Are HP PageWide Printers Right for Educators?

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You can read all the printer reviews ever published and somehow still not know if a particular machine is right for your needs. That's often because, as an educator, you face challenges mostly unknown to other organizations--which means you're left scratching your head when it comes to purchasing printers for your school. Today, instead of a testimonial, we'll take an honest look at one option--HP PageWide printers--and whether they're a good fit for your needs.

What is PageWide?

HP PageWide printers are wide-format printers, which means they're capable of larger, more complicated print jobs. They can create posters, banners, signs, brochures, maps, professional-quality photographs, and more. They're also often capable of printing on mediums other than your average, run-of-the-mill piece of paper. They offer a level of precision and color accuracy that isn't possible with other machines.

Of course, just because wide-format printers can do all of these things, that doesn't mean they're a perfect fit by default. It's important to consider an HP PageWide from every angle before introducing one to your school's fleet.

A Closer Look

Let's take an honest look at HP PageWide printers for educators!


Here's the truth: if your school often needs to make prints in any dimension other than 8.5x11", a HP PageWide printer will quickly pay for itself.

However, if you find yourself wondering when you'd ever use the features and functions offered by a wide format printer, you may be better off with a different HP printer.


HP PageWide printers can do a little bit of everything. They are functional--especially when it comes to creatively presenting research, assignments, or other educational print jobs--and reliable. If you're looking for ways to make printing a tool instead of a chore in your school, a wide format printer can open those doors.


The good news is that HP PageWide printers can be seamlessly integrated into your existing network and educational workflow. However, integrating them into your habits and routine may take a bit more effort. This is because wide format printers are often less familiar than their office-variety cousins--and effectively utilizing all of those impressive functions and features requires a bit of a learning curve.

Want to learn more about HP PageWide printers? Looking for other machines in HP's lineup? Contact us today!