HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer – Excellent printer

I bought this printer used for a very good price and i am so pleased with this purchase. I used to own an ink printer, and it was a disaster after a few years as the ink just dried up so easily and it had to be replaced around every 3-6 months especially if it was not used. With a laser toner, i only had to replace the black toner once since i bought it as it was almost finnished when it arrived. The amount of pages you can print on a toner is staggering, i do not print much so i expect the toners to last for another couple of years before any of the colour toners run out. For its age this printer is top quality, even though its more than 5 years old i feel no need to upgrade it as it does its job perfectly, it even has ethernet connectivity so you can connect it to your local network. The print quality is perfect for me, the colours come out amazingly and i do not have any issues with misprints or with quality. This printer is old so sometimes the colours come out completely wrong, so i have to remove and insert the toners and it works like new again. It is not the fastest printer, but for home use it is absolutely perfect. The best printer i have used so far.

After a long search, no possibilities to see a laser printer in a shop, and hardly any reactions to requests for print samples, we decided in the end for this one, mainly based on reviews. We had problems installing (crashed after it tried to open windows explorer and we use mozilla firefox) and stopped at 96% installation. After changing the default to explorer we tried again. It still stopped at 96% but for some reason, this seems to have been enough. It is printing just fine now. The colours are for my taste a bit too strong (too green or too red), my children 11 and 13 love them though, but in general, i am very pleased with black and white print outs and pictures are ok, especially for the price.

Having read the reviews for this printer i decided to purchase one for myself. The first one i received had a fault is as much as it kept coming up with an error message saying there was a ‘paper jam in tray 2’ there was no paper jam, then when i press ‘ok’ it would go into an initialization sequence which would last about 30 seconds before then printing. Unable to sort the problem i contacted amazon on the web to return it for a replacement and give amazon their due, this was on sunday, i booked a pick-up for monday and it was picked up no problems with the replacement being delivered first class on the tuesday. How’s the replacement printer doing?. The output is fast and top quality.

  • Very impressive printer
  • Great low cost colour network printer
  • Perfect for home use

I’ve had the printer for a couple of months and think it is great when using the autofeed tray, but feel the manual tray is a bit ‘clunky’ and not very user freindly. Perhaps i am doing something wrong, but its not very clear what. If you normally use the standard tray, i can’t fault the quality of the prints.

Only downside is that it seems not to have a straight through paper feed for card.

After a long search, no possibilities to see a laser printer in a shop, and hardly any reactions to requests for print samples, we decided in the end for this one, mainly based on reviews. We had problems installing (crashed after it tried to open windows explorer and we use mozilla firefox) and stopped at 96% installation. After changing the default to explorer we tried again. It still stopped at 96% but for some reason, this seems to have been enough. It is printing just fine now. The colours are for my taste a bit too strong (too green or too red), my children 11 and 13 love them though, but in general, i am very pleased with black and white print outs and pictures are ok, especially for the price.

I went for this printer because i mostly use linux and it seemed guaranteed to be 100% compatible, i was right, it was up and running in seconds. Address, pointed hp-lip to it and it work instantly. My partners win xp pc took over around 10 minutes to install the drivers but it worked without any problems after the wait. Print quality and colour is brilliant, in fact probably much better than i was hoping for. The only issue, as others have said, the toner is expensive but once replaced should last ages. The carts supplied with it seem to have much less in them than the replacements do. Letters are crisp and sharp, pictures vivid and also very sharp.

One comment on “HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer – Excellent printer

  1. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    I have installed several of these printers and they have worked straight from the box on every occasion. A rogue batch is possible from any company so to refuse a replacement is cutting off your nose to spite your face.
  2. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    I have installed several of these printers and they have worked straight from the box on every occasion. A rogue batch is possible from any company so to refuse a replacement is cutting off your nose to spite your face.
    1. Having read the reviews for this printer i decided to purchase one for myself. The first one i received had a fault is as much as it kept coming up with an error message saying there was a “paper jam in tray 2” there was no paper jam, then when i press “ok” it would go into an initialization sequence which would last about 30 seconds before then printing. Unable to sort the problem i contacted amazon on the web to return it for a replacement and give amazon their due, this was on sunday, i booked a pick-up for monday and it was picked up no problems with the replacement being delivered first class on the tuesday. How’s the replacement printer doing?. The output is fast and top quality.
  3. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    Having read the reviews for this printer i decided to purchase one for myself. The first one i received had a fault is as much as it kept coming up with an error message saying there was a “paper jam in tray 2” there was no paper jam, then when i press “ok” it would go into an initialization sequence which would last about 30 seconds before then printing. Unable to sort the problem i contacted amazon on the web to return it for a replacement and give amazon their due, this was on sunday, i booked a pick-up for monday and it was picked up no problems with the replacement being delivered first class on the tuesday. How’s the replacement printer doing?. The output is fast and top quality.
  4. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    Fantastic laser colour printer. What a great laser colour printer. Network ready and sets up automatically when installed. Really easy to setup and use.
    1. Fantastic laser colour printer. What a great laser colour printer. Network ready and sets up automatically when installed. Really easy to setup and use.
      1. I bought this as a result of needing a more compact colour laser printer in a confined desk space. This printer has been in use for over a year now i am a fan of hp products in general and this is no exception (however as eluded to earlier their software could do with a general overhauil , it can be a bit clunky and take up quite a bit of space on the hard drive). The print quality is excellent in black and white as well as colour , its very good with hp laser photo matte paper. You must ensure that you have the correct settings in the printer settings otherwise you will get some quality issues. This is solely due to the fact that laser’s use high print temps. For the ink transfer process. ( i think this applies to all laser printers)the actual hp solution centre is quite impressive and pretty accurate at ink estimations. Shop around for the ink toner prices they can be either quite expensive or reasombale we are talking between gbp 45 to gbp 75 in some cases for a b&w toner cartridge. Buy in a quad pack for the cheapest prices.
  5. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    I bought this as a result of needing a more compact colour laser printer in a confined desk space. This printer has been in use for over a year now i am a fan of hp products in general and this is no exception (however as eluded to earlier their software could do with a general overhauil , it can be a bit clunky and take up quite a bit of space on the hard drive). The print quality is excellent in black and white as well as colour , its very good with hp laser photo matte paper. You must ensure that you have the correct settings in the printer settings otherwise you will get some quality issues. This is solely due to the fact that laser’s use high print temps. For the ink transfer process. ( i think this applies to all laser printers)the actual hp solution centre is quite impressive and pretty accurate at ink estimations. Shop around for the ink toner prices they can be either quite expensive or reasombale we are talking between gbp 45 to gbp 75 in some cases for a b&w toner cartridge. Buy in a quad pack for the cheapest prices.
  6. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    I had the same ‘wailing’ problems as stated above and black toner spilling onto the paper on first use. I got a replacement one though and it works well enough. I’ve not seen a higher / better print output one so i can’t compare but it’s good enough for what i use it for – colour required for my letterheads and black text.
    1. I had the same ‘wailing’ problems as stated above and black toner spilling onto the paper on first use. I got a replacement one though and it works well enough. I’ve not seen a higher / better print output one so i can’t compare but it’s good enough for what i use it for – colour required for my letterheads and black text.
  7. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    I have had this printer for nearly a year. I didn’t install the packaged software just the drivers. No problem here wth the pc slowing down. You don’t need the software. It sits on my network, no problem. Other niggles are the on/off switch, right at the back and where i have located my printer not that easy to get to. I would have given it 5 * but the price of cartridges worries me. It’s nearly better to buy a new printer when the cartridges run out.
    1. I have had this printer for nearly a year. I didn’t install the packaged software just the drivers. No problem here wth the pc slowing down. You don’t need the software. It sits on my network, no problem. Other niggles are the on/off switch, right at the back and where i have located my printer not that easy to get to. I would have given it 5 * but the price of cartridges worries me. It’s nearly better to buy a new printer when the cartridges run out.
  8. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Colour Laser Printer

    Great low cost colour network printer. I’ve owned this printer for 6 months now and i’m really impressed. The printer worked fine straight out of the box installed and working within 10 minutes. I find the quality excellent, photo’s look fine on regular paper. I run this printer on my home network and print from both xp and vista machines with no compatibility problems. The printer is neat and tidy and fits nicely into my small home office. One downside to this printer (like all colour laserjets) is the cost of replacement toner, i recommend you check before you buy.
    1. Great low cost colour network printer. I’ve owned this printer for 6 months now and i’m really impressed. The printer worked fine straight out of the box installed and working within 10 minutes. I find the quality excellent, photo’s look fine on regular paper. I run this printer on my home network and print from both xp and vista machines with no compatibility problems. The printer is neat and tidy and fits nicely into my small home office. One downside to this printer (like all colour laserjets) is the cost of replacement toner, i recommend you check before you buy.
      1. Having used a black and white laser at home for years i decided to get a colour machine to save the cost and bother of running ink jets. This particular printer is excellent and suits me very well. It arrived well packed and was in working order. It was easy to set up and install. It produces very high quality black and white or colour pictures very fast and without fuss. You do have to be careful to specify any special paper that you may be using (eg photo or card) when i first tried photo paper, i forgot to do this, and picture was a total mess that jammed the machine. (easy to unjam) it also came with a small pack of different papers to show off its capabilities. It is network enabled so i have connected mine to my home network so it can be used by anyone in the house without having to switch on a computer. The networking software was easy (though seemed to take ages) to install.
  9. Having used a black and white laser at home for years i decided to get a colour machine to save the cost and bother of running ink jets. This particular printer is excellent and suits me very well. It arrived well packed and was in working order. It was easy to set up and install. It produces very high quality black and white or colour pictures very fast and without fuss. You do have to be careful to specify any special paper that you may be using (eg photo or card) when i first tried photo paper, i forgot to do this, and picture was a total mess that jammed the machine. (easy to unjam) it also came with a small pack of different papers to show off its capabilities. It is network enabled so i have connected mine to my home network so it can be used by anyone in the house without having to switch on a computer. The networking software was easy (though seemed to take ages) to install.

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