The HP LaserJet P2055dn laser printer is designed for the small to medium office. It may also appeal to home office users who want fast printing speeds.
While the HP P2055dn laser printer has many strengths, speed would have to be its standout feature. At 35 pages per minute, employees won't spend much time waiting in front of the machine. When combined with the "Instant-On Technology" which reduces the amount of time needed before the first page begins printing, it all adds up to a very speedy machine.
The capacity of the HP LaserJet toner cartridges is very high and therefore will require changing infrequently. HP toner is also available in compatible and genuine versions. HP LaserJet P2055dn toner cartridges come in two sizes. The standard laser toner cartridge has a page yield of 2,300 pages, while the high-capacity printer toner cartridge has a capacity of 6,500 pages. Using third-party HP P2055dn toner cartridges will result in a much lower cost per page.
The P2055dn and P2055x models also include a built-in gigabit ethernet print server. This allows for faster than standard ethernet ports, and may decrease print time somewhat, assuming the office is wired for gigabit ethernet. Also included is a web-based interface for managing it remotely. This allows users to change settings, view the status, and even pause and cancel print jobs from anywhere on the network. The P2055d and other "d" models includes automatic duplexing.
The unit even includes a built-in firewall as an added security feature. The ProRes technology allows printing up to 1200 dpi for higher quality prints, but sacrificing some speed. Also included is a quiet mode which reduces the noise of the unit, but also affects speed, at about half the normal printing speed. This may be a useful feature in cramped office spaces, however, and might be worth the tradeoff if the noise becomes unbearable.
The two-line LCD control panel is somewhat lackluster, as many modern machines implement a larger screen, but for a laser without multifunction features, two lines is enough to display necessary information, like how many more pages the toner cartridges will print. The web interface allows for more detailed information and is a much more useful interface.
Overall, the LaserJet P2055dn comes in as one of the fastest laser printers around, especially in its price range. Nice features like the gigabit ethernet server and great web interface sweeten an already good deal.
HP LaserJet P2055 Instructional Video
A video demonstration of the HP LaserJet P2055 toner cartridge replacement process.
HP LaserJet P2055 Instructional Video Transcript
The HP LaserJet P2055 is a fast single-function laser printer, with speeds of up to 33 pages per minute. It has a maximum resolution of 1200 dpi for sharp prints, and connects via USB to a single computer. It has a quick first page out time of around 8 seconds, and an input paper capacity of 300 sheets, perfect for a busy small office user.
On the control panel of the P2055, there are several indicator lights. When the toner LED light is lit, the toner supply is getting low. When the light flashes, it is time to replace the HP P2055 toner cartridge.
Although the model shown here may differ slightly in appearance, the cartridge replacement process is the same.
Make sure the printer is on before you begin, then press the button at the top right of the machine to open the cartridge door. Inside you will see the cartridge. Grab the LaserJet P2055 toner cartridge by its handle and pull it toward you to remove it.
Prepare the new compatible HP P2055 toner cartridge by removing it from its box and discarding the packing materials and the bag. Before you remove the protective paper or tape strip, rock the cartridge forward and backward several times to help distribute the toner inside more evenly.
Loop one finger inside the protective tape strip and pull it until it is removed completely. The LaserJet P2055 cartridge should also include a piece of black paper protecting the drum. Grab this paper and pull it in the direction of the arrow.
Insert the P2055 cartridge into the open slot, aligning it with the tracks on either side. Press firmly on the cartridge to make sure it is properly seated, then close the print cartridge door.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP LaserJet P2055 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.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.