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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 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the usability and print quality are on the whole positive, whereas views are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the design and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Business Inkjet 2800dtn from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on People really like the print quality, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

HP Business Inkjet 2800


A good option for offices that need medium-format printing, but for high-volume letter-size color documents, a color laser is a better deal.

Delivers good text and graphics print quality; prints documents as large as 13 by 19 inches

Expensive; useful extras jack up the price up even further; mediocre-looking photos print oh-so-slowly

Sep, 2014

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 by: KBnTx (



Total POS. I probably will never buy another HP.

Nice features

Dismal. The printer had problems HP replaced it 4 times with refurbished machines that also failed. A total of 5 printers, all failed. They offered to replace my $750 printer with a 7500A, $250-299 retail. I am still fighting

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

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 by: minuteman print (

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

Consumer review by: OutOfMemory (

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 by: vyfareon (

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.

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Type: None


Type:Print server


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


Installed Size:96MB
Max Supported Size:544MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

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