LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer : Review LaserjetM1217 nfw MFP

Received and meets requirement.

Good quality i tried this very good. So far working perfect and tooner is very good it. Se time you have scanner and copier, printer.

Great printer with very good print quality for black and white documents. The print speed is decent and i like the two-sided manual print option. I have been using it for over 6 months and so far it never failed. Although, i must admit i am not a heavy user and this unit is used at my home. I have not used the wifi printing option but did try to play with it once. I found it too fiddly and gave up after a while as i don’t really need this feature at this time. The hp eprint feature is a welcome addition but it is not 100% reliable. The printer also gets offline time to time. The ink cartridge that came with it lasted for ages considering it’s complementary, i think it gave well over 650 prints.

This printer was purchased as our scanner would no longer work with a modern operating system (thanks for nothing canon) and our laser printer (an hp 1018) was getting a bit old and tired so we decided on something new and ‘technical’the printer went straight in on the wireless, no problems with teh printing at all. Logged onto the hp web site and ran the diagnostics and it all started working without a problem. Connecting a lap-top was dead easy as well. Just download the drivers and run the printer install sequence. Next step is to install a tablet.

A good printer & scanner that we have used for about 12 months. My only complaint is the long time it takes to carry out a scan.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Review LaserjetM1217 nfw MFP
  • Great little printer
  • Superb laser printer

Easy to install – worth the money for the wireless capability. . I have a mac using leopard, a pc running xp, and a laptop using windows 7. All three connected perfectly through wireless to this printer. All three can also scan wirelessly. For this alone i would give the printer five stars. Wireless printing improves your quality of life considerablythe only thing that lets this printer down is the manual double sided printing – because it is not duplex, you have to reload the paper it has printed. Unfortunately this printer must get very hot inside as it curls standard paper, so upon reloading, you often get angled prints, torn sheets or jams. It probably requires the best printing paper – i have’t tried that yet. The menu would be better if backlit, but the most i’ve used it for so far is to press copy and ok ( yes it slso functions as a photocopier ).

I can’t fault this printer. . This printer is ideal for everyday usage in my small family business. We use this printer via a small network, 3 computers use the printer daily. The fax and photocopy functions are also used daily, with reason for any complaint.

One comment on “LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer : Review LaserjetM1217 nfw MFP

  1. Good solid reliable printer. Firstly, i should say that i’m writing this review after using the printer for the past year, as this is the only way to properly review an item. I used to have an hp then switched to a fancy epson when it needed replacing, which had top reviews on amazon (probably from people who had not long used the thing). After finding that i was constantly having to change the colour cartridges (whether or not you use colour, colour ink is injected each time anyway), i was completely fed up and thanks to the amazon returns policy, was able to return the epson printer and get this one instead. Before buying this, i did a lot of research on which. This one was in the top 10 and seemed to best meet my needs. When i got this, it was like a breath of fesh air after my epson ordeal. It’s very fast being a laserjet but also much more economical to run than the old epson one (which was however cheaper to buy). In summary, i would say beware of buying a fancy cheaper printer that turns out to be much more expensive to run- i found that to be a false economy (especially as they are designed to reject non-original branded cartridges). This may not do colour, but it is a solid, fast and reliable printer and scanner.
  2. This review is from : LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

    Good solid reliable printer. Firstly, i should say that i’m writing this review after using the printer for the past year, as this is the only way to properly review an item. I used to have an hp then switched to a fancy epson when it needed replacing, which had top reviews on amazon (probably from people who had not long used the thing). After finding that i was constantly having to change the colour cartridges (whether or not you use colour, colour ink is injected each time anyway), i was completely fed up and thanks to the amazon returns policy, was able to return the epson printer and get this one instead. Before buying this, i did a lot of research on which. This one was in the top 10 and seemed to best meet my needs. When i got this, it was like a breath of fesh air after my epson ordeal. It’s very fast being a laserjet but also much more economical to run than the old epson one (which was however cheaper to buy). In summary, i would say beware of buying a fancy cheaper printer that turns out to be much more expensive to run- i found that to be a false economy (especially as they are designed to reject non-original branded cartridges). This may not do colour, but it is a solid, fast and reliable printer and scanner.
    1. A good value laser printer. . A good workhorse printer that is great for home office use.
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    A good value laser printer. . A good workhorse printer that is great for home office use.
    1. Nice printer, good connectivity options, finicky document feeder, scan software poor. As a printer it’s pretty good stepping up from an epson inkjetconnects via ethernet and wifi. Also offers print options for ios devices on your home wifi network without the need for special ios apps to be installed (like hp’s own ios app) which is good – printer is automatically located by your ios device as long as it’s switched on. On/off switch is cheap and feels like it won’t last very long but the keypad feels more robust. The adf is picky – if you are scanning multiple pages and it mispicks/jams then the hpscan software does not let you unjam/repick and then continue scanning where you left off. Hpscan also doesn’t let you specify where to scan from (flatbed or via adf) – i tried a trial version of vuescan which offered this option but not explored further.
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    Nice printer, good connectivity options, finicky document feeder, scan software poor. As a printer it’s pretty good stepping up from an epson inkjetconnects via ethernet and wifi. Also offers print options for ios devices on your home wifi network without the need for special ios apps to be installed (like hp’s own ios app) which is good – printer is automatically located by your ios device as long as it’s switched on. On/off switch is cheap and feels like it won’t last very long but the keypad feels more robust. The adf is picky – if you are scanning multiple pages and it mispicks/jams then the hpscan software does not let you unjam/repick and then continue scanning where you left off. Hpscan also doesn’t let you specify where to scan from (flatbed or via adf) – i tried a trial version of vuescan which offered this option but not explored further.
    1. Not the usual kind of offer but i needed to rationalise my “office space” and replace an old scanner and even older laser printer with a single multifunction unit – it’s perfect for puurpose.
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    Not the usual kind of offer but i needed to rationalise my “office space” and replace an old scanner and even older laser printer with a single multifunction unit – it’s perfect for puurpose.
    1. One year on – still works brilliantly. Don’t bother with the inkjet printers – they cost so much more over the long term. The moment you need to print something you find that your ink has dried. This was one of the few all round laser printers. It has been good for the last year.
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    One year on – still works brilliantly. Don’t bother with the inkjet printers – they cost so much more over the long term. The moment you need to print something you find that your ink has dried. This was one of the few all round laser printers. It has been good for the last year.
    1. When i received the product, it seemed a bit daunting to get it all to work. But a nice feature that you may not realise is available, is that when you initially receive the item, before unwrapping, insert the cd and voila. The cd actually takes you through the unwrapping stage and gets it working. It is an excellent feature and one that is good to know about.
      1. When i received the product, it seemed a bit daunting to get it all to work. But a nice feature that you may not realise is available, is that when you initially receive the item, before unwrapping, insert the cd and voila. The cd actually takes you through the unwrapping stage and gets it working. It is an excellent feature and one that is good to know about.
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    I use to have a canon printer. One of those that can print photos really well, but that machine had a huge defect: you couldn’t scan if any of your cartridge was empty. Not even sure, the software people of that company did the worse they could, and of course technical support couldn’t help, and despite this problem exist since long ago, canon won’t fix it. So i decided to go with a laser multi function device, and hp was one of my first option. Price wise this device was right in the spot, the quality is great, the speed is more than enough for what i need, and to use it is easy enough. The “difficult” side is the mac drivers. By default with mountain lion the scanner won’t work over the network. The printer works fine, but scanner took some time to fix.
  8. This review is from : LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

    I use to have a canon printer. One of those that can print photos really well, but that machine had a huge defect: you couldn’t scan if any of your cartridge was empty. Not even sure, the software people of that company did the worse they could, and of course technical support couldn’t help, and despite this problem exist since long ago, canon won’t fix it. So i decided to go with a laser multi function device, and hp was one of my first option. Price wise this device was right in the spot, the quality is great, the speed is more than enough for what i need, and to use it is easy enough. The “difficult” side is the mac drivers. By default with mountain lion the scanner won’t work over the network. The printer works fine, but scanner took some time to fix.
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    Ideal all in one printer for small office. Easy to set up, even the wi-fi was easy.
  10. This review is from : LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

    Ideal all in one printer for small office. Easy to set up, even the wi-fi was easy.
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    Perfect mono printer, perfect seller service. Through express delivery i got the printer in less than one working day. This is one of the best multi function mono printers, very fast and quiet, perfect size for both home and office use, low running costs in the future even if initial is high. However the introductory cartridge that comes with it is half full.
  12. This review is from : LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

    Perfect mono printer, perfect seller service. Through express delivery i got the printer in less than one working day. This is one of the best multi function mono printers, very fast and quiet, perfect size for both home and office use, low running costs in the future even if initial is high. However the introductory cartridge that comes with it is half full.
    1. Very good wi-fi printer / scanner functionality, just works. After my beatiful samsung scx4500w stopped working, i moved to this hp, and i am quite happy with it. It operates seamlessly, the drivers are good, works with ios devices, macos, windows etc. No random problems, always ready to print or scan. It is one of the best multi function i ever had. You can even find cheap (~£10 for 1600 pages) print cartridges, which makes this printer very desirable.
  13. This review is from : LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

    Very good wi-fi printer / scanner functionality, just works. After my beatiful samsung scx4500w stopped working, i moved to this hp, and i am quite happy with it. It operates seamlessly, the drivers are good, works with ios devices, macos, windows etc. No random problems, always ready to print or scan. It is one of the best multi function i ever had. You can even find cheap (~£10 for 1600 pages) print cartridges, which makes this printer very desirable.
    1. Review laserjetm1217 nfw mfp. 11th april, 2013good laser printer bought after which review recommendation. I was a bit reluctant to purchase at first as i’d had a bit of a nightmare with a previous hp officejet pro inkjet colour that was extremely expensive on the cartridges that also froze the machine if one inkjet cart was empty and also bled ink inside. Eventually junkedthis printer however is different. It was connected via wi fi to both a mac and pc. In connecting it up i let the mac do it’s own thing connected with no real problems. *i did not use the supplied disc with mac driver on as this seemed to confuse the mac. I just let mac sort itself which it did surprisingly easily. The instructions asked that i plug the printer in to the pc initially with a usb to the pc which i did even though i wanted a wi fi connection. The pc then searched on the hp web site for the printer driver. I did not use the supplied disc as the pc seemed to do it’s own thing in searching for the correct printer driver which it did off the hp website no real issues, other than that fairly simple but you have to be patient. Following on screen instructions the pc was later able to “talk” to the printer via wi fi and print. The mac took about 20 mins from sitting down to finish to load driver and the pc about 45 mins.
      1. Review laserjetm1217 nfw mfp. 11th april, 2013good laser printer bought after which review recommendation. I was a bit reluctant to purchase at first as i’d had a bit of a nightmare with a previous hp officejet pro inkjet colour that was extremely expensive on the cartridges that also froze the machine if one inkjet cart was empty and also bled ink inside. Eventually junkedthis printer however is different. It was connected via wi fi to both a mac and pc. In connecting it up i let the mac do it’s own thing connected with no real problems. *i did not use the supplied disc with mac driver on as this seemed to confuse the mac. I just let mac sort itself which it did surprisingly easily. The instructions asked that i plug the printer in to the pc initially with a usb to the pc which i did even though i wanted a wi fi connection. The pc then searched on the hp web site for the printer driver. I did not use the supplied disc as the pc seemed to do it’s own thing in searching for the correct printer driver which it did off the hp website no real issues, other than that fairly simple but you have to be patient. Following on screen instructions the pc was later able to “talk” to the printer via wi fi and print. The mac took about 20 mins from sitting down to finish to load driver and the pc about 45 mins.

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