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HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw

  • Print, copy, scan, fax, wireless
  • Print speed letter: Up to 22 ppm (black and color)
  • Scan to email; Auto duplex printing; 250 sheet paper tray (standard); Uses toner with JetIntelligence
  • High yield toner availableSee all Specs
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Product # T6B82A#BGJ
Make an impact with high-quality color and increased productivity. Get the fastest in-class two-sided printing speed and First Page Out Time (FPOT).[1,2] Scan, copy, and fax. Count on simple security solutions, and get easy mobile printing.[3]
HP Personal Laser Multifunction Printers are designed for individuals or small workteams who need affordable, reliable multifunction performance in a compact and easy-to-use desktop device.
Dynamic security enabled printer. Only intended to be used with cartridges using an HP original chip. Cartridges using a non-HP chip may not work, and those that work today may not work in the future.
http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies

Increase productivity with a color MFP

Get the fastest in-class two-sided printing speed and First Page Out Time (FPOT).[1,2] Breeze through tasks with a 50-page automatic document feeder. Scan digital files directly to email, network folders, and more. Print documents directly from a USB drive. HP Voice-activated printing—your HP printer works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana.[9]

More. Pages, Performance, and Protection.

Count on high-quality color and more pages with Original HP Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence.[6] Spend less time replacing toner, with optional high-yield cartridges. This printer helps detect, stop, and give notifications of security breaches. This printer includes write-protected memory that helps prevent malware intrusion.

Easy mobile printing and scanning – HP Smart app

Get simple setup, and print and scan from your phone, with the HP Smart app.[7] Have confidence in your connection with steady performance from dual band Wi-Fi®.[4] Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer – and easily print without accessing a network.[7] Simply tap the print button on your smartphone or tablet to print.[3]

Your first page, lightning fast

Grab your documents and go, with the fastest in-class First Page Out Time (FPOT).

Fast print speeds

Print your business documents quickly with fast print speeds.

HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology

Help save energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.

Built-in 250-sheet paper tray

Stay productive and change paper less often with a 250-sheet capacity paper tray.

Save time with automatic two-sided printing.

Increased versatility – print, scan, copy, fax

Get versatile performance and print, scan, copy, and fax.

Increase productivity with the automatic document feeder.

Breeze through tasks with automatic printing, scanning, copying, and faxing.

Print from USB

Easily print business documents from a USB drive directly at the device.

Convenient touchscreen control

Easily manage tasks at the device with an intuitive touchscreen.

Scan, send, simple

Scan digital files directly to email, network folders, and the cloud.

Increase security with HP JetAdvantage Private Print.

Fundamental security and management features

Safeguard data, devices, and documents with a suite of fundamental security and management features

Technical details

Functions

Print, Copy, Scan, Fax

Print Speed - Black (normal)

Up to 22 ppm

Print speed - Color (normal)

Up to 22 ppm

First page out (ready) black

As fast as 10.3 sec

First page out (ready) color

As fast as 11.7 sec

Resolution (black)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Resolution (color)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Resolution technology

HP ImageREt 3600

Monthly duty cycle

Up to 40,000 pages

Recommended monthly page volume

150 to 2500

Print Technology

Laser

Display

2.7'' color graphic screen

Number of print cartridges

4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges

HP 202A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~1400 page yield) CF500A; HP 202A Cyan LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~1300 page yield) CF501A;HP 202A Yellow LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~1300 page yield) CF502A;HP 202A Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~1300 page yield) CF503A; HP 202X Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~3200 page yield) CF500X; HP 202X Cyan LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~2500 page yield) CF501X;HP 202X Yellow LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~2500 page yield) CF502X;HP 202X Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridge (~2500 page yield) CF503X

Product disclaimer

Dynamic security enabled printer. Only intended to be used with cartridges using an HP original chip. Cartridges using a non-HP chip may not work, and those that work today may not work in the future.http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies

Print languages

HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PCLm, PDF, URF

Automatic paper sensor

No

Paper trays, standard

2

Paper trays, maximum

2

Mobile Printing Capability

HP Smart App; HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mobile Apps; Mopria™ Certified; Wireless Direct Printing

Connectivity, standard

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port; built-in Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX network port, Dual band 802.11n 2.4/5GHz, Fax port, Front Host USB

Network ready

Standard built-in Ethernet 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi operates as both an AP (with Wi-Fi Direct) and STA

Ports

1 USB 2.0 port; 1 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX network port; 1 Front Host USB port; 1 Phone line jack (in); 1 Phone line jack (out)

Security management

Embedded Web Server: password-protection, secure browsing via SSL/TLS; Network: enable/disable network ports and features, SNMPv1 community password change; HP ePrint: HTTPS with certificate validation, HTTP Basic Access Authentication; Firewall and ACL; SNMPv3

Minimum system requirements

Apple® OS X Sierra(v10.12), El Capitan (v10.11), Yosemite (v10.10); 1.5 GB HD; Internet required; USBWindows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: (32-bit only), 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 8. Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 8. Windows Server support is provided via the command line installer and supports Win Server 2008 R2 and higher.

Compatible operating systems

Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: (32-bit only), 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 8. Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 8. Windows Server support is provided via the command line installer and supports Win Server 2008 R2 and higher. Apple® OS X El Sierra(v10.12), Capitan (v10.11), Yosemite (v10.10); 1.5 GB HD; Internet required; USB. Linux (For more information, see http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html). Unix (For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/unixmodelscripts)

Memory, standard

256 MB DDR, 256 MB Flash

Memory, maximum

256 MB DDR, 256 MB Flash

Printer management

HP Printer Assistant (UDC); HP Utility (Mac); HP Device Toolbox; HP JetAdvantage Security Manager

Supported network protocols

TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6; Print: TCP-IP port 9100 Direct Mode, LPD (raw queue support only), Web Services Printing; Discovery: SLP, Bonjour, Web Services Discovery; IP Config: IPv4 (BootP, DHCP, AutoIP, Manual), IPv6

Paper handling input, standard

250-sheet input tray; 1-sheet priority tray

Paper handling output, standard

100-sheet output bin

Duplex printing

Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity

Up to 5 envelopes (Recommended only 5 envelopes or less at a time)

Finished output handling

Sheetfeed

Media sizes supported

Letter(8.5 x 11); Legal(8.5 x 14); Executive(7.2 x 10.5); Oficio 8.5x13(8.5 x 13); 4 x 6(4 x 6); 5 x 8(5 x 8); A4(8.3 x 11.7); A5(5.8 x 8.3); A6(4.1 x 5.8); B5(JIS)(7.2 x 10.1); B6(JIS)(5 x 7.2); 10x15cm (3.9 x 5.9); Oficio 216x340 mm(8.5 x 13.4); 16K 195x270mm(7.6 x 10.6); 16K 184x260mm(7.2 x 10.2); 16K 197x273mm(7.8 x 10.7); Postcard (JIS)(3.9 x 5.8); Double Postcard(JIS)(5.8 x 7.9); Envelope #10(4.1 x 9.5); Envelope Monarch(3.9 x 7.5); Envelope B5(6.9 x 9.8); Envelope C5(6.4 x 9); Envelope DL(4.3 x 8.7); A5-R(8.3 x 5.8)

Media sizes supported

Letter(216 x 280); Legal(216 x 356); Executive(184 x 267); Oficio 8.5x13(216 x 330); 4 x 6(102 x 152); 5 x 8(127 x 203); A4(210 x 299); A5(148 x 210); A6(105x148); B5(JIS)(182 x 257); B6(JIS)(128 x 182); 10x15cm(100 x 150); Oficio 216x340mm(216 x 340); 16K 195x270mm(195x270); 16K 184x260mm(184x260); 16K 197x273mm(197x273); Postcard(JIS)(100 x 147); Double Postcard(JIS)(147 x 200); Envelope #10(105 x 241); Envelope Monarch(98 x 191); Envelope B5(176 x 250); Envelope C5(162 x 229); Envelope DL(110 x 220); A5-R(210 x 148)

Media sizes, custom

3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

Paper (bond, brochure, colored, glossy, heavy, letterhead, light, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock

Supported media weight

16 to 43 lb (Uncoated/Matte, recommended), however up to 47 lb Postcards and 53 lb HP Matte is allowed in the driver; 16 to 43 lb (Coated/Glossy, recommended), however up to 47 lb Postcards and 59 lb HP Glossy is allowed in the driver.

Media weights by paper path

60 to 163 g/m² (Uncoated/Matte, recommended), however up to 175 g/m² Postcards and 200 g/m² HP Matte is allowed in the driver; 60 to 163 g/m² (Coated/Glossy, recommended), however up to 175 g/m² Postcards and 220 g/m² HP Glossy is allowed in the driver.

Power

110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Power consumption

342 watts (active printing), 8.0 watts (ready), 1.2 watts(sleep), 0.1 watt (Manual-Off), 0.1 (Auto-off/Manual-on), 0.1 watt(Auto-Off/Wake on LAN)

Energy efficiency

ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver

Operating temperature range

59 to 86ºF

Operating humidity range

30 to 70% RH

Software included

For Windows OS: HP Software Installer, HP Software Uninstaller, HP PCL6 Printer Driver, HP Device Experience (DXP), HP Web Services Assist (HP Connected), Device Setup & Software, HP Printer Assistant, HP Product Improvement Study, Online user manuals, HP Scan Driver, HP Scan Application, HP Fax Driver, HP Fax Application. For Mac OS: Welcome Screen, (Directs users to HP.com or OS App Source for LaserJet Software)

Warranty

One-year limited hardware warranty; For more info please visit us at http:// support.hp.com

Dimensions (W X D X H)

16.5 x 16.6 x 13.2 in

Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)

16.7 x 18.7 x 13.3 in

Weight

41.2 lb

Package weight

47.3 lb

What's in the box

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw; Introductory HP LaserJet Color cartridges (~700 color composite (C/Y/M) page yield and ~1400 page yield black); Installation guide; Printer documentation and software on CD-ROM; Power cord; USB cable

Cable included

Yes, 1 USB

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 609.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Chas2 from Works as advertised Nice printer, does what I want to do. 123456789101112 Force me to add words.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by George83 from Great Quality Printing - Easy to Set Up We have used HP printers for as long as I can remember. They have always delivered quality printing and rarely have issues. The customer service/technical staff were also very helpful in getting this latest printer integrated into our network. I would highly recommend this printer.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by DayDay from Quick and easy set up for Bluetooth connection! I bought my Hp laser printer just a week ago and I have never set up a printer so fast. So many great features and user-friendly.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bush3635 from Love It! I like the features and it was easy to install and it's easy to use. With high quality color!
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marco Gene from Honest Opinion! I purchased the printer 2 months ago along with replacement cartridges. Set up was as easy as plugging in the printer and download the software.I have found the printer to be most effective when either printing or coping multiple copies. Just printing a single sheet seems to take longer for warm up and print. Cartridges are expenses at nearly $450 a set. I am hoping that the printer proves to be as durable as my last one of similar nature and size.
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlenWYKnot from Fast print and scan with excellent quality This laserjet replaced an HP inkjet that I use for home and work. After one month of regular use, I am very pleased with the upgrade in speed and quality of printed material. The HP ePrint is also a really convenient feature.
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by stacyr from Love it! I have only had it for a week but I already love it. Prior to purchasing I did pretty thorough research, and this one has the features I need that supports the needs or a college student living at home as well as supporting me as a remote employee. I also love that we can print from tablets and cell phones for home use. Super easy to set up right out of box and connection to Wifi was a breeze. Shipping was also super fast. I am very happy with my choice.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by bikes4fun from easy to insall and use Super happy how the printer is working. This is our second HP Printer for our small business. They have been working flawlessly!
Date published: 2020-03-30
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What is the price of this printer?

Asked by: Jennteacher
Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw has been discontinued and will not be offered in the future. That model has been replaced by the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw. For current pricing please visit the product webpage.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2022-04-27

Can’t get the paper tray back in

Asked by: Shevi
I am sorry for the issues you are experiencing. I recommend reaching out to the HP Technical team so that they can help resolve this for you. You can speak to a representative here: https://support.hp.com/us-en
Answered by: HP Expert Dora
Date published: 2023-09-02

My printer isn't printing well, and has a streak. I've cleaned it and gone through scan doctor, replaced cartridges etc. Someone suggested I change out the drum. Can you give me me the drum part number for m281fdw?

Asked by: Billdog1
Thank you for your question! The HP m281fdw does not have a drum listed for retail sale. It is highly recommended to contact HP Support for assistance with this. There may be a part replacement for this printer that will fix this issue. Online Support: For technical support with this product, visit HP Customer Support http://support.hp.com. Social Media Support: To find solutions, ask questions, and share tips, join us on the HP Support Community at community.hp.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/HPSupport, and on Facebook at facebook.com/HPSupport.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

How do I enlarge a small image?

Asked by: SplashKarenC
The User Guide for this HP Color LaserJet Pro M281fdw will be located at this link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-color-laserjet-pro-m280-m281-multifunction-printer-series/14142489/model/14142491/manuals
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-02-10

Is there a way to use eFax with this printer?

Asked by: Fiddlesticks
Hello and thank you for your question! This HP printer has been discontinued. For help with tech support and setting up eFax please contact our HP Support Team.
Answered by: Grant from HP Team
Date published: 2023-05-27

printer is leaving a 2-3 inch margin on the left side of paper. Need to center the print.

Asked by: Laser Largo
Our apologies for the issues with this HP product! Please visit our HP Support Page for help resolving this technical issue. Online Support: For technical support with this product, visit HP Customer Support at http://support.hp.com. Social Media Support: To find solutions, ask questions, and share tips, join us on the HP Support Community at community.hp.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/HPSupport, and on Facebook at facebook.com/HPSupport.
Answered by: HP Team Rahmique
Date published: 2024-01-15

How does it print 8.5 by 14 paper

Asked by: LarryEdwin
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is compatible with 8.5 by 14(Legal-Size) paper.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-11-27

WHY DOES MY PRINTER KEEP GOING OFFLINE? HOW DO I SET IT TO WORK PROPERLY?

Asked by: DTOMO
We are sorry to hear about your challenges. We recommend reaching out to HP Support for further assistance: https://support.hp.com
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2024-02-18
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Return and exchange information
HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days from the date of delivery. A 15% restocking fee may apply. For details, please visit: https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/cv/returnsandexchanges.