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Printing wirelessly to my new HP Color LaserJet with my iPhone!

Written By: Gary on April 10, 2011 5 Comments

Last month I saw the HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Laser Printer on sale so I picked one up. Why?

  • Because I don’t have a color printer set up (inkjet printers usually dry out before I use them all),
  • I wanted a network printer (I gave Mom my networked laser printer so she could keep it in my old bedroom instead of at her desk) and this one also has WiFi,
  • I wanted to be able to directly print to the printer via an Apple Macintosh (not routing it through a Windows PC),
  • I wanted it to print directly from my iPhone (and my future iPad)
  • and it was only $150 plus tax!!!!

The darn thing got to my house in under 48 hours and it didn’t cost anything for shipping.

cp1525nw.pngThe one I received needed the firmware updated (maybe that’s part of the cheaper price?) but that only took a few minutes. It works great. It was easy to put together and I can print from my iPhone!

What else can I tell you: It’s also built-in Ethernet, wireless 802.11b/g/n and USB connections. And it’s got some other kind of feature that you can set up so you can e-mail files to it via HP ePrint. It’s got 4.3 stars our of 5 at HP.com and about about the same at Amazon (but it’s $70 more).

The huge benefit is when I’m looking at an e-mail or web page, I don’t need to remember to go back later and print it, it just does it for me then. And my e-mails and web pages look just like I printed them from my computer. The photos print small though (maybe 3″ x 5″?) but they look great. I wish the iPhone would let me print while on the go and then sync up to the printer when I got home (that’s the way it works on the computer); I’m sure that will come in a later version. I’m almost tempted to get a second one because that would get me 4 spare toner cartridges at only $37.50 apiece.

So the color wireless HP LaserJet printer is only $150 until the 15th of April, 2011 so if you’re thinking of a new printer get it. It’s worth it for the cost of toner alone…

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5 Responses to “Printing wirelessly to my new HP Color LaserJet with my iPhone!”

  1. Angela Mizgala says on: 10 April 2011 at 2:39 pm

    We LOVE our HP CP1518NI! We got it off eBay a couple of years ago for around $150 as well. Never going back to inkjet!

  2. Gary LaPointe says on: 10 April 2011 at 4:09 pm

    The inkjets do nice photos these days. But for less hassle and better quality, I can just zip them over the internet to CVS or Walgreens and no hassle…

  3. David Morgan says on: 10 April 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I love the HP wireless printers too. Get a little frustrated when you can’t print black though just because one of the color toner cartridges is empty. Nothing as bad as my old Epson all-in-one which wouldn’t scan a picture if the toner was empty. I guess it would somehow inject the ink into the pixels of the JPEG.

  4. Angela Mizgala says on: 10 April 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Laserjet is the way to go for most everything. Ours even does a decent job on photos. They are a little saturated, but not enough to ruin them. The Epsons are designed to force you to keep the inks filled to use them. Which is my main gripe about them. I’m not a fan of all in ones anyway: jack of all trades, master of none. Get a little Canon scanner and a good laserjet and you’ll be set for a very long time. :)

  5. Lonna Kay Hill says on: 11 April 2011 at 12:55 am

    Precisely why I’ve never considered getting an All-in-One.. with my luck, it’d be ‘down’ more than it was working.

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