Last price update was: February 1, 2023 11:51 am
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review

9/10 (Expert Score)
Add to wishlistAdded to wishlistRemoved from wishlist 0
Add to compare
Add your review
Set Lowest Price Alert
×
Notify me, when price drops
Set Alert for Product: HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile Print, Duplex Printing, Works with Alexa (7KW64A) - $399.00
HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile... & Free shipping
$399.00
17 new from $399.00
Used - $340.03
Check all prices
Last updated on February 1, 2023 11:51 am

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review
HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review

Description

9Expert Score
Add A Splash Of Color To Your Documents
The HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw is a budget-friendly color laser printer designed for personal or light-duty office use. While it's not a photo-quality printer it will give great results with documents containing splashes of colorful charts and graphs. In addition to high-quality printouts, it's fast for a color laserjet. It allows for multiple connectivity options including USB, Ethernet, and dual-band WiFi. It's a great fit for a home, small office, or home office looking to add a touch of color to their previous black and white print jobs.
Rating
9
PROS
  • Very good print quality
  • Ethernet and WiFi connectivity
  • Fast for a color printer
  • Mobile printing
CONS
  • Not photo quality
  • 600 x 600 resolution
  • Limited paper tray capacity

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile Print, Duplex Printing, Works with Alexa (7KW64A)HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Design

The M255dws design is rather mundane except for the slightly out-of-place-looking control panel propped up on one corner. It does fold down so any concerns about bumping into it and knocking it off should be eased. The reason the somewhat bloated-looking case is so big is to house 4 huge color toner cartridges. Sliding them in and out for replacement might make you wonder how they got them all to fit in there, to begin with.

Underneath all the color printer complexity of toners, drums and duplexers is a smallish tray that holds up to 150 pages of letter-sized paper. Right above that is a tiny manual feed multi-purpose tray for envelopes, labels, and card stock.

Slap it all together and it works. Rather nicely in fact to the tune of up to 22ppm which is plenty fast for a color printer. The cherry on top of this printer’s design is the color touch screen control panel which is surprisingly easy to use and intuitive. All the functions you need to operate this printer can be found there including wired and WiFi network setup.

Tech Skills For The “Home IT Guru!”

All Categories
Computer Basics
Computer Hardware
Computer Repair
Ethical Hacking
Home Automation
Home Networking
Microsoft Office
Office Productivity
Technical Skills
Website Building
Ethical Hacking
4.64
$94.99 $15
7096670 9d1a 5
VERY IMPORTANT: This course provides access to Hackers Academy labs. You will be required to create an account on Hackers Academy website. Short, c...
5 total hours
9932214 70cc 3
With millions of Alexa devices being sold, learning to build Custom Alexa Skills is becoming a highly sought after skill by employers. Electronics ...
4 total hours
14330204 bca7
SmartHomes are no longer just for the tech elite. They aren’t for rich home owners or for just the technical wizards. SmartHomes are here tod...
3.5 total hours
6956218 3564 4
Welcome to my WiFi cracking course where you’ll learn how to crack the key and get the password to WiFi networks weather they use WEP, WPA or...
6 total hours
33944616 a1bd 2
Hi there,Welcome to Wi-Fi Hacking and Wireless Penetration Testing CourseWEP, WPA/WPA2, WPS Cracking, Wifi Recon & Password cracking.Learn how ...
4 total hours
38516954 b11c 3
Just updated with all modern ethical hacking tools and best practices for 2023! Join a live online community of over 900,000+ students and a course...
28.5 total hours

 

Disclosure: We are a participant in the Udemy Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program

Features

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw supports wireless printing at speeds up to 22ppm, automatic two-sided printing (auto-duplexing) and it all can be managed with the colorful 2.7-inch color touch screen or mobile app. The HP Smart app allows you to set the printer up using a mobile device, manage print jobs, and even provide notifications. It can be connected to your network with WiFi, Ethernet, or directly to a laptop or PC with a USB cable.

The single paper tray supports a wide range of paper sizes including letter, legal, executive, 4×6 in A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, postcards, and envelopes. HP recommends you only use original HP toner cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) to take full advantage of HPs “JetIntelligence” that maintains consistent print quality. HP has also added a nice convenience feature that allows printing from a USB drive (See below.)

 

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile Print, Duplex Printing, Works with Alexa (7KW64A)

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Performance

The first thing most people want to do when they get a color laser printer is to test it out by printing out a photo. You may find yourself a little underwhelmed if you attempt that with this printer. Its color resolution is only 600×600 which is not nearly enough to reproduce a high-resolution photo.

Keep in mind this is an entry-level printer designed to print internal documents and letters in a small office/home office not outbound marketing materials for a design studio. When it comes to standard text, charts, and graphs the M255dw shines. It produces great results: crisp black text and vibrant color graphics.

The printer is noisier than most black and white laserjets but that’s to be expected because a color laserjet has many more moving parts. If you get this model don’t worry if you hear occasional clunking noises. Nothing is broken. Those noises are common with this model.

In terms of user-friendliness the M255dw scores high. The network setup is easy and can be done quickly from the touch screen without being a network whiz. Installing, removing the toner requires very little guesswork as long as you know how to handle toner.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile Print, Duplex Printing, Works with Alexa (7KW64A)

Setup

When first connecting this printer to your network or directly to a computer with USB Windows 10 should respond with a pop-up asking you to download and install an app called HP Smart from the Microsoft Store. Go ahead and do it. Once installed the app provides a nice, browser-like view of all the internal settings of your printer. The wonders of Plug and Play should allow Windows 10 to install your printer drivers automatically.

Once you use the control panel to enter your WiFi network’s SSID and passphrase you should be able to use the same drivers installed for the Ethernet connection to connect wirelessly. I recommend giving the printer a static IP address. I discuss setting static and DHCP IP addresses in my Free eBook.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw – Video

Youtube

Conclusion

Once you get over the hump of expecting your new color printer to print out photo-quality duplicates of everything in your photo album and finally get down to what this printer is designed for you should be quite happy with it. This printer is designed for light-duty use in a small/home office printing 250 – 2,000 pages per month of sharp, high-quality text with charts and graphs. It does it with as little muss or fuss as you can expect from a color laserjet printer. Believe me, the more sophisticated models can be a huge pain if you’re not careful.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw – that’s its name, don’t wear it out.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Alternatives

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review Prices

$399.00
February 1, 2023 11:51 am
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
17 new from $399.00
21 used from $340.03

Price History

Price history for HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Wireless Laser Printer, Remote Mobile Print, Duplex Printing, Works with Alexa (7KW64A)
Latest updates:
  • $399.00 - December 14, 2022
  • $399.99 - December 11, 2022
  • $399.00 - December 10, 2022
  • $399.99 - December 6, 2022
  • $496.01 - December 5, 2022
  • $498.00 - December 3, 2022
  • $498.95 - December 1, 2022
  • $399.00 - November 28, 2022
Since: August 5, 2022
  • Highest Price: $899.00 - August 13, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $399.00 - November 13, 2022

Additional information

Specification: HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review

Printer Brand

HP

Copier

No

Technology

Laser

Trays

1

LCD Screen

Yes

Duplex

Yes

Interface

Ethernet, USB, WiFi

Media

Paper

Scanner

No

Output

Color

Fax

No

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review Videos

Youtube

Reviews (0)

User Reviews

0.0 out of 5
0
0
0
0
0
Write a review

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw Printer Review”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Affiliate Disclosure

Jerry Jones (WiFi Guy) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

“As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.” – Jerry Jones

Affiliate Disclosure

Jerry Jones (WiFi Guy) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

“As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.” – Jerry Jones

WiFi Guy
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0
Shopping cart