HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer : Great printer, but check the cost of consumables before purchase if you have a green conscience.

Great printer, but check the cost of consumables before purchase if you have a green conscience. . Great small footprint printer for general home/small office use. Great feature set (i bought it for apple airprint and duplex) and easy setup. However, toner replacement is prohibitively expensive. When will manufacturers stop overpricing consumables and sell them for less than the purchase price of a new printer?. Current price of the printer on amazon including toner is £125, the cheapest compatible set of toner is £175 (not high yield cartridges. ) hp cartridge sets start at over £200, with genuine high yield cartridge sets close to £300. Outrageous pricing like this, turns a perfectly serviceable printer into an uneconomical throwaway device.

Excellent home/office colour printer. Researched printers quite a bit before going with this model. Excellent home/office colour printer. Arrived promptly and was set up in about 10 minutes, including registering with hp connect which allows me to print from anywhere to the printer e-mail address. It is set up for wireless printing (painless in my case) and prints virtually instantly. Not too many prints done as yet, but the quality is excellent. Very crisp and colours rendered faithfully. This has a neat footprint on an average office desk, with computer screen and file tray and still plenty of room. I have it alongside a canon inkjet which scans. I have the best of both worlds now.

Instructions are not in english. I would have given it 5 stars but apart from what’s in the box all the other (important) information like how to set it up are not in english. So had to go online to get the english version, then the set up was straight forward and all done wirelessly. So far i got it to print from my ipad, laptop and mobile phone all wireless and simple to use. Though it is a lot bigger than inkjet printers at least you can print more pages before needing to change cartridge. As i do a lot of printing in colour this seemed the ideal choice over an inkjet printer only time will tell if this will last as long as my previous inkjet printer. So far i’m impressed and i’m also printing mostly onto card (200gsm).

Very good value (but i have a low printing volume so cost of toner is not an issue).

Fantastic printer- fast printing. Fantastic printer- fast printing, good quality, no paper jams whatsoever. Worked very easily with windows, osx, android and ios. Linux was a bit more effort, as support is fairly recent, and i have a fairly old distro. Not too much hassle, and it’s now fine in ubuntu 14. More recent distributions should support it without any hassle.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent home/office colour printer
  • The HP was easy to set up
  • Fantastic printer- fast printing

Almost 5stars – great compact printer. Almost a 5 star review – let down by a few minor but nevertheless irritating nigglesmy son started secondary school and suddenly his use of colour inkjet printing shot up – costing me an arm in ink cartridges. It had to be a compact printer to fit in a limited space in my living room. After researching sizes, performance, features etc i settled on this model as the best overall mix of features and size. Pros (in no particular order):1) size – obviously bigger than my samsung mono laser – but still one of the smallest colour lasers i could find with an ethernet port and usable lcd menu screen. Fits on top of a pedestal will very little overhang. And also not too tall – so does not overwhelm the area. 2) comes with 1500 page black toner and 700 page colour toner – ready installed – so not quite full but enough to keep you going for a while3) lots of connectivity options: usb, wireless, wired, wifi-direct (print without joining a network) and nfc – almost all bases covered. 4) decent sized colour lcd screen for changing settings and checking status5) very low standby power usage (1.

Works well, economical, better than my previous hp laser printer.

One comment on “HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer : Great printer, but check the cost of consumables before purchase if you have a green conscience.

  1. Not much toner included with this one. Good overall printer with a nice fast print time. Looks and feels well made however the ‘touch’ screen is very temperamental and you have to attempt to ‘touch’ it a few time to get it to do anything. Also, after just purchasing im shocked to find that after printing just 25 full colour a4’s its now telling me that my toner is low and needs replacing. I understand that these things come with ‘starter toner’ but 25 sheets worth?. Really???so after less than a week of ownership i’m already looking at new toner, a cost i could have added to a better printer in the first place.
  2. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    Not much toner included with this one. Good overall printer with a nice fast print time. Looks and feels well made however the ‘touch’ screen is very temperamental and you have to attempt to ‘touch’ it a few time to get it to do anything. Also, after just purchasing im shocked to find that after printing just 25 full colour a4’s its now telling me that my toner is low and needs replacing. I understand that these things come with ‘starter toner’ but 25 sheets worth?. Really???so after less than a week of ownership i’m already looking at new toner, a cost i could have added to a better printer in the first place.
  3. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    At start up the magenta colour didn’t print (at all) but after two or three test prints it was fine. All facilities listed work well, very pleased with this printer.
    1. At start up the magenta colour didn’t print (at all) but after two or three test prints it was fine. All facilities listed work well, very pleased with this printer.
  4. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    A great entry level laser printer. An excellent product for the money. Ignore any negative comments regarding functional shortfalls. This operates as per the advertised specifications.
    1. A great entry level laser printer. An excellent product for the money. Ignore any negative comments regarding functional shortfalls. This operates as per the advertised specifications.
  5. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    A very versatile printer for the money. Simple to set up and has worked well via wi-fi since arriving. Iit has all the features i wanted like colour and duplex printing. I prefer this with a separate scanner to an all in one ink jet printer.
  6. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    A very versatile printer for the money. Simple to set up and has worked well via wi-fi since arriving. Iit has all the features i wanted like colour and duplex printing. I prefer this with a separate scanner to an all in one ink jet printer.
  7. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    Good quality prints and connectivity, automatic duplex is another plus. Small issue is that the paper tray is small but still adequate for home use. I think given everything its better than inkjets as ends up being cheaper.
  8. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    Good quality prints and connectivity, automatic duplex is another plus. Small issue is that the paper tray is small but still adequate for home use. I think given everything its better than inkjets as ends up being cheaper.
    1. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Does exactly what it says on the tin. I use this casually so small tray size has no impact on me. If you need a decent tray size and space is not a problem then perhaps look at a larger printer.
      1. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Does exactly what it says on the tin. I use this casually so small tray size has no impact on me. If you need a decent tray size and space is not a problem then perhaps look at a larger printer.
  9. It has been very easy to link the printer to my computer and various. The printer has excelled in performance. It has been very easy to link the printer to my computer and various android devices via wifi. It is robust, reliable, quick and gives excellent print quality. It also seems surprisingly economical with ink supplies. I have been using the printer a lot since delivery and the “starter ink cartridges” still show 50% remaining. I have found that the current cost per print is working out cheaper with the hp m252dw than when i used my previous hp ink jet printer. If i had printed the same volume of prints on the ink jet printer, i would have had to replace the ink jet cartridges quite regularly, which would have proved to be expensive. I realise that costs of replacement hp toner cartridges for the hp m252dw are quite expensive, but the life of the toner cartridges seems to be sufficient to make using this printer very cost effective. I am obviously very happy with the purchase i have made.
    1. It has been very easy to link the printer to my computer and various. The printer has excelled in performance. It has been very easy to link the printer to my computer and various android devices via wifi. It is robust, reliable, quick and gives excellent print quality. It also seems surprisingly economical with ink supplies. I have been using the printer a lot since delivery and the “starter ink cartridges” still show 50% remaining. I have found that the current cost per print is working out cheaper with the hp m252dw than when i used my previous hp ink jet printer. If i had printed the same volume of prints on the ink jet printer, i would have had to replace the ink jet cartridges quite regularly, which would have proved to be expensive. I realise that costs of replacement hp toner cartridges for the hp m252dw are quite expensive, but the life of the toner cartridges seems to be sufficient to make using this printer very cost effective. I am obviously very happy with the purchase i have made.
      1. For two freelancers working from home, this is the perfect quick and great quality printer.
  10. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    For two freelancers working from home, this is the perfect quick and great quality printer.
    1. Easy to set up and great printing from anywhere. Fast, easy to set up and great printing from anywhere.
      1. Easy to set up and great printing from anywhere. Fast, easy to set up and great printing from anywhere.
  11. Great product setup very easy. Prints quickly and quietly, loads of print options to allow for printing from any device. Very easy to set up worked with all devices without hassle. Printing within 10 minutes of opening the box.
  12. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    Great product setup very easy. Prints quickly and quietly, loads of print options to allow for printing from any device. Very easy to set up worked with all devices without hassle. Printing within 10 minutes of opening the box.
    1. Colours are not accurate, wifi printing requires switching off/on. Good points: compact, inexpensive colour laser printer. I am still using the starter toner pack after 9 months of light usage (~300 pages). The text and graphics are crisp. Not so good: colours, especially in printing photos, are not accurate and it is not possible tweak them to make them more accurate. To print from wifi, the printer needs to be switched off and on if it was standing without jobs for a while.
  13. This review is from : HP 200 Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer – White

    Colours are not accurate, wifi printing requires switching off/on. Good points: compact, inexpensive colour laser printer. I am still using the starter toner pack after 9 months of light usage (~300 pages). The text and graphics are crisp. Not so good: colours, especially in printing photos, are not accurate and it is not possible tweak them to make them more accurate. To print from wifi, the printer needs to be switched off and on if it was standing without jobs for a while.

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