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Buy a Linux printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Wireless Printer review

Recently, I made a detailed review about "HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Wireless Printer", which is really a very good Penguin printer that should meet the most of your needs as a Linux user. For more details check out my "HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 review".
However, you may need a better one, an advanced one that has more features to Power up your Linux experience (sound nice, isn't it?). For that reasons, I bring you the big sister of the 8035 (big≠older 😎) which is really big in performance and features. In consequence, let us anatomize The "HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Wireless Printer", so that we can answer the two most important questions: Is it worth buying? Is it worth upgrading from 8035?.

I don't know why the Specs part is boring? But it's really an important part on any purchase decision, so give it some times and read it. Don't worry, I will try to keep it simple.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One (1MR66A)
Print technology
HP Thermal Inkjet
Ports & Connectivity
1 USB 2.0; 1 Host USB ; 1 Ethernet; 1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n; 2 RJ-11 modem ports
512 MB
Print speed (ISO)
Up to 24 ppm (Black) / Up to 20 ppm (color)
Maximum number of copies
99 copies
Max Output capacity
100 sheets
Input capacity
Up to 500 sheets
Copy resolution
Up to 600 dpi
Scan technology
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Scan resolution
Up to 1200 dpi
Color/Up to 100 pages (Memory)/4 sec per page (Media size: letter)/Up to 300dpi (Resolution)
Paper (media) sizes
A4; A5; A6; B5 (JIS); Envelope (DL, C5, C6, Chou #3, Chou #4); Card (Hagaki, Ofuku Hagaki), Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 3 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; Envelope( #10, Monarch, 5.5 bar); Card (3 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in)
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
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  • Linux 🐧 friendly printer: The 9025 is officially Linux-supported printer. This means that you will receive official technical support in case you encounter a problem with the printer.
  • Easy to setup using the helpful HPLIP Guide/Interface (A clean, simple and powerful utility at the same time).
  • All-in-One: The 9025 pro will help you to save time and space as you won't need to buy a separate Fax or scanner. 
  • Compact design. 
  • Fast printing & scanning.
  • A lot of RAM (512 MB) for home and workplace.
  • Compatible with HP Instant ink (Genuine HP ink delivered to your home) : If you are a Linux user (lazy one) who do a lot of printing (especially color printing), Hp Instant Ink (a monthly subscription ink service) will be a good deal for you. Just don't go over the supscription limit.
  • Automatic two-sided printing.
  • 2-sided automatic document feeder (35-sheet, 2-sided). 
  • Two-sided scanning: The printer is capable of 2-sided scanning using its ADF.
  • Mobile friendly: HP smart app/Apple AirPrint™/Wi-Fi® Direct Printing.
  • Compatible with 2.4/5 GHz.
  • Second paper input tray (Up to 250 sheets).
  • Large Input capacity (up to 500 sheets using the second paper input tray).
  • Wide range of supported paper sizes/types.
  • 1-year warranty (hardware-limited)
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  • Proprietary printer.
  • Heavy scanner lid and ADF. 
  • HP collect printer usage data, especially when you subscribe to the instant ink service.
  • The ink can dry up when left unused 
  • Only one color choice is available (Basalt).
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  • 4 Free months of Instant Ink (100 pages/month): “fourth months of ink, delivered to your door”. 
  • The USB host port offers you the ability to print JPEG,TIFF,DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, PNG from you USB pendrive/SD card...
  • 3 Free months of canva pro (Canva is a graphic design platform)
  • Color touchscreen. 
  • Smart tasks: you can use the smart tasks feature to create one-touch shortcuts for printing, emailing, and saving documents. And even more with HP smart app.
  • Built-in security essentials: Basic encryption, password protection, Wi-Fi security, and document protection. 
  • Self-Healing Wi-Fi: this feature will keep your wifi connection stable and reliable, so you will not miss a printing job.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Borderless printing.
  • Mopria™ Certified (Mopria is a mobile printing standard).
  • Energy star certified.
  • Climate friendly: Made of recycled plastic...
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a fast & features rich Linux-friendly All-in-One printer. The 9025 is very powerful for Home and meduim business uses, and it is a" speed king" when it's compared to its competitors. In addition, you can painlessly configure it on your favourite Linux distro using the bright Qt HPLIP-GUI.
The latter is a highly rated printer,and it was well-deservedly awarded the "Amazon Choice" badge.
As a Linux user, this is not the privacy printer of your dream, as HP collect some usage data. But as I mentioned on "HP officejet 8035" review: 

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!
So, until privacy-hardened printers appears, We can say that HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a recommended Linux printer.
In conclusion, as a Linux user, I can say that 9025 is worth buying. We can also say after comparing it with the 8035 that it is well worth the upgrade

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If you look for the closest alternative at a lower cost, the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 will be your choice, as It almost offer the same performance/features experience.
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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

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


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  1. But you didn't answer whether it was worth it to upgrade from the other printer.

    1. Hi
      Thanks for letting me know as I missed that.
      Sorry for the inconveniences, the article is updated. Now, You can read the answers.
      Looking forward for your suggestions and ideas.

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