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HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality. The usability also gets good feedback, but many are critical about the price and reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: HP 2800DTN Business Inkjet Prnter C8164AHP 2800DTN Business Inkjet Prnter C8164A

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn


High-quality output compared with other ink jets, particularly for text and graphics. Duplexer. 400-sheet paper capacity. Trays for maximum 13- by 19-inch paper

Graphics show mild banding in default mode. Slow performance for PDF test files

The HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn prints text and graphics at high quality and reasonably high speed. It also offers excellent paper handling for an ink jet.

May, 2008

Consumer review (

Worst printer I ever bought


I was an engineer for a printer company and have bought hundreds of printers over the years, mostly HPs. I was absolutely stunned at the poor performance of this printer. HP support admitted it didn't work well with Macs, sent multiple driver patches...

Paper size up to 13x19

Does not work well with Mac (from HP tech support)

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

5 year old technology - Shame


I got all my printers with no network option from Newegg.newegg were great but HP tech fairly bad. horrible support for this product

for this price hard to find a lot of "pros". this is considered as the most heavy duty hp inkjet. is it

HP should have updated their business inkjets long time ago. this printer got low pickup roller quality, ink price is too high. I got 6 of these printers and for close to $1000 I expect more quality and more reliability. after 2 years all my 2800...

Jan, 2008

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Not Enough Memory!


It works great on small file formats but if you have a large photo it won't print. You have to compress the quality down for it to work. HP says I need more memory and that cost a LOT. HP does this on most of there printer and plotters. Get am EPSON!

Have to upgrade memory","Large files won\'t print

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (

Too expensive, too fussy, dies young!


It has a very large footprint, even for a desktop wide format printer. The paper feed has always been iffy, especially when using the manual feed. The duplexer works well, but slow. The printheads cost $40 each and burn up fast. After 3.5 years it...

It duplexes

Jams Easily,Large Footprint,Pricey Replacement Ink,Slow Operation,Unreliable

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

The HP Business Inkjet 2800 series printer meets your small workteam's wideformat color printing needs. Print vibrant super B/A3+ poster-sized material with color performance comparable to an entry-level color laser printer. With a low purchase price and cost-effective operation, the printer delivers fast, affordable color for your business. Boasting high print speeds and designed for sharing, the printer is easy to use and fits seamlessly into your existing network. Get the flexibility to create full-color prints from postcard to poster in your office. Make an impact using a wide variety of specialty and everyday paper and film (up to A3+ size), for everything from newsletters and proposals to technical drawings. Even greater flexibility can be added with an optional barcode printing solution. Two input trays, with 250-sheet and 150-sheet capacities, provide flexible media handling and lower user intervention rates. An automatic two-sided printing unit further enhances performance, conserving paper while effortlessly producing professional print results. Keep productivity high. Spend less time waiting for print jobs to complete with print speeds of up to 24 ppm black and white and 21 ppm color (letter) in draft mode. Outstanding color documents can be created with the HP Business Inkjet 2800 printer series, thanks to 4800 x 1200-optimized dpi on HP premium photo paper and advanced HP technologies such as HP PhotoREt III and HP ColorSmart III.


Electromagnetic compatibility:
Energy Star certified: / No

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (off): / 1
Power consumption (PowerSave): / 30
Power consumption (standby):
Power consumption (typical):
Power Requirements: / 100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 2.2 amp

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Argentina / Chile/Canada/Europe/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Business Inkjet

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray): / 22
Maximum input capacity: / 400
Standard input capacity: / 400

Media Formats

Borderless printing:
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5, B6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C4, C5, C6
Standard media sizes (duplex, imperial):

Media Types

Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Transparencies


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Network ready: / Yes
Networking features: / Via HP Jetdirect external print servers and EIO HP Jetdirect internal print servers
Type:Print server
Wireless Technology:

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:
Operating altitude (imperial): / 10,000 ft
Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 15 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -40 - 60

Other Features

Automatic paper sensor:
Compatible ink types, supplies: / Dye-based (color), pigment-based (black)
Control panel: / Buttons: 1 each (Power, Help, LCD, Cancel, Resume); 2 status LED; 3 LCD Menu Navigation
Driver updates: / Latest driver updates available at http:///support/businessinkjet2800
Envelope feeder:
Quantity per pallet: / 8
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):
SureSupply supported:
Technical features:Professional networking solution with sophisticated management capabilities\nPrint even the most complex jobs with PCL 5, PCL 6, and Postscript Level 3 Emulation\nEasy print and network management through HP Remote Management Software (RMS) and Web Jetadmin\nProduce vibrant, quality documents with HP printing supplies and 4800-optimised dpi colour\nFour individual high-capacity ink cartridges and long-life printheads enable low running costs for more savings.\nCreate more with printing capabilities from 100 x 152 mm x 330 x 482 mm\nImprove efficiencies with up to 24 ppm black and up to 21 ppm colour draft speeds
Typefaces: / 80 built-in and scalable, 10-bit mapped fonts
Upgrade type: / Firmware in Flash ROM for convenient firmware upgrades, memory upgradable using DIMM
Vivera inks supported:
Wireless option type:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 100
Standard output capacity: / 100
Standard output capacity for envelopes:
Standard output capacity for transparancies:

Paper Handling

Custom media sizes: / 90 x 146 - 330 x 483 mm
Duplex print options: / Automatic (standard)
Maximum paper trays: / 2
Maximum print area:
Media handling: / Sheetfed
Media size (tray 1):
Media sizes supported (imperial): / Letter, legal, statement, executive, tabloid, super B, 8.5 x 13 in, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), cards (index)
Media types supported: / Paper (inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards (greeting, index), transparencies
Media weight (tray 1):
Media weights by paper path: / Tray 1, rear feed: 60 to 286 g/m2 (including plain and photo media); Tray 2: 60 to 90 g/m2
Paper handling:150-sheet main tray, 250-sheet input tray, 100-sheet output tray
Paper handling optional/input: / None
Paper handling optional/output: / None
Paper handling standard/input: / 150-sheet input tray, 250-sheet second paper tray
Paper handling standard/output: / 100-sheet output tray
Print margin bottom (A3): / 0.469
Print margin bottom (A4):
Print margin left (A3): / 0.197
Print margin left (A4):
Print margin right (A3): / 0.197
Print margin right (A4):
Print margin top (A3): / 0.118
Print margin top (A4):
Recommended media weight: / 60 - 136
Recommended media weight (imperial): / 20 lb
Standard input trays: / 2
Standard media sizes: / A3+, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6, C4, C5, C6, DL
Supported media weight(s):


Built-in processor: / Motorola 32-bit ColdFire 4e RISC
Internal memory:
Maximum internal memory:
Memory slots: / 2
Memory upgrade: / 0.352
Processor frequency: / 256

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:
I/O ports: / 1 USB 2.0, 1 parallel, 1 EIO
Interface: / 1 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1284, 1 EIO
Optional connectivity:


Power consumption (off):1
Power consumption (PowerSave):30
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 2.2 amp

Print Quality

Drivers included:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum): / 12000
Maximum duty cycle: / 12000
Optional Printer Languages:N
Print quality (black, best quality): / 1200 x 600
Print quality (color, best quality): / 4800
Print technology resolution:
Printer management: / HP Web Jetadmin, embedded Web server
Printing colors:
Standard printer languages:

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Color printing technology:HP Photoret III
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Print head: / 4
Print head nozzles: / 304
Print technology: / Inkjet


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/4800dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)/A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in) / Super B (13 in x 19 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):24ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):21ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Heavy-weight paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Photo paper / Recycled paper/Cards / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:400sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, best quality, A4):
Print speed (black, best quality, letter):
Print speed (black, draft quality, A3):
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 25
Print speed (black, fast normal quality, letter):
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 24
Print speed (color photo, best quality):
Print speed (color, best quality, A3):2.5
Print speed (color, best quality, A4):
Print speed (color, best quality, letter):
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 21
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter):
Print speed (color, fast normal quality, A3):
Print speed (color, fast normal, letter):
Print speed (color, full page color, best quality, A4):
Print speed (color, normal quality, A3):3
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 21, 5


Installed Size:96MB
Max Supported Size:544MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software: / Acrobat Reader 5.05
Printer smart software features:Automatic two-sided printing, print task quick sets, emulate LaserJet margins, symmetrical margins, back to front, booklet layout, use different paper, pages per sheet, tiling, watermarks, resizing options, grayscale, fast normal mode

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions: / 6.4 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions: / 58

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems: / UNIX, OS/2, Linux\nMicrosoft Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional; Windows Vista; Mac OS X v 10.1.5; Mac OS X v 10.2; Mac OS X v 10.3
Minimum system requirements: / Microsoft Windows 7 ready. For more information go to http:///go/Windows7. Windows XP (32-bit): Pentium 233, 64 MB RAM, 160 MB free hard disk space; Windows XP (64-bit): Pentium 233, 128 MB RAM, 160 MB free hard disk space; Windows 2000: Pentium 300, 64 MB RAM, 160 MB free hard disk space
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / iMac 600 MHz, 128 MB; Power Mac G3 + 400 MHz, 128 MB; iBook 366 MHz, 128 MB
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH): / 26.6 x 23.1 x 10.4
Package dimensions (W x D x H): / 31 x 23.6 x 21.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 31 x 23.6 x 21.4
Package weight: / 50.7
Package weight (imperial):50.74
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H): / 48 x 40 x 90.4
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):48 x 40 x 90.4
Pallet weight: / 449.7
Pallet weight (imperial):449.7
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD): / 26.6
Size: / 26.6
Weight: / 41.9
Weight (imperial):41.8