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HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and design are overall positive. The durability and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Williams (

HP Color Laserjet CM6040 MFP review


This multifunction heavyweight is designed for large workgroups and comes equipped with comprehensive security features? We examine it for speed, quality and usability.

Large workgroup MFP printers are designed to work largely unattended and be used by anybody with the right authorisation. HP has built a number of useful extra controls into this device and provided a very expandable printing and scanning framework, so...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (



nope, just that its good

This printer is one of the most fastest printer i had ever seen, the color is so good when it is printed out


Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP 220V


Great machine for hard office use. A bit noissy but correct in speed, quality and low-consumption.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Color LaserJet CM6040f MFP 220V


Nice step up for us from the HP 9500 series printer. This printer is faster, doesn't callibrate itself every 100 pages. I real workhouse, that delivers everything from 81/2 x 11, to 11 x 17. The color looks great, the maintenance is very easy.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (

Average MFP - Not a show stopper!


The only two issues we have are document access and slow warm-up. Printed documents come out underneath the scanning mechinism. Not sure how one would overcome that but if you are accustomed to having your docs come out on top this printer is not for...

Compact Design, Great Print Quality

Noisy, Slow Operation, Warm-up VERY long

Consumer review (

These printers are not worth the plastic they're made from.


I can not stress enough how much I dislike these printers. Their scanning mechanism is so prehistoric and slow. The printing only prints two pages at a time, then thinks, then prints another two pages, and so on. Even the display is black and white....

The fact that it stands by itself

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Finish jobs quicker using HP's fastest multifunction color laser printer. Give your team the advantage of high-quality color printing with copy, scan and optional fax capabilities in one device. Manage all your printing with HP management tools.


Electromagnetic compatibility:
Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Bottom copy margin:
Copier resize: / 25 - 400
Copier settings:
Copy resolution (black graphics):
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):40
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):40
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):40
Left metric copy margin:
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:40ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:40ppm
Maximum copy resolution: / 600 x 600
Maximum number of copies: / 999
Right metric copy margin:
Top metric copy margin:

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display: / LCD
Touch screen: Yes

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Ledger/A3 (11.7 in x 17 in)
Max Media Capacity:2100sheets
Standard Media Capacity:2100sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (active):
Power consumption (off):
Power consumption (standby): / 230
Power consumption (typical):

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto-redialing: / Yes
Distinctive ring:
Fax broadcasting: / 100
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding: / Yes
Fax memory:60000
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):
Fax resolution superfine mode (black & white):
Fax Speed:13
Fax speed (A4):
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers: / 100
Fax transmission speed:13
One-touch keys:
Telecom compliance (fax capability):

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Model:CM6040f MFP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity: / 50
Maximum input capacity:
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:
Number of standard paper trays:5
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity: / 2100 / 500


Max Supported Memory:1GB
Standard Memory:512MB


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):200000impressions/220000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 70
Operating relative humidity range: / 30 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 27
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 27
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):
Storage relative humidity range:
Storage temperature range (T-T):

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic power emissions (ready):
Acoustic pressure emissions:
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan
Auto fax reduction supported:
Automatic paper sensor:
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Color scanning:
Compatible operating systems: / Windows 7/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2000\nMac OS X-
Connection to PC:
Control panel:
Copier scaling (Auto Document Feeder):
Custom media sizes:
Digital sender features:
Dimensions (WxDxH): / 27.7 x 26.5 x 47 / 27.7 x 26.5 x 47.9
Driver updates:
Duplex ADF scanning:
Duplex print options:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Fax phone TAM interface supported:
Fax polling:
Fax speed (letter):
Fax telephone mode supported:
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep):
First page out (color, A4, ready):
First page out (color, letter, ready):
First page out (color, letter, sleep):
Hardware scan resolution: / 1200 x 600
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):
Maximum internal memory: / 768
Maximum scan area:
Maximum scan area (ADF): / 11.7 x 17
Maximum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):
Media size (tray 1):
Media size (tray 2):
Media size (tray 3):
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media types supported: / letter, letter-R, legal, executive, statement, 8.5 x 13", 11 x 17", 12 x 18"
Media weight (tray 2):
Media weight (tray 3):
Media weights by paper path:
Memory upgrade:
Minimum scan area:
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Modem Type:
Network ready: / Yes
Networking features: / Gigabit Ethernet
Package dimensions (W x D x H):
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 36.8 x 31.5 x 47.6
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):
Paper sizes supported (Auto Document Feeder):
Power Requirements: / 220-240 V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Print margin bottom (A4):
Print margin left (A4):
Print margin right (A4):
Print margin top (A4):
Print quality (black, best quality):
Print quality (black, normal quality):
Print quality (color, best quality):
Print technology resolution:
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):
Quantity per pallet:
Remote retrieval capability:
Scan file formats:
Scan speed:
Security management:
Standard input trays:
Standard media sizes:
Standard media sizes (duplex, imperial):
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):
Supported media weight(s):
SureSupply supported:
Wireless option type:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:
Standard output capacity: / 500

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:
Envelope feeder:
Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6 / A4
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3 / A4
Maximum paper trays:
Maximum print area: / 316 x 453.2 mm / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:316 x 453.2 mm / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media handling:
Media type and capacity, tray 2:
Media type and capacity, tray 3:
Media weight (tray 1):
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Heavyweight paper
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Paper handling optional/output:
Paper handling standard/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Recycled paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

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


All-In-One-multitasking: / Yes
Built-in processor:
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N / Y
Duplex functions:Print / Print, Scan
Economical printing:
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle: / 200000
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Optional features:
Print technology: / Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency: / 835
Recommended duty cycle:8000 - 15000
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Optional connectivity:
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):881
Power consumption (standby):230


Max Printing Speed B/W:40ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):40ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:40ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):40ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi/600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi/600 x 1200 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, normal quality, A3): / 23.5
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40 / 41
Print speed (color, normal quality, A3): / 23.5
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):40 / 41
Standard printer languages: / PCL 5, PCL 6, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):11.5
Time to first page (color, normal):11.5


Document formats supported:HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT
Gray scale levels: / 200
Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Input color depth:30
Input colour depth:30
Maximum scan area: / 11.7 x 17
Maximum scan resolution:
Minimum scan size:
Optical scanning resolution: / 600 x 600
Scan input modes:
Scan speed (black, normal quality):
Scan speed (color, normal quality):
Scan to:E-mail Server, Fax
Scan type: / Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:
Copier smart software features:
Drivers included: Yes
Printer smart software features:
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Sound Emission

Print noise level:56.8
Printing noise level:56.8


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory: / 512
Internal storage capacity: / 80
Maximum internal memory:768
Maximum memory:768

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:333 MHz
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:352.7
Weight:317 / 319.4