Conclusion: The HP Business Inkjet 1200d offers reasonably high-quality text and graphics at a speed arguably comparable with color lasers, along with paper handling that includes a duplexer and a 6,250-page-per-month duty cycle. It's on the slow side for photos, but the quality rates as very good.
Pros: Extremely fast performance in default mode for business applications. High-quality output, particularly for text. Duplexer.
Cons: Slow for photos. Graphics in default mode show banding.
Conclusion: With a 32MB print buffer and rated speeds up to 28 pages per minute for black and white and 24 ppm for color, the Business Inkjet 1200 outruns low-priced, four-pass color lasers even after deducting for the usual advertised-inkjet-speeds exaggeration allowance (though it doesn't always outrun other inkjets such as the HP Officejet 7410 we reviewed last month).
Pros: A high-volume office, not light-duty consumer, inkjet printer, with a highly cost-efficient design and low price even when loaded with options
Cons: If you want good quality, forget the fastest two of its four print modes; ink cartridges provided with printer are bait-and-switch starters