Top positive review
Great printer for the money...;)
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2021
Bought the printer a few days ago. Please read on, you will be glad you did, hopefully.
Went from an HP OfficeJet 5740 all-in-one that was five years old, and this 8035e all-in-one bests that one by a decent margin in every category. Had to laugh at a couple of comments here, as one guy complained about how much the cartridges cost as he obviously turned down the one year's free ink from HP's Instant Ink included with the 8035e and bought his ink at retail. (I was also skeptical of his post since the 8035e comes with a full set of cartridges--which he didn't mention.) With our 5740 we'd been on the Instant Ink program for 3-4 years now--the 100 pages for $4.99 a month with up to 300 roll-over pages you accumulate when you use less than your 100-pages per month allotment (only $60 a year.)
Just plug the printer into your home computer network switcher that also connects to the Internet--I don't bother with wireless as I much prefer wired as it is both more reliable and secure as it is immune to interference and much faster, too (when you plug into the printer's Ethernet jack the printer's wireless mode is automatically turned off)--and the Instant Ink program at HP reads your printer and measures your ink supply and actually sends out your replacement cartridges *before you run out of ink*. HP says the Instant Ink program saves ~50% over the cost of retail cartridges and I can easily believe it as I bought retail Ink cartridges for a year before I wised up and moved to HP Instant Ink for the next 3-4 years. Great thing is if you don't want to keep the program HP will cancel it for you at any time without penalty--which is what happened when I pulled the 5740 off of Instant Ink and put the 8035e on in its place.
I've used Inkjets since 1986--lots of different brands--and nothing I've ever seen beats this Instant Ink deal! Nothing even comes close--used to spend a lot more money on ink than I do now. If you take advantage of the program you can save enough to pay for your printer over time, easily. With the 8035e it's really a no-brainer, because HP gives you 12 full months free! So if you don't believe me, you really need to try the program. It's really liberating not to have to worry about buying print cartridges at retail somewhere! Additionally, with the 5740 HP sent only their XL (extra-large) cartridges! I don't know about the 8035e, as to whether that one will also use XL cartridges, but I'm using the cartridges that came with the printer and Instant Ink has already sent me my first replacements--which I will use when these run dry. Should be getting them any day now.
One last thing about Instant Ink--the page count--doesn't matter to HP whether you print 100 full-color pages per month (or more with roll-over) or 100 pages of text! Or any mixture thereof. And color printing full pages uses up a ton of ink very quickly! That's why I love the Instant Ink program.
I also simply didn't understand the lady who said the 8035e was "too expensive." I'm sorry, ma'am, but $199 for an all-in-one that prints, scans, copies and faxes, comes with a year's supply of free ink, too, and a 2-year factory warranty, is simply not "too expensive" in my book. The poor woman sounded like she would have been better off with a $40 color printer, unfortunately. And she said it was too complex to operate? Doesn't get any easier than with HP Smart, which is the only printer control software I use and it is so simple to operate, in my opinion. So I can't agree with that assessment anyway. Last, she said it was "huge," I believe. Interestingly enough the printer fits in exactly the same shelf space as my old Officejet 5740 fit into.
Anyway--that's my assessment of this printer for what it's worth. (And no, this is not a paid review and I do not work for HP--I'm a retired computer gal, actually.) I hope this information helps.