HP Color LaserJet 4610n Review
Hewlett & Packard presents the HP Color LaserJet 4610, an affordable printer that is easy-to-use and flexible in its features. With its intuitive operation-ability, users can print without a hassle with the all-too-familiar print software. As a significant advance from the HP Color LaserJet 4550hdn, this printer is packed with faster, lighter, and stronger features. The printer weighs approximately 81 pounds. It stands 22.3-inches tall, 20-inches deep, and 18.9-inches wide. This printer can sit atop a strong table or desktop. This is a veritable add-on for any business environment involved deeply in the handling of documents and basic marketing materials.
HP strives at efficiently creating effective, and quality printers with each new model. This model is significantly low-cost; the initial purchase and operating costs. The printer presents enhanced uptime with less maintenance than its predecessors. The display offers timely information on the printer and its print jobs. It has a generous duty cycle of 85000 pages per month. It is abundantly considerate of HP to ensure there is no trade-off between 'Color' and 'Mono' print speeds.
HP boasts a quick power cycle that enables fast calibration. It lets users start printing right away at 22 pages per minute. The printer can print a first-page of the day at less than 15 seconds. It processes large files with a robust processor of 533 Mega Hertz and 160 Mega Bytes of memory. This is respectable for complex documents and graphics. This printer operates on HP ImageREt 3600 technologies that will work to provide users with superior image augmentation. The resolution of prints is 600 x 600 dots per inch. Businesses can create quality documents and professional marketing collateral with confidence. HP claims that the system makes automated adjustments for color consistency.
With the classic-paper path, one-access supply system, 4-color system, the interaction with the printer are infrequent and unpretentious. the graphic control panel has a maximum display of four lines of text with some animation. HP asserts that it simplifies troubleshooting and configuration. HP's popular software is renowned, and it ensures that print jobs are accurate and timely.
The printer's standard languages are 'Native PDF printing', 'PostScript Level 3 Emulation', web downloadable 'PCL 5c', and HP PCL 6. It has 80 internal TrueType fonts that are scalable form the PostScript emulation and PCL. Users can get additional font solutions via DIMMs. Mac OS 8.6 and later, Server 2003, XP 64-bit, and Windows 2000 are common network operating systems that are compatible with the printer. It follows network protocols like 'Apple Rendezvous', 'Auto-IP', 'EtherTalk', 'IPX/SPX Direct Mode', and TCP/IP.
The printer is Energy Star compliant at an 'Active' rate of 560 watts and 'Standby' rate of 38-40 watts. The 'Standby' mode watt consumption is not too shabby, considering that there are printers that operate on 100 watts or more on 'Standby' mode. Its operational consumption of watts is respectable and should not hurt a business's bottom-line. The connectivity interface is made up of an HP JetDirect 175x Fast Ethernet external server, USB 1.1 port, and a Bidirectional IEEE-1284-C parallel port.
The 'Input' paper tray is made up of a multipurpose 100-sheet tray and a 500-sheet tray. The 'Output' is a 250-sheet tray that dishes out prints in a face-down manner. This saves significant time and human resources because the user does not have to flip pages to get them in sequential order. The maximum size the multipurpose tray can take is 3 x 5-inches to 8.5 x 14-inches; 'Envelopes', 'Executive', 'Legal', and 'Letter'. Maximum sizes tray 2 can take is 7.2 x 8.2-inches to 8.5 x 14-inches; 'Executive', 'Legal', 'Paper' (Recycled/Glossy/Plain), and 'Letter'. The multipurpose tray can utilize a variety of media like 'Transparencies', 'Envelopes', 'Labels', 'Cardstock', and 'Paper'.
What's in the box? The printer, CD-ROM (software/User Guide), Getting Started Guide, starter cartridges, JetDirect 175x server, 500-sheet tray, and a 100-sheet tray for multipurpose. HP backs this product with their standard one-year HP warranty; it covers limited hardware components, on-site, and the next-day. HP offers substantial support online and over the phone, all the time. The HP Care Pack has three different warranty plans for individuals to purchase.
The printer might be a little noisy at an 'Active' acoustic of 51 decibels. Drivers for this printer are best used with 32-bit operating systems. There is no installer or toolbox support for 64-bit operating systems. HP emphasizes that all operating systems and protocol combinations are not supported. HP has more information on supportable combinations of operating systems. The memory is not upgradeable. The 4610 does not facilitate automatic duplex printing. It does not make much sense to give the printer a maximum duty cycle of 85000 pages per month but not include automatic duplex printing. The printer is not Wi-Fi capable. It may be possible through secondary hardware components. Its functionality is limited to 'printing-only'; no fax, scan, or copy.