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HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Multifunction Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Multifunction Printer
Get more done with this affordable, full-featured and easy-to-share HP LaserJet MFP.
Tackle your everyday office tasks with an affordable, full-featured MFP. Easily print, copy, scan and fax from one compact device. Share easily with Ethernet networking.
  • Print, scan, copy and fax
  • Intuitive control panel
  • 150-sheet input, 100-sheet output tray
  • Up to 18 ppm A4
  • Up to 8000 pages
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  • Get more done with this affordable, full-featured MFP

    • Share on a network using built-in Ethernet connectivity.
    • Create professional-quality documents with bold, crisp text and sharp black-and-white images, using HP Original print cartridges.
    • Send and receive faxes from your PC, using the 33.6 kbps fax.
    • Print documents at up to 18 ppm A4 and get a first page out (from Auto-Off mode) in as fast as 8.5 seconds with Instant-on Technology.
  • Get up and running quickly and easily.

    • Install in a flash on your PC without a CD, using HP Smart Install[1] which makes it easy to start printing quickly.
    • Set up and start printing fast with an easy-to-use, intuitive control panel.
    • Copy a duplex ID onto one page with ID Copy.
    • Easily connect the MFP directly to a PC via the Hi-speed USB 2.0 port. Ensure reliable printing with an HP all-in-one print cartridge and easily replace it with HP SureSupply[2].
  • Meet your environmental goals, while protecting your bottom line.

    • Get up to 50 percent energy savings using Instant-on Technology[3] and save up to four times the energy with Instant-on Copy[4].
    • Save even more with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology as it senses your printing activity, turning on and off automatically[5].
    • Reduce your environmental impact as pre-installed cartridges decrease packaging. Recycle easily with HP Planet Partners[6].
    • Save energy with an ENERGY STAR® qualified MFP.
  • Reduce your impact and protect your bottom line.

    • Conserve energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology,[4] Instant-on Technology and Instant-on Copy.
    • Reduce your impact—pre-installed cartridges decrease packaging. Recycle easily with HP Planet Partners.[5]
    • Get the services, solutions, software and support of HP Total Care.
    • Save energy with an ENERGY STAR® qualified MFP.
  • [1] HP Smart Install works with Windows only.
  • [2] Programme features and availability may vary by country. For more information, visit
  • [3] Energy savings based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR® programme’s Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) method on HP LaserJet products with Instant-on Technology vs. top competitive models as of March 2009.
  • [4] When compared with fluorescent tubes, Instant-on Copy with LED technology drops energy use by 4 times in idle mode and 1.4 times in copy mode.
  • [5] HP Auto-On/Auto-Off capabilities subject to printer and settings.
  • [6] HP toner cartridge return and recycling is available in 49 countries and territories around the world, covering 88% of the addressable market; see for details.

Technical details

HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Multifunction Printer

Supported Operating Systems
Compatible operating systems
  • Windows® 7
    Windows Vista®
    Microsoft® Windows® XP, Server 2003, Server 2008
    Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6
    Linux (see For Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 and Server 2008, add print and scan drivers only.
Advanced Features
Copier smart software features
  • Up to 99 copies
    Reduce/Enlarge from 25 to 400%
    2-up or 4-up allowing 2 or 4 pages to be copied onto 1 page
    Contrast (lighter/darker)
    Resolution (copy quality)
    ID copy
Fax smart software features
  • Auto fax reduction
    auto redialing
    delayed sending
    fax forwarding
    TAM interface
    save and load speed dials
    poll receive
    fax activity reports
    dial prefix setting
    receive to PC
    print fax log
Printer smart software features
  • HP Smart Install
    Simplified control panel
    HP Auto-On/Auto-Off
    Compact design
Scanner advanced features
  • Intelligent scanning recognising the difference of text and graphics
  • Marvell® processor
Processor speed
  • 400 MHz
Printer Specifications
  • Print, copy, scan, fax
Multitasking supported
  • Yes
Automatic paper sensor
  • No
Duplex printing
  • Manual (driver support provided)
Duty cycle (monthly, A4)
  • Up to 8000 pages
Recommended monthly page volume
  • 250 to 2000
Recommended monthly page volume note
  • HP recommends that the number of pages per month of imaged output be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
Duty cycle note
  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Envelope feeder
  • No
Hard disk
  • None
Memory card compatibility
  • No
One-touch keys
  • 23
Paper trays, maximum
  • 1
Paper trays, standard
  • 1
Print colours
  • No
Print languages
  • Host-based
Printer management
  • HP Toolbox
Print technology
  • Laser
SureSupply note
  • HP SureSupply alerts you when you should replace a print cartridge and helps you purchase locally or via the Internet. For more information, visit Only available with original HP supplies
    Internet access required.
SureSupply supported
  • Yes
Fonts and typefaces
  • None (Host-based)
Warm-up time
  • 10 sec (from power off)
Printing Media Handling
Maximum input capacity (sheets)
  • Up to 150 sheets
Envelope input capacity
  • Up to 10 envelopes
Input capacity
  • Up to 150 sheets
Finished output handling
  • Sheetfed
Media type and capacity, ADF
  • Up to 35 sheets
Media type and capacity, tray 1
  • sheets: 150
    envelopes: 10
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
  • Up to 100 sheets
Output capacity
  • Up to 100 sheets
Standard output capacity (envelopes)
  • Up to 10 envelopes
Standard output capacity (transparencies)
  • Up to 75 sheets
Paper handling input, standard
  • 150-sheet input tray, 35-sheet automatic document feeder
Paper handling output, standard
  • 100-sheet face-down bin
Supported Printing Media
Media size (ADF)
  • A4
Media sizes, custom
  • 76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm
Media sizes supported
  • A4
    ISO B5
    ISO C5
    ISO C5/6
    ISO C6
    ISO DL
    European postcard
Media size, tray 1
  • A4
    ISO B5
    ISO C5
    ISO C5/6
    ISO C6
    ISO DL
    European postcard
Media types
  • Paper (plain, laser), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cardstock, postcards
Media weights, supported ADF
  • 60 to 90 g/m²
Media weight, supported
  • 60 to 163 g/m²
Print Area
Maximum print area
  • 206 x 344 mm
Bottom margin (A4)
  • 4 mm
Left margin (A4)
  • 4 mm
Right margin (A4)
  • 4 mm
Top margin (A4)
  • 4 mm
Print Resolution
Print quality black (best)
  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi (1200 effective dpi with HP FastRes 1200)
Print quality black (normal)
  • Up to 600 x 400 dpi (600 effective dpi with HP FastRes 600)
Resolution technology
  • FastRes 600
    FastRes 1200
Print Speed
Print speed black (normal, A4)
  • Up to 18 ppm
Print speed footnote
  • Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
Print Time
First page out black (A4, ready)
  • As fast as 8.5 sec (from Auto-Off)
First page out footnote
  • Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
Copier Specifications
Copies, maximum
  • Up to 99 copies
Copy reduce / enlarge settings
  • 25 to 400%
Copier scaling (ADF)
  • 25 to 400%
Copier settings
  • Number of copies
    Copy quality (draft, text, mixed, picture, photo)
Copy Area
Bottom copy margin
  • 4 mm
Copy margin left
  • 4 mm
Copy margin right
  • 4 mm
Copy margin top
  • 4 mm
Copy Resolution
Copy resolution (black text)
  • Up to 600 x 400 dpi
Copy resolution (color text and graphics)
  • Up to 600 x 400 dpi
Copy resolution (black graphics)
  • Up to 600 x 400 dpi
Copy Speed
Copy speed black (best, A4)
  • Up to 18 cpm
Copy speed (black, normal quality, A4)
  • Up to 18 cpm
Scanner Specifications
Bit depth
  • 24-bit
Automatic document feeder capacity
  • Standard, 35 sheets
Duplex ADF scanning
  • No
Color scanning
  • Yes
Scan file format
  • JPEG, TIF (compressed and uncompressed), PDF, GIF, BMP
Levels of grayscale
  • 256
Scan input modes
  • Scanning via HP LaserJet scan application or TWAIN - or WIA-compliant application software
Scan size (ADF), maximum
  • 216 x 356 mm
Scan size (flatbed), maximum
  • 216 x 297 mm
Scan size ADF (minimum)
  • 152 x 114 mm
Scan size flatbed (minimum)
  • 25.4 x 25.4 mm
Twain version
  • Version 1.9
Scanner type
  • Flatbed, ADF (one-sided scanning only)
Scan Resolution
Enhanced scanning resolution
  • Up to 19200 dpi
Scan resolution, hardware
  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan resolution, optical
  • Up to 1200 dpi
Fax Specifications
Auto redial
  • Yes
Auto fax reduction supported
  • Yes
  • Yes
Fax delayed sending
  • Yes
Fax forwarding
  • Yes
Junk fax barrier
  • Yes
Fax memory
  • Up to 500 pages
PC interface supported
  • Yes
  • Yes
Remote retrieval
  • Yes
Distinctive ring detection supported
  • Yes
Speed dials, maximum number
  • Up to 100 numbers
Telephone handset supported
  • No
Fax telephone mode supported
  • Yes
Fax Resolution
Fax resolution
  • Up to 300 x 300 dpi
Resolution (black photo grayscale)
  • 300 x 300 dpi (halftone)
Fax resolution black
  • 203 x 196 dpi, 256 levels of grey
Resolution (black and white, standard mode)
  • 203 x 98 dpi
Resolution (black and white, superfine mode)
  • 300 x 300 dpi or 203 x 392 dpi, 256 levels of grey
Fax Speed
Fax transmission speed
  • 33.6 kbps
Fax note
  • Based on standard ITU-T test image #1 at standard resolution. More complicated pages or higher resolution will take longer and use more memory.
Cartridges and Printheads
Page yield footnote
  • Average starter cartridge yields approximately 700 standard pages. Average HP LaserJet Black Print Cartridge CE285A replacement cartridge yields approximately 1600 standard pages. Declared yield values based on ISO/IEC 19752 and continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see
Number of print cartridges
  • 1 (black)
Memory, standard
  • 64 MB
Memory slots
  • No
Memory, maximum
  • 64 MB
Memory upgrade
  • Not expandable
Display Specifications
  • 2-line LCD
Multimedia and Input Devices
Fax phone TAM interface supported
  • Yes
Battery and Power
  • Input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
Power supply type
  • Built-in power supply
Power consumption
  • 375 watts (printing), 245 watts (copying), 4.7 watts (ready), 2 watts (sleep), 0.3 watts (off)
Power consumption (active)
  • 375 watts (printing), 245 watts (copy or scan)
Power consumption (active copy)
  • 245 watts
Power consumption (auto-off)
  • 2 watts
Power consumption footnote
  • Values subject to change. See for current information. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages. Default time from Ready Mode to Auto Off = 15 minutes.
Power consumption (manual-off)
  • 0.3 watts
Power consumption (standby)
  • 4.7 watts
Power consumption (sleep)
  • 2 watts (Auto-Off)
Rack and Power Specifications
Typical electricity consumption (TEC) number
  • 0.771 kWh/Week
System Requirements
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
  • Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6
    PowerPC G3, G4, G5, or Intel® processors
    1 GB RAM
    200 MB available hard disk space
    CD-ROM drive
    USB or network port
Minimum system requirements
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008: 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 700 MB free hard disk space, SVGA 800 x 600 with 16-bit colour display, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, USB or Ethernet port
Security Management
Security management
  • None
Software and Applications
Software included
  • Host-based print drivers, TWAIN, WIA, Scan to application, XPS driver, Mac driver, Send Fax, HP Toolbox
Downloadable software
  • Windows® CD image
    Mac CD Image
    Smart Web Printing
    In-House Marketing
    Linux driver
Driver updates
  • Latest drivers available from HP support Web site at,
  • 8.3 kg
Package weight
  • 10.8 kg
Scan Speed
Automatic document feeder scan speed
  • Up to 7.4 ppm (black and white), Up to 3 ppm (colour)
Scan speed black (normal)
  • Up to 6 ppm
Scan speed color (normal)
  • Up to 3 ppm
Scan speed footnote
  • Scan speeds measured from ADF. Actual processing speeds may vary depending on scan resolution, network conditions, computer performance, and application software.
Scan speed (normal, A4)
  • Up to 7.4 ppm (b&w), up to 3 ppm (color)
Task speed
  • 10 x 15 cm colour photo to file: less than 7 sec for single image scan
What's in the box
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP
    power cord(s)
    phone cord(s)
    150-sheet input tray
    output tray
    introductory HP LaserJet Black print cartridge (average cartridge yield 700 standard pages, declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752)
    CD(s) with software and documentation
    Installation Guide
    support flyer
    Errata sheet
    Discovery Sheet
    Warranty Guide (where applicable)
Connectivity and Communications
Mobile printing capability footnote
  • May require a firmware upgrade to be HP ePrint or AirPrint™ compatible, download at
  • 33.6 kbps
Wireless capability
  • No
Network ready
  • Standard (built-in Ethernet)
Network capabilities
  • Via built-in 10/100Base-T TCP/IP networking
Network protocols, supported
  • Via built-in networking solution: TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6
    Print: LPD (raw queue support only)
    Discovery: SLP, Bonjour, Web Services Discovery
    IP Config: IPv4 (BootP, DHCP, AutoIP, Manual), IPv6 (Stateless Link-Local and via Router, Statefull via DHCPv6)
    Management: SNMPv1, HTTP
    HP ePrint
Mobile printing capability
  • HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™
Connectivity, optional
  • None
Connectivity, standard
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    10/100Base-T Ethernet network port
    RJ-11 Telephone port
HP ePrint capability
  • Yes
Digital Sender Specifications
File formats, supported
  • PDF
Digital sending standard features
  • Scan to E-mail, scan to application, scan to file (all from PC only)
Paper sizes supported (ADF)
  • A4
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 435 x 265 x 306 mm
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 597 x 397 x 351 mm
  • One-year limited warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements.


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Gender :: MaleAge :: 55+Computer proficiency :: Intermediate

Laserjet m1212nf

This printer took a lot longer to set up than the few minutes you suggest, especially as no printer to computer cable is supplied, but two different power cables were supplied! As you know customers are going to need the cable why would you not supply one? When it was set up it printed well from the CD but would not work with my CAD, I had to download a patch from your web site. My previous laserjet 4L I had had for 20 years never gave a bit of trouble, but still the CAD works now even if it is in a round about way. I have not tried scanning or copying yet I wonder what surprises await me? There is one part which I think should fit at the paper outlet I have not been able to get fitted yet.






Gender :: MaleAge :: 40-54Computer proficiency :: Intermediate

Good but......

Really disappointed with how quickly the printer cartridge needed replacing - means all the good points (like how easy it is to scan, how quick it is to print, how well it picks up double side printing compared to its predecessors, how comact it is etc) get relegated to the back of the mind!






Gender :: MaleAge :: 55+Computer proficiency :: Advanced

Excellent MFP Printer has worst help file ever

I purchased a HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP back in August. All in all, it is an excellent product and would be worthy of 5 stars except for one glaring omission: whenever you search the help file, instead of returning a topic name, it returns "HP Laserjet Professional M1130/M1210 MFP Series"! As an example, I need to order a cartridge for our HP 1320 so wanted to print a Supplies Report to see if I need to order a cartridge for the M1212nf at the same time. Searching for "report" returns 14 entries, all of which say exactly the same thing: "HP Laserjet Professional M1130/M1210 MFP Series". Needless to say, that is useless! Searching for "supplies" returns about 30 identical entries, while searching for "supplies report" returns 2. Let me contrast this to my HP 1320 help file. Searching for "report" returns 2 items: "Configuration Page" and "Electrical Specifications". I hope that fixing up the search in the help file is on the agenda for this otherwise excellent printer! John






Gender :: MaleAge :: 55+Computer proficiency :: Intermediate

A Good Replacement

After trying 2 other HP printers and returning them I thought I would give HP one more try. I wanted to replace an old Laser Multifunction which I have had for 10 years before it did die. I finally bought the Laserjet M1212 nf and could not be happier. The print quality is great and fast. The fax works well and the sheet feeder works as it should (1 sheet at a time rather than grabbing 2 or 3 like one of the other printers I tried) Everything works as it should. A great printer. I do envelopes with it and they print up great--no wrinkles or anything. The only thing that would make this better is a second sheet feeder so I did not have to remove the paper to do my envelopes. I can highly recommend this printer.