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HP Color LaserJet 5550dn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of HP Color LaserJet 5550dn. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability. There are some negative comments about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet 5550dn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Color LaserJet 5550dn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Color LaserJet 5550dn from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Color LaserJet 5550dn - Printer - colour - duplex - laser - A3, Ledger - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 28 ppm (mono) / up to 28 ppm (colour) - capacityHP Color LaserJet 5550dn - Printer - colour - duplex - laser - A3, Ledger - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 28 ppm (mono) / up to 28 ppm (colour) - capacity

Nov, 2017

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Color LaserJet 5550dn

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Color LaserJet 5550dn from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Rob Henry, Macworld.co.uk (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP LaserJet 5550DN review

 

HP has a long history of producing workgroup laser printers, so we were looking forward to assessing the HP LaserJet 5550DN. Like most HP laser printers the 5550DN can be added to in a modular fashion after purchase, so if your needs change you can add...

The HP LaserJet 5550DN is a decent, fair-priced printer with plenty of upgrade options, but the memory as supplied in the base unit insufficient to handle some jobs, and its LCD status panel is not very informative.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Henry, (techworld.com)

HP LaserJet 5550DN review

 

The HP LaserJet 5550DN is a decent, fair-priced printer with plenty of upgrade options.

The HP LaserJet 5550DN is a decent, fair-priced printer with plenty of upgrade options, but the memory as supplied in the base unit insufficient to handle some jobs, and its LCD status panel is not very informative.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Henry (macworld.co.uk)

HP LaserJet 5550DN

 

Macworld takes a look at six of the best A3 colour laser printers. Discover which one offers the best quality for your cash.

Easy network setup using Bonjour, works with both Classic and Mac OS X, plenty of upgrade options

Memory as supplied in base unit insufficient to handle some jobs, LCD status panel not very informative

However, the big shock came with our next test: uniquely among our batch of test printers, the HP balked at our PDF image file. In three attempts, at both A3 and A4, all we could elicit from the printer was the message that there was 'insufficient...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Steve Baxter (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Well built, but goes through an imaging unit faster than a set of toner! It does take a while for the first page to come out too. Hopefully replacing this one soon!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Olivia3009 (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Prints rapidly and correctly. No problems with paper jams yet. Runs smoothly on our network.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Steve-UNLV-IT (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Absolutely Fantastic. When trying to print color printouts with Windows 7 you must use the Postscript (v5.4) Version of the universal print driver though.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: ITCowboy (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Nice Printers. We purchased one of these new, and now it turns out to be the most economical color printer we have, and also the one with the best quality. HP has simplified the paper path making these printers easy to clean and maintain.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Edward Elric (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

No complaints at all with this printer, it's such a solid worker. We got two of these printers second hand and both had done over 70,000 prints each and they're still performing flawlessly. Love them

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Nicholas England (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Purchased 2 of these for heavy duty printing. Work brilliantly, very impressed by the toner usage/cost.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: hsc5775 (cdw.com)

HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Printer

 

Guter Drucker für Privat bzw. Kleine und Mittelständige Unternehmen zu teuer

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Add high-speed, wide-format color laser printing to your office workgroup with the affordable HP color LaserJet 5500/5550 series printers. Easy-to-use and flexible to fit any office, these printers create high-quality color documents as quickly as black-and-white. Designed for simplicity, this printer series is as easy-to-use and maintain as any HP LaserJet monochrome printer, and can be upgraded for robust networking and increased media flexibility.

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: / No
Energy Star certified: / Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.7in
Height:25.2in
Weight:114.2lbs
Width:22.7in

Energy Management

Power consumption (off): / 0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):28
Power consumption (standby):93

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Country Kits:Denmark/Germany/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/English/German
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5550dn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):500
Maximum input capacity: / 2100
Standard input capacity:600

Memory

Internal memory:160
Maximum internal memory:512 / 544
Maximum memory: / 512 / 544
Memory slots: / 2

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4): / Via HP Jetdirect print servers: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, Apple Rendezvous compatible, DLC/LLC, Auto-IP, IP Direct Mode, NDS, Bindery, NCP, NDPS, iPrint, Telnet, SLP, IGMP, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, SNMP v 1 and v 2c, HTTP; may require software from the NOS vendor or third-party vendor: LPD, FTP Printing, IPP
Type:Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 70
Operating relative humidity range: / 10 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 27
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: / 6.6 B(A), printing A4 monochrome from standard tray at full engine speed
Acoustic pressure emissions:
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan): / 49 dB(A)
Additional paper trays:500-sheet input tray 4 and feeder
Color printing technology:HP ImageREt 3600
Compatible operating systems: / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, Windows Vista Ready, Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit); Mac OS 9 / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP,Vista,Server 2003 (32/64 bit); Mac OS 9
Control panel: / LCD control panel display with 4 lines of text and capable of showing graphic animations; 3 LED status lights; Cancel job, Pause/Resume, Help (appears as a question mark), Select (appears as a checkmark), Up arrow, Down arrow, Back arrow buttons
Custom media sizes: / Tray 1: 76 x 127 to 306 x 470 mm; automatic two-sided printing, Tray 2, 3, 4, 5: 148 x 210 to 297 x 431.8 mm\nTray 1: 3 x 5 to 12.05 x 18.5 in; automatic two-sided printing, Trays 2, 3, 4, 5: 5.8 x 8.3 to 11.7 x 17 in
Downloadable software: / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP (32-bit and 64-bit drivers), Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit drivers); Apple Macintosh OS 9 and later, Mac OS X v.10.1 and later
Driver updates: / OS/2, UNIX, Linux; basic printing support for DOS; current drivers and software are available from the Internet at /support/clj5550
Duplex binding:Y
Duplex print options: / Automatic (standard)
Duplex supported media size:A3, A4, A5, B4-JIS, B5-JIS
Duplex supported media types and capacity:Manual duplex: 60 to 200 g/m2; Automatic duplex: 60 to 120 g/m2 (standard with HP Color LaserJet 5550dn/dtn/hdn)
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Electromagnetic compatibility: / CISPR 22: 1997/EN 55022: 1998 Class B, EN 61000-3-2:2000, EN 61000-3-3: 1995, EN 55024: 1998, FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B/ICES-003, Issue 4/GB9254-1998, GB17625.1-2003, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and carries the CE-Marking accordingly
Envelope feeder: / N
First page out (black&white, A4, ready): / As fast as 16
First page out (black&white, letter, cold start): / As fast as 120
First page out (black&white, letter, ready): / As fast as 16
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep): / As fast as 41 (5 hours)
First page out (black&white, letter, warm power on): / As fast as 60
First page out (color, A4, ready): / As fast as 16
First page out (color, letter, cold start): / As fast as 120
First page out (color, letter, ready): / As fast as 16
First page out (color, letter, sleep): / As fast as 41 (5 hours)
I/O ports:1 USB, 1 parallel, 2 EIO, 1 Ethernet, 1 Jetlink
Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum paper trays: / 5
Media handling: / Sheetfed
Media size (tray 2): / A4, A3, A5, B4-JIS, B5-JIS
Media size (tray 3): / A4, A3, A5, B4-JIS, B5-JIS
Media sizes supported (imperial): / Letter, legal, statement, executive, 11 x 17 in, ledger, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch)
Media type and capacity (tray 2):sheets: 500
Media type and capacity (tray 3):sheets: 500
Media type and capacity, tray 2:sheets: 500
Media type and capacity, tray 3:sheets: 500
Media weight (tray 2):Up to 120 g/m²
Media weight (tray 3):Up to 120 g/m²
Media weights by paper path: / Tray 1: up to 200 g/m²; Tray 2, 3, 4, 5: up to 120 g/m²
Memory technology:Memory Enhancement technology (MEt)
Memory upgrade: / 0.544
Minimum system requirements:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / Mac OS X v10.2.8, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6; 4 MB RAM; 160 MB available hard disk space; USB port or AppleTalk, Bonjour connectivity solution
Networking features: / HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet embedded print server\nYes, via HP Jetdirect internal Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b wireless
Operating altitude (imperial): / 10000 ft
Optional Printer Languages: None
Package dimensions (W x D x H):39.2 x 30.2 x 32.4
Package weight:187 lb
Package weight (imperial):187 lb
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):39.8 x 30.7 x 32.4
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):39.8 x 30.7 x 32.4
Pallet weight:208.9
Pallet weight (imperial):208.9
Paper handling:100-sheet multipurpose tray 1, 500-sheet input tray 2, optional 500-sheet input trays 3/4, 250-sheet output bin
Paper handling optional/input:500-sheet input trays (3), printer stand
Paper handling standard/input:100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input Tray 2, automatic two-sided printing
Paper handling standard/output: / 250-sheet face-down output bin
Power consumption (active):623 / 632
Power Requirements: / 100 - 240 VAC (- 10/+ 6%), 50/60 Hz (+/-2 Hz) / 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type: / 110~220V
Print margin bottom (A3):0.197
Print margin bottom (A4): / 0.197
Print margin left (A3):0.197
Print margin left (A4): / 0.197
Print margin right (A3):0.197
Print margin right (A4): / 0.197
Print margin top (A3):0.197
Print margin top (A4): / 0.197
Print quality (black, best quality): / 600 x 600
Print quality (black, draft quality): / 600
Print quality (black, normal quality):600
Print quality (color, best quality): / 600
Print quality (color, draft quality):600 x 600
Print quality (color, draft uality): / 600 x 600
Print speed (black, best quality, A3): / 14
Print speed (black, best quality, A4): / 28
Print speed (black, best quality, letter): / < 27
Print speed (color, best quality, A3): / 14
Print speed (color, best quality, A4): / 28
Print speed (color, best quality, letter): / < 27
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4, transparency): / 5.5
Print speed (grayscale, normal quality, A4 transparency): / < 9.4
Print technology resolution:
Printer management: / HP Web Jetadmin, HP Embedded Web Server, HP eToolbox
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):22.7
Quantity per pallet: / 1
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended media weight:Tray 1: 60 to 200; Tray 2, 3, 4, 5: 60 to 120
Recommended media weight (duplex, imperial):16 to 32 lb
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 25
Safety:
Security management: / Management security: SNMP v 3, SSL/TLS (HTTPS), 802.1x authentication; wireless network security: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WEP encryption (40/64- and 128-bit), 802.1x authentication (EAP-PEAP, LEAP, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, EAP-MD5) with RADIUS servers
Security management description:Management security: SNMP v 3, SSL/TLS (HTTPS), 802.1x authentication; wireless network security: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WEP encryption (40/64- and 128-bit), 802.1x authentication (EAP-PEAP, LEAP, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, EAP-MD5) with RADIUS servers
Size:22.7
Standard input trays:2
Standard media sizes: / A3, A4, A5, A6, B4 (JIS), B5, B5 (JIS), B6, C5, DL, double postcard (JIS), Executive (JIS), RA3
Standard media sizes (duplex, imperial):Letter, legal, executive, 11 x 17, ledger, executive
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):A3, A4, A5, B4-JIS, B5-JIS
Standard output capacity for envelopes: / 40
Standard output capacity for transparancies: / 250
Standard output capacity for transparencies:250
Supported media weight(s):
Typefaces: / 80 internal TrueType fonts scalable in HP PCL, 92 internal scalable fonts in HP Postscript Level 3 emulation (Euro symbol built-in); additional font solutions available via third-party flash memory cards
Upgrade type:Color tables, formatter firmware, software drivers, 500-sheet input trays (1, 2, or 3), hard disk, printer stand, memory
Weight:114 lb
Weight (imperial):114 lb
Wireless option type: / Optional, enabled with purchase of a hardware accessory

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 250
Standard output capacity: / 250

Packaging Content

Bundled software: / Print drivers and installation software on CD-ROM: HP PCL 6, HP PostScript Level 3 emulation (32-bit drivers only), HP PCL 5c (provided on add printer install)
Drivers included:

Paper Handling

Duplex media weight:60 to 120 g/m2
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Maximum print area:
Media size (tray 1): / Letter, letter-R, legal, executive, tabloid (11 x 17 in), ledger, 16K, 8K, A3, A4, A4-R, A5, envelope (No. 10, DL, C5, B5, Monarch), B4-JIS, B5-JIS, executive-JIS, double postcard-JIS, 12 x 18 in, 8.5 x 13 in, A6, B6, RA3, statement, 76.2 x 98 to 306 x 470 mm
Media types supported: / Paper (extra heavy, glossy, heavy, heavy glossy, high gloss images, intermediate, light, plain, recycle, tough), envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 200 g/m²
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies

Performance

Built-in processor: / MIPS RISC / Yes
Processor:MIPS RISC
Processor frequency: / 533
Processor model:MIPS RISC

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:

Power

Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):28
Power consumption (standby):93

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle: / 120000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Print technology: / Laser
Printing colors:
Standard printer languages:

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB / Parallel/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PDF 1.3 / PostScript 3/PDF 1.3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in) / Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in)/Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):27ppm/28ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):27ppm/28ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Heavy-weight glossy paper / Heavy-weight paper / High-gloss paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/High-gloss paper / Recycled paper / Heavy-weight glossy paper / Cards / Heavy-weight paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):100,000 pages and more
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):28
Print speed (black, normal quality, A3):14
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 27 / 28
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):28
Print speed (color, normal quality, A3):14
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 28 / 28, 27
Time to first page (black, normal):16
Warm-up time: / 120

RAM

Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:512MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Citrix Presentation Server / HP-UX 11.0 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Novell NetWare 5.x / Novell NetWare 6.x / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / SunSoft Solaris 2.6 / SunSoft Solaris 7 / SunSoft Solaris 8 / SuSE Linux 8.1/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / HP-UX 11.0 / IBM OS/2 / Linux / Microsoft Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Novell NetWare 5.1 / Novell NetWare 6 / Novell NetWare 6.5 / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / SunSoft Solaris 2.6 / SunSoft Solaris 7 / SunSoft Solaris 8 / SuSE Linux 8.1 / UNIX/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux 8.0 / SuSE Linux 8.1 / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later /

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):22.7 x 27.7 x 25.2
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):22.7 x 61 x 25.2
Package dimensions (WxDxH):39.2 x 30.2 x 32.4
Package weight:187.4 / 2998.3
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):39.8 x 30.7 x 32.4
Pallet weight:209.4
Weight:114.2 / 132.3 / 1827.2