web analytics

HP Ink Tank 415 Printer: a wireless solution for the office

HP (Hewlett-Packard) brings out a lot of cool devices from laptops to desktops, but what makes them really stand out are their printers. Today, we’ll be checking out HP’s newest wireless printer, the Ink Tank Wireless 415.

Before we begin, some of you may be wondering: “What’s an Ink Tank printer?“. To compare, Ink Jet printers usually have two refillable ink cartridges for black and colored (cyan, magenta, yellow) inks while Ink Tanks have four individual refillable tanks of ink for each of the aforementioned colors.

In addition to that, the HP 415 (or any of the 410 series) comes with a complete set of ink bottles out-of-the-box. Like most modern printers, it also doubles as a scanner, but not only that, it’s also wireless but more on that later.

There are only two ports on the printer. One is the AC/DC power input, and the other is a USB Type-B port, for connecting to your computer with a USB Type-A to Type-B cable.

Moving on, there are nine buttons on the HP 415. First up, we have the “cancel” and “resume”, then the “wireless” button, which is where the real magic of the printer happens. The light beside it will blink if it hasn’t been set up properly, or if it’s trying to connect. To its right is the “info” button. When pressed, the printer will print out instructions on how to connect wirelessly, or to a computer with a cable.

Next up is the “Wi-Fi direct” button which is a dedicated button for connecting your smartphone to the printer. However, don’t confuse it with the wireless button because they’re functions are different. Adjacent to it is the “HP ePrint” button, which basically allows you to print using cloud-based services, as long as you have an active internet connection.

Below them are the “color” and “black” buttons which let you choose whether your scanned copy will have color or not. Lastly, the power button is located at the bottom. There is a small display above the buttons that show you the information you need to know, like the number of copies you’re printing, wireless status, and sometimes, errors, which is where the printhead LED notification light comes in. It will light up if the printhead is having issues.

Initially, the ink tanks are empty so you’ll have to fill it yourselves. It’s a bit nerve-racking to do it for the first time, but if you follow the manual, you won’t need to worry much. Also, there is a spill-free system protecting you from accidents. 

The HP Ink Tank 400-series’ differs from the rest of the Ink Tank family due to its ability to print and/or scan wirelessly via mobile devices. To establish a connection, you’ll need to make sure that the Wi-Fi direct and Wireless buttons have been pressed and enabled. Then, you need to download the HP Smart Printer app from the Google Play or Apple App stores. Once installed, connect to the printer’s own wi-fi connection. After that, open the app and you’re good to go, whether it be printing or scanning.

If you prefer a wired connection though, that’s simple too. You just need to connect the printer to your computer using the USB Type-A to Type-B cable, and you’re done. No need for a driver CD, as it’s plug and play. Although, HP provided one just in case things go sour during automatic installation.

The HP 415 is very easy to use even with just your phone but, it also delivers great quality prints with high detail. It even supports borderless printing! The drawback to printing wirelessly though is that it’s noticeably slower. When printing colored images using a wireless connection, the printer tends to stop halfway for around 20-30 seconds before continuing.

Overall, it takes 1 minute and 47 seconds to finish. As for black and white, it takes 1 minute and 44 seconds. Using a wired connection, a colored print only took 1 minute and 10 seconds and 53 seconds for black-and-white. Check out our sample prints.

Scanning, surprisingly, works faster on wireless at only 8 seconds, compared to 15 seconds on a wired connection.

Aside from the connectivity, quality, and speed this printer offers, we also really value how quiet it actually is. A huge plus for an office, or even home setup, so no one has to deal with the annoying printer, sounds most of us grew up hearing. Another cool thing about the printer is it’s surprisingly light. It can be carried with just one arm without breaking a sweat. 

The HP 415 Ink Tank Wireless Printer is priced at Php8,790 and is now available at HP authorized dealers nationwide.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

You may also like...

11 Responses

  1. Ton Martinez says:

    Is there a limit of print pages? I heard they say that when you reach a certain limit of print the printer will go lock and needs to be reset in HP service center. Please advise

  2. michelle says:

    how to print tarpapel or tiling in thia printer?tnx

  3. Romeo says:

    I just bought one and after printing from FB Messenger and my mobile phone, I am totally happy! I replaced an old HP Deskjet and was thinking of switching to another brand. I’m glad I stuck it out with HP. This wireless ink tank 415 is a fantastic printer!

  4. Hey! the printer will print out instructions on how to connect wirelessly, or to a computer with a cable.

  5. john pocus says:

    How To Interact With HP Support Professionals Regarding Your Problems?
    Don’t know how to get in touch with the professionals who will provide you with the solution to your problems? Are you unable to opt for the resolution to your problems with the aid of the right kind of guidance? you should make use of the HP Support service and get the appropriate assistance. https://www.hpprintersupportpro.net/

  6. HP’s Ink Tank Wireless 419 is an all-in-one printing solution that allows users to wireless scan, print and copy on a very economical budget.

  7. Do you want to know How to factory reset google Chromecast. To reset the Chromecast, you just need to hold down the button on your Chromecast for at least 25 seconds or you can hold it until the solid lights begin to flash. Now, you just need to disconnect the USB power cable and wait for a few seconds. After some time, connect the USB cable again and doing this, will complete the factory reset Chromecast process.

  8. I have read this blog and i must say there is some very good information given in this blog. Thanks for that.

  9. I just wanted to say that I love every time visiting your wonderful post! Very powerful and have true and fresh information. Thanks for the post and effort! Please keep sharing more such a blog.

  10. Your post is very helpful and information is reliable. I am satisfied with your post. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post.

  11. Your post is very helpful and information is reliable. I am satisfied with your post. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *