Buy a Linux printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Printer review

Most of the time, Linux users use printers that are not specifically designed to work on Linux, so the printer may not work as it should, if it doesn't, then do not wait for the attention of the manufacturer, therefore some research now can prevent you from a headache later.
It is quite possible today to purchase a certified or compatible Linux printer. When the manufacturer says that its printer supports Linux, it says it has completed several tests to ensure that the printer works properly on that system. You will also get serious technical support from the people working in the manufacturer.
After some serious research about printers and Linux, I found some of these "strange machines" that proved to be "good for Linux".
Since these printers are of different types (according to the way they work), I decided to devote an article and review to each one. Today I'm going to start with the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Printer. What are its pros/cons, and is it worth buying? We will answer these questions from a Linux user's perspective.


Specifications{alertInfo}
I will try to make the specifications clear and simple, so I will only mention the most important ones:
Model
HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Printer (5LJ23A)
Print technology
HP Thermal Inkjet
Ports & Connectivity
1 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n; 1 RJ-11 Fax
Memory
256 MB
Print speed (ISO)
Up to 20 ppm (Black) / Up to 10 ppm (color)
Maximum number of copies
99 copies
Max Output capacity
60 sheets
Input capacity
Up to 225 sheets
Copy resolution
Up to 600 dpi
Scan technology
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Scan resolution
Up to 1200 dpi
Fax
Color/Up to 100 pages/4 sec per page/Up to 300dpi
Paper sizes
A4; A5; A6; B5(JIS); Executive; Index card 3.5 x 5 in; Index card 4 x 6 in; Index card 5 x 8 in; Index card A4; Index card Letter; 3.5 x 5 in; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 13 x 18 cm; 8 x 10 in; 10 x 15 cm; L; Photo 2L; Letter; Statement; Envelope #10; Envelope C5; Envelope C6; Envelope DL; Envelope Monarch; Card Envelope 4.4 x 6 in; Hagaki; Ofuku Hagaki; Japanese Envelope Chou #3; Japanese Envelope Chou #4
Paper types
Plain Paper, HP Photo Papers, HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper, HP Matte Presentation Paper, HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper, Other Photo Inkjet Papers, Other Matte Inkjet Papers, Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Thick Plain Paper,Light/Recycled Plain Paper,HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Glossy.
Operating system
Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS
Price
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Pros{alertSuccess}
  • Penguin (Linux) friendly-supported printer: no more “Linux compatibility” headache.
  • Easy to setup using the HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) software.
  • All-in-One: So you don’t need a seperate Fax or scanner.
  • Available in 3 different colors: Coral, Oasis, Basalt, personally I found Coral more attractive.
  • RAM is more than enough (for home and small bussniess).
  • You can save money on ink by subscribing to HP Instant ink (ink cartridge replacement service): If you “handle” this service well, you will save a lot of money on printer ink in the long run. Just don't go over the supscription limit.
  • Automatic two-sided printing.
  • Automatic document feeder (Standard, 35 sheets).
  • Easy mobile printing using HP smart app/Apple AirPrint™/Wi-Fi® Direct Printing.
  • Large Input capacity (Personal/Small busniess).
  • Wide range of supported paper sizes/types.
  • 1-year warranty (hardware-limited)
Cons {alertError}
  • Proprietary printer.
  • 1-sided Automatic document feeder. 
  • Color printing could be faster.
  • No Duplex Scan Function.
  • HP collect printer usage data, especially when you subscribe to the instant ink service.
  • The ink can dry up when left unused.
👉 Not convinced of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035? Are you looking for a more powerful inkjet printer? Check out my HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Wireless Printer review 

Special Features{alertWarning}
  • 8 Free months of Instant Ink (100 pages/month): “Eight months of ink, delivered to your door”.
  • 3 Free months of canva pro (Canva is a graphic design platform)
  • Color touchscreen.
  • Built-in security essentials: Basic encryption, password protection, Wi-Fi security, and document protection.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • You can use HP smart app to create one-touch shortcuts for printing, emailing, and saving documents, and even more.
  • Self-Healing Wi-Fi.
  • Borderless printing.
  • Mopria™ Certified (Mopria is a mobile printing standard).
  • Energy star certified.
  • Climate friendly: Made of recycled plastic…
  • Scan to email via the HP Smart app.
  • PC fax send and Fax to PC.
My impression{alertImpression}

Hp made the right decision by providing native printers support for Linux operating system as GNU/Linux users community is expanding every day.
HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 is one of the most recommended printers for Linux users due to its official support for the "Penguin system".
This printer is powerful enough for personal and small business work and it has many features that will enhance your printing experience.
Its set up is easy, fast and painless.
The latter got a high rating from most of its users, who expressed their happiness with their purchases. In addition, they recommend purchasing it. 
To be objective, we must say that the printer has some privacy-related cons as it is a proprietary printer. But let's be realistic, most manufacturers today (if I do not say all of them), collect usage data, and even users data, at least HP was honest from the beginning and confirmed that it will not use your data in anything illegal!
Until open source printers appears, this cons can be ignored (dealt with).
In general, HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 is a recommended Linux printer.
 
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Recently, I mentioned in "Linux-Tech&More prospects: Let's discuss the future of the project" post that I will try harder to get you a good Linux deals. For that reason, I made a serious research on the top online stores (marketplace), to pick you the best (quality and price) "HP OfficeJet Pro 8035" deal's. After my humble research I found that there is no online marketplace that can defeat Amazon. Nevertheless, I will try to update the review and add more trusted marketplaces that offer competitive deals.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8025: Why this?
The 8025 offers the same features as the 8035 at a cheaper price, but with two very slight differences: the color options and the number of months in which you will get free ink, as the 8025 is available in only one color, which is Basalt, and offers you only 4 months of free ink.
 
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8035
 
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Not a fan of Inkjet printers? don't worry I have something for you; a review of one of the best Linux laser printers is on the pipeline.
Djalel Oukid

PhD student, Master degree in Microbial biotechnology , Microbiologist, Middle school science teacher, designer, video editor, podcaster & blogger. linkedin portfolio github

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