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HP LaserJet CM3530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of HP LaserJet CM3530. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and multifunction. The noise and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, noise, multifunction, print quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP LaserJet CM3530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP LaserJet CM3530 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on There are some negative reviews about the reliability.


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This summary is based on the products: HP Color Laserjet CM3530FS Mfp PRINTER-220V,BUT Not From IbcHP Color Laserjet CM3530FS Mfp PRINTER-220V,BUT Not From Ibc

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : John Breeden II (

HP Color LaserJet CM3530


Hewlett-Packard's Color LaserJet CM3530 is an extremely speedy multi-function printer in the midprice range. Graphically, it's the best printer in our roundup.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

HP Colour LaserJet CM3530fs


Decent print quality, some design flaws.

ImageRET3600 half-toning quality, touch-panel controls, integrated Gigabit print server, comprehensive remote administration

Inadequate paper input capacity, touch controls can be unresponsive, direct configuration is awkward

The CM3530fs is a decent candidate for small to medium offices, offering good remote administration options and an integrated print server.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : The Age (

Expert Review


WHILE laptops and smartphones are the flashier side of business technology, printers are the white Oxford shirt - an essential that should never be overlooked.

Apr, 2009

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HP Color LaserJet CM3530fs Multifunction Printer


This HP3530fs all in one is worth it. I did a lot of research and am very happy with my selection. I kept going back to the 3530. The price was hard for me to justify but I am so glad I did not settle on something else. I wanted all the features this...

Nov, 2011

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110-Volt Fuser Kit for HP Color LaserJet CP3520 or CM3530 MFP Series Printer


Stuck with this printer, website says windows 7 (does not specify version) but once out of the box it does not support windows 7 x 64 for anything but printing, local agent (Saudi) will not give a refund says it is HP problem, thousand of $ wasted.

Jan, 2011

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HP Color LaserJet CM3530fs Multifunction Printer


I love this printer. The overall setup was not too bad. The only two reasons why I did not rate this 5 stars across the board is that I have had recurring issues with the scanning function. I often get an error message that the network folder is...

Oct, 2009

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HP Color LaserJet CM3530fs Multifunction Printer


its amazing good printing fast printing the quality is the best

May, 2009

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HP LaserJet CM3530FS Multifunction Printer


Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast, Quiet, Sharp Detail


Apr, 2011

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Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast, Quiet, Sharp Detail


Apr, 2011

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Love my printer


I had Xerox Phaser 8560MFPD, Stop working with RAM error afer two years to date, Will not buy Xerox again, All my Computer/Printer are now HP products, Just got this HP LaserJet CM3530FS, [...], I will buy from again.


Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Reduce the direct and indirect costs of enterprise imaging and printing with the HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP series. This device sits on a desktop, yet has all the features of a high-performance color MFP - with print, copy, scan, digital send, and fax capabilities. Enhance work team productivity with black-and-white and color print speeds up to 31 pages per minute (ppm). Time to completion of a typical office print job can be up to 40 percent faster with Instant-on technology. Count on reliable, consistent, high-gloss, high-quality printing with HP ImageREt 3600 and improved HP ColorSphere toner. Meet your specific business needs with support for a range of paper sizes and types, including glossy and heavy paper. Save time while providing greater value to users and your business. Easily control who can print in color and how much with HP's Color Access Control technology. Auto Color Sensing detects whether a document is color or mono and adjusts settings accordingly. Cut paper consumption with standard automatic two-sided printing and copying.


Electromagnetic compatibility:CISPR 22: 2005/EN 55022: 2006 Class A, EN 61000-3-2: 2000+A2, EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1, EN 55024:1998+A1+A2, FCC
Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):30
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):30
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):30
Copy speed (colour, draft quality, A4):30
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):31
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):31
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:31ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:31ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum copy speed (black, A4):30
Maximum copy speed (color, A4):30
Maximum number of copies:999
Time to first copy (letter):< 11 s

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:8.1
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:850sheets
Standard Media Capacity:350sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.84
Power consumption (PowerSave):72.2
Power consumption (standby):87.4
Power consumption (typical):652

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto-redialing: Yes
Distinctive ring: No
Fax broadcasting:100
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax speed (A4):33.6
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Country Kits:United States
Model:CM3530fs MFP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:850
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:3
Paper input type:Sheetfed
Standard input capacity:350


Max Supported Memory:1GB
Standard Memory:512MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IPv4/IPv6 (Apple Bonjour Compatible -Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Port 9100, LPD, IPP, Secure-IPP, WS Discovery, IPSec/Firewall), IPv6 (DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6), IPv4 (Auto-IP, SLP, TFTP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print), other (IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, iPrint)
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):75000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 70
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 27
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):7.0
Acoustic power emissions (ready):4.8 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions:55
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):53 dB(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):34 dB(A)
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Digital sender, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Color faxing:
Color scanning: / Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home, XP Professional, Server 2003, Server 2008; Windows Vista; Mac OS X v10.3, v10.4, v10.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):20.3 x 20.4 x 22.1 / 21.4 x 20.4 x 22.1
Duplex binding:Y
Duplex supported media size:A4, A5, B5 (JIS), 16K
Fax phone TAM interface supported:N
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):11.3
First page out (black&white, duplex, letter, ready):18.5
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):10.9
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep):16.5
First page out (color, A4, ready):12.5
First page out (color, letter, cold start):255
First page out (color, letter, ready):12.2
First page out (color, letter, sleep):17.1
First page out (color, letter, warm power on):250
I/O ports:1 FIH, 1 EIO
Maximum input capacity (prioridad de alimentación):100
Maximum input capacity (priority feed):100
Maximum internal memory:1
Maximum scan area:8.5
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 14
Maximum scan area (ADF) (imperial):8.5 x 14
Maximum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):8.5 x 14
Media size (tray 2):A4, A5, B5 (JIS), 16K; letter, executive; 148 x 210 mm - 216 x 297 mm
Minimum scan area:5.8 x 8.3
Minimum scan area (ADF):5.83 x 8.27
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):5.82 x 8.26 / 5.83 x 8.27
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v10.3, v10.4, v10.5; PowerPC G3, G4, G5 / Intel Core; 256 MB RAM; 160 MB
Multi feed detection: No
Network ready: Yes
Package dimensions (W x D x H):28 x 24.8 x 28.6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):32 x 26 x 34.4
Package weight:117.4
Package weight (imperial):117.4
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):50.8 x 31.5 x 91.5
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):50.8 x 31.5 x 91.5
Print quality (black, best quality):1200 x 600
Print quality (black, normal quality):600
Print quality (color, best quality):1200
Quantity per pallet:6
Safety:IEC60950-1, EN60950-1, IEC60825-1, EN60825-1
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, TIFF
Security management:SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, 802.1X (EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall
Security management description:SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, 802.1X (EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall
Standard input trays:2
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):A4, A5, B5 (JIS), 16K
Standard output capacity for transparancies:15
Standard output capacity for transparencies:15
SureSupply supported:Y
Weight (imperial):105
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Pallet weight:709.9

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250
Standard output capacity for envelopes:10

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:C5, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:3
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:105 - 220
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper / Card stock, Envelopes, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 216

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX/1000 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:Y
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing:
Faxing:Mono faxing / N
Maximum duty cycle:75000
Optional features: / Fax
Optional functions:Fax
Print technology:Laser
Printer management:HP Web Jetadmin; HP Easy Printer Care
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:515
Recommended duty cycle:6000
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Optional connectivity:
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):652
Power consumption (off):0.84
Power consumption (PowerSave):72.2
Power consumption (standby):87.4


Max Printing Speed B/W:31ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):31ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Print quality (color, normal quality):1200 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):1200 x 600
Print speed (black, best quality, A4):30
Print speed (black, best quality, letter):< 31
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, best quality, A4):30
Print speed (color, best quality, letter):< 31
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30, 31
Standard printer languages:PCL 5, PCL 6, PostScript 3 / PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):10.9 / 11.3
Time to first page (color, normal):12.2 / 12.5


Gray scale levels:256
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Minimum scan size:14.8 x 21 cm
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan speed (black):30
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Yes
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008
SureSupply software driver:N
Windows operating systems supported:Fujifilm S1, S2, S3 Pro; Kodak DCS 100, DCS 200, DCS 420, DCS 460, DCS 410, DCS 315, DCS 330, DCS 620, DCS 660, DCS 720x, DCS 760, DCS 76 / Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (quiet mode):6.8
Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:512
Internal storage capacity:80
Maximum internal memory:1024
Maximum memory:1024
Memory slots: / 1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / CD-ROM drive, USB 1.1, USB 2.0

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:2229.3 / 2257.5
Weight:1679 / 1707.3