The HP LaserJet 1020 laser printer is designed for the personal or small office user, like the HP P1005 toner printer. It has a compact design for tight spaces and an affordable price, but its print quality and speeds are outmatched by only slightly more expensive competing products.
The compact design of the HP 1020 laser printer is one of its most appealing assets. It is one of the most compact laser models available on the market, and can fit into some of the tightest spaces. The unit measures 8.2 inches by 14.6 inches by 9.5 inches (HWD) and weighs only 11 pounds with the HP toner. It is worth noting that these measurements do not include its front tray, which must be down to accept paper. With the front tray open, the unit becomes about 5 inches deeper. Still, the machine will easily sit on a shelf or surface that is only 9.5 inches deep, if you don't mind the tray sticking out over the edge.
There is no doubt about the LaserJet 1020's design as a personal printer. It includes no ethernet port for networking, and it is a bit underpowered for anything more than one or two users. Its 234 mhz processor and 2 MB of memory would not handle a shared network environment very well, even if an ethernet port were included.
Print quality is merely average. Text quality is generally very good, but is not as sharp or dark as most of laser models. Graphics quality is below average even for lasers, which generally struggle with graphics. Print speeds are decent, at 12 pages per minute, but not overly impressive. Neither print speed nor quality are particularly bad, but competing products tend to offer faster speeds and better quality for only a small amount more money, making it difficult to recommend.
HP LaserJet 1020 toner cartridges are geared towards a personal or small office user. The standard capacity HP 1020 toner cartridge only has a 2,000 page yield. The high capacity laser toner cartridge is a little more reasonable. At a 3,000 page capacity per printer toner cartridge, using the higher capacity can lower the user's cost per page.
Overall, the HP LaserJet 1020 is a decent machine which will appeal to users who truly need a very compact design. For a little more money and just a bit more bulk, competing products have better speeds, quality, and options to offer.
HP LaserJet 1020 Instructional Video
An instructional video that demonstrates how to replace the Remanufactured LaserJet 1020 toner cartridge.
HP LaserJet 1020 Instructional Video Transcript
This video will show you how to replace the toner cartridge in your HP LaserJet 102 printer.
The LaserJet 1020 incorporates HP’s FastRes 1200 technology for 1200 dpi effective printing at very high quality. Its 150-sheet input tray is augmented by a single-sheet specialty input slot, and its single USB port makes it easy to setup, though it does lack the networking capabilities and some of the upgrade options of other models in its line.
To replace an empty LaserJet 1020 toner cartridge, start by lifting the output paper tray to move it out of the way. Then open the unit’s lid to expose the cartridge.
Grasp the small handle in the center of the cartridge and pull upward. The cartridge will rotate slightly and lift out.
Carefully open the box for the new compatible LaserJet 1020 toner cartridge, discard the packing materials, and remove the bag.
You should rock the LaserJet cartridge forward and backward to help distribute the toner more evenly.
You will need to remove the packing strip from the HP 1020 cartridge by placing your finger inside the loop and pulling firmly until it is completely removed.
Place the new compatible LaserJet 1020 toner cartridge into the printer with the handle pointed upward. Press firmly to settle the cartridge into place. Then close the printer’s lid.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP LaserJet 1020 laser printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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