Well, my favorite inkjet printer has been put out of production. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 has been replaced by the new and improved HP Laserjet Pro 9025. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 review will answer whether this printer is an improvement or a step backward.
Early Bottom Line:
The OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a step in the right direction and shows HP is taking notes from consumer feedback. It is smaller and faster than its predecessor while still taking super-high yield cartridges.
What is an All-in-One Small Business Printer?
An all-in-one small business printer is one that can hold up to daily use by multiple users. While it isn’t designed to print hundreds of pages per day, an all-in-one small business printer should be reliable enough for a couple thousand pages per month. This HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 review will determine whether this printer is up to snuff.
Who is This HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Review For?
This HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 review is written for home office users or small businesses who need a printer that can keep up with their needs. This isn’t a printer for inconsitent use printing photos. This printer is designed to keep your business up and running smoothly.
What You Need to Look For
When choosing a all-in-one printer for your home office or small business, you should be looking for something will bells and whistles. High speeds and duplex printing should be expected as a standard. Decision making features like security settings, custom templates, smart features, and connectivity options are what will help you decide between multiple options.
That’s it for background information. Below are the tech specs for this HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 review.
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Review
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 offers extremely fast printing for an inkjet printer, with up to twenty-four pages per minute of black and twenty of color. That’s faster than most laserjet printers.
Unfortunately, this printer doesn’t offer the crazy fast duplex printing speeds that the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 offered. The reason for this loss in functionality is due to the next point.
The biggest customer complaint about the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 was the size. The thing was huge. Mine still hangs off the edge of my printer stand.
The reason the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 was so big was because of the duplex printing technology. The added size allowed it to print two-sided documents as fast as single-sided documents. However, customers still didn’t like it.
So, for the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025, HP went back to the smaller footprint. They cut the size by almost 40%. Even though I loved the extra speed, the smaller footprint is a definite plus.
This printer offers some great scanning features. It has a single-pass duplex scanner. This means documents in the ADF can run through and scan both sides very quickly.
This printer also has HP’s easy takeoff glass. This scanbed glass is mounted flush to the edge of the printer, you pages can go in and out quickly and easily.
On top of these features, the scanner for this printer just works faster than the previous generation. Overall, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has improved almost every aspect of scanning over the previous generation.
This is my favorite new feature of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025.
One of my customers’ biggest complaints about all printers is that they drop WIFI connection too much. And, as much as I recommend hardwiring whenever possible, sometimes it’s just too inconvenient.
With their new generation of OfficeJet Pro printers, HP introduced self-healing WIFI. With this feature, if the printer drops WIFI connection for any reason, it will automatically seek out the network and attempt to reconnect. All without you even knowing there was a problem.
This is a huge feature which sets the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 apart from the competition.
In my opinion, any small business printer should be able to store a full ream of paper. While the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 only has one paper tray, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has two trays. This way you can store a full ream of paper, or two different paper types at one time.
Super Efficient Ink Costs
This printer has some of the most efficient ink cartridges of any inkjet printer. With the extra high yield cartridges, you can print black and white for two cents per page, and two cents for each color. That’s better than almost any other inkjet printer, and even better than most laser printers.
Here’s the ink cost breakdown for this HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 review.
Instant Ink Compatible
It’s no secret. I love HP Instant Ink. I just updated my HP Instant Ink review, and spoiler alert: HP Instant Ink is still awesome.
While I typically recommend HP Instant Ink for home users, certain businesses can use Instant Ink as well. If your printer is used primarily for office or support staff, then Instant Ink is a great option. It keeps your cartridges from drying out and keeps you from running out. It can also save you money, depending on how much you print.
HP Smart App and Smart Tasks
For a business, this is a big one.
It’s very likely that your business use will require similar printing or copying tasks to be done over and over. HP Smart Tasks allows you to save frequent functions on your printer so you won’t need to input your settings each time.
The HP Smart App also offers a very user-friendly interface for mobile printing. As the world becomes more and more dependent on mobile technology, mobile printing will take a bigger place in your daily life. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 works great will all the best mobile devices.
This printer is noisy. Like, weirdly noisy, and I’m not sure why.
I don’t even know what else to say about it. It’s loud and annoying. I don’t think it’s a dealbreaker, but it’s strange.
Still Some Bugs
With any new printer, there are going to be a lot of software issues. Unfortunately, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is no exception.
Users have reported issues setting up and installing their printer software, as well as some smaller software bugs. The firmware updates are going to keep coming from HP in the coming months, and I have no doubt that these issues will be addressed.
The Bottom Line
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a welcome addition to the OfficeJet Pro lineage. It’s smaller and faster than the HP Officejet Pro 8720, while still maintaining some of the great features. It is secure enough to combat modern cyber-security risks and has awesome self-healing WIFI to make sure you’re always connected.
All this makes the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 one of the best printers of 2019 for home users and small businesses. We highly recommend it.
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Review Result: 4.8/5 Stars
Ultimately, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 isn’t much different than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720. However, that means it’s great!
If you already have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8720, there’s no reason you need to run out to the store to upgrade. But if you are in the market for a new all-in-one inkjet printer for your home office or small business, I’d highly recommend you give the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 a shot.
Is The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Too Much for You? Check Out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is another great OfficeJet Pro printer from HP. If you don’t need the additional scanning features and paper storage the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 offers, you may find the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 more appropriate.
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