HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Printer Review

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The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a feature-rich all-in-one inkjet printer built for the home office, small-to-medium offices or workgroups. It offers a fast single pass automatic document feeder (ADF) for scanning, copying and faxing multiple two-sided pages. You also get a quick duplexer for two-sided prints and copies, which is above all the defining factors of this printer. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 flaunts two 250-sheet paper drawers and a monthly duty cycle of 30,000 pages which is tailored for consistent heavy workloads. While it doesn’t make it to our Editor’s Choice, it’s a remarkable printer with an excellent feature set, great price point, admirable print quality, and competitive running costs.

Pros

  • Simple attractive design
  • An instant ink sub keeps you printing
  • Capable of printing from and to email
  • Modern touchscreen interface
  • Front SD card and flash ports
  • Self-Healing Wi-Fi
  • Space-saving
  • 500-page tray capacity
  • Apps work well

Cons

  • Colored inks combined in one cartridge
  • Replacement ink is expensive
  • Decreased Duplex speed

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Specs

Print speed (Pages per minute)24/Black 18/Color
FunctionsPrint, Scan, Copy, Fax
Cartridge962, 962XL, 966XL
Dimensions12-1/2 in. X 17-3/16 in. X 15-5/8 in
Paper Storage Capacity500 sheets
Auto Document FeederSingle-Pass Dual-Sided
Maximum Recommended Monthly volume2,000
Maximum Print Resolution4800 x 1200 DPI
Special FeaturesSelf-Healing WIFI, HP Instant Ink, HP Smart Tasks, and HP Smart App Compatibility.

Design and Features

HP has built a remarkable impression over the years for making not only ingenious AIO desktops but also interesting-looking printers. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is no different here. It’s a two-tone blend of white and gun-metal gray chassis with almost 90-degree angled curves that come together to give the printer a superior business feel. There are no rounded corners or sloping surfaces but the traditional look somewhat works for this printer. On the whole, though, the build quality feels sturdy. However, you will have to get used to the OfficeJet Pro 9025 taking up a lot of your cramped up home office space (if that’s the case).

 

At 12.5 by 12.2 by 15.6 inches (HWD) and weighing 26.4 pounds, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 takes up quite a good amount of space. If anything, it is significantly larger than most typical home office printers. Nonetheless, it is significantly smaller than the Brother’s MFC-L3770CDW and Canon’s ImageClass MF634Cdw (both great performers with competitive prices). It’s predecessor, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is slightly smaller and lighter as well (10.9 by 17.3 by 13.5 inches (HWD) and weighing 20 pounds).

Just from first glance, it’s easy to spot the 2.65-inch color touch screen on the printer. The screen obviously makes it easier to operate the printer, although we would have appreciated a larger display for easier navigation. Still, even with the small display, it is relatively easy to navigate through the menu that it would be navigating using physical buttons. The touch display screen is responsive to the touch and the menus intuitive. Right under the display is a tray. This is the outlet that serves as the exit for printed papers.

Ports and Security

There aren’t as many ports on printers as there are on laptops and desktops. But that is expected. The Envy Photo has a single USB port at the lower left front for printing from a thumb drive. Also, the back houses another USB and Ethernet port as well as wireless capability.

Now, one of the stand-out features of this printer is that it can connect to various cloud and social media sites through web apps on the control panel or the printer’s built-in HTTP server. You can log on to the server, update your security among other features.

 

As if not enough, the OfficeJet Pro 9025 has an even more sophisticated mobile connectivity section. It’s simply a cut above other office-centric AIO printers. Case in point, the Bluetooth 5 LE (low energy) which allows for more than a few simultaneous connections such as Wi-Fi Direct, Apple AirPrint, Mopria allowing all of these to print directly to the printer or over the internet through HP Smart App. In simple terms, that means you can use your iPhone or Android phone to print documents (all you have to do is download the HP Smart App).

As far as security goes, HP completely outdid itself here. Instead of the traditional PINs and other convectional configurations, the printer has its own firewall. From the firewall, one can control access, including to various features, by IP address, or you can configure a universal password such that there is no access to the printer. All these are great options and a heightened approach to security which is impressive. However, I’m not certain whether they’ll be practical for the home-office setting. Perhaps for a medium-sized company or small workgroup.

Performance:

Print speed

Starting with the most obvious, HP announced the OfficeJet Pro 9025 comes with a maximum monthly duty cycle of 30,000 and 2,000 recommended monthly volume. The OfficeJet also has a paper handling capacity of two 250-sheet trays and a single 100-sheet output tray which is pretty rich for an AIO printer at this price point. Also, one of the reasons print speed is at par with the premium InkJet printers, in this price range is thanks to the two-sided Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).

Print quality

Thankfully, the OfficeJet Pro 9025 prints high-quality images. The letterform in text prints looks sharp and easily readable. Still, the images are not as clear and legible as those from a laser printer. For pictures, the 9025 might not be the best photo printer but it prints excellent images nonetheless. The images show rich contrast, colors, smooth mid-tones, and fine details. The printer’s capacity to print sharp details and well-saturated colors make it a smart choice for the office setting. Also, the OfficeJet Pro is capable of printing borderless photos and documents up to letter-size (8.5 by 11 inches).

Scan quality is also high. HP rates the OfficeJet scan capacity to up to 24ppm black and 20 ppm (colored) with a resolution of 1200 dpi.

Ink cost and Yield

The OfficeJet Pro 9025 has some of the most efficient ink cartridges among the competition. Using the high yield cartridge, for example, running costs for monochrome printing are 1.8 cents and 8.3 cents on colored pages. That alone gives the Pro 9025 an edge over entry-level color laser counterparts.

CartridgeMSRPPage YieldCost Per Page
962 Black$32.891,000$0.03
962 Color$22.89 for each color700$0.10
962 XL Black$44.892,000$0.02
962 XL Color$34.89 for each color1,600$0.07
966 XL Black$60.993,000$0.02

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is also Instant Ink eligible which suggests you can subscribe to the Ink Serve at any time. With a 700-page cartridge subscription, it will cost you $19.95 which translates to $2.9 cents. That’s very economical but here’s the deal. After the 700 pages, it will cost you 5 cents for each page. Breaking it down, it means if most of your printing is in monochrome, then it’s a bad deal. However, if you rarely print monochrome and rather focus on colored print, then that is good value. Printing out a colorful and complex Acrobat, Excel and PowerPoint document with charts, graphs, and other business graphs is a good example of what might profit from multicolor printing.

Conclusion

The OfficeJet Pro 9025 offers enough features and performance to make it an office-friendly printer. It is capable of overall high image quality, and extremely fast printing speeds compared to other inkjets in its price range. HP’s Instant Ink program is recommended for you if you make consistent prints over the month. Ideally, if you’re consistent with your monochrome and colored prints, the HP Instant Ink program offers the best value for your money. With that said, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a great machine fit for small offices and workgroups with midrange volume print requirements.

About Liam Weisman

A lover of MacBook Air and the Dell XPS line of laptops, Liam has been researching and writing guest blogger for numerous websites for over 10 years. Now, he blogs about tech trends, PCs, laptops, gadgets, and other emerging gadgets

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