Demand for networked color laser printers continues to grow. They offer high-resolution, crisp text, and vivid colors, and are playing a greater role in businesses. But they face challenges: high-performance and lower cost inkjet printers and a weak economy that caused companies to look for ways to cut print costs or allocate those costs to departments. And there's still a big market for black and white printers. Most printers now meet Energy Star standards, which means energy efficiency isn't a
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The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025 can handle a bevy of media types, ranging from everyday to glossy papers, as well as envelopes, transparencies, and card stock. Its ability to cost-effectively print black and white and color documents has made it popular with many enterprise departments such as marketing, which rely on producing glossy, high-quality paperwork internally. The device comes equipped with 512 megabytes of memory, expandable up to 1 gigabyte, and uses automatic two-sided printing via a paper capacity of 600 sheets, which can be increased to 1,100 sheets with the purchase of add-on hardware. The LaserJet Enterprise CP4025 also includes HP Advanced Auto Media Sensing and a 4-line color control panel with auto-navigational help to help businesses improve printing efficiency.
Paper capacity: 600 sheets; expandable to 1,100 sheets with add-on hardware purchase
Paper trays: Two
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 100,000 pages
B&W print speed: 9.5 seconds
Color print speed: 9.5 seconds
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Max. scan resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Time to first page: 9.5 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star, Instant-on technology
Designed for: Workgroups and departments
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