The HP LaserJet 1018 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the personal or small office user. Its ultra-compact design makes it a great choice for very small office spaces, but competing models, such as HP featuring HP C4127X toner, offer a bit more for a similar price.
The HP 1018 comes in as one of the smallest laser printers available. It measures only 8.2 inches by 14.6 inches by 9.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 11 pounds. This makes it ideal for users who are limited on space and/or users who need some amount of portability, such as college students. At a price and form factor very similar to a high-end inkjet printer, the upgrade to laser-quality prints and toner become very appealing and rank above Canon 2662B001AA toner.
The HP 1018 does have a few downsides, however. First, there is no USB cable included with the printer. This is a minor issue, to be sure, but a cost-cutting measure that is becoming too common for printer manufacturers. Second, the HP 1018 is a bit on the slow side compared to the competition. At 12 pages per minute, it falls behind similar models at a similar price point. Though many personal laser printers do not include an ethernet port, a few competing models have the feature built in for only a slightly higher price, making the HP 1018 a little less appealing.
Print quality is excellent. Text is particularly good, with sharp characters and readable text at even the smallest fonts. Graphics quality is merely average, a typical problem with laser printers in general, even when using color cartridges, like the Brother TN115M toner. The HP 1018 handles a large variety of media types and sizes, and includes a single-sheet manual feed slot for media types that don't fit in the standard tray. Paper capacity is 150 sheets in the main paper tray, which is on the small end of personal printers.
Overall, the HP LaserJet 1018 is a great choice for the smallest office spaces. Great print quality and decent speeds are assets, but slow speeds and lack of an ethernet port put it a little behind the competition.
HP LaserJet 1018 Instructional Video
An instructional video that demonstrates how to replace the Remanufactured LaserJet 1018 toner cartridge.
HP LaserJet 1018 Instructional Video Transcript
This video will show you how to replace the toner cartridge in your HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
With a small footprint of only 14x9.5 inches, the HP LaserJet 1018 is an excellent laser printer for small spaces. It has a top speed of 15 pages per minute, and a main paper tray that holds up to 150 pages. Its 600 dpi print resolution also provides sharp text quality.
Before you open your new HP 1018 toner cartridge, you will want to remove the empty one. Move the paper tray out of the way if you haven’t already. Then lift the handle to open the lid of the printer.
You will see a small handle on the cartridge, which you can grab and pull toward you. You will feel the cartridge rotate upward as you pull it out.
Once you open the box for your new LaserJet 1018 cartridge and remove the packing materials and the bag, you must prepare it for installation. Take a moment to rock it forward and backward so that the toner will be more evenly distributed.
Place one finger inside the loop of the packing strip and pull to remove it.
Orient the new HP 1018 toner cartridge so that the handle is pointing upward, and slide it into the machine until you feel it rotate and settle into place.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP LaserJet 1018 laser printer.
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