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HP LaserJet 1012 Printer
|Price:||$398.87 + $16.65 shipping|
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- Crisp, 1,200 dpi effective resolution
- Up to 15 ppm; instant-on fuser, first pages out in 10 seconds
- Compact design, perfect for small workspaces
- 150-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority input tray
- USB interface, PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty
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|Color||—||White||—||black||BLK||LJ Pro M402n|
|Printer Connectivity Type||USB||USB; Wi-Fi||USB||Wireless;USB||Wireless;USB||USB; Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||12 x 14 x 14 in||14.36 x 18.37 x 13.09 in||14.6 x 9.5 x 8.2 in||7.7 x 9.4 x 13.7 in||13.66 x 8.82 x 7.64 in||15 x 14.06 x 8.5 in|
|Item Weight||20 lbs||10.36 lbs||15.8 lbs||14 lbs||11.6 lbs||18.92 lbs|
|B&W Pages per Minute||14 pages_per_minute||23 pages_per_minute||15 pages_per_minute||19 pages_per_minute||19 pages_per_minute||27 pages_per_minute|
|Media Size Maximum||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 11 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch|
|Operating System||—||Windows, Mac||—||Windows, Mac||—||Windows, Mac|
|Print Media Type||Paper (plain)||Unknown||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Envelopes, Glossy photo paper, Labels, Paper (plain), Fabric, Card stock|
|Printer Output||Black and White||Monochrome||Black and White||Black and White||Black and White||Monochrome|
Today's busy professionals need to save time, costs and valuable workspace. The HP LaserJet 1012 printer gives you competitive edge without compromising the high quality you've come to expect from HP LaserJet printers. Monochrome - 600 x 600 dpi Print - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - 15 ppm Mono Print - 300 sheets Input - Manual Duplex Print - USB
Compact design, affordability, and strong performance make the HP LaserJet 1012 laser printer a logical choice for home or small business users with moderate print demands. Powered by a 133 MHz processor and 8 MB of internal memory, the HP 1012 delivers crisp 600 dpi black printing at up to 15 pages per minute.
PC and Mac compatible, the HP 1012 offers USB connectivity and comes with a handy CR-ROM with software and simple steps for hassle-free setup. This model offers versatile paper handling from its 150-sheet standard input tray and also includes a priority input tray for specialty jobs. The HP 1012 comes with everything you need to get started except the printer cable itself; it is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
HP LaserJet 1012 printer, HP print cartridge, Getting Started guide, software and electronic User Guide on CD-ROM, power cord, printer media input tray, printer priority input tray, tray cover; USB cable not included
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I chose the 1012 based in part on positive reader reviews on Macintouch.com. I ordered it from Amazon (free/slow shipping) and it arrived just a couple days later -- lovely! It's been trouble free ever since. It has only 8 MB of memory, but this has proven to be more than adequate for printing full page bitmaps, so it does not turn out to be a handicap.
The toner cartridge is the one achilles heel of this device. It is designed for approx 3000 page service duty, about half a typical HP toner cartridge yield, but costs about as much as others, about $70 retail. (Your Milage May Vary: I've gotten at least 3500 pages so far, but I have a spare tone cartridge ready to swap in). I suspect this is how HP hopes to make money on such an inexpensive laser printer. But, if you do the math, the cost per page for your first 3000 sheets, including paper and the printer, is under seven cents per page, compared to 25 cents or more for inkjet prints. After this, the ongoing cost is only $0.025/page -- yes, two and a half cents. This assumes you get only what HP predicts, and not significantly better, as I have experienced. If your budget allows a more expensive printer which gets more pages per cart, you may want to, but for those of us on a budget, this is still a great deal, with the HP reliability we have come to expect.
As noted by other reviewers, heavy duty cycle causes the printer to slow down. I don't consider this a big flaw -- it has no trouble turning out sixty page drafts on demand, at its full rated speed. And it's ultra-fast first page out is great!
I have printed undersized stock and heavy stock with no real issues. When printing on card stock, the printer slows down and prints five to ten sheets per minute. I assume that the heavy cardstock somehow causes it to heat up and slow down. I've also printed sheets down to post card sized (about 4"x6") and it handles the paper fine. (The manual says the minimum sheet size is 3.5"x5".)
A tip for Mac Users: this printer works fine with Panther out of the box, but install HP's drivers anyway to access some extra printer settings, such as Economode, low/high rez printing, and explicit support for the manual feed ("bypass") paper path.
PROS: fast first page out, low cost of operation, HP reliability, plug-and-play with Airport Express
CONS: higher cost of toner than professional-grade printers, slows down to cool off during very heavy print jobs
SUMMARY: If you need to print hundreds of pages at a shot, get a professional grade printer such as the HP 4050. However, if you are a SOHO user and rarely need to print more than fifty or sixty pages at a time, I feel that this printer is an excellent choice with a low cost-per-page.
Setup and installation was incredibly easy (took less than 15 minutes). There is an easy-to-follow page of setup instructions. Faced with (for me) a fairly large print job, I printed off approximately 1700 full pages on my first toner cartridge. That seemed to work out to be about a third the cost of my inkjet printer cartridge. And that was before I realized (yeah, duh!) that there is an "economy" mode. Slow learner, I guess. There is no manual included, but you can download it online (which I just did). Since I openly confess to lacking any "real" knowledge about printers, let me just say that compared to my inkjet printer the HP 1012 is VERY fast. The paper tray is easily accessible and it is easy to change the paper (it holds about 150 sheets of paper). I suppose it should be obvious that this is NOT a color printer, but just in case you weren't paying attention, it is NOT. But it sure is a GREAT printer. Wonderful investment.
The set up with this printer was rather simple, although I was surprised to find that the only option for connecting the unit was a USB cable. I did not mind, since it was what I planned to do anyway, but there are still people running older computers who would find this difficult at best.
PRINT QUALITY: EXCELLENT
The quality is excellent; letters are crisp and ink is dark and does not fade like inkjets tend to. Very pleased.
PAPER SPEED/FUNCTION: GOOD
I have had two paper jams, but they were minor and I do use my printer as part of my home business, so I suspect it sees more wear then most. Also, it does occasionally grab more then one sheet of paper if you are using really cheap, low-bond paper (though I suspect that is an issue with most printers).
I have had to speak with HP customer support only once, and it is an experience equal to calling any other mega-corporation ("You're call is important to us...unusual call volume...please keep holding...you can speak to someone immediately if you are calling to buy something..."). Also, I lost the installation CD and had to download drivers from the HP website...this was a cumbersome and tedious prospect at best.
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