The new HP colour LaserJet Pro CP5225dn Printer is directed towards individuals who seek excellent colour as well as businesses that are looking for affordable in-house printing solutions. The CP5220 family comprises three versions, with the base model offering a USB port, the CP5225n adding a network port, and the CP5225dn a duplex unit.
The HP colour LaserJet Pro CP5225dn Printer offers swift and easy installation, the only drawback being the printer discovery and driver installation routines not recognising Windows 7. This printer's web interface provides various information including status of consumables, colour usage reports and a lot more. It also comes with an Easy Printer Care tool that can be useful if you have multiple HP printers. The tool shows accurate readouts of toner capacities, offers advice on detected problems and also provides quick access to HP's website for ordering new cartridges. The predefined options for transparencies, general printings, booklets and so on provide total convenience.
With a top print speed of 20ppm for mono and colour, the CP5225dn is not great when it comes to speed. It takes 60 seconds to print a 20-page Word document. The duplex unit takes 2 minutes for the same print. This printer offers a speed of around 10ppm for A3 document printing.
Talking about the positives, the output quality of this printer is exceptional. The printer can efficiently handle cheap copier paper with little or no banding and great detail in darker areas. The performance and colour reproduction gets even better on heavier paper.
The CP5220 printer is on price parity with Oki's C810n. HP's output quality is great, but C810n’s higher speeds and lower running costs makes it a better choice.