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5.2 out of 10

HP Color LaserJet 2550L

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Reviews and Problems with HP Color LaserJet 2550L

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Overall 4
4.0

Good quality output. What paper tray?

crichersonathome, Ebay
3 June 2006
  • Summary: I agree with others regarding operating costs - exorbitant. If you require an actual paper tray (other than the pull down door) it (they) will cost extra. You cannot have a large capacity tray (500 sheet) without also purchasing the smaller 250 sheet tray. They stack and the large one will only stack under the small one. This info is not mentioned in any literature I read. Not cost effective for small business use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Printer, but beware of the Smart Chip...

dmfan94, Ebay
15 December 2005
  • Summary: This printer, though very low priced and good quality printing, is a great introduction to the fine world of HP's Smart Chip Technology. This is where the cost of this printer skyrockets. How this works? Each toner cartridge has a tiny little microchip that allows the printer to keep track of every single page you print. Like an invisible thief it counts down until the day comes where the printer will outright disable printing until you replace the toner cartridge.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor design

K. Anderson, Amazon
9 May 2005
  • Summary: There is no paper tray on the 2550L, and when I went to purchase a paper tray (an expensive accessory) directly from HP, they were "out of stock". Also, the printer oftern makes loud noises when performing internal maintenance (not good to suddenly wake up to in the middle of the night). I've sent the printer back and bought a printer from another company.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Problems with Adobe programs and paper jamming"

CNET
21 January 2005
  • Pros: - good looking output.
  • Cons: - Can't print directly from Adobe products such as Illustrator. You have to export first to a PDF file. Read the user help forum on the HP site. You will see that LOTS of users have this problem. - Smaller paper sizes jam printer. - It's not easy to fix
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Overall 4
4.0

Have to replace color cartridges too often

A. Hamil, Amazon
6 October 2004
  • Summary: I have had this printer for about 3 months now and have already had to buy a $175 drum and countless toner cartridges. And I don't print anywhere near the maximum output of 30,000 pages per month. I might do 2500 a month. Yes the printer is cheap and prints high quality, but it isn't worth all the extra costs associated with it. And it is very slow if any type of complex document is sent to the printer, VERY SLOW. To upgrade the memory from HP is $500.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Forget the 2550--Get the 3500"

CNET
1 September 2004
  • Pros: Decent color printing. However the 3500 is only $300 more & has double the toner, better graphics, prints 3x as fast, includes a paper tray & has an upgraded print system
  • Cons: Too slow, no paper tray, print quality is only ok. Too pricey compared to the 3500. You only get 2000 page toner capacity compared to 4000 on the 3500. The quality is bad compared to the 3500. It also prints slower than 4 ppm.
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Overall 4
4.0

Look Carefully...No Paper tray

R. E. Leonard, Amazon
25 August 2004
  • Summary: I bought one of these and packed it up to return tonight. There is no paper tray. The only way to feed paper is by opening the front door and sticking in sheets of paper. Then they hang out the front. The paper tray is an option that no one has in stock. I am going to swap for a 2550N. It comes with the tray and is supposed to be networkable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pas fiable

zalaad, Ciao
29 March 2005
  • Summary: Travaillant à la maison, j'ai acquis cette imprimante qui a comblé mes besoins professionnels pendant un an. Très rapide, pas chère du tout, qualité bureautique impressionnante... Compacité POUR UNE LASER COULEUR... Les inconvénients maintenant : - le bruit très important et la qualité photo en font une MAUVAISE imprimante pour la maison (je regrette ma vieille Epson C82 sur ces 2 points) - pas de bac en standard, il faut ouvrir une porte pour les feuilles, par laquelle...
  • Pros: PRIX, qualité bureautique, rapidité
  • Cons: FIABILITE, BRUIT, pas de bac (cher en option) , qualité photo
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