The HP LaserJet P3015 is a fast, monochrome laser printer that is small in size, but can support high-volume printing for small- to mid-sized offices or workgroups. The printer only measures just 17.6 inches wide, 16.2 inches deep, and 12.4 inches high, and weighs a mere 35.1 pounds, but packs a powerful punch in its small package. The printer’s super fast 540 MHz processor helps the printer to quickly decode complex text and images at a rate of 42 pages per minute. In addition to exceptionally fast print speeds, the HP LaserJet 3015 produces documents with good quality, due to its 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi resolution. However, you will probably want to use documents produced on the HP LaserJet P3015 for internal use only, rather than for marketing materials or documents to impress clients, because image quality has been shown to be somewhat subpar.
The printer’s 100,000-page monthly duty cycle and 600-sheet media capacity supports high-volume printing. The 600-sheet media capacity is divided between two paper trays—one 500-sheet tray for standard printing, and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. Another 500-sheet paper tray can be added to the HP Laser P3015 printer to support a maximum media capacity of 1,100 sheets. The additional paper tray costs around $150. Media capacity is not the only feature that can be expanded on the printer. The HP Laser P3015’s 64 MB of installed memory can also be expanded up to 96 MB of memory.
The printer is available in four models—the HP LaserJet P3015n, HP LaserJet P3015dn, HP LaserJet P3015d and the HP LaserJet P3015x. The P3015n and P3015dn models are identical, except that the P3015dn comes equipped with an automatic duplexer. The automatic duplexer also comes standard on the HP LaserJet P3015dn, which produces double-sided documents without adding time to the print speed. The P3015n and P3015x are both network printers and come standard with 128 MB of memory. The P3015x is also larger than the P3015d, P3015n and the P3015dn. The HP LaserJet P3015 also includes a built-in status LCD, as well as a built-in USB hub.
Toner cartridges that are compatible with the HP LaserJet P3015 are HP 55A (CE255A) and HP 55X (CE255X). HP 55A (CE255A) yields up to 6,000 pages, and can be purchased for around $55. The HP 55X (CE255X) yields up to 12,500 pages, and can be purchased for around $70. Overall, the HP Laser P3015 printer produces high-quality prints at fast speeds, at a reasonable price. You can quickly make up for the initial cost of the printer after purchase. Due to low-cost consumables and high-capacity toner cartridges, the HP Laser P3015 printer can produce quality color and monochrome documents for only 1.8 cents per page.