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HP LaserJet 1200 & 1220 Specifications

Please click on part numbers to check price & availability of a particular model. 1200 110V: C7044A 1200n: C7048A
1200 220V: C7044A-220V 1220: C7045A
1200se: C7047A 1220se: C7049A

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Optional copy/scan accessory (C7046A) — changes the LJ 1200
into an LJ 1220
C7046A, Optional Copy/scan accessory
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Features and benefits—


  • Easily attach documents to e-mail with one click
  • Edit text (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Store and manage documents electronically with HP LaserJet Document Manager
  • Enhance scanned photos with HP LaserJet Photo Center

Make Quick Copies when copying the most frequently used type of original. Use HP LaserJet Copy software to customize and make multiple copies.

  • Simple and convenient (Quick Copy)
    • Load the original and press a single button

  • Powerful copier software (Copy Plus)
    • Make multiple copies
    • Enable collation
    • Reduce or enlarge
    • Adjust the contrast
    • Set the copy quality
    • Make color copies by sending them to a color printer

Regular preventive maintenance will help keep your printer in top condition! See links below for details.

•  Roller Kit

HP Toner available

The HP LaserJet 1200 & 1220 all-in-one series delivers convenience and versatility together with the top quality and reliability you expect from HP. Packed with benefits, these units give you laser printing, faxing, copying and scanning capabilities in one device. Their features save you space, time and money while allowing you to create and distribute the most professional of documents with ease. See table below for specifications.

  • 1200 dots per inch (dpi) printing PCL-5e, PCL-6, and PostScript (R) Level 2 emulation already installed on the printer Automatically determines and switches to the appropriate language for the print job
  • Includes 45 scalable fonts plus 35 PostScript fonts built in
  • Fast printing at 15 pages per minute (ppm) for letter size pages and 14 ppm for A4 size pages
  • Instant-on fuser eliminates warm-up time. The first page is out in less than 10 seconds.
  • Use EconoMode to save toner.
  • Print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing).
  • Use watermarks, such as Confidential, to protect documents. Print booklets. Use this feature to easily print the pages in the order required to create cards or books (not supported on Macintosh with the Apple LaserWriter 8 driver). Once printed, simply fold and staple the pages.
  • Print the first page on different media than the rest of the pages.
  • Comes with 8 MB of RAM standard (16 MB on HP LaserJet 1200n), expandable to 72 MB via available DIMM slot. Add functionality to the HP LaserJet product in the following ways:
    • Add copy/scan functionality with the HP copy/scan attachment (C7046A). The optional copier/scanner scans at 600 dpi/ 24-bits per pixel (bpp).
    • Make the printer or print/copy/scan product available on the network with the HP Jetdirect print server (J6035A).

  • Main input tray: Has a 250-sheet capacity for continuous, multiple-page printing. Priority input tray: Use for manual, single-sheet printing or when printing single envelopes, postcards, labels, or transparencies. Also, use the priority input tray to print the first page on different media than the rest of the document.
    • Both trays are center-justified for all supported paper sizes.
  • Output bin: Holds up to 125 sheets. Use the output bin when printing normal and large, collated documents.
  • Straight-through output path: Useful when printing envelopes, transparencies, heavy media, or any media that tends to curl when printed.

Browse our LaserJet 1200 / 1220 Parts CatalogGo to LaserJet 1200 / 1220 Printer Table
>>>Our Most-Wanted Parts pages provide a handy list of the most often ordered parts for each type of printer—

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Model number

HP LaserJet 1200 printer

C7044A (base model, 110V)
C7044A-220V (base model, 220V)
C7047A (se)

HP LaserJet 1200n printer
(network printer bundle)


HP LaserJet 1220 printer/copier/scanner

C7045A (base model)
C7049A (se)

Optional HP LaserJet 1200
copy/scan accessory



Print Speeds

15 ppm on U.S. letter sheets 14 ppm on A4

< 10 seconds, first page out

Print quality

1,200 dpi

Paper handling capabilities

250-sheet paper input tray

10-sheet priority feed tray

Duty cycle (pages per month)

Up to 10,000 pages maximum

Averages 1,000 pages per month

Print cartridge

2,500-page cartridge included

3,500-page cartridge available

Paper path

Enclosed, C-shaped horizontal main paper path

Straight-through horizontal optional paper path

Standard device memory

8 MB or RAM of HP LaserJet 1200 and HP LaserJet 1220 (upgradeable to 72 MB)

HP LaserJet 1200n comes with 16 MB standard

Printer languages

PCL 6 PCL 5e

PostScript (PS) Level 2 emulation

Connectivity options

1284-B parallel and USB


Share through an optional Jetdirect print server

Jetdirect support



No cable in box


Resident in printer

Control panel

Two LEDs and one lighted button

Power switch

Power switch on 200 and 240-volt printers only


One dual inline memory module (DIMM) slot for memory, fonts, and printer languages

Support operating systems

Windows 95 Windows 98 SE Windows Me Windows NT 4.0 Mac OS 9.x

Mac OS X v 10.1 and v 10.2

Warranty Six-Month warranty from The Printer Works

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