HP PageWide Pro 577dw Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Mar 22, 2021 at 09:30 am
HP PageWide Pro 577dw Picture
8.2
Family
9.1
Small/Home Office
8.5
Student
9.1
Black & White
7.4
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw Multifunction printer uses a combination of inkjet and laser technologies. It yields a remarkable number of pages, resulting in a very low cost-per-print. It's fully equipped with a high-resolution flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. There's a wide range of connectivity options, but unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth printing. Also, color accuracy is disappointing. While photo printing quality is decent, our unit leaves scratch-like lines over images.

Note that the printer is marketed as using a combination of inkjet and laser technology. While the cartridges are physically much longer than traditional inkjet cartridges, the printer seems to print per line like on inkjet printers instead of per dot like on laser printers. As such, we categorize it as an inkjet printer.

Our Verdict

8.2 Family

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is great for family use. It's a well-built, all-in-one printer with a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. It has a remarkably high page yield for both black and color documents, which results in an incredibly low cost-per-print. Unfortunately, its color accuracy is poor, and although the photo printing quality is decent, our unit leaves scratch-like lines over the images.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print.
  • Superb build quality.
Cons
  • Poor color accuracy.
  • Horizontal, scratch-like lines on printed items.
9.1 Small/Home Office

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is incredible for small or home offices. This well-built printer yields a remarkably high number of pages for both black and color prints, and it has a very low cost-per-print. It's equipped with a high-resolution flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, and it can automatically process duplex scans. Unfortunately, the first page takes some time to come out, but at least subsequent pages get faster.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic document feeder.
  • Duplex scanning.
  • Superb build quality.
Cons
  • Horizontal, scratch-like lines on printed items.
  • First page is a bit slow to print out.
8.5 Student

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is excellent for students. It's an extremely well-built printer with high page yields and a remarkably low cost-per-print. It has a flatbed scanner and a sheetfed scanner. There's a fantastic range of connectivity options, but sadly, it doesn't have Bluetooth support. The first page of a document takes a while to print, but at least subsequent pages get faster.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print.
  • Superb build quality.
Cons
  • Horizontal, scratch-like lines on printed items.
  • No Bluetooth printing support.
9.1 Black & White

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is incredible for black and white printing. This well-built printer yields a remarkably high number of black pages at a very low cost-per-print. It features a high-resolution flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, plus it can perform duplex scans. Unfortunately, the first page takes some time to come out, but subsequent pages get faster.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic document feeder.
  • Duplex scanning.
  • Superb build quality.
Cons
  • Horizontal, scratch-like lines on printed items.
  • First page is a bit slow to print out.
7.4 Casual Photo

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is decent for casual photos. It's an extremely well-built printer with a high color page yield and a remarkably low cost-per-print for photos. It can print 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos, but unfortunately, it can't print 2" x 3". It has poor color accuracy, and while its photo printing quality is decent, our unit leaves scratch-like lines on the images.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print.
  • Superb build quality.
Cons
  • Poor color accuracy.
  • Horizontal, scratch-like lines on printed items.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • 8.2 Family
  • 9.1 Small/Home Office
  • 8.5 Student
  • 9.1 Black & White
  • 7.4 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Mar 22, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Mar 17, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
9.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw Multifunction printer feels remarkably well-built. Its body, flatbed scanner lid, and sheetfed scanner feel solid and sturdy. It provides easy access to paper jams by removing the entire panel on its left side, and ink cartridges are also easy to reach from the front panel. Unlike many printers, you can remove or insert cartridges even while the printer is off. It has two input paper trays, one of which has a window on the right side that lets you see how much paper is left. Unfortunately, the flatbed scanner lid's hinges can't lift to accommodate larger items like a book or manual. Also, there are no handles or grooves on the printer to help transport it.

Design
Dimensions
Height 18.4" (46.8 cm)
Width 20.6" (52.3 cm)
Depth 16.5" (41.8 cm)
Weight
57.1 lbs (25.9 kg)
9.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP 577dw has a large touchscreen display, with five touch buttons around the screen: Home, Help, Back, Wi-Fi, and an NFC enable button. The Help button opens up integrated how-to videos, and the back button stays unlit when in the main menu and lights up when in a sub-menu. It has good vertical visibility, as well as good viewing angles from the side.

Design
In The Box

  • Installation manual
  • Installation CDs
  • Power cord
  • Phone cable
  • Setup cartridges
    • 1x HP 972A Black
    • 1x HP 972A Cyan
    • 1x HP 972A Magenta
    • 1x HP 972A Yellow

10
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 972A
Tested Black Page Yield
225 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
4,275 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 972A C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
128 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
2,934 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL and XXL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP 577dw has a fantastic cartridge system. It yields a large number of black and color pages, and there are even two extra-high yield versions of the cartridges that should last even longer, though we haven't tested them. The printer accepts third-party cartridges as well, but using them may void the warranty.

This printer is marketed as using a combination of inkjet and laser technology. While the cartridges are much longer than traditional inkjet cartridges, shaking them shows that there's loose ink inside them. Also, the printer seems to print per line like on inkjet printers instead of per dot like on laser printers.

If you prefer an inkjet printer that has more than double the color page yield before needing refills, check out the Canon MAXIFY GX7020.

9.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
Yes
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The HP 577dw has superb scanner features. It's equipped with a high-resolution flatbed scanner that can scan pages as large as 8.5" x 14". The ADF can also scan documents up to 8.5" x 14". Also, it can perform double-sided scans, so processing long, duplex documents is quick and easy. Note that the ADF scanner's maximum resolution is 300 DPI.

Printing
9.4
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
69.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
239.97 US$
Black Only Printing
0.016 US$/print
Color Printing
0.082 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.197 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

Thanks to the high page yields, the HP 557dw has a very low cost-per-print. You shouldn't need to replace the cartridges often, but costs may rise quickly if you mostly print in color only.

8.7
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
22 PPM
Color Document
28 PPM
Photo Printing Time
17.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
550 pages

The printing speed is excellent. Both black-only text documents and color documents print out very quickly; however, note that our results are nearly half the advertised 50 ppm speed. It has two input trays with width sliders. The first can hold up to 50 plain sheets, and the second can hold up to 500.

5.4
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
11.29

The HP 577dw has disappointing color accuracy. Most colors are reproduced noticeably differently from the original. If printing more accurate colors is something that's important to you, check out the Canon MAXIFY GX6020.

7.4
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw's photo printing quality is decent. Colors are well-defined, and there's only slight graininess and banding in some areas. However, our unit leaves noticeable horizontal, scratch-like lines across the photos, but this may just be our unit. Let us know in the discussions if you have this issue with your printer.

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

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw Multifunction printer has fantastic connectivity options. It offers a wide range of wireless and wired connections, including support for Mopria Print Service and Apple AirPrint. There are two inputs for USB thumb drives: one at the back of the printer and the other at the left side of the display screen base.

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, as well as check ink levels and manage your ink subscription. Note that the Private Pickup feature on the app isn't supported on the HP PageWide Pro 577dw multifunction printer.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw doesn't have any variants. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is an outstanding model for small or home offices. While its color accuracy isn't as good as some other similar options like the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw, its page yield and cost-per-print for black printing are exceptional for a printer that doesn't have a supertank. It has fantastic scanner features and many connectivity options to satisfy your office's needs. For other options, see our recommendations for the best printers for small businesses, the best office printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw

The HP PageWide Pro 557dw and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw are both fantastic office printers. The LaserJet Pro is a laser printer, while the PageWide uses a combination of laser and inkjet technologies. The PageWide yields significantly more pages at a much lower cost-per-print and its input tray holds more than half the amount of sheets the LaserJet Pro can. However, the LaserJet Pro has significantly better color accuracy, and its flatbed scanner has a higher color depth, which may be important if you scan colorful photos often.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP PageWide Pro 557dw and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 are both all-in-one office printers, but the PageWide Pro is better overall. It yields significantly more pages at a lower cost-per-print, and it also prints much faster. Its flatbed scanner is also slightly larger, which is helpful if you need to scan legal-sized pages. On the other hand, the OfficeJet does have a better color accuracy, but it's only mediocre.

Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser

The HP PageWide Pro 557dw and the Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser are both office printers. The HP uses a combination of laser and inkjet technologies, while the Brother is a laser printer. The HP has significantly higher page yields at a much lower cost-per-print, has external storage support, and it takes much less time to print out its first page. However, the Brother is a better choice if you want better color accuracy and if you want a mobile app that lets you print HTML, TXT, and PDF files from your mobile device.

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw and the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 are both ideal for small or home offices. If you tend to print large numbers of documents often, the 577dw is a better choice since it has a much higher page yield, has two extra-high yield cartridge sizes, and a much lower cost-per-print. It also prints much faster. However, if you print photos and in color more often, the 7740 produces nicer-looking photos and prints with much better color accuracy. Also, the 7740 can print and scan 11" x17" sheets, which the 577dw can't.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw and the Brother MFC-J995DW are two different types of printers. The HP is a small or home office printer that yields more pages, automatically processes double-sided scans, and prints much faster. On the other hand, the Brother is a family printer that produces nicer-looking photos, prints with much better color accuracy, and it has a lower cost-per-print since its cartridges cost much less.

Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw

The HP PageWide Pro 557dw and the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw are both fantastic office printers. The HP uses a combination of inkjet and laser technologies, while the Canon is a laser printer. The HP yields more pages at a much lower cost-per-print, and it prints black documents nearly twice as fast. Also, its flatbed resolution is double that of the Canon's, and it can scan slightly larger sheets. On the other hand, if color accuracy is important to you, the Canon prints much more accurate-looking colors.

Canon MAXIFY GX7020

The Canon MAXIFY GX7020 and the HP PageWide Pro 577dw are outstanding small or home office all-in-one color printers with duplex scanning, faxing, and similar wired and wireless capabilities. However, the Canon uses a supertank ink system, with a significantly higher color page yield and a much lower overall cost-per-print. It also produces much more accurate-looking colors. On the other hand, the HP uses PageWide technology, a combination of inkjet and laser techniques, to print pages much more quickly, though it takes longer to warm up to print the first page after sitting idle.

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