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HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Mar 06, 2024 at 08:58 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e Picture
8.0
Family
7.7
Small/Home Office
8.3
Student
7.4
Black & White
7.2
Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e is an all-in-one inkjet printer designed for small and home offices. It uses a four-cartridge system (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and is compatible with HP's 936 ink cartridges. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, and it can also print directly off a USB flash drive. It has an 8.5"x11" flatbed scanner, an automatic feeder with dual-pass duplex scanning capability, and a 250-sheet input tray. This model comes with three months of free ink via HP's ink subscription service.

This model is part of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9120e series of all-in-one printers. The other models in the series are regional variants with identical performance and features. You can see them in the Differences Between Variants section.

Our Verdict

8.0 Family

The HP 9125e is great for family use. This all-in-one has many connectivity options, making it easy for every household member to access. Its ink cartridges yield a large number of prints and are relatively cheap, so you won't have to worry about high running costs. The scanner produces nice scans, and there's also an automatic feeder with duplex scanning capability to process long or double-sided documents. Printing-wise, it's excellent for document printing but not so much for photos, as its low print resolution and limited color range result in a significant loss of fine details and overly dark pictures.

Pros
  • Produces sharp documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • ADF scanner with duplex scanning.
  • High page yield, low cost-per-print.
Cons
  • Narrow color range causes significant loss of fine details in photos.
  • Pictures look grainy.
7.7 Small/Home Office

The HP 9125e is good for small and home offices. This all-in-one produces sharp documents and has many features, like an ADF with duplex scanning, automatic double-sided printing, and Ethernet connectivity. It also has a large 250-sheet input tray and uses ink cartridges with high page yields, so it won't require much maintenance. It can print up to 18 black-and-white document pages per minute, but only when connected via USB, which is inconvenient if you don't have space to place the printer near the computer or share it with multiple people in your office. Unfortunately, it's slow to print color documents, and its ADF causes scans to come out crooked.

Pros
  • Produces sharp documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • ADF scanner with duplex scanning.
  • High page yield, low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic duplex printing.
Cons
  • Requires wired connection for fast black-text document print speed.
  • ADF scans come out crooked.
  • Slow to print color documents.
8.3 Student

The HP 9125e is great for students. It produces nice, high-quality documents, and its cost-per-print is very low, thanks to its high page yield and cheap cartridges. You can connect to the printer via Wi-Fi, USB, or Ethernet, so it's easy to access from various devices, and you can also print directly off a USB thumb drive. There's an automatic feeder to process long, multi-page documents; however, it's a little slow and produces tilted scans. The scanner lid's hinges can technically extend to accommodate thicker items like textbooks, but they're finicky, as they come out of their sockets rather easily.

Pros
  • Produces sharp documents.
  • Wide connectivity options.
  • ADF scanner with duplex scanning.
  • High page yield, low cost-per-print.
Cons
  • Requires wired connection for fast black-text document print speed.
  • Slow to print color documents.
7.4 Black & White

The HP 9125e is decent for printing black-and-white documents. This inkjet model produces amazingly sharp documents, and it doesn't require much maintenance, thanks to its high page yield and 250-sheet input tray. Its print speed depends on the connection type, as it only prints seven pages per minute when connected wirelessly but up to 18 pages when connected via USB. It has an ADF-equipped scanner with duplex scanning capability. However, it's on the slower side, as it can only process eight pages per minute, and the automatic feeder produces tilted scans.

Pros
  • Produces sharp documents.
  • ADF scanner with duplex scanning.
  • High page yield, low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic duplex printing.
Cons
  • Requires wired connection for fast black-text document print speed.
  • ADF scans come out crooked.
7.2 Photo

The HP 9125e is decent for photo printing. It yields a large number of color prints, and replacement ink is relatively cheap, so you don't have to worry about high ownership costs, even if you print a lot. However, its print quality isn't very good, as its low print resolution and limited color cause significant loss of fine details. Printed pictures also look overly warm and grainy.

Pros
  • High page yield, low cost-per-print.
  • Supports borderless printing and various photo paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11".
Cons
  • Narrow color range causes significant loss of fine details in photos.
  • Pictures look grainy.
  • 8.0 Family
  • 7.7 Small/Home Office
  • 8.3 Student
  • 7.4 Black & White
  • 7.2 Photo
  1. Updated Mar 06, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Feb 29, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Feb 28, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Feb 05, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jan 22, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e all-in-one printer. This printer is part of the HP OfficeJet 9120e series of all-in-ones, which includes many variants. All models in this series are regional variants with identical features and performance.

Model Region of Sale
HP OfficeJet Pro 9120e Europe, Asia, Oceania
HP OfficeJet Pro 9122e Europe, Middle East
HP OfficeJet Pro 9123e Africa
HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e America

See our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e is a good printer compared to other models in its class. It produces sharp documents and has plenty of features, like an automatic feeder and duplex scanning capability. However, its slow printing speed over Wi-Fi might be a dealbreaker for some offices.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best inkjet printers, the best office printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9135e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9135e have near-identical print quality and yield. They only differ in features. The 9135e is a higher-end device with single-pass duplex scanning (instead of dual-pass), an additional 250-sheet input tray, and faster printing speeds.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e for most uses. The 9025e produces nicer documents and photos, and it prints faster overall. It doesn't yield as many black prints as the 9125e, but its ink cartridges are cheaper, making its cost-per-print slightly lower.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e for most uses. The 9125e produces nicer documents and yields significantly more prints, so you won't have to spend as much on ink over time. It supports duplex scanning and scans faster via the automatic feeder; however, the scans come out crooked, an issue the 8135e doesn't suffer from.

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is much better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e for most uses. The Epson produces nicer documents and photos, prints faster, and yields significantly more prints. It also has a larger 550-sheet input tray capacity, so you won't have to refill the tray as often.

Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality
Type All in One

The HP 9125e feels well-built. It has a sturdy plastic build and a design that allows easy access to the front maintenance bay. The scanner lid and background feel solid, though the lid's hinges are on the cheaper side and come out of their sockets rather easily. The output tray isn't particularly small, as it holds up to 60 prints; however, ink can make some pages curl up and push other prints out of the tray, resulting in out-of-order prints.

Design
Dimensions
Height 11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width 17.3" (44.0 cm)
Depth 14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height When In Use
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Width When In Use
17.3" (44.0 cm)
Depth When In Use
20.7" (52.5 cm)
Weight
21.1 lbs (9.6 kg)
6.5
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP 9125e doesn't need a lot of maintenance. Thanks to the printer's high page yield, you won't have to replace the ink cartridges often. You can easily access the cartridges for replacement through the front maintenance bay; just ensure the printer is on. For paper jams, you can access the sheet rollers via the front maintenance bay or by removing the input tray. The input tray holds 250 sheets of paper, which is a decent amount, so you likely won't need to refill it regularly unless you print a lot. Like all inkjet printers, the printheads can clog if you don't print for an extended period. If you experience print quality issues, there are a few built-in maintenance functions that can help resolve them, like Smear Cleaning, Printhead Cleaning, and Printhead Alignment.

See the user manual here.

7.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The display is reasonably large. Visibility is good when looking directly at it, but not so much from the sides or above due to its poor viewing angles. Although you can adjust the tilt, the range of movement is pretty small. The interface is user-friendly and fairly responsive.

7.9
Design
Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
No
Color Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 936 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
75 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1,425 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 936 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
35 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
744 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Not Found At Time Of The Review
Ink Type
Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
No

A set of ink cartridges yields a large number of prints, so you won't need to replace the cartridges often unless you print a lot. The printer warns you when the ink is low or empty. If one of the color cartridges is empty, the printer will allow you to print in black only; however, this doesn't work the other way around, meaning black ink is necessary for color printing.

8.9
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
ADF + Flatbed
ADF Capacity
35 pages
Scan Speed
8 PPM
Duplex Scanning
Automatic (Dual-Pass)
Max Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Max ADF Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
0.00" (0 mm)
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Software

The flatbed's lid hinges can technically extend to accommodate thicker items, but as mentioned in the build quality section, the mechanism feels cheap, and the hinges detach from their sockets fairly easily. The OCR (optical character recognition) is software-based, meaning you need to install the HP Scan app to use it, and you can only initiate an OCR scan from the computer.

8.0
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit

The scan quality is very good. Colors and text look nice, though the image processing is a little too aggressive in removing finer details like the lines in the graph and the watermark. There's also an issue with the automatic feeder, as all ADF scans come out crooked, regardless of the settings used.

Design
In The Box

  • Documentation
  • Power cord
  • Set of HP 936 starter ink cartridges:
    • 1x Cyan
    • 1x Magenta
    • 1x Yellow
    • 1x Black

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
8.5
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
No

The print quality of black-and-white documents is excellent. Text looks sharp, and all the finer details are present and easily visible. However, the colored areas look a bit faded, making white text within them harder to see. Like the HP OfficeJet Pro 9135e, the banding disappears when printing in the high-quality mode.

8.5
Document
Color Documents

The print quality of color documents is excellent. Everything looks sharp; the only complaint is that smaller white text on a colored background can be hard to see.

8.9
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
41.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
80.9 US$
Black-Only Printing Cost
0.029 US$/print
Color Printing Cost
0.109 US$/print
Photo Printing Cost
0.289 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e's cost-per-print is excellent, thanks to its high page yield and relatively cheap ink cartridges. HP states this printer is only for use with genuine or remanufactured HP cartridges. It comes with three months of free ink via HP's ink replenishment service; however, know that if you subscribe to the service, the printer must have a continuous internet connection to function, as HP continually updates the firmware to block the use of third-party cartridges.

6.5
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
7 PPM
Color Document
6 PPM
Photo Printing Time
48.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
13.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
250 pages

The posted black-only text document printing speed is when printing over Wi-Fi. It can print faster, up to 18 pages per minute, but only via a wired USB connection. Printing via a wired USB connection only increases the color document printing speed to seven pages per minute.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
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
Max Paper Weight
280 g/mยฒ
Photo
6.5
Photo
Color Gamut

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e has an okay color gamut. It can't reproduce bright, saturated colors and replaces them with darker tones, resulting in a noticeably darker picture than the original. Its narrow color range also causes significant loss of fine details, like the parrot's feathers in the sample picture, which look almost like a single color with no texture or depth. Color transitions look grainy and uneven.

6.6
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
7.05

Color accuracy is okay. Printed pictures look too dark, with an overly warm tone, and blues and purples are noticeably inaccurate.

6.5
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
1200 x 1200

This printer is mediocre at reproducing small details. While low, the print resolution isn't the only reason small details look blurry, as other printers with an identical print resolution perform far better, like the Canon PIXMA TR7820. The halftones are very prominent, softening the edges of objects, and the contrast could be better, too.

9.5
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Yes
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Yes
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Yes
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Yes
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") No
Borderless Printing
Yes
Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Wireless Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The HP 9125e can print directly off a USB flash drive; the USB port is on the right side of the printer.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Android and iOS
PDF
Android and iOS
Microsoft Office Files
iOS Only
Text Files (TXT)
iOS Only
Webpages (HTML)
iOS Only

The HP Smart app is feature-rich. It lets you print, scan (with a smartphone camera or with the printer), copy, fax, order supplies, and manage your ink subscription service. The Android version doesn't support Microsoft Office files, text files, and webpages, so you'll have to print them in whichever app you use to view those files.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

There's no need to install drivers or apps on Chrome OS and macOS devices. You simply install the HP Smart app on Windows devices, which will automatically update the drivers.