• Low ink costs
  • Impressive print speeds


  • Print quality didn't impress

At A Glance

This model is speedy, can handle high-volume use, and has low ink costs, but its print quality didn't impress us.

Manufacturer’s Description

The HP Business Inkjet 2300 series printer meets your small work team's high-volume color printing needs. With color performance comparable to an entry-level color laser printer, a low purchase price, and cost-effective operation, the printer delivers fast, affordable color for your business. Designed for sharing, the printer is easy to use and fits seamlessly into your existing network. Print color documents as fast as an entry-level color laser printer with comparable print quality (laser-quality speeds 1 of up to 9 ppm black and 5 ppm color in Normal mode). Enjoy speeds of up to 26 ppm for black and up to 22 ppm for color when you choose Fast mode for your everyday documents. Create professional color documents and true-to-life photo-quality images with up to 4800-optimized dpi color printing, one of the industry's highest quality output resolutions. Count on HP for high-quality day-to-day printing - with a robust monthly duty cycle of up to 10,000 pages, you can print large volumes with confidence.

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The Specs

Part Number C8125A#A2L
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 12502607458


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.4   ppm
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 18.62
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.4
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 287.55
Line Art Output Quality Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.2
Color Photo (secs) 34.57
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 111.6
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 287.55
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 34.57
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.2
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 86.45
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 35.98
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.2
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good