HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer – Great printer on Mac or Windows. Easy set up. One problem : network scanning very slow with Mountain Lion

I bought this for my business and it has worked as a treat. Keeps printing and the economy is great.

No fuss to install, but a few issues with vista after a couple of weeks. Quick and easy to install, works out of the box and does exactly what you would expect. A few driver issues surfaced with vista after a couple of weeks which are niggly, but i suppose i blame windows more than the printer for this.

Good printer, to be fair, but feels a little outdated without a wifi function. All these wires that have to be plugged in for remote printing is a nuisance. If i had to choose again, i would have chosen a printer with an imbedded wifi. However if you do not mind ethernet cables, you will be pleased with this machine.

  • Best printer I’ve owned
  • Excellent small home office printer!
  • I’m surprised at how good this is

Works well and is very quick. I haven’t had it long enough to see how durable or reliable it is. Easy to setup and has eprint/airprint which is great as we have apple and other products that now communicate with it.

Works flawlessly and very easy to set up, even on mac. I had no problems setting up the printer and i have not had any single issue since setting up. I use it with the computers at home, both windows and mac – printing wirelessly. I also print from my ipad and iphone using airprint. I will certainly recommend this printer to anyone looking to buy a mono laserjet multifunction printer. The print quality is very good and prints duplex too. Scanning and photocopying with it has been very smooth, not with the glitches i often experienced with other printers.

I bought this for my business and it has worked as a treat. Keeps printing and the economy is great.

Great printer on mac or windows. One problem : network scanning very slow with mountain lion. Very impressive all rounder – sets up very easily on mac or windows, prints beautifully from both over wi-fi via time capsule’s usb port, scans and copies very well, handles multiple sheets using its document feeder. Quite a small footprint, too, for such a capable unit, and yes it does do double-sided. The only disappointment is that apple software does not support use of a scanner over my wireless network via usb, so you have to unplug the printer from the time capsule and plug it directly into your laptop for scanning to work. This is not in any way the printer’s fault, and can be worked around by connecting your printer via ethernet cable to your network. However there is a problem that apple and hp need to solve between them instead of blaming each other: scanning using this printer over a network (ie using ethernet) is very slow if running mountain lion – several minutes for a hi-res image vs seconds for connection via usb directly to your computer.

One comment on “HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer – Great printer on Mac or Windows. Easy set up. One problem : network scanning very slow with Mountain Lion

  1. Its so great not having messages every 5 minutes stating that an ink cartridge needs replacing. . Its so great not having messages every 5 minutes stating that an ink cartridge needs replacing. This machine does double sided printing, which saves lots of space and paper. Can can pop a pile of paper on top and it photocopies them all without you needing to do more than press a button once. Its a lot less hassle than an inkjet. It doesn’t do colour, but then on line photo printing services are cheaper and better than anything you can do at home.
    1. Its so great not having messages every 5 minutes stating that an ink cartridge needs replacing. . Its so great not having messages every 5 minutes stating that an ink cartridge needs replacing. This machine does double sided printing, which saves lots of space and paper. Can can pop a pile of paper on top and it photocopies them all without you needing to do more than press a button once. Its a lot less hassle than an inkjet. It doesn’t do colour, but then on line photo printing services are cheaper and better than anything you can do at home.
  2. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Perfect product for moderate office/home use. Perfect printer/scanner/photocopier. I love the double sided function that saves a lot of paper and weight when carrying bulky reports.
  3. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Perfect product for moderate office/home use. Perfect printer/scanner/photocopier. I love the double sided function that saves a lot of paper and weight when carrying bulky reports.
  4. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Hp ce538a laser jet prom1536dnf. The referenced hp printer almost self loaded onto the imac windows 7 pro operating system. Just a few tweaks here and there. The eprint functionality is neat for my colleagues and friends around the world.
    1. Hp ce538a laser jet prom1536dnf. The referenced hp printer almost self loaded onto the imac windows 7 pro operating system. Just a few tweaks here and there. The eprint functionality is neat for my colleagues and friends around the world.
      1. Their cheaper products aimed at homes suck. The drivers don’t work well and i start looking at other manufacturers. But then this was rate 5 of 5, so i took a gamble wit these guys and it paid off. I plugged it in to my network and it automatically configured its self. I can’t print from my iphone or ipad without any configuration. The fax machine works well and the scanning function works perfectly.
  5. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Their cheaper products aimed at homes suck. The drivers don’t work well and i start looking at other manufacturers. But then this was rate 5 of 5, so i took a gamble wit these guys and it paid off. I plugged it in to my network and it automatically configured its self. I can’t print from my iphone or ipad without any configuration. The fax machine works well and the scanning function works perfectly.
  6. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Great printer – poor software for set up. Just started using this today. Can’t fault the printer – very fast, much faster than my old dell inkjet. Set up and installation was a nightmare.The supplied cd did not work and it took 5 attempts to get the downloaded software to work. But now all working and seems ok.
  7. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Great printer – poor software for set up. Just started using this today. Can’t fault the printer – very fast, much faster than my old dell inkjet. Set up and installation was a nightmare.The supplied cd did not work and it took 5 attempts to get the downloaded software to work. But now all working and seems ok.
  8. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    It was easy to set up and quiet when printing. I have not yet mastered how to use faxi have already recommended to a friend, who has also bought one.
    1. It was easy to set up and quiet when printing. I have not yet mastered how to use faxi have already recommended to a friend, who has also bought one.
      1. The speed that this thing chucks out a highly detailed image is shocking, let alone the fact you don’t have inc costs. I’m really satisfied with this product, for the price its a bargain considering it works like an office printer. For home printing i would say its over the top, for that very reason its a must have for the home ^^.
  9. The speed that this thing chucks out a highly detailed image is shocking, let alone the fact you don’t have inc costs. I’m really satisfied with this product, for the price its a bargain considering it works like an office printer. For home printing i would say its over the top, for that very reason its a must have for the home ^^.
  10. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Small businessman is very happy. This item arrived on time in perfect condition. I have to say it it 100% of what i had hoped and deliverseasy to install and like the product very much.
  11. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    Small businessman is very happy. This item arrived on time in perfect condition. I have to say it it 100% of what i had hoped and deliverseasy to install and like the product very much.
  12. This review is from : HP CE538A LaserJet Pro M1536DNF All-In-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)

    I’m surprised at how good this is. I’ve had loads of printers overs the years and mainly stuck to hp. More recently, it has seemed that their build quality has suffered so was expecting this one, for the relatively low price, to be a bit flimsy. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to discover that although it’s not up to the tank like build of yesteryear, it is surprisingly well put together. Like another reviewer, i was dead pleased with the mac setup which included, without me knowing, setting the printer to be seen by iphone and ipad. All functions work very well. Subject to the performance continuing i’m going to be very pleased, moreover as i’m getting £60 quid back on a promotion meaning this has cost me a paltry £149.
    1. I’m surprised at how good this is. I’ve had loads of printers overs the years and mainly stuck to hp. More recently, it has seemed that their build quality has suffered so was expecting this one, for the relatively low price, to be a bit flimsy. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to discover that although it’s not up to the tank like build of yesteryear, it is surprisingly well put together. Like another reviewer, i was dead pleased with the mac setup which included, without me knowing, setting the printer to be seen by iphone and ipad. All functions work very well. Subject to the performance continuing i’m going to be very pleased, moreover as i’m getting £60 quid back on a promotion meaning this has cost me a paltry £149.

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