HP LaserJet P2055dn Toner

Published: 11th March 2010
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The mono HP LaserJet P2055dn is a mid-range printer that is fast and offers good quality prints.

The P2055dn is available for about £275 and includes automatic duplexing. There are two output bins, one can hold 150 sheets and the other 250. You also get USB and ethernet connections and 128mb of memory which can be increased to 384mb.

A black and white LCD is included on the P2055dn and you can alter print density from the printer. Firewall and security settings can be set to use either HTTP or HTTPS protocols and dust build-up on moving parts of the printer can be removed by using the available cleaning mode.

The simple web-based interface allows you to check the status of the cartridges and various statistics. The P2055dn's default print settings can also be set via the interface and the firewall policy can be set by administrators.

The P2055dn's print modes are 600dpi, 1200dpi FastRes and 1200dpi ProRes. Better quality prints are produced by the ProRes mode even though it has the same dpi as FastRes but it is slower. Documents can be produced by the P2055dn in about 9.5 seconds for the first page and subsequent pages at a rate of 35 pages per minute using either the 600dpi or FastRes 1200dpi settings.

Using ProRes the P2055dn takes an average of 14.5 seconds to produce the first page but it then pauses on every second page with the result that the printer only takes 2.5 seconds to print a single page but the overall speed is about 14.5 pages per minute.

It is possible to make the P2055dn print in a quiet mode but this reduces its print speed by about half.

If you use the ProRes setting on the P2055dn you can also choose line density which is a feature usually reserved for far more expensive printers.

Using the highest quality setting the P2055dn produces excellent prints with clean test characters and evenly spread toner.

The HP Laserjet P2055dn toner cartridge fitted to the printer when new is the 05A cartridge (HPCE505A), this is a low capacity cartridge and it is advisable to replace with the 05X cartridge.The higher yield cartridge is more expensive but it will produce nearly three times as many prints making it far more economical in the long run.

The HP LaserJet P2055dn is great value for money at the price producing excellent, quick prints and as such is highly recommended.

HP Laserjet P2055dn toner cartridges are available here.

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