The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025/8028/8035 is an adequate all-in-one inkjet printer for family use. It has a compact size that doesn't take up a lot of space on a desk or table. The printer's photo printing quality and color accuracy are decent enough for casual photos. Its flatbed scanner and high scan resolution make it easy to save fragile family photos, and it also has an automatic document feeder for scanning multi-page documents. However, it lacks duplex scanning capability, so you have to manually flip over double-sided pages yourself. Unfortunately, this printer has an extremely low black ink yield and often needs replacing, which increases costs. On the upside, its color cartridges perform slightly better, especially when printing photos.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is an adequate printer for family use. It has decent color accuracy and photo printing quality, but there's some banding in the grayscale, and fine details are sometimes hard to spot. On the upside, it has a flatbed scanner with a high scan resolution, which is ideal for scanning old photos and documents. Unfortunately, the black ink cartridge has a low yield and needs replacing often.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a disappointing printer for home or small offices. Its cartridges have a very low yield and often need replacing, making it expensive in the long run. It's slow at printing the first page of a document, and subsequent pages aren't much faster. That said, it can print colored documents much faster. It has an automatic document feeder for processing multi-page documents but lacks duplex scanning capability, meaning you have to manually flip each page over yourself.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 is a disappointing printer for students. The black ink cartridge has a low page yield and often needs replacing, which increases expenses. However, high-yielding cartridges are also available. It has a flatbed scanner for scanning books and photos and an automatic document feeder to quickly scan long, multi-page documents. That said, this printer supports a Wi-Fi connection and is fairly compact, which is ideal in a small dorm.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 is a disappointing choice for printing in black and white. Its black cartridge has a low page yield and often need replacing, which increases costs. On the upside, there are high-yield cartridges available should you need them. It's rather slow at printing black-only documents, and while it has an automatic document feeder for processing lengthy paperwork, it lacks duplex scanning, so you have to flip over double-sided pages yourself.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is decent for casual photos. Its photo printing quality and color accuracy are decent, although finer details are harder to spot. That being said, it can print photos in under a minute, which is quite good, and it can print on glossy photo paper.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 has a good design. Its plastic body is sturdy, and there's good access to paper jams from the top of the printer. The front paper tray isn't easy to open or close, which can be frustrating. Likewise, the scanner lid can come off its hinges if you lift it too much and expose the wires, making it hard to realign if you want to close the lid. The scanner lid must also be closed to access the ink cartridges, and the printer doesn't notify you when it's running low on ink. On the upside, the scanner lid lifts slightly to accommodate larger or bulkier items like books.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 is a compact printer, well-suited for small spaces. It's a rather tall printer, which limits where you can place it as opening the scanner lid can easily be obstructed.
The HP 8028 has an excellent color touchscreen. Due to its vertical tilt, the screen is easily visible, whether you're sitting or standing. The touch buttons are also responsive and provide audible feedback.
Note: The manufacturer's specs indicate a 6.6cm display screen, but this was measured edge to edge. We measure the screen diagonally.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 has a poor cartridge system. The black cartridge runs out of ink quickly and often needs replacing, which increases costs over time. On the upside, the color cartridges last slightly longer, and there are high yield cartridges available should you need them.
Note: This printer uses Instant Ink, a smart cartridge system designed by HP that monitors your printing habits so that it can send you replacement ink automatically for a monthly fee. It's optional, but if you decide to cancel your subscription while you still have this ink installed, your printer will stop working with your Instant Ink cartridges.
The HP 8025 has great scanning features. Its flatbed scanner is great for bulkier or more fragile items such as old photos or fabric, while the feeder is more suitable for paper documents like forms. The scanner lid's hinges lift for scanning thicker items like books or fragile photos. However, the lid is prone to coming off its hinges, and it's hard to place back correctly. The automatic document feeder (ADF) is an additional feature that makes it easy to scan multiple documents in a row. While the flatbed isn't large enough to scan legal documents or tabloid pages, it's more than enough for scanning typical letter format items.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028's cost per print is only okay. Its low black page yield leads to more frequent replacement of the black ink cartridge, increasing the cost significantly the more you print. The color cartridges have a better page yield but are also more expensive, making the overall cost-per-print almost identical overall. If you don't want to worry about having to purchase your next cartridge, you can sign up for HP Instant Ink. For a monthly fee, HP monitors your ink usage and sends new cartridges when one is running low.
Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridges for servicing tasks, so you will likely still need to replace them eventually.
The HP 8025 has decent printing speed. Both black and color documents can take a while to print. Photos, on the other hand, are quick to print. The input tray holds 225 sheets, so you shouldn't need to refill it too often.
The HP 8025's color accuracy is decent enough for most casual uses; however, those who require more accurate colors might not find this printer suitable for their needs.
This printer has decent printing quality. While the colors are vibrant, it lacks fine details, and shadowy areas aren't well-defined. There's also some banding in the grayscale. These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
If you're looking for a printer that can print higher-quality photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TS6320.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 has an adjustable paper tray that can support most popular paper formats.
The HP 8035 is a wireless printer that has great connectivity options. It can connect via Ethernet, USB, or Wi-Fi, and it supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. Unfortunately, it lacks Bluetooth support, and there's no external storage support for USB flash drives or SD cards.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 uses the HP Smart app, available on both Android and iOS. You can print and scan both photo and PDF files from your phone, as well as manage your ink subscription.
We tested the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025, and it has two variants, the OfficeJet 8028 and the OfficeJet 8035. The 8035 printer is the exact same printer but uses a subscription ink service. The Pro 8028 also uses a subscription ink service but is a Costco exclusive. We expect our tests to apply to all variants of this printer.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 is an adequate all-in-one inkjet printer. Unlike the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, the 8025's cartridges have a low page yield and need replacing often. It's a rather slow printer, and it doesn't have duplex scanning, meaning you waste more time flipping double-sided documents over manually. For a faster alternative with better scanning features, consider the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is a better overall printer than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9015 has a better cartridge system, it supports duplex scanning, and its cost-per-print is more affordable. It also has a much quicker printing speed, better photo printing quality, and it has external storage support. On the other hand, the 8025 has slightly better color accuracy.
The HP ENVY Photo 7855/7858 is better for family use than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The ENVY Photo has a slightly lower cost-per-print for black-only documents and it's able to print these same documents a bit quicker. It also has better color accuracy as well as photo printing quality, and it has Bluetooth and external storage support. Conversely, the OfficeJet Pro feels better built, and its display screen is better as well. Although its cartridges don't yield a lot of pages before they need to be replaced, its three separate color cartridges yield more than the 7855's one tricolor cartridge.
The HP ENVY Photo 7155 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 are similarly performing printers with different strengths. The ENVY Photo 7155 is more compact, which is suited for small spaces, and it has a slightly lower cost-per-print for black-only printing. It also has better color accuracy, and there's external storage support. Conversely, the OfficeJet Pro 8025 feels better built, its cartridges can yield more pages, and it also has an automatic document feeder. It's also slightly quicker at printing out black-text documents, and it has an Ethernet port.
The Brother HL-L2390DW and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 are two very differently designed printers. The Brother is a monochrome laser printer with an excellent toner cartridge system which helps to keep its overall cost-per-print very low. Its print speed is much quicker too, and it has a better companion app. However, the HP is a color inkjet printer, so it has better color accuracy and photo printing quality. It also has an automatic document feeder as well as an Ethernet port.