Today we review the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. This is one of HP’s latest all in one color inkjet printer for the office. It’s designed for small offices with a low print volume.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is part of a series of all in one printers from HP. This review will explore the differences between them and compare the 8025e with other all in one’s available on the market.

Officejet Pro Series

Newer Officejet Pro’s are redesigned with a flush front and come in white instead of black. The tilt control panel is moved to the left which provides more access to the exit tray.

The Officejet Pro 8025e is an upgrade from the 8025 in that HP adds the ePrint function, their version of remote printing. Which works by sending a printer an email with an attached file. Other than that they are the same printer.

The difference between the HP 8025e and HP 8035e are the available trim colors and bundled instant ink program with HP+. While the 8025e is only available in grey, the 8035e comes in three colors of trim. Instant ink is free for the first six months with the 8025e and the first year for the 8035e.

Print speed, paper handling, and memory are the same for the 8025e and 8035e.

However, those features are different between the HP 8025e and HP 9015e. The 9015e is faster, can take a little more paper, but has double the memory. If you print a lot of large color files the 9015e may be a better fit for your needs.

The HP 9025e has twice the paper capacity and memory compared to the HP 8025e. It is also much faster (10 vs 20 ppm) at printing color pages.

Printing apps across the series are the same. HP’s printing apps are some of the few apps that are worth the time to install.

Pros

Easy to use
Broad functions and compatibility
Reliability
2 year warranty (with HP+)

Cons

Only one paper tray
Document feeder is not auto duplex
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Why This All in One?

Why someone would want this all in one is because they need to do some printing, some scanning, and an occasional fax or copy. They don’t need a photo printer, a bargain basement level printer that won’t last, or a overloaded expensive printer that would be overkill.

The HP Officejet Pro 8025e is a good solution for the varied needs of printing at home or a small office. A step up from the entry level consumer all in one’s. It has fax function, a document feeder, individual cartridges, and a touch panel for operations.

It checks the boxes for an inexpensive, long lasting, and capable office all in one. Also, it’s a HP which checks a box for some. From the HP, Canon, Brother, and Epson printers I repair I can say they all have their pros and cons.

This all in one is a good choice for someone with a low print volume. The HP Officejet Pro 8025e can easily handle 800 pages per month. Cartridges for the Officejet series are more cost effective than the Deskjet series. Which make the Officejet’s better suited for quantity.

This all in one isn’t the best choice for someone printing photos for display or resale. But printed photos in an news letter or reports will have more than adequate quality.

The HP Officejet Pro 8025e is a good choice for someone with scanning needs. Scanning is easy to use from smart phones, Mac, Chromebook, or a PC.

It’s ease of use is probably the best reason to get this all in one. HP has an operator friendly control panel and printing apps.

Why someone would consider this printer:

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Broad functionality (copy, scan, and fax)
  • Reliability

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Comparable Products

Comparable products to the HP Officejet Pro 8025e are the Canon TR8620 , Brother MFC-J4335DW INKvestment Tank, or the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820.

These all in ones are priced within $20 of each other, have about the same features, and functions. All have fax, document feeders, auto duplex, and similar connection options.

They are all roughly 18 inches wide, 13 inches deep, and 9 inches high. Though the Epson is 2 inches narrower and the Canon 2 inches shorter. They all weigh between 17-19 lbs.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e vs Canon TR8620

Canon may be slower but offers the best print quality from the prints I’ve seen. Which is to be expected when a 5th color is added. A 5 color system doesn’t necessarily use more ink than a 4 color system.

But in this case the Canon will cost slightly more to operate. The TR8620’s ink cartridges cost more with equal or less page yields than the HP Officejet Pro 8025e.

Both offer monthly subscription programs to manage ink cartridge costs. HP’s Instant ink is more cost effective than Pixma Print.

The HP Officejet Pro 8025e paper tray has a larger paper capacity (225 sheets) compared to the Canon TR8620 (100 sheets). Still the Canon has a front and rear tray which hold 100 sheets each. The page capacity of the document feeder also goes to the 8025e.

The Canon TR9620 has a larger display (4.3 in) than the HP Officejet Pro 8025e (2.7 in). The Canon TR8620 has a SD Card slot for printing directly from memory cards. Along with PictBridge, the Canon is slightly easier to use with cameras.

The HP Smart app makes the Officejet Pro 8025e easier to use with Chromebooks, smart phones, and other tablets. Canon offers run of the mill printing apps but HP’s Smart app is a cut above.

These are both good all in ones. For cost and ease of use the HP edges out the Canon.

Ink Cartridge Cost Yield
HP 910XL Black$40.00825
HP 916XL Black (XXL)$54.001500
HP 910XL Cyan$23.00825
HP 910XL Magenta$23.00825
HP 910XL Yellow$23.00825
Canon PGI-280XXL Photo Black$37.00600
Canon CLI-281XXL Black$30.00360
Canon CLI-281XXL Cyan$30.00820
Canon CLI-281XXL Magenta$30.00760
Canon CLI-281XXL Yellow$30.00824

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e vs Brother MFC-J4335DW

The Brother MFC-J4335DW offers larger ink cartridges than the other all in ones. It isn’t a true tank printer since it takes ink cartridges instead of filling a tank with bottles of ink. However, Brother’s price per page with XXL cartridges is slightly less than HP’s instant ink program.

The initial price of the Brother MFC-J4335DW is also slightly less than the HP Officejet 8025e. But that savings comes with a half the memory and average print quality.

While memory will play a role in responsiveness of the operation panel, fax storage, and speed when dealing with graphic intensive files.

This may be minor but the Brother MFC-J4335DW comes with a 14,400 baud rate fax. Compared to the 33,600 baud rate of the others, faxing with the Brother will take more than twice the time.

The Brother MFC-J4335DW has the smallest display (1.8 in) but makes up for it with a keypad, arrows, and function buttons.

Brother printing apps are also run of the mill. Whereas HP’s Smart app has printables, calendars, cards, templates, Quickbooks integration, etc.

Major differences between the Brother MFC-J4335DW and HP Officejet 8025e are color print speed, price and ease of use. While the Brother may edge out the HP on operating costs, over time it may not amount to much.

Both are good all-in-one printers. The ease of use of the HP Officejet 8025e may be more appealing than the cost savings of the Brother MFC-J4335DW.

Ink CartridgeCostYield
HP 910XL Black$40.00825
HP 916XL Black (XXL)$54.001500
HP 910XL Cyan$23.00825
HP 910XL Magenta$23.00825
HP 910XL Yellow$23.00825
Brother LC406BKS Black$32.993000
Brother LC406CS Cyan$23.491500
Brother LC406MS Magenta$23.491500
Brother LC406YS Yellow$23.491500

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e vs Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820 specs line up more than the others being compared. Document feeder capacity, connectivity options, display size, and print speeds match up.

Both these all in one’s have a single paper tray but the Epson holds 25 sheets more. A single paper source may be a nuisance if you frequently print on envelopes or special paper.

Both clamshell open to access ink cartridges but the HP seems to have more room to work.

Using standard ink cartridges Operating costs will be slightly lower with the Epson. Yet if you enroll in instant ink the HP operating costs become lower.

Based on the prints I’ve seen the Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820 has good quality but text quality seems better from the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e .

One difference between the HP and Epson is HP’s built in animations. Epson has still images while HP has animations for tasks such as adding paper or ink cartridges. It may seem trivial but it adds to the overall ease of use.

As mentioned before HP’s Smart app is better than the other brands. While Epson has improved on setup and printing apps HP does lead the pack.

It’s hard to find fault with the Epson. The Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820 is stiff competition to the HP Officejet Pro 8025e. It mostly comes down to HP’s app offerings and ease of use.

Ink CartridgeCostYield
HP 910XL Black$40.00825
HP 916XL Black (XXL)$54.001500
HP 910XL Cyan$23.00825
HP 910XL Magenta$23.00825
HP 910XL Yellow$23.00825
Epson T822XL Black$39.491100
Epson T822XL Cyan$29.491100
Epson T822XL Magenta$29.491100
Epson T822XL Yellow$29.491100
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

Instant Ink

Some feel it is a scam, others think it’s great. If you hate keeping track of supplies and can commit to the program, you will love it. On the other hand, if your print mostly text it may be frustrating to pay for months you don’t use any ink cartridges.

The good part about instant ink is it can cap printing costs as low as .035 cents per page depending on the volume you subscribe to.

While .035 cents a page is above average for B&W pages, it’s pretty good for color pages. HP averages the B&W and color page cost into one fee.

Whether you print text or color, the program counts the pages you print. Instant Ink isn’t based on coverage, it’s based on the total page count.

Which means you can benefit from enrolling if you print a lot of heavy color. If you print very little color the benefits may be a wash.

The bad part about instant ink seems to be cancelling a subscription. Really $20 a month isn’t terrible considering how much ink cartridges cost. Subscriptions can be as little as $5 a month. Even The overage charges are reasonable, all things considered. No more than if you didn’t enroll in the program in the first place.

Upon cancelling the ink cartridge in the printer will immediately stop working. Even if it was just replaced. HP charges for the whole month even if you cancelled one day into the billing cycle. Rollover pages are forfeit.

My advice is to commit to the program or not sign up in the first place. Paying a monthly fee for a month you don’t use any cartridges may be less inconvenient that cancelling.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

HP+ Program

HP+ differs from Instant Ink in that it is free to create an account. Included in the account is cloud scanning, fax, and print features for certain HP all in ones. HP+ also offers paid print plans (aka instant ink).

Signing up for HP+ is technically optional during the setup. However it is required to get the free 6 month offer of instant ink. You can still decline the Instant ink offer and get the additional 1 year warranty for signing up.

During the setup it may seem you have to enroll to continue. If you’re firmly against HP’s programs you can cancel the setup and use the offline installer to work around the enrollments. Look for the Offline installer here if your browser balks at downloading an executable file.

Have some retail cartridges ready should you decide not to enroll. The HP Officejet 8025e comes with starter Instant Ink Ready Cartridges.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

Summary

Printing costs for the HP Officejet Pro 8025e are descent compared with the others. The Brother MFC-J4335DW Inkvestment stands out on costs but lacks in other ways as an all in one. Brother has a 2 year warranty but so does HP if you sign up for an HP+ account.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is the only all in one listed that comes with starter cartridges. But does offer 6 months of instant ink for free. The Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820 doesn’t offer an ink management program but Epson does have EcoTank printers.

Quality for the HP Officejet Pro is good for text and above average color quality. Still the Canon TR8620 stands out on print quality. The differences between the two make them appealing in different ways. Camera users may like the Canon. While those that use scanning, cloud apps, a range of devices and uses may prefer the HP.

HP is the only all in one touting self healing WiFi. Though I have not found a way to test it, anything to help the Wifi should be beneficial.

HP’s printing apps do give HP an edge over the competition. The Smart app integrates with Quickbooks for tasks such as managing receipts. Chromebooks, Macs, smart phones, or tablets will also benefit from HP’s Smart app.

What the HP has going for it is ease of use, broad functionality, and reliability.

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Pros

Easy to use
Broad functions and compatibility
Reliability
2 year warranty (with HP+)

Cons

Only one paper tray
Document feeder is not auto duplex
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copier guy

The Copier Guy, aka Dave. I’ve worked on scanners, printers, copiers, and faxes since 1994. When I’m not fixing them I’m writing about them. Although, I’m probably better at fixing them. I’ve worked with every major brand. As well as several types of processes. If it uses paper I’ve probably worked on one.

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