One of the most common questions we are asked is which printer manufacturer is best. Quite often we have made a decision on the type and features that we want, but can’t decide on the best manufacturer.
Should I buy a HP Printer?
HP has a good record for making quality printers for both the domestic and office environment. In the HP range there is a wide range of laser and inkjet models including standalone and all-in-one devices suitable for a range of different environments.
HP is typically a mid-range device for its price, with your average printers priced between £50 and £230. HP printers are split into 4 different ranges with some overlap.
Envy /e-all-in-one HP Printers – The Envy range is replacing HP’s Photosmart series as a premium, lab-quality photo printer. The majority of the Envy range are labelled as e-all-in-one printers, which denote the ability to email prints direct to the printer, as well as mobile and Wi-Fi printing options. Key features include:
- Mobile printing for documents and photos
- Quick and easy print, copy, fax and scan
- Two-sided printing
- Borderless photo printing
- Sleek, compact design
DeskJet – Deskjet are HP inkjet printers designed specifically for the home/domestic market. Cheaper and often more compact, the range includes a number of multifunction devices. Key features include:
- Convenient wireless printing
- Print, copy and scan
OfficeJet – As the name suggests, the OfficeJet range has been designed for the office environment. Some models include memory card and USB media slots, preview screens and advanced print, scan, fax and copy capabilities. The range includes 3 series, the OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro and OfficeJet Enterprise. Key features include:
- Prints up to 70 pages per minute
- Wirelessly connect devices including PCs, smartphones and tablets
- Advanced manageability and security features
- Multifunction capabilities
- Two-sided printing
LaserJet – LaserJets are HP laser printers. The LaserJet range spans both home and office use, and is split into a number of different series including LaserJet Pro and the LaserJet Enterprise.
What HP Printer should I buy?
Best HP printer for home use – OfficeJet Pro 8610
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 is the one for you. An all-in-one inkjet printer with HP ePrint, it features two-sided printing, borderless photo printing and a 50% lower cost per page than competitive printer.
Best HP printer for office use – HP LaserJet Enterprise M750DN
Not just your average HP Laserjet Printer, the M750DN is an A3 colour laser printer suitable for printing everything from postcards to posters and SRA3 media. Featuring two sided printing, instant-on technology and HP ePrint, the M750DN will help you to achieve great colour prints at the speed your business needs.
Best HP printer for photo printing – HP Photosmart 7520
Print lab-quality and documents using the Photosmart 7520 all-in-one inkjet printer. Print from virtually anywhere using HP’s ePrint and access the wide range of features using the easy to use, 4.3inch touchscreen.
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