HP 3200 Printer Review
The HP LaserJet 3200 is a monochrome laser printer, like older model the HP 1200 toner printer, but with multifunction capabilities designed for the home or small office environment. Users looking to replace multiple pieces of office equipment will be pleased with the HP 3200, but lack of networking capabilities may limit its appeal for some.
The HP 3200's multifunction capabilities include printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. It does an admirable job of each function, and can replace multiple devices quite easily. At its heart, the 3200 is a very capable laser printer, with excellent print quality that will stand up to any other laser printer. Text print quality is particularly sharp, and copies retain the clarity of their originals. For graphics or photos, look to the HP 3800 toner printer.
The HP LaserJet 3200 toner cartridges have a small capacity of 2,500 pages. While this is a very small page yield, HP 3200 toner cartridges are sufficient for home or small office printing needs. To save money on HP 3200 toner, the user can purchase compatible HP LaserJet 3200 toner cartridges.
The printer comes with parallel and USB ports for connection to a computer. Although the unit can be shared across a network of computers, not all of its functions will be available in a shared environment. Printing from any networked computer is supported, but the unit will only scan to a computer connected directly, and faxing and copying must be done from the unit itself.
Although the printing engine is monochrome only, scanning can be done in color. Faxes can be sent at up to 3 seconds per page, and the unit features a 275 page memory, which retains the last 275 pages in case of printing problems or paper shortage, ensuring that you don't miss a fax when you run out of paper.
The multifunction nature of the HP LaserJet 3200 means that you can replace multiple devices with one machine. Not only is this more convenient, but it means lower maintenance, lower supply costs, and even lower energy usage, since instead of running four machines, you only need to run one.
Overall, the HP LaserJet 3200 is a full-featured laser printer with quality multifunction features. It has high quality printer toner and it provides all of the functionality a small office will need in compact, easy-to-maintain device.