The HP LaserJet P1005 Printer Series

by erin on February 11, 2010

The HP LaserJet P1005 printer with HP LaserJet P1005 toner has been designed by Hewlett-Packard to deliver quality monochrome laser printing at a decent rate of speed and with a significant amount of durability and reliability. It features intuitive and simple controls and can be hooked up to a personal computer in different ways, giving it versatility that many computers at this price point don’t have.

As far as that print speed, most users will be satisfied with the 14 pages per minute rate. While this isn’t the quickest printer at this price in that market segment, it usually can be counted on to be the most reliable. Paper feeds in smoothly and is printed out just as smoothly and reliably, giving the P1005 an aura of confidence that will please most users.

It’s obvious that the 1005 series was intended for mostly personal use on a desktop work area. It connects to a computer via USB or parallel ports, which is still around though most computer users today will prefer to use the very nice USB option rather than the slightly more bulky parallel porting option. The USB cable needs to be purchased separately, though.

For such a compact printer intended mainly for computer-to-printer use, Hewlett-Packard has provided a way for it to be shared among a network through Windows Sharing. All software options, then, will be available to every user on the network. Still, it’s probably the case that this printer will end up on more than a few desktops connected to a single computer rather than a network.

Print resolution is standard Hewlett-Packard fare, coming in at a decent 600 dots per inch. Effective resolution can be as high as 1,200 dots per inch when HP’s image enhancement technology tool is employed. At any rate, when it comes to most general business applications, 600 dpi should be more than enough for almost any print job this device might be given.

The automatic paper input tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper with little trouble. Its output bin can hold half that amount, also with little effort. It can deal quite easily with many different sizes of paper and media type stock, including transparencies, envelopes and card stock, as well as custom media stock through a custom feeder slot.

Maximum monthly duty cycle — meaning the maximum number of printed pages per month the printer can image — is a more than acceptable 7,000 pages. For the environment in which the printer is intended to operate (small office/home office or very small network), this duty cycle should be more than adequate. After 7,000 pages, minor maintenance would be required, but it is really just very minor in character.

In all, there’s a lot to like about the HP LaserJet P1005 printer series. It combines a nice price (listed at $167) that brings one a printer that can be easily connected to most any personal computer and will run off of a variety of Windows-based operating systems. It’s also durable and delivers excellent print product at a decent rate of speed sufficient for probably most home office or small office uses.

Small business and home office uses will appreciate the professionalism of the HP LaserJet P1005 toner.  Also appreciated with be the price at which one can obtain replacement HP toner via various online toner retailers.

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