The packing was insufficient to protect the product
7 July 2014
Summary: I gave a perfect score, but do want to point out that the method of packing was insufficient to protect the product. There were parts broken in transit, but I was able to swap parts from our existing machine to correct the problem. Your peanut packing material also was impossible to deal with and it worked its way into the machine. Find a better way please.
Summary: I have owned several of these printers. They are real "work horses"! It's an old printer, but still works great and as long as I can buy cartridges for them, I'll probably keep buying this model.
Summary: I was so happy to find a HP laser jet 4 printer through amazon. I know it is an older printer but they last forever. The printer came in 4 days wow what great service. I would purchase form The Printer Shop again. Thank you for great service.
Buy one NOW if you need inexpensive bulletproof equipment.
23 May 2012
Summary: I know these are old printers, but with a Jetdirect card these are very useful in the modern world. The speed of 14ppm is more than adequate for most print work. What you get is a machine with really cheap consumables and really cheap repair rollers. The printer is made to be serviced every 200,000 pages and the service roller kit is 25.00. The toner cartridges are 20.00 and last 6000 pages.
Cheapest to run, most reliable laser printer of all time ******
3 April 2012
Summary: I can't really imagine why this printer doesn't have 5 stars across the board. I've used and installed dozens of these over the past two decades. They are UNBELIEVABLY reliable. They are super easy to repair (I'm a real klutz at this stuff and I can do it). The parts are plentiful and cheap. AND--AS THE SUPER BONUS--they are THE CHEAPEST PRINT SOURCE YOU WILL FIND IN THE WESTERN WORLD. I can buy refilled toner cartridges all day long on ebay for $20.
Summary: HP set the standard for laser printing. The first true workhorse in the family was the LaserJet II, a 300-dpi printer that wouldn't quit and was relatively easy to get into and repair. In addition, it became so popular that almost every piece of software that offered printing could print to this machine. The LJ III was similar, but the real workhorse became the LJ4, a 600-dpi printer that is remarkable for its age.
Summary: I bought a Laserjet 4/4M Plus nine years ago, from a second-hand dealer, and it is still going strong. It is so solidly made that it seems like it will run forever. It does not have such low-power sleep modes as more modern printers, so you have to turn it off when you don't need it. HP also no longer make some parts for it, so it does now have a limited life. The toner cartridges also last a long time (several years between each refill for a modest amount of printing).