Comparing HP OfficeJet Pro 6830 and HP OfficeJet Pro 6968


HP OfficeJet Pro 6830

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968

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Print Speed - Black
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18 pages per minute
Print Speed - Color
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10 pages per minute
Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
600 x 600 dpi
1200 x 600 dpi
Duty Cycle 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
1,500 pages
20,000 pages
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
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
35 sheets maximum
Paper Handling 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
  • 3 in x 5 in
  • 13 in x 44 in
  • ANSI A
  • Legal
  • Executive
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • Custom Size
  • JIS B5
  • Statement
  • US A2
  • International DL
  • International C6
  • International C5
  • Monarch
Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Glossy Photo Paper
  • Matte Photo Paper
  • Plain Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Plain paper
  • Photo paper
  • Thick paper
  • Glossy paper
  • Matte paper
Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
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
225 sheets
225 sheets
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?
What Kind of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Both flatbed and feeder
Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
It can also print from or scan to a USB memory key, and it offers a full set of mobile printing features, including printing from iOS, Android, and Blackberry phones and tablets.
Scanner resolution up to 1200
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Network 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- ... Show more
Wifi LAN
USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint
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
Cable Connectivity 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 ... Show more
  • USB Cable
  • LAN
USB Cable
USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint
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
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Netbook at work, home, or on the go
  • HP ePrint
  • Apple AirPrint
  • Mopria
  • Wireless Direct Printing
Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
USB stick
Memory card
35mm Film If you are an avid photographer using film cameras, being able to print directly from film is advantageous. Also, being able to upload your film photos to a computer keeps a copy of them safer in the ... Show more
Optical Drive Print If you are creating a CD or DVD, you likely want to create a customized cover for it. Being able to stick a disc in the drive and have a cover directly on it is useful. However this a fairly niche fea ... Show more

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?
LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.6 inches
2.7 inches
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Software Platform
Software Platform(s)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
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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
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256 MB
PictBridge If photos are one of your main print jobs, you may have a camera that is PictBridge compliant. PictBridge is built-in software that allows you to print directly from your camera. The camera is connect ... Show more
Cartridge Model The ink cartridge for an inkjet printer is the component that contains the ink that is deposited onto the page when printing. Different brands, as well as different printers within each brand, will us ... Show more
934 + 935 Cartridges C2P19AA - C2P22AA [1BK,1C,1M,1Y] 934XL + 935XL Inkjet Cartridges C2P23AA - C2P26AA [1BK,1C,1M,1Y] 934XL + 935XL Inkjet Cartridges C2P23AA - C2P26AA [2BK,1C,1M,1Y] 934XL + 935XL Cartridges C2P23AA - C2P26AA [2BK,2C,2M,2Y] 934XL + 935XL Cartridges C2P23AA - C2P26AA [4BK,2C,2M,2Y] 934XL + 935XL Inkjet Cartridges C2P23AA - C2P26AA [5BK,5C,5M,5Y]
HP 902
Cartridge Yield Number of pages that can be printed before the ink cartridge runs out
5,000 pages
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Ink Service An alternative to buying brand new ink cartridges is using an ink refill service, which is much better for the environment. Some brands offer their own ink service, such as Epson Ecotank or HP Instant ... Show more
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HP Instant Ink Compatible
Physical Features

18 lbs

18 lbs
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Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
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
37 dB
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Other Info
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  • NEVER RUN OUT OF INK. This $5 prepaid card will facilitate the setup of an Instant Ink account. Ink, shipping and recycling are all included in a monthly HP Instant Ink plan.
  • $5 is credited to your Instant Ink account upon setup and will be applied to whichever plan you choose. Monthly plans available include 50-page, 100-page, and 300-page plans. Card is not required for account setup but is a convenient way to get started on HP Instant Ink
  • Instant Ink bills by pages printed each month, not by ink used. Black ink, color ink, shipping and recycling are all included in your service
  • Change or cancel service anytime (note: you will need to install traditional ink cartridges if you cancel)
  • This card can be combined with any other Instant Ink offer which may be provided from HP
  • Want to learn more? Watch the video on this page
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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
  • 1.35 watts sleep mode
  • 4.9 watts standby mode
  • 25 watts operation mode
  • 0.29 watts sleep mode
  • 5.5 watts standby mode
  • 27 watts operation mode
Release Date
23 Jul 2014
6 Oct 2016
1-Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
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OJ Pro 6968
OJ Pro 6978
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
93 / 100
Rank: #65 out of 195.
100 / 100
Rank: #1 out of 195.
Print Speed 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
33 ppm in mono/29 ppm in color
18 ppm in mono/10 ppm in color
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Key features
  • Copy, scan, fax
  • Wireless printing
  • Two-sided duplex printing
  • Color touchscreen
  • Instant Ink enabled
  • Mobile printing
  • Automatic document feeder

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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 top selling option in the middle of the inkjet printers price range. It's a #1 bestseller in inkjet printers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as HP Envy 7855 or HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 .

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

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 is $17.72 less expensive than an average inkjet printer ($167.62).

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