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HP / Hewlett PackardLaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer
 
4.5

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (44)

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    (28)

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    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (64)
  • Efficient (53)
  • Sharp detail (40)
  • Quiet (37)
  • Accurate colors (6)

Cons

  • Noisy (13)

Best Uses

  • Office (60)
  • Home (30)
  • High volume printing (22)
  • Dorm (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (41), Heavy duty user (29), Infrequent user (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what it is supposed to.

Setting it up on a home network is a snap - the software guides you through the entire process.

Pretty noisy when actually printing, but inaudible otherwise (therefore the seemingly...Read complete review

Setting it up on a home network is a snap - the software guides you through the entire process.

Pretty noisy when actually printing, but inaudible otherwise (therefore the seemingly conflicting pros & cons). This should not be an issue for the average home user, but if you're constantly printing, you'll probably want to locate it out of earshot.

The quality of the output is excellent.

TIP: A common misconception is that increasing printer memory will increase the output speed. It won't. Adding memory will only enable the printer to handle larger jobs. So unless you tend to print a lot of large graphic files, the default memory is more than adequate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good unit, Needs good drivers!

Printer is used in a small business setup. Printer connected to PC with Windows XP and shared with other 4 PCs. A liitle noisier than HP1350 it replaced. The problem is - driver...Read complete review

Printer is used in a small business setup. Printer connected to PC with Windows XP and shared with other 4 PCs. A liitle noisier than HP1350 it replaced. The problem is - driver installation and performance. We have XP 32bit and Vista 64-bit PC mix. Under Vista adding network printer will require manual installation of the driver from the folder. It is very slow with HP universal driver (latest version from HP). Also will print 1-2 lines of text on a page which looks like a message from the HP driver itself, wasting paper. Reinstalled as HP laserjet 4 printer, and all problems are gone. It may affect picture quality and no duplex printing but at least it is usable. HP must fix the drivers, otherwise I can not recommend this printer for workplaces with mixed Windows OS.

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5.0

Great Printer

By Theresa

from Portland Oregon

About Me Heavy Duty User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Efficient
  • Fast
  • Quiet
  • Sharp Detail

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

    We have several of these printers in different areas of our facility and they work great. Even though this printer may be an older model, we sought it out as a replacement.

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    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Sirlampsalot

    from Ontario, Canada

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Efficient
    • Fast
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

      This printer was easy to set up in a networked environment, provides reasonably fast printing, and once I found the control panel option, quiet printing.
      Getting it Shipped to Canadas was fast and easy and saved about 30%.

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      4.0

      Seems to be good work horse of a printer

      By dexhiker

      from Boston, Mass

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Efficient
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • High-Volume Printing
      • Office

      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

      I have installed about 6 of these in a large office. So far they have been trouble free despite getting heavy use. Network set up is straight forward.

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      1.0

      Should be Smuckers Brand...

      By Sick of Jams

      from Ithaca, NY

      About Me Frequent User

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Paperweight

        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

        This printer (a) sounds like it is grinding metal on metal every time it prints (only, there is so little metal in it that this is impossible), and (b) thinks it is jammed all the time, hence the review headline.

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        4.0

        Fast service - nice printer

        By Ops Mgr

        from Edina, MN

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Efficient
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

          We have one of these in another part of our office. Like the speed and quality.

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          4.0

          printer revirw

          By Oscar

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Colors
          • Fast
          • Sharp Detail

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

          The printer is very solid and dependable. The paper refill is very easy. Print quality is excellent.

          There was no documentation of any kind included with this printer. Yhere should be.

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          5.0

          Good, Fast, Sharp Printer

          By MichaelD

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Sharp Detail

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

              Bought P2055dn printer to replace a HP 2200d that finally broke.
              Never thought something could be faster than my old 2200d, but this printer is faster & quieter than my old laser.
              Per item description, this printer has a duplexer (save paper) and is network capable (ethernet cord), so I can print from multiple computers (or my Droid Bionic with MotoPrint).
              No issues yet, but page count is still under 500 pages as I've only had printer a couple weeks.
              This printer will have a lower cost-per-page than most ink jets.

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              4.0

              Just what I ordered and needed

              By smilo

              from Richfield, UT

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                Easy to set up

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                5.0

                HP P2055dn - Nice bang for the buck!!

                By Tony Baloney

                from Langhorne, PA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Efficient
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                  Used on a SMB network
                  Great price for a little workhorse
                  Config to your network and go!
                  Cheap and easy way to replace an ailing printer

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                  5.0

                  LaserJet P2055dn

                  By JR

                  from Longmont, CO

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Efficient
                  • Fast
                  • Quiet
                  • Sharp Detail

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-Volume Printing
                    • Office

                    Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                    This printer is being used to print scripts and other technical papers. We have had no problems with this LaserJet. It was extremely easy to set-up and start to use. We have networked this printer and it is performing flawlessly. It is compact and has a fairly small footprint. I would highly recommend this laser printer.

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                    4.0

                    Solid Printer

                    By BT

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quiet
                    • Sharp Detail

                    Cons

                    • Slow
                    • Uses Too Much Ink

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                    Reliable and accurate printer. Sometimes it can be slow o print and it seems to go through ink fairly quickly. For the price it's a good deal.

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                    5.0

                    good office printer

                    By SullyAcctg

                    from Nebraska

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Efficient
                    • Fast
                    • Sharp Detail

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-Volume Printing
                      • Office

                      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                      Used to print tax reports and accounting reports. Its fast, duplex, and the quality is great. Appears to be around .04 per page for cost.
                      Highly recommended.

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                      5.0

                      Trepidation unfounded: good printer!

                      By Spencer

                      from Stuart, Fl

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Sharp Detail
                      • Small footprint

                      Cons

                      • Noisy

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Office

                      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                      Printer is fast, no noisier than any of my other lasers by any manufacturer (that means noisy), compact, prints crisp output and, unlike almost every criticism I read before purchasing, was very easy to set up. Did have to update the printer's firmware to prepare it for use on my iMac, but that was two clicks of my mouse.

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                      5.0

                      Great printer

                      By chick

                      from fallbrook ca

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Quiet
                      • Sharp Detail

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                        This printer really works well. I use it to print things I want to read from the internet since I don't want to always read from the computer screen. Also it is less expensive to print than an ink jet which I have and use for color. They have large laser ink cart-ages which make it less expensive. My old HP laser never missed a beat for 10 Years and the cartage would print several reams and lasted over a year or two. There are web sites which give you a cost per page. So check them out and you wont have to be unhappy about cartage cost. Also HP rates their printers by pages printed per day. So if you print 1000 pages per day get a machine for 5000 and you should never have a problem.

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                        4.0

                        Just what I expected.

                        By B Money

                        from Canton, MI

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Quiet
                        • Sharp Detail

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Office

                          Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                          Handles large print jobs well; even heavier stock paper. Very quiet, very fast; sharp resolution.

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                          4.0

                          Fast, user friendly, love the duplex

                          By Tief

                          from Carroll, IA

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Quiet
                          • Sharp Detail

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Office

                            Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                            business use, is on our server for all to use but mainly used by 2 staff, fast printing, print quality great, had a hard time installing the driver as was not on the cd but got it off the web, other than that, great piece of equipment

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                            4.0

                            Only one problem-Windows 2000

                            By Banker

                            from Georgia

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Efficient
                            • Fast
                            • Quiet
                            • Sharp Detail

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-Volume Printing
                              • Home
                              • Office

                              Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                              The speed and duplexing are great but had difficulty with install on Windows 2000 Server.

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                              3.0

                              Good unit, Needs good drivers!

                              By Magus

                              from Toronto. Ontario, Canada

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Efficient
                              • Fast
                              • Price

                              Cons

                              • Drivers

                              Best Uses

                              • Office

                              Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                              Printer is used in a small business setup. Printer connected to PC with Windows XP and shared with other 4 PCs. A liitle noisier than HP1350 it replaced. The problem is - driver installation and performance. We have XP 32bit and Vista 64-bit PC mix. Under Vista adding network printer will require manual installation of the driver from the folder. It is very slow with HP universal driver (latest version from HP). Also will print 1-2 lines of text on a page which looks like a message from the HP driver itself, wasting paper. Reinstalled as HP laserjet 4 printer, and all problems are gone. It may affect picture quality and no duplex printing but at least it is usable. HP must fix the drivers, otherwise I can not recommend this printer for workplaces with mixed Windows OS.

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                              5.0

                              A Workhorse

                              By Cynthia

                              from Yucca Valley, CA

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Efficient
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                              • Noisy

                              Best Uses

                              • High-Volume Printing
                              • Office

                              Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                              I bought this printer to replace my HP LaserJet 1200, which had run nonstop for 10 years. The P2055dn is the exact same physical size as the 1200 and has some upgraded features, like an on-off button at the front and a more user-friendly paper tray. Out of the box, the printer was up and running in a few minutes. I'm a writer and editor who works from a home office, and I generate large volume printouts of manuscripts. The P2055dn prints fast and reliably. It is not particularly quiet. You can get a high-volume toner cartridge for this model that brings down the cost per page. This is one of Consumer Reports' highest rated printers. It also has a straight-through printer path that accommodates specialty papers (i.e., heavier weight papers).

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                              4.0

                              Goood set of features for the price

                              By Gloucester Photographer

                              from Gloucester, MA

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Lots of Useful Features

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Office

                                Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard LaserJet P2055dn B/W Laser Printer:

                                I bought the printer to replace a 17-year-old HP LaserJet 4L. The print speed, of course, is a big improvement. I use the printer over a network, and usually by the time I walk from the living room to the next room, the printing is already done if it is just a few pages. I have printed a few hundred pages with the printer, including auto duplex printing without any hint of a paper jam. For the best print quality, you need to select the ProRes quality setting instead of FastRes printing. (The ProRes produces noticeably darker print.) The picture quality is fine for a laser printer, but not great.

                                I did have one problem during installation. When I first ran the driver installation, I chose the USB driver in case I wanted to print any large print jobs directly from my laptop. When I ran the installation CD a second time to install the network driver, it apparently detected the previous installation and would not give me the option to install the printer over the network. Instead I had to manually install the printer and assign the network port myself. (If you are a novice, this could be difficult. You need to use your router to find the IP address, then use Add Printer and create a port manually using the IP address.) There weren't any surprises with the manual installation, but it was a nuisance to do it myself. The web interface was nice because I could change the printer IP address without needing to power down or reset the printer.

                                I have used the printer for envelopes using the manual feeder and straight-through path without any problems. The manual feeder also holds multiple sheets instead of just single sheets like my old HP. I don't try to use the auto detect for media; if I am feeding from the manual tray, I set the paper source in the printer driver so I force it pull from the manual tray. (In which case the printer will prompt you to hit OK to continue.)

                                So far the printer does everything I need without any problems. I keep the printer in another room and access it over my network, so I don't notice the noise when it is printing. It certainly isn't silent on the default setting, but I haven't tried the quiet mode.

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