HP LaserJet 2200dtn

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  • Editors' rating
    7.2 Very good
  • $1,685.00

Pros

  • Large paper capacity;
  • built-in duplexing;
  • infrared port.

Cons

  • Limited control panel.

Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet 2200dtn is the most capable model in the new 2200 range, featuring expanded paper trays, more memory and network connectivity as standard. It provides small workgroups with high-capacity mono printing capabilities, including duplexing.

This 1,200dpi, 18ppm mono laser doesn't try to break any new technological ground, but provides simple functionality with a minimum of fuss.

You aren't likely to run out of paper quickly with this printer: fully loaded, it takes 850 sheets, including the 100-sheet multipurpose tray. The two other paper trays take 250 and 500 sheets should you need the extra capacity. With the built-in duplexing unit, there's also no excuse not to use both sides of the paper.

The LaserJet 2200dtn is supplied with 16MB of RAM as standard, compared to the 8MB supplied with other models in the range. This still leaves one of the printer's DIMM slots free for further expansion up to 72MB.

You get the minimum amount of information on the front panel, which comprises just three LEDs. To help you cope with this, a Control Panel Simulator is installed along with the drivers. Clicking on this until the on-screen LEDs match those on the printer allows you to read the corresponding error message and solve the problem.

The parallel, USB and network connections are hidden behind a clip-on panel on the side, protecting the connectors from accidents. No data cables are supplied with the printer, although you may not necessarily need one as the fast infra-red (FIR) port at the front of the printer allows you to point notebooks or handhelds at it, and -- providing you have the correct software on the device -- print wirelessly.

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Drivers are supplied with the LaserJet 2200dtn for almost every version of Windows, as well as for Mac OS 7.5.5 and above. During installation, you can choose to check HP's Web site for updated drivers, providing you have an Internet connection.

Like all HP network printers, the LaserJet 2200dtn is managed from a Web browser using the built-in Web JetAdmin software. This allows you to monitor the status of the printer, and perform any required management duties.

This is a good printer for small workgroups that require straightforward network printing. It's also flexible enough to be used as a locally attached printer, or even for handheld printing via infrared.

Specifications

General
Printer Type Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome
Form Factor plug-in module
Connectivity
Wireless Ready Yes
Power Device
Type power supply
Nominal Voltage AC 120 V
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 360 Watt
Printer
Technology laser
Print Speed Up to 19 ppm - B/W
Connectivity Technology wired
Interface Parallel, USB, LAN, IrDA
Automatic Duplexing Yes
PostScript Support standard
Language Simulation PCL 5E, PCL 6, PostScript 2
Fonts Included 45 x TrueType
35 x PostScript
Type workgroup printer
Max H-Document Size 8.5 m
Max V-Document Size 14 in
Media Type cards, envelopes, labels, plain paper, postal card paper, recycled paper, transparencies
Media Sizes A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in), A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in), JIS B5 (7.17 in x 10.12 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Envelope Sizes International B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), International C5 (6.38 in x 9 in), International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in), US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in)
Total Media Capacity 850 sheets
Networking
Networking Print server - plug-in module
Remote Management Protocol SNMP
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Connectivity Technology wired
Miscellaneous
Pricing Type Certified refurbished
Power
Frequency Required 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational 360 Watt
RAM
Technology / Form Factor SDRAM - DIMM 100-pin
Max Supported Size 72 MB
Form Factor DIMM 100-pin
Technology SDRAM
Printing
Max Resolution B/W 1200 dpi
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm) 19 ppm
Automatic Duplexing Yes
System Requirements
OS Required Apple MacOS 7.5.5 or later, IBM OS/2, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows XP, UNIX
Media Handling
Media Path Type curved
Max Media Size (Custom) 8.5 in x 14 in
Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, postal card paper, cards, recycled paper
Envelope Sizes US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in), International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in), International C5 (6.38 in x 9 in), International B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in)
Total Media Capacity 850 sheets
Media Sizes Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in), JIS B5 (7.17 in x 10.12 in)
Duty Cycle
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 40000 pages
Copier
Copier Type none
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 59 °F
Max Operating Temperature 91.4 °F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 80%
Document & Media Handling
Media Type Class envelopes, film / transparencies, other, plain paper
Media Size Class A4/Legal
Header
Brand HP
Product Line HP LaserJet
Model 2200dtn
Localization English
Country Kits United States
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility Mac, PC
Interface Required
Connector Type 36 pin Centronics, 4 pin USB Type B, IrDA, RJ-45
Type IrDA, LAN, USB, parallel
Total Qty 1
Office Machine
Type printer
Functions printer
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class) 20,000 - 49,999 pages
Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 40000 pages
Printing Technology laser
Printing Output Type monochrome
Dimensions & Weight
Width 15.9 in
Depth 17.1 in
Height 15.6 in
Weight 41.23 lbs
Expansion Slots
Type memory
Form Factor DIMM 100-pin
Total Qty 1, 2
Free Qty 0
Type EIO
Slot Required
Type none
Printer Output
Max Speed 19 ppm
Output Quality B/W
Software
Type Drivers & Utilities
Printer Media
Media Load Type automatic
Media Feeder Qty 1
Media Feeder Max Format Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Media Feeder Capacity 100 sheets, 250 sheets, 500 sheets
Printer Fonts
Font Included Type PostScript, TrueType
Fonts Included Qty 35, 45
PC Connectivity
Interface IrDA, LAN, USB, parallel

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