options using the 2.7 LCD, on-board touchscreen. The black tank cartridge can produce approximately 2300 pages of printed material. The Red, Blue, and Yellow cartridges can produce approximately 1200 pages of color. Hopefully, that will meet my Grand Kids printing needs for a long time. WooHoo! Color printing is FUN again without the worry of depleting the color cartridges quickly. I printed out several of my Grand Kids end-of-school-photos, and they did quite nicely. However, I do not recommend using glossy photo paper with this tank-ink. Flat or non-glossy photo paper works well.
** ALL IN ONE – This printer allows me to print, copy, scan, and fax. I did not setup the fax. Copies are produced at 1200 x 1200 dpi, and allow me many options like 'fit-to-page', 'base-color-removal', watermark, etc. Copies can also be Reduced/Enlarged 25% - 400% in 1% increments. The auto-document feeder holds up to 20 pages. The scanning function is very fast and duplicates colors accurately.
** PAPER CAPACITY – Approximately 400 pages using Main Paper Tray and the By-Pass Tray. Both trays will accept up to 8.5" x 14" (legal size), Letter, 4x6, 5x8, 3.5x5, 5x7, and A4 and photo paper with borderless printing.
** BROTHER SOFTWARE – I Print & Scan is a great app. It gives me a multitude of options to print out documents, and, or images. Additional software is available like Brother Creative Center, which allows me to create cards, brochures, announcements, etc. from hundreds of stock templates. My Grand Kids want me to explore more of this Creative Center for their own personal FUN. YooHoo!
In summary this Brother is packed with high-end features found in more expensive printers. This is my ideal Home/Office/Family printer. I have not found my first dislike of this printer. For its price-point and the numerous functions this Brother MFC-J4535DW provides it is a 'bargain'. I highly recommend the purchase of this Brother INKvestment Tank Inkjet Printer. You will NOT be disappointed.Jun 11, 2021 22:59
Purchased to augment my Canon Pixma and Brother laser printers. Probably the Best Buy and will use this printer as my primary. Excellent print quality and easy to setup. It has a large ink reservoir with individual tanks for each CMBY color, plus two paper trays large capacity. The touch screen menu is easy to use and understand. This printer is an excellent choice.Oct 29, 2021 16:01
First time user of the Brother INKvesment Tank Inkjet printer and i love it.
Over the past years i owned a variety of different printers from major brands and one thing i found annoying was the cartridge life.
Well no more worries with Brother
This printer came with the largest cartridge out the box and after a lot of photo printing that i've done the past few days they are still holding strong. A quality that other brands can't match.
-Quality of document printing is flawless and fast. Fast is also for photo printing but i found necessary to adjust the brightness on some photos in order to reproduce a realistic copy of the original.
-It also has Fax and Scanning functions and they work great either for home or work office.
-Out the box is a very intuitive and easy to connect printer. Had great integration with my apple products and i started to print right away.
-The color lcd display is very helpful throughout the installation as well when you have printing jobs.
I would strongly recommend to try this Brother MFCJ4535DW printer for who is on the market for one. You won't be disappointed!May 18, 2021 16:16
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e delivers increased productivity with fast speeds and custom mobile shortcuts. It includes the optional HP+ Smart Printing System that keeps itself up to date, secure, and ready to print from virtually anywhere at any time. Optional HP+ system requires an HP account, internet connection, and use of only Original HP Ink for the life of the printer.
This printer IS an all in one. I can print from anywhere, scan to my computer, and copy.
So what's different than any other all in one you ask. 1) touch screen navigation 2) true color representation 3) does it pretty fast.
I'm in school, online and have to print off a ton of reading material (yea I'm ole school - see it, touch it, feel it), it's great that I don't have to wait forever until its finished. Loading paper is very easy, the arm on the paper tray can be retracted when not needed.
I haven't tried pictures or card stock yet, but I'm fairly sure that this Pro will come through .May 27, 2019 19:13
Love this printer! I’m a Travel Agent and ship gifts to my client all the time. With this printer I’m able to make labels for my gifts bags, print shipping labels and travel documents all in one. Plus it connects to all my devices (iPhone and MacBook). My purchase came with 12 months free ink! I haven’t even ran out of ink yet and HP has sent me replacements.Aug 20, 2021 19:32
Great SOHO all in one printer. Its fast and does everything you want, prints, copies, scans, faxes documents in black or color.
It was extremely easy to setup, just turn on, open the inner door, and then install each one of the included inks (3 for color and one black), afterwards it will ask you to print an alignment page which you then have it scan so it can tune up the printer heads. Afterwards, you can finish the setup either on a PC by downloading the HP smart app from the windows app store or you can do it also on your phone downloading the same app from your phone’s app store. I chose to do it with my PC, it will detect the printer and then ask you to enter your Wi-Fi credentials, so the printer connects to your network. Then you can create a HP account (or if you already have one login) and then it will automatically give you an extra year of warranty and 12 months of free ink replacement!! (it does it in the form of 6 months free and then gives you $30 credit, which is worth another 6 months), you do have to enter a credit card info (does not charge you, however it’s needed for when the 12 month free period ends, then it will auto ship you ink, and you can choose your plan, and the great thing is it does it based on printed pages.
The printer is amazingly fast, and I love the dual sided print feature, that makes me save so much on paper! Blacks are inky black, and colors are vibrant and defined (paper quality also matters here, so get a quality ink printer paper).
I love that the scanner/copy feature has two ways to do it, either with the traditional scanner flat bed, or it also has an auto feeder tray, so you do not have to do one paper at the time, it automatically feeds the scanner/copier. It also has fax port; however, I have not tried it yet, I have not had the need to fax something, but I am sure it is like any other fax machine.
Just an FYI, on my initial setup, the printer downloaded a firmware update and upon restart the HP smart app on my PC would not recognize the printer anymore, and then the printer on screen display would keep saying I had to finish setup, which I had done already, it would not let me print anything due this. I battled it out a hole night, doing a factory reset, re setting up the printer and nothing. I gave up. However, then next morning I decided to try it out again (I had unplugged it for the night) and I plugged it back again and everything was back to normal. So, I think unplugging it and plugging it back again made ok after the update, so If you have this same issue, remember to restart it like that after you see a firmware update (make sure it finishes it completely, do not interrupt it!).May 06, 2021 23:32
Love the printer!!! It was very easy to set up, and connect to our laptops. I love the wireless connection and the features that this printer has. It’s perfect for what our needs are. The quality of print is excellent!Oct 16, 2021 08:24
It’s just like a office printer it’s does a whole lotOct 10, 2021 17:44
HP Office-jet Pro 8035 All-in One Printer is a smart and easy printer to use. I have had many printers over the years and this printer is without a doubt the easiest one I’ve ever set up.
Out of the box all I had to was follow a link in the instructions on my IPhone or computer and download the HP printer app. Once downloaded the App walks you through the setup process. The printer can be setup through a standard printer cable directly to your computer, Network cable or wirelessly for multiple users to use.
This is a full service printer with printing, scanning, copying and is even Alexa enabled. It has a clear fairly large LED touch screen to work the scanner, copy functions, view ink levels and other setup tools. As a bonus it includes free 8 months of Insta Ink which is great.
The print quality is excellent and very quick and is the best HP home office printer I have ever had.May 22, 2019 14:27
i love this printer , i love the fact that it has fax .. and i like that you can print from your phone with the hp appJul 02, 2021 15:38
Other equipment broke, so bought this one and very satisfied with it.Mar 13, 2020 17:48
The reliable, robust Brother HL-L3290CDW compact digital color printer with copying and scanning capabilities is a great choice for the busy home or small office. The flatbed scan glass provides convenient copying and scanning. Quick print speeds of up to 25 pages per minute¹ plus manual feed slot accommodates varied printing needs and can handle a variety of paper types and sizes including card stock, envelopes and more. Connect with versatile options including built-in wireless or USB interfaces and print wirelessly from mobile devices. The 250-sheet capacity adjustable paper tray helps improve efficiency with fewer refills and handles letter or legal sized paper. Automatic two-sided printing helps save on paper costs. Brother Genuine high-yield toner replacement cartridges help lower printing costs. Comes with a 1-year limited warranty and free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product.Prints and copies up to 25 ppm in black and up to 25 ppm in color
I’ve used several Brother B&W laser printers before, but this is my first color laser printer from this brand. Just shy of 50 lbs, the printer is not one that you’ll want to move around a lot, so you do want to make sure you leave enough room in front of and behind it to remove the paper tray and access the rear panel respectively.
In terms of print quality, I found that text and simple graphics print with great clarity and crispness in both color and black and white. Even very small font remains legible and fine lines and simple gradients are smooth and solid with good saturation. However, this printer doesn’t do quite as well with complex images like detailed photographs and doesn’t always reproduce the full range of colors from the source image, whether scanning a photo or printing from a digital file. When printing digital photos, contrast in the print was reduced and shifting color gradients appeared muddy. Banding was also generally apparent across the entire image. Photocopying color photos produces a slightly darkened facsimile with grayish mid-tones and noticeable banding as well. When scanning or photocopying in black and white, I would occasionally see text bleed from the opposite side of the original document, but this usually only happened in areas with colored backgrounds like images or highlighted text, and may be mitigated by adjusting some of the scan settings. Scanning/copying black and white text-only documents on standard weight plain paper produced the best and clearest results.
As for setup, installation of the drivers and software was simple and straightforward and took about 15 minutes when following the quick-start guide closely; I did end up downloading the software and drivers from Brother’s website (~450MB) rather than using the included software CD because neither my contemporary laptop nor desktop have optical CD drives.
I was somewhat disappointed with the onboard LCD panel and physical buttons for the control panel to change printer settings. Menu items display one at a time on the LCD, so navigating through several levels of options, and keying in long WiFi passwords one character at a time by scrolling through every character/symbol on the keyboard is clunky and time consuming. However, I was able to get the WiFi connected on the first try. If you can avoid manually keying in the password for the WiFi connection via WPS, I recommend trying that first. If you don’t have a router or don’t want to share the printer across your network, you can use a direct WiFi connection which also works for printing from mobile devices. Sending print jobs to the printer wirelessly may take 10-15 seconds before the printer begins printing. For mobile printing, this printer natively supports AirPrint for iOS devices but you’ll need to download two separate apps for use with an Android device.
Oddly, for a printer of its class there is no Ethernet port for networking, so if you don’t have a WiFi network, your only other option is to use a USB-B cable (not included) and connect the printer directly to a computer or laptop; though that would still allow you to share this printer with a network by changing its sharing settings in Windows. I found it useful that there are two start buttons for copying: one for black and one for color. This makes selecting what kinds of copies you need a one-touch operation, rather than having to go in and change the printer’s settings or go through a bunch of menus on the tiny LCD. Regardless of the color type, the print speed is the same, up to a zippy 25 pages per minute (single-sided). The main drawback to scanning and copying with this machine is that there is no automatic document feeder tray. This means you’ll be scanning or photocopying documents one at a time and one side at a time. Also, when printing dual-sided documents, it prints to one side of the page first, retracts the document and then prints to the second side, which greatly slows down print speed.
The main paper tray only accepts regular printing paper up to legal-sized and stores up to 250 sheets. You cannot load in envelopes, cardstock, labels, bond paper, or glossy paper to the main paper tray. For these specialty media, you’ll need to use the secondary manual feed slot and insert the sheets one at a time; envelopes and labels will actually deposit on the rear output tray, so that’s another reason you’ll want to make sure you have space behind the printer to open that panel.
One nice feature that might be useful in a shared office setting is the ability to password-protect your queued print documents or even the scanner function with a PIN in addition to standard network security protocols. As with most laser printers, the replacement toner cartridges can be expensive. The starter cartridges included with the printer will last about 1000 pages each. If you’re going to buy genuine Brother toner, you might as well get the high yield TN-227 (3000 pages) over the TN-223 (1400 pages). Not only is the cost savings significant but the yield is nearly double and toner never “goes bad” so you can take as long as you need to go through it. When using high yield cartridges, the price per page for both color and black is quite reasonable.
Overall, the printer is optimized for a pretty specific kind of usage. If you have a small business or home office that mostly prints text documents and basic graphics, whether black and white or color, and have only occasional need for scanning or photocopying (mostly single pages), this printer does a great job with the former, though is still capable of the latter as a matter of convenience. The printer is easy to setup and share on a network and can be secured as well. The basic wireless connectivity lets you to share the printer across your network without running wires, but doesn’t allow for “smart” internet connected features like “scan to e-mail” or connect to file-sharing services. It’s not the best option if you frequently need to scan or copy multi-page documents, want to print gallery quality photos, or mostly print on specialty paper like card stock or glossy brochure paper.Oct 10, 2019 13:04
I have been using the Brother HL-L3290CDW at home for the past week and I would say it feels better suited for home (and perhaps small office use), mainly due to having a single automatic paper tray. It is an affordable printer for what it offers, though. It has fast response times and the printouts are of high quality with vivid colors (what would be expected at the chosen resolution). It is my first time using a Brother printer, and I was initially not sure what to expect, and despite a few drawbacks, so far I am happy with it. I would rate it 4-5 stars.
>>> Setup and first use
It is heavy, so you would need a helping hand if you don’t want to put strain on your back when removing it from the box and placing it on your desk/table. Following the “Quick Setup Guide” poster made it easy to install the cartridges and get the printer ready (using the setup guide is optional as things are properly labelled and secured).
I opted to configure the printer from my laptop connected to my home wireless network. The support website (see the quick setup guide) detected the configuration I needed (Windows10 64 bit) and I chose to download the default package which was about .5GB (perhaps it was better to use the provided DVD?). Wireless configuration was effortlessly, this is something I liked very much. Initially, it gave an error about not finding a printer and prompted to select the current network (the one the laptop was connected to) and upon selecting it, the software was able to detect the printer and configure it!
From the downloaded package, I chose to install all the suggested software except for the Check/Update one. Also, I didn’t install the suggested “PaperPort” document organizer software, I don’t know if it would be of any help to me or my wife. I don’t mind having Brother collect data for research/diagnostics purposes. As a software developer I’ve learnt that getting good telemetry from your software can help drive improvements to it. As a result, I didn’t block data collection. After software installation I found two entries for the printer on my laptop, one “Brother HL-L3290CDW series” and the other “Brother HL-L3290CDW series Printer”, I could print from either one though.
First print test was very fast. The printer responded and woke up almost immediately after sending the document from the laptop. Colors easily resembled whatever was on screen (see attached calendar picture).
>>> Main use
This is a great companion for my Canon Pixma inkjet, which is mainly used for photo printing. With this laser printer I can print color documents, especially charts (and some pictures) with speed and great quality (the latter are the two main qualities of this printer). I intend on using this printer for everyday printing (I just hope the cartridges last a couple thousand pages) and relegate the Canon Pixma for photos.
>>> Printing and Scanning
Scanning at the highest resolution (1200dpi) was pretty slow. It looks like in terms of speed, it works better at 600dpi.
This printer doesn’t have an automatic feeder for the scanner, so it seems a little inconvenient if you have a business that needs to do a lot of scanning/copying. The other drawback is the single side scanning.
Interestingly, the Copy option (Copy/Scan button) produced better results than scanning the document, saving it to disk as PDF and then printing the PDF file. I still need to play with the settings, and perhaps I can achieve similar quality, but from an initial experiment, Copy wins. See attached picture for some comparisons on how a chart looks like when printed, when Copied and when choosing to scan/save/print.
>>> Other comments
This is a very affordable printer, and perhaps it was asking too much, but for its weight and size, I was expecting it to have at least two automatic trays, so I could have at least two different paper sizes (Legal and Letter). It is also somewhat inconvenient to have to pull the paper tray all the way out to replace paper.
Finally, opening and closing the cartridge compartment feels flimsy, I thought I was going to break the side supports of the compartment. I had to push hard until a crack was heard to close the compartment. I would be reluctant to open/close the compartment frequently (it seems that this will prevent me from opening the compartment and shaking the cartridges when running low and instead replace the cartridges).Oct 07, 2019 23:50
My first impression of the Brother - HL-L3290CDW Wireless Color All-In-One Printer is that it's bigger than it looked in the photos. It's also heavy, at just under 50 lbs. It's aesthetcally pleasing and doesn't look out of place in a home office.
Setup wasn't difficult, but it was a bit time consuming. It comes with drivers and software on a CD, however I no longer have any optical drives in any of my office PCs. The software can also be downloaded from their website, but it's pretty bloated - almost 500 gigabytes for the drivers and another 400 gigabytes for the software, which took a bit of time to download. While it was downloading, I proceeded with the physical setup of the printer, which consisted of removing all the tape, removing the toner cartridges (there are 4: magneta, cyan, yellow, and black) from the printer, removing the tape and plastic protectors from each of the toner cartridges and then installing each cartridge. Loading the paper into the 250 sheet tray was convenient. There's a single sheet paper feeder right above the tray.
Once the drivers were downloaded and everything installed, setting up the printer was pretty quick. There's a minimal LCD screen and a few buttons and everything was setup from there. My first disappointment is that you have a choice of either a USB connection to a single PC (from which you can share) or a WiFi connection for network printing. There is no ethernet interface.
Once the HL-L3290CDW was connected, both black and color pages printed quickly. The quality of both was excellent. I didn't print any photos or use photo paper (I have a color laser for that), but the charts were clean and vibrant. Photos imbedded in the document were crisp, well detailed and colored accurately.
Scanning was no fuss and scans were of excellent quality as well. Which brings up the other disappointment and really the only real complaint I have -- there is no auto document feeder. If you want to scan, it will have to be done 1 page at a time. This is fine for a home printer, but in my opinion is an oversight on a color laser printer for a home office. Printers in this class from other manufactures (HP, Epson, and Canon come to mind) include a document feeder. This oversight is the only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars.
If you don't do a lot of scanning and don't need ethernet connectivity, I would highly recommend this printer.Oct 04, 2019 19:41
This is my first Brother Printer and my first color laser printer. I chose this printer for its fast 25 pages and for its large capacity ink cartridges. Standard ink cartridges offer 1400 for black 1300 pages per cartridge for color with available High yield 3000 pages per cartridge black available and 2300 pages per cartridge color and then a whopping 16,000-page available drum unit. This is a great feature for a small business owner that wants the speed of a laser printer and the ink capacity comparable to that of the newer large tank inkjet printers at a much more affordable price. Additionally, the 250-page paper feed tray complements the high yield ink capabilities nicely. This printer also has wireless capabilities meaning you can connect wirelessly with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. There are Android and I-phone apps available as well to streamline your wireless printing simplifying the process. The available software for your Windows PC or Apple computer is simple and easy to use. However, I would like to see a few more features and settings within the Brother Utilities PC software. In addition to the Brother Utilities software there is I-Print and Scan a very simple and straightforward tool as well as a desktop icon that opens up a webpage to Brother creative center where you can use and create just about any kind of prints you like from Birthday or Christmas cards to banners for festive occasions and business documents as well. For the printer, hardware features the buyer should presumably be aware of its features before purchasing. I opted for this model knowing the feature set and knowing it did not have a document feeder. That being said I do wish that the single page feed slot had more capabilities. While it is handy for printing out envelopes and card stock I did not find a way to use it to scan documents on to the computer or make copies and I researched it on Brother's website. So unless I am missing something I do not believe it is capable of being used to make copies or scan. After only previously owning HP and Canon inkjet Printers I have to say that I am very impressed with the build quality of this Brother printer. I would definitely recommend this Brother Printer and my initial short term impression is that this printer will last a long time and is a league above other printer brands I have used especially HP. If you are a small business owner or have the need for a color laser printer I would not hesitate to buy this printer or another model from Brother!Sep 29, 2019 23:27
I've had this Brother all-in-one for almost a month now, and I'm really happy with my purchase. Setup was really easy with my Mac. I just followed the printed directions, downloaded the software onto my computers, and it worked flawlessly. The software is pretty basic, but it's easy to navigate and pretty intuitive.
So far I've mainly used my printer for scanning, and it scans perfectly. All my scans come out ultra clear, even if I reduce the resolution to shrink the file sizes.
Printing has been pretty straightforward. Prints come out the way I'd hope. I haven't done any large printing jobs, so I can't say much about how fast the printer works. Jobs sent to the printer through my network get started promptly though.
This printer is pretty large, but I'm OK with it because I'd rather deal with a large laser printer than a blasted inkjet printer anymore.Apr 24, 2020 15:56
This color laser all in one printer is my favorite. Very quiet when printing and scanning (compare to my DCP-L2540DW). Very good quality printing color photo. Very sharp printing text. Connects to wifi network with no problem and very stable with no disconnection. Very easy to install and setup. Very good looking so you can place it anywhere. Perfect size too. The only thing I don't like is the scan bed, if you place the document at the top corner edge following the indicator, about 5mm top and side won't get scanned. You have to leave some gap at the top and side edge. This is the same with my other Brother laser printer. It should be easy to design it correctly.Oct 02, 2019 16:39
Really poor print performance, black smudges on pages that don't' go away, and keep getting worse. Tried cleaning drum, no luck, I'd recommend going with another brand if you expect a printer to print pages that don't look terrible.Jun 05, 2021 18:16
I've bought a lot of printers over the years. There's two things I balance, yet I know many who don't really know or think about:
- Ready when you need it
- Total-cost-of-ownership (TCO)
The problem here is that inkjets are the cheapest option for virtually all consumers, and often provide superior results if you are a photographer or artist. However, inkjet cartridges have a solvent in them, and they absolute WILL dry-out, whether you are using the printer or not. You can count on it. If you live in a warm climate, the dry-out time is half again what it is in a cooler climate. Stale cartridges are often sold in stores, past their expiry date. These things are what cause clogged print heads, and require wasting ink to clean them. Eventually, the entire printer becomes useless if the clogging becomes too difficult to clean, but you don't know this until you've invested in some new ink cartridges and used them up in your attempt to clean, only to find the printer still isn't printing properly.
Does this sound familiar? How many brand new ink cartridges have some of you had to buy and churn-through, just to clean the heads of your printer? I've wasted hundreds of dollars doing this. The printer may still not even print properly after all the cleaning. That's hardly an "instant-on" printer scenario. My inkjets were never ready, and often cost a LOT of money in cartridges to get them ready, just to print 5 sheets of paper.
Then there's TCO. Laser cartridges are a surprising expense for those new to laser printers. Yes, they last much longer, but a full set of CMYK is going to run you the same price as the printer. In all likelihood, a new Laser printer with demo cartridges, will have a higher TCO than inkjet, even when considering all the wasted ink cartridges on the inkjet solution. However, lasers have MUCH LESS waste, plus they work when you need them. And because there is no head to clog, the cartridges truly last until they are empty. If you don't print consistently, this can be a very long time. The only reason I've ever replaced a laser printer was when the trifecta of toner, drum, and fuser all exhausted at the same time, and made a new printer viable. That took 10 years.
Most reviews will have adequately described the features of the Brother L3290. The real benefit of this all-in-one color laser is that even though it provides starter cartridges, the overall TCO of purchase and buying the first K cartridge is still no more than most ink jet scenarios. And as for ready-to-go convenience, it takes only 12-15 seconds from that hitting of the 'print' button to have that first page in your hands. Additional pages motor by at about one page every two seconds. Once you go laser, it's hard to go back. There's a reason you almost exclusively see lasers in offices and businesses.
Those looking for gradual changes in grayscale or color will know (or should) that lasers do not always do an adequate job of these scales. They can pixelize. Unless you are printing a sample magazine or exhibiting a work in a gallery, the vast majority of users don't require this.
There are better printers. I have a Xerox that's about 10 ten times the price. Yes, it's better. But this is a very, very good printer and all-in-one. If you've been stuck with inkjet waste and annoyance, and have been wondering about lasers, give this a try. You won't go back.Sep 16, 2021 10:54
Epson Expression Photo XP-970 All-In-One Printer: Print directly from a smartphone or tablet with this Epson Expression all-in-one printer. Ultra HD inks and a wide-format design let you print stunning large borderless photos, and smaller pictures can be printed in as little as 11 seconds. Intuitive touch-screen controls make this Epson Expression all-in-one printer simple and easy to use.Prints up to 8.5 ISO ppm*, up to 8 ISO ppm* in color
This is the first Epson printer I have ever had. It was a lot easier to set up than the previous printers I’ve had. Once out of the box, I plugged it in and loaded the 6 ink cartridges. It took about 7 minutes to initialize and then I needed to load paper for the alignment and adjustment of the print. There are 2 paper trays, one is for smaller photo paper and the other is for up to 11x17 size paper. You load it with the printable side face down. It took some trial and error for me to figure out loading the paper but once I got it, it was easy. There is a place to also load paper in the back of the printer but I have not utilized this yet. You need at least 4 sheets of paper for the alignment and adjustment. For example, it prints out 9 lines of squares and you pick the ones with the least amount of lines from each line. After completing the set up it was a breeze to use. I was able to use the scan and print and print from my phone easily. Setting up the Wifi was simple and the touch screen it great because you don’t have to use the pads of your finger like a mobile phone. I love this because I have fat fingers and like being able to use my fingernails to navigate.
Pros: easy to set up in about 12-15 minutes. Print quality is great. Set up to Alexa to print.
Cons: a little loud but bearable. There is a quiet mode but prints slower. The print tray doesn’t hold a lot of paper for the size of the printer. I have included 3 pictures: Original is on top, a scanned of original is on the left and the one on the right is a picture taken of the original with my phone and printed out). This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and reviewFeb 15, 2020 13:52
This is a great quality printer I love it. I like the color of it (black) it looks nice and it is easy to use and it was easy to setup and to use the user Manuel I had no issues with it. I connected it to my phone as well as my tablet and laptop with no problems it was really simple to do. I also connected the printer to my Wi-Fi using the control panel on the printer.
It was easy to scan as well as adjust the paper setting and to select different sizes to print pictures. I really recommend this printer if you want to print great quality pictures. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and reviewFeb 18, 2020 11:48
So far I am loving this all in one printer this is easy to use, portable and gives great quality photo prints. This is the best all-in-one printer for home and small office use. I would highly recommend this to everyone especially if you are looking to get high-quality photo printing at home, this would be the best choice.
The printer has a nice and attractive look. This is light-weight and has a compact design, so it will fit easily onto a computer desk at home, or in an office.
This compact printer provides wireless and router free printing. This 6 color Claria photo HD inks deliver smooth and excellent quality pictures. It is capable of producing great quality borderless photos up to 11 by 17 inches. This printer can print the 4x6 pictures in approx 11 seconds. It has 4.3" touchscreen along with USB and memory card slots which makes printing jobs convenient and easy. These options help to print without connecting to the computer. This printer has inbuilt tools to easily adjust the photo for Red-eye correction, photo restoration. It is easy to use and user-friendly printer, I have also printed photos using Siri via my iPhone which is very convenient while in rush. The paper tray is easy to load and it also has multiple ways to print the job, it supports voice-activated printing commands from Alexa and Google Assistant or app from the phone. I use Amazon Alexa to print a variety of documents, including to-do and shopping lists. This has an auto 2-sided printing feature along with scanning capabilities. With its impressive and fast connectivity options and borderless-photo printing makes it an ideal option for copying, scanning, and photography. You can easily set this printer up in any room in your house and print from wherever you are. You can print from computers, mobile phones, tablets, and cloud-based storage services.
Overall a great quality printer that is easy to use and delivers professional-quality photo & document prints and scanning all in one. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.
Excellent print quality, especially photos
Lightweight and compact
Easy to use
Nothing so farFeb 16, 2020 20:22
First of, I will point out that I have used many different brands of printers. I'm well aware of each ones most strongest features and their pros and cons. With that said, I tend to lean more on the Epson brand because they seem more durable, are intuitive and look really nice.
In today's world of high tech we need to be able to print out documents and pictures in great quality. We get used to seeing our nice screens so it's only fair that our printed images look as best as they can. This Epson XP-970 does not disappoint! I have 2 other printers that I use almost daily and they don't compare to the amazing pictures this Epson printer prints out.
It has a great overall small footprint and prints pictures a little extra bigger (11" x 17") than the regular size printers. It has a 4.3" touchscreen and you can use it independently without any device or PC. It works from any device and on both Android and iOS without a glitch! The tray opens up itself when you print out something for the first time. The screen also open and flips up in very cool, and high tech way!
You can even print images on CD's! I love to make home movies or slide shows and give them out to friends and family. This feature was really big back in the early 2000's and I had a computer tower that did that until it broke down. So to see this on a favorite printer of mine, well it's cool. It is considered a "small in one" and has all theses features;
Wireless 2.4 & 5 antennas, Ethernet, Wide Format, Print/Copy, Scan, 6-color inks
ISO Print Speed†: Black: 8.5 ISO ppm; Color: 8.0 ISO ppm.
It has an SD card reader and 1 USB port. It also has Voice Activated Printing with Alexa and Google. I used it to print my shopping list! Wow! The setup was super easy! Place it somewhere, plug it in and follow on-screen instructions. My kids use it for High School and College and they are amazed on the quality of the print. It's very neat and there's no runoffs or blurring.
It comes with a manual in a few different languages and an install CD for PC. You can always download the Creative apps on any device and it gives you the option to do pretty much anything you'd want to do on a printer with all these options.
I'm extremely happy with this printer and the price is definitely fair for all the features and great quality you get out of it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 18, 2020 15:45
When the printer was delivered, the first thing I noticed was the width. It's pretty impressive. Definitely wider than any printer I've had before. According to the box, that is so it can print great pictures. The box didn't lie. No more one hour photo kiosks for me. The photos print with professional quality and the 6 (yes, six) ink colors let you see your photos almost exactly as you took them. With regular printers that have black, blue, yellow, and red, your photos are never as vibrant as they are on your camera or phone. Epson has solved this problem with the addition of the 2 extra colors.
This printer was easy to unpack and set up. Word of advice: The ink cartridges have caps on them that you have to take off. Don't get your fingers in them. They a small amount of ink on them and I got a blue finger tip. Epson provides a plastic bag for you to put the ink caps in. You need to keep the caps and put them back on the cartridges when they are empty. Once you install the ink, the printer runs its initialization program. The touch screen LCD display tells you this takes about 7 minutes, and it did take right at 7 minutes for me.
Set up is pretty straight forward. You load the paper and then run the print alignment test. After that is complete, run the cd on your computer to complete the process.
There are multiple places to load paper. I have loaded regular printer paper and 4x6 glossy photo paper. The first item I printed was a 4x6 photo of my grandson and....I wasted a sheet of 4x6 glossy paper. I didn't see anything to tell me if the paper should be glossy side up or down, so I put it up. That was the wrong thing. The ink pooled on the wrong side of the paper and it was quite a mess. Make sure you put the glossy side DOWN in the tray.
The next item I printed was a 3 page Excel document. I decided to try the 2 sided printing. I did not have to put the paper back in to print on the back. It printed both sides before spitting the paper out. The document had several color bands and I was worried about bleed through, but it wasn't an issue.
The scanner/copier works very well and scanned the pictures and documents to my computer with no issues. The copied documents looked just like the originals.
Although I haven't tried them yet, this printer has even more bells and whistles. You can print from your phone, a memory card, a CD/DVD, and even from a different location.
While I was writing this review, I printed 25 two-sided copies for a club I belong to and they printed quickly and the ink was dry when I took them off the tray.
In summary, the Epson XP-970 prints fantastic photos (as long as you have the paper loaded correctly) and great documents. This printer is good for people who are looking for their first printer and for people who have been printing for years.
The pictures show the scanner tray, the touch screen LCD display on start up and during printing, and the 2 sided document I printed.
This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 12, 2020 14:44
I’m impressed with the Epson XP-970 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer - Black. I have had it for about a week now and I have used just about all of its features. I work from home sometime and am not a high capacity user so this printer has been an excellent option for me. If you are looking for a great printer with high intensity output, then I would highly depend on the Epson XP-970.
The Epson XP 470 is a substantial upgrade from the popular Epson series of printers. The setup was easy and flawless and hardly had I to refer to any documents provided. Time taken to perform the setup was hardly 20-25 minutes and it was ready for printing and scanning. Installation of the cartridges were also easy and without any mess. Product size is really compact and weight is reasonable.
There is a distinct improvement in print quality and speed compared to my existing Printer which is another brand. Competition is rising up for this class of printer, but the XP 970 is a very good 17" desktop printer that every photographer ought to consider. Copying is fast. Scanning is faster too...and 600 dpi gives the enough clarity that is needed for me however the maximum resolution is 4800dpi. It prints a 4X6 photo in about 10 seconds. Additionally there are multiple ways you can print wirelessly (Epson Connect, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print) and you can scan to cloud. Bring able to control the printer from Alexa and Google home is a plus point.
Additionally it comes with SD card slot and it does support Memory Stick Duo and CompactFlash card through USB 2.0 with the ability to connect to internet using Ethernet or Wi-Fi options. Auto Photo Correction with advanced face detection as well as red-eye removal and photo restoration capabilities are definitely few add-ons a photographer may be interested in. Overall, this is a great printer for personal and home use. I feel this is definitely worth the money. Nevertheless to say that printers are prone to problems anytime. My take is to spend a few more dollars have the peace of mind for few years.
“This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”Feb 18, 2020 19:03
The Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Small-In-One Inkjet printer is an amazing printer for printing photos at home. The print quality is much better than any other photo printer I have ever used. The print time is fairly quick. I like that you can print different sizes from 4x6 borderless photos to 11x17 printing all wirelessly. Another great feature is that you can use voice printing with either Amazon Alexa or Google assistant, so no need to be tethered to your computer to print.
There is also the option to print from a SD memory card or memory stick. The touchscreen display is user friendly and you also have built in software that allows you to adjust your photos, red removal and restoration tools for old or damaged photos, which is amazing. Another really cool feature is it also has the ability to print images onto CDs or DVDs when you want to create a custom gift for family and friends.
Set-up was really simple and fast right out of the box it took no more than 15-20 mins and I was ready to print. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 24, 2020 23:54
I think the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer was very easy to set up. People who don’t do well with technology wouldn’t have a problem setting this up at all. I don’t have much experience in setting printers up, but it was extremely easy. The printer pretty much walks you through the steps one step at a time. It would be a great printer for photos or even for everyday documents. The fact that it is voice-activated is extremely convenient. It has three different trays for different sized paper and the screen lifts up also. The ink comes with covers that come off to place the ink trays in but then they can go right back on! The printer was also packed neatly and safe inside the box. The machine itself looks very slick. I would highly recommend it to family and friends.
Don’t be afraid to push a little harder on the ink trays to put it in! I was a little worried putting the ink in because of how hard I had to push just to get it to click in. I also didn’t like how it was more of a chore to put the paper in the printer. You had to move things over, and it isn’t very convenient. All in all, I think it is a very slick printer and is great for people into photography like I am. I would highly recommend it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-970 Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.Feb 19, 2020 00:23
The reliable Brother HL-L3270CDW compact digital color printer is a great choice for the busy home or small office looking for laser printer performance. Quick print speeds of up to 25 pages per minute² plus manual feed slot accommodate varied printing needs and can handle a variety of paper types and sizes, including card stock, envelopes and more. Connect with versatile options, including built-in wireless, Ethernet or USB interfaces, and print wirelessly from mobile devices³. The 250-sheet capacity adjustable paper tray helps improve efficiency with fewer refills and handles letter- or legal-size paper. Automatic two-sided printing helps save on paper costs. Save time by creating custom shortcuts on the 2.7" color touch screen, which also enables you to print directly from popular cloud apps, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, OneNote and more⁴. Brother Genuine high-yield replacement toner cartridges help lower printing costs. Comes with a 1-year limited warranty and free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product.
Brother did sooo well with the HL-L3270 (minus choosing a name but I’ll forgive it). This printer outdoes any office printer I’ve come across in my life.
So my main office just got upgraded to some compact multi task printer but this Brother printer brings quality and speed home (literally).
Bells and whistles here are worth your time and learning them. I am able to sit on my couch and work while printing at the same time. There’s the ability to AirPrint, print double sided, print like 30 pages in under a minute or something.
As you can see I attached a picture of a photo I just took in Mexico on a trip and the water and waves look super pristine. If you appreciate efficiency and simplicity then this printer is for you.
Overall a printer that came to play and brings it’s A-Game!Oct 29, 2018 21:02
For this review, I'll start off with the cons. If you are looking for a 3 in 1 printer, look away. This is a printer and nothing else. Another thing, it's bulky and heavy. Another thing, the toner cartridges are expensive, but you will get many prints before needing to buy more.
On to the pros. The print quality is amazing on the Brother - HL-L3270CDW. Prior to getting my hands on this machine, I was using a similar model at my job. I used it on a daily basis and never had any problems. Brother printers are truly quality machines, so I expect to get lots of use out of this Brother - HL-L3270CDW for a long time. It's hard to go wrong with it. One of the best features in this machine is the ability to connect to multiple cloud services and print directly to the printer. It makes it so much easier to get the documents that I need for school and work now. I can email prints to the printer, and if I want to keep something private, you can setup a pin option for confidential documents.
As for the setup, it was a breeze! I had the Brother - HL-L3270CDW printer up and running in around 20 minutes, that includes linking my cloud services and connecting the printer to my wifi network. So far, I have had no connectivity issues. I'd say what took the longest was the fact that you have to take out the toner cartridges to remove a plastic protector from them. It looked intimidating at first, but it's just a matter of pushing tabs to a side and pulling the cartridges out.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Brother - HL-L3270CDW to anyone in the market for their office, or even professional students in need of a reliable printer.Nov 07, 2018 18:47
I have been conned by this $250 printer! Since working from home due to covid I needed a printer for engineering drawings to either take to the field and Mark-up on the fly. All my CAD drawings are converted to PDF to which I print. The pages are of a white background with black outlines. That’s it! Yet the black ink seems to smear over the entire page making the entire paper look almost hue/gray and text unreadable. In addition when printing photos I’ve taken from the field, the colors are not sharp. They appear washed out. This is of course the ink that it came with but it would be in Brothers best interest to supply ink that represents their quality too, right? An because of Best Buy’s 15 day return policy and restocking fee I’m left to deal with Brothers directly. What a waste of my time!Sep 29, 2020 13:04
This a quality printer and it easily handles most any home office print job. My wife is a teacher and this fits our needs much better than the inefficient inkjet it replaced.
- Wireless printing. My iPhone found it on the network and I could print immediately. It also has no issue with my mesh network (TP-Link Deco).
- Easy setup. I never had to pull out the included CD. On my Windows 10 laptop, it appeared in the printers list after a refresh and when selected it setup automatically. I love that this works as it should.
- Printing via email and the cloud when not at home is convenient (see caution below).
- Much quieter than you would think.
- Cost efficient
Things to consider
- It is heavy and a little bigger than the average light duty home printer
- Warm up (all laser printers due this) takes a few seconds and can delay printing if it has been idle for a while.
- It uses some power when printing, especially on warm up. Just make sure you don’t have it plugged in to the same circuit as a bunch of other stuff.
- When printing from the printer’s cloud options the file selected from the cloud or email prints how it came – no option to switch to black and white is given, no editing/resizing can be done on screen.
- The touch screen is just ok. The menus are a bit dated looking, it is not sharp, and the sensitivity could be better. You really don’t use it that much once it is set up so it is a minor issue.
This is a keeper.Nov 10, 2018 23:14
I bought this printer for craft purposes, but I was really disappointed with the quality of the prints from this printer. I enclosed a picture below of how it prints. The first is the Brother 3270 laser, the second is my ink jet Epson, which was one of the most cheapest models. Big difference!Oct 01, 2019 12:46
Have had for 2-3 months and it's worked great! Fast, easy to setup with the wifi, works great on multiple devices via wifi (MacBook Pro, iPhone, etc). Setup was super easy.Nov 18, 2020 08:56
Whether you are looking for a great home printer or something to fill a need in your small office, the Brother LC3270 is a great option. Out of the box, the LC3270 is certainly a sturdy and well built printer. It. Is. Not. Light! (40lbs+) Do not mistake this for some portable option just because it is wireless. This is could be used as an anchor for the Titanic and is meant to be placed somewhere and left. That's where the wireless function comes into place. But more on that later.
After I contracted a crane to get it out of the box and onto my desk, it takes up about the same space as most office-grade laser printers. Lasers have gotten smaller over the years, but it'll still take up a decent amount of real estate on your desk or wherever you decide to place it. Since it is wireless, it would make a great centralized printer to serve multiple people in an office which is a huge cost saver over every person having a local printer that only they can use. Once hoisted out of the box, setup was a breeze using the touch screen interface. I was up and connected to my wireless network in under 5 minutes. From there I could easily and automatically use AirPrint from my iPhone or select it as a printer option from my Dell laptop.
Print quality was excellent as you would expect from a laser printer. Colors were crisp and clear. It prints graphs, charts, maps, and other graphics that you could take to any meeting and look professional. Pictures are decent, but this laser printer isn't designed for photos so keep that in mind. That being said, you can still print full page pictures and they look nice. You just won't be framing any of them.
As with most color laser printers, they come with a black toner cartridge and 3 color cartridges which can be ordered separately. Having used color laser printers in my day job over the years, I would HIGHLY recommend anyone on a budget to adjust your print settings so that your default print setting isn't color. ESPECIALLY if this printer is shared with a group of people. It's amazing the things people print out in full color that are a complete waste and totally unnecessary. An example would be emails that get printed with things like hyperlinks any logos in your signature in color. It may not seem like much, but a few hundred emails with a logo can drain one or more of your color cartridges and they are not cheap to replace. This isn't specific to the L3270, but just some helpful advice. Just to give you an idea, replacing the color cartridges alone will cost you more than the printer itself.
The paper feed has a 250-sheet capacity which is nice and should keep you from having to refill too often. One lacking feature is the manual feed for envelopes and other odd-sized pieces. These have to be fed one at a time which is shame. If you have a business, you are likely wanting to print more than one envelope at a time.
In conclusion, I think that the Brother L3270 is an excellent entry level color laser printer. I think it's especially nice if you only have need for occasional (but higher quality) color printing where an inkjet might dry up or not provide the quality that you desire.
*Cost of toner replacementOct 31, 2018 14:44
I love this printer! Is it weird to feel that way about an inanimate object? I’m a customer of Brother products from way back… Long before there were inkjet and laser printers there were these things called “typewriters”! I had one of those, and it was made by Brother. And I still have it! I haven’t turned it on in years, but I bet it works! Sadly there’s no reason for me to use it, and god only knows if the ribbon cartridge is available anymore. Anyway the point is that Brother makes quality products, and HL-L3270CDW keeps up their reputation. It’s a terrific product!
Setup can be a challenge for the non-techie, and I would recommend utilizing Best Buy’s Geek Squad to install this for you. Particularly if you have a small business, it’s worth every penny to have them take care of the installation for you. This is a feature-rich color laser printer with tons of features. If you want to tap into all its capabilities, and you yourself are not a geek - seriously pay to have someone install this for you. Thankfully I’m a nerd and installation was a little bit of a challenge and quite fun to be honest. But that’s just me.
The HL-L3270CDW has a small footprint; it fits neatly on the desk I set it on. It is unobtrusive and is a professional, quality looking unit. It’s sturdy, the plastics don’t look cheap, the LCD panel adjusts in angle, and is bright and easy to read. The paper tray is deep and holds 250 sheets of paper. The color cartridges and the mechanism they are inserted into are extremely well engineered. I am impressed by the engineering that went into this machine!
Why do I love this printer? Because it does what it was made to do - awesomely! The efficient LED printer mechanism does a great job! The print output is excellent! Whether I was printing black only print, or dazzling color graphics - the end result was crisp, clean and vibrant. I printed everything from typical text only documents, to calendars, to birthday cards to envelops! It took them all on, and did a great job every time! I have no complaints on the performance at all.
I replaced an HP inkjet printer with the HL-L3270CDW, and I’m so glad I did. While the HP had nice output, it was super slow and super expensive replacing the ink cartridges. In comparison the Brother is a breath of fresh air! It’s like having a professional office printer in your home or home office. True when you have to replace the individual cartridges they’ll be expensive. But the time in between changes is substantial, at least for the amount that I print. In the long run this is a much more economical solution.
There are a multitude of mobile connectivity options, if you have a device that can transmit data over some type of stream - this printer will probably accept and understand it. But I recommend visiting Brother’s website first to make sure your devices are compatible. I had not problem printing from any device on my network, as well as directly from my mobile smart devices.
The built-in LCD panel is a bit small at 2.7 inches. At my age my eyesight doesn’t do well with small fonts, thus I see nothing but fuzz on the screen unless I’m wearing a pair of readers. But if you have good and young eyes - the screen has good resolution. It’s also a touchscreen, which is nice except if you have big sausage sized fingers like me. I have to aim precisely if I want to use the small LCD. Fortunately I don’t need to use it under normal circumstances.
I recommend the HL-L3270CDW LED printer, it’s a terrific value! I wouldn’t hesitate recommending it to anyone that wants to save money in the long run printing in color. This is the perfect remedy for expensive inkjet printers and cartridges. It’s fast, it’s quiet and the quality of print is exceptional. I love it! I'll bet you will too!Nov 14, 2018 22:47
Upgrade office supplies with this HP LaserJet Pro printer. Its compact size easily fits into offices where space is a premium, and the HP Smart app boosts productivity by letting you scan, print and order supplies through compatible smartphones. This HP LaserJet Pro printer creates up to 19 pages per minute so you can complete tasks quickly.Prints up to 19 ISO ppm* in black
Fast and compact wireless multi-function laser printer. It is easy to print from with Apple iOS, Apple OS X, and Windows 10. The scanner works with Windows 10 over wireless. Only thing to note is that the printed paper has a curl to it.Jan 30, 2021 16:03
It may be on the small side, but it does everything it’s supposed to, at an affordable price. Nice quality printing, easy to setup and use wirelessly. Prints from my phone just as easy from my laptop. Need to make a copy or scan something no problem, easy peasy! Oh, did I mention that it comes with a toner cartridge that’s a sample but you can print like 500 sheets or more! HP has got your back if you should have any questions or not sure how to use a certain function. HP is just a click away to set things straight.Aug 06, 2021 16:34
Works great! I've been using this for about 2 weeks now and I haven't encountered any problems. Setup was easy as well. I was able to install the printer using the app they tell you to use and was able to install the printer without the app, so everything has been printing wirelessly, especially since I'm still working from home. I read that when some customers print, the paper would slide back into the paper tray. There's a little paper tray for the paper when you print. The ink they provided also has ink.May 03, 2021 15:15
I’m hoping eventually I’ll be able to us my Android phone and the HP printer app to direct the printer to copy or scan. My son came over and finally connected it to my WiFi. I thought about returning it but the next available laser jet printer was beyond my price range. Currently it prints a copy of the bottom half of the page on the bottom and top of the printed page. The copy posted had a riddle on the top of the page for my Grandson to practice cursive writing. Not certain how this option would ever be useful, but so far that’s the only way the laser jet has worked. If I can’t correct the issues soon it will be returned. I’d really Ike to have a printer that’s easy to use. The pages that have copied arrived amazingly fast and clear. Seems to be a great printer if it would just copy, print and scan the items needed.May 23, 2020 00:31
Awesome! It is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to use it. Excellent and fast. Reasonable priceAug 16, 2019 18:45
It over heats and glass broke on scanner within a week of having itFeb 01, 2020 04:18
Excellent little printer/all ion one! Nice size, quick and pretty quite. Easy set up and install and use, home office or personal. FYI - NOT color = B/W onlyApr 16, 2021 15:52
Have to be there to get the copies, otherwise the paper fall in to the paper to print and go to the printer again and again. Making a loop.Jul 15, 2019 17:50
Generate high-quality photos and documents with this Canon Pixma iX6820 8747B002 printer, which features up to 9600 x 2400 optimized dpi resolution for crisp, detailed prints. Built-in wireless and Ethernet networking offer flexible connectivity options.
Melissa, the department manager (amazing, knowledgeable, upbeat), showed us photos made with the printer and we were very impressed. I bought one for my office at school and liked it so much, we went back and bought another one for home use!Oct 06, 2017 23:10
I purchased this printer to replace a earlier generation HP medium format printer. I compared several Medium format brands and models. I read reviews and compared features. This printer has met or exceeded all of my expectations.
I am an Architect who frequently uses a 36"X24" format. I PDF my drawing files and then print them at 50% scale, resulting in an 18"X12" format. This size is much easier to take to meetings and is more convenient to keep around the office. This printer produces highly accurate prints with a mix of fine line work, screens, graytone, halftone and full color images all on one sheet.
The output speed is very good. I have produced several full color glossy prints which are well rendered and have very good color reproduction. Excellent covers for reports and marketing materials.
The machine is normally displayed in the closed position. During operation the rear (input) tray will need to be extended and the front (output) tray will need to be extended. Opening the trays during printing will require a space of about 10"-12" behind the printer and 8"-10" in front of the paper. When finished simply fold in the trays and the printer is very compact and attractive. I keep my unit closed when it is not in operation to keep out dust and foreign objects.
Overall I give the printer 5 stars.Mar 16, 2017 08:54
After many years of buying Epson or HP printers, I finally tried a Canon iP5000. I LOVED it. When it died abruptly, I was up the proverbial creek. I tried to go inexpensive and bought a Canon iP7220. I do NOT need or want an "all-in-one" but I do want/need a printer that, on occasion, can do a quality photo. The iP7220 would NOT print an envelope correctly no matter what I tried; it also has other failings like a tiny paper drawer. I returned it and bought this model at approximately 2.5 x the cost. The iX6820 has the rear paper feed that I prefer and will hold, I think, up to 250 sheets in reserve. I am TROUBLED by the way you print envelopes, but it appears to be fairly standard these days. You must REMOVE all the paper in the feed slot. Insert the envelope in the feeder more or less centered. MOVE the paper alignment holders to center the envelope and print. THEN you must realign the paper guides and reload your regular paper. WHAT A PIA!
Once we got the printer installed on my wife's laptop and signed into our house wifi (this took a bit of doing), it works beautifully in wireless mode!
I can't tell if this one sucks up ink quite yet. I will revise my review when I have some observations on that subject.
I understand that this printer WILL accommodate 11x14 or larger photo paper. That is an exciting possibility!
Note that this printer has a large footprint.Jun 24, 2016 21:05
Nice and relatively inexpensive large format printer. Prints are excellent (both photos and graphical art) whether using photo paper or other type of paper.
There are some peculiarities in the software. For instance it can do 13 x 19 inch borderless but only in iOS (don't know about Android) not MacOS or Linux. In a Mac or Linux you have to make 13x19 a custom setting but will not do borderless. There are other oddities like that but you have to work around them.
It is a little slow but I don't mind as I only use it for the larger prints. It has 5 ink cartridges that you can replace one at a time which is nice.
Be aware this is only a printer (no scanning or faxing).
Overall I'm pleased with the purchase.Oct 13, 2021 15:27
seems to work just as good as my IP8720. Just hope it last a little longer. The IP8720 died at just over two years and the only thing the customer service guys could suggest was to replace it when the print head gave errors. We shall see what happens. If it lasts no longer, I will go with the Epsom printer line.Sep 24, 2021 16:47
Bought this printer as an upgrade for my etsy shop. Overall the quality is great but if you want something that’s really crisp and clear spend the money for the pixma pro. I’ve cleaned the ink cartridge areas and everything and I still get lines on my darker color prints. It could’ve had a screen built onto it somewhere. The WiFi is very hard to connect to since you’re going off pressing a button and hoping it connects to your computer. Very heavy and large. Decent printer for the price though.Sep 25, 2020 23:47
I've only had this for a couple weeks, but so far I'm very happy. I print inject decals for my business, so it's important to have the crispest images and the truest colors I can get.
My previous printer was an Epson, but on recommendation from a photographer friend I opted for a Canon PIXMA. I love the wider format and the fact that I have fewer ink cartridge colors to buy.Aug 13, 2021 16:19
great printer once it was set up. set up was a bit challenging but once done i couldn't be happier, i printing on 110lb card stock and it works perfectly. now i only print 1 page at a time. i dont want to take a chance of causing a jam. oh i have an hp7100 series and this printer is better, but i cant use it for copying but hp software stinks so for printing canon way to go.Dec 18, 2020 17:55
Winning in business means working smarter. This HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw is designed to let you focus your time where it's most effective, helping you grow your business and staying ahead of the competition.Prints up to 38 ISO ppm* in black
Having a vast amount of experience with HP printing devices over the years, I can confidently state that potential purchasers should try to avoid this product for a while. HP is known for clunky software/firmware implementation and there are vast resources available which can be read online & support this historical context.
Immediately upon setting up my printer, I went through the steps of installing the various software packages available on their support website. There's what is called a "Full" package, there are "Universal" and "Basic" driver packages as well. HP installation routines will commonly crash or become stuck with no apparent reason. To compound the issues further - that I faced - the internal printing mechanism produced some horrendous sounds when it went through it's initial 'power-up' sequences for the very first time. I heard what sounded like some extreme mechanical collisions or slamming.
Once I ran through several install/uninstall attempts I was finally able to get the printer to work properly utilizing the "Universal" driver package. Printing, scanning, copying and communication to the MFP's internal configuration all appeared somewhat normal. I did perform a firmware update along the way but this new firmware didn't fix any of the error codes I experienced.
When I queried the "event log" of the printer (through an Ethernet connection), I discovered critical failure notifications. I've attached the screen shot of what I first observed. I also receive consistent error messages that the printer is out-of-paper at the end of print jobs. Something is terribly amiss here. I've attached a screen capture of that as well.
HP Smart is an application that will automatically install in the background of a Windows 10 machine, and this software will not only provide error messages and configuration settings - but it also links into something called the HP print & scan doctor. Essentially a self help diagnostic app. The HP Smart app is a prime mover in the popping up 'out-of-paper' notifications in the Win 10 notification tray.
I do have some good things to say about this printer.
It's faster than the M426 generation and looks to employ more power saving and toner saving feature controls than it's predecessors. Perceived sound can be highly subjective but my particular unit seems much louder than older HP MFP's I've used. Perhaps this is related to some internal, mechanical issues.
Faster and noticeably more precise toner application - translated - clearer printing.
Compact in overall size & work space footprint.
Poor software implementation and a tedious installation experience.
Louder in operation.
False positives with the consistent, out of paper error messages.
Prone to "Fuser Drive (internal hardware) 50.04.00 Errors".
I can not recommend the HP - LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw printer at the present time.Jul 19, 2019 12:19
First off, I love HP and its products. They are usually dependable and this one was no different. From the purchase to the setup (of course, I casually glanced at the directions), it only took 10 minutes to have it up and running. I was printing pages shortly after that. I love that it can scan, fax, and read from a USB thumbdrive. It was an upgrade from a previous HP that I had and I could not be happier. I love the sleek design and simple "footprint" that it has... it can set anywhere in a smaller apartment or in a corner of a home office. HP (so far) has proven to be a sturdy, reliable, and affordable option to home printing. Enjoy it.Mar 08, 2021 09:03
I purchased this for a laser-foil process. I can print almost any design on some papers and leather and then laminate foil onto the design.Aug 08, 2020 02:47
This was the one and only printer I wanted
Best Buy had with a good price.Feb 06, 2021 07:55
The LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw is surprisingly compact for being capable of so much. I was expecting a huge box, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the small footprint. Setup was easy. I used the printer's touchscreen to set up a wifi connection (a USB connection could also be used). It connected easily to my internet, and my mobile devices saw it immediately as a printer on the network. I printed documents from an iPad and an Android phone, and that was before I did the PC setup! Loved the connectivity. There is an option if you are an IT person and want to set the printer up for an office environment to do so. Since I am using this in my personal office, I did not try setting up the office environment option.
I went to HP's site and downloaded the PC software, including the scanning tool. What's great about this, the printer can scan two-sided documents via the auto-feeder and send them to any computer that you have the scanning software installed on, as well as handheld devices. I tried this with several documents, and only had one glitch where I had to power the printer off and then back on because the scanner locked up. The restart corrected the issue, and I haven't had one since.
I love the fact that this unit can print two-sided copies as fast as other units I have had that only print one side. I printed a 17-page peer-review on leadership studies in less than 7 seconds (double-sided). Simply impressive! Print quality was outstanding. I had several other folks send docs to be printed. Both the Macs and the Windows PC's we tested found the printer on my network immediately and printed to it without having to do anything special.
I tested the fax component of the machine (yes, people do still actually use those...) by faxing a 6-page document to my workplace fax machine and then back. No issues getting dial-tone, no issues sending the fax, and I set it up to print me a success page after it was sent.
In an office environment, or even if you need a high-speed, quality printer at home to scan, fax and print double-sided black and white copies, you can't do much better than this HP. I can't think of an all-in-one printer that I have liked as much as this one, thus the 5-star review. Highly recommended!Jul 15, 2019 17:08
HP is my go-to company for printers, and sometimes, scanners. The MFP M428fdw is a fast, very good quality printer, scanner and fax machine. I didn’t test the fax because...who is faxing?
The build quality is high and it seems robust enough for home, SoHo and small office environments.
Scanning and printing are fast, with very good quality.
Downsides? The app you download has struggled with connectivity for me. This may not be the same for you, depending on your WiFi and OS situation. I’m running Windows 10 Pro over a WiFi sub network of our core Ethernet network.
The unit is attractive, quick, quiet and I’m not raving about it, but I will recommend the product.Aug 10, 2019 01:36
This is a great printer and scanner. The HP Smart App works perfectly with this printer and I love scanning things to my phone using the app.
It is black and white only and the paper tray is letter only (you have to manually feed longer sheets). I also had issues with scale when printing from my phone using the native Apple print function (easily fixed by printing from the HP app).
This printer is very compact for everything it does. It has a slower quiet mode, but it is already much quieter than my other printer in normal mode. It also is very nice looking and I had no issues with using the touch screen.
A USB cable is included and a phone line for the fax. I didn’t need them thanks to being able to print wirelessly and scan using my phone. It also has a USB port for a thumbdrive.
I would definitely recommend this multifunction printer based on the app and ease of use.Jul 21, 2019 23:23
I've been looking for a laser printer that would not break the bank for lots of printing on a small home office. Finally found it!
Box was a little heavy, but the printer feels compact and solid. It has a scanner, printer fax. They even included the necessary toner to start printing. Setup was easy. Make sure you have an internet connection, because the software has to be downloaded. But after doing so, the install was easy, I was able to set it up with my wifi network and now I can print from anywhere.
Print quality is great, as expected from a laser printer and fast. I just looked around and the replacement toners are around $59 to $79, but they last long. The LCD screen was big and easy to read, even for my aging eyes!
I highly recommend this all in one for anyone with a small office/home office!Jul 18, 2019 14:25
Upgrade your home office equipment with this HP Envy all-in-one printer. Its dual-band Wi-Fi support lets you print sharp, borderless photos directly from your mobile device, and the 2.7-inch color touch screen lets you configure options for printing, scanning and copying. This HP Envy all-in-one printer increases productivity as it delivers 14 ppm of black and white documents.
This printer is great for everyday print jobs, as well as beautiful pics!
The only reason I did not shoot for 5 stars is due to the wifi connection when printing from your phone. Similar to most printers, if your lockscreen display times out prior to the printer receiving the print job, you will be disappointed to find that the printer will still pick up the job and print out the incomplete photo with gray ink! You can waste a ton if you make this mistake often! -Make sure to keep your backlight lit until your phone reads "job received" to avoid this. Otherwise, the printer does its job just perfectly!!!Feb 12, 2021 16:11
**This printer was provided for an early review, thus as of the time of this review, some features may not work as it should.
The Envy Photo 7155 lives up to its name, as your typical prints on paper will likely be envious of their photo counterparts, as they look much worse. As I’m told, this printer is optimized for photo prints, which turned out vibrant and crisp, but when printing on paper, the results are subpar with lines evenly spaced out throughout the print. There are ways to workaround that (described below), but you shouldn’t have to do it. Black and white texts prints are fast and sharp. Scanning speed is decent, but lacks all but basic post processing. You have two choices of software, HP Smart app or HP Print Assistant, each with their own quirks. I prefer the HP Print since it has more options for scanning. The other issues I’ve had with this printer is that it’s quite loud, shakes, and have a terrible touchscreen. It uses a tri-color cartridge, which will likely end up with one color running out first. IMO, a specialized printer that can’t do basic printing isn’t going to cut it, especially at this price point. Even my cheaper, 7 year old Epson printer outperforms this printer in almost every way.
-Text prints fast and clear
-Photo prints looks great
-Scan is decent
-Design is nice
-Prints on plain paper have lines throughout.
-Loud and shakes while printing
-Touch screen is small and unresponsive
-Uses single cartridge for 3 colors
-Post scan correction is lacking
Out of the box, the printer looked nice. It has the same color scheme as my HP Spectre laptop, which I appreciated. After powering it on, I was prompted to download the app to set up the printer. I ran into my first problem in that it didn’t detect my printer and I had to set it up manually using the printer’s screen. Not a big deal, it’s a few simple steps to setup the network, but the 2 inch touch screen is just awful to use. It’s so unresponsive to touch and scroll that it feels like using an old touch screen device from 10 years ago! After detecting my printer, I had a choice of either downloading the HP Smart app from the Microsoft store, just software and drivers, or just drivers for basic functions. First I installed the Smart app. The app allowed me to print either documents or photos, scan, and run maintenance and printer reports. I thought the app was too simple, especially for the scan option. I downloaded the HP Printer software and driver instead, and that gave me more options to play around with. Great, printer setup and ready to use.
Printing, scanning, and copying:
This printer is quite loud, making a lot of clicking and grinding sounds during operation. It also shakes badly while printing. Better to have a sturdy table or stand because this will shake the whole table like a mini earthquake. I had this on the same table as my desktop and immediately moved it.
As the name implies, this printer’s strong point is that it’s optimized to print photos, and on that it met my expectations. A 4x6 printed relatively quick, and looks more vibrant and sharper than my previous printer, but it doesn’t have the same sheen. Darker colors will have a matte finish which is very noticeable in the light. I wouldn’t call it studio quality, but it’s passable.
Now we get to my biggest issue with this, the printing on “plain paper.” When doing so, I would get equally spaced lines. If printing big blocks of color, these lines are even more noticeable. It looked as if the printhead was defective, but after changing them out, I still got the same results. The workaround is that I have to set it to best quality and choose a different paper type from within the printer settings. Doesn’t matter which one, as long as it’s not “plain paper.” However this will waste more ink and may over saturate the paper. I’m told that this is typical for this line of printers. On the other hand, text prints out fast and clear.
Scanning takes about 15 seconds, but afterwards, the image processing were very limited with the only options to adjust are rotation, brightness, contrasts, and midtones. Without correction, scans tends to be faded and washed out. The auto exposure option didn’t look great either. My old Epson has a much better software for their scans.
Copying has the same line issue as with printing on paper. It takes a bit longer than a typical copier. Black and white looks about as what you would get from a Xerox, while colors will look like a typical printout.
*I’ve attached some printouts that I scanned back in. Notice the white lines every ¾ in. The scans are faded, but it’s more prominent in the actual prints.
If you need an all-in-one printer, I can’t fully recommend this printer. It does one thing well, while lacking in the rest. Maybe if you only print photos, but even then there are other printers that can do that while being able to print nice color prints as well.Aug 16, 2017 23:37
Out of the box it took me approximately thirty minutes to set-up and download the printer software. Included with the printer is a six-foot,120v power cord, User Set-Up and Connection Guide, two (first-use) printing cartridges (*64 tri-color and *64 black), and five HP (4” x 6”) glossy photo papers. After connecting the printer directly to my laptop using Wi-Fi Direct (not through my network router) I selected five of my favorite pictures for photo printing. I anxiously waited as the printer queued-up. But, it only took about ninety seconds to print each 4” x 6” glossy photo. The professional quality of each printed photo, rich color, and striking detail blew me away. WoW!
Hardware and Software Features of the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO:
Two paper trays – one dedicated photo (top) and one for documents or large photos (bottom).
* Through the HP App you choose which paper tray and size to use.
* Photo tray is designed for three sizes, 4” x 5”, 4” x 6”, and 5” x 7”.
* Document tray accepts both 8 1/2” x 11” printing and, or, large photo paper, and standard A4 envelopes.
Duplexer – Allows for two sided printing and copying to save paper.
* I can select this option through the HP software on my laptop, or, my mobile devices, smartphone or tablet, or, using the touchscreen display window on the printer.
USB Port – On back of unit adjacent to the power plug is a USB Type 'B' Port.
* To connect your device, you will need a USB Type 'A' to Type 'B' cable (not furnished)
SD Card Slot – On front left of unit located in a compartment with round door.
* Accepts both SDHC or SDXC memory cards.
* I can view photos or documents directly from my SD card and print from the touchscreen display window.
Touchscreen Color Display Window – Touch for basic menu options, Copy, Scan, Photo.
* Scroll down each menu item for choices, selection, and details.
* Has touch and illuminated Home, Help, and Return buttons.
* Help has many useful 'How To Videos', Tips, Product Tour and Printer Information.
* Swipe down from top of display window to open your Dashboard.
* Here are Icons for Settings, Wireless Status and Connections, HP E-Print Set-Up for mobile devices, Wi-Fi Direct Status and Set-Up, Estimated Ink Cartridge Levels, and Environmental Settings as this HP ENVY Photo 7155 Printer is Energy Star Compliant (sleep time, one/two sided copies, etc.).
Wireless Connectivity – Printer is dual radio band, 2.4 GHz and 5 Hz, for home network.
* Wi-Fi home network connection allows for Internet access so I can print anything from Internet sites both social and educational, and from any location I am at.
* Bluetooth for printing directly from my smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices.
* Printing, copying, and scanning can all be initiated from the HP software over Wi-Fi home network.
* Wi-Fi Direct allows me to connect up to five specified devices without going through home network router for more 'family-control' purposes.
Scanner – Using the HP downloaded software I can scan documents or photos easily.
* I can scan using my computer, tablet, or smartphone, or, from an SD memory card.
* Once I scan a document I can send it as an e-mail attachment or file it for later use.
Printing – Super sharp color photos from PC, smartphone, or other mobile devices.
* Laser-like caliber printing from black cartridge ink. The HP software allow you to set the quality, and, or greyscale, number of copies, etc.
* TIP: Use quality printing and photo paper for best results – color pics printed out on the furnished, glossy, photo paper are spectacular.
Illuminated On/Off Button – At left front of unit. Shuts unit off and wakes from sleep.
* Printer automatically awakes from sleep-mode when printing task is in its queue.
HP Software – Available for download at 123.hp.com or Apple Store.
* For all mobile devices use HP ePrint for Android and IOS, Air Print.
After using the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO, daily, for over a week, I am convinced that this printer is probably one of the most versatile you can buy for home network use at its price point. For me the best attributes are the Wi-Fi Direct connections and the double-sided copying. In the Wi-Fi Direct options in the Dashboard I changed the settings from 'automatic' to 'manual', which allows me to use a special password (no one else knows) to access this printer. I did this to keep my kids from printing numerous photos. I already have a Wi-Fi home network, laserjet (black ink, cartridge only printer). My kids would use all of my glossy photo paper and tri-color ink cartridge up in one day without this extra protection over my regular, Wi-Fi home network. I am still on Wi-Fi, just don't go through my home network router. I am no longer King-Of-My-Castle, but definitely King-Of-My-Printer. WooHoo!
I highly recommend this feature-packed printer and especially for all its versatility for home use. It is an easy learning curve, and, fairly simple to operate. The Product Demo and 'How To Videos' gives me a visual Users' Manual on the printer that I can access anytime. Classes resume shortly, this would make a great gift for any college or serious high school student. It also is an outstanding purchase for anyone, who loves high quality photos, Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.Aug 17, 2017 17:55
This all in one printer wifi setup allows me to do everything without having a cord to a computer and for me it works great,mind you I am not using it for much more than basic things but it works great for me two thumbs up,also makes for a great stand lolApr 16, 2020 11:12
I really like this printer. It's well made, simple to set up and easily controlled via the HP Smart app. You can even control your printer from Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant or use AirPrint or Google Assistant capable, to easily print from your mobile device. And with the HP Smart App, you can print from literally any place you have access to Wifi. Flexibility is the name of game here.
In terms of capability, you can print up to 14 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 9 ppm in color with up to 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution. HP makes getting printer cartridges beyond easy, by letting you sign up for Instant Ink, a reasonably priced monthly payment plan, which monitors the ink levels automatically for and when you need new cartridges, they simply ship them to you. I did the math and found the monthly cost is less than buying printer cartridges in-store.
The paper tray stores up to 125 sheets of paper and it has a separate tray for photo paper. On the side of the printer is a door which swings open where you'll find a built-in memory card slot and USB 2.0 port to simply plug in a memory card, USB drive camera or other device to print directly from. Photo printing is terrific.
The printer is duplex capable, so you can direct your printouts to print on both sides of a single page of paper. You also have a simple to use Flatbed scanner with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi optical resolution and for clear copies, you get up to 600 x 600 dpi in color and 300 x 300 dpi in black.
Setup of the printer couldn't be easier. Download the HP Smart App to your mobile device and also get it from the Microsoft Store for your computer. Create an account sing in and then the app finds the printer and connects it to your home network automatically. On your computer, the HP Smart App will download all the printer drivers for you and add an icon on your desktop to manage the printer functions. It takes literally minutes and is so simple all the around.
You can control the printer via the front panel 2.65" CGD (color graphics display) touch screen, to print, store files and access business apps directly from the printer.
We've had the printer now for a few weeks and it's been spot on reliable. If there was one thing I would change it would be to have automated the slide out tray which your prints rest on (so they don't fall on the floor). Since I print from home, office and just about anywhere, the little tray needs to be out all the time, or you'll come home and find your printed pages on the floor. Since the location of the printer in my home is deep enough, it's not an issue, but the much older printer we had which this HP Printer replaced had a tray which popped out automatically when you printed something. If this is the only thing I can find to complain about, I'd say it's very minor as overall, the printer is excellent and should stand the test of time.
All in all, this is a great printer, with terrific and easy to use controls and as you would expect from HP, the print quality is excellent. Add in the Instant Ink program and this couldn't be simpler to keep going.Jun 12, 2020 19:40
Up grade from what I had. I'm an HP only person. Excellent product.Mar 22, 2020 16:50
The printer is the best ,the staff at Best are the best to work withApr 10, 2020 18:52
Please beware that I am not able to give a full review because of the cartridge error.
First off, (I am not fully sure if this is the problem) make sure that that the setup is completed before putting in the cartridges. Also, make sure the cartridges included in the box state Start Up; make sure you have your phone available to download the app, HP Smart. This will assist you in connecting to the wifi and you can also print from the app.
Once you download the app, open, and have ready when you turn on the printer. When you turn on the printer, if your wifi has a password, the blue light will blink. You have to manually add the wifi on the app.
So because I have the cartridge error, I am unable to say how well the printer works using the app and the screen but I will say that printing is pretty fast and color is great. (I was able to print diagnostics and align the printer.)
I am still a huge fan of HP but I really hope that they get rid of the start up cartridges. I would buy again and I will be contacting HP to see if they are willing to send another set of start up cartridges or help me bypass the error message.Aug 20, 2017 21:08
Increase home office productivity with this HP ENVY all-in-one printer. It has a USB port and SD card slot for quick printing of colorful, borderless photos, and its dual-band Wi-Fi lets you print directly from your mobile device. The 2.7-inch touch screen of this HP ENVY all-in-one printer lets you configure options for printing, scanning, copying and faxing.
I got the HP ENVY Photo 7855 All-in-One Printer, and right out of the box, it comes with about (4) 4x6 photo papers and a black ink cartridge and a color ink cartridge. Eager to test out the true quality, I downloaded some very high definition jungle scene to show vibrant colors and sharp details. Oh it picked it up nicely, and didn't take as long as I thought it would.
The 8 1/2 x 11 paper tray doesn't hold many pages, but if this is ONLY for photos, then I don't need to store many in there.
It has many cool features, like print from SD card (which was very full and it wouldn't even pull up the photos from my DSLR camera. That's not very good. I was waiting and waiting and it never loaded. I tried to set up my email and have it scan and send to it, but I kept getting an error message "Server error: The printer could not connect to the web services. The server might be busy or temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."
My wifi was connected quickly, and was actually easy to set up. It connected to my phone via Bluetooth and it pulled the wifi connection settings that way. Pretty slick, actually. I am able to print from my phone, and grab image from Facebook. Very convenient. There is an HP app (HP Smart) on Google Play. That connects to the printer via WiFi or Bluetooth. I can also print to this printer from outside my house. Not sure how often I would, but I could print a photo and have it ready when I come home.
There are some apps like access to my Google Drive, within the printer, that you can use too. Unfortunately I couldn't connect to any.
The scanner was really good. I put in a store printed photo, and did a scan of it, and it turned out very nicely. In the glare of the photo, I could see different levels of black/grey in the inkjet printed photo vs the store printed photo, but I have never seen a photo inkjet printer not do that.
Overall, I was impressed. My specific printer has connection issues, but after trying it again several days later, still the same result. I'll have to exchange it for a different one, as I'm excited to use the apps and email myself scanned files.Aug 25, 2017 22:21
Bought this Printer to replace older HP Printer Compact light printer with desirable functions Document feeder for scans, Fax ability, easy to set and use Problems I have encountered in the first month are inconsistency of availability of scanner function via the smartapp Usually have to do a hard start by shutting off computer and printer before it connects When I use scan function via app frequently get a scanner unavailable notice Printing is still functionable so connection seems to be good When I finally am able to scan Normal scan takes over 1 minute per page! MUCH slower than older printer When I edit scans changes not changed consistently or changed incorrectly Scan examples pictures attached Usually takes several attempts to get desired editsOct 30, 2020 09:54
I love it! The first few months I get free ink per a certain amount of pages I print. I went ahead and opted in for the option of automatic mailed Ink when it senses the printer is low. Make sure you select the right option when printing your photo cause it sometimes defaults to the main tray. I use it even for documents, and regular work things. I am pleased with my purchase.Dec 30, 2019 18:04
I have not stopped using this thing since purchased!!! Best investment ever!!! As a writer and artist this unit has a everything you need to carry out your graphic design needs from printing pages and artwork to sending submissions and emails with attachments right from the scanner. On top of that, I had tons of pics I never had developed to put up on my walls. You should see my place now!! Labels, pictures, storyline breakdowns... Everything is fast and at your fingertips. You can hook it via WiFi to your phone, laptop, desktop... I even got it linked to my smart tvMay 10, 2021 15:23
I love this printer. Everything about it (almost). It is VERY efficient and can do almost anything. I love how i can scan something and just sent it to my email. Connects very easily with the touch screen. Surprisingly easy on the tiny screen. It has only 1 flaw which may be a flaw in other printers, who knows. If you do not use your ink that much (I do not) the ink cartridges tend to be spotty at times. Cleaning them through the printer helps and so does manually but it can be a real pain. If your an everyday printer type of person especially with pictures then this is your baby. If not, its still your baby but just a little more grown i guess lol. hope this helps.Sep 03, 2021 19:30
Love this printer. I actually purchased this to upgrade from the previous HP that I had.
Great printer. Also take advantage of the ink program. It worth it!Sep 21, 2019 09:22
I love it. Easy to set-up . coping is great, faxing is easy, the quality of the photo's is amazing.
My greatgranddaughter just had a baby. The photographer could not be in the hospital because of covid.
I made some photos and they came out great.Jul 10, 2020 16:58
I really like this printer
the only big problem is to upload and set the program in my laptop a real nightmareSep 27, 2019 17:04
With fast print speeds and precision two-sided printing, the HP LaserJet M209dwe is perfect for small businesses printing black & white forms, reports and business documents. It includes the HP+ Smart Printing System that keeps itself up to date, secure, and ready to print from virtually anywhere at any time. As part of the connected HP+ system, this printer only works with Original HP Toner and requires an HP account and internet connection.
HP LaserJet M209dwe is a wireless black-and-white laser printer that includes six months of toner through subscription with HP, and is priced at $150 from Best Buy. Features include a small footprint, up to 30 ppm, 600 dpi output, dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in duplexer, a monthly duty cycle of up to 20,000 pages and up to 150-sheet input tray.
**WHAT’S IN THE BOX**
• Printer, power cord, starter toner cartridge for up to about 700 pages
• Quick start guide, warranty
Like all modern name-brand printers, setup is simple and seamless across computers and mobile devices.
NOTE – This model does not include an ADF (Automatic Document Feeder). If needed, opt for the higher-level HP Printer with a 40-page ADF and the same 20,000 monthly duty cycle, LaserJet M234sdwe, $200.
Setup is through a smartphone (with downloaded HP Smart app). Printer sharing across the network and high-quality scanning is though the HP Smart app. Share to email, Google Drive, Dropbox or the cloud from anywhere where your device has signal.
Absent are a display and a glass platen on which to place documents for scanning and the ability to act as a copier. This is a PRINTER, not a copier, scanner or fax. More on this later.
Following the quick start, I added it to my Wi-Fi. Software found the printer, asked if I wanted to add it in my existing HP app and so on. To those new to HP, it will be just as simple.
All devices are now set up to access this new printer, allowing its placement in the most convenient location. Adding users is easy.
Amazon Alexa compatibility is also built in by launching the Alexa mobile app and linking the mobile HP app account.
For those without an existing HP account, the final step is to create one, including a credit card with billing information. Without it, the printer will not operate through the HP app nor will the owner be able to set up HP+ ink program.
Six months of free toner is available with activation of HP+. This requires a credit card and can be cancelled at any time. When the printer’s supplies monitor senses toner running low to about 20%, the user is automatically sent a free replacement cartridge based on printing up to 1500 pages per month. After the trial period, users are eligible to purchase genuine HP toner cartridges at up to 50% off retail cost, or cancel and find replacement toner without this program. Activation also includes a 2-year extended warranty.
**PUT TO THE TEST**
Once set up, and as expected, using this printer with its small footprint was a pleasure for everyone. From the time the print command was executed, the first sheet was produced in about 7 seconds from a cold start in sleep mode. Impressive. And it continued to crank out a series of double-sided 215-page tech manuals time after time. Now, THAT is impressive to watch.
I continued to print in an effort to deplete the starter toner cartridge, triggering automatic replacement. After almost nonstop printing a total of 878 pages, of which 437 were duplex sheets (found in the Web-based printer page), the printer triggered a replacement cartridge to be sent, for which we were notified by email.
Even without setting up the app, I was able to print from all our computers by adding this printer as any other would be added in settings. There was nothing to consciously download as both MacOS and Windows 10 had what was needed. The same was true when printing directly from mobile phones and iPad. From the pages I wanted to print, I did as always, sending selected pages to the printer and choosing one-sided or duplex.
I printed documents from Windows and Mac computers, Android and Apple iPhones, using the standard protocols as well as through the Alexa app on mobile devices.
For Android phones, this printer is also compatible with the Mopria protocols and app. Look up “Mopria Print Service” for more information.
Need to copy, then print documents? Use the HP mobile app or built-in scanning options on your phone, then print to the HP. As a workaround, it works! If you need to do a lot of scanning, get a dedicated document scanner, many of which do a better, faster job than any consumer or small business targeted all-in-one printer.
The HP Smart app is beautifully designed. From the main page, click Copy to use your smartphone camera to smart scan documents, auto-figuring borders, and then print. The Print Documents button pulls from the cloud or the phone, then prints. After setup, Mobile Fax provides in-app e-faxing right from your phone IF you have a phone line from which the document can show as the sender’s fax as I do. Camera Scan uses the smart phone camera to scan documents, or electronically scan existing files. And SO MUCH MORE.
We have placed it next to our larger HP All-In-One color inkjet printer where it is now the default household printer. The cost to print each black and white page compared with the cost of color printing on our other HP is relatively small.
Incredibly reasonably priced, HP LaserJet M209dwe is as easy to set up and use as any I have encountered and its speedy, crisp 600 dpi black and white output is as good as any I have seen at even twice the price. While it lacks some features as detailed above, most notably a display and ADF, these omissions are forgiven due to the low cost. Besides, the missing display is not needed because everything required for printing is in the app. From desktop computers, printing is by the same method as any other printer. Send the document to the printer and print. This little workhorse is small enough to fit where others will not. If you want a little printer that will exceed your expectations at its price, buy this HP.
HP two-year warranty.Apr 21, 2021 00:51
I own an HP InkJet printer and have always heard great things about laser printers. Not only do you get more prints out of them, but laser printers also print faster, produce sharper text, and you will not have to worry about ink drying out. As someone who usually only prints documents with text, this printer has been so far an excellent addition to my office.
In the box, you get the printer, the cover tray, reference guide, and warranty information. The printer is surprisingly small and light which is excellent to move around for areas with limited space. Set-up can be done by downloading the HP Smart app on your phone or computer. Then all you would need to do is follow the on-screen instructions to complete your set-up. I had everything set-up in less than 15 minutes! Both phone and PC applications had an easy-to-follow UI and seemed to integrate well with the printer.
Note that this printer only prints black and white. As someone who only prints documents with text, this printer was perfect for me. Laser printers tend to print sharper text, and I can first hand say this is true. All the documents I printed out had sharp and clear text which made them stand out much more. The printer also prints vastly quicker compared to my InkJet which is perfect when printing multiple documents. This printer prints up to 29 pages per minute!
This printer is also eligible for HP+. HP+ provides many benefits if you are printing daily. You get to enjoy an extra one year of extra warranty and 6 months of free toner. You can also save up to 50% off Instant Ink. Instant Ink delivers ink or toner to your door if your printer’s ink or toner is running low. You also get access to premium features in the HP smart app.
In conclusion, this printer has been an exceptional addition to my office. I print mostly text documents and my documents have never looked better. The printer doesn’t take up much space which is great for smaller areas! The only thing I would’ve liked included on this printer is a digital screen but at this price point, I don’t mind the buttons. If you are looking for a new black and white printer that prints at amazing speeds and prints clearer text, this HP printer may be for you.Apr 27, 2021 22:05
The HP Smart app was something you can get from the Microsoft Store, and install that way, so no need for a CD drive to install.
The instructions are pretty minimal, and shows some pictures of what to do, rather than a lengthy paragraph. Initial setup was slightly glitchy for me, and I had to unplug the printer and restart the process a couple times (including my computer), before both the computer & printer were able to recognize each other. This was in an office building, where we share the same wifi, which should not matter, but for whatever reason, the app and the printer were not recognizing the new printer. So if the app says it cannot find another printer, and you click the refresh button in the app when searching, restart your computer and printer. To get it to pair, you have to hold the wifi button and the X button until the lights illuminate, then it is in a pairing mode. If you click X or something else, the lights turn off, and you cannot get it to re-search for a network, as you must now unplug it and start over. It has dual-band WiFi with Self-Reset, so it is fast, once connected and will reconnect if issues arise with your router/wifi.
NOTE: Disconnect from any VPN that you may be on. It will not recognize the local wireless network if you are on a VPN. This was not my issue, but it does say this as a requirement.
The dimensions are 8” tall and 14” wide, and 16 ¾” deep (including the input paper tray.
This monochromatic (i.e. black/grey) printer is pretty quick, clear (600x600 resolution), and holds up to 150 pages to print on, but only holds 100 printed pages. Not sure why they did that, but 100 pages is still a lot of pages. I cant remember the last time I printed more than 100 pages without going to take them out of the printer. The 1st page takes 7 seconds to print (single sided). It is a really fast duplexing printer as well. My other canon printer takes longer to print than this one.
The toner says it will last for about 1500 pages per month. I have not hit that yet, but I believe they rate it on typical printing of word documents, and not large images. Once you are getting to 20% of black toner remaining, HP will automatically send you more ink/toner. That is actually pretty nice. You get the ink delivered for up to 50% less than retail price. So if you dread the “I have to spend a ton of money to buy more ink,” this will help on your budget and peace of mind. You have to add a credit card to enroll in the HP Instant Ink. This model is supposed to be using 20% less energy than the previous model, and more than prior models before that.
HP+ printer comes with a 6-month subscription of free toner with HP Instant ink, as well as a 2-yr extended HP warranty, after you activate an HP+ account. The account is required to be set up, before you can start printing anything. I wanted to do 4.5 stars because of the requirement for setting up an account, but I see the benefits of having the account, when it comes to the included additional features. I just wish it would not be required to register your information, if you don't want to, but if you ARE required to, in order to use the printer for what you bought it for. You cannot print a page until you register and set up an account. Yes, you get a free 6-mo ink subscription, but that should be an add-on feature, not a requirement. You also get 24 months of advanced HP Smart app features, as well as an additional 1-year of HP warranty. That 24 months includes the ability to send mobile faxing, which is kind nice if you are a newer business and don’t have a fax machine. No need to buy a fax machine if you have the HP App.
Printing from your phone is another option, using the HP Smart App. I have Google drive and Microsoft OneDrive, so I can open and print from my phone. What is a great freebie is the scan functionality in the HP Phone App. Google has a similar scan feature, but the HP Smart App has the ability to scan and send directly to the printer. It allows you to crop and skew the image, if you don’t take a picture directly flat/parallel to the item you are scanning. I can save it as a PDF or image, and it will auto/manually crop to the edge of the document. So scanning a signed document is quick and easy. The app allows you to email/save to cloud/etc once you scan it (take a photo of a document).
The HP LaserJet M209dwe uses an HP 134A Black Toner Cartridge. 1 is provided for you, in the box.May 25, 2021 11:52
Amazing printer/copy machine—an excellent basic small (home) office product. Like all other wireless capable smart featured HP printers, the HP Smart app is a requirement. Not only for connecting the printer the first time but also for its mobile features, especially with a printer like this that doesn’t offer a scanner. But once set up it seems to pop up as an active network printer on all my Windows computers. That said, the HP Smart app adds several camera scanning options such as mobile fax and camera scan.
Relatively easy setup. Pairing to a mobile phone/tablet Android or iOS is extremely straightforward and just works as long as you’re on the same network.
WiFi direct makes things far simpler as long as you are within the printers range. Just connect to its SSID using the pin it prints when you press the “!” button.
High quality speedy prints for every type of file. Document, web page, and pictures.
The paper tray comes with an odd 2 piece design. The top piece clips in and covers the top and sides while the back is left completely open. I thought enclosed trays were meant to keep dust out.Apr 30, 2021 10:23
HP - LaserJet M209dwe Wireless Black-and-White Laser Printer
I received this printer not sure whether I would like it or not. Well, if all needed to print was black and white documents I would give it ten stars. I do have a Multi Purpose Laser Printer that copies, scans and prints in color so the M209dwe is second string.
I have been using Laser Printers since the HP 2P or for approximately 20 years. The M209dwe is really a great printer and an exceptional value.
Very light weight - easy to move if needed
Very small footprint - doesn't need a lot space
Wireless - connects easily to the network
Fast Printer even when duplex printing
Not really anything
A side note
HP offers this printer with 6 months of printer toner. In doing so you have to have a HP account and HP seems to track pages printed. At the end of 6 months, HP begins its subscription service for toner which you select a plan when you install the printer. You can opt out of the prescription service before the 6 months, but once you do that the toner cartridge will discontinue working and you would have to purchase your own toner cartridge. Kind of quirky but depending on how much printing you do might dictate whether you would want to continue with the subscription. For myself, I doubt if my printing volume would be enough to justify the prescription. This subscription package should not stop anyone from buying this printer.Apr 26, 2021 19:12
This is a compact, beautiful, high print quality, fast, wireless, duplex home and office laser printer. Supports 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wifi. HP+ is very convenient because toner will be shipped to you on demand automatically and the cost depends on your printing volume. HP+ is not mandatory but with HP+, you get 2 years warranty and 6 months free printing up to 1500 pages per month during the 6 months. Every device printing to this printer must have HP Smart app installed, signed in and online. The app maybe occasionally slow however printing has no delay. It has the Require Private Pickup option where files will only be printed when the user confirms their proximity to the printer, very secured.May 01, 2021 17:32
I have been using Laser printers since the HP 2P, so I am guessing that's around 20 years. This printer is not my only Laser Printer. I also have a multi-function color laser that prints, copies and scans.
The M-209dw basically performs one function very well - it prints black and white documents.
Light - Small Footprint -Surprisingly Fast - Duplexes -
Has an Ethernet Port
The documentation is almost non-existent.
I have not found a USB port.
My final statement is about the 6 months free printing that HP states comes with this printer. It comes with an apparently special toner cartridge only works if you sign up for a toner plan. If you use this printer to print many pagers on a regular basis, it may pay off. When you register the printer, HP guides you to select a laser toner renewal subscription. You can opt out but the cartridge that comes with the printer stops working.
For me, this is new and I wouldn't let this stop me from buying the printer. If it was my only printer, I would be extremely satisfied with it and would have to evaluate the toner subscription plan,. Seeing that is a secondary printer, to belong to a toner subscription plan would not pay off for me. In either case, to use the printer you have to have an account with HP.Apr 26, 2021 12:16
The size of the printer is a winner. Small enough to store and use in tiny offices. Set up is really simple. Mostly plug and play
Wifi connection. App usage is strongly suggested. Black and white printers are great for simple prints and the printing is quick. The paper try hold a large amount of blank paper, so refills are far & few between. The ink cartridge is the only large thing about the printer but easy to remove & replace. Over all great compact printer with good printer quality.May 09, 2021 11:03
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e delivers increased productivity with fast speeds and custom mobile shortcuts. It includes the optional HP+ Smart Printing System that keeps itself up to date, secure, and ready to print from virtually anywhere at any time. Optional HP+ system requires an HP account, internet connection, and use of only Original HP Ink for the life of the printer.
Noticed a few reviews about paper jam errors during setup, this happened to me too and was about to return product. I finally discovered that the black wheels inside arrived at an angle. It seemed correct since they were tight however after some persistence to fix this error, they tell you to pull up the blue piece to check wheels for paper, while that is open, I managed to press the whole wheel mechanism down more into place so that the black wheels were no longer at a slant (mostly the right side was up too high.) They should be level along with the blue handle, which also arrived at a slant. Hope this helps the next person who encounters this problem on a new, out of the box printer.May 04, 2020 01:41
The printer connected to my network immediately. All devices sent print jobs with no issues. I also used the HP app to finish set up. Printing speed is decent. The email function works good. HP has also stepped up internal security for this printer for better performance. The touch screen is very nice, has good response to touch. There are audibles with different uses. The printer acknowledges when a sheet of paper is inserted into the auto feed and the touch screen responds. Color tone Is good, but not fantastic. I consider this to be more of a great office use printer. There is no SD card slot. It does have USB, Ethernet and Fax Ports. The paper feed tray works better than previous HP printers that I have owned. I would have preferred a more rounded edge designed housing, instead to me, It looks like a big square block and very heavy. Over all I think this is a very good printer, has been very reliable so far. HP offers 300 pages per month printing for the first few months at no charge when you sign up for the instant ink program where you choose a set price per month to receive ink as needed that will kick in when the initial period ends. I would recommend this especially if you need a work horse.May 26, 2019 21:47
Setup was relatively simple. Once you install the ink cartridges it will notify you that you need to install the HP Smart App to finish up. You can use your cell phone, tablet, or PC to do this. I used my Smartphone and it connected to the printer via Bluetooth and then I was able to setup the wireless from there along with everything else. It walks you through all the steps to finish up including a few optional ones. By doing this you also get a year extended warranty (for two years total) and you have 7 days to sign up for 6 months free of HP+. Which is a neat program explained below. Overall, I had no issues with this part of the setup or getting things to work.
I then tried to setup the printer to my PC and ran into some issues. Again, the application is required to get the printer to work which is a bit frustrating. The application had a hard time finding my printer and it wasn’t until I rebooted my printer that my PC was able to find it.
This printer is large, and you’d expect it to be heavy, but it isn’t. Which can be considered a pro or a con. The entire thing is made from plastic (for the most part). But I didn’t notice much creaking or issues and in general it feels solid and well built. The trays feel alright and I would prefer them to be a bit more solid and smooth. The touch screen works better than my previous printer and is a bit more intuitive, but I still think they could improve the OS to be better as it is still clunky and doesn’t feel like a modern device. But that is me being picky.
They report that it can print 20 pages per minute of normal documents and 10 pages per minute for colored documents. Scanning appeared to be quick. I don’t have a phone line, so I didn’t test the fax. The legibility of the text that is printed is an 8/10. Since it comes with multiple ink cartridges (blue, yellow, _, and black) the colors also look good. But I found that images had a bit of blur to them. This improved with higher quality paper. But if you are wanting amazingly crisp print jobs I’d keep looking. Overall, the performance is right where I’d expect for this price point. I didn’t find it too be too loud. There is also a quiet mode which takes longer to print but reduces overall noise.
You have 7 days to redeem 6 months free upon completion of setup. The maximum number of pages you can get per month during the free trial period is 700 pages. It allows you to choose a specific number of pages you plan to print each month and then charges you a set amount per month for it. Prices seem reasonable. If you don’t use all your pages, it can roll over into the next month. They only send out ink (with free shipping) when the printer itself registers it is low, so you are never out of ink. They also report that this is cheaper than buying retail ink and that it comes with more ink, so you refill less often. You can decide if that is just marketing or not. This entire service can be a pro or a con depending on how you feel about signing up for yet another monthly subscription to something. But I’d imagine if you are someone who prints a lot that this would be greatly appreciated, and you’d likely save money.
As indicative of the name it is an All-In-One Printer. Which means that you can print documents (1 sided automatically but 2-sided if chosen), scan documents, and fax documents (if you have a phone line connected). You can also print either from your PC or from your phone/tablet. I printed multiple things from my phone and PC without any issues.Apr 07, 2021 08:48
HP has changed style from the standard black All-in-One (AIO) printers to a three-tone color scheme of white, dark grey and light grey. The new décor is very pleasing to the eye, fits nicely in our son’s room.
The size is perfect for a home office or home print station (SOHO) compared to a large office AIO. The HP Officejet Pro 8025 is a very capable AIO as well, printing, copying, scanning and photo printing performed brilliantly for a package this size. The 8025 will perform well in a small office that has less demanding printing jobs. Have connected the printer to all our home devices and will use as a backup to our larger HP AIO office printer if needed.
Photo Printing knocked my socks off, lovely rich colors and definition of a ceremony picture we had taking of our kid. Very nice.
- Flip up design for easy viewing, nice.
- Bit small but adequate 2.7” Touchscreen.
- Easy navigation – full explanation on downloadable user guide.
- Tap on the “?” on the home screen will bring up a help screen which includes “How to Videos”, to cool.
- HP Smart assists you in the setup, scanning, printing, sharing, and managing the HP printer. Share documents and images simply through email, text messages, cloud and social media services, i.e. Google Drive, Facebook, iCloud, and Dropbox.
- Android app is full featured for printer management.
- Printing from Android, Chrome devices and iOS.
- Google drive printing - kid loves this feature for printing school projects/papers from home or school.
- Supports Print from Anywhere.
- Almost to simple to add to network. Windows 10 PC’s can scan the network and install printer and launch app if you want.
- Connections: 1 Ethernet; 1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n; 1 RJ-11 Fax.
- Was the simplest, easiest and quickest network setup of any printer I have used.
Full feature faxing (with contacts) scanning and copying capabilities.
Paper capacity is impressive for small office printer:
- Paper handling input, standard 225-sheet input tray, 35-sheet ADF
- Paper handling output, standard 60-sheet output tray
- Legal paper
- Photo papers
- Double sided duplexing
Monthly duty cycle 20,000 pages
4 print cartridges (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
The HP 8025 is rated with the best for cost of operation, that is Big Plus in a smaller footprint printer!
The HP Officejet Pro 8025 gives you the features and capabilities that are found in much larger AIO systems for less cost and fits nicely into any SOHO environment.May 26, 2019 16:54
I've been an HP printer fan for....well forever. My previous printer was the HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 - which has been a tried and true printer, scanner, copier and fax. However, with some updates to my desktop and laptop computers - I have had GREAT DIFFICULTY scanning to my PC from these older HP printers.
Enter the new HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. First thing I notice is the new printer is about 40% smaller. That helps on my desk space. Next, it is quieter than my previous model. Third, it's a new and modern (two tone) design. Fourth - it scanned to my PC on the first attempt, and worked flawlessly! That alone is the WINNING ticket!
So far - I'm very impressed and will be setting this as my default printer next week.May 16, 2019 22:37
Everything about this printer is an embarrassment for HP.
Physically, it is noticeably larger than HP printers with similar printing capabilities from years ago.
The paper tray is quite small (especially for business printing) and HP has redesigned how you load papers into the tray - it is wholly unintuitive.
Above the paper tray is an extending plastic platform designed to automatically reach out to catch your printed pages so that they don't shoot out onto your floor. Even when I printed the initial alignment page, this mechanism failed to engage.
There are no ports on this model for memory cards to print from. Admittedly, this is not being marketed as one of their photo printers but I don't understand how documents from memory cards are not part of office printing necessities.
During setup, this model immediately identified the included ink cartridges as official HP ink cartridges. A little bit of research alerted me that this printer will only accept genuine HP ink cartridges.
It will not allow you to print in black ink alone if your color cartridges are empty or are not installed.
Scanning, faxing, copying, and printing times are average. Nothing stellar. Document printing and color printing (including photo printing) are average. Nothing stellar.
What does work? Their instant ink program - an ink subscription service (their "Ink Of The Month" club). Everything about their service is well defined and clear.
But in an new printer era where they will need to compete with other printers with HUGE non-cartridge ink reservoirs, please take a look at the size of the cyan cartridge that fits this printer in the attached picture below.
For a machine that is clearly being marketed as a source of ink cartridge sales, you can find other models with more or better features for WAY less money.
There is no way that this can be an economical purchase for home or office.Apr 17, 2021 16:01
This is another great all in one from HP as far and performance. The only criticisms I have are that there was no clear direction to remove the tape over a very small symbol for wi-fi. Could not get the copier to work; the directions in the paperwork and online were useless and so I kept getting a general error message. Took me a long time to figure it out. Also, the model and serial number tag is SO SMALL, I couldn't read the information even with a magnifying glass. Took me several tries to get what I hope is the correction information. I have never had an HP product like that before, and I have had printers and computers!Jun 03, 2021 13:35
This printer after a year stopped printing in color and only now prints and copy in cyan and or red. Faulty multi printer/fax/scannerDec 12, 2020 14:18
Built to match the way you live and designed for use with the HP Smart app, Tango helps you stay a step ahead by connecting and printing from any device, anywhere.
HP Tango: I’m probably like a lot of people in the ways I use my printer. I often want to directly print from my phone/tablet. I don’t want to think about the process or whether the ink level is adequate. I want my recipes, or directions, or photos of my family . . . now. The HP is a success for me. It has SMART features (Voice Activation via Alexa/Google/Cortana, Print/Scan from anywhere), which I didn’t find necessary for my purpose, but you may find useful. In the final analysis, the HP manages to be sensible, practical, convenient, and attractive . . . all while generating great looking photos and documents.
SETUP: EASY. The directions are on one heavy stock card, and a (simple) 2 page brochure. Plug in, turn on, download the APP for your phone (Google or Apple) and the LED colors on the front of the Tango let you know where you are in the process. I also installed my printer on my MacBook Pro (OS10.13) with no difficulty. After I finished the printer prep, everything went well. Paper feed is the more reliable gravity feed, which should minimize paper jams or misses. I had one misfeed, and a printer icon notified me. The printer knew which page needed to be reprinted.
PRINTING: FLEXIBLE and RELIABLE. Printing from my phone was very simple. I chose the TANGO printer after selecting which picture I want printed. I EDIT (crop / color, etc) in my photo App first, before sending to the printer.
You can directly SELECT the TANGO printer or you can select HP SMART which gives you a few more printing controls. The former appears to default to your last print setting of copies, paper size, and B&W/color. HP SMART allows you to modify copies, print quality, grayscale, paper size. and paper type.
Photo printouts are fairly slow under BEST quality; standard paper (B&W) printouts are quite fast.
PHOTO QUALITY: VERY GOOD. The results are pretty, colorful, frameless (up to 5x7”) photos which looked like the quality my local photo processors (pharmacies/stores). However, I can go back and apply special effects, or crop more closely, or choose to print more . . . seeing the results immediately. I used heavier, high gloss print paper to get my best photo results. Even 8.5x11” color prints were bright, contrasty, and flawless using HP’s 3-color+black system. Be mindful of the resolution of your originals . . . blowups of low resolution images will soften. Can you get better color with more expensive, multicolor (5, 8,10) ink cartridge printers? Of course, but not at this price. The Tango is so easy and reliable, it is easy to get addicted to printing out your trips, your kids (and especially grandkids). Oh, and it prints out B&W documents, full color documents, with very nice and readable text.
COSTS: FLEXIBLE, maybe even a bargain. This brings us to the very interesting HP INSTANT INK supply options which help you ensure your printer is ready when you are. I’ll summarize here, and add that this is my first time seriously considering subscribing to an ink supply program. . . because it looks like it could save me money.
The PRINTING PLANS: Occasional Printer, $2.99/mo (50 pages/mo and you can roll over 50 pages ); Moderate printer, $4.99/mo (100 pages/mo and you can roll over 100 pages); Frequent printer, $9.99/mo (300 pages/mo and roll over 300 pages). But, prints UNDER 5x7” from mobile devices aren’t charged against your plan!!! Let me repeat . . Photo prints up to 5x7 inches printed from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet are free.
SUMMARY. HP is the sensible, convenient, compelling printer choice in the low priced ink-jet printer category. It’s even attractive in a modern, compact, non-techy way, so it fits into any home.Oct 04, 2018 11:44
The Tango printer is small with a very minimalist, clean-looking case. The only things in the box are the printer, ink cartridges, power cord.and 3 info. cards; a quick start guide, a guide to what the different-colored lights on the printer mean and setup info for the automatic ink ordering feature. There is no traditional software to load but you do have to install the HP Smart app on every device that you want to print from. At least I think so. The app guides the setup process. With the app installed I first opened an email on my iPhone and tried to print and it went right through. Next test was a word document on my PC. The computer couldn’t find the Tango even though they were on the same Wi-Fi network. I went to the Microsoft store and downloaded and installed the HP Smart app onto my PC and the document was able to print with no issues. It’s a bit annoying to have to use an app to access the printer settings but it’s the only way as there are no buttons on the Tango except for “power” and “WI-FI”. Not really a big deal, just different than I’m used to. Print quality is good and with the app installed on 2 iPhones, 3 iPads and 2 PC’s every device was able to print to the Tango. The Tango doesn’t have a scanner bed but you’re supposed to be able to scan by taking pictures of what you want to scan and sending it to the Tango, which then converts them to PDF but that’s not something I will do. I’ll stick with my dedicated scanner as there are better saving/formatting options available. I appreciate the size and look of the Tango and the app, while a tad inconvenient to install on ALL devices that will need printing capabilities, is simple to use and allows access to all settings and function options. It’s probably a good deal as the monthly charge seems very reasonable at $2.99 for 50 pages/month up to $9.99 for 300 pages/month but I declined to enter the Instant Ink program. I’ll buy ink as needed instead of a monthly subscription as my printing needs vary greatly from month to month. All in all, the Tango is a lot of printer in a small package and will certainly meet the needs of most home/home office users. 1 star off for no function buttons on the printer, app install on every device and lack of instructions. I know the instructions are available online and some users appreciate the app-only function control but call me old fashioned.Oct 04, 2018 17:58
I like the HP approach to make a printer that is basically made for portable devices. As everybody know now, most of us (people) are using portable devices (phones and tablets...) more than wired devices like desktops. Most of the time when you get one of these wifi enabled printer, you may still need the help of a computer to do most of the tasks (installations, management, ... etc) With this Tango printer from HP all the functions can be done easily using your portable device. I used my iPHone X to setup this one. The iOS recognized that I am trying to add a device to the network. It took care of it for me automatically. I didn't even had to enter my WiFi password or anything. After installing the app, I was able to check the printer status, change and modify the settings, print photos from my phone and also use some camera related functions like scanning and making copy. The file explorer for the printer can retrieve printable materials from your phone or from other on the cloud services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, ...) Printing speed was fairly fast (tried couple images) with very good quality on regular paper type. The good thing about this printer (I was surprised) that it also support Instant Ink program. I have another HP printer (Envy 4520) that I am using with Instant ink for years now. It helps not worrying about ordering/buying ink supplies.
I am not fan of Alexa, Siri or Google voice commands. I am kind of old school. I bet somebody would like to have this feature on their devices. I am sure I will be messing with them later this weekend. I like to be on the updated side.
In summary: Small package (acceptable size for a printer), nice design (user friendly), relatively a quite printing and fully compatible with mobile devices. Old style printers (not supporting mobile devices) will become obsolete soon I guess.
It would be perfect, for this Tango, if it was completely wireless... No power cord required unless for charging.Oct 04, 2018 12:19
HP - Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Printer is very easy setup. It came with printer, power card, one black and one color cartridges along with quick setup guides. I have downloaded HP smart app in app store and setup was done less than 5 mins. It automatically detected the printer and connected to home network quickly. After installing the cartridges, it automatically did the alignment. It was one of the smooth and best installation experience.
During setup, it will ask to sign up HP instant ink (two month free trial if you sign up during setup) with various monthly plan options starting as low as $2.99 per month with 50 pages. You can select the plan depending upon on number of prints per month. If ink is getting low, it automatically order the ink for you which is really convenient.
I like the compact size of this printer and it has very stylish look. The LED colors are very useful to indicate the status of printing. It also indicate if there is no paper in phone app as well on the printer. I have installed the software in my PC and able to print without any issues. If you print 5x7 photos, it is free and it does not count to your monthly page limit. I was able to print the document from google drive from phone.
The print results are really good and i did print a photo with the samples provided with printer. I was amazed with the quality of photo print. The Tango printer is very easy to use and very convenient to print from anywhere. This is one of the best printer i have ever owned. Please sign up for HP Instant ink and you will never worry about running out ink.
I highly recommend this printer for home and office use.Oct 08, 2018 22:34
This printer is THE college printer. I am a grad school student and have limited space, but need resources printed and this was PERFECT! and the price point was really good too!! I love the look and cleanliness of the printer, and i can’t even describe how easy it is to set up and use with the app. You can print, fax, scan documents all from your phone!! I definitely would recommend being gentle with it because I worry that one drop on the floor and it’s dead, but if you take good care of it, it seems to run really well!Sep 03, 2021 17:56
I have to say that my wife and I both LOVE this printer. It was extremely easy to set up and is so compact that we were able to put it down in an empty shelf in our reading room. However, it’s got an extremely handsome design that’s very minimal. Honestly, it’s so sleek that I’d almost prefer to have it sitting out somewhere since it’s so aesthetically pleasing.
Setup does require you to download the HP Smart app. However, once you’ve completed setup, you can delete the app and still use the printer through AirPrint on Apple devices. I can’t confirm whether or not that’s the case with Android devices.
I would highly highly recommmend this printer. We just got a much more expensive printer from a different brand that has been terribly unreliable (always loses connection with our network). This printer was a breath of fresh air. Good work HP.Oct 07, 2018 13:00
Wow! This smart printer is cutting edge, every single feature in it works perfectly. Compact size, paper tray, indication light, power brick is eleminated finally, printer app on smartphone is well created and responsive. I like the idea of being free of having my phone or tablet or computer connected to the same local wifi in order to order print and take advantage of features of the printer. HP came up with this smart compact printer to eliminate all the headache where I can print from anywhere at no limits. I tested it by turning off my wifi on my iPhone and select print from anywhere and just like that “done” magically and also I can scan documents or pictures from its application on smartphone that allows the smartphone camer to open up and do the scanning and send it to printer directly, Also I like the design of the app is friendly designed and easy to use. HP printer icon shows the status of where you are printing from whether its local wifi or cloud based “anywhere” so happy with this smarty printer.Oct 04, 2018 10:48
If you're looking for a small printer, that's semi-portable, prints great quality pictures and documents, and has a great app experience, buy this one!
I unboxing was an experience in itself. This printer is really nice looking, and is packed very well! It comes with two ink cartridges (black & color), and a bottom tray that stores the printed paper tray neatly underneath.
Setup was a breeze! All you need to do is install the HP app (scan the QR code on the inside of the box for a quick link launch), plug the printer in and power it on(don't need to have the cartridges in yet), and then connect the printers broadcasted WiFi connection (shows up as HP Tango and some numbers).
Once powered on, you'll see a nice light show from the LED lights hidden behind the front casing, and hear some light audible tones. The LED's won't blind you, and the tones aren't loud enough to be annoying, just sound like a relaxing chime (you just have to hear it).
If you have an iOS 12 (not sure about 11) device for the setup, your iPhone will actually walk you through the "Accessory Setup" and connect the printer to your WiFI network with a push of the button.
Once the accessory setup is done, you can use the HP App, hit "Add Printer" and it connects quickly! You can see the status of your printer, and adjust settings from within the app (such as renaming it). What I really liked, was when I launched Google Chrome browser on my Mac, it immediately identified that the printer was Google Cloud ready! When I confirmed my desire to register it, the printer printed an instruction sheet, and the panel on top of the printer began to display some indicator lights. You just have to tap the "i" button when prompted.
This printer was very well thought out and designed. It's one of the smallest, quickest, and nicest printers I've ever owned. It is just a printer, with a great experience, so don't expect to use it as an All In One. This is great for minimal documents, or avid photo printing!
If you're looking at this wondering, is it worth it! Yes it is!Oct 05, 2018 15:00
When you need a reliable, compact color inkjet printer with up to 1-year of ink in-box(1) to print, copy, scan and fax for your home, home office, schoolwork or small office, the Brother MFCJ4335DW INKvestment Tank all-in-one color inkjet printer is a great choice. It features versatile connection options, wireless printing and scanning(2), automatic duplex printing plus fast print and scan speeds. This feature-filled INKvestment Tank printer is supported by the free Brother Mobile Connect(3) App providing a convenient user interface that enables printing, scanning, copying and device management from your smartphone or tablet. There’s an up to 20-sheet automatic document feeder, bypass tray and 150-sheet capacity adjustable paper tray for letter or legal-size paper that offers paper handling versatility. Easily navigate to powerful features plus print-from and scan-to popular cloud services including Google Drive™, Dropbox, OneDrive and more(4), directly from the printer using the 1.8” color display. There’s never a need to stop and refill the internal ink; the reengineered INKvestment Tank cartridges hold more ink than traditional cartridges and automatically and continually supply ink to the tank for uninterrupted printing and convenience. And when a cartridge is empty, simply pop out the cartridge and plug in a front-loading plug-in replacement and get back to printing – no waiting and no mess. The MFC-J4335DW features the unique Brother Page Gauge(5), a visual, numerical way to know the amount of ink used, estimating the remaining page levels and amount of ink remaining to help take the guesswork out of when to replace ink. Works with Alexa; add voice control by combining with an Alexa device. It comes with a 2-Year Limited Warranty and At Your Side support for the life of the product.
Surprised with Brother again.
So I currently own their Laser Printer HL-L2360DW and have owned this for over 5 years now. Have gone through 2 toners and no problems yet. My old laser product has been discontinued BTW so that tells you how long I have had it.
So this MFC-J4335DW has initial likes with me. Set up was simple. I had an initial confusion with Wifi setup. But then again the instructions were not 100% clear here but I got past that. After that setup with mobile was a snap. Also note to Brother the product is not listed in the check box when registering the product probably because this is a brand new product and website my not be updated with their data base yet. So I picked a product number that fell between this one and it accepted it.
I really really like being able to scan to a cloud based site. I set up a junk user for all my family to scan their school and work stuff to and gave them access to it and it works great.... Scanning was nice. Easy mobile use.
I could not test the fax function. Not many folks use faxes anymore except for medical folks or medical related work.
Front panel button use was easy. Screen was easy to read and instructions were easy to follow as well.
Printing was pretty fast. The huge ink cartridges are a plus. Look at it. It's the size of my palm. Holy cow.
So going back to the my older laser printer. If Brother product stayed the same with the quality, I would think that this printer would stand the test of time as well.
Nicely done Brother. I would recommend this product for home work school use.May 14, 2021 19:29
I am very picky when it comes to printers in my home office, especially ink jet printers. This Brother MFCJ4335DW INKvestment Tank Inkjet printer is part of the long line of Brother printers with the new hybrid between standard ink cartridge system and a cartridge/onboard tank. This means that Brother INKvestment Tank printers have expanded ink capacity, therefore offering you more time printing before needing a refill.
I was impressed that although this is a good sized inkjet printer, it was light and not too heavy to move around on my home office. Set up was very simple with plug in, turn on, and follow the simple instructions. Installing the ink cartridges requires you to shake each one up first before installing them into their assigned slot. After ink installation was complete, you are instructed to printing up test pages, scanning the test page, and setting up the WiFi system. The MFCJ4335DW offers fax, scan, copy and web printing capability. The display and control center dominate the printing side of the printer. Here, you see the small LCD display (which also gives you an ink status!), device options, control pad and number keys. It is pretty straight forward, although I have not utilized the fax machine component yet. The right side of the control panel has a nice printing option feature of Stop/Exit, Black or Color.
Connecting this to my WiFi was very simple with the addition of the number pad. I also was able to connect my iPhone to the built in WiFi so that I could print directly onto here. The bottom of the printer has the printer tray as well as the print job tray. I was stunned at the quality of the prints, both color and bw. Equally impressing was when I was using this for single page and double-sided print jobs. It printed multiple pages of both single-sided and double-sided pages in remarkable times. As an inkjet printer, I didn’t see any streaks or noticeable smears. I do use 24lb bright printing paper for additional quality print jobs.
So far, I have found no issues or any area of concerns. This is a very capable and remarkable printer and I highly recommend it for anyone with home office needs or school needs due to distance learning.May 20, 2021 23:44
What is in the box.
1. Brother MFC-J4335 DW printer
2. LC406 Black ink cartridge
3. LC406 Yellow ink cartridge
4. LC406 Cyan ink cartridge
5. LC406 Magenta ink cartridge
6. Short telephone cable
7. Brochure for automatic ink replacement
8. Register your printer information
9. Limited Warranty guide
10. Reference Sheet
11. Quick Setup Guide
12. Product Safety Guide
1. Removed the shipping tape.
2. Loaded 150 sheets of paper
3. Shake the ink cartridge and install, take 4 minutes to fill tank.
4. Set date and time on display
5. Check Print Quality
6. Check Print alignment
Device setup, download from setup.Brother.Com
You can setup either by WiFi or USB wired.
What can the printer do.
Ink cartridges print pages 3,000 Black 1,500 Color Standard Capacity
6,000 Black 5,000 Color Extra Capacity
The print quality is excellent, print speed is good, make sure you have the page holder extended or else it will end up on the floor. The basic setup went off without a problem, just a little time consuming.
Making copies from the unit. Automatic duplexing is not available from the sheet feeder. You must insert the page on the glass then turn it over and re-insert it.
I did not test the fax part. No land line available at my location.
I rated this unit 4 stars because I could not find on the box or in the packaging information as to duty cycle, pages printed per minute, and the fact that it does not do automatic duplexing from the sheet feeder.
I would not recommend this unit to a small business. It is however well suited for a home/dorm printer.May 18, 2021 21:33
I'm really pleased with thisprinter's speed and design. It's like the ones at the work office, but great for my hoome office. easy to setup on my pc, once the wifi is connected, of course. Unfortunately, I'm still having issues connecting it to my phone and chromebooks. Everything is in a place where it's pretty accessible from my pcanyway. So that's really not much of a problem. The toner cartriges are easy to install and it is said that they should last about a year , but that's rwith moderate use. Scanning is quick and easy as well. With easy to read desplay and very accessible button layout there isn't a problem getting things done. From printing to scanning and even faxing , you can get it done with this $149.99 USD home office printer. If it were just a little easier to connect my other devices(phone/chromebook) I would give this a 5 star rating. But you can't go wrong with this affordable machine thatalso makes it a snap to get ink delivered on time, simply by signing up for the program. I do recommend this printer for you home offive use.May 16, 2021 19:07
I have had a printer that for some reason, my laptop refused to connect to. I was also always buying ink of one color or another.
This was super fast to set up and I was printing from my laptop right away. It connected to my wifi right quickly in a few simple steps
The colors are good, I can select black and white if needed to save on color ink.
They say the ink will last a year. We will see if that is true! I don't print daily or even weekly but it will be nice to know the ink is ready to go.May 22, 2021 14:09
All in all the experience i have had from this printers is on par with what i was expecting. The this printers does everything that i was expecting it to do, but in a much more compact design. Usually, all in ones seem to be bulky and almost too big to easily move around. This printer is everything but, quiet, compact and speedy. Set up was a breeze too and with its efficient ink management its bound to be a money saver in the long run. If you are looking for a middle of the road, all in one this printers is a must have for the price point due to its ease of set up, compactness and its ink efficiency.May 19, 2021 12:14
This printer is excellent, especially when you get tired of doing spontaneous frequent ink cartridge replacement. I have printed many pages so far, and there is still plenty of ink in the ink containers. After removing all shipping items from the printer, I plugged the printer and followed the simple instructions. I placed the ink containers in the printer and proceeded with downloading and installing the appropriate driver for this specific printer on the Brother website. The entire setup did not take more than 20 minutes, and I could also print from my mobile phone. I like the Brother Mobile Connect App that allows the users to print from anywhere with a mobile device. You can also use your phone to scan, copy and photograph prints. The print quality is very sharp, excellent color prints, and deep rich dark blacks. My wife uses the printer for last-minute print photos for her book collage projects; she loves how colorful the photo prints come out. Scanning is easy and quick with the front panel button. I do not have a landline at my office, so I can't comment on the fax feature. I am pleased with this printer's multi-functionality, print quality, sharp and clear prints, and impressive printing speed.May 21, 2021 14:31
I own 3 other Brother printers, so I thought getting this one up and running would be easy. I thought wrong. I open the box and found the Brother MFCJ4335DW INKvestment Tank Inkjet Printer, 4 starter ink cartridges (black, cyan, yellow, and magenta) and a power cord. I made room for the printer and got to installing. I installed my Android phone first via Wi-Fi. No big deal. I downloaded the app from the Play Store and installed the drivers. It saw the printer and connected. I loaded a PDF and printed it. I thought It was one page, but it said 1/1 and was 56 pages. I hit the stop/cancel button on the printer, and it quit printing and ejected the partially printed page. So that works, now for the PC. I figure it would be a breeze since the phone worked so quickly. I should have known better.
I used the provided link to download the full package software suite from the Brother website and installed it. Well, unzipped it and it started the installer. I got to where it asks if I want to install it via Wi-Fi or USB. I chose Wi-Fi and it couldn’t find the printer. I tried several times, then I tried a bunch more times with the USB cable attached when the software asked me to do so. Doing that allowed me to enter my Wi-Fi network information and then go right back to, can’t find the printer. After about an hour of this, I gave up. I came back in the morning with a fresh set of eyes and decided to search for the printer on the Brother website. I found it and downloaded the recommended full package as well as a tool called Wireless Setup Helper. I ran the helper and it didn’t see my Wi-Fi network. I tried it about 3 times and then it did. I left that open and ran the full package installer. Hey, what do you know, there’s my new printer without needing the USB cord attached? Just hit next it says. I do and then it finished. That took all of a few minutes and I was up and running. I fired up a PDF and sent it to the printer where it printed a color cover great.
What I like about the printer. It prints great. I like the LCD screen but know that it’s not touch. You need to use the direction keys next to the display. Installing the ink was a no-brainer and Brother didn’t attach a large plastic throw-away piece like many other manufacturers that I’ve used do, kudos Brother! The paper tray holds 150 sheets which works well for me, YMMV. I also like that it works with Windows and Mac, listing the latest versions, 7–10; server 2008-2019 and 11 respectively.
What I don’t like is the lack of a touchscreen. Using a keypad right next to the LCD is cumbersome. Where touchscreen allows you to read and go, using it as a guide allows for error and or trying to locate the button that corresponds with what the tiny screen is trying to instruct the user to do. Basically, it causes a loss of time and user frustration. Also, this unit doesn’t have a LAN port. It connects via USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi very well (once you get Wi-Fi installed), but no wired network connection.
So, this all in one does scan, copy, print, and fax (do people still fax???). It prints fast and very well. Color looked great on plain generic white inkjet paper. Brother offers the automatic ink service through what they call [email protected] Brotherrefreshink.com I do like the fact that unlike some of its competitors, Brother’s program is a pay-as-you-go service. Signing up is free. The box states up to 1 year of ink in-box, but I’ve yet to figure out if that means free ink for a year and if so, how do I enable that? As of this review, I’m unable to register the printer with my other Brother products as it’s too new and hasn’t been added to the drop-down menu. I’ve emailed a representative, but I haven’t received a reply as to when it will be available.
So, my opinion is: as usual I really like Brother printers. My history with them is that their ink is reasonable, and I don’t have to use 3rd party ink unless I choose to. I’d recommend this printer but know that you may run into some setup issues on a Windows PC, at least I did. But other than that, it works great. Oh, I forgot to mention, so here it is. The printer works with Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, OneNote, and Brother Cloud apps. It also scans to Office.May 25, 2021 16:33
For everyone in the family. For every device. Print, scan, and copy everyday documents, schoolwork, photos, and more. Set up and connect on any device with HP Smart app, and get self-healing Wi-Fi
You have to set up the printer’s internal WiFi to use it wirelessly, but the password is only found on a network sheet generated by the printer. The fact that you need that sheet is not included in the manual. I only found it by looking at the HP support site.
It isn’t really 2 years of free ink, either. It’s $120 toward their $5/month ink plan. Also not well explained.Mar 19, 2021 15:40
It's a really good deal. So far works perfectly.
I only wish the paper tray would hold more pages, like at least 250.Mar 07, 2021 21:31
Fairly easy set up (although the set up was easier with the USB cable than wireless). Simple to print and the photos it prints are great. Works wirelessly with the phone so you can print a photo directly from phone to printer. so far we like it.Dec 25, 2020 20:29
This was purchased as a replacement for my HP Envy 5530 when the scanner part died.
This one does not print on business size envelopes.
It has daily paper jams or tears the paper as it prints.
I am glad I bought the extended warranty from Best Buy, I will probably have to use it in the future.
Instead of HP focusing on beeps and lights, they should just have made a straightforward printer/scanner.Jan 05, 2021 07:19
A great printer easy to set up and the print quality is very good. the wifi makes it so convenientMay 19, 2021 13:12
I am very pleased with this printer. I use it along with my Cricut machine to print and cut stickers. I love the photos I print with it also.Jun 12, 2021 12:34
Love, love, love it. What more can I say. Check it out.May 27, 2021 12:11
It is great printer and scanner. Like that is is wifi. Can put it in different rooms of the houseFeb 07, 2021 13:33
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e delivers the fastest speeds, 500-sheet paper capacity, and up to 2x faster scan speeds. It includes the optional HP+ Smart Printing System that keeps itself up to date, secure, and ready to print from virtually anywhere at any time. Optional HP+ system requires an HP account, internet connection, and use of only Original HP Ink for the life of the printer.
I work out of a home office and, while I don't run through stacks of paper a month, I have periods where I need to print quite a bit in one go. More so, I have a need to scan stacks of documents regularly, so I find great use with document feeders. For my office needs I currently employ a HP OfficeJet 8600 Plus. Until I tested the OfficeJet Pro 9025.
First thing, out of the box, this printer is bright, bearing a slight resemblance to the 7000 series OfficeJets with a two-tone color scheme of white and grey. The middle of the body is white, capped off with a grey lower paper tray and grey document feeder on top. It's a much sharper appearance than the grey/brown of the 6000 and 8000 series printers. Additionally, the design language is much sharper and more modern, foregoing the rounded, sometimes "bubbly" design language of the 8000 series in favor of boxier lines and 90 degree angles. It's very square and rectangular, and even features a flat top to the document feeder, which has historically carried a more rounded apperance.
The new design language is very appealing, and seems more focused on function than form. It has a very purposeful, functional, and professional appearance to it. It also lends a more slimmed down look to the printer, which makes sense given that the overall box is indeed slimmed down by several inches. My 8600 was purchased because it supported fax, printing, scanning and copying, 2-sided printing, and a document feeder on top, but the machine is bulky and heavy. The 9025 manages to squeeze all this in to a smaller package, indicating some nice internal design efficiencies. While you don't move a printer around all that often once it's setup, moving between the 8600 Plus to the 9025 reveals quite a difference in weight.
In size, the 9025 is the same height as the 8600 Plus, but squeezes a second paper tray into that space, and maintaining the same capabilities with the document feeder. Front to back and side to side, however, the 9025 bests the 8600 Plus by quite a bit. My 8600 Plus shared a desktop with my photo printer, and had only 19.5" wide and 20.25" deep to fit in. Because of the printer size, it had to face perpendicular to my other printer, with the output tray kept in most of the time to avoid bumping it. The 9025 fits facing parallel to my other printer with room to spare, and even with the output tray adding 6" to the depth, only sticks out .375" at the front.
To accomplish this, it appears HP made some internal changes to the printer, stacking things a bit taller and further back in the box. The output tray sits a bit higher and a bit recessed into the case, and fits 2 paper trays beneath it compactly. The doc feeder on top also seems slimmed down a bit, allowing it to fit in the more compact design. The only issue I really have is with the power cord placement. If it were offset a bit, or even if HP included a right-angle cord, this printer could sit even further back.
I do believe some sacrifices were made to accomplish the smaller and lighter design, and after playing with it for about 2 weeks now, I think it's apparent in the feel of some of the materials.
First, the plastic on the 9025 feels more flexible and thinner than the 8600. When I open and close the doc feeder cover I feel like I am about to break it. This contrasts the 8600 which uses a latch to open and close, and feels better. Additionally, the overall feel of the 9025 is more plasticky than the 8600, and leads to some question of durability under heavier use or in environments with multiple people using it daily.
Second, the print head has a spongy and less reassuring feeling when inserting printer cartridges. With the 8600 there is a tactile feel to the cartridges clicking into place, letting you know they seated properly. With the 9025 I found myself checking the cartridge a couple times to make sure it was in all the way. They also made squeaky sounds when I inserted and removed them, and though that might go away with time, it has not yet.
They also sacrificed on the screen size with this model, opting for a smaller screen that is just over 1.5" tall and 2" wide, where the 8600 was about double the width. With all the features and apps being added to these printers, the screen size is really important, and I think this one is just too small for it's purpose. They also have a swipe down from the top feature to access settings and information, similar to a smart phone, and this menu is more challenging to read on the smaller screen. I do like the new mechanics for adjusting the screen angle, which doesn't require a button pinch of press, like my 8600, but I also believe this might be the reason for a little bit of movement when interacting with the screen. At first I thought there was a slight click action or sound when pressing a button on the screen, but it appears to just be the screen moving a bit under pressure.
Moving beyond the look and feel of the new printer, from a performance perspective it does very well. Setting it up out of the box was really easy, thanks to the HP Smart software guiding through setup. Additionally, you can use the HP Smart app on your phone to setup the printer via bluetooth. I did run into issues connecting to the printer from just under 6 feet away, and found it woked best standing 2 feet or less in front of it.
Once ink is inserted, the printer primes the cartridges, and I noticed it to be a bit quieter than the 8600 Plus, but also a bit higher pitched. My 8600 had a more mechanical sound to it when priming new cartridges, but I don't think this indicates any issues or performance problems.
What was indicative of a change, though, was the sound and action when the printer wakes to print. The 8600 makes a loud, mechanical sound when it wakes to warm up, and takes a noticeably longer amount of time than the 9025. In contrast, the 9025 is quick and relatively quiet when waking to copy or print. Additionally, the 9025 is quieter during normal operation as well, whether printing, scanning, or copying, even on the document feeder.
I found the print quality of the 9025 to be really good as well, providing crisp and clean colors, as well as sharp text, which my photo printer does not do so well with. I would still use my photo printer for high quality photo prints, since the color depth and quality of photos is great than the OfficeJet printers produce. That said, I have always found the OfficeJet printers to handle text prints very well, and the 9025 continues that trend. Running through a copy test, however, revealed some areas for improvement with the 9025. Using the standard HP test print, I copied on both the 8600 and 9025, and the 8600 seemed to provide a cleaner copy, producing sharper edges and slightly better color. Both printers struggled with the grey text at the base of the sheet, though, with the 8600 barely able to present something identifiable as text, and the 9025 providing only marginally better results. With the higher contrasting text both did fine, so it seems to be a struggle point with the lower contrast of the grey. 2 sided printing was also easy and clean, though speed of that did not seem noticeably faster than the 8600. I tried to capture some of the differences in print quality in one of the images I added, but it might be difficult to completely see them.
One BIG thing I have been avoiding with the HP printers is the subscription ink plan. My fluctuation in usage means it won't really benefit me, and I am also not a fan of subscription services tied to my daily business needs. The ink being delivered as needed with Instant Ink is a cool idea, but I don't like the idea of HP tracking what I print, or making it more difficult for me to print if I decide to use a 3rd party cartridge. I have also read some issues with customer service around the subscription, with people having difficulty canceling, or getting potentially overcharged due to peak printing periods. I did decide to sign up for a trial of it through the website, and while I can see my usage and plan info, I haven't used it enough in the past 2 weeks to be able to review the service yet.
Overall, I like this printer very much and am going to give it a shot as a daily replacement for my 8600 PLus, which is a big step for me. The compact size is a HUGE benefit for my office space, especially with it still including 2-sided printing, a doc feed, and the 2 paper trays. I wish the screen were about double the size, and I wish the feel of the plastic on it didn't feel as flexible or flimsy as it does. Because of those issues I want to drop half a star off the rating, but I still think this is a fine machine for someone who has a home business or work-from-home office that needs these features. Because I can't drop a half star, and I don't think it warrants 4 stars, I am leaving it as 5. It's fast, quiet, compact, light, and very functional, and I think it's definitely worth strong consideration.Mar 01, 2019 16:42
Printer came in to which I measure a 19x15x19 inch box, well padded and everything so the printer inside stays safe during transport.
Of course the printer outside the box itself, the footprint is 17” x 13”, and about 12” high I believe.
This printer is best if it’s sat on its own small table or perhaps on a dresser, or average nightstand. I have mines on the far left of my corner desk where my desktop computer is on and it barely fits; the upper shelving of my desk will get in the way when it comes to opening the scanner lid. I can remove the shelving or, set this elsewhere where there is room (like it’s own small table). Just be sure to have enough space. This is not your usual short or compact desk jet printer.
Of course I followed the instructions in the correct order; installing the ink was tricky. When opening the compartment door, and installing the ink, I made sure I pressed everything all the way in, and by the diagram there illustrates a click icon.
There wasn’t much of a noticeable click, but a soft one. Closed the compartment door, then I get an error of a “print head” missing and to correct or reinstall the ink.
I uninstalled and reinstalled twice, and finally got it to work.
I did all the setting up of the printer through the HP smart app, and everything works well and printed out a test page, and other stuff (resumes and coupons). Fine print quality and impressive overall over the previous older deskjet printer I have (which is also HP).
And I’m all printing wirelessly over WiFi. It’s visible on my phone, tablet, and desktop and laptop computer.
The paper loading tray is easy to use to reload paper, and I’m sure the ink will last longer through more printing until comes the time to replace.
I believe this HP printer is a great investment and, from a standpoint this looks to be an office machine, either good for work in an office setting or casual work done from home (homework, photos, etc).Feb 21, 2019 21:49
With a few exceptions, the Pro9025e is an excellent choice for printing, scanning, and copying. Except for one important function, it is the best OfficeJet I have seen from HP in quite a while. The merits and demerits are:
*SETUP: Once you have loaded the app onto your computer, setup should only take a few minutes. My experience, however, was not a positive one, and I believe it was due to a glitch in the software. Every time the setup process got to the point of connecting to my mesh wi-fi, setup failed because there was no place to enter my network password. No matter what I tried, the same result was experienced. About to lose my religion, I shut it down and walked away. The next day I tried again and had two failures. On the third attempt, the password entry page opened and then quickly went away. Another attempt got to the entry page and, thankfully, stayed on screen so I could enter the password. The ink cartridges loaded easily, and all was a go.
*PRINTING: Document printing is a breeze! Set your parameters, press print, and your document is ready in seconds. Quality is clear and clean. In addition, if you need two-sided printing, the Pro9025e handles that job like a champ. Ink is quick-dried, as it should be. In fact, it can print 2 sides in the time some other printers take to print one.
Photo printing is a different story. I have yet to find an All-in-One HP that prints photos well, and this one is awful. Prints are not sharp, there are broken white lines across photo, and very wet ink. I intended to scan and attach examples, but, after 24 hours, they are still wet. So, the attachments are photos of the printed wet photos. If, however, you have no plan to print photos, don’t let this issue deter you from considering this excellent printer for documents only.
*SCANNING: One of my peeves with HP all-in-ones previously is no duplex scanning, but the 9020e not only can duplex, but it is also much quicker than others that I have experience with. The first scan was a WOW moment. Great improvement HP!
*COPYING: Copies fast and well. Easy duplexing is another plus.
Apart from the awful photo printing, the 9025e is an excellent machine. With that caveat, I would recommend it.Apr 26, 2021 15:49
This HP printer is better than those tri color cartridges. More ink and faster printing. Double sided scan and print and also has fax. Bulk ink tank printers are great if you print constantly but most home users will experience clogged print heads.
For me this is the best choice for home and small office useOct 22, 2021 16:18
This purchase (OfficeJet Pro) fulfills my needs for quality printing and scanning. The blue-tooth technology not only provides ease of use but the convenience of printing from multiple devices.Nov 05, 2021 15:42
We already have a 90 series HP printer but we wanted one with more features as ours didn’t have automatic dual sided printing and scanning. Once we saw that HP had the 9025e with all the features we wanted we had to grab one.
The printer comes really well boxed sitting in cradled in Styrofoam corners. Once the top ones were removed it was simple to grab the two handles of the protective bag the printer was in and lift it out of the box. About the simplest larger sized printer unboxing I’ve done. Inside the box is the printer, cartridges, power cable and documentation. The printer itself is pretty large “a good bit over our old one” and you’ll need a good spot to set it up.
Like our other HPs we’ve had before we just placed the printer where we wanted it, plugged in the power cord. I wanted this to be hardwired on our network and there’s a switch right next to it that’s connected to our router. There’s an orange plastic plug in the Ethernet port located on the back below the phone jacks. You have to remove that plug to connect your Ethernet connection. I use a Obi VOIP box for our phone and fax so I hooked the main line from the Obi to the Tel line in on the back also.
After hooking up power the printer was powered up and gave instructions about inserting the ink cartridges so we did that. Inserting the cartridges is very straight forward, each is color coded and you just push them in till they click into place. The printer, after going through the new cartridge setup asked to print an alignment page which I let it do and then placed that page in the scanner and let it scan the page and finish the alignment.
The printer has a small LCD full color touch screen just like our old model and can be tilted for a better viewing angle, it’s used to manually preform scans/faxing/copying and adjust all the settings. There are a lot of options in the menus on the screen and you’ll want to familiarize yourself with those functions and settings but for the most part you can set up everything from the apps.
All our computers are Windows based and phones are Android so well be referencing only those operating systems. I already had the HP Smart app installed on our computers so it was easy enough to go into that and have it set up a new printer. If you don’t currently have the HP Smart app installed then you will need to use the Windows Play store to download and install it. The Windows app is pretty straight forward and has a simple interface for what you want to do.
This printer also has Wi-Fi built in but since we’ve placed it near a router that option probably won’t be used, at least not yet.
I have to say this is one fast inkjet printer, printing documents is lightning fast and there’s barely any warm up time. Text is crisp and clear and colors turn out very vibrant even when using cheap 20lb paper “that’s the paper used in the attached picture”. I also wanted to try out the scanner to check out copy quality and was amazed how fast it copied a color magazine cover. I set the detail on high and from start to finish it scanned and printed a full color copy in 28seconds, “that’s fast for a color inkjet”. The copy of the magazine in some areas came out clearer and in the original cover, especially the motorcycle helmet and how the colors stand out.
We’ve printed multiple documents and some photos and the most noticeable difference from our older 1st gen 90 series model is this one is way faster. The 9025e also has two paper trays so you can either double up your paper stock or have two different types “copy paper/photo paper, or copy paper/envelopes”. The upper tray “#2” already has the guides set up for envelopes which makes it very convenient if you are printing letters and want to include the envelope printing at the same time.
I’ve also installed the HP Smart app on our phones, and after setting up the HP account so the printer can be accessed anywhere I tried printing a couple PDF documents, “worked perfectly” and a picture of a Hibiscus plant in our back yard, well the picture looks like it was professionally printed and you can’t make out any lines in the print from the inkjet process. I even used non HP brand generic glossy photo paper “loaded into the top tray” for this and the results were excellent, “you can see the attached photo of the magazine cover and flower” although you really have to see in person how well these came out.
We don’t send or receive many faxes but it’s a nice option to have when needed. I did a test fax to a friend of ours fax machine and it worked perfect even with using a VOIP box “which can be tricky at times” and he was able to send it back without a hitch.
With HP+ and the automatic ink refills for 6 months I know we are going to be doing a lot more printing than normal. Their plans start reasonably cheap “around $5 a month” you get 100 pages a month “more than we usually print”, and there are plans that get down to $0.99 a month if you are a light printer. The maximum plan for $25 gets you 700 pages per month, which should be enough for a SOHO or everyday small office. And in the end, instead of a cartridge running out during an important print, the printer will have HP sent out cartridges as soon as they start to get low, “can’t beat that if you are like me and always forget to order cartridges”
With the speed this printer prints at and the convenience of being able to print/scan both sides automatically this printer has filled in all the gaps that were missing “and features we wanted” from our old printer. So if you are looking for a full featured printer that can print, scan, copy, and fax this is going to be the AIO printer for you.Apr 23, 2021 23:58
I have been using HP Inkjet printers for years and have been fairly satisfied with the performance and quality of their printers. I currently own a Officejet Pro 8710 printer and love it. Having never seen the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in One printer as it was sent to me as a pre-release item to be reviewed, I was expecting to see another version of my 8710, but this printer was altogether different looking. I has a much more business like appearance similar to the HP Officejet Pro 7740.
Setup was fairly straightforward. After removing the packing materials and powering on the printer, I opened the front and installed the ink cartridges. I downloaded the HP Smart app to my phone following the included instructions. Evidently this printer is so new that you have to download a new, yet to be released version of the smart app. From the software you select add a printer and the app walks you through the process. Within 10 minutes, the printer was up and running. The display asked me to do a scanner alignment which first prints an alignment document which you place on the scanning bed. The small screen prompts you to continue and quickly performs it’s alignment.
Now for the specs:
Much like any decent all-in-one, the HP Officejet Pro 9025 can print, copy, scan and FAX. It prints up to 24 ppm black, up to 20 PPM Color. This beats my Officejet Pro 8710 by 2 pages per minute. It can do 2 sided copy and scan and has optical character recognition capability. It also has two 250-sheet input trays which is excellent (my 8710 only has 1. The output tray can hold up to 100 sheets. Based on these specs, it seems more equipped for heavy duty office work rather than occasional home office use. My one gripe is the 2.75” screen (I had to measure it diagonally since the spec wasn’t listed in the printer setup materials or on the box). The screen seems small and it is a little hard to read at certain angles.
Performance wise it did very well. I know it is only 2 PPM faster than my current printer, but it seemed a lot faster. It also seemed a lot mor sturdy while printing without the swaying my 8710 seems to do when printing lines of text. As expected, the print quality is excellent, both in black and white and color. Litter to know bleeding occurred even when printing a photo on regular printer paper.
This printer is also “Instant Ink” ready. HP Instant ink is a plan you can sign up for that charges a fee based on the number of pages you print each month. The printer sends ink level information to HP, and when the printer runs low on ink, replacement ink cartridges are shipped to you. You do not need to purchase replacement ink cartridges from retail stores when you are enrolled in HP Instant Ink. I have never signed up for this service, but I can see it being good if you do a lot of printing.
I am very impressed with the quality and performance of the HP Officejet Pro 9025. Since it is not a released product as of this review I have no idea what it costs, so I can’t give an opinion on it’s value proposition is, but it is a solid performer.Feb 28, 2019 21:16
HP has always been a strong competitor in the AIO market and the OfficeJet Pro has always been near the top of the line.
Its a larger unit but still small enough to fit on a printer hutch, in a corner of a small home office, but large enough to handle a solid amount of auto-feed scanning, a full A4 on the scanning glass, and half a ream of paper in the printer tray.
A few years ago HP made their printers Smart enabled literally with their HP Smart app. This has been good and bad in my opinion. For mobile devices on the same wireless SSID it makes printing simple, but for wired devices or multiple mesh network SSIDs (ISP and home mesh) or connected to different routers, this can be a bit of a nightmare if you don't know how to port forward or bridge different IP ranges across multiple routers. Anyways, that's a different story to tackle.
Overall an AIO is an amazing device, it will make previously tedious paperwork, printing, scanning, documenting much less tedious. Its amazing for anyone running a Small Office or Home Office, anyone who does a lot of online sales and shipping, and it is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to major life transactions like buying a house. The combination of being able to scan, print and upload directly documents directly from your computer is an amazing time saver and probably a big reason places like Kinkos no longer exist.
In terms of set-up, I highly recommend using the wireless setup. I wasn't able to get the printer detected using the LAN. Make sure whatever device you use to set-up is on the same SSID and VLAN if you have multiple. Also, for any windows based devices like laptops and desktops, once you've setup with your phone and the mobile HP Smart App, you can very easily just add the printer via IP.
I previously had the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 and the 9025e looks to be an incremental improvement with slightly faster printing and scanning. The touchscreen also seems to be more responsive, but otherwise the two units look identical. I will end up moving the 9025 upstairs and connecting it to a different wireless SSID so we have better coverage and flexibility in the house. Great to see the 962 is the same cartridge system being used.
Lastly, this printer includes 6 months of HP+ which is a subscription ink program that offers free ink in the first 6 months and 1 year additional warranty. You really want to see how much you actually print, but for our household we typically don't print that much, especially in color, so we probably won't keep the subscription. If you print a lot however, this could be a really handy feature.
Overall, you can't go wrong with these HP AIO and this is best-in-class and does not burn through ink as fast as previous lower-end units I owned did. Definitely recommend at this price point for the features, performance, and ease of use!Apr 25, 2021 23:17
The HP Smart Tank 7001 makes printing seamless from start to finish for the whole family with a high-capacity ink tank and wireless connectivity. Create outstanding-quality color documents at a low cost with up to two years of Original HP Ink included in the box.
Visually, the HP Smart Tank 7001 All-in-One printer is one of the most plain and unassuming printers I have ever owned. Different shades of crème and grey an HP logo an interesting appliance does not make. The LCD is small without touch capability. There is a power button, two-sided ID card scanner button, color copier button, monochrome copy button, Wi-Fi toggle button, printer information button, down arrow resume button, and an X button that cancels whatever function the printer is executing. The paper tray accommodates 100 sheets of paper. The paper tray will also accommodate everything from 4x6 to 8.5x14. Finally, the high-capacity ink tanks have slightly transparent windows that allow you to check the ink levels.
The 7001 was designed to be a fast, high volume office printer. Who cares what it looks like just as long as it does the job it was intended to do? And it does its job well.
The reference guide will walk you through the initial printer setup.
Setup took me about 30 minutes from start to finish minus the time it took me to unpack. Setup includes filling each ink tank using the included bottles of HP branded ink, priming the system, installing the black and color print heads, aligning the printer, loading HP Smart, and setting up Wi-Fi. There is no RJ-45 jack to hardwire the 7001 to your network. There is a USB A port on the back so you can directly connect the printer to your workstation.
Printer calibration is the easiest calibration of any printer ever! I would kiss the engineering who put this together if I could. Typical calibration is printing out pages of color boxes, lines, and text that you is visually inspected and then reported back to a software driven calibration wizard. Some calibration prints are so small that the only way you can work with them is using a high-powered magnifying glass. HP, in its wisdom, chose to let the high-resolution build in scanner do that work for you. The printer printed a calibration page, I placed it on the scanner, pressed a button, and presto-chango the printer is magically calibrated! Thank the heavens and thank you HP. I cannot express enough gratitude for this feature.
Part of setup is installing HP Smart. HP Smart includes your printer drivers, cloud services, and supply store.
The 7001 is feature packed, integrates with a home or office network with little effort, and is integrated to HP Cloud platform through your HP Smart or HP Passport account. There is a lot going on here for such a simple and plain looking printer.
Print quality is dependent on your content. Text prints, color or black and white, are crisp and easy to read. I did not notice any artifacts around the letters. Time to first print was just a few seconds. Not the fastest I have seen but still fast enough. Copies of text documents, bills, invoices, and marketing material with about 25% ink coverage are also very crisp and clean. Though, the color of the copy may not 100% match the original. Business documents with embedded graphics such as images, graphs, and charts were also reproduced with no issues. Excel spreadsheets also looked great. Essentially, if this printer is purely for school, general office work, or high-capacity printing then the 7001 should be on your short list.
I ran into some issues copying high gloss images with high color saturation. In my case, I copied the cover of Eaglemoss’ Battlestar Galactica Shipyards book. For some reason, this gives all printers a hard time. I copied the book cover in both color and monochrome. I got a lot of vertical and horizontal scan lines. The color saturation was good, but color reproduction was inaccurate. Crimson turn to orange and blacks turned to shades of grey.
As a second and third test I scanned the book covers for Battletech Total Warfare and a glossy from inside the book. Again, color saturation was good. But, unlike my last test, there were no printer lines or distortions in the copy. In the end, you may need to experiment with what works and what does not.
Scanning is clean and accurate. I had no issues capturing a perfect reproduction of my subject. The scan cover only opens and closes. The hinges will not expand to accommodate something tall like a book. The cover needs to remain in the vertical open position when scanning large objects. The scanner light also blinks every few seconds when the scanner cover is open. I do not know why.
If you frequently scan multi-page documents, then you may want to upgrade to the 7301 that comes with the automatic document scanner. If your scanning needs are modest and typically limited to a single document, ID card, or other single use scenarios then you will find this scanner to be sharp, accurate, and adequate. There is also a feature in HP Smart that purports to remove scratches and other imperfections in your scanned document. I have not had the opportunity to try this feature yet so I cannot report on its quality.
Finally, I cannot scan an image directly to a computer from the HP Smart Tank 7001 interface. I find this disappointing but it is not a deal breaker for my uses.
Coping single pages is easy. Place the page on the scanner, press either the color or monochrome button, and then the 7001 will print out a copy. Press either button multiple times and the printer will copy the image as many times as you pressed the button. If you need to cancel the job then press the X button and the printer will spit out the unfinished page and cancel the job.
Color accuracy is not 100%. This is most noticeable with deep reds such as crimson or deep blues like ultramarine blue. For example, crimson red is more orange than red when copying my test book cover. This could be an issue for those of you who require color accuracy. For example, your business is selling deep red roses and you need to print marketing materials that reflect photographs of those roses. This is not the printer that will give that level of accuracy. But, if you need to print a report with a pie chart that includes a red wedge then this printer is accurate enough to get the job done.
HP Smart is what connects your mobile life to your HP Smart Tank 7001. I downloaded HP Smart to my Windows 11 laptop from the Microsoft Store. I also downloaded the app to my iPhone from the Apple App Store. The app gives me full control over the printer, the printer properties, the printer network configuration, the ability to scan a document directly to my phone, mobile faxing capabilities, direct printing capabilities from anywhere in the world using any device I have HP Smart installed on, secure printing, and a bunch of other stuff I have not yet dug into. This is a digital cloud solution for your mobile printing needs. This takes an otherwise unremarkable printer and super charges it with a backend software package with features normally reserved for an enterprise network.
You can do remote printing, mobile faxing, mobile scanning, adjust print settings, add additional HP printers to your network, create shortcut and storage locations for files, images, and faxes, and invite other people to your HP Smart cloud. One very useful feature is Secure Print. HP Smart will hold your mobile print jobs until HP Smart confirms that you are next to one of the printers that are part of your HP Smart network before releasing the job for print. HP Smart accomplishes this by using the location services of your phone and the built-in location services of your printer to confirm you are near an HP Smart printer that is part of your HP Smart network of printers. Yes, I said network of printers. This means you can setup multiple HP Smart printers in multiple geographical locations and print to any one of them.
HP Smart app also gives you direct access to printer settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DNS, IPv4 and IPv6 settings, passwords, and other features including Quite Mode.
Filling the ink tank is billed as clean and spill proof. Except, you have to remove the cap of the HP ink bottles, remove the foil seal which exposes the entire bottle to your room, and then put the cap back on. If you accidently mishandle the bottle when removing the foil seal, or accidently bump it, then you have ink all over your room. In all honesty, the foil seal is unnecessary. HP should simply remove it all together. The bottle is already sealed and airtight. Just get rid of the part and the step in the filling process. Maybe HP will improve this in future bottle releases.
Filling the tanks using the flip-top bottle top is easy, clean, and fast. The bottle opening has a rubber seal that does not open until you insert the spout from the tank into the bottle. Wait a minute and the tank is filled.
The print heads are user installable and user replaceable. It is far cheaper to replace a print head than it is to replace a whole printer. This saves me money. This is a no brainer.
HP needs to address the battery killing features of HP Smart mobile. The app will want to continue to update and perform services in the background when not in use. You can turn background service off which will save your battery. But, you will also miss out on the services this provides.
This is a solid home office/small business printer. It is plain looking. The combination of the 7001 capabilities and the cloud power of HP Smart creates a compelling case to invest in this flexible, mobile All-in-One solution. The 7001 does not have all the convenience of other All-in-One solutions at this price point like automatic document scanning, smart card readers, or LCD touch screen controls. But it ticks enough boxes to put this on my short list of solutions.Nov 04, 2021 20:23
A pretty hefty printer/scanner/copier tri-combo that offers faxing through an HP service.
This is something like my 3rd printer review and every time I get a new brand, I see the differences - both good & meh.
TL;DR for my frequent readers and details below.
Lots of printing
Crisp scans (via HP Smart App)
Multi OS use (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac)
Small screen isn’t back-lit
Long and cumbersome setup
Mandatory ‘power off’ after 2 hours - unable to be configured otherwise (firmware fix soon maybe?)
Have to power it on before every use
Ink bottle refills could be a problem for those with dexterity issues
Special Handling Instructions
Unwrapping all the components that were protected during shipment is common for new printers. One of the interesting parts for this printer were the ink tubes that I had to pour ink into ‘tubs’ of sorts, instead of using cartridges. Then, I saw - there were cartridges too! So, we had 4 bottles (see pic) and 2 cartridges (see pic).
Using the HP Smart App on an Android phone, it walked me through the setup, each step of the way because I didn’t want to ‘wing it’ and screw something up. After around 30 minutes of setup, I was ready to start printing.
First on the list to print from, was iOS. I loaded the App on a 2019 iPad and got to playing. Easy printing from within Gmail and Chrome. Whether it was single or double sided, the ink dried quickly and no messes encountered. Next, a Chromebook - no problem there & Google docs print-outs for homeschooling went without a hitch. Adding the printer in Windows10 auto (with permission) installed the HP App so I could manage the functionality without a web browser.
One thing I got used to with another brand was auto-wake-on-print. It powered off after 2 hours but would turn itself on when it got a print job; that’s not the case here.
After installing it, I can only imagine that a firmware update happened that locked the printer up, because it had to have the plug pulled as no button pushes would wake it up; thankfully in the week I’ve been using it, it only happened once. A down-side to it, was I was working in dim light and the screen doesn't have a back-light, so I had to get a flash light to see the status on the screen that seemed to be frozen.
Scans were great, nice and crisp. I even scanned a box of my latest favorite earbuds (that you can get here at Best Buy) which required the lid to be open; uncropped and attached to the review.
Do I recommend it? Sure! Do the Cons/Meh really detract from the review? Nah, it’s more to let you know my feelings - it doesn’t take from functionality or quality.Nov 10, 2021 18:37
I'll just start with saying this printer is very fast. I was impressed at just how quickly it prints. Setup was very easy. I started with setup on my desktop, and the app walks you through the process with illustrations to make the process even easier. I set up my phone shortly thereafter, which went very quickly, since I had already done the first-time setup on the computer. Adding the ink and printheads was also a simple process. I was somewhat worried that I'd be spilling ink everywhere trying to fill the printer, but HP has these very nice ink bottles that you put into the fill area and it presses the bottle open and drains it into the printer. It is very easy, and doesn't spill a drop. I also appreciate the added precision of the alignment process that checks it's work after you print the alignment page, by having you put it on the scanner so the printer can double-check itself. Pretty smart stuff. You can also set the printer to receive print requests from anywhere online, as long as you have the HP app. This is actually great for us, since we have 3 different WiFi networks that we use, and we don't have to make sure that we're on the same one as the printer to be able to print things. There's also a unique feature that allows you to set stuff to be picked up only when your close with your bluetooth device (like your phone) that verifies it's you. Definitely a cool idea, especially if you're printing anything with sensitive information.
Overall, this printer is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a smart, fast and easy to use printer. It also seems like it will be much more economical using the ink refills rather than cartridges as well.Nov 01, 2021 13:07
I have been a long time HP fan and user.
Setup was easy after I had a snafu at the beginning. Will explain later.
Use of Android app took about 15 mins to setup.
Mobile printing was a snap. Will gripe about their mobile printing later as well.
Speed of printing was good.
I spit out 2 or 3 - 8x10 photos for my kid for fun and it barely.made a dent in the ink.
So here are my 2 gripes.
1) Printer came with carriage head jammed. It was saying E4 code which was paper jam with no paper. I called tech service and within 20 seconds and figuring out what happened and I jammed the head. I told HP tech service they should put better shipping controls on the carriage so if shipper drops i, it won't get stuck.
2) HP mobile printing is hot and cold.... It works then it does not work on Android. I suspect that it is because not Android app having issues with updates and security patches but it has been frustrating on that end.
When it works it's great, when it does not it is not good.
So if HP can just get this to be fixed permanently I would give it 5 stars. But because I have had this problem more than once in recent previous products. I can't.Oct 31, 2021 01:26
I have used HP printers exclusively for over 20 years. I’ve used other brands at work but always felt that the competition was somehow lacking in comparison. Most recently I’ve been using an HP laser printer. Great product for printing text but it’s not a color printer. Needing color printing capabilities I was excited to try the HP Smart Tank 7001 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer.
Unboxing was a breeze. Within you’ll find the printer, power cord, manuals, a black print head, a tricolor print head, and 4 bottles of ink including a black ink, a yellow ink, a cyan ink, and a magenta ink. The black ink bottle is 135ml while the color inks are 70ml. With all this ink, you could actually hear the ink bottles sloshing around in the box. Enough ink to print up to 6,000 black and 8,000 color pages. With average printing it’s enough to last two years. Now that’s impressive! The printer itself is a white and slate color with a square minimal modern design. I like it. I was somewhat disappointed by the quality of the scanner lid which seems surprisingly thin and unsubstantial.
After removing the packing material I was eager to setup the Smart Tank 7001. The manual simply directs you to download their app at the provided link. You can also scan a QR code to quickly navigate to the software. After app installation you are prompted to connect the printer to WiFi. With the press of a button on the printer and the entry of your WiFi password the printer was connected. What a breeze. The HP Smart Tank 7001 supports dual band wifi 2.5ghz and 5ghz. The app next prompts to setup an account. If you’re an HP user already you can just login. Afterwards the app directs you to fill the ink reservoirs. One would want to be careful during this process so as not to accidentally spill the ink. The ink bottles are all nicely sealed in shrink wrapped plastic. You need to remove an inner seal under the bottle’s cap then you’re ready to fill. To fill the reservoirs you simply insert the ink bottle’s spill proof cap onto the reservoir fill cap and gravity does the rest. You repeat with each color until each bottle is empty. The app next walks you through install the black and tricolor print heads. At this point you’re directed to load paper. The paper tray holds up to 250 pages while the output tray holds up to 100 pages. The printer then printed a print alignment page which you then scan to complete the alignment process. After alignment, the setup was complete and you’re ready to print. At this point you’re prompted to send the software link to other devices in your home. I easily installed it to two desktop computers and had them print ready in a matter of minutes. I compliment HP on a great setup experience in simple step by step app. No need to be intimidated.
Specification wise the HP Smart Tank 7001 is fantastic and supports print, scan, and copy with borderless printing capabilities. Print speed is 15 ppm for black and 9 ppm for color printing. The HP Smart Tank 7001 also supports duplex printing. Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi Black printing and up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color when printing from a computer and 1200 input dpi. Scan resolution is up to 1200 x 1200 dpi and copy resolution is up to 600 dpi. While you can setup the Smart Tank using USB 2.0, I particularly love the wireless printing capabilities of this printer which include Apple AirPrint; Mopria certified; HP Print Service Plugin (Android printing); HP Smart app; Wi-Fi Direct Printing. With these you can easily print from your phone or tablet while in the yard, while lounging on your sofa, or from across the country. When printing documents for work the black print quality was fantastic. Color photos on photo paper came out looking very high quality. Scanning was fast and results were great. Copies were very nice.
The HP Smart Tank 7001 is a solid performing, full featured, and economical all in one printer. No more cartridges! Highly recommended.Nov 07, 2021 19:34