The HP Officejet Pro X476dw All-in-One Printer is an all-in-one for the office. An SMB ink printer with impressive speeds of up to 55 pages per minute in general office mode that also incorporates scan, copy and fax functions. These features are combined with one of the most comprehensive suites for connectivity and web functionality. All this with significant savings both in cost per page and in energy consumption that reach up to 50% . Without doubt, the most balanced printer in the Officejet Pro X range , priced on the market of650 euros. We have had the opportunity to have this team in our hands. We tell you our impressions.
Printing and paper types
One of the keys to the Officejet Pro X printing family is its speed. In this case, the heights of the HP Officejet Pro X576dw are not reached , but this model is situated in very powerful figures of up to 36 pages per minute with a quality finish similar to that of a laser printer, both in black and white and in color. It is a very high speed, reaching 55 prints per minute when printing documents in general office quality. These figures are achieved thanks to HP PageWide technologyfrom the American company, which uses several print heads that cover the entire width of the page and allow this work to be done in a single pass. This equipment incorporates double-sided printing as standard.
The time it takes for the first print to come out is a minimum of 9.5 seconds. In terms of quality, Officejet Pro printers achieve a professional finish with a maximum resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 pixels. This equipment is designed for those SMEs that have more intensive workloads. Its maximum printing cycle is located at 50,000 pages , although the American company recommends that we move on an average of between 500 and 2,800 pages per month. In this way, its correct operation will be ensured throughout its useful life. Supported print formats include A4- size folios , envelopes , letters or cardboard , as long as they do not exceed a maximum weight of 300 g / m² on photographic paper.
Layout and paper tray
We have already highlighted here before the design of the equipment of the Officejet Pro X range . These units have very elegant shapes in black . In addition, the fact that the output paper tray has been transformed into a sloping surface gives it a modern touch that we think is a great success. Another point that will immediately attract attention is its 10.9-centimeter diagonal touch panel . From this panel you can control all the functions of the printer with great ease. And the company has displayed an intuitive menuwhich is one of the keys to the entire batch of Officejet Pro equipment for SMEs. Without a doubt, one of the best news that leaves this range of printers in the Pro X range out of its good technical specifications.
When it comes to paper handling, the HP Officejet Pro X476dw features a main paper tray of up to 500 sheets and a multipurpose tray of 50 sheets. Professionals who need a larger capacity can choose to integrate a second 50-sheet tray , which leaves a total capacity of 1,050 sheets . The output capacity through the inclined surface is placed at a maximum of 300 sheets.
Copy, scan and fax
In addition to printing capabilities, this machine offers significant versatility through copy, scan and fax functions. In the first case, we can achieve similar speeds of up to 36 copies per minute in black and white and color in normal quality, and up to 55 copies per minute in draft quality. With these speeds, we can forget about having a dedicated copier in the office. This idea is reinforced by the possibility of making double-sided copies. A feature shared with the scanner, leading to maximum scan speeds of up to 20 pages per minute in black and white and 15 pagesper minute in color. The maximum size of the documents that we will scan through the ADF is 21.6 x 35.6 cm , while the resolution is placed at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi (maximum). Finally, we also have the standard speed fax function for those companies that still have to deal with this type of document delivery.
Mobile printing and connectivity
The connections have a very important position in the equipment of the Officejet Pro range of the American brand, something that is reflected in this model. To make the connection to the network, we have an Ethernet port or through WiFi . This second option will allow us to forget about the mess of cables and will facilitate the installation of the printer in any corner of the office. We would also like to highlight the wireless direct printing option. In this case, the printer "creates" its own network to which we can connect a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet and then print through a dedicated app. All this without the need for the computers to be connected to the same WiFi network, which greatly speeds up the printing process for mobile professionals. Another remote printing option that HP has been developing for a few years is HP ePrint. This technology works with any device that has a network connection and the ability to send attachments via email. This multiplies the range of compatible equipment such as computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or even other printers. To use this feature, you must assign the printer a unique email address and then send the attached file for printing.
Price and reviews
The HP Officejet Pro X476dw has a market price of 650 euros. In short, it is a first class printer that banishes the idea that companies have to bet on laser equipment to save costs and obtain a professional result. In addition to its print speeds of up to 55 pages per minute in color, we must also highlight the copy and scan functions, the quality of its touch interface or the extensive connectivity options of the equipment. If you are willing to make a significant investment but do not need very high speeds for the company, this is the most balanced equipment in the HP Officejet Pro X range .
|Model||HP Officejet Pro X476dw|
|Dimensions and weight||51.7 x 39.9 x 51.7 cm|
|Print speed||Up to 36 pages per minute in both color and black and white|
Automatic two-sided printing
|Power consumption||70W average running|
4.8W in sleep mode
|performance||Up to 50,000 pages per month|
Recommended usage of 500 to 2,800 pages per month
|Print resolution||2,400 x 1,200 dots per inch (maximum) with HP photo paper|
|Supported paper formats||A4, A5, A6 (10 x 15 cm), 13 x 18 cm, Envelopes (C5, C6DL), Letter|
|Copier, scanner and fax||Copy: Up to 55 copies per minute in black and white and in color with maximum quality of 600 x 600 dpi|
Scanning: Up to 20 ppm in black and white and 15 ppm in color, with a maximum quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi
33.6 kbps standard fax
|Connections||10.9 cm touch panel|
USB 2.0 port
Wireless Direct Printing
Memory card slot
|Paper capacity||500-sheet input tray|
300-sheet output bin
Optional 500-sheet input tray
50-sheet multipurpose tray