HP (Hewlett-Packard) LaserJet 500 M551DN Laser Printer - Color - 1200 x 1200 dpi Print - Plain Paper Print -...

33 ppm Mono / 33 ppm Color Print - 1100 sheets Input - 75000 pages per month - Automatic Duplex Print - LCD - Ethernet - USB - MPN: CF082A
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Network-ready laser printer helps your business prints make more of an impact by producing high-quality color materials and more at 33 pages per minute with 1200 x 1200 dpi. Create realistic color and crisp details, using HP EasyColor technology. Increase color accuracy with HP ImageREt 3600 and HP ColorSphere toner technology. Printer lets you manage jobs directly from the printer with a four-line color display and easily print from a flash drive. Make printing as mobile as you are with HP ePrint. Connectivity includes two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host ports; one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port; one Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX network port; one Hardware Integration Pocket; and two internal USB Host ports. Secure jobs via user authentication and protect data with an HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk. LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color M551DN Printer also features duplex printing, a 1GB memory, 800MHz processor, 100-sheet multipurpose tray and 500-sheet input tray. Energy Star qualified.
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Product Title HP (Hewlett-Packard) LaserJet 500 M551DN Laser Printer - Color - 1200 x 1200 dpi Print - Plain Paper Print - Desktop
Manufacturer HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Lowest Price $533.60 from PinnacleMicro
Power Score 4.0 | 9 Reviews
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Picky picky
4 Star Review   By Rexx2 on HP - Feb 20, 2013   

Just purchased this printer. It works great, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a color laserjet. The price is a real bargin (see discussion below). However, I'm going to be picky picky. The drivers for the Mac (OX 10.6.x) are wanting. Some applications do not use the duplex, two-sided printing. That works (mostly) with MS Word and Acrobat. It would be great if HP would post those appications that do not print in the duplex mode. The colors from this mode are not as true as my $100 HP inkjet. Pantone maroon prints a little darker, almost black, on this printer out of the box. Possibly this is an issue with any laserjet using this technology (versus something like the inkjets or the Xerox Phaser wax-based technology). Now the price point. Here's a fact. the printer is priced currently at $899. If you purchase the cartridges, all five, you pay $1096. Even if you include the 10% discount, the cost of the cartridges are more than the cost of a new printer!! Really? So, if you purchase this printer, instead of buying toner, just buy a new printer when the cartridges expire. You'll save money, and you get new fusers, which are also very expensive!

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Works like a charm.
5 Star Review   By Fishingman on HP - Jan 23, 2013   

The only negative was I thought we were getting a wireless unit. However, quick call to customer service (talked with an agent immediately) and realized we needed an ethernet connection. Installed the ethernet and were off and printing. We bought HP because we've had a 2200D for more than 10 years. It still works dependably (use it now for smaller jobs). It is also very slow in printing pdfs. The new one is much faster. Color separation is excellent. So far after two weeks the 550 is highly recommended.

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Great performance, but . . .
4 Star Review   By jaycee1444 on HP - Jan 6, 2013   

I really like this printer, but quite frankly am surprised that a printer of this cost does not support legal paper. I thought the specs I read online indicated that it did, but does not right out of the box. It is very fast on duplexing and prints nice quality color. A little noisy, but does the job. Not sure how the toner will last, but I do know the replacement toner is expensive.

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No Airprint
2 Star Review   By Mahkno on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

This is THE printer I need but there is a show stopper. First off, there should be wireless networking built in. Yeah you can add a wireless print server but it should be built in. Second, this is the show stopper, there needs to be Airprint built in as well. Not the HP ePrint; it needs Apple's Airprint. We use iPads heavily around here. They are becoming more and more common. The suggested JetDirect printer server add-ons don't have Airprint capability either. I need a 1200x1200 color laser printer that is not MFP that can do Airprint. Build a version for this with wireless and Airprint built in.

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An Amazing Printer!
5 Star Review   By Danushie on HP - Aug 26, 2012   

Sorry this is a long story. It is based on years of frustration with ink jet color printers, a poor quality, non-HP color laser printer I bought, partial success with the M451 and then finding its enterprise, ‘super-duper’ version that is a serious printer for serious people, the M551. My wife and I own an invitation store. Most of our business has to do with wedding invitations, ceremony programs, shower invitations, and various related stationery needs and accessories. Quality is our number one criteria and printer reliable to a close second on my rank-ordered list of requirements.. We can’t afford to have a back-up color laser.. A few years ago, in spite of my continued success with HP B/W laser printers, I bought an attractively priced, color laser printer made by an HP competitor in Europe. Bad move. Poor coverage of inks, manual feed tray was truly manual feed -- I had to insert each sheet individually and very precisely in to Tray 1…what a joke! As a result, I hated the printer, rarely used it, and sent out most of my color work a 3rd party, which became very expensive! For the last 2-3 years, I have been waiting patiently for a hi-res (i.e., at least 1200 by 1200) HP color laser printer that would meet my needs. I could not afford a $1200-$25000 printer. I initially bought the M451dn, but it did not meet my rigid needs in terms of color coverage. I called HP about my experience and they told me that the M551dn was what I needed. The agent said they had one in their office and to quote him, “…the vivid colors jump off the page.” Taking his comment literally, in spite of the $400+ higher price for the M551dn, I took a risk – I needed an in-house hi-res color printer, and this was my last hope. With only 100+ clicks on the M451, HP gladly took back my M451dn and I trades-up to the highly touted, M551dn. They paid for all shipping and honored my M451 discounts on the M551. Thanks HP!) When I received it, I was surprised at the added heft of the M551dn. Since I had possession of both printers, I can personally attest that the M551dn weights at least 25-35 pounds more than the M451dn. As I had hoped, and as the HP customer service agent told me, the M551 is truly a great printer and, better yet, comes with full-capacity toner cartridges. As noted in other reviews, the color coverage is 100% solid, with rich, vibrant high-resolution color text and images. We do not print many photos, but my tests photo prints were eye-popping, as I expected. My brides love the items we print for them – the print quality, ink coverage, look and finish of our items are almost indistinguishable from those of some of my commercial invitation companies’ digital printing. We have a lot of confidence and pride with the M551dn. I am no longer sending work out to 3rd parties, I am printing more items than ever before, and in terms of ROI, in spite of its higher price, I have paid for the M551dn in ~6 months. I am one happy camper with our M551dn, or did you already sense that? Buy HP. P.S. I am not an HP employee.

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Very easy to use all the features
5 Star Review   By Julie777 on HP - Aug 22, 2012   

Loving this product, I had two criteria automatic duplex printing and 500 page single paper tray. This was the only model I could find that had both. Loving the duplex, really saves on paper when printing long reports. Our office is considering buying another one to use as the shared printer. My only complaint is it is a little loud when it prints and then cleans itself. But I can live with that. My last HP printer was 15 years old, hope this one lasts as long.

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Great printer
5 Star Review   By bookguy on HP - Jan 30, 2012   

The quality of this printer is so clear and vibrant it's hard to believe. I love this printer so much I bought one for my home office as well.

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Worst Purchase
1 Star Review   By Rev1 on HP - Jan 15, 2012   

I am not pleased at all with this printer. There are error messages that are popping up frequently. There is nothing stuck in the printer. The printer has been too tempermental. I do not like it. I have been in the technical field for over 16 years, so I understand how printers are supposed to work. It was a waste of my money. I haven't even printed 300 pages. Then there was not good instructions to show how to work around the firewall. Next time I will not be buying HP. I have purchased printers for the last 16 years or so, and this one takes the cake. I have never seen a printer be so problematic. It looks new, but I find it to be trouble.

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Fast and Heavy
5 Star Review   By Kukui on HP - Nov 30, 2011   

The printer is very fast and that is why I bought it. Quality is excellent. Color is great. I like that it can be accessed from other devices. I wish it had wireless networking. I experience slight paper curl, it has a setting to reduce curl, this helped, but did not eliminate it. The problem might be the Costco paper I have. The printer is heavy, 80 ounds at least, and it is large, much bigger than my now retired HP4100. I needed more speed and color. All our reports these days must include color maps, photos, etc, so this is the way to do it. I tried to buy this printer in Honolulu, and could not find it anywhere.....seems all the retailers are selling low-end equipment these days. I checked the HP website and found their offer of free shipping....I ordered this printer on Saturday and got it Wednesday just before Thanksgiving....and I really needed it over the long weekend to get a big job out. Thanks HP.....your service is great and I love your products. One thing, please bring back laptop displays which are WUXGA or UXGA. For my work, I need to see two pages on the display. 1080p does not cut it for a business machine.....do you think we watch movies? I need a windows machine for my ArcView software and only Macs have hi res displays. Aloha from Honolulu.

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Network-ready laser printer helps your business prints make more of an impact by producing high-quality color materials and more at 33 pages per minute with 1200 x 1200 dpi. Create realistic color and crisp details, using HP EasyColor technology. Increase color accuracy with HP ImageREt 3600 and HP ColorSphere toner technology. Printer lets you manage jobs directly from the printer with a four-line color display and easily print from a flash drive. Make printing as mobile as you are with HP ePrint. Connectivity includes two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host ports; one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port; one Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX network port; one Hardware Integration Pocket; and two internal USB Host ports. Secure jobs via user authentication and protect data with an HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk. LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color M551DN Printer also features duplex printing, a 1GB memory, 800MHz processor, 100-sheet multipurpose tray and 500-sheet input tray. Energy Star qualified.
Summary
Product Title HP (Hewlett-Packard) LaserJet 500 M551DN Laser Printer - Color - 1200 x 1200 dpi Print - Plain Paper Print - Desktop
Manufacturer HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Lowest Price $533.60 from PinnacleMicro
Power Score 4.0 | 9 Reviews
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Picky picky
4 Star Review   By Rexx2 on HP - Feb 20, 2013   

Just purchased this printer. It works great, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a color laserjet. The price is a real bargin (see discussion below). However, I'm going to be picky picky. The drivers for the Mac (OX 10.6.x) are wanting. Some applications do not use the duplex, two-sided printing. That works (mostly) with MS Word and Acrobat. It would be great if HP would post those appications that do not print in the duplex mode. The colors from this mode are not as true as my $100 HP inkjet. Pantone maroon prints a little darker, almost black, on this printer out of the box. Possibly this is an issue with any laserjet using this technology (versus something like the inkjets or the Xerox Phaser wax-based technology). Now the price point. Here's a fact. the printer is priced currently at $899. If you purchase the cartridges, all five, you pay $1096. Even if you include the 10% discount, the cost of the cartridges are more than the cost of a new printer!! Really? So, if you purchase this printer, instead of buying toner, just buy a new printer when the cartridges expire. You'll save money, and you get new fusers, which are also very expensive!

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Works like a charm.
5 Star Review   By Fishingman on HP - Jan 23, 2013   

The only negative was I thought we were getting a wireless unit. However, quick call to customer service (talked with an agent immediately) and realized we needed an ethernet connection. Installed the ethernet and were off and printing. We bought HP because we've had a 2200D for more than 10 years. It still works dependably (use it now for smaller jobs). It is also very slow in printing pdfs. The new one is much faster. Color separation is excellent. So far after two weeks the 550 is highly recommended.

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Great performance, but . . .
4 Star Review   By jaycee1444 on HP - Jan 6, 2013   

I really like this printer, but quite frankly am surprised that a printer of this cost does not support legal paper. I thought the specs I read online indicated that it did, but does not right out of the box. It is very fast on duplexing and prints nice quality color. A little noisy, but does the job. Not sure how the toner will last, but I do know the replacement toner is expensive.

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No Airprint
2 Star Review   By Mahkno on HP - Dec 11, 2012   

This is THE printer I need but there is a show stopper. First off, there should be wireless networking built in. Yeah you can add a wireless print server but it should be built in. Second, this is the show stopper, there needs to be Airprint built in as well. Not the HP ePrint; it needs Apple's Airprint. We use iPads heavily around here. They are becoming more and more common. The suggested JetDirect printer server add-ons don't have Airprint capability either. I need a 1200x1200 color laser printer that is not MFP that can do Airprint. Build a version for this with wireless and Airprint built in.

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An Amazing Printer!
5 Star Review   By Danushie on HP - Aug 26, 2012   

Sorry this is a long story. It is based on years of frustration with ink jet color printers, a poor quality, non-HP color laser printer I bought, partial success with the M451 and then finding its enterprise, ‘super-duper’ version that is a serious printer for serious people, the M551. My wife and I own an invitation store. Most of our business has to do with wedding invitations, ceremony programs, shower invitations, and various related stationery needs and accessories. Quality is our number one criteria and printer reliable to a close second on my rank-ordered list of requirements.. We can’t afford to have a back-up color laser.. A few years ago, in spite of my continued success with HP B/W laser printers, I bought an attractively priced, color laser printer made by an HP competitor in Europe. Bad move. Poor coverage of inks, manual feed tray was truly manual feed -- I had to insert each sheet individually and very precisely in to Tray 1…what a joke! As a result, I hated the printer, rarely used it, and sent out most of my color work a 3rd party, which became very expensive! For the last 2-3 years, I have been waiting patiently for a hi-res (i.e., at least 1200 by 1200) HP color laser printer that would meet my needs. I could not afford a $1200-$25000 printer. I initially bought the M451dn, but it did not meet my rigid needs in terms of color coverage. I called HP about my experience and they told me that the M551dn was what I needed. The agent said they had one in their office and to quote him, “…the vivid colors jump off the page.” Taking his comment literally, in spite of the $400+ higher price for the M551dn, I took a risk – I needed an in-house hi-res color printer, and this was my last hope. With only 100+ clicks on the M451, HP gladly took back my M451dn and I trades-up to the highly touted, M551dn. They paid for all shipping and honored my M451 discounts on the M551. Thanks HP!) When I received it, I was surprised at the added heft of the M551dn. Since I had possession of both printers, I can personally attest that the M551dn weights at least 25-35 pounds more than the M451dn. As I had hoped, and as the HP customer service agent told me, the M551 is truly a great printer and, better yet, comes with full-capacity toner cartridges. As noted in other reviews, the color coverage is 100% solid, with rich, vibrant high-resolution color text and images. We do not print many photos, but my tests photo prints were eye-popping, as I expected. My brides love the items we print for them – the print quality, ink coverage, look and finish of our items are almost indistinguishable from those of some of my commercial invitation companies’ digital printing. We have a lot of confidence and pride with the M551dn. I am no longer sending work out to 3rd parties, I am printing more items than ever before, and in terms of ROI, in spite of its higher price, I have paid for the M551dn in ~6 months. I am one happy camper with our M551dn, or did you already sense that? Buy HP. P.S. I am not an HP employee.

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Very easy to use all the features
5 Star Review   By Julie777 on HP - Aug 22, 2012   

Loving this product, I had two criteria automatic duplex printing and 500 page single paper tray. This was the only model I could find that had both. Loving the duplex, really saves on paper when printing long reports. Our office is considering buying another one to use as the shared printer. My only complaint is it is a little loud when it prints and then cleans itself. But I can live with that. My last HP printer was 15 years old, hope this one lasts as long.

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Great printer
5 Star Review   By bookguy on HP - Jan 30, 2012   

The quality of this printer is so clear and vibrant it's hard to believe. I love this printer so much I bought one for my home office as well.

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Worst Purchase
1 Star Review   By Rev1 on HP - Jan 15, 2012   

I am not pleased at all with this printer. There are error messages that are popping up frequently. There is nothing stuck in the printer. The printer has been too tempermental. I do not like it. I have been in the technical field for over 16 years, so I understand how printers are supposed to work. It was a waste of my money. I haven't even printed 300 pages. Then there was not good instructions to show how to work around the firewall. Next time I will not be buying HP. I have purchased printers for the last 16 years or so, and this one takes the cake. I have never seen a printer be so problematic. It looks new, but I find it to be trouble.

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Fast and Heavy
5 Star Review   By Kukui on HP - Nov 30, 2011   

The printer is very fast and that is why I bought it. Quality is excellent. Color is great. I like that it can be accessed from other devices. I wish it had wireless networking. I experience slight paper curl, it has a setting to reduce curl, this helped, but did not eliminate it. The problem might be the Costco paper I have. The printer is heavy, 80 ounds at least, and it is large, much bigger than my now retired HP4100. I needed more speed and color. All our reports these days must include color maps, photos, etc, so this is the way to do it. I tried to buy this printer in Honolulu, and could not find it anywhere.....seems all the retailers are selling low-end equipment these days. I checked the HP website and found their offer of free shipping....I ordered this printer on Saturday and got it Wednesday just before Thanksgiving....and I really needed it over the long weekend to get a big job out. Thanks HP.....your service is great and I love your products. One thing, please bring back laptop displays which are WUXGA or UXGA. For my work, I need to see two pages on the display. 1080p does not cut it for a business machine.....do you think we watch movies? I need a windows machine for my ArcView software and only Macs have hi res displays. Aloha from Honolulu.

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