HP Color LaserJet 5550n Printer Review

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If you are looking for a printer that can handle all the printing needs of your work group, the HP Color LaserJet 5550n printer may be just what you are looking for. Even though you may pay a little more for this printer than for other large laser printers you will find that it is an excellent option for producing many high quality color prints.

The documents that you produce using this printer are very high in quality. The printer is equally efficient at printing text, black graphics or color prints. Black prints offer smooth transitions and great fine detail. If used to make color prints, the machine will offer prints, which have excellent detail and color that is vibrant and rich but do not sacrifice the realistic tones. This printer is very fast at producing color prints. However, you may find that it is a little slow when compared to other printers at producing text prints.

Originally, the machine was designed for use with Windows XP. According to HP, the current machine is designed for use with the Windows 7 OS and may lose some functionality with older versions, however it is doubtful than any major functions would be lost. There may be minor issues for users of XP or Vista.

Setup of the printer is fairly easy. It does sometimes take longer than setup of other printers. It is likely that other versions of Windows that are being used will recognize the printer. The longest part of the setup process is the installation of the driver.

The printer is equipped with two paper trays as standard equipment. The MP tray accepts various size papers to the tabloid size. However, it can only hold 100 sheets per loading. The standard paper tray holds 500 sheets of paper that are letter sized. Additional trays can be purchased that each hold up to 500 sheets of various sized paper and added up to three trays. Therefore, the total capacity of the machine for paper is 2100 sheets at once.

The machine comes with 160 MB of memory installed on the printer. This RAM is expandable to 544 MB. Processor speed is 533 MHz and an additional 20 GB hard drive may also be installed. This additional memory allows for storage of frequently used documents or watermarks. Documents stored in the memory can be printed from the console directly.

As is common for other laser printers this printer makes its prints at a lower price than you would pay to make similar prints using an ink jet printer. Prints made using the laser printer are water resistant and not affected by high humidity in storage. Prints are consistently crisp and clean and produced quickly.

Even though often priced higher than other printers, you will find that this printer is worth the extra money. It has a large enough capacity to serve all of the computers in the largest of work groups. It produces prints at a lower cost and gives great prints. The machine has proved itself durable and should last for several years. In office environments it will be important to keep HP Color LaserJet 5550n toner on hand. Toner cartridges need to be replaced from time to time. When looking for HP toner, you can always find the best deals online.

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