The HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf has a very small footprint for a mono laser multifunction. Though it provides a small size on the workplace, it makes up for this through being taller.
The device is supplied with a 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) on the top of the scanner lid and this lid hinges upwards as usual. The control panel is nicely made with the help of a 2-line by 16-character mono LCD display, three indicator lights, a numeric pad designed for typing in fax numbers and a series of 11 further buttons to manage menu navigation, scan and copy variables. The paper input tray folds down from the front panel of the device and HP gives you a paper stop extender should you want to load up quite short paper. The machine can take just about anything from 76 x 127mm anywhere up to something more than A4. Paper feeds to an angled paper rest above the input tray. There is no cover for the input tray. At the back are sockets designed for USB 2.0, Ethernet and for telephone line in addition to an optional third-party handset.
HP gives you drivers for Windows and also OS X plus information for Linux users is provided at There's the HP Toolbox applet and a TWAIN driver with respect to the scanner, however generally support software is pretty minimal.
HP quotes amazingly reasonable numbers with regard to the LaserJet Pro M1212nf, with a best speed of 18ppm. Our five-page text document delivered 11.2ppm and the five-page text and graphics recorded 13.5ppm. Once we printed the 20-page document the rate increased still further to 16ppm, within a smidgen of the claimed speed. A single-page copy from the flatbed needed 15 seconds and in addition a five-page copy via the ADF required 50 seconds. Finally, a 15 x 10cm photograph print on A4 paper came through in an impressive 11 seconds.
Paper curl is particularly pronounced with the LaserJet Pro M1212nf and sheets end up upon the output tray having multistage bends. Paper in addition feels decidedly warm to the touch, if you take out a document immediately. After a few hours, most of the curl has faded, however using this device may still be irritating if you are making quite a few copies of a document just before a meeting.
Text print quality at the default 600dpi is a good deal more than satisfactory plus there are no indications of jaggies as well as toner spatter. Changing to Economode, which actually saves toner yet hardly any print time, continues to generates readable text and could help you save money on consumables.
Greyscale graphics seem a bit spotty, mainly in mid-greys, yet there are many distinctive shades to differentiate in between colours in originals. A photocopy of a greyscale print generates horrible blotchiness and takes many darkish greys to black, hence rendering superimposed text unreadable.
There's merely a solitary HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf printer toner cartridge to take into account with this specific machine and this is obtainable in only one capacity of 1,600 pages.
The LaserJet Pro M1212nf is actually a decent, general-purpose, mono laser all-in-one. It is elegant as well as practical, and priced nicely taking into consideration it incorporates fax. The print quality could be improved on greyscales, specifically in copies, nevertheless speed is fine and the device is very simple to maintain.
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf printer cartridges are to be found here.