"Don't buy, there's a reason HP stopped making this unit"1.0 starson by seattle_expat
Pros: 802.11n wireless
Constantly "cleaning" or "initializing"
Can't print envelopes
Can't print paper that is not A4 or US Letter
Only holds a 1/2 ream of paper
Summary: Originally I was fairly happy with this printer. After using the CP1525 for several months, however, we are disappointed and frustrated with this product. (It should also be a clue that HP stopped manufacturing this model shortly after it was released!)
I have to preface this by saying that I have been spoiled using an HP Color Laserjet CP2025dn for the past couple years and I have zero complaints. I bought this 1525 model because I needed a color printer for my home office and it was a couple bucks cheaper with most of the same features. I especially liked that HP is finally integrating 802.11n WiFi into their models, a step up from the slower 802.11b/g standards. Also liked the easy setup and management on both Windows and OSX.
That said, this printer is really a let down in terms of functionality. For one (1) the paper tray only holds about 50-80 sheets. I really like it when printer manufacturers create a model that can hold a whole ream in their tray. Keeps me from having a 1/2 ream of loose paper lying around. Also, (2) printing is really slow. When I use the 2025 model, I can press 'print' on the computer and almost instantly the wheels start turning. But with this model (1525) it takes about 40 seconds before the light even starts flashing, indicating that a job has been sent. Seems a bit long for new model printer. Also, (3) this model frequently stops for "initializing" and "cleaning" way more than any other printer I have ever owned. (4) This printer CANNOT PRINT ENVELOPES. Take note if this is something you plan to use this model for. We have spend dozens of man hours trying to figure out why this feature won't work as advertised. The printer simply won't feed envelopes. (5) The printer doesn't seem to be able to handle any other paper than A4 or US Letter. If you try to get fancy and print some custom sizes, forget it. It randomly scales the fonts and you never quite get what you want.
We plan to salvage this model and go back to the 2025 (now re-banded as the LaserJet PRO 400).