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If you work at home or in the office—or are in school—you know how useful having your own printer can be. As far as printers go, HP makes some of the best out there. That being said, they have a ton of options to choose from, and narrowing them down can be a bit of a daunting task. There are laser printers, inkjets, all-in-one printers, and much more. Instead of spending hours upon hours researching the right printer for you, you can check out our list below to quickly find one that fits your needs.
What to Consider
When you’re looking into printer options, there are several important factors to consider. They are:
Laser Versus Inkjet: HP makes both laser printers and inkjet printers. Inkjet printers project ink droplets onto the paper while laser printers transfer powdered ink using an electric charge. The biggest difference between these models is price and quality. Inkjets tend to be cheaper in price but the quality isn’t quite as high as lasers. Laser printers, however, can save you money in the long run if you print in large volume each month.
Connectivity: Some printers allow Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, which can be easy and convenient to use. Many printers also allow wired connections, which tends to be more reliable.
Functionality: If you need your printer to do more than just print, you’ll want to check out its functionality features. Many printers also have the capability to scan, copy, and more.
How We Selected
We carefully selected the HP printers below based on a variety of factors. First, we made sure to categorize them by use case. That way you can simply select the printer that best suits you. We also made sure all of our choices have also been reviewed by top-notch publications like TechRadar, PCMag, and Lifewire.
In addition to these caveats, we only include printers that have at least four stars or more in Amazon reviews. You’ll also find printers that meet a variety of budgets. In short, if you’re in the market for an HP printer, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for here.
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1) HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e
Let’s start with a printer that does just about everything you need at a relatively affordable price. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e wins our pick for best overall HP printer.
This is an inkjet printer, so it’ll be a good option for small offices or individuals. It also comes in some aesthetically pleasing colors to brighten up your office space. You can print wirelessly or through USB, making your options versatile. You can also print color pages, copy, scan, and fax. You can even connect it to the HP Smart App for remote printing.
This printer is also HP+ eligible, which gives you more features and an ink subscription. In short, this printer is a workhorse that can handle your at-home needs easily.
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2) HP Envy 6055
If our top choice is a little too rich for your blood, then the HP Envy 6055 is a great budget inkjet pick. Coming in at a much lower price point, this has many of the same features, such as scanning, copying, and color prints. It also allows for wireless or USB connectivity. However, this doesn’t come with fax options if that’s essential to you. It also isn't eligible for the HP+ program.
If those factors don’t matter to you, then the HP Envy 6055 will be a perfectly serviceable option for your home printing needs.
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3) HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw
Now we’ll get into some of HP’s laser printer options. Our choice for the best laser printer overall in their lineup is the HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw. The first thing you might notice is the much higher price point.
Keep in mind, these laser printers are typically better suited for larger office applications or those who need the highest quality prints. You’ll find that the laser cartridges will save you money in the long run since they allow for more prints. This printer is also compact so it doesn’t take up a ton of space.
As far as features go, it allows for copying, scanning, faxing, and 22 page-per-minute black/color prints. It can print 13 pages-per-minute double-sided. Wireless and USB connectivity allows you to print easily from different devices.
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4) HP LaserJet M209dwe
M209dwe comes in at under $200. That being said, there is one major sacrifice here—it doesn’t print in color. But that makes this the perfect budget laser printer for offices that only need to print documents in bulk. The extra prints you get from laser cartridges will be well worth it, and the laser quality will make your document fonts extra sharp.
The super-fast 30 pages-per-minute one-sided and 19 pages-per-minute for double-sided documents are also great features for a busy office. You can easily connect with Ethernet or Wi-Fi and this printer is also eligible for HP+ features.
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5) HP Neverstop Laser Printer 1001nw
The HP Neverstop Laser Printer 1001nw is another laser printer that only prints in monochrome, but if that works for your office, there are tons of features to like about this one.
For one, it’s Energy Star 3.0-certified, making it one of the most environmentally friendly printer options. It’s also extremely cost-effective, costing you less than a penny per print. This is due to its refillable Toner Reload Kit. Instead of buying new cartridges, you just refill the built-in toner repository.
Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity make printing easy, and you can print from mobile without a connection. This doesn’t include print-and-scan capabilities, but you can pay more for the next model up to include these functions.
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6) HP Envy Photo 7855
Looking for a printer that can do it all and print high-quality photos? The HP Envy Photo 7855 is for you. Not only can you print, scan, copy, and fax, but you can also print 4-by-6 and borderless photos.
This is an inkjet printer, so the upfront costs are affordable for everything this printer can do. You can also print wirelessly, through USB, or directly from an SD card. The color touchscreen also makes it easy to view and edit your prints. In short, if you want a photo printer that also works for the office, this is the one to get.
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7) HP DesignJet T210
If you need some specialized large-format prints, you’re going to want the HP DesignJet T210.
This printer is perfect for engineers, architects, designers, geographic mapping, and more. With this printer, you can print up to 24-inch-wide media rolls or 24 by 74.7–inch sheets. Applications for this printer include maps, renders, schematics, technical drawings, and more. This printer is fast too, able to print up to 45 seconds per page on A1/D size.
HP Click software also allows you to easily print multiple files with one click. You can also use Wi-FI, ethernet, or USB 2.0 to connect to the printer in the way that works best for you.
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8) HP OfficeJet 200 Portable Printer
For those who need a printer that you can stick in a backpack or shoulder bag, go with the HP OfficeJet 200 Portable Printer. This inkjet printer is just over 14 by 7 inches, making it easy to take anywhere you need to take it. It also has a fast-charging battery, so you can get it ready for mobile printing in no time.
Wireless printing lets you print from your laptop, mobile device, or tablet easily. It lets you print a multitude of paper sizes, in full color. You can even print 4-by-6 photos and borderless photos. If you’re on the go, this one can’t be beat.
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