LaserJet P4015N Review
Are you looking for a printer for a fast and high volume quality printing job regardless of size and design?
The LaserJet P4015N may be the one you’re looking for. Its box-like design is not meant to standout in terms of beauty and elegance, but it can certainly deliver the kind of performance you want from a monochromatic or single color printer.
It’s the most basic design in the LaserJet P4015 line and has the lowest price. Performance-wise, however, it’s just the same as the others, except for a few accessories here and there.
Although it isn’t exactly the design that you want for your office, the P4015N can deliver what it’s envisioned to do and meet your need for high volume printing. Like its more expensive “cousins” in the P4015 line, the P4015N contains security features that ensure that only authorized personnel can access it.
Aside from its basic function of printing, the P4015N has several job storage functions that enable users to easily reprint documents from the memory of the printer without reopening a computer. This function allows you to create and use passwords to ensure that only authorized users can access your file.
The LaserJet P4015N’s big body design needs a sturdy desk to hold it, but it manages to put its big size to good use as well. While it’s normally easy for laser jet printers to hold up to 500 sheets of input paper, the output tray poses some problems for most other laser jet printers. This is not a problem for the LaserJet P4015N, which can hold up to 500 sheets in its output tray, allowing its user to do something else while printing.
Another significant advantage of the LaserJet P4015N is its relatively inexpensive ink toner, which can cost an average of only 1.8 cents or 0.018 USD. Ink cost can still be considerably reduced by using different quality settings for printing – a 600 dpi draft mode and three 1200 dpi modes.
You can set these printing modes according to your need to impress a particular client. A text document printed at 1200dpi or 180 lines per inch (lpi) is, of course, your best option if you want to impress, but more dots and lines in printing mean more ink and, therefore, more expense.
For most users, LaserJet P4015N’s biggest setback is not its oversized casing and too-simple-for-comfort design, but the absence of the automatic duplex function available in the other models. That’s for users who require printers to run two sides at the same time. But if you’re not that type of user, then this should not be an issue.
Another issue some people have with LaserJet P4015N is the absence of cables in the package. No need to agonize over this because the other models in this line of printers don’t carry the same accessories.
Moreover, it has no wireless option for networking, although it can connect locally through USB 2.0 through its Ethernet port. Regrettably, you need to purchase the cables on your own, although they’re relatively inexpensive.