HP's Color LaserJet CM6040 MFP is a replacement unit for the 9500 series and it is intended for large workgroups or even modest departmental utilization. The basic unit – if you're able to call a 40ppm, A3, duplex, colour laser multifunction basic – could be enhanced with extra trays, staplers and also finishers; consequently it may evolve together with its conditions when needs alter.

As you might anticipate, it is a hefty device, having a basic weight of 140kg, therefore you will want to get it installed and look for a position with good accessibility to the control panel along with the drawers. Anything crucial in the machine is accessed from the front, though you may need to get at the sides in the eventuality of a paper jam.

The widescreen, black and white touch-screen is made to be easy to comprehend and makes very good use of icons and a practically fashioned menu structure.

Just about every little thing inside the control panel is without a doubt customisable for example the provided Jetadmin software. Privileges can be established with regard to specific job applications so, as an example, you can prevent emails being printed in colour. The unit additionally automatically changes to black print when it finds no colour within a page, whether or not colour is set as a print option.

Each of the two 500-sheet paper trays will print with paper from A5 to A3 and also the 150-sheet multi-purpose tray will go down to A6. Two additional 500-sheet trays may be included and they also are provided as standard on the CM6040f MFP, which in addition provides direct fax built-in. Paper is usually fed to an output tray directly underneath the scanner, although should you add finishing plus stacking options, a transfer unit moves pages crosswise to these gadgets.

The scanner has a 50-sheet ADF installed on top and will scan simplex or duplex, although pages are mechanically spun and re-fed to scan their subsequent sides – this is because there is just a solitary scan head within the device.

The multifunction comes with an 80GB hard disk fitted as standard, and is practically essential in order to buffer files, but it is also utilized to lastingly store standard documents, to allow them to be printed without requriring to routinely send them from your Computer. Prints can be sent to the device and kept right up until a PIN is entered at the keyboard.

HP quotes the print engine of the CM6040 MFP at 41ppm mono, therefore we ran a blend of brief as well as lengthier documents with it, to evaluate the statement. A five-page black test print required 29 seconds, as did the text and graphics project, providing real-world rates from just above 10ppm with respect to each. Raising the page count to 20 generated a time of 51 seconds, equivalent to a page pace of 23.5ppm, therefore you're going to have to produce a lengthy document to get near to 41ppm.

Using the duplex setting, the 20-side document finished in 58 seconds, therefore still more than 20spm, not to mention changing to A3 made five colour pages in 38 seconds. Although the printer is unquestionably no slouch, you ought to consider the rates of speed on the specifications sheet with much of the old NaCl.

The result quality with the four toner cartridges is very good on text and also colour images, with powerful, striking colours along with a gloss sheen to all print, which we believe is stylish, although views differ. Photograph prints are a little bit grainy, but colours are pure and there is a wide enough colour range to handle very delicate differences of hue.

Source by Theodore D Beach