Buying a Printer

Please find a list of the current recommended and supported HP printer models.  These printers were chosen by Information Technology and the Hewlett Packard company to ensure that they will work in an networked, Windows 7 Active Directory environment. Based on current technology these printers will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers as well as the Mac OS X enviroment.  

While it may be the case that other printers appeal to you for purchase, choosing an alternative must be weighed against the fact that the Information Technology cannot guarantee that the printer can be secured and added to the network.  In addition, we cannot guarantee a high level of support as would be provided with the recommended standard configurations.   

While these printers are recommended this year, we cannot guarantee that if the Operating System changes with Microsoft or Apple that these printers can be used in future years to come.  Please budget appropriately to replace these printers when the need arises.  

Black and White LaserJet Printers

*All printer purchases must include a minimum of a 3 year warranty

Printer NameTypePages Per Minute (PPM)Duty CycleEstimated Price**
HP M401n Small Workgroup 35 ppm  Up to 50,000 pages $299.00
HP M602n  Workgroup  52 ppm   Up to 225,000 pages  $999.00
HP 9050n  High Volume 50 ppm   Up to 300,000 pages  $3,399.00




Color Laser Jet Printers

Printer NameTypePages Per Minute (PPM)Duty Cycle Estimated Price**
HP M451dn Small Workgroup  21 ppm  Up to 40,000 pages  $499.00
HP M551n Workgroup  33 ppm  Up to 75,000 pages  $699.00
HP CP5525n High Volume  30 ppm  Up to 120,000 pages  $2,499.00




**before NJ State Discount and additional warranty

Additionally, it is important when purchasing equipment to consider the benefits of the University at large as well. The majority of the cost of owning a printer comes from the maintenance and support of the device. Industry research shows that less than one-third of the total cost of ownership is represented by the actual purchase price of the device. To the extent that we are able to standardize on hardware and software configurations, enormous financial and operational benefits accrue to Montclair State University. Therefore, choosing to forego these recommended builds is discouraged unless there would be a compelling pedagogical or administrative reason.


D= Duplex Printing- Allows for the automatic printing of a sheet of paper on both sides.

N= Network Printing- Printer is capable of printing though a network card.  Please Note: The University does not allow wireless (w) printers on campus.

To Purchase Printers

Please visit MRA International to purchase a printer.

For detailed system specifications, please go to a vendor web site or contact a vendor higher-ed sales representative.

For one-on-one assistance in choosing, configuring or purchasing a system, please contact the computer University Help Desk at extension 7971, option 1.

Printer Supplies

Please place all printer toner orders through WB Mason.