HP may claim that their Colour LaserJet CM2320 multi-function printer is designed to enhance the productivity in a small home office, but the amount of features that this piece of technology boasts definitely puts it into the realm of small business tools. It is one of HP's many releases which were built as an all-in-one design that could handle any project that could be conceived of in the office. While the price may be a bit much for the average consumer, anyone needing top quality in black and white as well as colour may spring for it.
The attractive body of the HP CM2320 houses some impressive specs. On board is a 450 MHz processor with a minimum of 160 MB of memory. This can be expanded with up to 416 MB to store thousands of pages of faxes and prints. On the top of the printer is the 50 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) as well as the flatbed scanner. Just in front of these is the colour display, PIN pad, memory card port, and navigational buttons. A series of hatches and trays along the front provide quick access to the 150 page output bin, the HP CM2320 toner cartridge tray, and the 550 sheet input tray. Replacing a used HP CM2320 toner is easy and doesn't take long. Along the back wall is the Rj-11 fax port, Ethernet port, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, and power cable.
This printer seems to do a little bit of everything. From automatic two-sided printing to single button colour photos directly from a memory card, there are not many printing jobs that the CM2320 cannot handle. At 600 x 600 dots per inch and around 21 black prints a minute, this printer is on the better end of speed and quality. One of the best features remains the 40,000 print monthly maximum, which means this item was built for a decent volume of work. There are also options for sending off multiple copies of scans directly to files and even emails.
While this printer does a lot of things decently, it does nothing superbly. For a printer in this price range and size, the volume and quality of prints could stand to be slightly higher. The measly 150 sheet output tray means that any office which sees a large volume of faxes and prints may be continually checking up on the printer. One of the major problems comes down to the first page speed, which is pushing 20 seconds from a cold start.