Updated: November 8, 2017
HP Inkjet Printer Reviews:
The HP Deskjet inkjet printers have been around for a long time, with new models released each season, usually improving on the areas of speed, print quality, and print resolution. The Officejet printers as described by HP offer "Professional-quality, cost-effective printing for your business". Our household has both a HP Deskjet 6940 Color Printer and an OfficeJet 6500 Wireless printer. At home printing has become more affordable for computer users, although I would still prefer to print whatever I can at work since inkjet cartridges are quite expensive. The Deskjet series start at around $30 and go up towards $180. You can do easy text printing or even photo printing with models like the DeskJet 5550. What functions will they perform? Most are setup to just print, but others let you copy or scan as well. The HP Deskjet printers
are capable of black print speeds of 10 to 30 pages per minute. Color is about the same. If you want two sided printing, these offer that as well on some models.
Consumer Reports does a yearly reviews of inkjet printers and they regularly rate the HP Officejet and Deskjet printers quite high. They rate the printers based on things like photo quality and time, text quality, text speeds (PPM), text cost per page, graphics quality, and power saving abilities. Models like the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless and the Officejet 6000 score evenly although Canon and Epson are not far behind. The HP Officejet printers
rate near the top (in a good way) in cost to print out pages with plain text or photo images. Their only drawback is that they tend to use a bit more power than the competition. Overall, HP inkjet printers are considered best sellers in stores and websites worldwide. HP Inkjet Printer reviews
- There are dozens of websites and magazines that review HP printers - Consumersearch.com, CNET, PCMAG, and Testfreaks. All are very thorough in their testing criteria and HP ranks high in their findings. Best place to buy an HP printer? They are available almost everywhere these days. I have bought mine at Costco and online at Amazon.com. You can browse the best selling HP inkjet printers here
Best HP Inkjet Printers:
When it comes to the best, it's hard to say one is "better" than another based on price or speed. You have to consider what your needs are when buying a printer. The HP Deskjet 6940 Color Printer
is a top seller with above average consumer feedback. You get high performance printing at home with 4800 dpi print quality and a built in ethernet network card. You can print up to 36 pages per minute and it comes with a 1 year warranty. The Deskjet 6940 has controls that are clearly marked on the printer and the ink cartridges are easy to change out. With HP you get award winning support and reliability. The 6940 is compatible with both PC's and Mac computers. The HP Officejet Pro 8000
is perhaps the most popular of all the Officejets (scores great in reviews), although I prefer my all in one HP Officejet 6500 Wireless printer. I bought mine at Costco for about $120 and it does the job just fine. I have scanned in images, copied papers, and printed out color or black text pages. So far my only complaint are the expensive cartridge refills.
HP Inkjet Cartridges
Ok, everyone likes the freedom of printing out documents and photos at home, but what we all hate is having to refill or replace the ink cartridges in our printers. HP printers are no different than most other printers in that inevitably the ink runs dry and your printer stops printing. I thought I was in good shape when I went to Costco to get a refill (a new service they offer) but I was told that my particular HP printer didn't have this option with the cartridges. So, I went to buy my cartridges and it cost over $70. We'll see how long they last. The originals made it about 2 months and the replacement black ink cartridge was about twice as big as the one that came with the printer. You can find all the best selling HP printer ink cartridges here
. Most include cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Black is the most used color - as many computer users like me switch my printer to only print in black ink unless I say otherwise. The black ink cartridges
are still quite a bit. I paid $30 for the black ink which says I can get up to 1200 pages printed. That works out to about $.025 per page. Not bad considering I don't print that many documents every week.