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HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All In One Inkjet Printer Review

By Simon Williams
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March 2, 2020

Running a small business offers many challenges. Sometimes, you need to be in two places at once. Other times, easy tasks take forever and nothing is simple with repetitive steps taking up precious time. Wouldn’t it be to have some way of meeting these challenges? Everyone will tell you that there is no shortcut to success. However, turns out, they’re wrong.

With the right technology in your arsenal, common business challenges can be alleviated. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All-in-One printer meets these challenges and more.

With five colours to choose from - all with identical functionality - this range of truly innovative printers offer numerous features that can save time and costs. Find out how you can significantly increase your productivity as we go under the hood with our extensive HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 printer review.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 Printer Review Summary

For small business operators who need versatility and economy, the HP OfficeJet 9010 All-in-one series provides an ideal solution. Compounding the fact that all of its functions are available remotely, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 provides all the flexibility that growing businesses demand. Suitable for small and micro businesses, or small workgroups of up to 3 people, the OfficeJet Pro 9010 delivers seamless printing, scanning, faxing and copying functionality. It also comes at a modest price of just under $270.

Business obligations will often take people across town, across the country or across the world. Instead of being away from written communication, you can gain access to all those functions in your pocket. Being out of the office doesn’t mean being out of touch with the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All-In-One Printer series.

All these actions and a lot more, are available with the HP Smart App with Smart Tasks which is downloaded to a Smartphone or Tablet to give you access to the printer from anywhere by way of the inbuilt dual-band WI-Fi that is standard on all the printers in the range. Need more technical information? Keep reading as we delve deeper into the specific functionalities of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 in our printer review.
 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 Printer Colours.

Before we get technical, don’t get confused with the different models of printers. There are five models in the range and all are, functionally, identical. Where the difference lies in the colour of the trim around the lid. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 has a Light Basalt trim, the 9016 is red, called Coral, and the 9018 is called Oasis. The 2019 has a metallic trim and the Premier model has a heavy-duty aluminium chassis and trim.

Printing Productivity.

When assessing productivity, people often look at the bells and whistles. However, this is wrong. The true productivity in a printer lies within the base performance. After all, the bells and whistles are useless without a good level of base performance. In this regard, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 delivers immensely considering the price. When printing a document, the first page out time is as little as 9 seconds in black and 10 seconds in colour. From there, the printer produces the following:

  • 32 pages per minute (black A4, draft mode)
  • 22 pages per minute (black A4, ISO quality)
  • 32 pages per minute (colour A4, draft mode)
  • 18 pages per minute (colour A4, ISO quality)

With a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) in black and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, the print resolution is very high quality considering the modest price. When printing both sides of a sheet the HP OfficeJet 9010 series prints up to 14 ppm which also is extremely modest.

To further enforce the productivity of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series, we also looked at how the OfficeJet Pro 9010 helps to reduce printing costs. With an automatic double-sided printing function to reduce paper wastage, you can be sure you’re squeezing the most out of your budget.
 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 Compatible Ink Cartridges.

As for replacement ink cartridges, all models in the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series make use of 4x HP 965 Original Ink Cartridges. These printer cartridges come with the following page yields:

If you are looking for additional page yields, the HP 965 XL Original Black Ink Cartridges delivers a page yield of up to 2000 pages for less than $10 more. Overall the printing yields are as expected to balance both budget and performance with the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 printer series.

HP Smart App Technology Compatability.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series printers recognise the fact that most people involved in small and micro businesses are often out of the office but still need access to office equipment by way of mobile devices. These All-in-One printers support Apple AirPrint™; Mobile Apps; Wi-Fi® Direct Printing; Mopria™ Certified; and HP Smart to give device-to-device communication. Using the HP Smart App on a mobile device gives remote access to a wide range of print functions such as:

  • Portrait or landscape printing orientation. 
  • Printing on both sides to reduce paper usage
  • None/Flip or Long Edge/Flip or Short Edge selection
  • Front to Back or Back to Front page sequencing.
  • Pages Per Sheet Settings (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 16)
  • Quality Settings: Draft/Normal/Best.
  • Printing Shortcuts.
  • Printing In Grayscale: Off/High-Quality Grayscale/Black Ink Only.
  • Pages Per Sheet Layout Settings.
  • Printing In Max DPI Settings.
  • HP Real Life Technologies Settings.
  • Page Border Settings

There are a handful more settings that the HP OfficeJet 9020 can be controlled via the HP Smart App, but you get where we are going. All of these print selections are available on your mobile device with the HP Smart App allowing you to organise the print job remotely. This also ensures that you can have the printing done, before you return back to the office. For us, this is an incredible feature when you consider the low cost of this printer for small businesses or home offices. The application itself is also well-polished and compatible with many other HP Smart Printers.
 

Scanning Functionality.

Both the scanning and the copying functions of the HP 9010 printer are accessed from a 35 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Alternatively, you can lift up the lid to allow scanning of bulkier items such as books. To boost productivity, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 Series of All-in-One printers feature double-sided scanning and copying of an original document when using the ADF. Using the flatbed, this is simplified on all models by utilising easy-off glass. Instead of having a lip all the way around, the flatbed is open at the front to slide originals on and off rather than having to line them up. The ADF can accommodate originals up to 215mm x 355mm whilst the flatbed has a size of 215.9mm x 297mm. 

As for speed, the scanner processes 8 images per minute for an A4 sheet in both black and colour. When scanning duplex originals, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 delivers speeds of and 4 images per minute in colour. 

The scanner function offers multiple destinations. Documents can be scanned to a network folder, direct to email, to Google SharePoint and to a thumb drive. That said, different applications will call for different file formats. All of the models in the series scan to destinations using:

  • JPG Images.
  • BMP Images.
  • PNG Images.
  • TIFF Images.
  • PDF Files.
  • RTF Files.

A cool feature of the HP OfficeJet 9020 Pro is Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which allows text from scanned originals to be edited. By using the Smart App, you can simplify many tasks including single click customisable scan to cloud destinations, email and print. You can also create editable and searchable documents by scanning from a Smartphone or printer. Destinations such as Dropbox, Google Drive, One drive, email recipients or print can be selected remotely too. That's a lot of functionality.
 

Copying Functionality.

Like the scanning function, both the ADF and the flatbed can be used to make as many as 99 copies at a time. With speeds of up to 21 copies per minute in black and up to 15 copies per minute in colour, there is also no compromise on resolution. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 will deliver a resolution of up to 600 dots per inch seamlessly. 

All copies can be reduced, or enlarged, in size from the original between 25 and 400%. Using the ADF, two-sided originals can also be copied automatically. In addition to the ADF and the flatbed, copies can be made from a mobile device using the camera. Although convenient, it can be problematic with images being skewed and variable copy quality. The HP Copy Fix feature on the HP Smart App automatically adjusts the image to give the best results in the copies.


Faxing Functionality.

All models in the HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series have a colour fax facility as standard with a transmission speed of 4 seconds per page. This comes at a resolution of 203 x 98 dpi in black and 200 x 200 dpi in colour. The fully-featured fax facility includes the ability to fax double-sided originals when using the ADF. It also supports the following:

  • Auto-redialling
  • Fax delayed sending
  • Distinctive ring detection
  • Fax forwarding

The maximum number of locations for fax broadcasting is 20 and the speed dialling facility stores up to 99 numbers.

Display & Media Handling.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 offers versatility in media handling as well as functions. There is a 6.75 Colour Graphics Display which allows all functions to be accessed directly from the printer rather than the HP Smart App. In addition, the 250 sheet input tray can handle a wide range of paper sizes and types. All the usual sizes; A4; A5; A6; B5 (JIS) can be accommodated as well as envelope in sizes, DL, C5, C6, 

Different jobs call for different types of media and this series of All-in-One printers will print successfully on Plain Paper, HP Photo Papers, HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper, HP Matte Presentation Paper, HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper, Other Photo Inkjet Papers, Other Matte Inkjet Papers, Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Thick Plain Paper, Light/Recycled Plain Paper, HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Glossy’

The range of weights for the various media types is 60 to 105 g/m² for plain paper. 220 to 280 g/m² for photo paper: 75 to 90 g/m² for envelopes and 163 to 200 g/m² for cardstock.

The output tray has a capacity of up to 60 sheets.

Printer Connectivity

For businesses on the go, printer connectivity with a variety of devices is essential. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All-in-One Printer series does not disappoint in this regard. All models come complete with:

  • Ethernet network connection for a hard wired network connection
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n connection for access to portable devices.
  • 2x RJ-11 modem ports for fax uses.
  • USB 2.0 port and a USB Host port. 

Economical Printing Solution

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series is not just productive, it is economical as well. The automatic double-sided printing and XL cartridges reduce consumable and printing costs and the energy consumption figures enhance economical usage. Using just 30W when actively printing and 5.8W in the ready state it reduces still further to 1,2W in sleep mode. It all adds up to a typical weekly energy consumption of a mere 0.258 kW/h.

All of the printers in the HP OfficeJet 9010 series are not only economical in power consumption, but they are also economical in space usage as well. With a footprint of 439.3 wide and 342.5 deep and a height of 278 mm space utilisation is very efficient. They are considerably smaller than the units they replace.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 Printer Review Summary

For small business operators who need versatility and economy, the HP OfficeJet 9010 All-in-0ne series provides an ideal solution. Add in the fact that all of its functions are available remotely and the operator is not tied to the office to communicate in a written form, they give all the flexibility that business demands.

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