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When HP introduced the LaserJet M1005 in 2007, they added just about everything any small home business will ever need in a 3-in-1. A combination monochrome laser printer, scanner, and copier machine, the USB 2.0 multi-function prints at 1200 x 1200 dpi, at 15 ppm. Scanning and copying is done easily on the 8½” x 14” glass platen.
The lightweight 18½-pound M1005 has a footprint of 17.2” x 14.3”. Instead of using an Automatic Document Feeder, originals are placed directly on the M1005’s 8½” x 11” glass platen.
Although a USB connection is required to run the printer, the control panel allows for the LaserJet M1005 to also function as a walk-up standalone machine for the other features. Scanning and copying controls to be performed without the need for a computer interface.
The LaserJet M1005 can hold up to 150 sheets of letter-sized from 16 to 43 pound bond. Above the 150-sheet paper tray is what HP calls a 10-sheet “priority input slot” for envelopes and transparencies up to 80 pound paper weight. It called “priority” because any media placed in the slot will immediately be used for the next print job, eliminating the “manual start print control” normally required when using multipurpose trays.
As a printer, the M1005 connects directly to your Mac or PC through a USB 2.0 interface. The native 600 x 600 dpi resolution can be digitally enhanced to achieve a maximum resolution of 1200 dpi at speeds up to 15 pages per minute.
While prints and copies are in B & W, the M1005 can scan in straight black-and-white, 256 grayscale or in 24-bit color. The optical resolution is 600 dpi, and the included software can enhance it to a much higher resolutions. The scanning feature has software support for TWAIN, STI, and Microsoft’s WIA protocols.
The LaserJet M1005 can make up to 99 copies at the rate of 18 monochrome pages per minute. Copy magnification ranges from 25% to 400%. Copy exposures can be set either manually, automatic adjustment of contrast, text or photo modes.
HP equipped the M1005 with just 8MB of memory--sufficient for basic print jobs that aren’t’ resource-intensive. There is no expansion for additional memory. Practically silent in Standby, the LaserJet produces 49dB during power, wakeup, and printing.
HP Director, the main software for Hewlett-Packard’s all-in-one and scanner models is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. In addition to having the required printing software, HP Director allows print, copy, and scanning functions to be performed via computer.
The M1055 is not one of the fastest of laser printers. At 14 ppm, many current inkjet and color laser multifunctions are much faster.
The glass platen is only large enough to copy or scan Letter or A4 sizes. The M1005 is not suitable for Legal-size originals; however it can print on 11” x 14” paper.
HP does not offer PCL or PostScript print emulation with this model. Instead, the M1005 relies on emulation from the host computer itself. For most printing, users won’t notice any difference in performance and considering the low resolutions of this all-in-one it’s unlikely any high-end Adobe graphics will be sent to this multi-function anyway.
Finally, while marketed for the small business or home office, the capacity of the paper tray needs to be increased to at least 250 sheets instead of the current 150.
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