The HP Color LaserJet 2550n Printer

by adam on February 11, 2010

The HP Color LaserJet 2550n printer using HP Color LaserJet 2550n toner is a nicely-priced workgroup laser jet printer that seems to have been designed to fit a certain niche for Hewlett-Packard, namely that of an inexpensive, easily-maintainable workgroup printer that can be joined to a small workgroup with little fuss. It can be found at a nice price, both used and refurbished, at a number of sites as well.

When it comes to an HP color and black and white printer that delivers printed output at a decent speed (up to 20 pages per minute in black-and-white), the LaserJet 2550n seems well suited to living up to that role. Color output, on a page per minute basis, comes out at about 4 pages. It’s obvious, then, that the printer will be used more for regular black and white duties than for regular color print tasks.

The clarity and crispness of the output product of this particular printer is more than acceptable at 600 dots per inch (dpi). This is in keeping with the value-pricing of the printer and the capabilities of the 2550n that HP’s built into the machine. The printer’s ability to deliver crisp output depends on one of HP’s image enhancement technology suites, which manages the job nicely.

The printer is able to be joined to a workgroup through traditional wired technologies as well, with USB 2.0, parallel port and even a nice Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX input/output port available for the IT specialist to make use of when it comes to getting the printer up and running and in the workgroup quickly. All this connectivity capability is a nice selling point when it comes to an ultimate “buy/no buy” decision, one would say.

This HP printer also comes with 64 MB of random access memory (RAM), though that can be increased to 192 MB, if needed. Have the IT specialists assess the needs of the workgroup before spending the resources to increase memory if it isn’t needed. Generally speaking, 64 MB is usually sufficient to meet the needs of most small workgroups. All of the print taskings are prioritized and handled by a 264 MHz processor too.

Total onboard paper storage capacity is 375 sheets, which is divided between a number of different trays of various sizes and purposes. Total paper handling capacity ranges all the way up to 875 sheets when optional paper trays are used. The printer’s fairly durable too, with a 30,000 page-per-month duty cycle standard. It’s recommended monthly range is between 1,000 and 4,000 pages, though, so keep that in mind.

The printer makes use of 4 different printer cartridges (black, magenta, cyan and yellow) and it’s even certified to run on a Windows Vista operating system. It can make use of a variety of different operating systems, including many Windows, as well as Mac and Linux/Unix, platforms. It’s a very versatile printer in many aspects, it must be said.

The HP Color LaserJet 2550n printer can be found in refurbished condition for around 350 dollars and used from a number of outlets for about 250 dollars. It was a very successful printer for HP, meaning that finding cartridges or parts should be no problem, as it should be around for years to come.

Using an online retailer for you HP Color LaserJet 2550n toner completely eliminates the worry about finding any type of HP toner.  Quickly and easily search for your replacement toner and find the exceptional value this method offers.

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