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Color Laser Printers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Color Laser Printers. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The print quality and size are also mentioned favorably. The control panel and performance get mixed comments, and many are negative about the paper handling and noise.

usability, size, print quality, reliability, design

ink consumption, noise, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Color Laser Printers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Color Laser Printers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Color Laser Printers from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and print quality. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability and noise.

performance, price, usability, print quality, durability

noise, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Color Laser Printers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Color Laser Printers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the noise and size get critical reviews.

performance, usability, price, design, durability

size, noise

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP Color Laserjet 2550L Printer

 

The HP Color LaserJet 2550L is so compact, you can hardly believe it's a color laser printer. The clever carousel design squeezes everything into a surprisingly small space.

Text quality was uninspiring. Most characters looked too heavy and larger letters appeared blotchy. Color images seemed a bit dark overall, but sharp

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP LaserJet 2550L Laser Printer (20 PPM, 600x600 DPI, Color, 64MB, PC/Mac)

 

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Very compact model lacks integrated networking and compromises on paper handling. Supports PCL.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2550L

 

Ultracompact personal color laser printer has a pleasantly low price but isn't a top performer.

Sleek and low-priced, the LaserJet 2550L seems promising for small offices, but its speed and print quality aren't stellar.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Kristina Blachere (cnet.com)

HP LaserJet 2550 review

 

Intro Priced at less than $500, the HP Color LaserJet 2550L is a real bargain. Although it prints slowly and boasts little in the way of initial connectivity or paper capacity, the HP Color LaserJet 2550L's output is impressive. Given that you can...

Affordable; very good print quality; no-nonsense design and interface; highly expandable.

Slow color print speeds; base model has low paper capacity; no LCD on control panel.

This color printer has a bare-bones configuration and slow color print speeds, but it is extremely affordable, offers great print quality, and can be upgraded as your printing needs change.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2550L

 

The HP Color LaserJet 2550L offers great-looking output from a $500 color laser package.

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Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Josh Norem (computershopper.com)

HP CP1215 Color LaserJet Printer Review Review and Ratings

 

The HP CP1215 is inexpensive for a color laser printer—and that's reflected in its lightweight feature set and somewhat slow print speeds. This printer is great for basic text and graphic duties, but not suited for big workloads or heavy photo printing.

Relatively small and light ; Inexpensive ; Easy setup

No built-in networking ; Manual duplexing ; Only one paper tray ; Slow print speeds

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet 2550L color laser printer Review and Prices

 

Once mainly the purview of graphics professionals, color laser printers like the Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet 2550L have dropped into the range of mere mortals in the past year or two.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : John Chow (thetechzone.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2550L Laser Printer Review

 

If you're in the market for a low cost color laser printer then you'll want to take a look at the HP Color LaserJet 2550L. The HP 2550L is part of a new breed of low cost color laser printers that is making it easier to move up from inkjet printers.

Small footprint, Good print quality, Works with a wide range of printing media

Consumables cost more than the printer itself, Long spool up time

The 2550L has a fairly long spool up cycle. When making a test print, it took about 30 seconds to rev up and about 4 seconds to print. On multi-page jobs, it took up to a minute to cycle through its toner and imaging system before it started printing....

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2550L Review

 

It's a color laser printer; it's $499, Above-average color graphics as well as typically handsome text quality

The printer's bulky; the paper tray's tiny, Slow performance

But while its speed was underwhelming, we were pleasantly surprised by the 2550L's print quality. The 600 by 600 dpi engine's text was dark and sharp in big and small font sizes alike, as we expect of all laser printers, but we did a double-take at our...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Bruce Fraser (macworld.com)

Color Laser Printers

 

We were pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of this crop of printers, but the clear winner was the HP Color LaserJet 4600. It produced the best-looking output (and will likely do even better when the appropriate ICC profiles become available),...

Sep, 2002

Product Specifications

HP's most affordable color laser printer is designed to create high-impact color documents. It enables fast print speeds of up to 19 ppm in black and 4 ppm in color, with an easy-to-use, space-saving design. HP Color LaserJet 2550 series printer is a great printer for professionals within small businesses, branch offices and small work teams or individuals within any size office who need to create impressive, business-quality color documents to promote their services.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:12.8in
Weight:47.8lbs/48.1lbs
Width:19in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix
Country Kits:Denmark/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:2550L
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Remarketed
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):19ppm/20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:125sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:192MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / IBM OS/2 / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / UNIX/Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003