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HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format - Print Speeds, Quality and Costs

By Simon Williams



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HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format


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HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format - Print Speeds

Based on ISO measurement standards, HP rates the Officejet 7110 Wide Format at 15ppm printing black and 8ppm printing colour. In our 5-page black text document, it achieved 8.1ppm, which rose to 12.2ppm on the 20-page, long text test. This is reasonably close to spec and a good speed for an inkjet.

It’s worth noting that the printer’s draft mode is close to its normal mode in black text quality, saves ink and gave a speed of 9.7ppm on a 5-page draft print. It could easily be used as an everyday print mode.

HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format - Format Trays

Our 5-page text and colour graphics print gave 4.3ppm which, although only just over half the rated speed, is still a good speed for this class of machine.

What you really want to read about is the printer’s speed printing A3 pages, though. A 5-page text and graphics print on plain paper took 1:34, a speed of 3.2ppm and a photo print took 3:48. Both these speeds are fair, though not the fastest we’ve seen compared with rival A3 printers.

HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format - Print Quality and Costs

It's very hard to find fault with the quality of print from this machine. Black text is completely clean, with no visible smudging or jaggies. It may not be quite as sharp as from a toner-based printer, but for virtually any, everyday application, it's more than fine.

Colour graphics are bright and fills are smooth and with no sign of dither patterns. Photo prints on plain paper are surprisingly good, with the machine compensating well for the lack of a supportive coating in the paper and still producing good, dense colours without soaking it.

Photo prints on HP photo papers are bright, smooth and finely detailed, but still capable of including the nuances needed for reproducing natural scenes accurately.

HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format - Cartridges

Using the high yield black cartridge along with the colour ones gives page costs of 2.7p for black and 6.2p the colour. Both these are good figures for a colour machine, with the colour page cost particularly good in a machine costing under £150.


With the exception of a couple of niceties, such as an LCD display and a front panel USB port, which would add greatly to the machine’s flexibility, HP's OfficeJet 7110 Wide Format is an excellent A3 printer. It's quick, costs little to run and produces high-quality prints from 15 x 10cm up to 13 x 19-inch. Its paper tray arrangement is a little odd, but isn't a deal-breaker.


May 14, 2013, 3:58 pm

How do you get duplex? Is it a cost option at purchase?


August 1, 2013, 3:59 pm

OMG!!! What a piece of *&^%!! This printer WILL NOT print black ink on glossy papers, which is the only reason I need a wide format printer in my company. Instead, you have to use the "high quality grayscale" setting, which uses up color cartridges at an astounding rate.

That's right, you can't print black with your black ink cartridge. In fact, I had to replace the color cartridges twice before I even had to change out the black SETUP cartridge.

WHAT A RIPOFF!!! Never again HP, never again.

Looks like an EPSON is in my future.

Simon Saunders

November 14, 2013, 1:42 pm

This appears to be your only post on any subject, so forgive my skepticism.


December 9, 2014, 3:50 pm

black on gloss, eish Hp please improve ink quality. refill inks seem to hold better than your originals but they r not good for my printer so do something and label them as NEW IMPROVED IKS

Aniki Onigiri

September 2, 2016, 11:14 am

Or he is so frustrated with it that he made an account to keep other customers from running into the same frustration?

Simon Saunders

September 3, 2016, 11:17 am

I bought one in the end and it works fine, a little thirsty maybe.

Mick Hart, Thistlebank Graphic

November 13, 2016, 4:13 pm

Just bought one to replace an aging (but brilliant) HP7000
Have HP really produced a machine that won't print on ISO SRA3? Unbelievable!
Slower than 7000 (by a huge margin) and printed colour gamut is really poor. Machine is noisy. Only pro is that (contrary to other reports) it does print black on coated gloss really well, unfortunately the colours just swim around on top of the paper and you get covered in ink!
Network ability is okay, but with limited control over output pretty useless unless you only use A4, so really a waste of money for an 'up to A3+' machine.
I've given mine to the kids rather than scrap it, which did cross my mind!


May 20, 2017, 10:36 am

Bought one for my charity seven months ago, printed ~1200 A3 envelopes twice (3-month interval), then the paper feed failed about a month and a half ago: HP replaced it under warranty (no hassle that time) but the replacement failed after printing less than 50 DL envelopes. HP were reluctant to replace the replacement but yielded equally reluctantly to persuasion.

The feed mechanism is prone to thinking there is a paper jam when there is clearly nothing of the sort. The first one refused to link up to our wifi at any time, but the second one connected with zero problems.

We'll give HP one more chance but if there are any more problems we'll probably send it back as NFFP and try to get our money back.


June 5, 2017, 11:25 pm


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