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HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer
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- Print only, wireless
- Print speed ISO: Up to 20 ppm (black), up to 15 ppm (color)
- Auto duplex printing; Borderless printing
- High yield ink availableSee all Specs
HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer
Printing in professional color at a lower cost per page than lasers; intelligently managing printer capabilities; improving office efficiency
Print for less and easily manage your office
Print professional-quality color with Original HP inks—for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers.Easily integrate into your office. Centrally deploy updates and manage tasks with HP Web Jetadmin.Safeguard your print environment with the HP Imaging and Printing Security Center—no expertise necessary.Help protect your investment and extend capabilities as your needs grow with a portfolio of solutions.
Count on time-saving features to ease office tasks
Ease office workflows. Easily print, access helpful business apps, and more—right from the color display.Depend on HP for reliable workgroup printing—designed for volumes up to 1500 pages a month.Reload paper less and handle large print jobs, using the 250-sheet paper tray.Print up to 2300 pages—or up to 1500 color pages—from a single high-capacity Original HP cartridge.
Connect and print—at the office or on the go.
Add this printer to your Ethernet or wireless network to easily share with your teammates.Print wirelessly, and share access with PCs, tablets, and mobile devices—even with no network or router.Print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.Print PDF files and images directly from memory devices, using the easy-access USB port—no computer required.
Conserve resources without sacrificing performance
Use up to 50% less energy than lasers—set your printer for savings with Schedule On and Schedule Off.Save up to 50% on paper, using automatic two-sided printing.Use up to 50% less supplies and packaging by weight compared with color laserReduce your impact—easily recycle your Original HP ink cartridges for free through HP Planet Partners.
On-the-go printing with HP ePrint
Print photos, documents, and more when you're on the go, using HP ePrint.
Allows you to print on both sides of the page, cutting your paper use by up to 50%.
Borderless photos are printed right to the edge of the paper. You get beautiful photo prints with no trimming!
Color touchscreen (printer)
Manage jobs directly at the MFP, using the HP color touchscreen.
Add this device to your office Ethernet network to share with your workgroup.
Print Speed - Black (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 20 ppm
Print Speed - Color (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 15 ppm
Print Speed - Black (draft)
Up to 25 ppm
Print Speed - Color (draft)
Up to 25 ppmEither after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see hp.com/go/printerclaims
Print Speed - Black (normal)
Up to 20 ppm
Print speed - Color (normal)
Up to 15 ppm
Printer page yield
Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details, see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
Up to 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi on plain paper from 600 x 600 input dpi
Up to 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi from 600x600 input dpi
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 30,000 pagesDuty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output.
Recommended monthly page volume
250 to 1500 pagesHP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
HP Thermal Inkjet
4.3" CGD (color graphics), touchscreen
Number of print cartridges
4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
HP 950 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1000 pages); HP 951 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 951 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 951 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge (~700 pages); HP 950XL Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~2300 pages); HP 951XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages); HP 951XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages); HP 951XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1500 pages)
Compatible ink types
Pigment-based (black and color)
HP PCL5c, HP PCLXL (PCL6), native PDF, HP Postscript Level 3
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Up to 2
Mobile Printing Capability
HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Google Cloud Print 2.0; Mobile Apps
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX network; 802.11 b/g/n Station; 802.11 b/g Access Point
Support the following external Jetdirect servers; Print only: HP Jetdirect en1700 External Print Server (J7988G), HP Jetdirect en3700 Fast-Ethernet External Print Server for Network Capable Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Peripherals (J7942G), HP Jetdirect ew2400 802.11b/g wireless and Fast Ethernet external print server (USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX, 802.11b/g) (J7951G), HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server (J8021A); Other supported accessories: Apple AirPort Express, Apple AirPort Extreme, Apple Airport TimeCapsule
Standard (built-in Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Host USB; 1 Ethernet; 1 WiFi 802.11b/g/n
SSL/TLS (HTTPS), IPP over TLS; WPA2-Enterprise; 802.1x wireless authentication (EAP-TLS, LEAP, and PEAP); Pre-Shared Key Authentication for Wireless (PSK); Device firewall configuration; Control panel lock; Password protect EWS; Unused protocol and service disablement; Syslog; Certificate support; Signed firmware; Administrator settings; Compatible with HP Access Control Express
HP Web Jetadmin; Embedded Web server, HP Imaging and Printing Security Centre, HP Driver Configuration Utility; HP Driver Deployment Utility; HP Utility (Mac)
Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion: Intel® Core Processor, 1 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB.Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only): Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 750 MB available hard disk space, Internet Explorer 6, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion , OS X Mountain Lion: Intel® Core Processor, 1GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB. Linux (For more information, see hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html)
Compatible operating systems
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7; Windows Vista (32-bit & 64-bit), including Starter Edition; Windows XP SP3 or greater (32-bit only); Mac OS X v10.6; OS X Lion; OS X Mountain Lion; Linux (For more information, see hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html)
Supported network protocols
Supported Network Protocols configurations IPP, (IPv4, IPv6); ARP (Legacy Default IP); BOOTP; SMTP client; LLMNR; Bonjour; LP/ APIPA (Auto IP); NetBIOS/WINS; LPR(SLP)/LPD; Custom Raw Port/Port9100; DNS Resolver; mDNS; SNMPv1; SNMP v3 @VR3; Web Services Discovery; Web Services Print; DHCP options: 81/RFC4702/RFC4704, 12-Hostname; 44; Syslog; Firewall; SSL/TLS (HTTPs); Password-protected network Embedded Web server; Enable/disable network ports & device features; 802.1x wireless authentication (EAP-TLS, LEAP, and PEAP)
Paper handling input, standard
250-sheet input tray
Paper handling output, standard
150-sheet output tray
Envelope input capacity
Up to 30 envelopes
Yes, Edge to Edge for 8.5 x 11 in (US letter), 210 x 297 mm (A4). Brochure media type only
Finished output handling
Media sizes supported
Tray 1: US Legal (8.5 x 14 inches); 8.5 x 13 inches (8.5 x 13 inches); US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches); A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches); US E x ecutive (7.25 x 10.5 inches); B5 (7.17 x 10.12 inches); A5 ( 5.8 x 8.3 inches); US Statement ( 5.5 x 8.5 inches); C5 Envelope ( 6.4 x 9 inches); Japanese Envelope Chou #3 (4.7 x 9.3 inches); C6 Envelope ( 4.5 x 6.4 inches); 5.5 Bar Envelope (4.375 x 5.75 inches); DL Envelope ( 4.3 x 8.7 inches); US #10 Envelope ( 4.125 x 9.5 inches); Monarch Envelope (3.875 x 7.5 inches); Japanese Envelope Chou #4 ( 3.5 x 8.1 inches); Ofuku Hagaki ( 5.8 x 7.9 inches); Index card ( 5 x 8 inches); A6 card ( 4.13 x 5.83 inches); Index card (4 x 6 inches); Hagaki ( 3.9 x 5.8 inches); Index card ( 3 x 5 inches); Photo Media (A) ( 8.5 x 11 inches); Photo Media (A4) ( 8.3 x 11.7 inches); Photo Media (5 x 7 inches no-tabs); Photo media with tear-off tab ( 4 x 8 inches); Photo media with tear-off tab ( 4 x 6 inches); Photo media (4 x 6 inches); Hagaki Photo Cards (3.9 x 5.8 inches); Photo media (3.5 x 5 inches); Photo media (3 x 5 inches); Brochure (A & A4); Labels (A & A4); Custom-sized media between 3 to 8.5 inches wide and 5 to 14 inches long (76.2 to 216 mm wide and 127 to 356 mm long)
Media sizes, custom
Tray 1: 3 to 8.5 in wide and 5 to 14 inches long
Plain paper; Thick plain paper; HP Bright White Paper; HP Premium Presentation Paper, Matte; HP Premium Plus Photo Papers; Other inkjet papers (up to 28 lb bond); HP Advanced Photo Papers; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Matte; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Glossy; Other photo papers (up to 75 lb bond); Other Greeting Cards (up to 110 lb index); HP Brochure Paper 180g, Glossy; HP Brochure and Flyer Paper, Matte; HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Matte; HP Tri-fold Brochure Paper, Glossy; Other brochure papers; Plain hagaki; Inkjet hagaki; Photo Hagaki; Card Stock
Recommended media weight
16 to 28 lb (plain paper); 60 to 75 lb (photo); 20 to 24 lb (envelope); 90 to 110 lb (card)
Supported media weight
Tray1: 16 to 28 lb (plain paper); 60 to 75 lb (photo); 20 to 24 lb (envelope); 90 to 110 lb (card)
Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
38.58 watts maximum, 0.13 watts (Manual-Off), 4.71 watts (Standby), 1.27 watts (Sleep)Power measurements are based on ENERGY STAR® OM test procedure with 230 VAC, 50 Hz input.
ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver
Operating temperature range
41 to 104ºF
Operating humidity range
20 to 80% RH
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One-year limited hardware warranty; For more info please visit us at http://support.hp.com
Dimensions (W X D X H)
19.5 x 18.1 x 9.35 in
Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)
19.4 x 25.6 x 10.4 in (with duplexer installed, output tray extended to Legal)
What's in the box
HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer; Automatic Two-sided Printing accessory; HP 950 Setup Black Officejet Ink Cartridge (~1000 pages); HP 951 Setup Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge; HP 951 Setup Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge; HP 951 Setup Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridgee: Composite yield (~700 pages); Power cord; Setup poster; Getting Started Guide; CD-ROMs (for software, Windows and Mac printer drivers, and User's Guide); [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Some ink from included cartridge is used to start up the printer. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]
No, please purchase (USB) cable separately
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