This is a review of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e. The color inkjet all-in-one printer by HP. Designed for small offices with a low print volume.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e comprises a series of all-in-one printers from HP. This review will examine the differences between this series and other all in one’s on the market.

Officejet Pro Series

HP remodeled their Officejet Pro’s with a flat front and switched the color from black to white. A bevel control panel replaces the shapely panel of previous designs. Moving the panel to the left gives more access to the exit tray.

The e designation adds HP’s ePrint function. It allows remote printing by sending the printer an email. The attached file gets printed. Besides ePrint the 8035 and 8035e are the same.

Differences between the HP Officejet Pro 8035e and 8025e are mainly cosmetic. The 8035e comes with 3 colors of trim: basalt, coral, oasis. Under the hood they are the same all in one.

The 8035e is the only member of the series to include 12 months of instant ink for creating an HP+ account. The rest of the series include a 6 month offer.

Differences between the 8035e and the HP 9015e & 9025e include paper capacity, speed, and memory. The 9000 series has twice the memory, a bump in speed for color printing, host USB port, and a dual scan document feeder. While the 9015e adds 25 sheets to its tray, the 9025e can hold an entire ream of paper.

The B&W print speed of the 9000 series is not that noticeable, the 8 pages per minute color speed difference can be appreciated.

The same printing apps come with every all in one. HP’s Smart app is one of the few apps worth installing.

Pros

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

Cons

Only one paper tray
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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, scanning, faxing and the occasional copy. They don’t need a photo printer or a bargain basement level printer that won’t last.

The HP Officejet Pro 8035e is a good solution for the diverse needs of a small or home office. A step up from many consumer all in one’s by incorporating such features as individual ink cartridges, fax, and a touch panel.

It will check boxes for an inexpensive, capable, and long lasting office all in one. Being an HP may check a box for some. I repair printers from HP, Canon, Brother, and Epson. All of them have their good and bad points.

The Officejet Pro 8035e is a good option for an office with a low print volume. This all in one can easily handle 800 pages per month or more. The Officejet series are more cost effective than the Deskjet series. Mainly due to larger ink capacity and individual ink cartridges.

Officejet Pro’s are geared for quantity over quality. Color photos for resale or display could be better served by another printer. Yet color images for reports or news letters out of the 8035e will be more than adequate.

The HP Officejet Pro 8035e is a good option for someone with scanning needs. The scan operations are easy with smart phones, Mac, Chromebook, or a PC.

Ease of use is maybe the best reason to get this all in one. It has an operator friendly control panel, printing apps, and supply management.

Why someone would consider this all-in-one 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 8035e are the Canon TR8620 , Brother MFC-J4335DW INKvestment Tank, or the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820.

These all in ones have about the same features, and functions. All have fax, single sided document feeders, auto duplex printing, 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 8035e vs Canon TR8620

The Canon TR8620 has the best color quality of those listed. Which is no surprise since it has a 5 color system. Plus Canon inkjets have good print quality is my experience.

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 8035e.

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 8035e 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 8035e.

The Canon TR9620 has a larger display (4.3 in) than the HP Officejet Pro 8035e (2.7 in). The Canon TR8620 has a SD Card slot for printing directly from memory cards. Along with PictBridge, the Canon is friendlier with cameras.

The HP Smart app makes the Officejet Pro 8035e friendlier 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 8035e 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 less than the HP Officejet 8035e. But that savings comes with half the memory and average print quality. Still the HP color print speed is slower.

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 8035e are color speed, price and ease of use. While the Brother may edge out the HP on operating costs, over time it may not be a big difference.

Both are good all-in-one printers yet the HP’s ease of use and useful print apps may be features more appealing than saving a little on print costs.

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 8035e vs Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e and Epson Work Force Pro WF-3820 specs match up more than the others being compared. Document feeder capacity, connectivity options, display size, and print speeds line 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 8035e .

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. Again, it mostly comes down to HP’s ease of use and print apps. Not that the others are hard to use but HP does go the extra mile for it’s end users.

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
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Instant Ink

Some may say it’s a scam, others say it’s great. If you detest keeping track of supplies and can commit to the program, you’ll love it. On the other hand, if your print mostly text it may be frustrating to pay for months you don’t actually use a ink cartridge.

Instant ink can cap printing costs, however the highest plan is 700 pages per month. Since the HP Officejet Pro 8035e is recommended for 800 pages any benefit will depend on your volume.

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HP+ Program

An HP+ account includes cloud scanning, fax, and print features for certain HP all in ones.

Signing up for HP+ is free during the setup. It is required to get the additional 1 year warranty and offer for 12 months of instant ink.

If you print more than 700 pages per month you may want to decline the Instant ink offer. Even though it looks like you have to sign up in order to continue however later there is an option to opt out.

If you’re firmly against signing up for anything 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 8035e comes with starter Instant Ink Ready Cartridges.

Deciding Factors

The HP Officejet Pro 8035e is priced higher it has descent operating costs for an all in one printer. Only the Brother inkvestment Tank had lower operating costs.

The text quality of the 8035e is uncommon for an inkjet. Though the color quality of the Canon is better.

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 an improvement.

What really sets the HP apart is their apps offerings. In my experience apps from other brands tend to work well with the basics but falter when asked to perform more sophisticated tasks. HP’s apps seems to work smoothly with iOS, Android, Chromebook, or other 3rd party applications.

The HP Smart makes setup, scanning, and printing operations more polished from smart phones, tablets, or Chromebooks .

HP Smart lets you save shortcuts to the control panel. Which can integrate scan or print functions with other apps such as Quickbooks. It also comes with printables for calendar items, common signs, or cards.

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Summary

What the HP has going for it is ease of use, broad functionality, and reliability. HP’s printing apps do give HP an edge over the competition. Chromebooks, Macs, smart phones, or tablets will benefit from HP’s Smart app.

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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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