HP Color LaserJet CP2025x Review
The HP Color Laserjet CP2025x is a laser jet printer that is useful for small business, restaurant, and advertising needs. This printer can be used for flyer printing, printing business presentations, restaurant menu's as well as printing art work. The CP2025x may be a larger printer however, it can print at a much higher quality compared to most smaller printers.
Despite its large size the CP2025x is a mere 50 pounds with dimensions of 405 x 454 x 322 mm. This makes it easy to store on any shelf, desk, or table and makes it easy to place in any office.
The CP2025x has a print speed up to 20 ppm for black and white prints and a print speed up 20 ppm for color prints. You can the first page of a printing job to be finished in about 17 seconds.
The best print quality that can be achieved for black and white is 600 X 600 DPI as well 600 X 600 DPI quality for color prints. The excellent quality of the prints is achieved using HP's advanced In-line color laser printing engineering. For the toner the printer uses HP Color Sphere toner technology to achieve outstanding prints. The laser prints have the ability to print up to 40,000 pages per month! However it is highly recommended by HP that only 750 to 2000 pages be printed a month.
The standard version of the CP2025x can hold up to 128 MB of built in memory for saving past printing jobs. A maximum version of the CP2025x can hold as much as 384 MB of memory! Besides just having a large amount of memory the printer has a high processing speed of 540 MHz. The printer uses the standard printer languages of HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP Postscript level 3 technique.
The printer includes two standard paper trays, one of which is a 50 sheet multi-purpose tray. The input tray of the printer is a 250 sheet tray, so the printer can go through a lot of printers before it needs more paper. The output tray holds 150 sheets, so a printing job of up to 150 pages can be done.
A variety of different media sizes can be used with the CP2025x which includes all the most usual paper size and cuts. Several different media types can be used with the CP2025x to achieve excellent prints, this includes, paper such as brochure, colored, bond, glossy, letterhead, photo, and of course plain. Also transparencies, labels, and envelopes are media types that are supported as well.
For connectivity a high speed USB port is used. Both Windows and Mac operating systems are supporting so any type of computer can be used.
For small business owners the CP2025x comes with HP's In-House Marketing Starter kit which includes several different template designs that can be used for flyers, promotions restaurant menus and even medical templates as well!
The Printer also uses UP's Instant On Fuser Technology which is made to save energy. The Instant On Fuser technology saves over 50% more energy compared to traditional fuser technology. Even when energy saving mode is active on the printer, the prints are still fast.
Despite the CP2025x being a laser printer, the price is overall affordable for most small business owners. The average price will vary from as low as $700 and to as much as $750 depending on the retailer.
Even though the printer only weighs around 50 pounds, it's still fairly heavy compared to most ink jet printers. The dimensions of the printer are bigger than most ink jet printers as well, making it a little hard to find space to put it.
Since the CP2025x is a laser printer, it is overall more costly than an ink jet printer. Both in terms of the unit itself and in replacement ink, and parts. Even though the printer is a more affordable laser printer, small business owners on a shoestring budget may be more interested in an ink jet printer to help save money.