Laser printers offer many advantages over inkjet models, including lower printer toner costs and generally faster speeds, but the price is often so much higher it is not justifiable for individuals. The HP LaserJet P1004 aims to change that by including the great laser features users want, at a price that is low enough for smaller budgets. It doesn't sacrifice speed either, at up to 14 pages per minute, and HP P1004 toner is quite economical.
While the focus of the P1004 is on high-quality output and reliable operation, it also includes a few unexpected features that are very useful. It can do "N-up" printing, which puts multiple pages onto a single page, saving paper costs, and it can walk users through the process of manual duplexing as well. There is an "Archive" mode available, which makes prints less susceptible to smears and other problems over the long term, perfect for adding pages to an archive.
The control panel shows the level of toners very clearly, to help monitor when it is necessary to replace HP P1004 toner cartridges. LaserJet P1004 toner cartridges have a capacity of 1,500 pages, which is limited, but much better than even a large inkjet, and the price of LaserJet P1004 toner is fairly equivalent, making the cost per page significantly lower. MICR HP P1004 toner is available for those who need it as well.
Other models may offer better speeds and slightly higher quality, but few can compete with the P1004 at such a low purchase price. The number of features available at its low price point is impressive.
Overall, the HP P1004 is a great fit for any home user or small office user who does a medium volume of printing and wants laser quality and speed, but doesn't want the cost or bulk of a larger machine.
HP LaserJet P1004 Instructional Video
A video demonstration for replacing an HP LaserJet P1004 toner cartridge.
HP LaserJet P1004 Instructional Video Transcript
The P1004 personal laser printer is designed for light-duty home or small office use by an individual. It can print up to 15 pages per minute, but is not recommended for more than 5,000 pages per month, making it a low-volume model. Its 600 dpi output quality is sharp, and the 150-sheet paper capacity is adequate for light use.
Make sure the printer is powered on, then move the output paper tray out of the way of the access panel. Find the handle on the left of the panel and raise it up to access the LaserJet P1004 toner cartridge. Grasp the cartridge by the handle and pull it out of the opening.
Take the new HP P1004 cartridge out of its box carefully, then remove the packing materials and the plastic bag. Rock the cartridge back and forth 6 to 8 times to redistribute any toner inside that may have settled during shipping.
Find the piece of black paper that protects the drum and pull it away from the cartridge to remove it. Place a finger inside the loop of shipping tape on one end of the cartridge, then pull it away from the cartridge to remove it.
With the P1004 cartridge prepared, align it with the rails on both sides and slide it down into the printer’s opening. Make sure it settles firmly at the bottom, then close the access panel.
You are now ready to resume printing with your LaserJet P1004 laser printer.
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