Written on: 25/05/2008
Good printer for color documents. It prints fast on the duplex.
The HP cartridges for this printer offer rich colors.
The printer can produce to 1900 full color pages depending on what color is predominant on the page ( I have changed the yelow cartridge once until now and the rest of the cartridges are not even half empty). You can print on A4 media. The heaviest paper you can print on is 220 gsm.
1-The bright blue turns to dark blue (this happened when I made the title of a calendar bright blue) but this did not affect the blue shades clouds from my pictures.
2- The yellow turns a little orange.
3- The black prints are ok until you want to print a greyscale picture with a color frame. This is worse then printing only a greyscale picture. If you want good grayscale pictures then turn your printer function to grayscale output.
4-The printer after some use in makes two black lines like skid marks on heavier paper..This is not from the black cartridge it is from the two black rubber wheels inside the printer. Open the front cover of the printer look down and you will see two green buttons. Open the cover that shields them and clean the two rubber wheels. This must be done from time to time if you want to have clean documents printed on heavy media.
5- The printer can duplex only on 120 gsm media (you probably can duplex on heavier media but it is not recommended).
This is my first color laser jet printer.
I recomend this printer to small printing services.
This is a good printer and has a cheap full page price.
After a short period of time of intense printing you can buy another printer.
I would suggest to calculate your full color pages depending on the predominant color.