Printers - Color LaserJet CP1210

HP Color LaserJet CP1210

Easily produce high-quality color output fast with the HP most affordable color LaserJet ever! Watch your business documents shine with the vibrant color of HP ColorSphere toner. Rely on its convenient print features to make your job easier.


Speed/monthly volume

Print speed, black (normal quality mode)

Up to 12 ppm

Print speed, color (normal quality mode)

Up to 8 ppm

First page out (black)

As fast as 24 sec

First page out (color)

As fast as 30 sec

Print resolution, black

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Print resolution, color

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Print technology


Monthly duty cycle

Up to 25,000 pages

*Footnote for duty cycle

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 print volume

250 to 1000 pages

Print languages, standard


Hard disk


Processor speed

264 MHz

*Footnote for recommended monthly print volume

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.

Memory, standard

16 MB

Memory, maximum

16 MB

Paper handling

Paper tray(s), standard


Paper tray(s), maximum


Paper handling standard,input

150-sheet input tray

Paper handling standard,output

125-sheet face-down output bin

Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper)

Manual (driver support provided)

Media sizes, standard

Letter, legal, executive, envelopes (No 10, Monarch)

Media sizes, custom

150-sheet input tray: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

Paper (bond, brochure, color, glossy, letterhead, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock

Document finishing



Connectivity, standard

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port

Dimensions and weight

Media weight

16 to 47 lb (up to 53 lb with HP laser cover papers, up to 59 lb with HP laser glossy photo papers)

Dimensions, max.           (W x D x H)

15.7 x 17.8 x 10.0 in

Product weight

38.9 lb

Power and operating requirements

Minimum system requirements

PC: Microsoft® Windows® 7 ready. For more information go to Some features may not be available. Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000: 512 MB RAM, 350 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB port

Compatible operating systems

Microsoft® Windows® 7 ready. For more information go to Some features may not be available. Windows Vista®, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

Macintosh compatible


Power consumption, active

290 watts

Power Consumption, Powersave

4.4 watts

Power Consumption, Standby

11.1 watts

Power Consumption, Off

0 watts

Power consumption note

Values subject to change. See for current information. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages.

Operating temperature

59 to 90.5º F

ENERGY STAR® Qualified


What's included


One-year, return to authorized service center, limited warranty

Cable included?

No, please purchase USB cable separately

What's in the box

HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Printer, power cable, CD (includes User's Guide and printer software), Getting Started Guide, HP Color LaserJet Starter cartridge cyan, magenta, yellow, and black

Network ready