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HP Color Laserjet Pro M254dw Printer

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Color Laserjet Pro M254dw
A color laser printer from HP, with Ethernet and WiFi networking, wireless printing with Apple AirPrint. Works with Windows, macOS and Linux.
Description
A color laser printer from HP, with Ethernet and WiFi networking, wireless printing with Apple AirPrint. Works with Windows, macOS and Linux.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Text quality

Text quality

This indicates how crisply and clearly a printer produced black text in a variety of faces, sizes, and styles. Models with higher scores produce more uniform type, with sharper edges and smoother curves.

 /  5
Text speed

Text speed

This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 seconds is Poor.

 /  5
Graphics quality

Graphics quality

Our assessment of the appearance of color graphics produced by the printer. Black and white lasers were judged on black and white graphics.

 /  5
Photo quality

Photo quality

This is our assessment of the appearance of each photo. Models with higher scores produce more natural looking photos, with smoother changes in shading and fewer problems with banding.

 /  5
Maintenance ink use

Maintenance ink use

Reflects the amount of extra ink used by an inkjet printer printer to maintain its print heads in our test printing a total of 30 pages of text and color graphics intermittently over a 3-week period, turning the printer OFF between print jobs.

 /  5
Ink cost/year

Ink cost/year

Estimated cost (in dollars) for ink or toner in a year of typical use, based on our tests and how our readers told us they print. Your results may vary from these figures, but they are useful for comparing models.

 /  5
Cost of ownership

Cost of ownership

A total consisting of the purchase price of the printer plus an estimate of the ink or toner supplies needed for 2 years of regular use.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility indicates features that increase a printer's utility or capabilities.

 /  5
Power saving

Power saving

This indicates how well the printer conserves power between uses.

 /  5

About

The HP Color Laserjet Pro M254dw is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Printers--Regular models like the Color Laserjet Pro M254dw are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Text quality This indicates how crisply and clearly a printer produced black text in a variety of faces, sizes, and styles. Models with higher scores produce more uniform type, with sharper edges and smoother curves.

Text speed This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 seconds is Poor.

Graphics quality Our assessment of the appearance of color graphics produced by the printer. Black and white lasers were judged on black and white graphics.

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