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It is HP's lowest priced color laser multifunction printer with the ability to color print, color scan.

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text and graphics are very sharp, makes things easy to read

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faster printing than most other printers, pages come out in just a few seconds

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sheet feeder is reliable, never gets a jam

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installs on a wide variety of operating systems easily

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doesn't make much noise through the printing process

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prints evenly and consistently over larger areas

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colors are vibrant and well saturated, great for business graphics

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

scanning isn't very intuitive, tends to scan an 8.5 x 14 area even when your document is smaller

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doesn't hold a lot of paper in the tray

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The HP LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP is HP's lowest priced color laser multifunction printer with the ability to color print, color scan, color copy or fax in black and white, and is designed to be used by a large enterprise business. It can print 12 pages per minute at its best quality (600 x 600 dpi) and has a recommended monthly print volume of 250 to 1500 pages. There is one paper tray (max) which can handle up to 150 sheets.  The scanner is a 8.5" x 11.7" flatbed ADF with an optical resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, and can handle up to 50 sheet from the automatic paper feeder. For copying, it can handle up to 99 copies with a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi, with zoom settings from 25% to 400%. It can fax up to 250 pages at 3 seconds per page, at a resolution of up to 203 x 196 dpi, and has the ability to store up to 120 numbers in speed dial.

Speed/monthly volume
  • Print speed, black (normal quality mode): Up to 12 ppm
  • Print speed, black (best quality mode): Up to 12 ppm
  • Print speed, color (normal quality mode): Up to 8 ppm
  • Print speed, color (best quality mode): Up to 8 ppm
  • Monthly duty cycle: Up to 30,000 pages
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 250 to 1500 pages
  • Processor speed: 450 MHz
  • First page out (black): As fast as 25.5 sec
  • First page out (color): As fast as 31.5 sec
  • Printer page yield: View additional yield information
Print quality/technology
  • Print technology: Laser
  • Print resolution, black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Print resolution, color: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Resolution technology: HP ImageREt 3600
  • Ink cartridges: 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
Paper handling
  • Paper tray(s), standard: 1
  • Paper tray(s), maximum: 1
  • Input capacity, standard: Up to 150 sheets
  • Input capacity, maximum: Up to 150 sheets
  • Envelope input, standard: Up to 10 envelopes
  • Output capacity, standard: Up to 125 sheets
  • Output capacity, maximum: Up to 125 sheets
  • Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper): Manual (driver support provided)
  • Document finishing: Sheetfed
  • Media sizes, standard: Letter, legal, executive, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), postcard
  • Media sizes, custom: Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in
  • Media types: Paper (bond, brochure, color, glossy, letterhead, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock
Memory/print languages/typefaces
  • Memory, standard: 160 MB
  • Memory, maximum: 160 MB
  • Print languages, standard: HP PCL 6, HP postscript level 3 emulation, HP PCL 5c emulation
  • Typefaces: 80 TrueType internal scalable PCL 6, 80 TrueType internal scalable PostScript
Scanner specifications
  • Scanner type: Flatbed; ADF
  • Scan resolution, enhanced: Up to 19,200 dpi
  • Scan resolution, optical: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Levels of grayscale: 256
  • Task speed: Multi-page letter document with colored text was scan to file (200 dpi, 24-bit, JPEG) via WIA, total scan time was 58 seconds for 3 pages (not including the first page)
  • Automatic document feeder capacity: Standard, 50 sheets
  • Scan size, maximum (flatbed): 8.5 x 11.7 in
Copier specifications
  • Copy resolution, black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Copy resolution, color: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Copy reduce/enlarge settings: 25 to 400%
  • Maximum number of copies: Up to 99 copies
Fax specifications
  • Fax transmission speed (seconds per page): 3 sec per page
  • Fax resolution, black (dots per inch): Up to 203 x 196 dpi
  • Fax memory: Up to 250 pages
  • Fax broadcast: 120
  • Fax delayed sending
  • Fax forwarding
  • Fax/phone/TAM interface
  • Polling(receive only)
  • Distinctive ring detection
  • Speed dials, maximum number: Up to 120 numbers
  • Connectivity, standard: Built-in 10/100 wired Ethernet network connectivity with 1 RJ-45 port, 1 Hi-Speed USB (compatible with USB 2.0 specifications) port
  • Macintosh compatible
  • Print drivers, standard: HP PCL 6, HP postscript level 3 emulation
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Certified for Windows Vista(R); Windows XP Home; Windows XP Media Center; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Professional x64; Windows XP Tablet PC; Mac OS X v 10.3 or higher; Novell NetWare 3.2, 4.2, 5.x, 6; HP-UX 10.20, 11.x; Red Hat Linux 6.x or higher; SuSE Linux 6.x or higher; Solaris 2.5x, 2.6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (SPARC); AIX 3.2.5 or higher; MPE-iX; Citrix MetaFrame; Terminal Services
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 19.3 x 19.1 in
  • Product weight: 54.5 lb
  • Warranty: One-year, return to authorized service center, limited hardware HP warranty, telephone and Web support (varies according to region)
  • What's included: HP LaserJet CM1312 MFP; power cord(s); HP LaserJet Cyan, Magenta, Black, and Yellow Print Cartridges; Getting Started Guide; support flyer; CDs containing device software and electronic User's Guide; control panel faceplate; Readiris PRO text recognition software; ADF input support; phone cord; ReadIris registration card; IHM media Kit
  • Software included: HP Toolbox FX, HP LaserJet Scan, TWAIN 1.9 or WIA scanner drivers, HP LaserJet Fax, HP Fax Setup Wizard, HP Fax software, Readiris PRO text recognition software (not installed with other software, separate installation required), printer drivers (HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e, HP postscript level 3 emulation), installer/uninstaller, HP Director (Macintosh)
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