HP Colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn colour laser printer

The HP Colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn workgroup printer has plenty of speed and features, as well as low costs per page

HP Colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4025n
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Fast, low cost per page, smooth text and graphics

Cons

  • Some graphics can be overly dark

Bottom Line

The CP4025dn workgroup printer has plenty of speed and features, as well as low costs per page; photos tend to look dark, however.

Would you buy this?

The HP Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn is a workgroup color laser printer with speed and features to spare. It's reasonably priced ($2899 as of March 1, 2010), offers smoother print quality and its toner costs are economical, too.

The CP4025dn is one of the fastest colour laser printers we've tested to date. In our tests, plain-text pages flowed into the tray at a sprightly 19.4 pages per minute (ppm), while graphics speeds ranged from 6.2 ppm for simpler images to 1.8 ppm for photo quality on special paper. Print quality was generally very good. Photographic images tended to have a darkish or greenish tinge, which was more pronounced in a grayscale sample.

When we moved the CP4025dn to our Mac testbed, it slowed drastically to an average of 7.7 ppm printing text and 2.3 ppm printing graphics. Print quality was consistent with what we saw on the PC platform: smooth and natural-looking, with a few overly dark areas.

Built for high-volume use, the CP4025dn has a monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages and comes with 512MB of memory, upgradable to 1GB. If the standard 500-sheet input tray and the 100-sheet side multipurpose tray aren't enough, you can add a wheeled base unit that includes another 500-sheet input tray, plus a cabinet for storing paper. The 500-sheet output tray has a spring-loaded bottom panel that lowers automatically as more paper accumulates--a fun design, though on our unit the panel was short on lubricant (according to HP) and squeaked a bit. A front panel opens to provide easy access to the integrated toner cartridges/drums, and a panel on the right provides paper-path access (though we did not experience any jams). The on-board controls are intuitive, and the menus displayed on the four-line colour LCD are easy to navigate. The Web-based interface is also top-notch.

The Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn ships with the only toner cartridges made for it: $241.72 for a black toner that lasts 8500 pages (2.8 cents per page), and $439.10 each for 11,000-page cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges (3.9 cents per colour, per page). That translates to a low 14.8 cents for a page with all four colours. These are very economical costs, especially considering the integrated drum-and-toner design used in this model.

Most busy offices would be happy with the HP Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn's speed and features, and its smooth print quality is a nice bonus.

Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Read more on these topics: HP, Printers
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?