The HP Color LaserJet 2500 Printer is a 4-color cartridge laser printer that’s easy to operate without putting quality output on the line. It also leaves room for expandability, enabling itself to grow with your increasing productivity needs. There’s also HP Color LaserJet 2500 printer toners technology included in the machine to maintain brilliant and photo-quality color rendering each time.

It has a form factor which has a dimension of 18.9″ (width) x 17.7″ (depth) x 12.8″ (height) and weighs 47.5 lb with supplies intact, such as the cartridge. There’s a 300-MHz processor within it that provides a maximum monthly duty cycle of 30000 pages. A standard 64-MB memory comes with it, although it can be upgraded to as much as 256 MB. This is possible because of the couple of 100-pin SDRAM DIMM integrated into the printer.

Up to 16 pages per minute can be produced for black and white printing. For colored printing, that’s 4 pages per minute. Carry out the task at hand right away as the first page is already out in 16 seconds for black and white tasks, and 29 seconds for colored ones. With an input media handling capacity of up to 875 sheets, the 2500 is suitable for providing everyday document printing needs of an office or business setup.

This laser printer has 3 paper tray inputs which can work on a variety of media sizes. The first tray supports sizes from as little as 3″ x 5″ to as large as 8.5″ x 14″. Those anywhere from 5.8″ x 8.3″ to 8.5″ x 14″ can be handled by the second tray. The third tray, on the other hand, can hold a media size of 8.5″ x 14″ only. When it comes to media types handled, the 2500 is very flexible. It can support anything from plain bond paper, recycled, cards, envelopes and labels.

A resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch is good enough to yield details that are crisp and colors that are lifelike. Speaking of colors, Hewlett Packard has integrated into this laser machine the Image REt (Resolution Enhancement technology) 2400. This technology involves the process of precisely blending the 4 colors of the HP Color LaserJet printer toner cartridges (black, yellow, magenta and cyan) to achieve millions of hues and produce realistic images. What’s more, it paves the way for quality output without slowing down the printer’s speed.

Trouble-free connection to a computer is possible because of the 2 connectivity options. There’s the parallel port (IEEE 1284-B) and the fast USB 1.1 port. But using both at the same time is not possible. The 2500 also comes with an open EIO input/output slot for installation of the optional JetDirect technology. This HP technology allows you to connect the machine directly to a LAN. There’s also a duplex printing (manual) available which comes provided with a driver support.

Standard languages included are PostScript 3, HP PCL 5c and HP PCL 6 emulation. Integrated typefaces are 45 TrueType fonts, 35 PostScript fonts and 1 Line Printer font. There are also TrueType and Intellifont scaling technologies included. The machine is fairly easy to operate; a single door fitted onto the printer is all it takes to have access to 5 printing supplies within that are simple to use.

So if growth is foreseen in an office or business setup, the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Printer can be considered a sound investment. Increasing productivity needs can be easily met as there’s enough room for expansion. Also, the use of HP Color LaserJet toner cartridge produces more prints when compared to other cartridge brands, which reduces the amount of times you’ll have to change it.