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HP Toner and HP Printer Supplies

When purchasing a printer, most shoppers check out the printer specifications, qualities such as pages per minute, auto-duplexing, multi-function capabilities, connectivity options come to mind, but one attribute that gets overlooked far too often is the cost of the printer’s supplies. Too many people have fallen victim to buying a printer that is very fairly priced, not to realize that the toner or ink cartridges for that printer are just as expensive as the printer, if not more expensive. When purchasing a printer, it’s best to take into consideration all factors of printing; cost of regular maintenance and upkeep, initial cost of printer and cost of consumables. The best way to do such an analysis is likely to consider all factors, and break it down to a per page basis, if you can get your cost figured out per page, you’d be able to compare all printers on common ground. So next time you buy a printer be sure to take into consideration the cost of the toners, maintenance kits and other specialty supplies some printers require.

Toners can vary in price by manufacturers, and even by printer models, that’s why it is so important to check your usual toner supplier before making any printer purchase. The HP toners seem to be very reasonable as of late, and have really brought the highest yield for the best value, with the most reliability. HP toner can come in both genuine OEM toner, or HP compatible toner, the HP compatible toner offers the same quality as HP OEM toner, and is usually backed by a 100% guarantee, at least at reputable office supply retailers. Reputable office supply retailers such as The Supplies Guys are able to provide their customers with 100% guarantees on their HP compatible toner cartridges due to their belief in the quality of their goods. Also retailers with such great track records as The Supplies Guys have, considering their bizrate circle of excellence awards, there should be no reason to not purchase compatible products.

Hewlett Packard is known as being one of the originators of computers and computer technology which is why HP is recognized as one of the largest printer manufacturers in the world. The HP toner and HP ink in which they create continue their tradition of creating quality machines by creating quality consumables. When purchasing an HP LaserJet Printer or HP InkJet Printer remember you’re not just buying a high quality printer, but in fact you’re making an investment in a high quality printer that uses some of the more innovative toner and inkjet supplies.

Categories: Technology

HP 2605 Color Laser printer

The HP 2605 is an ideal choice for small offices and businesses as well as single users who want a compact and affordable printer without sacrificing on quality or speed. The HP2605 measures 16 inches wide, 17.8 inches deep and 15.5 inches tall, and despite its small size can support a page capacity of 250 sheets. Users who need a higher page capacity can add an additional paper tray and increase the total page capacity of this printer. In addition to a good page capacity, the HP 2605 has a quick print speed of up to 12 pages per minute for black and white and 10 pages per minute for full color. The first page out time of this printer is as little as 20 seconds for both black and white and color, making it capable of quickly handling jobs of any size.

This printer is designed to print a recommended volume of 500 to 1500 pages per month, and boasts a monthly duty cycle of up to 35,000 pages. The HP 2605 is capable of printing in black and white and full color and is powered by four HP 2605 toner cartridges. These LaserJet 2605 cartridges, which come in black, yellow, magenta, and cyan are designed to produce a high page yield while still producing high quality images and text throughout the life of the toner cartridge. These HP 2605 toner cartridges make it easy to print large jobs without needing to spend time changing the toner. When printing in color this printing can print with a resolution of 600 dpi by 600 dpi, while black and white prints can print with a resolution of 1200 dpi by 1200 dpi.

The HP 2605 is powered by a 300 MHz processor and ships with 64 MB of memory installed. The memory of this printer can be upgraded to as much as 320 MB. This printer needs only a high speed USB cable and a wired Ethernet connection for connectivity. This USB can be purchased form a computer supply retailer. The HP 2605 is compatible with many major operating systems, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.2.8 and higher. This printer is Energy Star qualified.

Overall specs:
•    Print Speed:10 ppm color and 12 ppm monochrome
•    Paper Capacity: 250 sheets standard
•    Memory: 64 MB standard, upgradable to 320 MB
•    Resolution: 1200 dpi by 1200 dpi monochrome, 600 dpi by 600 dpi color
•    Connectivity: High speed USB
•    Duty Cycle: 35,000 pages/month
•    Measurements (WxDxH): 16 in x 17.8 in x 15.5 in

Categories: Technology

HP 1215 Review

The HP 1215 is a color laser photo printer that is ideal for a small office or single user that needs a compact printer that can produce excellent quality prints. With a monthly duty cycle of up to 25,000 pages and a recommended monthly print volume of 250 to 1000 pages, the HP 1215 is more than capable of handling the workload of a small office or single user. The HP 1215 measures only 15.7 inches wide, 17.8 inches deep, and 10 inches high, making it compact enough to be easily incorporated into an office of nearly any size.


This color laser printer utilized four HP toner cartridges for printing in black and white and full color. These HP CP1215 toner cartridges come in black, magenta, yellow and cyan, and are each capable of producing a high yield of page while still maintaining exceptional print quality. The introductory black LaserJet 1215 toner cartridge for this printer can print up to 750 pages before needing to be replaced. The magenta, yellow and cyan introductory HP CP 1215 toner cartridges can each produce 750 pages. For users that need a high page capacity from their toner, HP offers high yield LaserJet 1215 toner cartridges for the HP 1215 that are each capable of printing as much as 1400 pages for the magenta, cyan, and yellow toner, and 2200 pages for the black toner. The standard and maximum input page capacity of the HP 1215 is 150 sheets, with an output tray capable of supporting 125 sheets. The HP 1215 can print at a rate of up to 12 pages per minute when printing in black and white, and 8 pages per minute for full color, with a first page out time of only 24 seconds for black and white and 30 seconds for full color.

The HP 1215 utilizes a high speed USB cable that does not come included with the printer, and is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, and Windows Vista. This printer can print at a resolution of 600 dpi by 600 dpi and is powered by a 264 MHz processor. The HP 1215 comes with 16 MB of memory. This memory cannot be upgraded

Overall specs:
•    Measurements (WxDxH): 15.7 in x 17.8 in x 10 in
•    Memory: 16 MB
•    Connectivity: High speed USB 2.0
•    Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
•    Print Speed: 12 ppm monochrome and 8 ppm color
•    Paper Capacity: 150 sheets standard
•    Duty Cycle: 25,000 pages per month

Categories: Product Reviews

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