HP LaserJet Pro M402DN printer range is the successor of the 401 range from a few years ago, and there’s no other way to put this, it’s loads better! The HP LaserJet Pro M402DN printer is up to 29% faster at getting the first page out, 15% faster at single sided printing and up to 88% faster at duplex printing! The performance alone is enough to warrant an upgrade.
It’s also 18% smaller than the 401 making for a more compact and clever design, all whilst using toner cartridges that provide up to 30% more prints! If that’s not enough, there’s great energy saving features like HP Auto on/off, as well as the instant on fuser, which gets hot, and cools rapidly for improved energy consumption. In terms of paper handling, this printer does quite well, printing on various types and sizes of paper, handling media weighing from 60, up to 175gsm. The ability to print on 60gsm paper will mean further savings, as thinner paper is cheaper, yet still fine for internal documents.
The multipurpose feeder can handle up to 100 sheets of standard office paper, and the main tray will hold up to 250 sheets… There’s also an optional 550 sheet tray available, for a total paper capacity of 900 sheets, perfect for any medium sized office, printing up to around 4,000 pages per month. If you are printing around the figure, we do recommend the extra tray, as this means you’ll spend less time filling the paper trays, and more time printing.
Now, the consumables for this machine are brilliant. The image drum is included in the toner cartridge, so there’s no chance of getting caught out with an end of life drum. This also leads to less downtime, and you know that every print will look great. The toners also include anti fraud technology so you know you’re using genuine HP consumables, as well as an auto seal removal system, that lets you get printing quickly after changing cartridges.
The cartridge that ships with this machine is preinstalled, and will yield up to 1,500 pages. The replacement toners come in two different yields. The standard yield toner cartridge, the 26A, will give you up to 3,100 pages, and the high yield toner will give up to 9,000 pages. The toner itself is actually quite interesting. In cheaper laser printers, the toner, which is effectively a powder, is made up of little grains. If these grains are jagged or misshaped, then you end up with poor quality prints, with various print heights throughout the page. Bad toner also contributes to poor text printing and increased toner usage. HP’s toner is specially designed to be spherical, meaning the individual toner particles are uniform, and stack well with each other.
This makes for sharper text, bolder blacks and a uniform print height across the page. As far as connectivity is concerned, the HP LaserJet Pro M402DN printer range has four printers, and each are great depending on your needs. There’s the HP LaserJet Pro M402N printer comes with network connectivity, the HP LaserJet Pro M402D printer has USB, the HP LaserJet Pro 402DN printer and the HP LaserJet Pro M402DW printer has USB, as well as wired and wireless network connectivity.
We really like the DN, as you can still connect to it wirelessly, if it’s plugged into a wireless network, though if full on wireless is your thing, then the DW will see you right. I like the new range or Mono lasers. They well built, full of great little features to make life easier, and they look cool. The white may put some people off, but I think it’s cool. If you’d like to know anymore about the HP LaserJet Pro M402DN printer, just click on the below link to HP website