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HP LaserJet 5P and 5MP

Please click on part numbers to check price & availability of a particular model. 5P: C3150A
5MP: C3155A

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LaserJet 5P

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HP LaserJet 5P and 5MP printers are designed for individuals and small work groups.

They meet high-quality printing standards with true 600 x 600-dpi (dots per inch) resolution, 120 levels of gray, and a variety of fonts. Two trays (one holding 100 sheets and the other holding 250 sheets) allow printing sizes from postcard to legal without changing trays. An IrDA-compliant infrared port comes standard, allowing wireless printing from the latest IrDA-compliant portable systems. Two parallel ports and one LocalTalk port (with automatic switching among all ports) provide easy sharing and expanded use. Standard SIMM memory slots allow for memory expansion, optional printer language, or custom SIMM solutions.

The HP LaserJet 5P printer uses HP's Enhanced PCL 5 (Printer Command Language Level 5), a printer language that is standard for desktop laser printing in PC operating environments, such as Microsoft (R) Windows and DOS.


The HP LaserJet 5MP printer also includes the Adobe (R) PostScript Level 2 printer language, used with the Apple Macintosh, as well as desktop laser printing in environments such as Windows.

The HP LaserJet 5P and 5MP are in the VX group of printers.

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Print Speed Black, Best Quality 6ppm
Processor 20-MHz Intel 80960JF RISC
Duty Cycle, Pages Per Month 12,000 pages
Paper Trays, Std. 2
Paper Trays, MVX. 2
Input Capacity, Std. 350 sheets
Input Capacity, MVX. 350 sheets
Envelope Input, MVX. 10
Duplex Printing No
Media Sizes, Std Letter, legal, A4, executive, and custom
(3 x 5-in min)
Media Types Plain paper, envelopes, transparencies, labels, and card stock up to 43-lb thickness
Memory, Std. 5P: 2 MB
5MP: 3 MB
Memory, MVX. 5P: 50 MB
5MP: 35 MB
Memory Technology 5P: MEt
5MP: plus Adobe Memory Booster (MBT)
Typefaces 5P: 10 TrueType, 35 Intellifont, plus 65 TrueType on disk
5MP: 35 Adobe Type 1 plus 75 TrueType
Connectivity, Std. 5P: 2 high-speed, IEEE 1284-compliant parallel;infrared
5MP: plus LocalTalk
Connectivity, Opt. HP JetDirect EX print servers
Print Quality, Black Best 600 dpi
Technology, Black Print Resolution REt and microfine toner - 120 levels of gray and ennhanced grayscale
Print Languages, Std. 5P: Enhanced HP PCL 5, plus MEt
5MP: plus Adobe PostScript Level 2 and MBT
Print Languages, Opt. 5P: Adobe PostScript Level 2
5MP: None
Automatic Language Switching Yes
Automatic I/O Switching Yes
Automatic Network Switching Yes, with optional HP JetDirect EX print servers
Warranty Six-Month warranty from The Printer Works

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