The HP LaserJet P2055D laser printer is a black and white laser printer for users who need lots of prints, and need them quickly. It's a great option for business users who deal primarily in textual printing.
Hewlett-Packard lives up to its strong reputation in the laser printing market with this monochromatic laser printer. While other printers claim to have "blazing fast" speeds of 12 or 18 pages per minute, the LaserJet P2055D manages to crank out an absolutely astounding 35 pages of black and white text per minute. And that's not just what HP claims on the side of the box, or on its website - it really does manage to print that quickly. And, another great thing about this printer is that its high speed does not reduce the quality of the prints it produces. Fonts were very dark and crisp with this printer, even at draft quality. Even the images it produced were relatively great quality despite their lack of colour.
This HP model isn't without a few small annoyances, however. The included printing software, though easy to install and use, does have a peculiar quirk. Each print triggers a 'print notification' window that shows the status of the job on your computer's screen. One would expect this window to disappear once the job has completed, but it simply stays on the screen until it is closed by the user. For multiple print jobs, this can lead to a messy array of printing status windows that hinder productivity on the computer itself. It's also worth noting that the printer tends to crumple pages ever so slightly, which might be a concern for those who are printing official documents that need a professional, polished look. It's nothing that can't be solved by laying the documents fat for a few minutes, but it is a bit annoying.
These minor drawbacks, however, cannot detract from the lightning speed at which the LaserJet P2055D prints black and white text. This is a quick, basic printer that is perfect for business or small office environments. It does support duplex printing, however, which is a great extra addition for power users who prefer not to waste paper. Users who have no need all the frills of a colour or multi-function laser printer simply will not find a better model than this one.