HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP 632h/Fht Review
By Simon Williams · October 16, 2017
I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT FAST
Many applications call for far more than just the ability to print. They call for a device that can offer multiple communication methods from a central hub, not just printing but scanning, copying and faxing as well.
What’s more, to cope with the demands of a workgroup of up to 25 users, it needs to be fast to cope with the workload and able to multitask to meet with group’s demands.
The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series not only meets these demands but they are fast as well. Both models are mono laser Multifunction printers. With a scanner, copier and printer in the same package they offer versatility in functions offered to a larger workgroup. Importantly they has the ability to multitask meaning that if a user is printing another can access the copier or scanner. The HP LaserJet Enterprise 532fht adds the ability to send faxes from the printer as well as the standard functions of the 631ht.
Using the latest HP Laser technology, JetIntelligence, these MFP’s give high volume output coupled with economy and a small footprint.
Both models come with a 100 sheet multipurpose paper tray and a 550 sheet adjustable paper tray. The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632fht comes with an additional 550 sheet paper tray mounted on a cabinet to make it floor standing rather than desk mounted.
Every user has different requirements and these models are adaptable to meet a wide range of paper handling options. Both models can take one additional 550 sheet paper tray as an optional extra. That gives each device a capacity of up to 1200 sheets before reloading.
But wait – there’s more! No you won’t get a set of steak knives but the HP LaserJet Enterprise M632h can take up to three optional paper trays or one additional 550 sheet paper feeder and a 2,000 sheet high capacity feeder giving a total capacity of 3,200 sheets before reloading.
Obviously long print runs need a high output capacity to match the high input volume. To meet this demand the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series has a 500 sheet capacity output tray.
To truly maximise paper handling the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series includes automatic double sided (duplex) printing. Not only does it minimise paper usage but it prints both sides of the sheet in the same time that it prints on one side.
Larger workgroups require access to the MFP from a variety of sources. Not everyone uses a networked computer to prepare their material. To meet this need the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series offers a variety of connections in addition to the 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network connection. There are also a Hi-Speed Device USB 2.0 port, two Host USB (1 walk-up and 1 external accessible) ports and a Hardware Integration Pocket.
The M632fht also includes a fax facility which is an option on the M632h.
For even greater connectivity an HP Jetdirect 2900nw Print Server or an HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless Accessory are also available as options.
To accommodate mobile device users the unit has HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™,Mopria™-certified and Google Cloud Print 2.0 compatibility.
All functions are accessed by a large 20.3 cm colour graphics display touchscreen. The display panel can be rotated to give the best viewing angle. To make the home screen rapidly accessible the Nome button is illuminated for easy identification.
The scanner is accessed by an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and a flatbed. The ADF has a capacity of up to 150 sheets and a maximum size of 215.9 mm x 863.6mm and a minimum size of 68 x 147 mm. The flatbed has a maximum scan size of 216 x 356 mm.
It can scan from both colour and B&W originals at a speed of 69 A4 pages per minute and 111 images per minute. Colour originals are changed to grey scale automatically.
In addition to scanning to print the scanner has an array of digital options. It can scan to email, network folder, save to USB drive and send to Sharepoint. It sends File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) over a secure connection, and can send to Internet Fax.
Using the same Flatbed and ADF as the scanner, the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series can produce 9,999 copies in B&W from an original at up to 52 copies per minute.at a resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) from the flatbed and 600 x 450 dpi from the ADF. It also includes enlarge of reduce settings from 25% to 400%
The fax facility is standard on the M632fht and available as an option on the M632h model and has a fax transmission speed of 33.6kbps and has a fax memory equivalent to more than 500 A4 pages. It has a resolution of 300 x 300 dpi for fax transmission and up to 400 x 400 dpi for received faxes.
It supports auto fax reduction, auto redialling, fax forwarding, junk fax barrier, and speed dialling of up to 1,000 numbers. It also supports a PC interface and fax polling.
The MFP uses a single HP 37A Black JetIntelligence Toner Cartridge which gives a page yield of up to 11,000 pages. For greater economy it can also use the HP 37X Black High Yield JetIntelligence Toner Cartridge to give a page yield of up to 25,000 pages. For the highest level of economy the HP 37Y Black Extra High Yield Toner Cartridge to obtain a page yield of up to 41,000 pages before it needs to be replaced.
Access to the Toner Cartridge is through a pull down hatch on the left side of the device.
To maintain and ensure maximum productivity the HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632 series printers are eligible to be a part of the CartridgesDirect AutoMATETM automated Ink Replenishment Program to ensure that the HP LaserJet Enterprise M652 and 653 series printers never runs low on toner no matter the workload and maintains its productivity. Learn about the CartridgesDirect AutoMATEth HERE.
These MFP’s offer the world’s most secure printing. With HP SureStart it regularly checks its operating code and repairs itself from attempted hacks. With run-time intrusion detection it continuously monitors to detect and stop attacks and, if one is detected, automatically reboots itself.
The use of the security software effectively protects you from outside interference.
Productivity is more than just getting the work done faster – it means getting it done as cost effectively as possible. Low energy usage and minimum space also enter the equation.
Low energy consumption is a vital issue these days. Although it is a hardworking device, the JetIntelligence technology reduces its energy usage. It uses just 740 watts when printing or copying, 29.0 watts (ready), 3.3 watts (sleep), <0.1 watts (Auto Off/Manual On), <0.1 watts (Manual Off).
Tin many offices space is at a premium. To cope with all that hard work neither unit takes up a lot of space either. The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632h is just 512 mm wide and 558 mm deep with a minimum height of 640mm and weighs 33.7 kg, The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M632fht has a footprint of 665 mm wide and 600 mm deep. The minimum height is 1094 mm and weighs just 52.5 kg. The overall height of both models is increased by the addition of additional paper trays.
Both these models meet the various demands of larger workgroups in slightly different configurations They are adaptable to meet varying requirements and offer operating economy and high levels of built in security to protect your network from unauthorised intrusion.