The HP LaserJet P1005 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the personal or home office user. It offers good text quality and decent speeds, but small paper capacity and lackluster graphics prints are drawbacks. An upgrade to the P1005 is the HP 1500 toner printer or the LaserJet p1006 toner printer.
The HP P1005 is a budget printer with the single user in mind. It is designed to be a compact and affordable solution for the user who wants laser quality without the extra bulk and price tag normally associated with laser printers. The printer measures 7.6 inches by 13.6 inches by 8.8 inches and weighs just 10.3 pounds, making it one of the smallest and lightest printers available.
The LaserJet P1005 is designed to use a minimum amount of power, with a combination of a PowerSave mode and Instant-On technology, which keeps it ready for action, but still consuming very little power. Surprisingly, for such a compact printer, it has a 233 MHz processor and 2 MB of memory, allowing it to do its own processing without relying on the host computer. The P1005 connects via USB, but does not have built-in networking support.
The HP LaserJet P1005 toner cartridges have a capacity of 1,500 pages each, and tend to be quite expensive. Current HP toner prices place printing costs at around 4 cents per page. By using third-party compatible HP P1005 toner, it is possible to bring it down to 2 cents per page or lower, which helps lower operating costs considerably. Print speed is quite good at 15 pages per minute. Other competing models offer faster speeds, even at this price, but most don't match the P1005's excellent text quality. Text is sharp and detailed, even at small font sizes. Graphics quality is a little below average, but passable for occasional use.
Overall, the HP LaserJet P1005 has a lot to offer for the personal user. It is one of the most affordable and compact printers on the market, and will appeal to users who do a lot of text and only the occasional graphics print.
HP LaserJet P1005 Instructional Video
A video demonstration of replacing an HP LaserJet P1005 toner cartridge.
HP LaserJet P1005 Instructional Video Transcript
The LaserJet P1005 can print up to 15 pages per minute, but it has a footprint of only 13x9 inches, and weighs only 10 pounds. This makes this lightweight laser printer ideal for home use in tight spaces, and it is rated for up to 5,000 pages per month.
Start with your printer turned on and make sure the output paper tray is open. Lift the access panel upward until it flips slightly backward and stays open on its own. Look for the HP P1005 toner cartridge inside the opening and grab it by its handle to pull it out of the printer.
Before you can install the new LaserJet P1005 cartridge, start by taking it out of its box and removing the packing materials. Carefully open and remove the bag as well, then shake the cartridge from side to side to help distribute the toner inside more evenly.
Find the paper protecting the drum, and pull it out of the cartridge in the direction of the arrows. Loop one finger inside the shipping tape at one end of the cartridge, and pull it straight out until it is removed completely.
Slide your new HP P1005 cartridge into the opening, making sure it is aligned with the guides on both sides. Lower the access panel and snap it into place.
You are now ready to resume printing with your LaserJet P1005 laser printer.
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