HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525dn Printer
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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525dn Printer


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  • Print high-impact color documents at high-performance speeds. Protect confidential print jobs with advanced on-board and network security. Efficient paper handling and expandable paper capacity keep printing on pace with your growing business. Easily get users up and printing with enterprise-ready networking and easy-to-use controls, plus manage color printing usage. Energy-saving features can save your business time and money while reducing your environmental impact.
  • Print high-impact color documents at high-performance speeds. Protect confidential print jobs with on-board and network security. Efficient paper handling, expandable paper capacity and easy controls keep printing on pace with your growing business.
  • CP4525n printer with automatic two-sided printing

Ideal for

  • Fast-paced enterprises that need a network-ready laser printer to share across multiple users for rapid, secure color printing.


Top-of-the-line performance for color printing.

  • Boost your printing productivity with high-performance speeds up to 42 ppm letter/40 ppm A4 and a first page out in as fast as 9.5 seconds.
  • Improve efficiency and simplify printing—automatically adjust settings according to paper type with HP Advanced Auto Media Sensing and operate the printer with ease, using a 4-line color control panel with auto-navigational help.
  • Twenty-five years of continuous innovation and reliable, professional-quality printing—HP LaserJet remains the brand businesses count on. Count on HP for award-winning support in laser printers.
  • Streamline your workgroup's print jobs. Store a large queue of print jobs with 512 MB of memory—expandable up to 1 GB.[5] Configure optimal settings across your entire printer fleet with HP Web Jetadmin.
  • Avoid delays with the HP robust paper-handling ability—a paper capacity of 600 sheets, expandable up to 2100 sheets, meets the needs of your high-volume printing environment and handles large print jobs efficiently.[1]

Produce superior color documents consistently.

  • Make a high-impact statement with top-of-the-line color documents—advanced color features produce professional-quality, color documents with every print job.
  • Manage your business’s color printing usage and costs, using award-winning HP color access controls.[4]
  • Get supplies designed for your high-volume printing environment when you use an optional high-capacity black toner cartridge.[6]

Protect your data with essential security.

  • Minimize security disruptions and send business-critical data more securely, using robust features such as an IPsec with encryption, network access control with 802.1x and an optional HP Secure Hard Disk.[3]
  • Expand your security options to the next level, using the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. Conveniently connect your security card swipe and HP and third-party authentication devices.
  • Easily retrieve stored confidential print jobs, using the control panel.

Minimize your environmental impact.

  • Get up to 50 percent energy savings over competitive laser products, using Instant-on Technology.[2]
  • Reduce your impact on the environment and use up to 50 percent less paper with two-sided printing.[8]
  • Reduce packaging waste with pre-installed toner cartridges—no boxes, wrappers or manuals.
  • Minimize your environmental impact by implementing energy-saving settings across your entire fleet with HP Web Jetadmin.
  • Get free and easy recycling—cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.[7]

[1]The xh model features standard 2100-sheet paper capacity. The n and dn models come with standard 600-sheet paper capacity expandable with optional 1x 500 and 3 x 500 paper trays.

[2]Energy savings based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR(R) program’s Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) method on HP LaserJet products with Instant-on Technology vs. top competitive models as of March 2009.

[3]The HP Secure Hard Disk is standard on the xh model and optional for the n and dn models.

[4]Color access control capabilities vary from device to device. Buyer’s Lab gave HP color control features an “Outstanding Achievement” award in December 2007.

[5]1 GB memory is standard for xh model only. The n and dn models feature 512 MB of memory—expandable up to 1 GB.

[6]Not included. Please purchase separately.

[7]Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 49 countries, territories and regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, visit: http://www.hp.com/recycle.

[8]Automatic two-sided printing is standard on the dn model and optional for the n model.

[9]Not included. Please purchase separately.

[10]HP EasyColor is available on HP Universal Print Drivers—available for free download at: http://www.hp.com/go/upd.

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Printer specifications

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Product Differentiator

  • CP4525n printer with automatic two-sided printing


  • Print

Print speed, black (normal)

  • Up to 42 ppm

Print speed, color (normal)

  • Up to 42 ppm

Print speed

  • Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver and document complexity.

Printer page yield

  • For information on cartridge page and photo yields, see http://www.hp.com/go/pageyield

First page out (ready) black

  • As fast as 9.5 sec

First page out (ready) color

  • As fast as 9.5 sec

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Resolution (color)

  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Resolution technology

  • HP ImageREt 3600, Pantone Calibrated

Monthly duty cycle

  • Up to 120,000 pages

  • 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.

Recommended monthly page volume

  • 2500 to 10,000

  • HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.

Print Technology

  • Laser


  • 2.0-in LCD (color graphics)

Processor speed

  • 800 MHz

Number of print cartridges

  • 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges

  • HP LaserJet Black Print Cartridge standard capacity (8500 pages); HP LaserJet Black Print Cartridge high capacity (17,000 pages); HP LaserJet Cyan Print Cartridges (11,000 pages); HP LaserJet Yellow Print Cartridge (11,000 pages); HP Magenta Print Cartridge (11,000 pages)

Print languages

  • HP PCL 6; HP PCL 5c; HP postscript level 3 emulation; direct PDF printing v 1.4

Automatic paper sensor

  • Yes

Paper trays, standard

  • 2

Paper trays, maximum

  • 5


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HP ePrint capability

  • No

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T; 1 EIO

Connectivity, optional

  • HP Secure EIO Hard Disk J8019A; HP Jetdirect 620n EIO Print Server J7934G; HP Jetdirect 635n EIO Print Server J7961G; HP EIO 1284B Parallel Port Adaptor J7972G; HP Jetdirect 690n EIO 802.11g Wireless Print Server J8007G; HP ew2500 USB 802.11g Wireless Print Server J8021A

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet)


  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network; 1 EIO


  • SNMPv3; SSL/TLS; WPA2-Enterprise; 802.1x authentication (EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS); IPsec/Firewall with certificate authentication, Pre-Shared Key authentication, Kerberos authentication; support for Web Jetadmin with IPsec configuration; access port for optional Kensington-style lock

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit): 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB available hard disk space; Windows 7 (64-bit): 1 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, available 20 GB hard disk space; Windows Vista: Intel® Pentium® II or Celeron® processor, 512 MB RAM, 220 MB hard disk space, Internet Explorer 7; Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008: Intel® Pentium® II or Celeron® processor, 256 MB RAM, 220 MB hard disk space, Internet Explorer 6; for all systems: Adobe Acrobat Reader 5, CD-ROM drive, USB port

  • Mac OS X v 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6: PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core processor; 256 MB RAM; 160 MB available hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; USB port; Mac OS X v10.6: Intel Core processor; 2 GB RAM; 10 GB available hard disk space

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (x64), Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows Vista Premium, Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional x64 (IPv6 only supported on Windows 2003, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit), IPsec on IPv4 only on Windows 2003, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Home); Novell NetWare 5.1 or higher; Mac OS X v 10.3, v 10.4, v 10.5, v 10.6; SAP; Linux (see hplip.net), Red Hat Linux 7.x or higher, SuSE Linux 8.x or higher; HP-UX 10.20, 11.x, 11.i; Solaris 2.5 or higher (SPARC systems only); AIX 3.2.5 or higher; MPE-iX; Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 and 4.5, Citrix XenApp Server 5.0; Windows 2003 and 2008 Terminal Services

Memory specs

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Memory, standard

  • 512 MB

Memory, maximum

  • 1 GB (1024 MB)

Printer management

  • HP Web Jetadmin; HP Easy Printer Care Software; HP SureSupply

Supported network protocols

  • IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall; IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6; IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print; Other: IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, iPrint

Hard disk

  • Optional, HP Secure High Performance embedded hard disk

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2, automatic two-sided printing accessory

Paper handling output, standard

  • 500-sheet output bin

Duplex printing

  • Automatic (standard)

Finished output handling

  • Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

  • Multipurpose tray: letter, legal, 5 x 8 in, 8.5 x 13 in, statement, executive, postcard, 3 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in; envelopes (No. 9, No. 10, Monarch); 500-sheet input trays: letter, legal, 5 x 8 in, 8.5 x 13 in, statement, executive

Media sizes supported

  • Multipurpose tray: A4; A5; A6; B5 (JIS); B6 (JIS); 16K; postcard; Dpostcard; envelopes (C5, B5, C6, DL, ISO); 500-sheet input trays: A4; A5; B5 (JIS); 16K

Media sizes, custom

  • Multipurpose tray: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; 500-sheet input trays: 5.83 x 8.27 to 8.5 x 14 in; optional HP Postcard Media Insert Tray (must be installed in tray 2): 4 x 6 in

Media types

  • Paper (plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy, preprinted, prepunched, colored, rough); color transparency; labels; letterhead; envelope; opaque film; user-defined

Supported media weight

  • Multipurpose tray: 16 to 58 lb; 500-sheet input trays, automatic two-sided printing unit: 16 to 32 lb plain paper; 28 to 58 lb glossy paper

Media weights by paper path

  • Multipurpose tray: 60 to 220 g/m², 500-sheet input trays, automatic two-sided printing unit: 60 to 120 g/m² plain paper, 105 to 220 g/m² glossy paper

Power & operating requirements

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  • 110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz); (Option #AAZ) 220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz) (Not dual voltage, power supply varies by part number with # Option code identifier)

Power consumption

  • 740 watts (printing), 72 watts (ready), 19 watts (sleep), 0.3 watts (off)

  • Values subject to change. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver

Operating temperature range

  • 50 to 86º F

Operating humidity range

  • 30 to 70% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 21.3 x 20.6 x 16.5 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 30.1 x 20.6 x 16.5 in (with all doors and trays fully extended)


  • 84.6 lb

Package weight

  • 96.8 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525dn Printer; power cable; 100-sheet multipurpose tray; 500-sheet input tray; automatic two-sided printing accessory; HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server; HP LaserJet Black Print Cartridge (8500 pages); HP Color LaserJet Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta Print Cartridges with HP ColorSphere Toner (11,000 pages); Hardware and Software Installation Guide; CD-ROM with software drivers and documentation

Cable included

  • No, please purchase USB cable separately


  • One-year, onsite warranty

Software included

  • Print drivers and installation software on CD-ROM; HP PCL 6 discrete driver; Macintosh software drivers and status utilities

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525dn Printer

Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid Performance This machine is well built with substantial heft and precision aligned and well fitted components. Printing is amazing fast end efficient. I print 1000 statements every month plus other office docs from my home office. This machine fits my needs perfectly. Super easy to install and set up. The price is appropriate for the quality delivered. August 25, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Should be a great printer Bought this printer to use on a home office Mac network. Great features, fast printer, and works well with OSX Maverick's. However, we can barely get the printer itself to work. Every time we start a print job after a few hours of it being idle, it reports a Fuser Error. I have to turn it off, open the side of the printer, take the fuser out, reinsert it, power the printer on and then it will print for a while...until the error re-appears. The printer has done this since it came out of the box and is now 1 month old and still doing it. February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic printer This printer is a little expensive but is worth every penny if you want performance, speed, and excellent color quality. October 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mac Networking After a week of working with HP's tech support people, who really tried to help, it turns out that although HP claims the CP4525DN is Mac compatible, when connected by ethernet to Airport Extreme, the printer automatically disconnects from the network after about an hour. The only way to reconnect it is to pull the power plug on the Airport Extreme for 30 seconds and then plug it in again. You're good until you stop using the printer for an hour and then have to repeat the process. Interestingly, this is not a problem with the Tiger operating system, but with Leopard and Snow Leopard. I don't know if Apple is deliberately making it impossible to use a high speed color printer with Macs or the printer manufacturers are not cooperating, but something is going on as had the same trouble with another manufacturer's high speed printer. September 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great color and performance The color is wonderful, especially in reproducing PowerPoints and other graphics at high speed. Only drawback is small 500 sheet paper tray. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED October 2, 2010
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Owner support

Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features

Duplex Printing

Automatically print on both sides of the page

Color printing

Produce professional-quality color documents

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