hp laserjet P2015 – Printer great – installation horrendous

I have now ran this printer for over 5 years. It is a great black and white laser, reasonable print speed and economical to run. Despite periods of heavy use, the toner last and last. For simple black and white printing, i would buy this printer again. I have used it plug and play on numerous computers. Windows xp, windows 7 and i’m pretty sure (despite other reviews) it was plug and play on vista too. As i now have a colour laser, this now sits in my office and easily handles printing of hundreds of pages per day.

I had a printer exactly the same as this which went expensively faulty; but i had lots of ink etc for it so wanted a cheap second-hand one to use up the materials. This has proved a very good buy indeed.

Thos was a replacement for a p2015 i had had for about 6 years. This printer works ok although printing c5 envelopes more error prone than previous m/c. Also rather noiser and has a slight squeak (not sure if mechanical or electrical) when printing.

  • Excellent Printer – pity about the software
  • Excellent and cheap
  • Printer great – installation horrendous

Printer great – installation horrendous. Love the printer – now that its working, but hours of frustration to install it. Does not come with instructions.

I have now ran this printer for over 5 years. It is a great black and white laser, reasonable print speed and economical to run. Despite periods of heavy use, the toner last and last. For simple black and white printing, i would buy this printer again. I have used it plug and play on numerous computers. Windows xp, windows 7 and i’m pretty sure (despite other reviews) it was plug and play on vista too. As i now have a colour laser, this now sits in my office and easily handles printing of hundreds of pages per day.

Features of hp laserjet P2015

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  • Up to 26ppm print speed
  • First page out in less than 8.5 secs from PowerSave mode
  • 1200-dpi like quality
  • 250 sheet input tray plus 50 page multi purpose tray (expandable with 2nd 250 sheet input tray)
  • Fast processing with 400MHz processor and 32MB standard memory

Excellent printer – pity about the software. Good, sharp printing in both text and graphics. Easy to install with windows xp, though a problem with vista (get the drivers from the hp web site and manually install – don’t use the hp installation program). Even with xp a problem was encountered, caused by the existence of software for the hplj 1160 this printer was replacing; it occasionally simply refused to print; removing the old software and drivers and reinstalling the new resolved this problem. The toner usage is frugal making this equipment a cheap to run, robust printer, and print speed is excellent though a little short of the claimed speed. In summary, with this printer hp retain their reputation for excellent hardware but confirm their position as one of the poorer software support producers.

Excellent printer – pity about the software. Good, sharp printing in both text and graphics. Easy to install with windows xp, though a problem with vista (get the drivers from the hp web site and manually install – don’t use the hp installation program). Even with xp a problem was encountered, caused by the existence of software for the hplj 1160 this printer was replacing; it occasionally simply refused to print; removing the old software and drivers and reinstalling the new resolved this problem. The toner usage is frugal making this equipment a cheap to run, robust printer, and print speed is excellent though a little short of the claimed speed. In summary, with this printer hp retain their reputation for excellent hardware but confirm their position as one of the poorer software support producers.

One comment on “hp laserjet P2015 – Printer great – installation horrendous

  1. This review is from : hp laserjet P2015

    Was hoping for slightly denser black print since. Was hoping for slightly denser black print since this was bought for printing out printed circuit board patterns for subsequent etching. Haven’t used it in anger yet so time will tell. However, as a bog standard printer.
    1. Was hoping for slightly denser black print since. Was hoping for slightly denser black print since this was bought for printing out printed circuit board patterns for subsequent etching. Haven’t used it in anger yet so time will tell. However, as a bog standard printer.
  2. This review is from : hp laserjet P2015

    Fast and good, simply setup with the mactho the roller may slighty damage the paper sometimes.
  3. This review is from : hp laserjet P2015

    Fast and good, simply setup with the mactho the roller may slighty damage the paper sometimes.

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