Reviews and Problems with HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn
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3 August 2013
Summary: Purchased this printer 3 years ago because of the duplex printing function. It was also on sale for 450. Color printing wasn't a priority for me, but it's nice to have. Just to note, I use non-retail cartridges. The replacement cartridges from HP run from 90-100 dollars, something I can't afford. But the $40 alternatives last only a year or so. The non-retail cartridges also drain down, even when I only use black, which is odd.
Great Printer...except having to purchase the toner
Gregory V. Nagel, Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: As with any printer, it is only as good as the ink or toner cartridges you put into it. Since HP wants so much for their toner cartridges, we have been tying other manufacturers' cartridges in it. After three or four attempts we have finally found some that work well and consistently. If HP would just price the cartridges reasonably, we wouldn't have to jump through hoops.
Summary: I purchased this printer a couple years ago, and it has worked great - occasional error code but it has always been fixed by unplugging and plugging back in - BUT the ink from HP is ridiculously expensive. I have easily spent about twice as much as the cost of the printer on ink already. I am afraid to use the generic (non-HP) toner cartridges because I worry they could damage the printer, so it's a very expensive printer to maintain.
Summary: I could not get the printer to print anything using a simple USB connection and the driver provided on the disk. After 3 hours on the phone with HP Support, I ended up with a generic PS driver which allows the printer to print a simple Word file, but will not activate any special features, such as duplex printing. I tried HP Support for a couple of hours more trying to make the printer work with the manual feed tray for letterhead and envelope with no success.
Summary: I upgraded from a 2600n and 2605dn where I was getting 2090 pages/B black cartridge, and 2490 pages per color cartridge. This is in the ballpark of what the specs say I should have gotten on the 2600 series. The specs on the 2025dn say up to 2800 pages for color and up to 3500 for black. That is SO far in excess of what I am actually getting, I wonder if they are writing about a different printer. e.g.
Summary: It is a good buy for its cost, but the quality of printing is far from being excellent. I wish I knew, prior to purchasing it, that the output is not as sharp and clear as my previous printer was.
Great little laser printer-but strange pricing on the toner
14 February 2011
Summary: I got one of these at Staples recently. They were asking $350, but were offering an extra $50 off if you traded in any printer - bringing the price down to $300. (Who doesn't have an old printer waiting for the recycle bin?) The black type quality is all you could want - and the photo quality is about as good as you could hope for from a laser printer of this price.
Summary: I had earlier versions of the HP color laser printer line. This one was definitely a downgrade. The literature states that the first page prints in 18 seconds. I have no idea where that number is coming from. Half the time I need to open up the printer icon on my computer screen to ensure that the print job is actually getting ready to print. HP has also stopped giving away full toner cartridges with initial purchases.
Summary: Do yourself a favor and bring a laptop into a retail store and test the printer before buying. Make sure you download the driver to your laptop first. After all the glowing reviews, I thought I finally found a color laser for my small business. Duplexing and color are both important for me. And speed. I tested the 2025DN with a Macbook and it recognized it quickly. But to do duplex, you need to download the driver. For SMALL files, (less than 1GB) it works very well.
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet CP2025DN Printer: I bought it mainly for the duplexing. It does work but is very slow. It works good for a single document, but if printing a document several times it puts all of the first pages out first, then all second pages out second, etc.