HP Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP Printer Review

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					?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.

				
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