?HP's Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP is a substitute for the 9500 series and it is intended for big workgroups or maybe small-scale departmental usage. The basic model - if you're able to call a 40ppm, A3, duplex, colour laser multifunction basic - could be enhanced with additional trays, staplers as well as finishers; thus it may evolve along with its conditions if demands alter. As you may expect, it is a substantial device, with a basic weight of 140kg, so you will want to get it installed and look for a spot that has good access to the control panel along with the drawers. Anything and everything important in the appliance is accessed from the front, although you may want to get at the sides in case of a paper jam. The widescreen, mono touch-screen is made to be easy to grasp and makes good utilization of icons in addition to a pragmatically designed menu structure. Just about every little thing inside the control panel is actually customisable such as the packed Jetadmin software. Privileges may also be arranged with regard to particular programs therefore, for example, you can put a stop to emails being printed in colour. The unit also by design switches to monochrome print in the event that it registers no colour in a page, even when colour is set as a print option. Each one of the two 500-sheet paper trays will print on paper from A5 to A3 and also the 150-sheet multi-purpose tray has the ability to go right down to A6. Two additional 500-sheet trays could in fact be added and they are provided as standard on the CM6040f MFP, and this in addition provides direct fax built-in. Paper is usually fed to an output tray directly under the scanner, however should you insert finishing together with stacking options, a transfer unit moves pages crosswise to these gadgets. The scanner has a 50-sheet ADF fitted on top and will scan simplex or duplex, although pages are by design flipped and re-fed to scan their subsequent sides - there is only a single scan head inside the machine. The multifunction includes an 80GB hard disk installed as standard, and is virtually essential to buffer documents, however it is also employed to permanently store regular documents, to allow them to be printed without requriring to repeatedly send them from a Personal computer. Prints may also be delivered to the equipment and held right up until a PIN is typed in at the keyboard. HP quotes the print engine of the CM6040 MFP at 41ppm black and white, thus we ran a mix of shorter and lengthier documents with it, to test the statement. The five-page black test print required 29 seconds, as did the text and graphics job, providing real-world rates from barely over 10ppm with respect to each. Boosting the page count to 20 created a time of 51 seconds, equivalent to a page rate of 23.5ppm, therefore you're going to need to make a long document so you can get near to 41ppm. Using duplex function, the 20-side document finished in 58 seconds, so still more than 20spm, not to mention changing to A3 produced five colour pages in 38 seconds. While the printer is certainly no slouch, you should take the rates on the spec sheet with some of the old NaCl. The output quality for the four toner cartridges is extremely good on text and colour images, with intense, stunning colours along with a gloss sheen to all print, which we feel is stylish, though opinions differ. Photograph prints are a bit grainy, but colours are genuine and there is a broad enough colour range to deal with very refined variations of hue. HP Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP toner cartridges are to be found here.