HP G85 Printer Information
Built for individual use in a work environment, the HP OfficeJet G85 can handle daily scanning, printing, copying, and faxing needs, but only at low volumes. The maximum output rate for this all-in-one machine is 12 pages per minute, which would slow down production in a busy work environment. In a micro or home office, though, the G85 will efficiently save space and time by combining four pieces of equipment into one 18x19x20-inch frame.
A memory of 8 MB is built in and the maximum monthly duty cycle is 5,000 pages, though HP recommends printing considerably fewer pages than that to prolong the life of the machine. The paper capacity is underwhelming as well, with a single input tray that holds 150 sheets and a 50-page output tray. Additionally, an automatic document feeder that can hold up to 30 sheets sits on the top cover and can be used to continuously feed paper to be scanned or copied. The G85xi model is a bit more limited, able to make only 50 copies at once, instead of 99, but is also more affordable.
When users need to order replacement HP G85 ink, there are a number of sellers online that have them readily available. OEM printer ink can sometimes be a bit overpriced, so third-party vendors offer compatible OfficeJet G85 ink that costs less than half the price and comes with a guarantee to work just as well as the name-brand versions. The black supply will produce about 830 printed pages before expiring and the tricolor HP G85 ink cartridge, which holds cyan, magenta, and yellow printer ink, can yield up to 450 pages.
The G85 supports most major operating systems, including Windows and Mac, but only a single computer can be connected at one time through the parallel or USB port. This unit is not network-ready, meaning it cannot be shared by multiple users. It does have an Energy Star qualification, which means it has been shown to reduce power consumption.
Of course the canvas will affect the overall quality and users can choose from a number of media types, including plain paper, envelopes, photo paper, transparencies, cards, and glossy paper. The maximum resolution that can be obtained when printing black-and-white documents is 600x600 dpi. When the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black HP G85 ink is being used, however, the highest resolution that can be reached is 2400x1200 dpi.
This inkjet all-in-one device may lack some of the advanced features of the newest models on the market, but it offers the quality and reliability required in the workplace. The availability of compatible OfficeJet G85 ink cartridges helps to keep the long-term costs low, and the compact size allows it to fit in small office spaces.