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HP Officejet 7110 review

Simon Handby
31 Jul 2013
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
127.19
inc VAT

Reasonable running costs make this is a decent office-based A3 printer, but its print quality should be better

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The HP Officejet 7110 is an office inkjet that can print on paper sizes up to A3+ (329x483mm). It’s intended for plain paper rather than photo printing, making it suitable for producing plans, drawings and folded brochure content in-house. It’s a little larger than a typical inkjet, but it’s more shallow than many A3 printers thanks to paper input and output trays that can be retracted when printing on paper that’s A4 or smaller in size. The output tray can hold 75 printed pages, while the input tray can 250 sheets.

HP Officejet 7110

The Officejet 7110 has support for wired and wireless networking, and for printing from mobiles and over the internet through HP’s ePrint service. It’s also compatible with Apple AirPrint. There’s no automatic duplex (double-sided) printing, but for about £60 you can buy HP's C7G18A duplexer which simply slots into the back.

Brother MFC9330CDW Web Interface

Like most network printers there's a built-in web admin interface

Aside from needing a little extra space, this is just like any other current HP inkjet to set up. However, we experienced a hesitant start to our tests, with the printer stalling in the middle of its ePrint configuration sheet (produced automatically at the completion of the setup). It eventually abandoned it altogether. After restarting both printer and computer, however, we quickly warmed to the Officejet 7110. It’s quieter than many inkjets, particularly during draft quality printing, which is often a frantic mix of whirs. It’s still fairly rapid, though, reaching almost 17 pages per minute (ppm).

Brother MFC9330CDW Print Driver

Brother's print interface is great; everything you need most often is located on the main tab

At normal quality, the Officejet 7110 still managed to produce pages of text at 14.6ppm, and it printed colour sheets sat 3.8ppm. A3 printing was roughly half the speed, with the printer managing five pages of text in 54 seconds and taking two minutes 18 seconds to produce five pages of colour magazine pages.

HP Officejet 7110

Black text was fine for day-to-day office work, and while photos weren't too impressive they were acceptable for occasional use. Unfortunately, colour graphics were a little disappointing, with some subtle banding and colours that lacked the impact of the best plain-paper inkjets.

The Officejet 7110’s running costs work out to be 5.33p per A4 page, which isn’t bad for an all-round office printer. It's a good choice if you need occasional A3 printing in-house, but it's not ideal if you're fussy about print quality.

Basic Specifications

Rating***
Maximum native print resolution4,800x1,200dpi

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A415ppm
Quoted speed, colour A48ppm

Tested Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.07m 20s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.08m 56s

Print Quality

Number of ink colours4
Number of ink cartridges4
Maximum number of ink colours4
Maximum number of cartridges4

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfacesUSB, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless
Optional printer interfacesnone
Size189x585x419mm
Weight8.5kg
Noise (in normal use)65dB(A)
Duty cycle12,000 pages max, 200-800 pages recommended

Paper Handling

Maximum paper sizeA3+
Maximum paper weight250gsm
Standard paper inputs1
Standard paper input capacity250
Maximum paper inputs1
Maximum paper input capacity250
Duplex (code, cost if option)Yes

Photo Features

PictBridge supportNo
Borderless printingA4
Direct (PC-less) printingNo
Supported memory cardsnone
CD printingNo

General

Printer technologythermal inkjet
Supported operating systemsWindows XP (32 bit only), Windows Vista/7/8 (32 or 64 bit), Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Linux (via download)
Other inkjet featuresHP ePrint, Apple AirPrint
Other inkjet optionsUG194E three-year warranty with standard exchange, UG070E three-year warranty with next-day exchange

Buying Information

Price£127
Consumable parts and prices£10 each
Quoted life of supplied black cartridgeApprox 400 pages (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied colour cartridge(s)Approx 330 pages (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s)N/A
Price per colour A4 page3.5p
Price per mono A4 page1.8p
Warrantyone year RTB
Supplierhttp://uk.insight.com
Detailswww.hp.co.uk

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.07m 20s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.08m 56s