HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer : Color Laserjet CP2025DN

Wonderful results (and using windows 7, 64-bit). I needed a new printer for my small estate agency: a printer that would produce photo-quality results on brochures; a printer that would be fast when producing canvassing materials; a printer that would print both sides; a printer that would be small enough to fit a very small office space and, crucially, a printer that would not cost too much. My research was based on these criteria and led to the cp2025dn. I read a lot of negative reviews but, with brand loyalty based on a bomb-proof hp printer that had been churning out thousands of monotone pages for years, i took the plunge. First of all the installation and the reported issue that the cd won’t work with w7/64-bit. This was also the case for my windows 7 64-bit laptop. However, i called hp’s support and a lady based in bangalore remotely took control of my laptop, did the necessary stuff and got the printer working in about 30 minutes. You will need the product serial number from the back of the printer. The telephone number for hp’s support regarding this is 0845 161 0030 (or, for a normal rate number you can call 01344 360000 and ask to be put through to technical support). Do check that the printer is printing properly and in colour and duplex before you come off the line from support.

I have always been sceptic about laser printers even though deep down i’ve always wanted to actually own one. Laser means professional imho, yet having said that the professional ones at the office have constant paper jams, and print quality average at best (not hp). As a home user i simply could not justify the price tag, and most of all the running costs. To cut a long story short, when i finally decided to take the plunge, and after days of research, i decided to go for the hp cp2025dn, and i could not be happier with this printer. Very good print quality, be it text or colour, and on any type of paper. Photos look great even on normal copy paper. Many would argue that inkjets have this function even on basic models, yet one has to understand that inkjet is a liquid which tends to seep into the page making duplex printing less than desirable. Laser is a powder, so there is no issue, even on very thin paper. Running costs are very low, as very good quality toner alternatives are available (even on amazon) 4. Paper jams are practically non existent if the paper is fanned correctly, and when they do happen it is so easy to fix, due to the thoughtful design of the printer.

A great networked, colour laser printer at a very good price. I had it’s predecessor, which i was very happy with, but unfortunately, it did not work woth windows 7. Hence the upgrade to this printer. It installed easily out of the box. It is very easy to attach computers on the network to it, it prints well and is trouble free. I am very happy indeed with this printer. It supports my whole home network very well. Here are the specifications for the HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer:

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  • Print speeds of up to 20 ppm in black and colour
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  • Automatic 2 sided printing
  • Intuitive two-line back-lit control panel

A great networked, colour laser printer at a very good price. I had it’s predecessor, which i was very happy with, but unfortunately, it did not work woth windows 7. Hence the upgrade to this printer. It installed easily out of the box. It is very easy to attach computers on the network to it, it prints well and is trouble free. I am very happy indeed with this printer. It supports my whole home network very well.

Have just got this printer a few weeks and it really is a very good printer, my other printers have been colour inkjets. It was effortless to set up in windows 7 and does everything they say it can do, duplex print and colours are very good. It can be slightly noisy when it auto cleans but after a while it’s not so noticeable and the print out times are excellent and with very good quality print.

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  • thought long & hardabout buying, now delighted I did

I thought hard before i bought this printer after having read a few ‘iffy’ reviews. Normally i buy hp stuff as it is good value and works well, so i was nervous having read the adverse comments. Yes, i had the same problems with the colours out of registration, but after running ‘calibration’ it sorted itself out ok although there is still a very slight misalignment only visible under magnification. The duplex printing is great. I do a lot of booklet printing and the auto duplex is a real boon. You can just set the thing off to print loads of copies with no fear of it feeding two sheets together and cocking up the whole print run. We’ll need to see how it works out on ink cost compared to my trusty deskjet.

This printer is great value for money. Also the people were really helpful. We had a problem with a yellow cartridge that reported a error. I reported this via the amazon email system and within a day i had a response. Within two days we had a replacement. Everything worked fine and 100% happy. I would recommend this company based on the customers support and help.

One comment on “HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer : Color Laserjet CP2025DN

  1. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    Make sure you have the latest and correct drivers for this printer, especially for 64 bit win7/8. It should present no printing problems and mine has worked without a hitch. This printer is huge, lumbering and dwarfs our mono hp office laser sitting next to it. Original hp refill carts cost a fortune, i’ve used nothing but more affordable third party toners for this and the print quality is just as good. You can replace all the carts for about £70 with compatibles. Toner capacity is so so (even with originals), i do not advise heavy use of this printer for colour unless you don’t mind burning through tons of cartridges. You will use up lots of blacks. A mono laser is far more economical. Colour and photo quality is surprisingly good and puts the ‘laser photo quality is rubbish’ myth to rest. The quality is more akin to a magazine printout than a glossy photo print from an inkjet, but in terms of the quality of the photo it’s more than good enough and the results look professional. Built in duplexer is excellent. The machine likes to calibrate itself quite often so you will hear it buzz up by itself and get on with cleaning/calibrating/playing with itself/whatever.
    1. Make sure you have the latest and correct drivers for this printer, especially for 64 bit win7/8. It should present no printing problems and mine has worked without a hitch. This printer is huge, lumbering and dwarfs our mono hp office laser sitting next to it. Original hp refill carts cost a fortune, i’ve used nothing but more affordable third party toners for this and the print quality is just as good. You can replace all the carts for about £70 with compatibles. Toner capacity is so so (even with originals), i do not advise heavy use of this printer for colour unless you don’t mind burning through tons of cartridges. You will use up lots of blacks. A mono laser is far more economical. Colour and photo quality is surprisingly good and puts the ‘laser photo quality is rubbish’ myth to rest. The quality is more akin to a magazine printout than a glossy photo print from an inkjet, but in terms of the quality of the photo it’s more than good enough and the results look professional. Built in duplexer is excellent. The machine likes to calibrate itself quite often so you will hear it buzz up by itself and get on with cleaning/calibrating/playing with itself/whatever.
  2. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    Great printer, works perfectly, easy to set up. Only negative (nit picking really) is that it has a calibration process at the end of a print run that is a bit noisy (5 clunks as it does something to each toner cartridge alignment afaik) but perfectly normal. After a while you don’t notice it, and i only noticed it because my office is very quiet. Overall, i would recommend this printer to everyone.
  3. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    Great printer, works perfectly, easy to set up. Only negative (nit picking really) is that it has a calibration process at the end of a print run that is a bit noisy (5 clunks as it does something to each toner cartridge alignment afaik) but perfectly normal. After a while you don’t notice it, and i only noticed it because my office is very quiet. Overall, i would recommend this printer to everyone.
  4. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    Thought long & hardabout buying, now delighted i did. I read all the mixed online reviews, and wondered whether i should get this printer at all. The printer it replaced was an hp mono laserjet, which was almost 10 years old. (still printing well, but getting very choosy about picking up paper – or not)i have now had this printer for 3-4 weeks, and am absolutely delighted. Installation and setup were easy, print quality (even photos, on plain paper) are superb, speed is amazing, and the duplex works so quickly that the first time i tried it, i though it hadn’t printed both sides. (my officejet pro also prints duplex, but takes forever. )glad i ignored the negative comments, although it’s always good to see where problems might lie. I’m sure this printer will do me well, particularly printing borchures etc – maybe it’ll also last almost 10 years?before finally deciding, i checked that my usb ports were usb2 highspeed, and i wonder if this might be why some people report finding it slow. The only slight negative is that when it’s in action, it is quite noisy, but then i’m sensitive to that as i wear hearing aids – and it is right at my elbow.
  5. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    Thought long & hardabout buying, now delighted i did. I read all the mixed online reviews, and wondered whether i should get this printer at all. The printer it replaced was an hp mono laserjet, which was almost 10 years old. (still printing well, but getting very choosy about picking up paper – or not)i have now had this printer for 3-4 weeks, and am absolutely delighted. Installation and setup were easy, print quality (even photos, on plain paper) are superb, speed is amazing, and the duplex works so quickly that the first time i tried it, i though it hadn’t printed both sides. (my officejet pro also prints duplex, but takes forever. )glad i ignored the negative comments, although it’s always good to see where problems might lie. I’m sure this printer will do me well, particularly printing borchures etc – maybe it’ll also last almost 10 years?before finally deciding, i checked that my usb ports were usb2 highspeed, and i wonder if this might be why some people report finding it slow. The only slight negative is that when it’s in action, it is quite noisy, but then i’m sensitive to that as i wear hearing aids – and it is right at my elbow.
  6. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    I thought hard before i bought this printer after having read a few “iffy” reviews. Normally i buy hp stuff as it is good value and works well, so i was nervous having read the adverse comments. Yes, i had the same problems with the colours out of registration, but after running “calibration” it sorted itself out ok although there is still a very slight misalignment only visible under magnification. The duplex printing is great. I do a lot of booklet printing and the auto duplex is a real boon. You can just set the thing off to print loads of copies with no fear of it feeding two sheets together and cocking up the whole print run. We’ll need to see how it works out on ink cost compared to my trusty deskjet.
  7. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    I thought hard before i bought this printer after having read a few “iffy” reviews. Normally i buy hp stuff as it is good value and works well, so i was nervous having read the adverse comments. Yes, i had the same problems with the colours out of registration, but after running “calibration” it sorted itself out ok although there is still a very slight misalignment only visible under magnification. The duplex printing is great. I do a lot of booklet printing and the auto duplex is a real boon. You can just set the thing off to print loads of copies with no fear of it feeding two sheets together and cocking up the whole print run. We’ll need to see how it works out on ink cost compared to my trusty deskjet.
  8. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    I agree with some of what “theconsumeractiongroup” wrote – mainly that hp seems to be having software and hardware problems with this line of printers. I add that once the software/firmware issues were sorted my printer was extremely fast and ran and ran without any problems. Unfortunately though when a toner cartridge ran out, all the cartridges failed and would no longer be recognised and the printer is in for a costly repair. Too bad then about all the peripheral stuff they did poorly as this is a work-horse of a printer when it works.
  9. This review is from : HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Network Colour Laser Printer

    I agree with some of what “theconsumeractiongroup” wrote – mainly that hp seems to be having software and hardware problems with this line of printers. I add that once the software/firmware issues were sorted my printer was extremely fast and ran and ran without any problems. Unfortunately though when a toner cartridge ran out, all the cartridges failed and would no longer be recognised and the printer is in for a costly repair. Too bad then about all the peripheral stuff they did poorly as this is a work-horse of a printer when it works.

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