Given that the average employee or worker prints 10,000 pages in a year, it is important for businesses to decide on a quality printer that is fit to their needs. A good starting point is to choose a reputable brand, such as HP.
Founded in 1939, Hewlett-Packard was initially founded as an IT company in California. It develops a large range of hardware and software products for its users; one of its most popular products is its line of printers. This article outlines the most innovative printer products HP has released.
HP’s Most Innovative Products
HP Tango X printer
Considered by many to be the first smart printer available for home use, the HP Tango X aligns itself perfectly with those whose work lies mostly in the cloud. HP managed to fit this powerful machine into a very compact form factor, managing a weight of only 7.5 lbs. It’s small size grants it an ability to be placed anywhere.
Because of its size, it is best suited for work with mobile devices and tablets, and with this in mind, can print photos from your phones free of charge.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is the perfect AIO for producing first-rate color prints. It is a godsend for those working in creative industries such as graphic design, or those who run their own art business.
This extremely capable printer is able to produce designs on a plethora of paper types, such as glossy, letterhead, labels, envelopes, and cardstock. You are even able to print out several jobs concurrently since it comes installed with two separate paper trays, which are able to print a maximum of 40,000 pages a month.
HP DeskJet 3755 All-In-One printer
This compact and multi-talented printer is an ideal mid-range choice for use in a home office. It is very cost effective since it uses ink very efficiently, and also offers a 50% off ink with an HP Instant Ink subscription.
Its built-in HP Scroll Scan technology makes it incredibly easy to scan many media types effectively and with ease. This is even possible from mobile devices and tablets via the HP All-in-One printer app, which can connect directly to your printer without a wireless network. This printer is the perfect instrument for remote and work on-the-go workers who travel for business.
HP OfficeJet 5255 All-In-One printer
The HP OfficeJet 5255 is a great ‘Jack of All Trades’ printer that is renowned for its user-friendliness. The printer is able to seamlessly transfer files that have been scanned to desktops and laptops connected via dual-band wireless network after only a few minutes of setup.
As an AIO, the HP OfficeJet 5255 can perform all the functions you could require from it at a rate of up to 10 pages per minute in monochrome and 7 ppm in color; its fax speed is even higher at a speed of up to 12 ppm – which is roughly comparable to AIO inkjet printers.
HP ENVY Photo 7855 All-In-One printer
HP’s ENVY Photo 7855 is one of their best AIO printers, and is perfect for those who require a machine that will be able to print both photos and documents well from home.
With its multiple ways to connect, including a port for USB sticks and an SD card slot, this printer provides several means to upload, print or scan documents to both your computer and mobile device. It also has the further capability of being able to connect via Bluetooth or HP wireless directly with other devices.
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 All-In-One printer
A more advanced version than its cousin, the OfficeJet 5255, this adaption separates itself in several regards. For starters, despite a higher upfront cost, it will end up being cheaper in the long run due to its more affordable ink cartridges, not considering the 50% discount on ink costs that an HP Instant Ink subscription service provides.
Additionally, its 225-sheet paper tray makes it perfect for the large print jobs commonly found in the office. On top of all this, it can also scan and send documents directly to several cloud-based services.
HP Sprocket 2nd Edition photo printer
Despite being smaller in size than the HP Tango X, the quality of the HP Sprocket 2nd Edition’s photo printing cannot be understated. With a weight less than 0.5 lbs and a size small enough to fit in your pocket – this printer is able to quickly connect to your phone and print from it directly.
Unlike the other printers on this list, the HP Sprocket 2nd Edition utilizes ZINK™ printing technology to create color layers with controlled heat pulses of various lengths and intensity. That means that this printer doesn’t actually need ink cartridges.
Despite the innovation in all of these products, the ultimate factor dictating any consumer’s decision to buy a product they desire is cost – not just the upfront one, but the long-term costs associated with running too. It can be difficult to buy HP toner cheaply, which is why online retailers selling their own brand cartridges for up to 45% less have gained significant popularity recently.