HP OfficeJet Series

What identifies current models of HP Business printers and what makes them different.

With the HP OfficeJet series, HP made the inkjet printer a serious printer for business and office environments for the first time. What is actually a domain of laser printers, because they are considered to be particularly fast and efficient, is now also possible for printers of the OfficeJet series: Many offices and companies decide not only for health reasons (toner dust!), But also due to the rapid development of the HP OfficeJet series against a laser device and a business inkjet.

Sales argument number one: Economical printing, also in color

HP itself offensively advertises the advantages over laser printers: In general, the printers of the OfficeJet series have been around for quite some time to achieve laser-like speed and quality. And that at page prices, which are up to 50% lower than those of laser printers! This is made possible by lower acquisition and ink costs, but also by the integrated energy-saving features and the lower power consumption of inkjet printers.

But for whom are these printers and which variants are available? The selection is great. Although many other series are on the market, we now take a look at some of the currently most current OfficeJet series: Today, by the way, almost without exception carry a "pro" in their name and are each available in different variants (n, dn, x) available.

The OfficeJets are fit for the office - as an all-in-one or just for printing

Most OfficeJet printers are multifunction printers with multiple print and networking capabilities. In fact, OfficeJet printers are "without anything", which means: This printer can print. Point! That's good and fast. No frills like scan or fax, but 100% reliable work. Especially the smallest and simplest OfficeJets are always appreciated by their loyal fans for their tireless work. A current example is the HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 ePrinter series.

The new variants of the HP OfficeJet Pro

What's common to all OfficeJets is an impressive speed for inkjet printers when printing documents. HP's matching original inks also guarantee the printers remarkable print quality and convincing colors, primarily due to a special pigment blend.

At the same time, the HP OfficeJet line covers printing solutions for a wide range of audiences - from the printer for less than $ 80 to the all-in-one MFP with powerful fleet management capabilities.

The models of the current OfficeJet Pro series are according to the manufacturer suitable for 1-5, 6-10 or 11-15 users. Even larger workgroups and companies that print more than 6,000 pages per month recommend HP even a professional laser printer.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6000 Series: small professionals for small businesses

The OfficeJet Pro 6000 models are recommended for a smaller print volume of up to 800 pages per month and offer many smart mobile features despite moderate pricing. While the OfficeJet Pro 6230 is a pure printer and is referred to in the HP world as "ePrinter" (from 79.90 euros), the other 6000s are part of the OfficeJet 6830 e-All-in-One series: They are particularly easy operate and are designed as multifunction devices primarily for small businesses with lower print volumes.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Series: Multitasking in the Most Compact Form

In 2014, the OfficeJet Pro models of today's 8600 series replaced the previous 8600 and 8600 Plus series. Both current versions, the OfficeJet Pro 8610 and the 8620, represent the so-called "e-All-in-Ones", allowing not only many other functions and network capabilities but also the printing of mobile devices. Incidentally, this function is now integrated in almost all OfficeJet series - at least one of the models carries the significant "e" in its name.

Series such as the OfficeJet Pro 8600 are predestined for use in small and mid-sized businesses with features such as increased print volume, automatic duplexing, and the integrated HP Web JetAdmin print management solution. Experience has shown, however, that they have long secured a place as a family printer in the OfficeJet segment due to their price, compact format and simple setup.

As usual, the OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One is an upgrade to the 8610 model: it is much faster in terms of both printing and paper feeding and also supports NFC technology. Also priced is the OfficeJet Pro 8620 with an RRP of 279 Euro about 100 euros above the cheaper model.

HP OfficeJet 200 Series: Networker for good connections

Also in the HP OfficeJet 200 series, there is a multifunction device (the OfficeJet Pro 276dw) and the "print only" version (the OfficeJet Pro 251). Both models are designed for small teams, stores, and environments that require more print volume than, say, the OfficeJet 6000 series. With inkjet printers like these, the manufacturer addresses above all companies, for the connection and networking options are decisive reasons for buying: Because both models are characterized by a variety of wireless and mobile options and various integrated management and security tools.

And it is precisely in this area that not only HP is investing more and more. The trend to understand printers as small computers that interact with users on multiple levels and manage and control them for efficient team structures continues not only with the development of the OfficeJet series, but with all major manufacturers and brands.

HP OfficeJet Pro X Series: pioneering a new class

The current series HP OfficeJet Pro X and OfficeJet Enterprise X are larger and intended for more demanding tasks: The multifunction printers have workflow solutions and software tools that are designed to make working together even easier. Above all, however, they achieve near-revolutionary printing speeds and are therefore also aimed at complex printing environments and at least medium-sized companies.

Their secret is PageWide: This new technology, which was installed for the first time in the models of the OfficeJet Pro X and OfficeJet Enterprise X series, differs fundamentally from the classic inkjet printing technology and is responsible for the extremely high printing speeds of the models.

Success Factor PageWide Technology

Up to 70 pages per minute create the printers of the series OfficeJet Pro X and OfficeJet Enterprise X, according to the manufacturer. The PageWide technique, which is behind this tempo, is based on the principle of line printing and has largely optimized it. Specifically, this means that the printers no longer have a movable printhead, but instead work with a fixed printhead bar.

And thanks to its 42,240 nozzles, it can print the entire width of an A4 page in one pass. The resulting printing speed gives the X series printers a clear advantage over other multifunction printers in the same class. Reason enough, by the way, for HP to make the success technology a whole new printer series:

Cebit 2016: Growth for the OfficeJet family

At the Cebit 2016 in March, the manufacturer presents the new "PageWide" series as its own brand, which stands alongside laserJets and OfficeJet printers. The first of the PageWide models are expected to be available from April.

The newcomers to the OfficeJet Pro family will also be introduced at the fair; According to HP, they are all a bit more compact and edgy in their design than before. In addition, printing speeds, efficiency, administrative and security functions should be further improved. New records or just a new look? We can be curious - the possibilities of the OfficeJet series are obviously far from exhausted.