HP Neverstop Laser Printer 1202nw MFP with 5,000 Pages of Toner Inbox
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The printer has a handy toner level on the front as well, which is an easy indicator for when you need to pop in some more toner before running out. It’s not the most efficient way to add paper as we often struggled with correctly putting the cover back.
With an output of around 2,500 pages per month and an initial print capacity of 5,000 pages out of the box, it's easy to see how it's one of the least expensive ways to print black-and-white jobs with a professional look.The mostly grey color palette is good for blending in to any office environment, and there’s only a slight protrusion around the paper trays.
Like most HP printers made for the home office or small business, these printers feature a compact design and are light enough to easily move as needed.
Your HP Neverstop printer should last you many thousands of prints and is rated for up to 20,000 pages per month with a recommended 2,500 pages. I did notice a little bit of banding on solid blocks of grey and also when transitioning through a gradient made from shades of grey, however, and fine text didn’t look quite as sharp when incorporated in a mixed colour document. Anyone on the network can send the printer jobs, and those with access to the HP SmartApp can scan, copy, and print from their mobile devices (for the multifunction printer model only).
Also missing is support for wired Ethernet networking, though can put the 1202w on your Wi-Fi network, connect it to a single PC via USB 2. On the whole, however, it performed well and the only feature we really missed was the auto-duplex mode, which rivals like the Epson EcoTank ET-M2140 offer. The control panel, which consists of a handful of buttons and a small monochrome display, lacks the ease of use of today’s colorful touch screens, but it gets the job done.I was impressed, but when I asked HP if there were plans to create color lasers with similar refill technology, the answer was, “Right now we’re concentrating on perfecting and marketing these machines, but you never know.