The Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015dn is best seen as the baby brother of the HP LaserJet P4014n Printer. Both of them are mono lasers that offer equally quick speeds on a small to medium-size office or workgroup. They both present similar and fairly generous paper capabilities in their standard configurations. Contrary to the P4014n, nevertheless, the P3015 offers merely minimal further paper handling options, so that it is suited to relatively lower heavy-duty printing demands.
The P3015dn provides a 600-sheet capability as the norm, split into a 500-sheet drawer along with a 100-sheet multipurpose tray, plus a duplexer intended for printing on both of the sides of a page. It's also possible to get a second 500-sheet drawer. The complete 1,100-sheet volume is rather more than sufficient for many small offices.
In the event that you realize you will need the further tray, you can help to save some cash by obtaining the HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015x, which happens to be exactly the same printer with the second tray bundled. In the same way, the HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015n is also just like the P3015dn, although with no duplexer.
Setting up the P3015dn is quite typical for a mono laser. The printer is large enough, at 12.4 by 17.6 by 16.2 inches (HWD), that you probably won't like it seated at your workplace. As soon as you discover a spot for it, however, moving it directly into place is not difficult (it weighs just 35 pounds), plus the actual setup is straightforward. Just take away the packing materials, put in the toner cartridge and paper, plug in the wires, and run the simple setup routine from disc.
I installed the P3015dn on a system using Windows Vista. According to HP, it in addition comes with drivers meant for Windows 7, 2000, XP, Server 2003 and 2008, Mac OS X 1.2 through 1.6, as well as assorted variations of Linux and Unix.
HP rates the P3015dn at 42 pages per minute (ppm). On our own business program suite I clocked the P3015dn at a total of 4 minutes 33 seconds.
The P3015dn ranks quite well for output quality all round, although especially well with regard to text. Its text quality is actually close to the top-end for black and white lasers, and even especially good for rapid mono lasers.
Over fifty percent of the fonts within our text suite registered as equally properly produced and extremely understandable at 5 points. Better still, every one of the fonts with the exception of one highly stylized font with thick strokes passed each of those tests at 8 points. The text is using the HP LaserJet P3015dn toner cartridge just short of what you may desire for the best quality desktop publishing, however it is more than adequate for just about any other use.
Graphics output is actually typical with regard to a mono laser, rendering it a lot more than adequate for just about any internal company use. It's also serviceable with respect to PowerPoint handouts etc. I observed a bit of modest banding; Comparatively distinct dithering in the form of graininess and also slight patterns; and also uneven pile height within solid blocks, which shows as distinct spots reflecting light in different ways from several angles. They're all common problems when it comes to mono lasers.
Picture output was basically on the lowest position of the range where the great majority of mono lasers end up. It was definitely adequate to print identifiable photographs from Web pages nevertheless.
There is no question that the P3015dn is mostly a highly desirable printer. The mixture of quick speed, attractive output, sufficient paper handling, as well as low cost per page makes it easy to endorse.[ff id=”2″]