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Hewlett Color LaserJet CM1312nfi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views about the control panel and build quality are different. There are some negative comments about the noise and paper handling.

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

paper handling, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Hewlett Color LaserJet CM1312nfi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP


Automatic document feeder ; 10/100 Ethernet ; Superior text and fine line printing

No automatic duplexing ; Photographic copies a touch green

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi


HP's Color LaserJet CM1312nfi is a multifunction device that can print, scan, copy, and fax documents. Priced around $500...

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP


Ever wish for a color laser all-in-one (AIO) that will fit into your small office or home office and give you all of the features you need at a price you can justify spending? The HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP ($499.99 direct) may be just what you've...

Small size. High-quality output. Standalone fax and copier. Scans and faxes over network

Low paper capacity. Relatively slow for a color laser

The HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP is notable for its combination of low price, high quality output, and full set of functions.


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Review: HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi multifunction device


If you're looking for an inexpensive color laser multifunction device for your small-to-medium workgroup, the Color LaserJet CM1312nfi is worth a look. It offers printing, scanning, copying, and faxing, with an automatic document feeder and built-in...

The CM1312nfi has a compact design that doesn’t take up a lot of space, but it does weigh a hefty 54.5 pounds, so it needs to be installed in a sturdy place. The device also features a 150-sheet paper tray and a 20-page automatic document feeder-handy...

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP


The HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP is a Swiss Army unit that can handle any home or small-business workload with ease. It does printing, copying, scanning, and faxing well, though it's missing a few business-friendly features such as Wi-Fi and extra...

Competitive price; great small-photo output; built-in card reader, 2.4-inch LCD; stand-alone fax capabilities

Tall and heavy; no built-in Wi-Fi or auto-duplexing; one paper tray

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Do not walk, run from this printer!


With all of these problems HP customer service told me that I would need to pay them additional money to subscribe to customer support.

Crisp sharp print quality

Loud, turns on by itself to calibrate, when printing checks or non-standard paper it re-calibrates after each page taking about 3 or 4 minutes to print a single page, tells you it's out of toner when it is not and will not print until you buy new toner fo

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP


Worse than awful. I would not use this printer if they gave it to me.


No 500 sheet primary input tray standardLimited output tray means you have to stand there and watch it print.Print drivers problematic.Only 10/100 instead of 1Gb ethernet means it will slow down your whole network to 10/100.No duplex printing.Expensive...

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Large Slow Overpriced


Got in on clearance for $100 and know why. Would have returned it except I am too lazy to go through installing a different printer. Had a Brother MFC 75?? laster multifunction that makes this HP look like a peice of junk. HP is large and cumbersome,...

easy to install and get working

Huge, Calibrates all the Time, Slow, Small Paper Tray, Poor Color Photo Prints, Loud

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Lousy software and support for Win7


This printer has pissed me off for the last time. It worked fine with XP and still works through my Mac, but I need it for work and to work with my Win7 machine, I'm currently emailing documents to my Mac just to print out documents. The latest...

Print quality decent ... would fit the job for a SOHO environment if the dam drivers would work

Software is bloated and doesn't even work. Didn't realize how bad it was till I tried to find an update online and found all the other complaints about the printer right on the HP support forum with no response from HP to any of the issues

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HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP


This printer worked ok for about 11 months, then got a piece of paper wrapped around one of the rollers in back. HP has cleverly made this not consumer-accessible, apparently because people were sticking their fingers into laser jet printers and...

does what it claims to, until it breaks

not reliable. Slow printing. Poor to nonexistent customer support

Product Specifications

The HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series is HP's lowest priced color laser multifunction printer for print-shop quality results, with scan, copy and fax functions. Finish jobs fast with great print and processing speeds. It's the affordable and easy way to get professional results in-house.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:8ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:150sheets
Standard Media Capacity:150sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:36.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Country Kits:Europe/United States/United States / Latin America
Model:CM1312nfi MFP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet


Max Supported Memory:160MB
Standard Memory:160MB


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

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):30000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

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


Max Printing Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi