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HP DesignJet 85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of HP DesignJet 85. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the control panel and size are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the noise and durability.

price, performance, usability, size, control panel

reliability, durability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DesignJet 85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP DesignJet 85 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the control panel and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the paper handling. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

price, usability, performance, size, control panel

reliability, durability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP DesignJet 130nr - printer - color - ink-jet ( C7791D#A2L )HP DesignJet 130nr - printer - color - ink-jet ( C7791D#A2L )

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: papaed (

HP 85 Yellow Printhead


I use the HP 130r rool fed printer. The problem I faced was a lack of yellow on all my printing. Since there was no error indicator, I feared the worst but decided to try changing the printhead as the lesser of two evils. Fortunately it worked out well...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: djold1 (

HP 85 69-ml Yellow Ink Cartridge


I use lots of HP 84 & 85 ink on my DJ130 printer. It works fine. However I am very unhappy that Staples, Office Depot and other outlets do not stock it in stores. I am forced to order in bulk to get free shipping instead of just being able to run to a...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: mccarey1 (

H P Designjet


I have used my HP 130 printer almost everyday for the past 5 years. I had only one minor problem with that had to with a paperjam (no big deal), I like it so much I bought another one just so I could print on 2 different papers without unloading and...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: lhietpas (

HP DesignJet 130 Printer


Good machine, for a home system. I have a feeling that these should be able to last awhile without any hardware problems.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Scott Alan Miller (

HP DesignJet 130 Printer


That woudl actually be a four core processor. i7 doesn't even come in oct. Good machine, but for home users. More of an awesome media and gaming rig than for business use.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ski9826 (

HP DesignJet 130 Printer


This computer is a beast. 8 core processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB hard drive. Excellent graphics card. My only issue that I have with this computer, is that the fan kicks on a lot and is very noisy. Going to look at the BIOS and see if I can turn it down.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: StevenV (

HP DesignJet 130 Printer


Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 160GB SSD, Win7 64 bit. Paid about $1,800. Loads every program in about 1 second. Outlook maybe 5 seconds. Running multiple VMs for website development no sweat. I love it.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: ski9826 (

HP DesignJet 130 Printer


Love the 6 cores. Lots of RAM. Great performance. So far these have been really good machines for our developers.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: dean (

Not Ready for Windows 7


Disc that came with unit had no usable sofware for Windows 7. Online they had a drive but no software for things like maintenance. Site claims Window 7 ready and that sofware was ready December 2009. As of March 2010 was not available. Still not...

Low Ink Consumption

Hard Setup

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Not Ready for Windows 7


Low Ink Consumption

Hard Setup

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Your work deserves the best inkjet printing technology has to offer. Get exceptionally fade resistant photo-image quality and consistent color accuracy with the new dye-based inks in HP 85 ink cartridges. By perfecting the interaction between its inks and paper coating technology, HP photos resist fading significantly longer than most traditionally processed photographs. HP inks, ink cartridges, printheads and the Designjet printer are designed together. Interactive smart printing technology adjusts color density to ensure consistent results. With HP 85 ink cartridges, you get gloss uniformity as well as precise detail and consistent color accuracy on a broad range of papers. (Using genuine HP supplies ensures availability of all HP printing features). HP printing supplies make it easy and cost-effective to get standout results. Receive proactive alerts when ink is low. Replace only the cartridge that's out. It all adds up to more time to focus on your work.

Weight & Dimensions

Pallet weight:485