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Are you in the market looking for the best ink-efficient printer but don’t want to shell out a lot? Well, you are in luck as the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 achieves exactly what you desire, a low-priced inkjet printer with great ink efficiency. It is also the best printer for crafting at $200. And on top of that, it can also be considered the best printer for students.

Related: In case you want to compare with other units in the same price range, read our HP Officejet 6978 Wireless Printer review

Why We Like It – HP OfficeJet Pro 8035

Among all the printers available out there at or below $200, The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 is probably the one that makes the most sense for use in a home office. Also, self-healing Wi-Fi is a boon for everyone with a bad Wi-Fi connection. Check out our HP Officejet Pro 9025 review for a printer better suited for higher workloads.

  • Very high print speed of up to 25 PPM
  • Self-healing Wi-Fi
  • Extreme ink efficiency
  • You can’t use third-party ink cartridges if you redeem the “8 months free HP Instant Ink” subscription offer

Related: If you want to spend more, check the HP Officejet Pro 8710 review


For a printer that comes at just $200, it’s very fast. You can get about 20 PPM (black ink) on the highest print quality settings and 10 PPM (color ink). Then, if you compensate the settings a bit, you can increase that speed to about 25 ISO PPM (black ink). And on the lowest quality and DPI settings, this printer can print pages at a blazing fast speed of up to 49 PPM (once again, black ink). And the speed doesn’t decrease depending on the type of paper or media you print on. That’s why it’s the best printer for cardstock papers as well at $200.

Print Quality

The print quality is decent on the OfficeJet Pro 8035. But then again, you should temper your expectations considering the price. You’re not going to get a Canon PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Inkjet Printer level of print quality, but what you do get is perfectly usable for a home office or even for high-quality photo printing.


Now we are going to talk about one of the best aspects of this printer, its ink efficiency. The black ink cartridge this printer uses is the 910 xl from HP. And the color ink cartridge (Cyan Magenta Yellow) it uses is a normal model 910 from HP. Now, these are already ultra-high-yield ink cartridges. If you print 100 pages per month on average, these ink cartridges should last at least six months. So, even if you opt-in for the free HP Instant Ink subscription service you get for free with this printer for eight months, you might just end up needing to replace your ink and take advantage of that offer only once. The Brother MFC-J805 provides similar ink efficiency at the same price.

Advanced Features

Self-healing Wi-Fi is quite an incredible feature, to begin with. Not everyone is going to have a full Wi-Fi range in their home office. The Wi-Fi modules inside cheap wireless printers are usually garbage and don’t stay connected properly. Self-healing WiFi goes through three steps to make sure that the printer always stays connected. Having support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice printing is a big plus point too. And on top of that, the HP Smart Tasks app helps users a lot to manage their files for a clutter-free printing experience.

Despite being so advanced, it doesn’t come with a touchscreen. In that case, you’ll want to read our Canon Pixma TS9120 review instead.


Looking at everything above, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 turns out to be quite good, value for money-wise. Also, we mentioned the free eight months of HP Instant Ink subscription already, which you can take advantage of in the United States. Still, if $200 is really out of your budget, get the Brother INKvestment MFC-J985DW instead, which is almost as good. And if you aren’t bothered with using older products, you can read our HP Deskjet 9800 review to see if it will fit your needs.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 Wrap Up

From our review, it should be quite clear that this printer is actually pretty good. Granted, HP has some shady anti-consumer business practices where they can outright shut down/brick your printer if you don’t use their ink after taking the free eight months offer. But overall, you should be just fine with it.