• Inexpensive; crisp text quality
  • Includes media-card slots


  • Slow; skimpy, 150-sheet input tray
  • Some flimsy construction

At A Glance

It may be cheap, but it's also a lot slower even than like- or lower-priced models.

Manufacturer’s Description

Color LaserJet CP1518ni Printer generates 12 black/white pages per minute and 8 color pages per minute with up to 600 x 600 dpi. Card slots let you add images to documents, tools for creating marketing materials. Produce a variety of documents with a professional look and feel when you choose from a range of supported media including glossy paper in sizes up to 8-1/2 x 14. Printer features ImageREt 3600 color technology, 96MB memory, 450 MHz processor, and built-in Ethernet for networking. Weighs 40 lb. Energy Star qualified.

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The Specs

Part Number CC378A#ABA
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 883585429271
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.2   ppm
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 40.55
Sports Action Shot (secs) 61.11
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 35.74
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.0
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 31.82
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 1.8
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 69.87
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 33.66
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.7
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 46.65
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 45.22