HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer

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Product Highlights

  • 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 33 ppm
  • Ethernet, AirPrint, ePrint
  • Internal Memory 1 GB
  • Input Capacity 600 Sheets
  • Monthly Duty Cycle 75,000 Pages
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HP M551n Overview

  • 1Description

The LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer from HP outputs up to 33 pages per minute in both black and color. The printer's high 1200 dpi resolution (black and color) and high monthly duty cycle (up to 75,000 pages) let you execute high volume print jobs in-house, saving the time and money of outsourcing print jobs.

The printer features a 2-tray, 600-sheet total input capacity, allowing you to execute larger print jobs without stopping to reload. Having the second tray also provides the option of keeping a 2nd, commonly used media type such as labels or photo paper in the printer so you don't have to keep switching media.

The printer's multiple connectivity options make it easy to get any print job done wherever you are. In addition to 2 standard USB ports, the printer features Ethernet connectivity and an embedded print server so you can easily share the printer with your entire team. Don't worry about keeping your data secure; the printer's built-in security measures ensure your proprietary data stays out of the wrong hands. Not an IT expert? HP's easy network setup guide leads you through the process of setting up, sharing, and securing your printer.

Make Your Business Look Its Best With Affordable High-Performance Color

Get high-quality color output with the printer's 1200x1200 dpi
Create realistic color and crisp details that you can depend on, using HP EasyColor technology
Increase color accuracy with HP ImageREt 3600 and HP ColorSphere toner technology
Easily control color usage with HP Color Access Control, plus proactively manage printing environments

Invest In A Printer That's As Easy To Use As It Is To Manage

Take advantage of driver-supported manual duplex printing and help reduce paper consumption
Reduce overhead costs by connecting the printer to your local Ethernet network and share the printer with your entire workgroup
Let HP ePrint revolutionize the way you think about printing. Print from your smartphone to any registered printer on your network with a few clicks
Take advantage of the printer's 600-sheet input capacity and spend less time reloading the paper trays
The printer's 75,000-page monthly duty cycle is ready to meet the printing needs of busy office environments and thanks to its internal 1.0GB of memory, printing large files won't slow down your computer - or the network

Consistently Update & Manage Printing Capabilities With HP FutureSmart Firmware

Manage jobs directly from the printer with a four-line color display
Easily update, manage and expand the capabilities of networked printers, and do more with your investment
Add capabilities to your HP LaserJet when you take advantage of HP Partner program
Achieve low-cost, high-quality printing right out of the box. This HP LaserJet ships with a complete set of cartridges-on average, nearly two times more black toner and more than two times the color toner of leading competitors - a value of approximately $350
Print black text affordably, without paying extra for black only printing using an optional high-capacity black toner cartridge

Market-Leading Manageability

HP Web Jetadmin and the HP Universal Print Driver enable your administrators to centrally manage large imaging and printing fleets composed of both HP and non-HP devices

Eco Highlights

Save energy - HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology turns your printer on when you need it, Off when you don't
Collect data, create reports and control settings, using HP EcoSMART Fleet-an extension of HP Web Jetadmin
Reduce energy use with Instant-on Technology
Free, convenient cartridge recycling in 53 countries
In the Box
HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer
  • 507A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • 507A Cyan LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • 507A Yellow LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • 507A Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • Toner Collection Unit
  • Getting Started Guide
  • CD-ROM: Software Drivers & Documentation
  • Power Cable
  • Multipurpose Tray 1
  • Input Tray 2
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Note: USB & Ethernet cables not included

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    HP M551n Specs

    Printing Technology Laser
    Print Color CMYK
    Maximum Resolution Black: 1200 x 1200 dpi
    Color: 1200 x 1200 dpi
    Print Speed Black: Up to 33 ppm
    Color: Up to 33 ppm
    First Print-Out Time Black: As fast as 11 seconds
    Color: As fast as 11 seconds
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Printer Duty Cycle Recommended: 1500 to 5000 pages/month
    Maximum: 75,000 pages/month
    Paper Handling
    Paper Capacity Tray 1: 100 sheets
    Tray 2: 500 sheets
    Output Tray: 250 sheets
    Paper Types Paper: Plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy
    Other: Color transparency, labels, letterhead, envelope, preprinted, prepunched, colored, rough, opaque film, user-defined
    Paper Sizes Tray 1 (Standard): Letter, Legal, Executive, Statement, Postcard (JIS), Double Postcard (JIS), 4.0 x 6.0", 3.0 x 5.0", 5.0 x 7.0", 5.0 x 8.0", 8.5 x 13.0"
    Tray 1 (Envelope: #9, #10, Monarch
    Tray 1 (Custom): 3.0 x 5.0 to 8.5 x 14.0" (7.62 x 12.7 to 21.59 x 35.56 cm)
    Tray 2 (Standard): Letter, Executive, Statement, Double Postcard (JIS), 4.0 x 6.0", 5.0 x 7.0", 5.0 x 8.0"
    Tray 2 (Custom): 4.0 x 5.85 to 8.5 x 11.69" (10.16 x 14.86 to 21.59 x 29.69 cm)
    Maximum Printable Area 8.5 x 14.0" (21.59 x 35.56 cm)
    Media Weight Tray 1 - Plain: 16 to 58 lb
    Tray 1 - Glossy: 28 to 58 lb
    Tray 2 - Plain: 16 to 43 lb
    Tray 2 - Glossy: 28 to 58 lb
    Interface USB: 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host ports, 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port
    Network: Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX
    External Devices: Hardware integration pocket
    Processor Type: ARM Cortex-A8
    Speed: 800 MHz
    Direct Print Capable USB memory devices
    Fonts TrueType: 105
    Postscript Level 3: 92
    Unicode: 1
    Windows Vista: 2
    Printer Language HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP PostScript level 3 emulation, native PDF printing (v 1.4)
    PostScript Support HP PostScript level 3 emulation
    Memory 1.0 GB
    OS Compatibility Microsoft: Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2 or higher), Server 2003 (SP1 or higher), Server 2008, Server 2008 R2
    Apple: Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6
    Windows System Requirements 200 MB available hard disk space
    Apple System Requirements 150 MB available hard disk space
    Network Protocol Support IPv6: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall, DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6
    IPv4: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall, Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print
    Other: NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, ePrint
    Network Security SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, 802.1X authentication (EAP- PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall with Certificate, Pre-Shared Key Authentication, and Kerberos Authentication
    General Attributes
    Control Panel LCD: 4-line graphical color display
    LEDs: Attention, Data, Ready
    Buttons: Help, Menu, OK, Stop, Back, Up/Down arrows
    Power Requirements 115 to 240 V AC (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±2 Hz), 6/12 A
    Power Consumption Printing: 605 Watts
    Ready: 51 Watts
    Sleep: 6.9 Watts
    Off: 0.3 Watts
    Typical Power Consumption 4.053 kWh/week
    Certifications Safety: IEC 60950-1 (International); EN 60950-1 +A11 (EU); IEC 60825-1; UL/cUL Listed (US/Canada); GS License (Europe); EN 60825-1 (Class 1 Laser/LED Device); Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC with CE Marking (Europe)
    Electromagnetic: CISPR 22: 2005 +A1/EN 55022: 2006 +A1 Class B, EN 61000-3-2: 2006, EN 61000-3-3:2008, EN 55024: 1998 +A1+A2, FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B (USA), ICES-003, Issue 4, (Canada), GB9254-2008, EMC Directive 2004/108/EC with CE Marking (Europe)
    Acoustics Sound Power (Printing): 6.6 B(A)
    Sound Power (Idle): 4.4 B(A)
    Sound Pressure (Printing): 52 dB(A)
    Sound Pressure (Idle): 30 dB(A)
    Temperature / Humidity Operating Temperature: 50 to 86 °F (10 to 30 °C)
    Recommended: 59 to 80.6 °F (15 to 27 °C)
    Storage Temperature: 32 to 95 °F (0 to 35 °C)
    Operating Humidity: 10 to 70%
    Recommended: 20 to 60%
    Storage Humidity: 10 to 90%
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Standard: 20.2 x 15.8 x 19.3" (51.31 x 40.13 x 49.02 cm)
    Maximum: 32.4 x 15.8 x 29.1" (82.30 x 40.13 x 73.91 cm)
    Weight 76.12 lb (34.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 83.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 23.0 x 20.0"

    HP M551n Reviews

    LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551n Network Color Laser Printer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Printer For the last five years, I've used an HP 3600n Color Laser Jet Printer and was very satisfied with it. I upgrade every few years just to keep current on technology features, and this is the best printer yet! It is very quiet compared to my previous printer, prints much faster, and has been failure free. Set-up with both a Windows 7 machine and a Windows 8 machine was effortless and immediate. Even my iPad finds it on my home network and prints to it without any set-up at all. The toners have more page printing capacity than my previous printer. The HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color Printer M551n is definitely worth the upgrade.
    Date published: 2013-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer My first "business" class HP printer purchase and couldn't be happier. Have owned for 3 months now and 2800 prints... no issues so far and running great, toner lasts a very long time and winning feature for me is that the printer lets you keep printing even when software says its empty (other than the OSD displaying a warning the printer doesn't force you to acknowledge/override the warning to keep printing) Will definitely look to HP for future printing needs
    Date published: 2015-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Printer After six years happily using an HP LaserJet Color 3550, I replaced it with this M551n printer. Set up of the printer was very easy and very quick. The CD that came with the printer provided the proper driver for my Windows 7 64 bit operating system. My computer immeditatley recognized it and away we began printing. It prints both black and color documents very quickly, holds lots of paper, and goes to sleep fairly quickly, at which time it is silent. After printing, it makes a few knocking sounds, then goes into a rest mode. The knocking is initially unsettling, but it doesn't seem to affect the quality of the print or the overall performance of the printer. I've had it for about three weeks and think it is a great printer. I would certainly recommend this printer to someone that wants trouble-free printing of both black and white and color documents.
    Date published: 2011-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fast excellent color laser printer This printer is excellent. It installed cleanly without any issues as a network printer on windows 8.1 and mac 10.6.8 and 10.7. The enclosed software disk was not necessary. We use it to produce draft copies for some art projects as well as a general office printer. It is not a fine art photography printer, but for less demanding projects - collage, mixed media,etc it is often more than adequate and really fast. It has worked well on a variety of paper media. The standard windows 8.1 drivers seem to be slightly better than the ones which come with the Photoshop Version I am using (especially for customizing for odd dimensions of paper), but there may be better drivers available; I haven't checked. This evaluation is based on 3 weeks of working experience with this printer.
    Date published: 2014-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer and Great Service This is not my first transaction with B & H. Service has always been great and pricing is very competitive. I needed a printer replacement pronto and B & H made the buying process as easy as could be. HP Printers are all I use and mine broke down after 8 hard years of service. They offered the right product at the right price and it was here in 2 days with free shipping! This machine runs quieter, prints better and from what I was told, uses less toner which is a GOOD thing given cartridge costs. I look forward to doing business with B & H again.
    Date published: 2014-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Machine Good machine, great color quality. Only problem is you have to manual turn paper for 2nd side printing, somehow miss that part on this printer and there is no changing it.
    Date published: 2015-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we wanted This printer is fast and has very good print quality. We use it regularly, but not constantly, to print file copies of color photographs and documents with our letterhead. This printer is a perfect balance of good speed and quality for a reasonable cost.
    Date published: 2015-04-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Dissapointed My experience with HP laser printers over the past 35 years has been excellent. Unfortunately this printer has been a big disappointment. The page looks smeared when it prints I will definitely look at other brands for my next purchase
    Date published: 2015-04-28
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    Does the M551n support 2 sided documents?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It has manual duplex only. It does not have auto duplex printing capabilities.
    Answered by: Steven C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What is the part number for a replacement transfer kit for the M551N printer?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I'm not quite sure what part you're referring to, but a complete parts list from a good store is precisionroller(dot)com/all-supplies-and-parts-for-hp-laserjet-enterprise-500-color-m551n/products.html
    Answered by: Ian B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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