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Comparing HP OfficeJet 3830 and HP OfficeJet Pro 6968

Technical summary

HP OfficeJet 3830 is a $200 wireless injket printer with a built-in scanner, copier and fax.

It prints at the speed of 8.5 ppm (6.0 ppm in color). It's recommended montly page volume is 175 and maximum allowed page volume is 1000.

It can scan a stack of up to 35 papers (using Automatic Document Feeder), as well as custom-sized documents (such as passports) with its flatbed scanner. It has an extra perk of converting scans to PDFs.

HP OfficeJet 3830 allows printing via Wi-Fi, a mobile phone/tablet, AirPrint, a USB cable and an Ethernet cable.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 is a $260 wireless injket printer with a built-in scanner, copier and fax.

It supports automatic two-sided printing, borderless printing and prints at the speed of 18.0 ppm (10.0 ppm in color). It's recommended montly page volume is 500 and maximum allowed page volume is 20000.

It can scan a stack of up to 35 papers (using Automatic Document Feeder), as well as custom-sized documents (such as passports) with its flatbed scanner. It has an extra perk of converting scans to searchable PDFs.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 allows printing via Wi-Fi, a mobile phone/tablet, AirPrint, a USB cable and an Ethernet cable.

Are they good for
Occasional Home Use

#11 out of 17 for Occasional Home Use
HP OfficeJet 3830
$199.89 Higher price
Good for Occasional Home Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Borderless Printing
  • Scan to PDF
HP OfficeJet Pro 6968
$259.90 Very high price
Not great for Occasional Home Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 500 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Borderless Printing
  • Scan to PDF
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display
For reference

3 Best Printers for Occasional Home Use

Currently, median printer for Occasional Home Use will cost you $148.39. Budget options start at $79.89 and go up to $420 .
Ranking is updated every hour
#1 out of 17 for Occasional Home Use
HP Envy 5055
$79.89 Good price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 250 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • No ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Scan to PDF
  • Colored Status Display
#2 out of 17 for Occasional Home Use
HP Envy 7855
$129.99 Average price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 350 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Borderless Printing
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • Colored Status Display
#3 out of 17 for Occasional Home Use
HP Envy Photo 6252
$119 Average price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 350 pages per month
Important
  • Built-in Scanner & Copier
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
Somewhat Important
  • Touch Screen Status Display
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • No ADF Scanner
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • Colored Status Display

Are they good for
Small Office Use

HP OfficeJet 3830
$199.89 Higher price
Not great for Small Office Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Can't scan to email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • No Ethernet Port
#15 out of 29 for Small Office Use
HP OfficeJet Pro 6968
$259.90 Very high price
Works for Small Office Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 500 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Can't scan to email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display
For reference

3 Best Printers for Small Office Use

Currently, median printer for Small Office Use will cost you $158.70. Budget options start at $79.99 and go up to $259.90 .
Ranking is updated every hour
#1 out of 29 for Small Office Use
Brother MFC-J491DW
$91.28 Good price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 525 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • No TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • No Ethernet Port
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display
#2 out of 29 for Small Office Use
HP Envy 7855
$129.99 Good price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 350 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
#3 out of 29 for Small Office Use
Brother MFC-J895DW
$129.99 Good price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1000 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Important
  • Scan-To-Email
  • Scan to PDF
  • TouchScreen
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display

Are they good for
Heavy Office Use

HP OfficeJet 3830
$199.89 Average price
Not great for Heavy Office Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 175 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing not supported
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 8.5 pages per minute
  • Scan-to-Email not supported
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • No Ethernet port
HP OfficeJet Pro 6968
$259.90 Average price
Not great for Heavy Office Use
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 500 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 18 pages per minute
  • Scan-to-Email not supported
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display
For reference

3 Best Printers for Heavy Office Use

Currently, median printer for Heavy Office Use will cost you $371.12. Budget options start at $167.88 and go up to $1882.20 .
Ranking is updated every hour
#1 out of 11 for Heavy Office Use
Epson WorkForce Pro 4730
$167.88 Average price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 1500 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 20 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Colored Status Display
#2 out of 11 for Heavy Office Use
Brother J6530DW
$199.99 Average price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 2000 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 22 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display
#3 out of 11 for Heavy Office Use
Brother MFCJ6930DW
$249.99 Average price
Must-haves
  • Wireless Printing
  • Designed to print about 2000 pages per month
  • Two-Sided Printing
  • Status Display
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Print speed is 22 pages per minute
  • Scan-To-Email
  • TouchScreen
  • Scan to PDF
Somewhat Important
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Fax
  • Ethernet
Nice to haves
  • Scan to Searchable PDFs
  • Colored Status Display

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Side by side

Is the price difference of $60 worth it?

It depends on what you need from a Printer. We'll break it down for you.
Comparison summary:
Advantages of HP OfficeJet 3830:
  • It is $60.01 cheaper
  • It is a noticeably quieter.
  • It can produce higher quality black prints
  • It can produce higher quality color prints
Advantages of HP OfficeJet Pro 6968:
  • It has a lower 'cost per page' in black print.
  • It has a lower 'cost per page' in color print.
  • It supports double-side printing, but HP OfficeJet 3830 does not.
  • It prints faster in black-and-white
  • It prints faster in color
  • It takes less time to print the first page in black
  • It takes less time to print the first page in color
  • It can combine scans into searchable PDFs, HP OfficeJet 3830 can't combine scans into PDFs.
Alright, now let's go into details.
11 differences we consider important:
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 has a lower 'cost per page' in black print.
    • HP OfficeJet 3830 uses a $39.99 HP 63XL (F6U64AN#140) cartridge with a page yield of 480 (that's $0.08 per page).
    • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 uses a $56.99 HP 906XL (T6M18AN#140) cartridge with a page yield of 1500 (that's $0.04 per page).

    This means that printing 100 pages in black with HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 will save you $5, in comparison to HP OfficeJet Pro 6968.

    Note: the above are the most cost-efficient cartridges that work with HP OfficeJet 3830 and HP OfficeJet Pro 6968. You can also use cheaper cartridges that have lower yield effeciency:

    • HP OfficeJet 3830 supports a $20.99 HP 63 (F6U62AN#140) that prints up to 190 pages, at a cost of $0.11 per page.
    • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 supports a $42.99 HP 902XL (T6M14AN#140) that prints up to 825 pages, at a cost of $0.05 per page.
    • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 supports a $19.98 HP 902 (T6L98AN#140) that prints up to 300 pages, at a cost of $0.07 per page.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 has a lower 'cost per page' in color print.
    • HP OfficeJet 3830 uses a $41.99 HP 63XL (F6U63AN#140) cartridge with a page yield of 330 (that's $0.13 per page).
    • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 uses $71.97 HP 902XL cartridges (T6M06AN#140, T6M02AN#140 and T6M10AN#140) with a page yield of 825 (that's $0.09 per page).

    This means that printing 100 pages in color with HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 will save you $4, in comparison to HP OfficeJet Pro 6968.

  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 supports double-side printing, but HP OfficeJet 3830 does not.
    Automatic duplex printing (also known as two-sided printing) refers to a printer's ability to print on both sides of the paper, without having to manually flip it.
  • HP OfficeJet 3830 is a noticeably quieter.
    When printing, HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 has a loudness of 61 dB (decibels), while HP OfficeJet 3830 measures at 48 dB.
    How loud is that? We made a decibel chart for you to reference.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 prints faster in black-and-white (18 vs 8.5 PPM)
    In black-and-white, HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 prints at 18 pages per minute (PPM). HP OfficeJet 3830 measures at 8.5 PPM.
    HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 would take about 05:33 to print 100 pages, HP OfficeJet 3830 would take 11:46.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 prints faster in color (10 vs 6 PPM)
    In color, HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 prints at 10 pages per minute (PPM). HP OfficeJet 3830 measures at 6 PPM.
    HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 would take about 10:00 to print 100 pages, HP OfficeJet 3830 would take 16:40.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 takes less time to print the first page in black (12s vs 14s)
    This initialization is period is called 'First page out' time; it's 14 seconds for HP OfficeJet 3830 and 12 seconds for HP OfficeJet Pro 6968. This makes HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 2 seconds faster at printing first page in black than HP OfficeJet 3830.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 takes less time to print the first page in color (15s vs 17s)
    First page out time is 15 seconds for HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 and 17 seconds for HP OfficeJet 3830 (in color). This makes HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 2 seconds faster at printing first page in color than HP OfficeJet 3830.
  • HP OfficeJet 3830 can produce higher quality black prints (1200 x 1200 vs 600 x 1200 DPI)
    The black print DPI of HP OfficeJet 3830 is 1200 x 1200. HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 has the DPI of 600 x 1200. What is DPI? In short: number of dots a printer "draws" per inch. Higher DPI means higher quality print. It's not the easiest thing to understand, so if print quality is very important to you, we suggest reading an article on DPI.
    • 600 x 600 is more than enough DPI to print any kind of documents.
    • Higher DPI takes more ink to print, draining your cartridge/toner faster.
    • Whenever you see 'DPI', it's actually referring to the 'maximum DPI'. Your printer will often choose to lower the DPI where necessary to conserve ink.
  • HP OfficeJet 3830 can produce higher quality color prints (4800 x 1200 vs 600 x 1200 DPI)
    The color print DPI of HP OfficeJet 3830 is 4800 x 1200. HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 has the DPI of 600 x 1200.
    • Unless you are a professional photographer, 1200 x 600 DPI will be fine for printing photos.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 can combine scans into searchable PDFs, HP OfficeJet 3830 can't combine scans into PDFs.
    This is a very important feature for those who plan to scan a lot of multi-page documents. A printer will combine the pages into a single PDF file. So instead of receiving a dozen pictures, you get one PDF. Going a step further, certain printers use embedded OCR Software (convert image to text) to create searchable PDFs. This way allows you to do computer wizardry with the resulting scan file, such as copy, paste, search, edit, etc.
10 similarities we think are important to mention:
  • Both printers can print over Wi-Fi
    Printing over Wi-Fi is a very common feature, available even in most budget models.
  • Both printers can print from mobile
    In most cases, if a printer supports wireless printing, it also supports Wi-Fi printing.
  • Both printers have a built-in scanner & copier
    Scan and copy technology have a large hardware overlap. If a printer supports scanning, it will likely support copying.
  • Both printers can scan/copy custom-sized documents (built-in flatbed scanner).
    Flatbed scanners allow scanning documents one by one. Unlike ADF scanners, you can only scan one page at a time. However, flatbed scanners allow you to scan custom-sized documents, like passports, drivers licenses, etc. Flatbed scanners also tend to produce higher quality images.
  • Both printers can scan/copy stacks of documents (built-in ADF).
    ADF, or Automatic Document Feeder allows a printer to scan or copy a stack of pages. This feature is so important that even the cheapest printers try to include it. Technically speaking, ADF is not a feature of the printer - it is a feature of the scanner or copier.
  • Both printers support two-sided scanning (duplex ADF scanner).
    A two-sided (duplex) ADF scanner allows scanning a stack of documents on both sides.
  • Both printers have an LCD status display
    LCD status displays are very useful. Your printer can tell you if ink is low or paper is jammed.
  • Both printers accept touch-screen commands
    Touch-screen displays allow you to interface with a printer much faster, especially scanning and copying.
  • Both printers are energy star qualified.
    Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. An Energy Star Qualified printer consumes less electricity to operate and is more environmentally friendly.
  • Both printers can scan/copy a stack of up to 35 pages.
    This feature is known as 'ADF Capacity' - it's the maximum number of sheets that you can fit into the ADF paper input tray.
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print Printing
Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
No
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Yes
source: product specs
Borderless Printing Border-less printing (aka edgeless printing, bleed printing) is an ability to print without no margins. This is most commonly used to print posters, leaflets and, of course, photographs. Borderless pr ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Print Speed - Black Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
8.5 pages per minute
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18 pages per minute
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Print Speed - Color
6 pages per minute
source: product specs
10 pages per minute
source: product specs
Print Resolution (DPI, Black) DPI (dots-per-inch) is the simplest way to measure quality of print. Dots per inch quite literally means the number of dots of ink in one square inch of print area. Higher DPI means better print quali ... Show more
1200 x 1200
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600 x 1200
source: product specs
Print Resolution (DPI, Color) When printing in Color, DPI of 600 is good for simple graphics and DPI of 1200 is good for photos.
4800 x 1200
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600 x 1200
source: product specs
Maximum Monthly Page Volume Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
1,000 pages
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20,000 pages
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First Page Out (Black) When printing in black-and-white, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
14 seconds
source: product specs
12 seconds
source: product specs
First Page Out (Color) When printing in color, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
17 seconds
source: product specs
15 seconds
source: product specs
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scanner Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
ADF Capacity Maximum number of pages that can fit into ADF tray for scanning/copying
35 pages
source: product specs
35 pages
source: product specs
ADF Scan Speed Measured in pages per minute (PPM), this number indicates how many pages this printer can scan per minute (via ADF).
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3.5 PPM
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Flatbed Scanner
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Scan Resolution Measured in DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolution means better scan quality.
1200 x 1200
source: product specs
1200 x 1200
source: product specs
Scan to PDF Does this printer allow combining multiple scanned pages into a PDF?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Scan to Searchable PDF Some printers have embedded OCR software that allows converting scans to searchable PDF documents.
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Yes
source: product specs
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Copy Speed (Black) Measured in Pages per Minute
7 PPM
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13 PPM
source: product specs
Copy Speed (Color) Measured in Pages per Minute (PPM).
3.5 PPM
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7 PPM
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Copy Resolution (Black)
600 x 300
source: product specs
600 x 600
source: product specs
Copy Resolution (Color)
600 x 300
source: product specs
600 x 600
source: product specs
Max number of Copies When using the copier function, what is the maximum number of copies that the printer allows you to set in one go?
50 pages
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99 pages
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Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Color Fax Does the printer allow sending/receiving faxes in color?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Fax Transmission Speed How long does the printer take to send 1 page over fax?
4 seconds
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4 seconds
source: product specs
Fax Memory If printer runs out of pages or ink, it will hold received fax messages in memory. This number indicates how many pages printer can hold.
99 pages
source: product specs
100 pages
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Max Number of Fax Broadcast Locations Some faxes have the ability to send to multiple destinations at the same time. This number indicates maximum number of destinations that a printer can send to simultaneously.
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20 max locations
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wifi_tethering Connectivity

Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network. Any computer also connected to your network can use your printer, whether it’s wired or wireless. You will have to install software, or printer drivers, on the computer before you can print. Also, there is a setup process for the printer to get it on the network. If your printer is not wireless, you’ll need to connect it directly to your computer via USB cable, which is not ideal if you have multiple users that need the printer simultaneously.

Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired connection because it allows for faster data transfers and quicker printing. Depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi and how strong the signal is, it can take time for the document to send from computer to printer over the network. Using a wired connection eliminates this issue. Other connections you may have are: Ethernet for wired connection to your network; Airprint or Google Cloud Print for quick direct printing over the cloud/internet; USB hard drive or memory card to print directly from storage devices; or PictBridge to print directly from cameras.

Can Print Over Wi-Fi
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Can Connect with an Ethernet Cable Ethernet cable is that long cable you plug in your router.
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Yes
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Can connect with a USB cable
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
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Can Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Supports AirPrint AirPrint allows you to print directly from certain Apple devices, such as an iPhone/iPad.
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Supports HP ePrint Certain HP printers support a useful function called "ePrint" - it allows the user to send an email directly to the printer. This makes printing easier.
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
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video_label LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
Colored Display
No
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.2 inches
source: product specs
2.6 inches
source: product specs
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
source: product specs
Yes
source: product specs
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Software Platform
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
512 MB
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1,024 MB
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Memory Capacity - Maximum
512 MB
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1,024 MB
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Physical Features
Weight

12 lbs
 
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18 lbs
 
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Dimensions
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Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
48 dB
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61 dB
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Paper
Supported Paper Sizes Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • Letter
  • Legal
  • 4 x 6 in
  • 5 x 7 in
  • 8 x 10 in
  • No. 10 envelopes
source: product specs
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • B5(JIS)
  • 6 x 8 in
  • Executive
  • Index card 3.5 x 5 in
  • Index card 4 x 6 in
  • Index card 5 x 8 in
  • Index card A4
  • Index card Letter
  • 3.5 x 5 in
  • 4 x 6 in
  • 5 x 7 in
  • 13 x 18 cm
  • 8 x 10 in
  • 10 x 15 cm
  • Photo 2L
  • 8.5 x 13 in
  • Legal
  • Letter
  • Statement
  • Envelope #10
  • Envelope A2
  • Envelope C5
  • Envelope C6
  • Envelope DL
  • Envelope Monarch
  • Card Envelope 4.4 x 6 in
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Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
1
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1
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Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
60 sheets
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225 sheets
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Output Paper Tray Capacity Number of pages that fit in printer's output tray.
25 pages
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60 pages
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Other Info
Details
  • Main functions of this HP color inkjet compact printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, AirPrint, touchscreen, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run of ink, and more
  • Mobile printing: print from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet with the fre... Read more
  • Main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, two-sided duplex printing, color touchscreen, automatic document feeder, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run out of ink, and more
  • Easily print when and where y... Read more
Brand
HP
HP
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 1.17 watts sleep mode
  • 2.83 watts standby mode
  • 10 watts operation mode
  • 0.1 watts Off
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  • 27 watts maximum
  • 5.5 watts (Active)
  • 0.29 watts (Manual-Off)
  • 1.21 watts (Sleep)
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Energy Star Qualified Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. If a device is Energy Star qualified, it will consumer less energy to operate and is more environmentally f ... Show more
Yes
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Yes
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Release Date
12 Oct 2015
6 Oct 2016
Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
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One-year limited hardware warranty
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Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
94 / 100
Rank: #55 out of 183.
98 / 100
Rank: #5 out of 183.
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Key features
  • Can copy, scan & fax
  • Wireless printing
  • AirPrint
  • Touchscreen
  • Instant Ink enabled
  • Mobile printing
  • Optional quiet mode

HP OfficeJet 3830 is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Brother J6530DW or Brother MFC-J995DW .

HP OfficeJet 3830 was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer printers on the market. Show newer Printers

HP OfficeJet 3830 is $39.11 less expensive than an average printer ($239).

Key features
  • Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
  • Print speed ISO: Up to 20 ppm black, up to 11 color
  • Two-sided scanning and printing
  • Print photos from USB
  • 35-page two-sided automatic document feeder
  • Scan to thumb drive/cloud/PC
  • Mobile printing
  • Instant Ink Ready

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 is a very popular option in the middle of the printers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Epson XP-320 or Epson Expression XP-320 .

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 was released in 2016. There are a lot of newer printers on the market. Show newer Printers

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 is $20.90 more expensive than an average printer ($239).

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