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Purchased this printer to replace an HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A that had poor print quality due to infrequent use and eventually the printheads becoming blocked despite cleaning. Cost of replacing the printheads and ink meant that it was (sadly) more cost effective to look at a replacement. It was at this point I started to look at laser printer rather than inkjet. There are pros/cons for both, so it depends on the expected usage. For me, the factors were a) I print relatively infrequently, b) I do quite a bit of document scanning, and c) when I do print it is typically documents (mostly b/w) rather than photographs.
The infrequent printing pushed me towards the laser printer as the problems with the 8500A have been due to the ink drying out. From what I have read, this should not be an issue with toner.
Whist the initial purchase price is more than an inkjet (both on initial cost and toner), it appears the overtime the running costs are cheaper (especially if I’m not replacing ink that has evaporated or clogged heads). The unit appears to come with a full black toner (circa 2,400 pages) and introductory colour toners (circa 1,200 pages). Only time will tell. Replacement toner is available in both standard and high capacity. Although the larger capacity is more cost effective, for my requirements the standard toner is going to last me years.
Given I do a lot of scanning the single-pass duplex (2-sided) scanning ADF is a nice feature. I put a test using a 27-page double sided document and it scanned all 54 pages in under 2 minutes from start to finish. The scan quality exceeds that of the 8500A.
Set-up was a doddle. Plugged it into the network and that was it and answered a couple of simple questions on the display (language, country, time). MacOS machines found and added the new printer automatically.
Do like the two trays that allow me to insert envelopes in without need to change the main tray
So, to print quality. Very satisfied. Photos are not as good as an inkjet, but you should expect that. Nevertheless, they are reasonable for occasional use. However it is documents and presentations are where it really shines. Text is very sharp and easy to read.
Compared to my old inkjet this thing is fast. About 10 seconds before it starts printing and then it just rattles through page after page, even with duplex printing. Compared to the old inkjet this is relatively quiet. Only downside so far is the slight smell of toner after printing. Not sure if this is because it is new or to be expected.
Have plugged it into a phone line for the fax functionality, but in all honesty I can’t remember the last time I ever received or had the need to send a fax, so I can’t comment on the machines fax abilities.
Final word. Although I purchased this through Amazon/Amazon Marketplace, it is worth a visit to the HP website as they often run offers. I was able to claim back £90 (nearly 30% of the purchase price) from HP just for filling in a form.
This is a printer capable of many functions ideal for small office or home use. When first used it seemed very complicated to operate beyond basic printing as the only information available is on the printer screen itself. Don't be daunted by this as a few minutes spent will reveal a lot of information to access as you require it. Some parts seem a bit flimsy but functional and only time will prove if it will stand up to continuous use
This printer is so good, I had to write a review. The colours reproduce accurately to the untrained eye. However, what I found most impressive was the positional accuracy and repeatability. Pages load squarely every time. When printing labels in the past, other printers had a tendency to misalign and progressively get worse as the print job progressed down the page. Not so with this baby. I printed a sheet of Avery L7160 labels as a test and it printed right to the edge on all four sides of the label for the entire sheet. I printed a letterhead page with fold marks for a DL envelope on both sides. The fold marks aligned perfectly between side one and two. I was impressed and it's fast too at less than 10 seconds to the first page. My only gripe is the cost genuine toner for this model. At about £100 per colour it's a bit steep. If genuine toner was cheaper or the yield/cost ratio was better, I would have given it five stars. That said, when I eventually kill this printer, I would definitely buy another one of this model. Cracking printer!
J'avais choisi ce modèle pour les innovation technologiques et j'ai été très déçu. Au déballage j'ai été surpris du manque de qualité de cette imprimante. Elle n'a pas été simple à paramétrer. A l'utilisation, le chargeur fonctionne très mal et s'est avéré totalement inefficace dan un contexte professionnel. La qualité des impression n'est pas acceptable. Elle se dégrade lorsque l'on cherche à imprimer des pages contenant des schémas ou des photos. J'ai donc retourné cette imprimante et n'ai pas encore fait mon choix.
The printer arrived within 3 days and was set up easily and connected to the wifi network. Print quality is excellent and the speed is phenomenal. The only downside is that the timer cartridges are way too expensive...more than £300! But still, I’m happy with the printer.