HP Color LaserJet 2025

by John - Expert Reviewer

HP Color LaserJet CP2025

HP Color LaserJet CP2025

Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet CP2025n comes highly-priced at $450, which has several features of its own that can impress a small business owner or those seeking for a printer with a competent wired networking capacity.

Bearing in mind its price, we will take a closer look on how this printer can meet your expectations.

Basically intended for a workgroup with a color laser capability, HP Color LaserJet CP2025n has certain points of consideration if intended for heavy duty business use.

Advantages of the HP Laserjet

1. Availability of instructional video incorporated in the Installation CD.

Immediately, the user will be impressed on the support available for easy installation. A unique start-up video will guide a novice through the installation processes to provide step-by-step directions and ably illustrate not only the start up process but also on how to optimize the printing operations as well. It seems HP wants to make sure the user makes a good start here so he can forgive the machine for its high price. It is very effective though, and any new hand at installing will be able to follow the user-friendly settings even for actual operations.

2. Connections to Several Computers are Easily Achieved

It has a wide range of compatibility with various operating systems, Mac, Windows, or Linux 6 to name a few. You can easily find the USB port and Ethernet jacks at the back of the printer machine including the power plug. Everything is pleasingly uncomplicated since you can easily locate where to access the connection for your router and the printer. The simple methods required allows several PCs to access the printer with very little time involved.

3. Practical and Useful Features

You can find the main output tray at the bottom of the printer, ready to hold 250 sheets of plain paper. It is supported by an input tray that has a 50-sheet capacity, and can be adjusted manually using paper guides in order to accommodate longer types of paper. It would be quite convenient for some type of businesses to use a printer that can recognize different media like cardstock, labels, envelopes and transparencies, in varied sizes at that. You can count on the printer to extract the right paper medium to get the job accomplished efficiently.

Manual control is allowed to alternate with its comprehensive driver software and the user does not have to make estimates or guesses about the current status of the devices. HP ToolboxFX software furnishes complete and accurate infos about the current level of the toner at real time, including an approximation of remaining pages.

Now going to the front door, you can access four toner cartridges by simply folding the door and letting it roll out. You only need to push a release tab for cartridge installation since they are conveniently lined up horizontally. The simplicity of this design makes HP Color LaserJet CP2025n consistent in its aim to make the whole operation easy to manage. No awkward fussing over buttons and dealing with springs just to replace the ink cartridges common in bucket type loading.

4. Prints are of Impressive Quality

Solid, crisp and clean are the best way to describe the print outputs of these very agreeable machine. Lineation and edges are faultless, color spectrums are achieved and the black toner produces texts that are equally appealing to the eyes as the color graphic representations. As agreeable as its feature, we find this printer capable of printing outputs worthy of its price.

It can produce as much as 40,000 pages a month, with an estimated cost of 3.5 cents for black page and 4.3 cents in a full-color page, acceptable if compared to standards.

However, its good that this printer has created an impression of trying really hard to please its user. We have to visit the less appealing aspect and gauge how well it can affect your decision to settle your choice on this one.

Disadvantages of the Color LaserJet CP2025:

1. Compared to its competitors, it is slow to print both in black prints and in graphic presentation. As if speed of printing is not the main selling point for this machine but tries to make up for it by producing high quality prints with a relatively high duty cycle fit for a workforce out to complete a heavy task load.

2. It has no front-loading PictBridge-compatibility with USB port to allow for direct printing from digital cameras. Wireless connectivity cannot be achieved either.

3. Printing on both sides is possible only through manual process since the machine does not include an automated duplexer feature for double-sided printing.

4. The blacklit LCD alerts could be more useful if not housed in a fixed position; you have to peer at it closely and adjust your own viewing angle to make out what you want to know about the toner alerts.

5. It is big and it is heavy at 50 pounds and can take up a considerable amount of desk space as it measures 15.9 inches wide, with all drawers and trays intact.


Small businesses out to impress customers and clients will do well with this printer. Its impressive outputs seem to justify the length of time it takes to produce faultlessly good prints. Some other brand of printers may be fast to generate outputs but cannot claim excellence in quality of prints.

For the buyer who is seriously contemplating on HP Color LaserJet CP2025n, there are other brands that come in more compact features and at faster speed but they cannot boast of high quality prints even with those features. It seems every printer has its faults and the user has to weigh which features can best serve the business well.

For its service and support, HP provides a one-year warranty, a 24/7 toll-free hotline and an online accessibility manned by competent IT professionals. The buyer can get their downloadable drivers, manuals, FAQs, software and troubleshooting instructions from HP's Website.

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Apr 04, 2010
HP Laser jet 2025 Color Printer.
by: Anonymous


i purchase printer yesrterday HP 2025 but it is very slow can some body help me why like that. if this is Manifacture side that means very bad model and expansive .and how i can make more faster.

Mar 16, 2010
HP Support on the 2025 Printer
by: Anonymous

Printer support is from 6am to 6pm Central time. If you are talking to them at 6pm central they automatically disconnect and you end up with a dial tone

Feb 17, 2010
dear expert reviewer
by: Anonymous

The 2025 is also available as a 2025dn model which means it has an automatic duplexer. There is also a Wireless Print Server accessory that can be purchased to make it wireless (I agree, however, that it should have been built in). And 52lbs. isn't all that heavy for a quality laser business machine.

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