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HP Color LaserJet CP3525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and print quality. The build quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the noise and size.

performance, usability, build quality, print quality, design

value for money, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet CP3525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 138 reviews)

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Very unsatisfied

 

No color calibration available and is much different from my last printer. No option to change ink density and it seems to print very heavy=goes through lots of toner. Toner doesn't stick to Avery labels-tends to rub off and we are trying to use them as price tags. I have Indesign documents with drop shadows (and .eps graphics) it doesn't seem to be able to handle these and affects anything that is underneath it (doesn't print properly). Doesn't print an even white space around the edge - that is it leave more along the bottom -- I haven't seen that problem on any other printer in about 15 years. Most printers now leave an even 1/4" all around the edge but no this one. Over wish I could return it but I'm stuck with it.

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Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet CP3525x

 

If you need a speedy, accurate printer and are willing to pay a little more for it, the CP3525x is the one that should race into your agency. It earns a Reviewer's Choice for this roundup.

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HP Color LaserJet CP3525n

 

The HP Color LaserJet CP3525n is a laser printer with many benefits. The biggest advantage to using this printer is the excellent printing quality it provides. With a high resolution of 1200 x 600dpi, your images are sharp and clear. The high monthly...

This laser printer can print both black and white and color pages at a rate of 30 pages per minute

This printer has large dimensions and weighs 72.5 lbs

An extensive feature set including high resolution, fast printing speeds and a high monthly duty cycle makes this a tough laser printer to beat.

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HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn

 

The HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn may be a large laser printer but it offers excellent features and outstanding printing capabilities. The 30 pages per minute printing speeds, along with the 1200 x 600 dpi resolution are key features of this printer. And...

The HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn offers a maximum printing resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi

There are no wireless printing capabilities available on this laser printer

If you are looking for outstanding print quality and don’t mind a large exterior, the HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn may be the printer you are looking for.

Consumer review by:

Good office color laser printer

 

Great for general office use

Not alot of control over the color setting, example if the photo is too dark there really isn't an easy way to lighten up through drivers or printer settings. Not the best for color photos if business applications dont have ability to modify setting, onl

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Very pleased - great overall printer

 

Great printer for the money. I almost wrote off HP printers after having one that leaked magenta toner but decided to give them another chance. I was deciding between this and a Xerox Phaser, both with similar prices per page, so I couldn't justify...

Handles a lot of different paper types, 2 paper trays, very fast, perfect text, rich colors, rather quiet for a printer

Big/heavy. Tried setting it up to a MAC and wasn't impressed with the print quality, so I switched it over to a PC and the difference was amazing. I imagine someone with more knowledge of their MAC/drivers would be able to figure it out, though

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Great Potential; Poor Implementation;Even Worse Service

 

My first HP print (an Laserjet II) was so durable that you could drop it 2 stories and it would work. How the world of HP has changed. I got the HP cp3525dn to try out this good looking printer. Recently, the Magenta color has failed. This is not the...

Compact ; Fast ; Good color (when it works) ; Easy to get at paper jams ; Good print quality

Fragile (not sturdy) ; Prone to break down ; Poor Customer Support ; Overpriced print cartridges

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Great Potential; Poor Implementation;Even Worse Service

 

My first HP print (an Laserjet II) was so durable that you could drop it 2 stories and it would work. How the world of HP has changed. I got the HP cp3525dn to try out this good looking printer. Recently, the Magenta color has failed. This is not the...

Compact ; Fast ; Good color (when it works) ; Easy to get at paper jams ; Good print quality

Fragile (not sturdy) ; Prone to break down ; Poor Customer Support ; Overpriced print cartridges

Consumer review by:

Great Potential; Poor Implementation;Even Worse Service

 

My first HP print (an Laserjet II) was so durable that you could drop it 2 stories and it would work. How the world of HP has changed. I got the HP cp3525dn to try out this good looking printer. Recently, the Magenta color has failed. This is not the...

Compact ; Fast ; Good color (when it works) ; Easy to get at paper jams ; Good print quality

Fragile (not sturdy) ; Prone to break down ; Poor Customer Support ; Overpriced print cartridges

Consumer review by:

Very pleased - great overall printer

 

Great printer for the money. I almost wrote off HP printers after having one that leaked magenta toner but decided to give them another chance. I was deciding between this and a Xerox Phaser, both with similar prices per page, so I couldn't justify...

Handles a lot of different paper types, 2 paper trays, very fast, perfect text, rich colors, rather quiet for a printer

Big/heavy. Tried setting it up to a MAC and wasn't impressed with the print quality, so I switched it over to a PC and the difference was amazing. I imagine someone with more knowledge of their MAC/drivers would be able to figure it out, though

Consumer review by:

Very poor technical support from HP

 

I would not recommend this printer due to the fact it can not print on #10 envelopes. Also the support from HP was pathetic. The printer was not developed properly and then HP kept wasting my time sending me around the company to every tech support...

Very fast, color is great! Double sided worked well and very quick. Looks like a very nice printer

Could not use #10 envelopes. Tech support a joke and very rude. Tech support kept transferring to next person. Took hours, no one calls back no solution to problem. I returned printer disappointed

Product Specifications

The HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Printer series, including the CP3525, is a portfolio of reliable printers for the general office that offers cost effective, eye-catching color business communications and marketing collateral to meet the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs) with its ease of use and high performance. With the HP Color LaserJet CP3525 Printer, customers can create professional-looking documents in-house for less than the cost of outsourcing projects to print shops.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.3in
Height:14.1in/20.5in
Weight:72.5lbs/89.3lbs
Width:20.2in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand/Europe/Spain/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:CP3525/CP3525dn/CP3525n/CP3525x/Heavy Media Paper Tray
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Color LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printer accessories
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Product Type:Media tray
Refurbished:Remarketed
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:None/Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T / USB/USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5 / PCL 6 / PDF 1.4 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):30ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:350sheets/500sheets/850sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:256MB/384MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Red Hat Linux 7.0 or later / SuSE Linux 8.x
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