HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Apr 16, 2021 at 09:26 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e Picture
8.4
Family
8.3
Small/Home Office
8.3
Student
8.4
Black & White
7.6
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is a versatile office printer that performs well enough for many uses. It yields a large number of both black and color pages, which helps keep the cost-per-print incredibly low. It's fully equipped with a high-resolution flatbed scanner, an automatic document feeder, and a duplex scanning feature. The photo printing quality and color accuracy are only decent, but they should be fine for casual use. It's the replacement model for the discontinued HP OfficeJet Pro 9025. The two printers are nearly identical in appearance and performance, but the 9025e comes with a six-month supply of free ink through the HP Instant Ink subscription. Unfortunately, like its predecessor, the 9025e also produces tilted scans when using the ADF scanner.

Our Verdict

8.4 Family

The HP 9025e is great for family use. This well-built, all-in-one model has a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder with a duplex scanning feature. It has a remarkably low cost-per-print thanks to its high page yields. It produces decent-looking photos, but there's some graininess present in the images, and gray areas have some color in them. The color accuracy is only decent, but it should be fine for casual use.

Pros
  • Great printing speed.
  • Incredible cost-per-print.
  • Many connectivity options.
  • Decent color accuracy and image quality.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth printing support.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
8.3 Small/Home Office

The HP 9025e is great for small or home offices. It yields a large number of pages for both black and color documents, which helps keep the cost-per-print incredibly low. The printing speed is great, with subsequent pages coming out a bit faster than the first page. It has an automatic document feeder, as well as a duplex scanning feature, so you don't have to scan two-sided sheets manually. Unfortunately, the scanner's lid hinges can't extend to accommodate thick books. Also, there's an issue with the ADF scanner that causes tilted scans.

Pros
  • Great printing speed.
  • Incredible cost-per-print.
  • Many connectivity options.
Cons
  • ADF scanner produces tilted scans.
8.3 Student

The HP 9025e is great for students. It prints black and color documents fairly quickly, and the cost-per-print for both black and color documents is incredibly low. You can connect to the printer through Wi-Fi or print directly from a USB thumb drive. It has an automatic document feeder as well as a duplex scanning feature, so you don't have to scan two-sided documents manually. Unfortunately, the scanner's lid hinges can't extend to accommodate thick books, and it doesn't support Bluetooth printing.

Pros
  • Great printing speed.
  • Incredible cost-per-print.
  • Many connectivity options.
Cons
  • ADF scanner produces tilted scans.
  • No Bluetooth printing support.
8.4 Black & White

The HP 9025e is great for black and white printing. It yields a large number of black ink pages, which results in an incredibly low cost-per-print. The first page of a document prints out very fast, and subsequent pages get a little faster from there. It has an automatic document feeder and a duplex scanning feature, so you don't have to manually flip double-sided documents. Unfortunately, you can't extend the scanner's lid hinges to scan thick items or books. Also, this model has an issue with the ADF scanner that causes tilted scans.

Pros
  • Great printing speed.
  • Incredible cost-per-print.
  • Many connectivity options.
Cons
  • ADF scanner produces tilted scans.
7.6 Casual Photo

The HP 9025e is good for casual photos. It's a well-built printer that has a fairly low cost-per-print for photos. It produces decent-quality pictures with decent color accuracy. However, there's graininess present in the images, and gray areas have some color in them. Unfortunately, it can't print 2" x 3" pictures.

Pros
  • Incredible cost-per-print.
  • Decent color accuracy and image quality.
Cons
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • 8.4 Family
  • 8.3 Small/Home Office
  • 8.3 Student
  • 8.4 Black & White
  • 7.6 Casual Photo

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Test Results

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Design
8.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP 9025e has a sturdy plastic body with a removable power cord, making it easy to replace if ever it gets damaged. There's good access to paper jams from the rear. The two input cassettes can hold 500 pages total, each holding 250 plain sheets, and the output tray can hold 100 pages. Unfortunately, unlike the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025, the lid hinges can't be lifted to scan thicker items like a magazine or book. Also, the printer needs to be on to access the ink cartridges. Note that you need to close the output tray to access the top input cassette.

Design
Dimensions
Height 12.6" (31.9 cm)
Width 17.2" (43.7 cm)
Depth 15.6" (39.6 cm)
Weight
26.5 lbs (12.0 kg)
8.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP 9025e has a great color touchscreen, just like the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025. It has three touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the display: Back, Home, and Help. It's very responsive and provides audio feedback, and the menu interface is easy to navigate. The back and home buttons stay unlit when you're in the main menu and light up when in a sub-menu.

Design
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • HP Starter Catridges
    • 1x HP 962 Black
    • 1x HP 962 Cyan
    • 1x HP 962 Magenta
    • 1x HP 962 Yellow

8.1
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 962 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
60.00 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1140 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 962 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
34.00 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
744 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

It has a great cartridge system that yields a large number of black and color pages. There are also high-yield cartridges available that should last even longer, though we haven't tested them. If the color cartridges run out, the printer lets you cancel the job and continue printing in black; however, if the black cartridge is empty, the printer doesn't let you print in color until the cartridge is replaced.

9.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
Yes
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

It has a high-resolution flatbed scanner that's great for scanning fragile items, but the lid hinges can't be raised to scan thick items like a book or magazine. Also, it has an automatic document feeder to easily process multi-page documents, and it automatically scans double-sided sheets, thanks to the duplex scanning feature. The ADF scanner tray can hold a maximum of 35 sheets, and the maximum resolution is 300 DPI.

Unfortunately, like the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025, the ADF scanner of our 9025e unit also produces tilted and misaligned scans. This is a known issue with the 9025, and it seems it wasn't corrected for the 9025e.

Printing
9.1
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
32.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
63.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.029 US$/print
Color Printing
0.086 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.229 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP 9025e has an incredible cost-per-print. This printer comes with an HP Instant Ink subscription, which automatically sends you ink when your printer detects your cartridges getting low. With the purchase of the printer, you get six months of free ink delivered to your door.

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

8.3
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
18 PPM
Color Document
14 PPM
Photo Printing Time
39.5 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
9.8 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
500 pages

The HP 9025e is very fast at printing out the first page of a black-only text document, and subsequent pages get a little faster after that. The printing speeds for color documents and photos are also very good.

7.4
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
9.60

Its color accuracy is decent enough for adding color to a report or spreadsheet, but it isn't recommended for professions that need exact color reproduction.

7.4
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

It prints decent-looking photos with well-defined colors. However, there's some graininess, and there's color present in gray areas.

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
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
Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

It offers a range of wireless and wired connectivity options, and you can even print directly off a USB thumb drive. Unfortunately, there's no Bluetooth printing support.

7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

HP Smart is a decent mobile app. It allows you to print, scan, and fax directly from the app, and check ink levels and manage your ink subscription. Note that the Private Pickup feature on the app isn't supported on the HP 9025e.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP 9025e has no variants. It's the replacement model for the discontinued HP OfficeJet Pro 9025. The two printers are nearly identical in appearance and performance, but the 9025e comes with a six-month supply of free ink through the HP Instant Ink subscription. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP 9025e is an office printer with fantastic scanner features, including an automatic document feeder that has duplex scanning capabilities. However, it doesn't yield as many pages as some other office options. Unfortunately, like its predecessor, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025, its ADF scanner produces tilted scans, which isn't ideal for document scanning.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best all-in-one printers, the best small business printers, and the best office printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e are very similar inkjet printers. They have nearly identical page yields and cost-per-prints and the same connectivity options and scanner features. However, the 9025e holds double the number of paper thanks to its second input tray. It also takes less time to warm up and produce its first page, although not by much. Both models are HP+ printers and come with six months of free ink through the HP Instant Ink service.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is the replacement model for the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025. They are nearly identical in appearance and performance; the biggest difference is that the 9025e comes with six months of free ink delivered to your door once you sign up with HP+. Otherwise, the 9025e has better color accuracy, but its photo printing quality is the same. Unfortunately, there's a known issue with the 9025 producing tilted ADF scans, and this issue has not been corrected on the 9025e.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is overall better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The 9025e yields significantly more pages, resulting in a much lower cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. It has an extra input tray, so its paper capacity is much larger, and it can also automatically process double-sided scans, which is a feature the 8025e lacks. However, the 9025e does have better color accuracy, but not by much.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e are very similar inkjet printers, but the 9025e performs slightly better. The 9025e has a second input tray, so its paper capacity is double that of the 9015. Also, the 9025e has a slightly lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos since its color page yield is slightly higher. While the 9015 yields more black pages, it isn't enough to make a significant difference in the cost-per-print.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e and the Brother MFC-J995DW are printers designed for different uses. The Brother is better for family use and printing photos thanks to its much nicer photo printing quality. It also has a lower cost-per-print and a higher page yield thanks to its INKvestment Tank ink cartridges. On the other hand, the HP is better for the office thanks to its automatic duplex scanning feature, faster printing speed, and larger input cassette capacity. Unfortunately, its ADF scanner produces tilted scans.

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw are both office printers, but the 9025e is inkjet, and the M479fdw is a laser model. The M479fdw has a much higher page yield, faster printing speed, and its scanner has a higher color depth, which is important if you want to retain as many true colors as possible in a scanned image. However, the 9025e has a much lower cost-per-print thanks to its cheaper cartridge prices. While 9025e color accuracy isn't nearly as good as the M479fdw, it has much better photo printing quality, making it a better choice for printing images. Unfortunately, the 9025e's ADF scanner produces tilted scans.

Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e and the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw are both office printers, but the HP is an inkjet model and the Canon is a laser model. The HP has a much lower cost-per-print since its cartridge prices are cheaper. Also, its flatbed scanner's resolution is double that of the Canon's, which is ideal if you scan more than just text documents. While the HP's color accuracy isn't as good as the Canon's, the photo printing quality is much nicer, making the HP a better choice for photo printing. On the other hand, the Canon is a better option if you mostly intend on printing a lot since it has a significantly higher page yield. Also, its ADF scanner doesn't produce tilted scans like the 9025e does.

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