HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
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- Print only, wireless
- Print speed letter: Up to 19 ppm (black and color)
- Auto duplex printing; 2 paper trays (standard); Uses toner with JetIntelligence
- High yield toner availableSee all Specs
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Ideal for teams of one to five people printing 250 to 2500 pages per month that need improved workflow, mobile printing, and manageability features.
Accomplish more with your time
Create professional-quality color documents, and speed through tasks with fast, automatic two-sided printing.Access time-saving, built-in business apps—just tap and swipe the 3-inch (7.6 cm) touchscreen.Print quickly—this printer wakes up from sleep mode and prints faster than any other printer in its class.Easily print Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint® documents—now directly from your USB drive.
Easy mobile printing options
Print with just a touch of your NFC-enabled mobile device—no network needed.Count on wireless direct printing in the office—from mobile devices—without accessing the company network.Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets—generally no setup or apps required.
More. Pages, Performance, and Protection.
Get more pages than ever before—using Original HP High-Yield Color Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence.Count on professional quality at high speeds—HP ColorSphere 3 toner works best with your HP printer.Get the authentic HP quality you paid for with anti-fraud technology.Print right away with preinstalled toner cartridges. Replace them with optional high-yield cartridges.
Meet everyday IT challenges head-on
Safeguard data and easily manage devices with a suite of essential security and management features.Easily access, print, and share resources with Ethernet and wireless networking.Increase security, restore control, and help avoid additional expenses—with HP JetAdvantage Private Print.
Only the power you need
Help save energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.
Color touchscreen (printer)
Manage jobs directly at the MFP, using the HP color touchscreen.
Allows you to print on both sides of the page, cutting your paper use by up to 50%.
Mobile printing at a touch
Enable touch-to-print convenience from mobile devices.
Compatible with HP JetAdvantage solutions
Works with many built-in and optional HP JetAdvantage business workflow and printing solutions.
Pull print jobs from your pocket
Walk up and print from a USB drive, using the easy-access USB port.
On-the-go printing with HP ePrint
Print photos, documents, and more when you're on the go, using HP ePrint.
Print Speed - Color (draft)
Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
Print Speed - Black (normal)
Up to 19 ppm
Print speed - Color (normal)
Up to 19 ppm
Printer page yield
Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 and continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
First page out (ready) black
As fast as 11.5 sec
First page out (ready) color
As fast as 13 sec
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 30,000 pagesDuty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Recommended monthly page volume
250 to 2500
3.0-in intuitive touchscreen control panel with color graphic display
Number of print cartridges
4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
HP 201A Black Original LaserJet Cartridge (~1500 yield) CF400A; HP 201A Cyan Original LaserJet Cartridge (~1400 yield) CF401A; HP 201A Yellow Original LaserJet Cartridge (~1400 yield) CF402A; HP 201A Magenta Original LaserJet Cartridge (~1400 yield) CF403A; HP 201X Black Original LaserJet Cartridge (~2800 yield) CF400X; HP 201X Cyan Original LaserJet Cartridge (~2300 yield) CF401X; HP 201X Yellow Original LaserJet Cartridge (~2300 yield) CF402X; HP 201X Magenta Original LaserJet Cartridge (~2300 yield) CF403X
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PCLm, PDF, URF
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Mobile Printing Capability
HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mopria™-certified; Wireless Direct Printing; Mobile Apps
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port; built-in Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX network port; Host USB
Standard (built-in Ethernet 802.11 b/g/n. Wi-Fi operates as both an AP and STA)
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX; 1 Host USB
Embedded Web Server: password-protection, secure browsing via SSL/TLS; Network: enable/disable network ports and features, SNMPv1 community password change; HP ePrint: HTTPS with certificate validation, HTTP Basic Access Authentication; Firewall and ACL; SNMPv3
Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks; Mobile: iOS; Internet; Dedicated USB or network or Wireless connection; 1 GB available hard disk spaceWindows: Windows XP (SP3) 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Win7 (Including Starter Edition 32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista Including Starter Edition 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Basic 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Pro 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise N 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Basic 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise N 64-bit, Windows Win 8.1 64-bit; Mobile Operating Systems: Android, Windows 8 RT; Other: Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3) (supported by the automatic installer), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), HPUX 11 and Solaris 8/9, Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package), SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04); CD-ROM or DVD drive, or Internet connection; Dedicated USB or network or Wireless connection; 200 MB available hard disk space; compatible hardware (For operating system hardware requirements see http://www.microsoft.com)
Compatible operating systems
Windows: Windows XP (SP3) 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Win7 (Including Starter Edition 32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista Including Starter Edition 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Basic 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Pro 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise N 32-bit, Windows Win 8 Basic 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise 64-bit, Windows Win 8 Enterprise N 64-bit, Windows Win 8.1 64-bit; Mac: OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks; Mobile Operating Systems: iOS, Android, Windows 8 RT; Other: Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3) (supported by the automatic installer), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), HPUX 11 and Solaris 8/9, Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package), SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04)
Printer Administrator Resource Kit (Driver Configuration Utility, Driver Deployment Utility, Managed Printing Administrator); HP Web JetAdmin Software; HP Proxy Agent Software; HP Imaging and Printing Security Center; HP Utility (Mac); HP Device Toolbox
Supported network protocols
TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6; Print: TCP-IP port 9100 Direct Mode, LPD (raw queue support only), Web Services Printing; Discovery: SLP, Bonjour, Web Services Discovery; IP Config: IPv4 (BootP, DHCP, AutoIP, Manual), IPv6
Paper handling input, standard
150-sheet input tray, multipurpose tray
Paper handling output, standard
100-sheet output bin
Finished output handling
Media sizes supported
Letter, legal, executive, A4, A5, custom: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in
Media sizes supported
A4, A5(L), A5(P), A6, B5, B6, 16k, 10 x 15 cm, Post Cards (JIS); Envelopes (DL, C5, B5)
Media sizes, custom
3 x 5 to 5 x 14 in
Paper (bond, brochure, colored, glossy, heavy, letterhead, light, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock
Supported media weight
14 to 43 lb (Uncoated/Matte, recommended), up to 47 lb Postcards, 53 lb HP Matte; 16 to 43 lb (Coated/Glossy, recommended), up to 47 lb Postcards, 59 lb HP Glossy
Media weights by paper path
52 to 163 g/m² (Uncoated/Matte, recommended), up to 175 g/m² Postcards, 200 g/m² HP Matte; 60 to 163 g/m² (Coated/Glossy, recommended), up to 175 g/m² Postcards, 220 g/m² HP Glossy
110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz); 220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 Hz) (Not dual voltage, product varies by part number with # Option code identifier)
375 watts (Active Printing), 8.7 watts (Ready),1.7 watts (Sleep), 0.1 watts (Auto-Off), 0.1 watts (Off)Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.
ENERGY STAR® qualified, EPEAT® Silver, Taiwan Green Mark, CECP
Operating temperature range
59 to 86ºF
Operating humidity range
10 to 80% RH
Windows: HP Software Installer/Uninstaller, HP PCL 6 Printer Driver, HP Device Experience (DXP), HP Update, Product Registration Assist, HP Web Services Assist (HP Connected), Online user manuals, HP Device Toolbox, HP Product Improvement Study; Mac: Welcome Screen, (Directs users to HP.com or OS App Source for LaserJet Software)
One-year unit exchange warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements. Go to http://www.hp.com/support to learn about HP award winning service and support options in your region.
Dimensions (W X D X H)
15.4 x 16.4 x 9.3 in
Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)
15.4 x 39.4 x 11.2 in
What's in the box
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252 dw (B4A22A); HP 201A Black Original LaserJet Cartridge (~1500 yield) and Introductory HP LaserJet Color cartridges (~700 color composite (C/Y/M) yield); Installation guide; Printer documentation and software on CD-ROM; Power cord; USB cable
Yes, 1 USB
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