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How to Choose your HP Printer

The HP business printer range is well known for great performance in terms of print quality, robustness, reliability, durability and versatility. The HP business printers deliver a plethora of solutions expertly tailored to your print needs : laser printers, inkjet printers, A3 and A4 printers and multifunction printers ; you name it they have it! So we will showcase for you the HP printer range to demonstrate which printer will fit your business needs best.

The HP Laser Printers

If you have been an assiduous reader of our blog articles you might have noticed that we divided business printers into two categories : laser printers, and inkjet printers. If it’s the first time you have visited our blog (welcome and congratulations!) here is a recap of the pros of laser printers:

  • They have a page yield that is often superior to inkjet printers.
  • Print speed is usually (but not always) better than inkjet printers.
  • Buying toners is often more cost-effective than buying cartridges when you print high volumes.

After seeing this quick run-through of the potential benefits of owning a laser printer, you will have guessed which printers businesses prefer. Now, there are two types of HP laser printers: A4 and A3, and we will have a look at what HP has to offer in terms of these two printing formats.

The HP A4 Laser Printers

An HP A4 laser printer is ideal if you are looking for the printing essentials. You can choose one of the HP printers that exclusively provide black-and-white printing, if is this what you are looking for. However business usages will usually require more versatility and a plurality functions. That is where HP printers come in, to bring great benefit to business users by delivering a wide array of business printer options, with multiple features like scanning, copying, duplexing and much more. And this multiplicity of options is what makes a printer a “multifunction” printer. The HP Laser printer belongs to the LaserJet series, which delivers a complete array of specs and advantageous features such as:

  • The JetIntelligence Technology: this tech permits you to print more pages with a better quality print.
  • An easy toner set up.
  • A Standby mode technology to save on energy: the Auto-On/Auto-Off HP technology.

But having said all of that, maybe all that you actually want is something concrete to work with. So let’s get to it ! Here are the best three HP A4 laser printers.

The Best 3 HP A4 Laser Printers

The HP LASERJET PRO M402DNE laser printer.

This black-and-white laser printer will allow you to capture the essence of what A4 laser printers have to offer.

Special Features:

  • Print speed of 38 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution  (in dpi x dpi) : 4800 x 600
  • First page out in 5.7 seconds

The HP Laserjet Pro MFP M281FDW multifunction laser printer.
This multifunction printer will take care of many of your business needs. Ideal for businesses that print an average of 2500 pages per month.

Special Features :

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ45, Wi-Fi, AirPrint

The HP laserjet enterprise M577DN laser printer.
This HP printer was made for larger companies and that’s why it isn’t as affordable as a standard HP printer. However it will deliver a higher general performance, since it will cater for the type businesses that print on average 4750 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB input, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP A3 Laser Printers

The HP A3 Laser printers are aimed at businesses that wish to print in an A3 format, which although less widespread than A4 is nonetheless very much appreciated by companies, as it permits the printing of graphs, charts and other documents where higher detailing and an enhanced readibility is needed. If  for instance you wanted to print an Excel workbook with its own graph, it would be better to choose an A3 format so as to do away with piecemeal cut up printouts. Just like HP A4 laser printers, HP A3 printers permit you to have access to multiple functions, which will be more or less useful depending on your industry or the business activities of your company. HP laser printers belong to the same series as the HP A4 laser printers, and that is the LaserJet series, which is why they have the same HP certified quality. So here are the three HP A3 laser printers that we have selected and that are, as far as we are concerned, the most useful for companies.

The Best 3 HP A3 Laser Printers

The HP LASERJET ENTERPRISE 700 MFP M725DN laser printer

An HP printer that features black and white laser printing, to allow you to print in an A3 format with a very economical cost of ownership.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network

The HP COLOR LASERJET CP 5225 DN laser colour printer
This HP A3 laser printer is fairly compact and permits you to print in colour with a good printing resolution.

Special Features:

  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network
  • Print speed of 20 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi) : 600 x 600
  • First page out in 16 seconds

The HP COLOR LASERJET ENTERPRISE M750N laser colour printer
This HP laser printer is ideal for larger SMBs, but is also aimed at smaller workgroups. It is therefore well suited to businesses that print an average of 13 000 pages per month

Special Features:

  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network, USB input
  • Print speed of 30 pages per minute
  • Printing resolution (in dpi x dpi) : 600 x 600
  • First page out in 10 seconds

HP Inkjet Printers

The HP inkjet printers are unique and no one will find anything like them on the market today. For HP has banked on the Inkjet technology and has shown groundbreaking creativity to come up with printers that incorporate a new technology that only HP has commercialised with its PageWide series. The PageWide technology allows you to have a total cost ownership which is 20% lower than any other business printer. On top of that, these printers have print speeds that would put most other printers to shame, as they can print up to 75 pages per minute! Multifunction printers in this series can digitise at an ultra fast pace with single pass scanning. This printer series is able to reach such high print speeds in a single pass due to the printhead being in a fixed position, and this is a technology that only HP offers.

HP A4 Inkjet Printers

Just like HP laser printers, HP inkjet printers are of two types : A4 and A3. You will be able to print in an A4 format and enjoy a printing technology that is vastly superior to the average performing machine. Apart from the PageWide series, HP has other inkjet series to offer, such as OfficeJet and Envy. So let’s have a look at the best A4 inkjet printers that HP brings to the table.

The Best 3 HP A4 Inkjet Printers

The HP PAGEWIDE PRO MFP 477DW inkjet printer
This multifunction printer will allow you to print, very economically, all your A4 documents at a very fast pace.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-one inkjet printer

A multifuction printer with a very economical cost of ownership, that permits to copy, scan and fax all your documents.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8725 All-in-one inkjet printer

This multifunction printer can copy your documents and has a print speed that can go up to 37 ppm (on general office mode). You will also be able to scan with an excellent capture resolution.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, NFC (Near Field Communication), AirPrint

The HP A3 Inkjet Printers

The HP A3 inkjet printers are ideal for printing graphs, charts and small posters. You’ll find the same 2 series as for the A4 inkjet printers, which are the PageWide and OfficeJet series. We advise you to choose one of these printers if you want optimal results when printing colour posters. So here’s a rundown of the best HP A3 inkjet printers:

The Best 3 HP A3 Inkjet Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 All-in-one inkjet printer
This economical printer is intended for companies that print an average of 1500 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A3 and A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Cloud, USB, RJ-45 network, USB input, AirPrint

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-one inkjet printer
This HP multifunction printer allows you to print 1500 pages per month with a print speed of 22ppm

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing:  A3 and A4 Duplex
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, RJ-45 network, USB input, AirPrint

The HP PAgeWide Pro MFP 772DN inkjet printer
This HP multifunction printer permits you to scan, copy and fax your documents. It can print up to 55 pages per minute and is perfectly suited for businesses that print an average of 15 000 pages per month.

Special Features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Duplex printing: A4 and A3 Duplex
  • Connectivity: USB, RJ-45 network

HP Business Printers: a last piece of advice

You now have all the information you need to buy the right HP printer without erring. But do not forget that the brand is only one of the factors that ought to be taken into consideration when selecting the suitable printer. If indeed you would like to buy an HP printer you might want to read or read again for that matter, our article that deals with selecting a printer, by weighing up your needs with the printer features and specifications of the machine you are currently looking at. And if you are certain you want to buy an HP printer but are unsure which model is best, do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors. We will make sure to give you detailed and precise advice so that you may have the printer that best suits your needs!

Nicholas

The author Nicholas

Passionate about new technologies and more particularly about the world of the web, I am constantly looking for new trends around digital printing because work life becomes so much easier with a multifunction printer!