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The Printers That Give The Bigger Picture HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 Series

By Simon Williams
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October 17, 2018

Sometimes you can’t tell the whole story on a single sheet of A4 Paper. Ledgers, Spreadsheets, flow charts are difficult to read when crammed onto one A4 sheet, and difficult to follow when spread over two.

Where most printers will accept up to A4 size sheets, the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 Series doubles up on this and will print, copy and scan up to A3 size sheets.

This is a serious printer for serious work. There are three models in the range; the M775dm M755f and the M775z. All carry the same basic specifications but each model adds additional features,principally in the area of paper handling. All will print on up to A3 size sheets at a reasonable speed of up to 30 A4 pages a minute.

All models have the features and capabilities to meet the many and varied needs of small and medium sized workgroups.

 

Printing

All models are colour laser printers and share the same printing capabilities with a first page out time of 10.5 seconds in both Black and Colour.From then on they print at up to 30 pages per minute, again in  Black and Colour.

With a print resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch in both Black and Colour the print quality os right up there with others in this printer price range.

The HP Laserjet Enterprise M775 series all use four HP JetIntelligence Laser Printer Cartridges.; the HP 651A Black Toner Cartridge, with an independently tested page yield of up to 13,500 pages, and HP 651A Toner Cartridges in Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, each with an independently tested page yield of up to 16,000 pages.

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All functions are accessed and instructions entered by the huge 20.5 cm colour graphic display and touchscreen.

The HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 series all feature automatic double sided printing. This can significantly reduce paper usage. What’s more the printers have a paper route that allows both sides of a page to be printed in the same time as just one side. This means that duplex printing is just a quick as simplex printing at 30 pages a minute.

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Paper Handling

A printer needs to be versatile in so many ways to meet the varied needs of a workgroup, especially when it comes to a variety of paper types and sizes. Not everyone in the workgroup will want to print on A3 Sheets all the time, and constantly having to change paper sizes can slow everything down. To overcome this the base model, the HP Laserjet Enterprise M775dn, comes with two input paper trays as standard.

Tray 1 is infinitely variable to accommodate media sizes from as small as 76 x 127 mm up to 320 x 420 mm. With a maximum capacity of 100 sheets, ranging from light paper through to cardstock and including a range of envelope sizes, it is ideal for handling the diverse range of tasks needed by a larger workgroup.

The second paper tray is for longer print runs and has a capacity of up to 250 sheets. It is adjustable to take sheet sizes from  B5 up to A3.

To maintain productivity paper capacity is important. A sheet capacity of just 350 may not be sufficient in all situations so the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775dn can be optioned in a variety of ways to increase paper handling..It starts with an additional 500 sheet paper tray with or without stand and moves up to an additional 3 x 500 sheet paper trays with stand These options all accommodate up to A3 size.

It can also be optioned with a 3500 sheet paper tray with stand but this paper tray will only accept A4 size sheets.

The HP LaserJet Enterprise M775f not only adds a fax function but also includes a 100-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet tray 2, 500-sheet tray 3, 500-sheet tray 4 with cabinet, as standard whilst the HP LaserJet M775z has 100-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet tray 2, 3 x 500-sheet tray with cabinet for tray 3, 4 and 5 as standard making it ideal for applications where multiple printing is necessary.

All models have an output tray with a capacity of up to 240 sheets and the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775z has an additional inline 500 sheet stapler/stacker for some serious printing.


 

Connectivity

Multiple users will need multiple ways of accessing  printers. A wide range of connectivity is called for and the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 series certainly meets the challenge.

At its heart it is a network printer with a 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network connector. To increase the number of users who will access the printer and its functions there are two external Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports; one for host and the other for device. There are two other internal USB 2.0 Host ports as well as a Foreign Interface Harness (FIH) and a Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP). They all offer Mobile Printing Capability for HP ePrint, Apple AirPrintTM  and MopriaTM  certified devices. The only thing lacking is Wireless Capability but a HP Jetdirect 2700w USB Wireless Print Server J8026A can be fitted as an option to fully round out the connectivity.

All models are MFPs and have a minimum of Print, Scan, Copy function.

The Scanner

Both the scanner and copier functions of the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 series are fed by a flatbed scanner which is mounted on the top of the printer. At 297 x 420 mm,it  is large enough to fit an A3 Sheet. Access is either by an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), or by direct access for thicker originals such as books. The ADF can also accommodate A3 originals and has a capacity of 100 sheets. It also allows automatic double sided scanning by reversing the ADF to reduce paper usage.

With a scanning resolution of 600 dots per inch (dpi) and a scanning speed of up to 30 pages per minute in both colour and black and white this MFP has the capability to meet the needs of most businesses.

When working with groups different users have different requirements. To cater for this the HP LaserJet Enterprise M775 series offers digital scanning to a variety of destinations such as scan to email, save to Network Folder, save to USB Drive, Sen to File Transfer Protocol (FTP), send to LAN Fax, and send to internet fax.

A number of file formats are supported for both Digital Send and Easy Access USB, including PDF, JPEG, TIFF, MTIFF, XPD and PDF/A.

The Copier

The copier function is accessed from both the flatbed scanner and the ADF. With a copy speed of 30 copies per minute for both black and white and colour at a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi for both black text and colour graphics and text, the MFP can produce up to 9999 copies.

The copier also includes an enlarge and reduce function ranging from +/- 25 -400%

Fax

In addition to the extra paper tray configurations both the HP LaserJet Enterprise M773f and M775z include fax capability. It is available on the Base model, the M775DN, as an option/  With a fax transmission speed of 33.6kbps the resolution is up to 300 x 300 dpi for sending faxes and up to 400 x 400 dpi for received faxes.

The Fax facility can store up to 100 numbers on speed dial.

How Economical Is It?

It’s no use having all these features if the MFP is expensive to run. The HP Enterprise M775 doesn’t do too badly on this score either.

With an internal 220 to 240 VAC  inbuilt power supply the MFP consumes 686 watts whilst printing., 703 watts whilst copying and just, 85 watts in the ready state. 14.8 watts in sleep mode and just, 0.5 watts (Manual-Off)

How Big Is it?

The HP LaserJet M775dn is slightly smaller than the other two models, especially in its height with minimum dimensions of 592 mm wide, 639 mm deep and 595 mm high. When trays are opened the MFP needs a space of 959 mm wide x 1129 mm deep and 941 mm high and weighs in 63.7 kg so it’s no lightweight.

Because of the extra functions and paper trays the HP LaserJet Enterprise 775f is larger and heavier with minimum dimensions of 745 mm wide, 668 mm deep and 1143 high. With trays fully opened these dimensions increase to 1012 mm wide, 1158 mm deep and 1489 mm high. The weight increases to 96.8 kg.

The HP LaserJet Enterprise M775z is the largest of all because on its paper tray stack. The footprint remains the same as the M775f but the height increases to 98 mm when closed and  544 mm when opened. The weight increases yot further to 107.7 kg, but both of the larger models are floor standing rather than benchtop.

Conclusion

When you are in the market for a colour laser printer that can print larger formats than standard A$ then the HP LaserJet M775 series will meet your needs. The expandability of paper handling to cope with varying user needs is a real bonus for larger workgroups.

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