HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer
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HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer

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UPC: 886112196479   Part: CV136A#B1H

Overview

  • Efficiently manage your printing environment—and your budget—with an HP ePrinter that delivers up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers[1] and powerful manageability tools. Simplify office tasks with time-saving features and easy networking.
  • Printing in professional color at a lower cost per page than lasers; HP ePrint, Wireless/Ethernet and web applications, duplex, intelligently managing printer capabilities; improving office efficiency

Ideal for

  • Printing in professional color at a lower cost per page than lasers;[1] intelligently managing printer capabilities; improving office efficiency

Features

Print for less[1] and easily manage your office

  • Print professional-quality color with Original HP inks—for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers.[1]
  • Easily integrate into your office. Centrally deploy updates and manage tasks with HP Web Jetadmin.
  • Safeguard your print environment with the HP Imaging and Printing Security Center—no expertise necessary.
  • Help protect your investment and extend capabilities as your needs grow with a portfolio of solutions.[10]

Count on time-saving features to ease office tasks

  • Ease office workflows. Easily print, access helpful business apps, and more—right from the color display.[4]
  • Depend on HP for reliable workgroup printing—designed for volumes up to 1500 pages a month.
  • Reload paper less and handle large print jobs, using the 250-sheet paper tray.

Connect and print—at the office or on the go.[3]

  • Add this printer to your Ethernet or wireless network to easily share with your teammates.[2]
  • Print wirelessly, and share access with PCs, tablets, and mobile devices[2]—even with no network or router.[6]
  • Print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.[3]
  • Print PDF files and images directly from memory devices, using the easy-access USB port—no computer required.

Conserve resources without sacrificing performance

  • Use up to 50% less energy than lasers[7]—set your printer for savings with Schedule On and Schedule Off.[8]
  • Save up to 50% on paper, using automatic two-sided printing.
  • Use up to 50% less supplies and packaging by weight compared with color laser[11]
  • Reduce your impact—easily recycle your Original HP ink cartridges for free through HP Planet Partners.[9]

[1] Majority of color laser printers < US$300, June 2013. OJ Pro ISO yield with highest-capacity cartridges based on continuous printing; see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies

[2] Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only.

[3] Requires an internet connection to an HP ePrint-enabled printer. Printer requires ePrint account registration. App or software may be required. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Print times and connection speeds may vary. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Learn more at http://www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting

[4] Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Services require registration. App availability varies by country, language, and agreements, and requires a firmware upgrade. For details, http://www.hpconnected.com

[5] Page volume based on HP 950XL Officejet Black Ink Cartridge and HP 951XL Officejet Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow Ink Cartridges. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies. High-capacity cartridges not included; please purchase separately.

[6] Mobile device must be directly connected to the printer's wireless network prior to printing. Depending on mobile device, an app or driver may also be required. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from the access point in the printer.

[7] Energy claim based on the majority of color laser printers < US $300, Sept/2012 Energy use based on HP and third party testing using the ENERGY STAR® program's TEC test method criteria. For details, see http://hp.com/go/officejet

[8] Energy savings calculation assumes the device is scheduled to be off for 12 hours per weekday and 48 hours per weekend. Reduced energy use is compared with a typical daily usage model, which assumes devices remain in "off" mode overnight and on the weekend.

[9] Program availability varies. Original HP cartridge return and recycling is currently available in 47 countries, territories, and regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/recycle

[10] Additional workflow solutions available through HP’s software and third-party partner details, go to http://www.hp.com/go/gsc

[11]Compared with the majority of color laser printers

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Specs

Printer specifications

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Product Differentiator

  • Printing in professional color at a lower cost per page than lasers; HP ePrint, Wireless/Ethernet and web applications, duplex, intelligently managing printer capabilities; improving office efficiency

Functions

  • Print

Print speed, black (ISO, laser comparable)

  • Up to 20 ppm

Print speed, color (ISO, laser comparable)

  • Up to 15 ppm

Print speed, black (draft)

  • Up to 25 ppm

Print speed, color (draft)

  • Up to 25 ppm

Print speed, black (normal)

  • Up to 20 ppm

Print speed, color (normal)

  • Up to 15 ppm

Print speed

  • Either after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see hp.com/go/printerclaims

Printer page yield

  • Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details, see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi on plain paper from 600 x 600 input dpi

Resolution (color)

  • Up to 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi from 600x600 input dpi

Monthly duty cycle

  • Up to 30,000 pages

  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output.

Recommended monthly page volume

  • 250 to 1500 pages

  • HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.

Print Technology

  • HP Thermal Inkjet

Display

  • 4.3" CGD (color graphics), touchscreen

Processor speed

  • 480 Mhz

Number of print cartridges

  • 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges

  • HP 950 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1000 pages); HP 951 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 951 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 951 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 950XL Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~2300 pages); HP 951XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages); HP 951XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages); HP 951XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages)

Compatible ink types

  • Pigment-based (black and color)

Print languages

  • HP PCL5c, HP PCLXL (PCL6), native PDF, HP Postscript Level 3

Automatic paper sensor

  • No

Paper trays, standard

  • 1

Paper trays, maximum

  • Up to 2

Connectivity

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Mobile printing capability

  • HP ePrint, HP ePrint Mobile Apps, Google Cloud Print, Business Applications, HP ePrint Wireless Direct, Apple AirPrint™

  • HP ePrint requires an Internet connection to the printer and an Account Registration with HP Web Services. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types for HP ePrint, see hp.com/go/eprintcenter. AirPrint™ and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple® Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPrint requires the printer be connected to the same network as your Apple device. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. For additional solutions, see hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

HP ePrint capability

  • Yes

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX network; 802.11 b/g/n Station; 802.11 b/g Access Point

Connectivity, optional

  • Support the following external Jetdirect servers; Print only: HP Jetdirect en1700 External Print Server (J7988G), HP Jetdirect en3700 Fast-Ethernet External Print Server for Network Capable Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Peripherals (J7942G), HP Jetdirect ew2400 802.11b/g wireless and Fast Ethernet external print server (USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX, 802.11b/g) (J7951G), HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server (J8021A); Other supported accessories: Apple AirPort Express, Apple AirPort Extreme, Apple Airport TimeCapsule

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g/n)

Ports

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Host USB; 1 Ethernet; 1 WiFi 802.11b/g/n

Security

  • SSL/TLS (HTTPS), IPP over TLS; WPA2-Enterprise; 802.1x wireless authentication (EAP-TLS, LEAP, and PEAP); Pre-Shared Key Authentication for Wireless (PSK); Device firewall configuration; Control panel lock; Password protect EWS; Unused protocol and service disablement; Syslog; Certificate support; Signed firmware;  Administrator settings; Compatible with HP Access Control Express

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only): Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 750 MB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer 6, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion , OS X Mountain Lion: Intel® Core Processor, 1GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Linux (For more information, see hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html)

  • Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion: Intel® Core Processor, 1 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB.

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows 8 (32bit & 64bit); Windows 7 (32bit & 64bit); Windows Vista (32bit & 64bit) (Including Starter Edition); Windows XP SP3 or greater (32bit only); Mac OS X v10.6; OS X Lion; OS X Mountain Lion; Linux (For more information, see hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html)

Memory specs

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Memory, standard

  • 256 MB

Memory, maximum

  • 256 MB

Printer management

  • HP Web Jetadmin; Embedded Web server, HP Imaging and Printing Security Centre, HP Driver Configuration Utility; HP Driver Deployment Utility; HP Utility (Mac)

Supported network protocols

  • Supported Network Protocols configurations IPP, (IPv4, IPv6); ARP (Legacy Default IP); BOOTP; SMTP client; LLMNR; Bonjour; LP/ APIPA (Auto IP); NetBIOS/WINS; LPR(SLP)/LPD; Custom Raw Port/Port9100; DNS Resolver; mDNS; SNMPv1; SNMP v3 @VR3; Web Services Discovery; Web Services Print; DHCP options: 81/RFC4702/RFC4704, 12-Hostname; 44; Syslog; Firewall; SSL/TLS (HTTPs); Password-protected network Embedded Web server; Enable/disable network ports & device features; 802.1x wireless authentication (EAP-TLS, LEAP, and PEAP)

Hard disk

  • No

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 250-sheet input tray

Paper handling output, standard

  • 150-sheet output tray

Duplex printing

  • Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity

  • Up to 30 envelopes

Borderless printing

  • Yes, Edge to Edge for 8.5 x 11 in (US letter), 210 x 297 mm (A4). Brochure media type only

Finished output handling

  • Sheet Feed

Media sizes supported

  • Tray 1: US Legal (8.5 x 14 inches); 8.5 x 13 inches (8.5 x 13 inches); US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches); A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches); US E x ecutive (7.25 x 10.5 inches); B5 (7.17 x 10.12 inches); A5 ( 5.8 x 8.3 inches); US Statement ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches); C5 Envelope ( 6.4 x 9 inches); Japanese Envelope Chou #3 (4.7 x 9.3 inches); C6 Envelope ( 4.5 x 6.4 inches); 5.5 Bar Envelope (4.375 x 5.75 inches); DL Envelope ( 4.3 x 8.7 inches); US #10 Envelope ( 4.125 x 9.5 inches); Monarch Envelope (3.875 x 7.5 inches); Japanese Envelope Chou #4 ( 3.5 x 8.1 inches); Ofuku Hagaki ( 5.8 x 7.9 inches); Index card ( 5 x 8 inches); A6 card ( 4.13 x 5.83 inches); Index card (4 x 6 inches); Hagaki ( 3.9 x 5.8 inches); Index card ( 3 x 5 inches); Photo Media (A) ( 8.5 x 11 inches); Photo Media (A4) ( 8.3 x 11.7 inches); Photo Media (5 x 7 inches no-tabs); Photo media with tear-off tab ( 4 x 8 inches); Photo media with tear-off tab ( 4 x 6 inches); Photo media (4 x 6 inches); Hagaki Photo Cards (3.9 x 5.8 inches); Photo media (3.5 x 5 inches); Photo media (3 x 5 inches); Brochure (A & A4); Labels (A & A4); Custom-sized media between 3 to 8.5 inches wide and 5 to 14 inches long (76.2 to 216 mm wide and 127 to 356 mm long)

Media sizes supported

  • Tray 1: US Legal (216 x 356 mm); 8.5 x 13 inches (216 x 330 mm); US Letter (216 x 279 mm); A4 (210 x 297 mm); US Executive (184 x 267 mm); B5 (182 x 257 mm); A5 (148 x 210 mm); US Statement (140 x 216 mm); C5 Envelope (162 x 229 mm); Japanese Envelope Chou #3 (120 x 235 mm); C6 Envelope (114 x 62 mm); 5.5 Bar Envelope (A2 Envelope); DL Envelope (110 x 220 mm); US #10 Envelope (105 x 241 mm); Monarch Envelope (98 x 191 mm); Japanese Envelope Chou #4 (90 x 205 mm); Ofuku Hagaki (148 x 200 mm); Index card ( 127 x 203 mm); A6 card (105 x 148.5 mm); Index card ( 102 x 152 mm); Hagaki (100 x 148 mm); Index card (76.2 x 127 mm); Photo Media (A) (216 x 279 mm); Photo Media (A4) (210 x 297 mm); Photo media with tear-off tab (102 x 203 mm); Photo media with tear-off tab (102 x 152 mm); Photo media (102 x 152 mm); Hagaki Photo Cards (100 x 148 mm); Photo media (L-size); Photo media (76.2 x 127 mm); Brochure (A & A4); Labels (A & A4); Custom-sized media between 3 to 8.5 inches wide and 5 to 14 inches long (76.2 to 216 mm wide and 127 to 356 mm long)

Media sizes, custom

  • Tray 1: 3 to 8.5 in wide and 5 to 14 inches long

Media types

  • Plain paper; Thick plain paper; HP Bright White Paper; HP Premium Presentation Paper, Matte; HP Premium Plus Photo Papers; Other inkjet papers (up to 28 lb bond); HP Advanced Photo Papers; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Matte; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Glossy; Other photo papers (up to 75 lb bond); Other Greeting Cards (up to 110 lb index); HP Brochure Paper 180g, Glossy; HP Brochure and Flyer Paper, Matte; HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Matte; HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Glossy; Other brochure papers; Plain hagaki; Inkjet hagaki; Photo Hagaki; Card Stock

Recommended media weight

  • 16 to 28 lb (plain paper); 60 to 75 lb (photo); 20 to 24 lb (envelope); 90 to 110 lb (card)

Supported media weight

  • Tray1: 16 to 28 lb (plain paper); 60 to 75 lb (photo); 20 to 24 lb (envelope); 90 to 110 lb (card)

Media weights by paper path

  • Tray 1: 60 to 105 g/m² (plain); 220 to 280 g/m² (photo); 75 to 90 g/m² (envelope); 163 to 200 g/m² (card)

Power & operating requirements

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Power

  • Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Power consumption

  • 38.58 watts maximum, 0.13 watts (Manual-Off), 4.71 watts (Standby), 1.27 watts (Sleep)

  • Power measurements are based on ENERGY STAR® OM test procedure with 230 VAC, 50 Hz input.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver

Operating temperature range

  • 41 to 104ºF

Operating humidity range

  • 20 to 80% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 19.5 x 18.1 x 9.35 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 19.4 x 25.6 x 10.4 in (with duplexer installed, output tray extended to Legal)

Weight

  • 19.4 lb

Package weight

  • 23.5 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer; Automatic Two-sided Printing accessory; HP 950 Setup Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1000 pages); HP 951 Setup Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge; HP 951 Setup Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge; HP 951 Setup Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridgee: Composite yield (~700 pages); Power cord; Setup poster; Getting Started Guide; CD-ROMs (for software, Windows and Mac printer drivers, and User's Guide); [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]

Cable included

  • No, please purchase (USB) cable separately

Warranty

  • One-year limited hardware warranty, 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support, business hour phone support within warranty period

Software included

  • HP Printer Software; HP Update; HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer Help, Bing Bar for HP (includes HP Smart Print); Product Improvement Study for HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer

Rated 5 out of 5 by So Far So Good for Me 2 This printer is on the ball. Setup was easy. It took me a while to figure out the eprint feature but I finally got it. Changing of the ink cartridges couldn't be easier. Print time is speedy and the quality is good. So Far. June 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by This product needs work This printer is the second one I have purchased in just over a year. The first one I returned because it would not feed photo paper. HP tech support could not find out what was wrong. I thought I would give this new model a try. Very fast easy set up with my wireless network. Prints plain paper great. Will NOT feed photo paper. I only use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper. You would think that an HP printer would feed HP paper. I have used HP paper in other brand printers with no problem. Before I purchased the first printer (8600) I had an older HP Officejet Pro. Large foot print and built like a tank. Put a minimum of 25000 prints through it annually including photo paper. Never skipped a beat. When it finally quit on me I thought the $350++ for new print heads was expensive. Now I wish I had bought the print heads. One thing has been resolved - this experience has finally convinced me to never buy another HP printer. April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great ease of use It was extremely easy to add the printer to my wireless network. It worked well without trouble and produces a nice print product. February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HP keeps getting better Have owned many HP printers and scanners and have been pleased with their performance. All have been handed down in search of a better one. This HP 251dw fulfils this quest , will keep this one. Easy setup, great photo prints, cannot believe the print speed. January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far, so good! The 251dw was very easy to initialize. The test pages were excellent. Will have to wait awhile to evaluate ink consumption. The ink cartridge tray is a very different design from all my previous HP printers. It doesn't have that solid "snap in" feel when seating a new cartridge; however, the cartridges are easy to install. The only quirky issue was the setup for the wireless feature. I manually entered the info without success; I then tried the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, again without success. There is a blue light on the control panel that indicates wireless status. It continued to blink, indicating no connection. HOWEVER, a few hours later I noticed the blue light was on steady - and voile, I had a wireless connection. Otherwise, this machine has a nice solid feel to it, and I plan to use it as my home office workhorse. December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seems flawless I was searching for a printer that could handle low-volume but also provided features generally found on high volume machines, e.g., duplex printing. The Officejet Pro 251 dw was a new machine and I could find no customer reviews (which is why I am providing this review), but I did find a positive magazine review which led me to call the HP sales line. I'm glad I did. The printer was easy to install and has been perfect so far. The duplex feature works as advertized, the print quality is good, color graphs are sharp, and the machine is moderately quick. I particularly like the ease of selecting print options and the information provided by the print driver. I have already recommended this machine to one person and will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone seeking a solid, business machine. July 3, 2013
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Owner support

Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features

Wi-Fi

Wireless networking included

Duplex Printing

Automatically print on both sides of the page

Individual Inks

Replace only the individual ink cartridge that runs out

HP ePrint

This product has HP ePrint features

Web connected w/apps

Web apps that you can access on your printers control panel

Wireless direct print

Print on the go with the wireless direct feature

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