Summary: I've only had this printer for one day (I'll update as I get more familiar with the printer if anything changes), but so far I'm very impressed. It replaced an ancient HP 2200 that was ready for the grave. The 2055d is fast. It prints duplex without a problem. And it takes a large 21,000 toner cartridge that prices out pages at about 2 cents a copy. So far, so good. But I have to disagree with the complaints I saw on other site reviews about horrible HP customer service.
Summary: I bought this to replace my ageing (and struggling) 2100M and am more than happy with the purchase. Quick and reliable for text and vector graphics, it also handles bitmap graphics well for a printer in this class.
Excerpt: "...research I decided on a HP P2055d laser printer. ===About the Printer=== The P2055d is only a black and white printer but that suits me just fine since the vast majority of my printing doesn’t require colour and I still have the Kodak printer for the rare occasions I need colour or scanning/copying. I was far more interested in the claimed 33 pages per minute and the automated double sided printing. The paper tray holds 250 sheets with an optional ...
Pros: Fast, low cost generic toner, reliable, easy to use
Summary: We use a number of these in our GP practice. They are almost faultless. The print quality is excellent and the first page prints very quickly. There does seem to be a bit of a delay for the second page for some reason but all subsequent pages print quickly. I find this rather odd but is only a minor problem.
Summary: Bought this printer on the strength of its supposed ink economy - "1000s of pages" etc. It prints really well but it says it is running out of ink already (less than 200 pages). New HP cartridges are ludicrously expensive. We think this is the big ink scam which they all seem to be doing nowadays.