We are here with HP Officejet Pro 9025 and whether you are a student, a business owner or you just like to print photos every now and then or you just need a good printer in your house. HP has released a new line of printers, this being the top of the consumer line for small businesses or anyone else in between.
First, let’s do a quick unboxing of Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 printer and I will tell you exactly how to set up this printer.
Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 – Unboxing
Now let’s get this open and see what’s inside all right. Cut all the tapes off, open it up. It’s well packaged, we got the instructions right on top.
Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 - Specifications
- Height: 12.6″ (31.9 cm)
- Width: 17.2″ (43.7 cm)
- Depth: 15.6″ (39.6 cm)
- Weight: 26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is fairly bulky. It’s not much larger than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015, but it’s taller and heavier.
First thing I noticed this printer is very heavy however they did do something kind of cool, it has kind of a bag, so you could just slip it out of the box. Those of you that have unpackaged something know how hard that can be to get it out of the box, so that’s pretty nice.
So, we got the printer facing us and what you get in the box is, they give you your first shipment of ink. Then of course the power cable. Let’s just take a close-up look we have the screen; the power button is right on top. We have a USB port here; we have tray one, two and then of course we have the paper feeder there.
Now if you pull it down, this is where we install the ink. There are directions on how to do that and then of course there are two indicator lights that will be used for setting up our network.
Let’s take a quick look at the back. Here’s where you plug in your power cable, there’s the little compartment if you have a jam, and then of course you have all your connections ports. We’re going to use Wireless but HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has anything you can possibly need.
You want to hardwire to your computer hook up an Ethernet so on and so forth.
Now we’re looking at the top, just want to see everything that we can do now. Looks like this can pop open also if you have a jam but adjustments are there. This has every kind of compartment and everything you need to have great printing for your small business or your home.
So, what we’re going to do first is we’re going to go ahead and put the paper in there and then load the ink. Also, make sure that you have the app downloaded so, we’re ready to go.
You will see a bunch of languages pick which one works for you. The printer will indicate a white light and also a blinking blue light, making a beeping sound. Now I got my paper so I’m going to put in the paper and I’m going to put in the ink make sure to grab this blue tab and pull it all the way forward that way you can get your paper in there nicely.
Go ahead and shut the drawer and then go ahead and pick your language. I have selected the language English here and hit confirm. The printer will ask where you are, I’ve selected “USA”. Hp Printer will tell you that, you have selected the USA. You’ll hear it making some noises, just give it a few moments.
To insert ink cartridges in the Hp pro 9025 printers, open its front panel and put ink cartridges in their slots, and close the cartridges access door. The printer will take 5-10min and your setup is done.
Now, you open the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 app on your mobile device.
Connect HP Smart App
Hp smart app feels great and makes your life lot more easier, also dont forget about the hp plugin.
So, open up the app and see the awesome Smart features it provides. Go ahead and press the plus once, it’s adding a new printer. Now of course your printer is still on and you need to make sure that your device, a tablet, or a computer, or your phone is connected to the same network that your printer is going to be.
Once it is and you hit the plus symbol, it’s going to search for printers. When it begins that it’s going to ask for you to allow access to your device’s location, I recommend you do this. This will make it easier for you when you need to print stuff when you’re home. Once that’s done, it’s also going to look for printer devices and get connect with Bluetooth very easily.
Now Bluetooth uses Low Energy, what I want you to do is when that pops up pull the top hold down your Bluetooth icon you will then get a list of all your Bluetooth devices and I’m talking about your devices, now scroll down and click the HP device. Now you are linked with your phone or your device to your printer.
Then just simply hit back and it will take you through the preparing printer process. Obtain your IP address and the connection setup is done in no time.
Hp Ink Subscription
After that quick and easy connection setup, It will then ask you to sign up for HP ink. I’ll briefly tell you about that, it lets you order monthly ink automatically for your printer, which is great in away.
Let’s just say you are on a good 50-page plan. It will notice that you’re almost out of ink about a week before or maybe two weeks before. You will be happy to know that, HP will automatically send you a new ink before you run out.
Luckily, the Hp ink package starts at $2 a month and it can go up to $20 a month. A little trick that can benefit you, almost every time you buy a printer from HP, they give you a free trial. That free trial can be from 30 days to 8 months, which is awesome. By default, it will go ahead and highlight the cheapest $0.99 or $2.99 plan.
I had a 8 month trail and I was able to click all the way down to the $20 a month plan and get that free for eight months.
So, remember you can get a better plan and you also can change plans later so if you want to take advantage of the best plan for eight months, you can go ahead and do that in about a month before it expires. Go ahead and lower your plan you can change at any time. It just starts the next billing cycle.
Now, remember also if you’re going to cancel the membership, one of the little things that people don’t know about HP ink is the printer tells HP how much ink you have left but it also tells the printer whether or not you’re allowed to use the ink. Therefore, it will stop working even if you cancel it and you still have half a cartridge left. It’s a good business model from their side.
That’s okay, all you have to do is go to a retailer and purchase just standard ink, and then of course that will last as long as it lasts based on how much you print but it is a great program. I just think it’s great so once I’ve signed up for it, I never went back. It is far cheaper for me.
I used to spend you know 75 bucks or you know sometimes a hundred bucks at Costco on something that would last me only two months and if you look you know it three dollars a month to twenty dollars a month. It just works out to almost up to a 50% discount and that’s actually what they advertise.
At this point, you’re signed up and you’re ready to go. It will ask you to update software for you to enjoy better and smooth performance. Go ahead and do that. It might take 15-20 minutes depending on how fast Wi-Fi you have but then we’re all set and ready to go.
Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 – Functionalities
Let’s get into the cool features. Close up look at the little screen we have here, of course, we have our indicator lights here in our power button.
Menu’s & Options
We have smart tasks built-in when you press that you can back-up a bunch of different things like photos, receipts. You can make digitize my handwritten notes, print duplicate copies. You have a home button and a back button. Just quickly go through this, you can easily hit copy so if we have something in there we can easily scan.
We can do photo printing and of course, we can fax.
Then as you can see, we have a bunch of little icons up here. now if you pull down from the top you can check if you have any jobs going. Then you can check the information like is your Bluetooth on and if you’re connected and all that good stuff.
Now if you kind of scroll left or right you can see that this top bar moves it does have an eco-setting, copy output two-sided fax printing, sleep mode and you can change that scheduled it to be on and off. So, if you wanted to go off at night that’s great.
So, you got all of that in one easy location. Next one you can do fax status, auto-answer, fax logs, and of course the volume. You can check your reading status.
The next one is the paper setup. You have tray one and two and you can change the paper type and size and then of course it will tell you how to load it. The web services settings, you can email this printer. It does have a set email address. Then you can check everything here and then turn on HP ePrint on and off with that switch.
Then of course you can check your network, make sure you’re connected, and then just the regular setup here. So, if you ever want to just turn the quiet mode on or off, you can do that. You can change your Wi-Fi network you can turn Bluetooth on and off. You can do everything you need to do right here including fax setup, accessibility training management.
It has everything also right here that you can adjust. I do want to say that before you print anything you want to go ahead and run it through. It’s print management settings and what that is, it will print this out and it just makes sure that everything’s aligned and printing properly. You print this out and then you go ahead and you stick it in the scanner and then it tells you if everything’s ready to go. So, you want to do this.
Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 – Features
All right so let’s look at some of these features we have. Smart tasks this is a great feature that allows you to create OneTouch shortcuts and you can manage your expenses, backup documents, and anything else that you can imagine. You just have to sign in here or click get started and get going print documents you have PDF scan files my photos and then you can add your Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Photos, Facebook, and Instagram.
Then you have a scanner – you can scan anything and directly email it. You can scan to the cloud, If you want to save it. We’re going to try at the scanner, go ahead put the paper in place, shut the lid and it scanned very quickly.
Print in Quite Mood
So, in the printer settings, it will let you know if your printer is ready to go. You can kind of see all the options here. One thing that I really like is the quiet mode. Quiet mode is something that will make the printer a little slower but it’ll be much quieter if you need to print things while people are sleeping, you can always use quiet mode but more or less you can adjust everything needed right here on that screen.
Okay, now let’s see this in action. You can pick what you want here on top and then hit copy. It does have a little bit of noise to it but it does a nice quality job.
Voice Support Setup
Alright, so one of my favorite features is voice support and it does work for all the assistants but you’ll need to have an HP account and of course, a Google account, go ahead and go into your assistant. It will ask you to send a link and it will connect your hp printer, see how easy it is?
After that, just select which printers you want to use. After you are linked, you can do a lot of different things. For example, now if you say “Hey Google, print a coloring page” and it will reply to you with a short description of what type of print it’s going to be. And surely in few seconds, Hp Officejet pro 9025 will print out a coloring copy.
The great thing about this is that you can use it with any services you have linked. So, if you need to print your calendar or a Google document it’s really simple to do. You can just do it by voice.
Now I've had some time to use the HP Officejet Pro 9025 and I wanted to give you my honest thoughts on it.
My Thoughts on Hp OfficeJet Pro 9025 Printer
The first category—printing. HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 does a great job printing. It’s fast, it does what it needs to do. Meaning if you have a black and white page it’s very bold and crisp. If you have something that has a soft palate color with black it does a great job.
And then it even does something so much better than I could have ever expected and that is it print photos. I wasn’t expecting this to do such a great job on photos. It gives you all of the formats that you would need most. It prints fast and it scans fast. The only thing that I could say that I wish it was a little bit quieter.
Now, having said that they do have you know the silent mode and that’s great and it really does turn down the sounds. I would say it cuts the volume by about half however, if you’re in a meeting and you need something printed really quickly but you also need it to be quiet, you’re going to hear it working in the background but hey that’s not really that big of a deal. That’s really the only thing that I can complain a little about.
Why I Think Hp Pro 9025 Printer is Awesome
The product itself is great and I love the fact that it brought the latest technology as well as something that’s been around for a very long time “printing”. Any tech enthusiasts would be more than happy to have this in their office or at home and just a regular person that wants a photo printer or just a good solid scanner and printer and fax machine. They absolutely hit it out of the park.
This is one of the first times that I ever got a printer that was kind of just launched. You know printers, they stick around for a lot of time but the question here is there are so many printers on the market nowadays that are like $50.
When you have a small business of course you know that you need this. When you print a lot, this is something that is going to save you time and money. It’s going to give you better quality. I’ve noticed that the lower cost printers typically have more expensive ink.
Now a lot of HP’s lower-end printers are great printers also so what I recommend is looking at all the specs and deciding what you need most. Because as you go down in cost, what I’ve noticed is you get a much slower speed and you get lower resolution and the picture printing capabilities definitely take a hit.
The next thing is the speed. Not just the speed of the printing but just a basic thing like the scanner. This HP Pro 9025 printer will get your jobs done much faster and easier than the $50 printers you can buy. Those printers take like 5 minutes to scan a page, again a much better performance experience in the scanner with this Hp printer. This product is basically in my opinion the beginning of a professional-grade printer combo.
It does not forget the faxing capabilities, they work great. The printing capabilities, they work great. The service is connected to online services. The self-healing Wi-Fi and make sure that your printer is connected so if it’s starting to have a problem, it’ll notify you of that and make sure it’s connected.
How important is it?
Well, let’s just say if you’re on a business trip but you want to print something at home then you need to make sure you have it connect to the internet for making your life a bit easier. Again, if you need something to be printed in your office, you want to know it’s reliable. Such an awesome feature to have in your printer.
All of the services have worked great, all of the link services have had no issues linking together. I have not had an issue where it disconnected itself or told me that I couldn’t do what I needed to do when I needed it.
Do I think you should buy this printer? If those are the features you want, the latest and greatest smart features, great printing quality, fast printing and scanning quality, a fax machine, an all-in-one device that has all the wireless capabilities as well as the hardwired capabilities. HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is definitely the model that I would recommend.
It brings all the latest and greatest technology, it gives you an affordable ink system, it’s an easy user interface and an all-around great product.