HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One Wireless Printer Review & Comparison

4.75 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)

✭Main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, two-sided duplex printing and scanning, color touchscreen, automatic document feeder, Instant Ink ready so you’ll never run out of ink, and more
✭Easily print when and where you need to from your smartphone, tablet, or notebook PC. Get convenient mobile printing options and mobile setup. Connect the way you want to with Ethernet and wireless networking
✭Built for business. Produce fast professional-quality color for 50% less than lasers, save paper, and handle more tasks without slowing down
✭HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 is ideal for the home office or small workgroups that need professional-quality, affordable color with powerful productivity and fast functionality

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HP Officejet pro 6978 is an ideal choice for the home office or small offices that need a professional quality printer with affordable color with powerful productivity and fast functionality. It is also beneficial in carrying out heavy duties and is highly reliable. This is an all-in-one inkjet printer manufactured by HP, with scan and copy and print function. It has an automatic document feeder (ADF), Ethernet, built-in faxing and WiFi networking as well. The user can also use the wireless printing feature with Google Cloud Print. This particular printer is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux.

This printer is one of the most economical printers and has a 2.65 color touchscreen display which lets the user operate it with the tip of their finger. What is special about this particular product you ask? Supercharge your office with affordable color and fast two-sided operation. Save papers with automatic two-sided printing, and handle more tasks without slowing down. You can also get a variety of mobile printing options and seamless mobile setup.

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All Specs And Features of this Printer

Multifunctional Superfast Printer including 4-in-1 Functions

This printer is capable of serving the user with the basic 4-in-1 function allowing its users to print, copy, scan, and fax, with a printing speed of 20 pages per minute ( For B&W) and 11 pages per minute for (colored). It also has multiple functions like wireless printing, two-sided duplex printing as well as automatic document feeder, printing our complex color Acrobat, Instant Ink ready, all at the same time without any extra need for connectivity. With this printer print up to 5 times more as many black text pages with HP high-yield ink cartridges and produce professional-quality color and black text that’s ideal for printing official reports, charts, and more.

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Easy Remote and Local Printing Using Phones and Tablet

The user can easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets. After connecting a smartphone directly to the printer and it can easily be printed out without a network and Print wirelessly. Share this all-in-one printer with other wireless-enabled devices as well. Also, you can print using the traditional methods using an ethernet cable as well as wireless methods like connecting with wi-fi as well. Usually, remote printing requires an internet connection to a web-connected printer and local printing requires mobile device and printer be connected on the same network.

Long Term Durability and 50% lesser cost than Before

Set the tone for the success of your business with rapid scanning, copy using the HP Officejet Pro 6978 all-in-one. Conserve resources by conserving paper and consume 50% less paper with automatic two-sided printing. It also makes scanning effortless and accurate. After the purchase of this printer never turn a page again when you need to scan a two-sided document. It quickly copies, scan, and fax multipage documents with the 35 – page 2- sided automatic document feeder.

New functionalities along with the features of HP OfficeJet Pro 6960

This particular printer contains the features of its predecessor version of 6960 as well as new features like scan to email and other easy task management features like duplexing document feeder for two-sided copying and scanning to complete tasks quickly and efficiently. By using this particular printer the user can scan and copy multiple pages automatically by making use of automatic 2-sided scanning and a 35-page auto document feeder. And by the application of scan to e-mail feature the user can scan the document, view it on the screen panel and send the document by mail from there only without any other equipment’s help.

Specially designed for High-quality professional Printing

The design of this printer is very sleek and modern and users generally love the all black with a tiny colored screen to go with it as well.  It’s pretty sexy as printers go. With this printer create high quality, double-sided, borderless and professional looking prints that will set the exact tone for your newly set-up business.

  1. It has a very easy wireless setup as well, where it uses the HP wireless auto-connect feature to automatically connect to the device and continue operating.
  2. Also, it can be plugged in with flash drives and USB drives which lets the user print the documents directly using the easy-access USB drive.
  3. Also, this printer includes Amazon Dash Replenishment technology which reorders toner ink upon sensing a lower level of toner ink. You can alter this feature according to your requirements but it is really a much-needed advanced feature which was missing in its predecessor.
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What people have liked about HP Officejet 6978 Wireless All-in-1 Printer

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Although this printer has some advanced features missing like no NFC( Near Field Communication) feature it is still one of the best and economical printers in the market as of now. People have really applauded it’s small and sleek design with a display to go along with it. If you are looking for a small economical high-performance digital printer which you can control at the top of your fingertip then without a doubt HP Officejet 6978 is a clear choice. After thoroughly researching the instant ink refill features users had never had to worry about refilling with ink. One of the best features of this printer is that it is compatible with smartphones, windows OS or mac as well. It may operate a little quirky with windows 10 but after proper software installation, it operates as smoothly as it gets. Overall this is a more capable printer and the users using this printer have never been happier.

Here are a few takeaway (PRO) points from our verified buyers-

  • Perfect for small home and business work.
  • Network capabilities allow it to be highly efficient.
  • Fast precise and to the point.
  • Quality of printing is very good except for graphic designs.
  • The touchscreen is much more intuitive and has a nice interface!

What people didn’t like about HP Officejet 6978 Wireless All-in-1 Printer (Cons)

Few verified user of this product complains of the product using up more than usual. However, there is no sign of such complaints from other users. So it is safe to say that it must be just an operational issue. Also, some users complain about the product being faulty as it on the display it says the printer is jammed even though there is nothing faulty and it has trouble with sensing the insertion of new paper as well. It has an external paper tray as well. People complain about this tray not being big enough but to integrate an external paper tray inside such a small design is an intricate task itself.

It may be a little slow in printing but it does the job.

The cartridges are a little costly. So if you have many print-outs to take; costs will be higher.

Notable Facts

Warranty: It comes with a One-year limited hardware warranty and  24*7 Web support; business hour phone support within the warranty period.

Technical Specification

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Specification Sheet [pdf ]

Warranty & Support

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Print speed black (ISO) Up to 20 ppm
Print speed color (ISO) Up to 11 ppm
Recommended monthly page volume 200 to 800
Print technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Print quality black (best) Up to 600 x 1200 dpi
Print quality color (best) Up to 600 x 1200 dpi
Display 2.65” (6.75 cm) CGD touchscreen
Processor speed 500 MHz
Number of print cartridges 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
Print languages HP PCL 3 GUI, HP PCL 3 Enhanced
HP ePrint capability Yes
Mobile printing capability HP ePrint
Apple AirPrint
Wireless Direct printing
Wireless capability Yes, built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Connectivity, standard 1 USB 2.0
1 Host USB
1 Ethernet
1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n
1 RJ-11 fax
Connectivity, optional No
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh OS X v10.9 Mavericks, OS X v10.10 Yosemite, OS X v10.11 El Capitan, 1GB  Available Space, Internet Access
Memory, standard 1 GB
Memory, maximum 1 GB
Paper handling input, standard 225-sheet input tray, 35-sheet ADF
Paper handling output, standard 60-sheet output tray
Duplex printing Automatic (standard)
Media sizes supported A4, A5, A6, B5(JIS), 6 x 8 in, Executive, Index card 3.5 x 5 in, Index card 4 x 6 in, Index card 5 x 8 in, Index card A4, Index card Letter, 3.5 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 13 x 18 cm, 8 x 10 in, 10 x 15 cm, L, Photo 2L, 8.5 x 13 in, Legal, Letter, Statement, Envelope #10, Envelope A2, Envelope C5, Envelope C6, Envelope DL
Envelope Monarch, Card Envelope 4.4 x 6 in
Media sizes, custom Tray 1: 3.5 x 8.5 to 5 x 14 in
Media types Plain Paper, HP Photo Papers,HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper, HP Matte Presentation Paper, HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper, Other Photo Inkjet Papers, Other Matte Inkjet Papers, Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Inkjet Hagaki, Plain Paper, Thick, Plain Paper, Light/Recycled
Media weight, recommended 16 to 28 lb (plain paper)
60 to 75 lb (photo)
20 to 24 lb (envelope)
90 to 110 lb (card)
Borderless printing Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 279 mm)
Scan size (flatbed), maximum 8.5 x 11.7 in
Scan size (ADF), maximum 8.5 x 14 in (one-sided)
A4, Letter (two-sided)
Scanner type Flatbed, ADF
Scan file format Scan File Type supported by Software: Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg), PDF (.pdf), PNG (.png), Rich Text (.rtf), Searchable PDF (.pdf), Text (.txt), TIFF (.tif)
Scan resolution, optical Up to 1200 dpi
Duplex ADF scanning Double-sided
Automatic document feeder capacity Standard, 35 sheets
Digital sending standard features Scan to thumb drive/PC
Copy resolution (black text) Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy resolution (color text and graphics) Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy reduce / enlarge settings 25 to 400%
Copies, maximum Up to 99 copies
Faxing Yes, color
Fax transmission speed 4 sec per page
Fax memory Up to 100 pages
Fax resolution Up to 300 x 300 dpi
Speed dials, maximum number 99
Broadcast locations 20 locations
Power Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption 27 watts maximum, 5.5 watts (Active), 0.29 watts (Manual-Off), 1.21 watts (Sleep)
Energy efficiency ENERGY STAR® qualified
Operating temperature range 41 to 104ºF
Operating humidity range 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 18.26 x 15.35 x 9.0 in
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H) 18.26 x 20.39 x 9.0 in
Weight 17.9 lb
Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty
For more info please visit us at http://support.hp.com

4 reviews for HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One Wireless Printer Review & Comparison

  1. 5 out of 5


    Easy set-up. Great quality. Not too big. Holds a good amount of paper!

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have barely had this printer a year and have had SO many problems. The print heads constantly need to be “cleaned” and have maintenance because they streak so badly. I use this printer for very low-impact printing, 1-2 sheets at a time 1-2 times a week. I mostly use the scanner. But I haven’t been able to get it to consistently print a document more than two times in a row and it without fail doesn’t print/streaks (with plenty of ink left!) when I need to print a document desperately (e.g. my accountant urgently needs a tax document, I need to print tickets for an event I’m going to). Such a waste of money.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cortney Hedrick

    Still have this printer and it works great to the day going on 3 years.

  4. 5 out of 5

    C. Sossou

    Easy to use, but goes through ink fast

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