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HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One Wireless Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (T0F29A)
|Printer Output Type||Color|
|Printing Media Type||Envelopes, Paper (plain), Card stock, Labels, Glossy photo paper, High-resolution paper|
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- Main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, two-sided duplex printing and scanning, color touchscreen, automatic document feeder, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run out of ink, and more
- Easily print when and where you need to from your smartphone, tablet, or notebook PC; get convenient mobile printing options and mobile setup; connect the way you want to with Ethernet and wireless networking
- Ink delivered to your home: get your first 2 months free when you enroll in HP Instant Ink (optional) during printer set up; plans starting at $2.99 per month after the trial period, shipping and recycling included
- Built for business; produce fast professional-quality color for 50% less than lasers, save paper, and handle more tasks without slowing down
- HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 is ideal for the home office or small workgroups that need professional-quality, affordable color with powerful productivity and fast functionality
- Includes all features of HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 plus scan to email and other network functions for easy task management; duplexing document feeder for two-sided copying and scanning to complete tasks quickly
- Paper sizes supported: A4, Letter, 5x7 in, 4x6 in, Legal, 4R, L, Panoramic/10x30 cm, 10x15 cm, 10x15 cm plus tab, 13x18 cm, 4x8.5 in, 13x18 cm
- One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
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|Sold By||Amazing Deals ✅||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon Warehouse||Amazon.com|
|Connectivity Technology||USB; Ethernet; Wi-Fi||USB; Wi-Fi||Ethernet, Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB||Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||15.35 x 18.26 x 9.00 inches||14.33 x 17.72 x 8.54 inches||9.21 x 18.11 x 13.43 inches||13.07 x 16.85 x 7.87 inches||17.87 x 7.60 x 19.33 inches|
|Item Weight||17.90 lbs||12.37 lbs||18.04 lbs||—||16.72 lbs|
|Maximum Print Speed (Black and White)||20 pages_per_minute||20 pages_per_minute||20 pages_per_minute||8.5 pages_per_minute||15 pages_per_minute|
|Maximum Media Size||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 11 inch||8.5 x 14 inch|
|Operating System||Windows, Mac, Linux||Windows, Mac, iOS, Android||Linux, Mac, Windows||Windows, Mac, iOS, Android||Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android|
|Print media||Card stock, High-resolution paper, Glossy photo paper, Paper (plain), Envelopes, Labels||Envelopes, Card stock, Paper (plain), Glossy photo paper, Labels, High-resolution paper||Envelopes, High-resolution paper, Labels, Paper (plain), Card stock, Glossy photo paper||Paper (plain), Card stock, Envelopes, Labels||Paper (plain), Envelopes, Labels, Glossy photo paper, High-resolution paper|
|Special Features||0.0||Network-Ready, Auto Document Feeder, Touchscreen, Optional HP High-Yield Cartridges, ENERGY STAR Certified, HP Instant Ink Eligible, Cloud Print Enabled||Auto-Duplex, Network-Ready, Auto Document Feeder, Ethernet Networking, Color Touchscreen, ENERGY STAR Certified, Cloud Print Enabled||Dual-Band WiFi, Bluetooth, Flatbed Scanner, LCD Display, USB Port for PC Connection, Auto Document Feeder||Auto-Duplex, Network-Ready, Auto Document Feeder, Scan to Email, Separate Photo Tray, Print from USB Drive, Color Touchscreen, Optional HP High-Yield Cartridges, Ethernet Networking, HP Instant Ink Eligible|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11bgn||802.11bgn||802.11a/b/g/n||—||802.11bgn, Bluetooth, 5 GHz Radio Frequency, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency|
Supercharge the office with affordable color and fast two-sided performance. Save paper with automatic two-sided printing, and handle more tasks without slowing down. Manage your budget with professional-quality color at up to 50% less cost per page than lasers with the HP OfficeJet 6978 wireless printer.
Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Connect a smartphone or tablet directly to the printer and easily print without a network. Print wirelessly, and share this all-in-one with other wireless-enabled devices. Set the pace for success with rapid print, scan, and copy speeds. Save paper and conserve resources—consume up to 50% less paper with automatic two-sided printing. Make scanning effortless and accurate. Never turn a page again when you need to scan two-sided documents.
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This unit takes the standard OfficeJet design and adds some wonderful features that I didn't realize how much I would appreciate. HP has streamlined their printer setup to a point of incredible efficiency now! Getting this OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wireless printer up and running was the easiest hardware experience I have ever had! I had not quite understood that the printer itself becomes a network, which is pretty awesome when our daughter's college friends are visiting and want to print something. We can just give them access to the printer's network and they can print from their phones/tablets/laptops/whatever! It is very slick and convenient!
While this looks very similar to every other OfficeJet we have owned, the duplex feeder, which scans or copies double sided documents is a great improvement over our previous models. The document feeder itself is heavier than the one on our last OfficeJet, but it lends to a general overall feeling that this machine is more solid, too. The ability to print or scan directly FROM or TO a flash drive is awesome! Our kids often have to save school assignments they are working on to a flash drive, and being able to just plug it in and print or scan new images to it is very helpful. The USB port is right above the power light on the lower front left of the printer, so it is easy to access for printing documents directly from the USB drive...or saving scanned items directly to it!
The scan and copy features seem faster than our last machine, but still won't be winning any scanning derbies. The touchscreen menus offer many new features that our last one didn't (printing passport photos, a special setting for copying ID cards, Help videos you can watch right there on the touchscreen and even some pre-made forms you can print!). The user interface feels closer to using a first edition smart phone with the swiping to see options within certain menus, which is a nice change, too. I find the screen to need a bit of an aggressive touch and it is a little clunky feeling compared to tablets and smartphones now (which is why I said a first edition)...but it is user friendly and a nice way to select things instead of trying to figure out which menu you need and how to get back.
The paper tray actually holds a little less than our last OfficeJet (this one has a 225 sheet capacity and ours held 250). We aren't 'power printers' so this really is inconsequential to us, but might matter to someone else. One thing I really don't like about this printer is the same issue I have never liked about the OfficeJet series in general...the extension tray that holds our printed documents feels very flimsy! In the case of this printer, it especially feels like a stark contrast because the rest of the machine is so solid! We have never broken one of these, but admittedly, it is a fear of mine that we one day will....
We have always liked our HP OfficeJet printers, but without fail, they have all met their untimely fates in the same way. They typically last us several years and then, in an act of complete irony....as soon as we buy a huge mega supply of replacement ink cartridges, they keel over on us. Seriously...EVERY TIME! It was this repeat experience that actually fueled our interest in this OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wireless All-in-One Printer! With its Instant Ink capability, we are not likely to be left with a Fort Knox-worthy supply of ink for a defunct printer!
Instant Ink is a program that HP offers whereby your printer notifies HP when your cartridges need replenishing and they automatically send you replacement ink. They have 3 different monthly plans, based on use. As of today, the tiered prices are $3/mo for 50 pages, $5 for 100 and $10/mo for 300 pages. The prices are the same whether you are printing all black and white or full color images.
We researched Instant Ink extensively, and we initially had a few reservations about the program. First, it is based upon pages QUEUED for printing...(that is the data that HP collects) and we have had many issues in the past with pages that queue, but fail to print for one reason or another. Second, we had read that when Instant Ink first rolled out, HP made it hard for you to go back to choosing normal store bought cartridges (although you are not supposed to be locked into Instant Ink). Last, we were concerned about accumulating overage charges, if we underestimated our printer use each month.
After reading extensively and calling HP to confirm the minutia and alleviate my initials concerns, we were happy to learn that:
- HP notifies you about your printer use and where it falls into your plan before you go over so you can adjust if need be
- The plans can be adjusted up to a higher level at any time during a billing month. (They can be adjusted to a lower level at the beginning of a billing period)
- HP says you can cancel or change your plans at any time and revert to store bought cartridges if you prefer. (The thing that finally helped us trust this claim was reading more recent reviews from Instant Ink customers...the very old reviews had made us nervous, but the newer ones made it sound as though you were not a prisoner to Instant Ink. If our experience proves otherwise, I will definitely update!!)
- They have a recycling program and include prepaid postage mailers for you to return your used cartridges! Love this environmental stewardship and convenience!
We decided that Instant Ink sounded like a program that we were interested in, so we were excited to receive this printer and get it set up.
HP All-in-One Remote App
I actually begrudgingly went looking for the AiO HP App to put on my phone when I wanted to print straight from my iPhone one day. I say 'begrudgingly' because I guessed it would be a careless afterthought kind of app that HP decided to add to placate those users who want to feel like they have some portability/flexibility. Well, boy was I ever wrong! This app is AWESOME!! First, it took less than 2 minutes for me to download the app, connect it to our OfficeJet and print exactly what I needed! I was immediately impressed. The app is simple, easy to use, and exactly what every gadget oriented person or family would want! I can print pictures from my phone or even from my Cloud in just a matter of seconds! I can take a picture of a document and save it as .pdf or print it as my heart desires! We are in the middle of trying to adopt a medically fragile child and I have been able to quickly complete a form they sent me, snap a picture of it (it auto-detects borders, but lets you adjust them as you need to), name it and then send it via email..without having to be home or do a thing!! Or, if you prefer, you can print it...or send it to Dropbox, Evernote, GoogleDrive...etc. WOW!! Love this and it works so smoothly!!
Via the AiO App you can also change your printer settings...so if you are lounging in the Cook Islands, sipping an adult beverage and suddenly realize you need to send a signed document permitting your neighbor to pick up your dog from the boarding facility before you get home, and you want your 3 page legal document concerning the pickup arrangements to be single sided...you can change the default setting of duplex to single sided printing and get the completed form to print in your home office for your sweet neighbor to grab on their way to the facility when the time is right.
Which also brings me to the accessibility aspects of this printer that we absolutely love! It is the easiest printer we have ever had in terms of convenience of use and access. We can print to it from anywhere!! I was at the hospital with our daughter...Ok, so it wasn't the Cook Islands...But, it was 2 hours away and I was able to send a form to our home printer for my husband to complete and email back to the hospital! It has made our lives so much easier!
Some of the features that our family has been enjoying the most are:
-Being able to print directly from a USB drive
-(conversely) Being able to scan directly to a USB drive
-The touchscreen is much more intuitive and has a nice interface!
-The default of 2 sided printing is saving us paper! Environmentally friendly and we love it! Sometimes I have forgotten to change that setting though (like when I need to fax something and separate pages would be more convenient), but it is a feature I absolutely love!
-Duplexing document feeder for double sided copying/scanning has been phenomenal, too!!
-Printing pics from our phones
This is the most convenient OfficeJet printer we have yet to own. Straight out of the box it practically set itself up and has been an incredible help for our family! I am so excited to not have to worry about ink running out! We have children with medical issues and the convenience of having ink delivered to our door is phenomenal! Anything that makes our lives easier is a blessing we appreciate and this one has gone beyond our expectations!
I have to say, so far I REALLY LOVE this printer! First of all, it was the easiest printer to set up EVER!! I mean, I truly couldn't believe it! I'm a gadget tech nerd (built my own PC) and was prepared to have to spend an hour getting it all unpacked, turned on, calibrated, set up on my network and also connected to my devices for wireless printing. That's what I'm used to. Set up of this printer BLEW MY MIND with how simple it was! Literally, you take it out of the box and remove all foam and plastic etc., plug it into the wall, press power, insert the ink (SO simple) and follow the instructions on screen to align the cartridges. Once it was aligned the touch screen informed me to go to hp.com/setup to download the drivers I would need. My computer/network automatically detected the printer and knew just what drivers I needed. Download and setup was a breeze! You can use the provided disk instead but I didn't even remove it from the sleeve. The one thing I would say about HP and their software is that they tend to over do it. My recommendation is to select the option that enables you to choose which additional programs you want installed instead of letting HP do it for you. I always get way more than I bargain for and end up uninstalling a lot of the "bloatware" programs that I don't use that just take up HD space like HP photo etc. I use photoshop. There is an option for just the basic drivers that you can select. Your printer will work just fine with those and you won't get blogged down with unwanted software. Either way works great though. I tried both. The driver setup took 5 minutes. Then I got on my iPhone and downloaded the HP ePrint app which IMMEDIATELY recognized and connected to my printer all on its own! You can use it to print from your photos, the web, email and the cloud. AWESOME!!! That was it! In about 12 minutes from the box I was completely set up, connect and printing!
Here are some other things I love about this printer:
- Fastest setup of any printer ever (yes I know I already mentioned this but it deserves repeating). No having to manually enter IP addresses or anything like that!
- Design is very sleek and modern. I love the all black with little color screen! It's pretty sexy as printers go!
- Small/slim profile. For everything this printer does and how well/quickly it does it, it really is quite small! WAY smaller than my old HP all in one!
- Touch screen is really high quality! I often get frustrated with touch screens at check out stands and elsewhere because they're not very sensitive to your finger or pressing down in one spot causing a neighboring button to be selected. That is NOT the case with this touch screen. I find that it's very sensitive and accurate and also the display is crisp and beautiful!
- AUTOMATIC DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING AND SCANNING. HALLELUJAH!
- Printing is very fast and the print quality is excellent, even and especially with photos!
- I LOVE that this printer only needs one cable (unless you want to use the fax feature as well) and works so well wirelessly!
- Printing from the app on my mobile devices is my new favorite thing
- Unlike my old printer, this guy is whisper quiet when it's printing. It's a little thing, but I live with an autistic 4 year old and a husband who sounds like he's calling in air support for a military strike when he talks on the phone so...sometimes the little things make a big difference!
- Scan quality is really fabulous!
Honestly, I rarely give 5 star reviews to things, but this printer really does deserve it, from price point to set up to functionality and features. I HIGHLY recommend this printer for all your in home office needs! And no, I didn't get it for free or at a discount. I paid full price for it and I would do it again! I hope this helps someone else who is looking for an office upgrade!
UPDATE 1/21/17 - After a couple weeks I started having issues with this printer going offline spontaneously and the only way I could seem to get it back online to was by restarting my computer. Around that time we also bought a Roku 4 and started having trouble with streaming. The signal was dropping all the time. I finally realized that it was because of our router, which, while a great work horse for many years, was getting seriously old in "tech years" and needed to be replaced. I bought a dual band Asus router and ever since I installed it we have not only had flawless streaming but the printer now stays "online" all the time! If you're having this issue with it going offline, I would look at your network setup before you blame the printer itself.
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The box itself looked like it was roughly handle, cuts and dents etc. Upon opening the box, picture for reference, I found that everything looked like it was thrown in. The cord and papers scattered about, hair from something inside the box. And upon opening the scanner to check I find a document with someones very sensitive information, social insurance number, birthday etc. Now that concerned me greatly. I start up the printer and it begins making loud obnoxious noises and it displays that the ink cartridges need to be replaced because they are empty/ low.
I would have given a one star but I gave it a two because upon contacting customer service they replied swiftly and efficiently. The individual I worked with was very pleasant to work the issue out with.
When I bought it, I was desperate for a reasonably-priced all-in-one unit. I bought a unit by Canon from Staples. Not even a single print came out right. Canon later told me that the printer was used and had already printed more than 8000 pages. How it ended up in a perfectly packaged box is anybody's guess. Then I turned to Amazon and bought this HP unit.
First off, it takes forever to start. I had to send a time sensitive fax and I had only 5 minutes to do so. So I turned this unit on. It spent my precious 5 minutes doing so-called maintenance. Since it has no control-buttons just a touch-screen, it conveniently locked me out for the entire duration. It makes horrible noises when it's starting as if something is breaking inside.
Printing is relatively fast and so far text prints are crisp for an ink-jet. I haven't had a chance to print photographs so far. Colours are way darker than my previous Epson printer. I compared the same multicoloured document's prints from both printers.
Scanning and faxing are absolutely horrible. You cannot fax more than one page in one fax communication from the glass flatbed. My old Epson unit used to ask me beforehand number of pages to send and let me scan all pages before sending them. With this HP unit, if you want to send multiple pages, you have to use automatic document feeder and if the sheets that you're trying to fax are not perfectly new, good luck sending them.
Scanning is a horrible mess. It tries to scan everything into PDF files. Scanning interface is complicated and not straightforward at all. Their online support system is much ado about nothing.
It cannot scan most photographs processed in professional studios. Scanning most of such photographs result in banding or rainbow streaks in the photographs. In some instances, the scanned photograph looked like a pencil sketch.
My recommendation is to stay away from this all-in-one unit.
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Je DÉTESTE cette imprimante à un point tel que j’écris un commentaire. Je n’ai jamais été en mesure de l’utiliser sans problème. C’est le deuxième appareil qu’on m’envoie, je croyais que le premier était simplement un ‘citron’...ça peut arriver...
Je perds un temps précieux à répartir l’imprimante à debugger. Elle fige même lorsque j’appuie sur le bouton on/off je dois la débrancher pour la repartir!!!! Copier ça va mais que ce soit pour imprimer ou scanner c’est un cau-che-mar! J’ai du travail à faire!!! c’est un accessoire qui devrait me simplifier la vie.
**** ne pas acheter****
je commence à questionner la qualité des appareils HP (imprimante, portable...)
The printer came with a CD to install onto computers and comes with ink which is nice.
Pros: easy set up
prints in great quality
scanner works very well
can print via. bluetooth
Printer is very slim
Ive had it for over 2 months and haven't found anything bad yet
Of course, I took a more home friendly model since I wasn't planning to print 100+ sheets per day like at work.
Printing and scanning wise it works well. I can connect it wireless or scan the pdf into the USB.
However, these are some issues I've had problems with so far:
- I can't seem to scan directly to my laptop, even though it is connected in the same wireless network (still trying to figure this out)
- the printer is always offline for some reason now, but before it was fine and completely did well with the laptop (I have a feeling the wireless network is poor or when I used cc cleaner, it cleared some important cache? That's when their relationship broke down)
I still like it over all and the printing quality is just fine.
Will continue using HP printers. Also, I found the set up straight forward but the resonance was not.
I'll update once I figure out what's up with the laptop and the printer's issue.
I set up this printer, then printed ONCE. After that point, the ink cartridges included with the printer were already empty...I'm sorry, what? I replaced the cartridges, after which point the printer simply no longer worked. I have had it on my desk for the last 8 months collecting dust and telling me it's Offline, unable to connect to my computer.
I have tried everything and still it says it's Offline. Even their troubleshooting solutions have not worked.
Do not buy.
Edit: second one crapped out a month after the year warranty as well. Garbage.
However.....After a few months of use, it showed an error message that was inaccurate and would not resolve. Finally HP Support informed me it would need to be replaced.
I was sent a refurbished identical model. It worked as long as the set-up ink cartridges lasted (not long) - then got same error message as original printer. Now I have 2 of the same printer, neither work, and I need to ship both back to HP. And go through the same very long service call again to get it replaced again. And in the meantime I have no printer, and need to cancel Instant Ink and somehow still get to use the pages I have been charged for but unable to use with no working printer. Not happy HP. Not happy.
This printer is a hassle! Such a waste of money.
The print cartridge rack remains stuck in its parked position as well.