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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: When my old Laserjet Series II printer finally died because I could no longer get parts for it, I went searching for a Laserjet 4 or Laserjet 5. I found a Laserjet 4 Plus under for $100 (printer and shipping combined). It included a HP JetDirect network card, good memory, and a low page count.