HP Color LaserJet 2605dn

Community images

HP Color LaserJet 2605dn

This fast, simple, intuitive colour laser printer is ideal for producing professional business documents without stretching your budget. Get results q...

> Show product information

20% positive

2 reviews from the community

Review of "HP Color LaserJet 2605dn"

published 03/05/2007 | littlexen
Member since : 03/05/2007
Reviews : 35
Members who trust : 112
About me :
Not for me
Pro print quality is fantastic
Cons poor print speeds, regular jams, loud, bulky
very helpful
Picture quality
Printing speed
Colour sensitivity
Reliability
Ease of use

"2605DN, it doesn't even qualify as being poor"

As Communications Manager for a large NGO my team and I are called upon to produce large amounts of leaflets and publications for conferences, seminars and internal meetings. A decision was taken by those over me to kit my department out with HP Color LaserJet 2605dn printers, a decision I rue to this day and will continue to do so until I can either arrange for them to be stolen. That is of course a joke, but I really want them gone and more functional, better performing printers installed to make the life of me and my colleagues more bearable.

I will try to explain the problems we have experienced to date on top of the basic flaws with this equipment,

1. It is larger than the previous model - 40cm high, 40cm wide and 45cm deep. It takes up far too much space. We have four of these printers and to be honest it makes our office look cluttered and due to the weight of them (20kg) they have to be positioned at the end of desks which leads to reduced desk space and an increase in complaints due to the noise that they make (32 decibels according to our Health & Safety Inspector).

2. Printing speeds are poor - we are required at times to print 5,000-10,000 leaflets in colour and the printer only prints in colour a maximum of 10 pages per minute. Timing the printer, it actually only produces 7 pages per minute in colour. When producing black and white leaflets it should print 12 pages per minute but in reality it only prints 9. This means that prior to any major jobs being conducted we have to calculate print timings.

3. Breakdowns - the printer is completely unreliable. It jams on a regular basis (at least 3-4 times a day per printer) and takes at least 10-15 minutes to restart once a jam is cleared. If the jams occur when we are rushed one after the other we struggle to complete our work plans.

To try and balance out this opinion I will speak highly of the print quality, it is first class; however, at the sped with which it prints I would expect nothing less.

After looking at the purchase price online (£350), I would have to say that the HP Color LaserJet 2605dn represents poor value for money and I would not recommend it for use in an office whatsoever. It just is not up to the job.

I hope this is helpful.

Community evaluation

This review was read 4105 times and was rated at
86% :
> How to understand evaluation of this review
very helpful

Comments on this review

  • kiss_me2070 published 06/10/2008
    Great review, x
  • costas1234 published 14/05/2008
    Very well reviewed.
  • MumCC published 22/11/2007
    A wonderful review.
  • Did you find this review interesting? Do you have any questions? Sign into your Ciao account to leave the author a comment. Log in

Most popular similar products

Product Information : HP Color LaserJet 2605dn

Manufacturer's product description

This fast, simple, intuitive colour laser printer is ideal for producing professional business documents without stretching your budget. Get results quickly at up to 12 ppm black and up to 10 ppm colour. Achieve superior print quality with HP ColorSphere Toner and HP Imageret 2400. Handle complex jobs with a 300MHz processor and 64 MB base memory. Enjoy two-sided printing*, photo printing via memory card slots* and networking* plus built-in support for PCL6 and HP Postscript Level 3 Emulation. *Automatic two-sided printing and network sharing is available only on the HP Color LaserJet 2605dn and HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn; memory card slots are available only on the HP Color LaserJet 2605dtn.

Product Details

Product Description: HP Color LaserJet 2605dn - printer - colour - laser

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - colour

Weight: 19.9 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, English / United States

Media Size Class: A4/Legal, A4, Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Min Media Size (Custom): 76 mm x 127 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Print Speed: Up to 12 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 10 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 600 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 600 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: HP ImageREt 2400, HP ImageREt 3600

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Interface: USB, LAN

Processor: Freescale ColdFire 5e 300 MHz, 300 MHz

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 MB ( 320 MB ), 64 MB ( 320 MB ) - SDRAM

Language Simulation: PCL 5E, PostScript 3, PCL 6

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, photo paper, cards, bond paper, recycled paper, colour laser paper

Total Media Capacity: 250 sheets

Media Handling: 250-sheet input tray, 1-sheet multipurpose tray

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 35000 pages

Networking: Print server - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet - integrated

Power: AC 230V

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.7 cm x 45.3 cm x 39.5 cm

Pricing Type: Remarketed

General

MPN: Q7822A#ABU, Q7822A, Q7822AR#ABA

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - colour

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, English / United States

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 12 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 10 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Built-in Devices: Status LCD

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB, LAN

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 600 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 600 dpi

Image Enhancement Technology: HP ImageREt 2400, HP ImageREt 3600

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

PostScript Support: Standard, Included

First Print Out Time B/W: 20 sec

First Print Out Time Colour: 20 sec

Language Simulation: PCL 5E, PostScript 3, PCL 6

Fonts Included: 80 x TrueType

Media Handling: 250-sheet input tray, 1-sheet multipurpose tray

Processor

Processor: Freescale ColdFire 5e 300 MHz, 300 MHz

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 MB / 320 MB (max)

Technology / Form Factor: SDRAM

Media Handling

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, photo paper, cards, bond paper, recycled paper, colour laser paper

Media Size Class: A4/Legal, A4, Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Min Media Size (Custom): 76 mm x 127 mm

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Media Sizes: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), JIS B5 (182 x 257 mm), 76 x 127 mm

Envelope Sizes: US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm), International DL (110 x 220 mm), Monarch (98.4 x 190.5 mm)

Media Weight: 60 g/m2 - 176 g/m2, 60 g/m2 - 105 g/m2

Total Media Capacity: 250 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x manual load - 1 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm) weight: 60 g/m2 - 176 g/m2 ¦ 1 x autoload - 250 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm) weight: 60 g/m2 - 176 g/m2

Max Media Capacity: 500 sheets

Output Trays Capacity: 125 sheets

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 35000 pages

Networking

Networking: Print server - integrated

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B ¦ 1 x LAN - RJ-45

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x toner cartridge ( cyan ) - up to 2000 pages at 5% coverage ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( magenta ) - up to 2000 pages at 5% coverage ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( yellow ) - up to 2000 pages at 5% coverage ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( black ) - up to 2500 pages at 5% coverage

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, CISPR 22 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, ICES-003, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024, EN55022 Class B, EMC, FCC CFR47 Part 15, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60825-1

Pricing Type: Remarketed

Power

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Voltage Required: AC 230V

Frequency Required: 50 Hz

Power Consumption Operational: 255 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 18 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, HP Web JetAdmin, HP Embedded Web Server, HP Toolbox

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Additional Requirements: CD-ROM

System Requirements Details: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium II - RAM 192 MB - HD 150 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.2 or later - PowerPC G3 - RAM 128 MB - HD 150 MB

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 15 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 32.5 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80%

Sound Emission (Operating): 47 dBA

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 40.7 cm

Depth: 45.3 cm

Height: 39.5 cm

Weight: 19.9 kg

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 23/05/2006