Review of HP’s OfficeJet Pro 276dw Printer

Review of HP’s OfficeJet Pro 276dw Printer

The Good

The Bad

Bottom Line

Duplex printing Photo quality is at the low end Fast printing speed
Laser-class speed Duplex printing
High-quality text and graphics
Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Duplexing automatic document feeder

Inkjets lost their demand in past few years due to high demand of LaserJet’s, but now they are finding new jobs in market in small offices. I have tested few inkjet models in last days and found them faster and cheaper than mid-level laser printers.
HP’s CR770A OfficeJet Pro 276dw All-in-One Printer is an ideal alternative to all low budget laser printers. It’s an excellent inkjet all-in-one printer whose enhanced operating features let it perform better even in the corporate environment. The HP 276dw also installs easily, produces good quality output quickly, and consumes less ink per page.

4.3-inch Touchscreen Control Panel

The HP CR770A OfficeJet Pro 276dw Printer features a 4.3-inch touchscreen control panel with a well-managed menu structure that makes it easy to use. You can access management features from the control panel and check email alerts, firewall and proxy settings. The 276dw also includes remote email printing, HP scan, and a complete onboard management console accessible via your Web browser.

Connectivity Options

The 276dw printer supports Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB, so you may easily attach external storage or network whenever you want. You will face no firewall hassles during installation, or any other configuration issues.

Output Quality

The text output quality is very near to laser-quality, and the color graphics are very nice overall. Color photos on glossy paper are excellent. The performance of the 276dw is smooth and quick. Most documents fit easily within the printer’s 512MB of memory. It is capable to print at a speed of 10.8 pages per minute (ppm) on the PC and 13 ppm on the Mac. A full-page photo printing at best quality takes 2 minutes on PC and 2 minutes and 15 seconds on the Mac.
For scanning, the HP 276dw offers a legal-size, plus a 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF). The ADF can scan in duplex, by turning the page over manually when it scans. Duplexing is available for both copying and scanning, the Copy menu allows you to copy both single- and double-sided originals.

Paper Handling

Ink expenditures for the HP CR770A OfficeJet 276dw Printer are very low–especially if you purchase from The 276dw carries a standard one-year warranty, but extended warranty packages can be purchased. The recommended maximum workload is 1,500 pages and duty cycle is 30,000 pages a month. Paper handling features include automatic duplex printing, duplex scanning, 150-sheet output tray, a 250-sheet input tray, and a 50-sheet automatic document feeder. There’s also a 250-sheet auxiliary tray available for £56.

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