HP Color LaserJet 3000 Review
The HP Color LaserJet 3000 is a device designed for small work-groups of up to 10 individuals. This printer can be incorporated and managed in IT environments. It uses monochrome laser to print swiftly and reliably. The LaserJet printer series are roughly 16.3-inches wide, 20.1-inches deep, and 16-inches tall with a weight of approximately 59 pounds.
The HP Color LaserJet 3000 has adequate print-speeds of up to 29 pages per minute for Black-based A4 documents and 15 pages per minute for Color-based A4 documents. While the configurations of the printer, software, driver, and document complexity play leading roles in the rate of prints, the average speed is quite satisfactory for smallish-medium sized organizations. At the printer's best mode, it dishes out prints at 600 x 600 dots per inch for both, Black & White and Color documents.
The duty cycle of the printer is boasted to be up to 60,000 pages per month. Duty cycle refers to the maximum number of pages the printer can print per month. While the printer can print 60,000 pages per month, it does not mean users should push it that limit. The recommended monthly volume is around 1,500-5,000 pages per month.
IT productivity and work-team environments can increase their productivity with the HP JetDirect Ethernet print server. The print server is embedded, so it does not have to be an optional purchase. It delivers a broad-range of compatibility, with high-performance and added security features to ensure exceptional management of devices. One of the greatest aspects of laser printers is its flexibility in management. The HP Color LaserJet 3000 allows administrators to keep printing costs capped with the color access distribution. The printer can be set to respond to specified users and restrict others from using or wasting resources.
The 533 MHz and the 256 Mega Bytes of RAM (upgradeable to 512 MB) makes printing complex documents a breeze. While the processor and RAM capacity contributes to swift print jobs, it increase business up-time and print job application. It makes sense adding the flexible paper handling features like an optional 500-sheet capable tray for input. HP boasts that the 500-sheet tray is capable of storing up to 850-sheets; minimizing user interaction. Businesses can conserve their paper resources with the automatic-duplex feature, which allows businesses to print 2-sided documents.
A wide-range of paper types and sizes are compatible with the printer; user-defined, cardstock, envelopes, labels, transparencies, and paper (rough, color, recycled, bond, prepunched, letterhead, preprinted, plain). The multipurpose tray takes sizes like 3 x 5" to 8.5 x 14"; envelopes, statements, executive, legal, and letter. The unit for automatic 2-sided printing, optional 500-sheet tray for input, and 250-sheet tray for input can accept sizes from 5.8 x 8.3" to 8.5 x 14"; executive, legal, and letter types.
Capabilities of the printer can be enhanced with a Hi-Speed USB port that enable faster networking with the gigabit networking and an open EIO slot. The gigabit networking enables wireless networking at high-performance levels. A capable, hard disk is available, as well. Business needs can be met with the printer, its supplies, and accessories that will produce professional communications simply.
There is not many disadvantages to using the HP Color LaserJet 3000. If one would nit-pick, the printer is not capable of meeting the bar in high-quality marketing graphics for businesses focused on media. Its resolution is 600 x 600, and it could be better. Other than the mentioned cons, this printer is well-rounded with decent features and significant reliability in busy work environments. It is safe to say that one gets what he pays for with this printer.