HP OFFICEJET 8043 Features

Welcome high-end productivity with this printer. Automatic document feeder, inbuilt fax option, network printing, mobile printing, this agile printer has it all. It comes in a compact design and has been designed to fit even in the modest workplaces. You can also choose to not hear your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer by enabling the Quiet mode.
Use the mobile printing option that is provided with this printer to easily print from a mobile device of your choice. You can also connect your printer to the mobile device directly and start enjoying mobile printing without connecting to a network.

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Printer Specifications

  • Inbuilt fax option, can fax in color
  • Store up to 99 speed dials in fax
  • Inbuilt scanner and copier
  • 1200 prints per month
  • Wireless Direct printing, ePrint, AirPrint enabled
  • Compatible with multiple operating systems
  • Supports multiple media types


  • Wireless and mobile printing feature
  • Large- volume cartridges
  • Occupies modest space
  • Low ink consumption


  • Occasional slow prints
  • Low volume input and output trays
  • Lack of memory card compatibility

Bottom Line

This 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer makes for a good choice if you’re looking for a printer to be used at home and home-offices.

Setting up your HP Officejet 8043 Printer for the First Time

  1. Unpack your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer. Remove all the protective tapes supplied with it.
  2. Lift up the cartridge access door on your printer and remove the packing material inside.
  3. Close the cartridge access door and open the input tray. Remove packing material form it.
  4. Plug in the power cable of the 123.hp.com/setup 8043 printer and switch it on.
  5. Update the settings for the region/ country and the date. Save your changes.
  6. Pull open the input tray and the paper tray. Drag out the paper width guides.
  7. Place fresh sheets in the tray with the print side facing downwards.
  8. Align the paper width guides along the sides of the sheets and replace the input tray.
  9. Open the cartridge access door and get ready to install the cartridges on your printer.
  10. Without touching the electrical contacts on the cartridge, take off the protective tape on it.
  11. Open the ink cartridge access lid. Slide in the new cartridge into its respective slot.
  12. With the cartridge nozzles facing the printer, press it into place. Shut the cartridge access lid.
  13. Install the other cartridges as well. The printer will print an alignment page.

Configure and use HP ePrint on your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer

HP ePrint is a feature that allows you to print from any place as long as you have a functional Internet connection. All you have to do is send the desired document or photo to the printer via email.

Check the requirements for ePrint:

Ensure the printer meets the following conditions before setting up ePrint on your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer.
Disconnect USB cables that have been connected to your printer before using ePrint.

  • Check for the HP ePrint logo on the printer.
    If the logo is not available on the printer, navigate to Wireless Settings using the control panel of the printer and see if ePrint is supported by your printer.
  • Check if your printer has been connected to an active Internet connection.
  • If the printer has been connected by means of an Ethernet cable, check the light on the Ethernet port of the printer and ensure the cable connection is secure. The green light must be stable and the orange light must flicker.
  • If your 123.hp.com/setup 8043 printer has been connected by means of a Wireless connection, check if Wireless has been switched on. If there is a wireless icon provided on the printer, check if the light next to it is glowing.

Get the email address of the printer

After switching on Web Services, wait until the printer prints the Important Printer Setup Instructions or the Make the Most of Your 123.HP.Com oj4650 Printer.

You will be able to obtain information about Web Services from the information page printed. Get the claim code of the printer and the email address of the printer from this page.

If there is a lag when printing the information page, wait for a little while and switch on Web Services again to print a new information page.

Get the email address of the printer and then proceed further.

If there is no email address displayed on the page, the claim code of the printer in addition to @hpeprint.com is the email address.

Using HP ePrint

All desired documents can be sent to the mail id of the printer via ePrint securely. The printer can take up print jobs from your computer or laptop or mobile device. Make sure you have a functional email account and an internet connection.

Check the following requirements before printing with ePrint.

  • Enter the email address of the printer in the To: column of a new email.
  • No more than a single email address in the To: field. Additional email ids can be inputted in the Cc: field.
  • Make sure to enter a subject line, ePrint rejects print jobs that do not have a subject line.
  • The size of the email including attachments must not be beyond 10 MB.
  • Limit yourself to 10 attachments per print job.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word are supported file types.
  • When printing photos, ensure that the vertical and horizontal resolution is 100 pixels or more.
  • HP ePrint cannot print encrypted or password protected documents.
  • ePrint does not support duplex printing.
  • The email will also be printed when the attachments of the email are printed.
  • The time stamps on your ePrint print job may not be accurate.

Printing from a laptop or system

Printing documents saved on your system:

  • Log in to your email account and compose a new email. Enter the email address of your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer in the To: field.
  • Make sure to enter a subject line. Attach the desired document and send the mail to your printer.

To print an email message:

Open the desired email and Forward it to your printer. Make sure to not leave the subject line blank.
When printing webpages, open the desired webpage and save it as a document. Email the attachment to your printer.

Printing an email:

  • Open the desired email and forward it to the email address of your HP Officejet 8043 printer.
  • Make sure to enter a subject in the subject line.

Printing webpages:

Open the webpage you desire and save it as an attachment, send it to your printer via email. Your print job will be printed.

Printing from tablets or Smartphone:

Print from your smartphone or mobile device using ePrint by sending the print job as an email to your network enabled printer.

  • Printing saved photos or documents on your mobile device.
  • Open the desired application and click on the Action icon or the Share icon.
  • Send the print job as an attachment via email to the email id of your printer.
  • Key in a subject line and then click on Send.

Printing using AirPrint on your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer

This document can be used for all AirPrint compatible printers. This is a mobile printing feature that has been included with Apple iOS version 4.2 and further versions.

Make sure the printer meets the following conditions:

  • An Apple iOS device that is running on iOS version 4.2 and further.
  • A printer that is compatible with AirPrint.
  • A printer connected to the network.
  • Proceed to print and if a No AirPrint Printer Found error message is displayed, proceed to the next step.

Configure the wireless connection:

Connect the Apple device and the printer to the Wireless network.

  1. Unplug USB or Ethernet cables from the printer.
  2. Connect your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer to the network.

Printers having an LCD display control panel : Click on Setup-Network-Wireless menu and then click on Wireless Setup Wizard. Use the instructions shown on screen to connect to your network.

Printers that do not have an LCD display : Switch on the Wireless feature under the Wireless menu. If the wireless light is solid and blue, the printer has been connected. If the light blinks, reduce the distance between the printer and the router.

Try printing. If the printer does not connect, continue further.

Wireless direct or Wi-Fi Direct connection:

Connect your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer and the Apple device using Wi-Fi direct or wireless direct.

    1. Check if a solid and blue light is glowing on the printer next to the Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi direct icon.
    2. Navigate using the control panel and click on Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi Direct.
    3. On the Apple device, click on Settings and then on Wi-Fi.
    4. Under the options for Choose a Network, click on your printer model.
    5. The name of the printer starts with DIRECT and the password is 12345678 by default.

Printing from the Apple Device:

Print from any application on your Apple device that is compatible with AirPrint.

  1. Ensure that the printer has been switched on and sleep mode is disabled on your 123.HP.Com oj 8043 printer.
  2. Open the desired document or email or webpage and click on the Action icon.
  3. The options under Menu will be displayed.
  4. Click on the option Print.
  5. Under the menu options for Print, click on Select Printer, choose your printer model.
  6. To make other changes under the Print Settings, click on Options. Certain options like the size of the paper cannot be changed.
  7. If your printer is printing with only black ink, certain options may not display.
  8. Choose the desired number of copies and then proceed to Print.