This is a review of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e. A color inkjet all-in-one printer for the office by HP. Designed for small offices with a low print volume.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is part of the latest series of all-in-one printers from HP. In this review will explore the differences between the series and compare the 9015e with other all in one’s available on the market.

Officejet Pro Series

HP redesigned their Officejet Pro’s with a smooth front and change of color from black to white. A tilt control panel replaces the curvy panel of previous designs. It is also moved from the center to the side which gives more access to the exit tray.

The Officejet Pro 9015e adds HP’s ePrint function. Which allows remote printing by sending the all in one an email with an attached file . Other than that upgrade the 9015e and 9015 are the same.

Differences between the HP Officejet Pro HP 9015e and the 9025e are mainly paper capacity. The 9025e can hold a bit more paper in the exit tray and an entire ream of paper in the tray. It’s also two pages per minute faster. Even though I work with printers every day I cannot distinguish a two ppm difference.

Included in the series are the 8025e and the HP 8035e. These all in ones have a slower print speed, less memory, and lower paper capacity than the HP9015e. Another difference is the 9015e & 9025e are upgraded with a host USB port and dual scan document feeders.

Only the HP Officejet Pro 8035e is available in different colors and includes 12 months of instant ink. The rest of the series are white with grey trim and include 6 months of instant ink. All instant ink offers require signing up for HP+

The series come with the same printing apps. Which are some of the rare printing apps worth the time to install.

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 9015e is a good solution for the diverse needs of a small or home office. A step up from many consumer all in one’s with a dual scanning document feeder, individual ink cartridges, fax, and a touch panel.

It checks the boxes for an inexpensive, capable, and long lasting office all in one. For some, being an HP also checks a box. I repair printers from HP, Canon, Brother, and Epson. All of them have their good and bad points.

The Officejet Pro 9015e is good for an office with a low to medium print volume. This all in one can easily handle 1,500 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.

The Officejet Pro’s are better suited for quantity. There are better suited printers for someone printing photos for display or resale. Yet printed photos for reports or news letter from the 9015e will have more than adequate quality.

The HP Officejet Pro 9015e is an excellent choice for someone with scanning needs. It has single pass scanning for 2 sided originals. The scan operations are easy with smart phones, Mac, Chromebook, or a PC.

Ease of use is perhaps the best reason to get this all in one. An operator friendly control panel, printing apps, and supplies encompass all-in-one printer from HP.

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 9015e are the Canon TR8620 , Brother MFC-J4535DW INKvestment Tank, or the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820.

All have fax, document feeders, auto duplex, and similar connection options. There is a broad range on price driven by paper capacity, speed, memory, and dual scan ADF’s.

They are all roughly 17 inches wide. The Canon TR8620 is the shortest (7.5 in) and the Epson WF-4830 tallest (13 in). While the HP 9015e and Brother MFC-J4535DW fall in the middle for height. The Epson WF-4830 (19 in) and HP 9015e (20in) are the deepest. While the Canon TR8620 (13 in) and Brother MFC-J4535DW (12 in) are significantly shallower.

The Epson WF-4830 is the heaviest at 26 lbs. Canon TR8620 the lightest at 17 lbs. While the HP 9015e and Brother MFC-J4535DW weigh in at 20 lbs.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e vs Canon TR8620

The Canon is slower but has the best print quality compared to the rest. Which is no surprise since it has a 5 color ink system. Adding a 5th color doesn’t necessarily use more ink than a 4 color system.

But in this case the Canon will cost more to operate since the HP Officejet Pro 9015e’s ink cartridges are so cost effective. Compared to the TR8620’s ink cartridges which yield much less for their cost.

In fact the difference in ink cartridge costs will eventually offset the higher price of the HP. With HP’s price tag comes a dual scan document feeder, 2 fax line ports, and a larger paper capacity.

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 9015e has a larger paper tray capacity (250 sheets). Compared to the Canon TR8620 which splits its 200 sheet capacity between a front and rear tray. The document feeder page capacity also goes to the 9015e.

The Canon TR9620 does have a larger display (4.3 in) than the HP Officejet Pro 9015e (2.7 in). While the Canon TR8620 has a SD Card slot for printing directly from memory cards the 9015e includes an USB host port for thumb drives, cameras, mobile devices, or tablets.

While the Canon has a good print quality, the HP Officejet Pro 9015e may be more affable to offices in general.

Ink Cartridge Cost Yield
HP 962XL Black (XXL)$44.992,000
HP 962XL Cyan$34.991,600
HP 962XL Magenta$34.991,600
HP 962XL Yellow$34.991,600
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 9015e vs Brother MFC-J4535DW

The Brother MFC-J4535DW has the largest ink capacity of these all in ones. True tank printers use a disposable bottle to fill an ink tank while the Inkvestment Tank uses ink cartridges.

Even though Brother uses the tank moniker, the HP Officejet Pro 9015e XL ink cartridges have slightly more than Brothers standard yield. Operating costs will be lower with the Brother MFC-J4535DW, especially with XL ink cartridges.

The initial price of the MFC-J4535DW is also lower than the HP Officejet 9015e. Yet the savings sacrifices memory and print quality.

The HP has four times the memory of the MFC-J4535DW. Memory plays a part in responsiveness of the operation panel, fax storage, and print speed when dealing with graphic intensive files.

The Brother has an exceptionally high paper capacity (400 sheets). Print speeds are essentially the same between the HP and Brother.

This may be minor but the Brother MFC-J4535DW 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.

While the Brother MFC-J4535DW has the smallest display (1.8 in), it makes up for it with a keypad, arrows, and function buttons.

Lower operating costs, price, and a larger paper capacity make the Brother MFC-J4535DW very appealing.

However, a dual scan ADF, more memory, and HP’s apps may be worth the extra cost. An app that integrates with Quickbooks for example, makes the HP Officejet Pro9015e appealing in other ways.

Ink CartridgeCostYield
HP 962XL Black$40.002,000
HP 962XL Cyan$34.991,600
HP 962XL Magenta$34.991,600
HP 962XL Yellow$34.991,600
Brother LC30333BK Black$32.993000
Brother LC30333C Cyan$23.491500
Brother LC30333M Magenta$23.491500
Brother LC3033Y Yellow$23.491500

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e vs Epson Work Force Pro WF-4820

The Epson Work Force Pro WF-4830 is slightly faster at B&W printing compared to the rest. But is the slower at color printing.

Though the Epson initial cost is lower, the operating costs favor the HP Officejet Pro 9015e.

From the prints I’ve seen the Epson Work Force Pro WF-4820 has about the same color quality as the HP. Text did seem a little better from the 9015e. They both use pigment ink but different inkjet processes may account for HP’s sharper text.

The Epson WF-4820 has a larger display than the HP 9015e. HP does have built in animations for tasks such as adding ink or toner.

As mentioned before HP’s Smart app is better than the other offerings. While Epson has improved its apps on setup and functionality, HP does lead the pack. For example, while the rest can operate the control panel from their apps, only HP’s app allows you to create shortcuts on the all in one’s control panel.

The Epson Work Force Pro WF-4820 has an appealing price and color quality. Yet, HP’s apps seem smoother, operating costs are lower, and HP offers a 2 year warranty.

Ink CartridgeCostYield
HP 962XL Black$40.002,000
HP 962XL Cyan$34.991,600
HP 962XL Magenta$34.991,600
HP 962XL Yellow$34.991,600
Epson T822XL Black$39.491100
Epson T822XL Cyan$29.491100
Epson T822XL Magenta$29.491100
Epson T822XL Yellow$29.491100
HP Officejet Pro 9015e

Instant Ink

The good part about Instant ink is it can cap printing costs. The bad part is the highest plan is only 700 pages per month.

While this volume may work with an all in one such as the 8025e. It isn’t viable with the HP Officejet Pro 9015e. Not only can the 9015e handle 1,500 pages or more per month, its ink cartridges come in larger capacities.

The larger capacity ink cartridges bring the 9015e operating costs close to what they might be if the program had a higher volume.

HP Officejet Pro 9015e

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 6 months of instant ink.

If you print more than 700 pages per month you may want to decline the Instant ink offer. 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 9015e comes with starter Instant Ink Ready Cartridges.

HP Officejet Pro 9015e

Deciding Factors

The HP Officejet Pro 9015e is priced higher it has descent operating costs for an all in one printer. Only the Brother inkvestment Tank has lower operating costs.

The text quality of the 9015e is uncommon for an inkjet. Though the color quality of the Canon is better.

The Brother MFC-J4535DW has a higher paper capacity that the HP 9015e. If paper capacity is important you can upgrade to the HP 9025e to match the Brothers paper capacity.

Only the HP 9015e has duplex capable document feeder. An extremely useful feature for scanning 2 sided documents.

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.

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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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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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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