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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025/8028/8035 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed May 11, 2020 at 11:57 am
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Mixed Usage
Family Printer
Home Office / Small Office
Black & White
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a compact inkjet printer designed for small businesses or home office use. While its photo printing quality is only decent, its integrated scanner makes it easy to save fragile documents like old family photos. Unfortunately, this printer suffers in its black ink performance: it has an extremely low black ink yield and its cost-to-print is high, making it costly to use and replace this cartridge. On the upside, colored ink performs slightly better.

Our Verdict

6.1 Mixed Usage

Disappointing for mixed use. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a fairly compact printer that will fit on most desks. Unfortunately, it has a low page yield for black ink and it's slow to print it, which won't be great for those printing office documents or essays. It also means you'll need to change the black ink cartridge more often, which can be costly in the long term. While it's better at printing photos, these images will lack detail. However, the 8025's integrated scanner is a great feature for those looking to save old photos or copy forms.

6.7 Family Printer

Not bad as a family printer. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 can be used to print off photos for your scrapbook although the images will lack detail. If you want to scan family documents for your genealogy project, the integrated scanner can handle both plain paper documents and more fragile items like old tickets or photos. Your children will also be able to print off school assignments, but the cost-per-print of black ink can get costly as this printer's ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of ink.

5.5 Home Office / Small Office

Inadequate for the home or small office. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an extremely low black ink yield, making it less than suitable for professionals who print off a lot of text documents, and it can cost you more in the long term. On top of this, it's slow to produce black text documents. However, this printer fares much better when printing colored documents; if you like to add a splash of color to your quarterly reports, it's slightly more cost-efficient. The automatic document feeder is also a nice feature to help streamline your work process, although if you've got double-sided documents, you won't be able to easily scan both sides at the same time as this printer lacks duplex scanning.

5.7 Student

Sub-par for student use. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 is slow to print black-text documents. Students on a budget will also have to change the black ink cartridge frequently if they're printing off essays or assignments as its cartridge will produce a low page yield, making it costly in the long term. However, this printer can add a splash of color to any document and its Wi-Fi connections are great when a physical connection to a router might not be possible, such as in a dorm.

5.7 Black & White

Disappointing for printing black and white documents. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 isn't the quickest printer. It has a low page yield when using black ink and its cost-to-print ratio is rather disappointing; if you have to constantly replace the ink cartridge, it can add up in the long term. However, you can buy high-yield cartridges if you want a little more bang for your buck.

  • 6.1 Mixed Usage
  • 6.7 Family Printer
  • 5.5 Home Office / Small Office
  • 5.7 Student
  • 5.7 Black & White
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.

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OfficeJet Pro 8025
OfficeJet Pro 8028
OfficeJet Pro 8035

Test Results

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Build & Design Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a good design. Its plastic body is sturdy and there's good access to paper jams from the top of the printer. While the front paper tray isn't easy to open or close, the scanner lid can be lifted slightly to accommodate larger or bulkier items like books. However, 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. To access the ink cartridges from the top cover, the scanner lid must be closed too. However, the printer doesn't notify you when it's running low on ink, which can be frustrating.

Height 9.2" (23.3 cm)
Width 18.2" (46.2 cm)
Depth 14.8" (37.5 cm)
17.2 lbs (7.8 kg)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a compact printer, well-suited for small spaces. It's a little tall, though, and its height could be a challenge if stored on a shelf as you might not be able to completely lift up the scanner lid.

Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an excellent color touchscreen. Thanks to its vertical tilt, you'll be able to easily view the screen from most angles. The touch buttons are also responsive and provide audible feedback.

Note that the manufacturer's specs indicate a 6.6cm display screen but this was measured edge to edge. We measure the screen diagonally.

In The Box

  • User manual
  • HP 910 Instant Ink starter cartridges
    • 1x Cyan Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Yellow Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Magenta Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Black Instant Ink cartridge
  • Power cable

Photo Cartridge
Number Of Color Cartridges
Black Cartridge Model
HP 910 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
6.76 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
128 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 910
Tested Color Page Yield
10.11 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
215 prints
Third Party Cartridge
High Yield Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a poor cartridge system. The black cartridge quickly runs out of ink, so if you're using this printer to print off black text documents like essays or forms, you'll have to change this cartridge more often. On the upside, the color cartridges last slightly longer and there are high yield cartridges available that can extend your page yield.

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. While it's optional, if you decide to cancel your subscription while you still have this ink installed, your printer will stop working with your Instant Ink cartridges.

Scan Flatbed
Scan Sheetfed
Automatic Document Feeder
Duplex Scanning
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"

The 8025 has very good scanning features. It has a flatbed scanner which is great for bulkier or more fragile items such as old photos or fabric while the sheetfed is more suitable for paper documents like forms. This scanner lid also has hinges to allow you to lift it a little bit higher, making it easy to scan books. However, the lid can come off the hinges and it can be 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.

Cost Per Print
Black Cartridge Price
18.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.148 US$/print
Color Printing
0.163 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.432 US$/print
Ink Subscription

The OfficeJet Pro 8025's cost per print is unremarkable. Black and white documents have a high price-per-page as the black ink cartridge doesn't last very long. The color cartridges fair slightly better though, especially if you're printing photos. 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 will monitor your ink cartridges and order new cartridges when one is running low. However, while the cost of the cartridges is somewhat reasonably priced compared to the printer, you'll end up spending more as you continue to print.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you will likely still need to replace it eventually.

Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
10 PPM
Color Document
Photo Printing Time
53.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.7 sec
Duplex Printing
Input Tray Capacity
225 pages

The 8025 has a decent printing speed. Black text and color documents can both take a while to print. Photos, on the other hand, are decently quick to print. On the upside, the input tray holds 225 sheets, so you shouldn't need to refill it too often.

Color Accuracy
Average Color dE

The 8025's color accuracy is alright. It shouldn't be a problem for most casual uses; however, those who require more accurate colors might not find this printer suitable for their needs.

Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing

This printer has decent printing quality. While the colors are vibrant, fine detail can be hard to spot and shadowy areas are less defined. There's also some banding on the grayscale palette.

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.

Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an adjustable paper tray that can support most popular paper formats.

Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App and Connectivity
USB Input To Computer
Wi-Fi via Router
Wi-Fi Direct
External Storage Support
Apple AirPrint
Mopria Print Service

The 8025 is a wireless printer that has very good connectivity options. While you can't connect via Bluetooth, you can use Wi-Fi Direct or you can set it up to your Wi-Fi network via your router. You can also connect wirelessly on mobile devices using both Apple AirPrint and for Android users, Mopria Print Service. If you want a physical connection, you can use an ethernet cable or you can plug it directly into your computer using a USB cable. On the downside, this printer doesn't have any external storage support.

Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App Print
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Microsoft Office Files
Text Files (TXT)
Webpages (HTML)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 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.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a few variants, the 8028 and the 8035. The Pro 8035 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. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025/8028/8035 Price

OfficeJet Pro 8025
OfficeJet Pro 8028
OfficeJet Pro 8035



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