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
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
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.
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.
More. Pages, Performance, and Protection.
Count on high-quality color and more pages with Original HP Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence.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.Have confidence in your connection with steady performance from dual band Wi-Fi®.Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer – and easily print without accessing a network.Simply tap the print button on your smartphone or tablet to print.
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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
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
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
HP ImageREt 3600
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 40,000 pages
Recommended monthly page volume
150 to 2500
2.7'' color graphic screen
Number of print cartridges
4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
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
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
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PCLm, PDF, URF
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Mobile Printing Capability
HP Smart App; HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mobile Apps; Mopria™ Certified; Wireless Direct Printing
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
Standard built-in Ethernet 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi operates as both an AP (with Wi-Fi Direct) and STA
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)
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)
256 MB DDR, 256 MB Flash
256 MB DDR, 256 MB Flash
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
Envelope input capacity
Up to 5 envelopes (Recommended only 5 envelopes or less at a time)
Finished output handling
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
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.
110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
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 STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver
Operating temperature range
59 to 86ºF
Operating humidity range
30 to 70% RH
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)
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
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
Yes, 1 USB
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Easy flexible printing with HP®
When your office or workgroup is ready to upgrade their print power with a new device, you’ll find straightforward and efficient multi-function printing from our durable all-in-one, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw.
Designed to provide serious performance, this device is exactly what any team or busy professional needs to guarantee top-quality documents and output around the clock.
Are you tired of the hassle of trying to find print supplies when big jobs take their toll?
Whether it’s a dwindling supply of ink or a toner cartridge you find running out too often, we’re there for you with quick print specs and a load of built-in features to keep everyone happy and their heads in the game.
Beyond its standard functions, this HP Color LaserJet Pro is ranked best-in-class among our multifunction office printers and bests many others for speed of two-sided printing and first-page completion.
With a surprisingly accessible price point, it’s an easy fit for many scenarios, from a team setting with varying needs, to a busy solo office where consistent quality matters most.
Boasting a recommended monthly duty cycle of as many as 40,000 pages, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw will have no trouble keeping up with whatever work throws at you.
Efficiency features to boost office output
For those concerned about printing in high volumes or need to print in a rush, we’ve built extra efficiency features into each of our HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw printers to help you save time and boost your office output wherever it fits.
Print, scan, copy, and fax worry-free, all from one device.
Of course, the foundation of this printer’s value and user experience is its print speed, and you’ll be glad to know it boasts a rating of as much as 22 pages per minute when you print using either black or color ink. But we didn’t stop there.
In addition to a peppy print time for all ink types, each HP Color LaserJet Pro incorporates automatic duplex printing without sacrificing print time.
You’ll also find an automatic document feeder and high-capacity paper tray with room for as many as 250 sheets, so you won’t have to add more paper after every big job.
Mobile printing and scanning at the touch of a button
Do you spend a lot of your workday on the move? If so, you’ll get a lot of use from the HP Color LaserJet Pro’s mobile features.
It’s set up to quickly sync with your smartphone or tablet and provides a greater ease of use than you might find with a typical interface.
Mobile printing or scanning is a cinch, too, with the HP Smart app. You can even use it to order new ink or toner cartridges when your printer starts to run low on supplies. You can also scan files directly to your phone or mobile device.
Worried about keeping a stable connection? With dual band WiFi built right into every printer, you won’t have to.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw’s router broadcasts at 2.4 GHz for longer distance connections, and 5 GHz for higher speeds when you find yourself in closer proximity.
This printer is also secure against fraud or data theft. But if you’re concerned about hardening your office’s security even further, consider adding our optional HP JetAdvantage Security Manager to your laser pro workflow.
Keep it going with high yield HP Original ink and toner cartridges
Want to back up your HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw’s performance with a convenient long-term supply solution?
Then keep your office stocked with HP Original high yield ink and toner cartridges designed to provide consistently high-quality color prints and a higher print volume with each unit.
For document-heavy printing and scanning routines, your printer can be resupplied with an HP 202X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge.
Or if you need to work in color, consider our HP 202X High Yield Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge in magenta, yellow, and cyan for a full range of colors that will keep your work looking vibrant.
And with HP JetIntelligence technology on your side, you can manage your printer’s performance directly so you can achieve more efficient printing as you accumulate hands-on experience.
See how your device behaves in real-time for insight into a variety of tasks, from small and complex jobs, all the way to the bigger and more time-consuming ones.
Everything that you need and nothing you don’t
As the average office shrinks and the portfolio for most professionals continues to grow, it’s more critical than ever to work with a printer that you know offers efficiency across the board.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is designed to save space and fit seamlessly into any environment while serving as a powerful media hub with surprisingly slim measurements at only 16.5 x 16.6 x 13.2 inches.
That’s extra space for you and your coworkers, or just for you and your work. It’s even environmentally friendly and easy on your utility bill.
There’s no need to worry that you are wasting money on your electric bill with the assurance of ENERGY STAR® certification.
You’ll also be protected by our standard one-year limited warranty when you buy, so there’s no need to sweat the unexpected.
With a competitive price and impressive print specifications, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw is a true standout from our durable line of HP LaserJet Pro family of printers.
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