While not the fastest color inkjet in its class, the HP 2500c does provide solid color quality and comes in multiple models to suit different needs. The 2500c+ adds support for PCL 5 fonts, the 2500cm adds extra memory and networking, while the 2500cse and 2500cxi versions include upgraded paper handling. Every model uses the same inexpensive HP 2500c printer ink to keep costs low.
The 2500c is clearly designed for either an individual or a small workgroup that needs color capabilities, and the network sharing included with some models makes them easily accessible by multiple users. Print speeds are a bit limited, at up to 11 pages per minute for black and up to 9 pages per minute for color, but users may find its sharp image quality, fairly compact size, and affordable price a good tradeoff.
The unit's footprint is fairly compact, though it may be taller than some would expect, due to the dual media trays, which hold a maximum of 400 sheets. Users in very tight spaces may find it a bit bulky, but shared environments will appreciate the extra capacity. The HP Smart Software included with the machine provides enhanced features like reducing and enlarging documents without a loss in quality.
Instead of using combined color versions, the HP 2500c ink cartridges are separated into four colors of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. This helps reduce waste, and makes the overall cost of HP 2500c ink cartridges much more affordable in the long run.
With its high-quality output and multiple models to choose from, the 2500c inkjet is an impressive device. Its print speeds are a bit on the slow side, but its affordable price and the low cost of HP 2500c printer ink still make it a great value, particularly given its fairly compact frame.
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