Comparing HP OfficeJet 3830 and HP OfficeJet Pro 6968

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HP OfficeJet 3830

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968

Printing
Print Speed Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
7 ppm in mono/3.5 ppm in color
18 ppm in mono/10 ppm in color
Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
No
Yes
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Borderless Printing Border-less printing (aka edgeless printing, bleed printing) is an ability to print without no margins. This is most commonly used to print posters and leaflets.
Yes
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Yes
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Print Speed - Black
8 pages per minute
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18 pages per minute
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Print Speed - Color
6 pages per minute
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10 pages per minute
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Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
600 x 300 dpi
1200 x 600 dpi
Print Resolution (DPI, Black) DPI (dots-per-inch) is the simplest way to measure quality of print. Dots per inch quite literally means the number of dots of ink in one square inch of print area. Higher DPI means better print quali ... Show more
1200 x 1200
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600 x 1200
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Print Resolution (DPI, Color) When printing in Color, DPI of 600 is good for simple graphics and DPI of 1200 is good for photos.
4800 x 1200
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600 x 1200
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Duty Cycle Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
1,000 pages
20,000 pages
First Page Out (Black) When printing in black-and-white, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
14 seconds
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12 seconds
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First Page Out (Color) When printing in color, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
17 seconds
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15 seconds
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Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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What Kind of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Both flatbed and feeder
Flatbed
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
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Yes
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Duplex ADF Scanner A printer with Duplex ADF Scanner allows you to scan both sides of paper without having to manually flip it.
No
No
ADF Capacity Maximum number of pages that can fit into ADF tray for scanning/copying
35
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35
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Flatbed Scanner
Yes
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Yes
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Scan Resolution Measured in DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolution means better scan quality.
1200 x 1200
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1200 x 1200
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Scan to Email Can this printer send scan results to an email?
No
No
Scan to PDF Does this printer allow combining multiple scanned pages into a PDF?
Yes
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Yes
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Scan to Searchable PDF Some printers have embedded OCR software that allows converting scans to searchable PDF documents.
No
Yes
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Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
  • Scan to PC
  • Flatbed, ADF
  • Resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scanner resolution up to 1200
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
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Yes
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Copy Resolution (Black)
600 x 300
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600 x 600
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Copy Resolution (Color)
600 x 300
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600 x 600
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Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Yes
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Yes
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Color Fax Does the printer allow sending/receiving faxes in color?
Yes
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Yes
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Fax Memory If printer runs out of pages or ink, it will hold received fax messages in memory. This number indicates how many pages printer can hold.
99
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100
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Max Number of Fax Broadcast Locations Some faxes have the ability to send to multiple destinations at the same time. This number indicates maximum number of destinations that a printer can send to simultaneously.
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20
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Connectivity
Network Connectivity Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi- ... Show more
Yes
Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
Yes
USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint
Can Print Over Wi-Fi
Yes
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Yes
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Can Connect with an Ethernet Cable Ethernet cable is that long cable you plug in your router.
No
Yes
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Can connect with a USB cable
Yes
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Yes
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Can Print from Mobile
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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Supports AirPrint AirPrint allows you to print directly from certain Apple devices, such as an iPhone/iPad.
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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Cable Connectivity Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired ... Show more
USB Cable
USB Cable
USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint
Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
  • Apple
  • AndroidTM
  • Windows 8
  • Blackberry
  • HP ePrint
  • Apple AirPrint
  • Mopria
  • Wireless Direct Printing
Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
No
No
Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
Memory card
Memory card
35mm Film If you are an avid photographer using film cameras, being able to print directly from film is advantageous. Also, being able to upload your film photos to a computer keeps a copy of them safer in the ... Show more
No
No
Optical Drive Print If you are creating a CD or DVD, you likely want to create a customized cover for it. Being able to stick a disc in the drive and have a cover directly on it is useful. However this a fairly niche fea ... Show more
No
No
LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
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Yes
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Colored Display
No
Yes
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LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.2 inches
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2.7 inches
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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Software Platform
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
512 MB
256 MB
PictBridge If photos are one of your main print jobs, you may have a camera that is PictBridge compliant. PictBridge is built-in software that allows you to print directly from your camera. The camera is connect ... Show more
No
No
Cartridges
Cartridge Model The ink cartridge for an inkjet printer is the component that contains the ink that is deposited onto the page when printing. Different brands, as well as different printers within each brand, will us ... Show more
HP 63 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages) HP 63 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages) HP 63XL Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages) HP 63XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~330 pages)
HP 902
Cartridge Yield Number of pages that can be printed before the ink cartridge runs out
190 pages
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Ink Service An alternative to buying brand new ink cartridges is using an ink refill service, which is much better for the environment. Some brands offer their own ink service, such as Epson Ecotank or HP Instant ... Show more
HP Thermal Inkjet
HP Instant Ink Compatible
Physical Features
Weight

12 lbs
 
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18 lbs
 
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Dimensions
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Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
No
No
Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
55 dB
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Paper
Paper Handling Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • Letter
  • Legal
  • 4 x 6 in
  • 5 x 7 in
  • 8 x 10 in
  • No. 10 envelopes
  • ANSI A
  • Legal
  • Executive
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • Custom Size
  • JIS B5
  • Statement
  • US A2
  • International DL
  • International C6
  • International C5
  • Monarch
Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Plain paper
  • Photo paper
  • Brochure paper
  • Envelopes and other specialty inkjet papers
  • Envelopes
  • Plain paper
  • Photo paper
  • Thick paper
  • Glossy paper
  • Matte paper
Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
1
1
Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
25 sheets
225 sheets
Other Info
Details
  • Print speed - up to 8.5 ppm ISO black (A4), up to 6 ppm ISO colour (A4)
  • Paper handling - up to 60 sheets input tray, up to 25 sheets output tray, 35 page ADF
  • Connectivity - standard 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Fax capability
  • Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer and easily print without accessing a network. Manage printing tasks and scan on the go with the free HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app. Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets.
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Brand
HP
HP
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 1.17 watts sleep mode
  • 2.83 watts standby mode
  • 10 watts operation mode
  • 0.29 watts sleep mode
  • 5.5 watts standby mode
  • 27 watts operation mode
Energy Star Qualified Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. If a device is Energy Star qualified, it will consumer less energy to operate and is more environmentally f ... Show more
Yes
source: hp.com
Yes
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Release Date
12 Oct 2015
6 Oct 2016
Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
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Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
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Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
99 / 100
Rank: #2 out of 90.
100 / 100
Rank: #1 out of 90.
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Key features
  • Can copy, scan & fax
  • Wireless printing
  • AirPrint
  • Touchscreen
  • Instant Ink enabled
  • Mobile printing
  • Optional quiet mode

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Key features
  • Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
  • Print speed ISO: Up to 20 ppm black, up to 11 color
  • Two-sided scanning and printing
  • Print photos from USB
  • 35-page two-sided automatic document feeder
  • Scan to thumb drive/cloud/PC
  • Mobile printing
  • Instant Ink Ready

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