Updated on 2 August 2013 by

HP manufactures single and multi functioning color inkjet and color laser printers, useful for printing everyday documents and photos. The latest technologies have been implemented on these printers to cater to the needs of different kinds of users. The best HP printers use their own ePrint technology, and you could get a color print from anywhere by sending the data to be printed via email to your printer. The wireless printing feature is also one of the top priorities of HP with respect to their network printing benefits.

Color inkjets:
HP offers a versatile and affordable range of best colour inkjet printers from their product lines: Photosmart and Officejet, which offer fast and wide range printing options for individuals and small businesses. Most of these models come with touch screens for easy inputs and are costlier than Deskjet, their line of basic inkjet printers. Photosmart inkjet portable printers offer you quality and long-lasting prints of photos in vibrant colors. For users who require copying, faxing and scanning capabilities in a single machine, HP offers best all-in-one inkjets which are flexible for color printing too.

The best Color inkjets from HP are best suited for printing spreadsheets and brochures work at high speeds, up to 16 pages per minute (color).

Color lasers:
HP's laser product line of best printers like LaserJet and Envy are known for their energy efficient and high speed color printing capabilities. These easy-to-use printers produce very good quality prints of images and graphics. Some of these printers are suitable for high volume printing at offices on different media types and sizes, making them ideal for professional quality color printing.

HP uses its proprietary ImageRet and EasyColor technologies in laser printing respectively to deliver more color-dots per inch and to enhance colors. The print speed and monthly duty cycle of these printers range up to 42 ppm and 120,000 pages.


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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
$599 - $1,012
$430 - $900
$300 - $382
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Release Date
May 2015
Jun 2015
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Printer Type
Laser, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Cost Per Page (Mono)
1.7 cents
3.2 cents
3.2 cents
5.8 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
10.9 cents
16.3 cents
16.3 cents
15.2 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.4 stars
Quality
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Ease of Use
91% Positive
9% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
44% Positive
56% Negative
Economy
88% Positive
12% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Connectivity
75% Positive
25% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
Performance
83% Positive
17% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative