CF081A HP Laserjet Enterprise 500 M551N Colour Printer – Colour Laserjet Printer for home and small office.

The toner is ridiculously expensive though. Weight for weight 15 times more expensive than gold. Can’t fathom why replacement cartridges are more expensive than the printer itself.

The toner is ridiculously expensive though. Weight for weight 15 times more expensive than gold. Can’t fathom why replacement cartridges are more expensive than the printer itself.

Arrived on time and does an amazing job just as detailed in the product info. Looking forward to a newer version of this.

  • Colour Laserjet Printer for home and small office.
  • Great colour prints
  • This was a good deal

Colour laserjet printer for home and small office. . Firstly why colour laser?i have found that where an inkjet printer is not used for a while the nozzles/printhead can dry out. In any case it seems that a relatively large amount of expensive ink is used to clean nozzles whenever the printer is switched on. There is no alternative if you want to print a high quality photo on photo paper – just make sure the printer is used at least once a month to prevent nozzle dry out. But for other pictures etc a laserjet is fully satisfactory for me. Second – why this model m551n?i originally tried other laserprinters which were unsatisfactory (and unreliable) and so i switched to hp – far more reliable but of course more expensive. I already had an old hp 2420 (black white) that has been working reliably for more than 10 years (and i had bought it second hand). I chose an hp cp1525 colour laser printer but i found it painfully slow. Ok for occasional light domestic use but when printing out maybe sixty sets of 12 pages – double sided to reduce postage costs – the whole process was very slow – a print job like that seemed to take an afternoon. The m551 prints about 30 colour or b/w pages per minute and a typical job (such as above) now takes an hour or so.

Arrived on time and does an amazing job just as detailed in the product info. Looking forward to a newer version of this.

Very good quality photo prints. Very pleased with this purchase, but it did arrive with refilled cartridges, not genuine hp ones. Refilling them is the only option as new cartridges require a second mortgage.

Very good quality photo prints. Very pleased with this purchase, but it did arrive with refilled cartridges, not genuine hp ones. Refilling them is the only option as new cartridges require a second mortgage.