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January 06, 2022

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8 Best HP Printers for Home or Small Business

Browse our curated list of HP printers for home and small business to find which one works best for your needs.

Selecting the best HP printer for home and small businesses has become even more important as work from home has been established as the norm. With that change, we have less access to big behemoth business printers we’ve grown accustomed to. Luckily, HP offers no shortage of some of the best printers for homes and small businesses alike, including everything from precise single-function inkjets to robust all-in-one laser printers. Browse our curated list of HP printers to find which one works best for your needs.

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Looking for a low-priced single-function printer with solid print quality? For the price, HP’s 8210 delivers nice print quality for home and even small business use. If you’re looking to print standard text, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference between this inkjet and a laser printer. While the colors may not pop like pricier inkjets, the 8210 will certainly deliver when it comes to printing any standard business documents.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 meets your home printing needs with a variety of connectivity options, including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB and HP Wireless Direct, a P2P protocol that doesn’t require a network connection to print. HP’s ePrint mobile app makes it easy to print from your cloud storage, such as OneDrive or Google Workspace.

 

In terms of form factor, the 8210 weighs in just shy of 19lbs, with 19.52 x 16.53 x 7.99in dimensions. It’ll fit nicely on an ordinary desk. You may want to choose a different HP printer if paper capacity is an issue: it has a 250-sheet input tray which cannot handle envelopes or unconventional paper sizes without first reconfiguring the tray. Overall, the 8210 delivers at a reasonable price point.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: Inkjet
  • Capabilities: Print
  • Speed: Up to 22ppm mono/18ppm color
  • Input/output capacity: 250 sheets/150 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 30,000 pages

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e multifunction inkjet printer fits the bill for home or small office use, with low cost per page and laser printer-like image quality. For printing standard reports and marketing materials, you’ll find the 8025e to be a worthy purchase. Additionally, the OfficeJet Pro 8025e is eligible for HP’s Instant Ink program, where HP monitors your ink levels and ships you ink right when you need it at a monthly flat rate. This is a particularly good deal for small businesses or high-volume home printers who use up a lot of color ink.

Connectivity-wise, you’ll find the standard HP options, including USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct. On top of that, you can utilize Apple AirPrint, Mopria and the HP Smart App. If you’re a small business with a fleet of printers, you can manage all your HP printers from this single interface.


Printing speeds exceed many others in its class, particularly for intricate and colorful business documents with charts, graphs and graphics galore. You won’t get quite the output quality as you would from a dedicated photo printer, but it should do the job for most tasks you can throw at it. Be advised that the 8025e has quite the sizable desktop footprint at 9.2 x 18.1 x 20.1in and comes in at nearly 30 pounds.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: All-in-One/MFP
  • Capabilities: Print, scan, copy, fax
  • Speed: Up to 10ppm mono/20ppm color
  • Input/output capacity: 225 sheets/60 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 20,000 pages

For a balance between speed, output quality and ample connectivity options, the HP OfficeJet Pro 6230 Color Inkjet Printer will serve you well. As with the devices already mentioned, you get Ethernet, Wi-Fi and HP’s Wireless Direct, so you can print from your mobile device. The mobile printing feature works with most device types and OS’s you can think of, including macOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, Blackberry and more.


The 6230 is of modest size, coming in at 11lbs 3oz and 5.7 x 18.3 x 15.2in. You shouldn’t have much trouble fitting this inkjet on your desk or hoisting it onto higher surfaces. Graphically, you’ll find that the 6230 meets your home or small business printing needs like PowerPoint slides or standard spreadsheets. It won’t blow your mind, and you may notice minor imperfections if you look closely at the text quality. The 225-sheet tray keeps you printing without reloading for a fair amount of time, plus you get automatic two-sided printing to save you time printing things like brochures.


The strong price point, great print speed and highly competitive cost per page for its class makes the OfficeJet Pro 6230 worth your time to investigate. 

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: Inkjet
  • Capabilities: Print
  • Speed: Up to 18ppm mono/10ppm color
  • Input/output capacity: 225 sheets/60 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 15,000 pages

Have you ever wanted to pack up your printer and take it with you? The HP OfficeJet 200 may be what you’ve been looking for. At a mere 4.9 (with battery) attached and 2.7 x 14.3 x 7in dimensions, you won’t have any issues with the 200 hogging up your desk space or giving you a bicep workout. Besides being small, it delivers great quality prints on standard A4 letter paper with its 50-sheet tray, even exceeding average desktop print quality.

If you’re looking for a workhorse printer to crank out invoices, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The recommended monthly duty cycle is 300 pages with up to 500 max. The OfficeJet 200 mobile printer also lacks an automatic document feeder for two-sided printing. Additionally, this is a single function printer, so if you’re looking to do copying or scanning, HP offers multifunction printers to meet your needs.

 

You get the connectivity options standard with other HP printers, including USB, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct. This is significant in comparison to the OfficeJet 100, which only had Bluetooth. Note that the USB cable does not come with OfficeJet 200 so you’ll need to get your own if you plan to print that way. 

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: Mobile inkjet
  • Capabilities: Print
  • Speed: Up to 10ppm mono/7ppm color
  • Input/output capacity: 50 sheets/N/A
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 500 pages

If you have a small business and a few employees, the LaserJet Pro M479fdw MFP is a great laser printer to buy. At 15.7 x 16.4 x 18.6in and a formidable 51.6lbs, you won’t be carrying around the M479fdw much, but it’s smaller than many other color all-in-one laser printers in its class.  You get a bevvy of handy features as well, including 50-sheet auto document feeder, single-pass, 2-sided printing and scanning. Expanding your business and paper output? Input capacity is 300 sheets, with the option to purchase an additional 550-sheet tray for 850 sheets total.

Security is not a top-of-mind concern for many when purchasing a printer, but it should be. With HP Wolf Pro Security, you can rest assured your data is defended, with security features baked into the M479fdw laser printer’s hardware, firmware and OS. The security is updated dynamically with firmware to protect your company against the most modern cyberattacks.

 

You’ll find all the same connectivity features as the other HP printers mentioned here with the M479fdw, including Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct, as well as mobile and cloud connectivity options supporting Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, HP ePrint, the HP Smart App and Mopria.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: All-in-One/MFP Laser
  • Capabilities: Print, scan, copy, fax
  • Speed: 28ppm print/26ppm scan/19ppm copy
  • Input/output capacity: 300 sheets/150 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 50,000 pages

You may have done a double take from the last HP printer listed, the M479fdw. While the specs of the LaserJet Pro M479fdn are the same, the functionality is different. You may have noticed the 3 letters at the end of the model name are different—the “fdn” indicates the all-in-one has fax, duplex and network connectivity but no standard Wi-Fi. If regular Wi-Fi connectivity is a must, you should opt for the M479fdw. The M479fdn allows you to print right off a USB thumbdrive, as well.

Another worthy feature to mention with both the M479fdn and M479fdw is the 4.3” color touchscreen. It’s a handy feature for automating workflows and setting up customizable shortcuts for your common printing routines. 

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: All-in-One/MFP Laser
  • Capabilities: Print, scan, copy, fax
  • Speed: 28ppm print/26ppm scan/19ppm copy
  • Input/output capacity: 300 sheets/150 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 50,000 pages

Intended for small to medium sized-offices (SMBs), the LaserJet Enterprise M480f should meet and exceed your printing needs with a variety of connectivity options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct, near-field communication (NFC) touch-to-print and optional dual-band Wi-Fi networking.

The M480f is quite large, coming in at 15.7 x 16.4 x 15.7in and 51.2 lbs. For midrange color all-in-ones, this is not unusual. Input capacity is 300 sheets total, with one 250-sheet tray and an additional 50 sheet multipurpose tray for holding media like envelopes, labels, or non-standard-sized paper. You can expand the capacity with a 550-sheet cassette as your business expands, which is sold separately.

 

Shy of an enterprise HP printer, the M480f is one of the best all-in-one HP laser printers from you can buy. Its potent combination of productivity, HP Wolf Pro Security and sustainability features make it nearly a no-brainer for small businesses looking to expand their print capabilities.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: All-in-One/MFP Laser
  • Capabilities: Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Speed: 29ppm print/28ppm scan/28ppm copy
  • Input/output capacity: 300 sheets/150 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 55,000 pages

While not exactly a speed demon at 22ppm, the LaserJet Pro M283fdw MFP provides a combination of functionality, ease-of-use and outstanding text/graphic quality. Connectivity options include Ethernet, USB 2.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi, with mobile printing capability via the HP Smart App, HP ePrint and Mopria.

The M283fdw’s automatic document feeder allows for rapid printing and scanning of up to 50 sheets at a time.  This makes it easy to digitize documents efficiently for record keeping. The 2.7” touchscreen allows you to navigate through the different functions and applications. A USB port is located just below the touchscreen so you can plug in your flash drive to print documents or save them onto the printer itself.

The print quality is excellent for text and graphics but isn’t really intended for pixel-perfect photo printing but the M283fdw can still handle the task. Most things you’d be creating for business use the M283fdw will excel at, including reports and brochures. It’s similarly sized to other laser printers in its class at 16.6 x 16.5 x 13.2in and 47.4lbs.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Printer Type: All-in-One/MFP Laser
  • Capabilities: Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Speed: 22ppm print/22ppm scan/22ppm copy
  • Input/output capacity: 250 sheets/100 sheets
  • Max Monthly Duty Cycle: 40,000 pages

Summary

We hope our guide has helped you decide what HP printer is best for your personal or small business needs. Need help managing your HP printers? HP and CDW together offer managed print services and can set up your small business with printer ink right when you need it or fix your printers in a flash. Contact CDW today if need assistance managing your print fleet.