Laserjet 2200DN 9/10. Date Posted 08/08/2002.
are famous for printers! You did not need me to tell you that. This mono
Laserjet 2200DN is the latest in a long line of laser printers. At first
glance it seems quite unassuming and quite feeble. The small size is good
for the average user, who simply does not have the space for the huge
laser printer of old. The size is deceiving though, since it performs
far better than you would expect! Power it on, and the pages just fly
out, at around 19 ppm. Being a newer printer it comes equiped with a USB
port, so setup is very simple. It also has a network port, but configuration
of this is slightly more tricky. In any case I did not notice any great
difference in speed from using USB or the network port on it. There's
also an infrared port, however, I did not try using this.
print quality is excellent. The text is very crisp. Photographs are good
too, but I would stick to an inkjet or a colour laser, if you plan to
print them a lot. Although it is capable of printing at 1200 dpi, I use
600 dpi nearly all the time, since this saves ink and the quality is still
great. There are also several modes you can select to further save ink
and speed up printing. As it is I have been using this printer for some
time, and have yet to change the toner. This model is also equipped with
duplex printing. I find this invaluable. True, it does cost more to have
this option, but the amount of paper you can save is huge!
criticism I would have, is the lack of LCD. This might seem like a luxury,
but is in fact quite useful. It gives you error codes by flashing lights.
No offence, but I'm not fluent in morse code, and it would have been far
easier to have a five pound LCD which read "Paper Out" or "Paper
Jam". This is perhaps the only thing I can say against the printer.
From a reliability stand-point I have not had any problems yet. Previous
experience suggests that this product would last the average home user
many years, far more than the average inkjet. In short this is decent
printer for the small office or home user.