HP LaserJet M551 Driver Download
|HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551|
Device unpacked, switched on and configured on the device display WLAN. The device registered in the local WLAN (5 GHz) without any problems. The settings can be configured very conveniently via the web interface. The integration in Google Cloud Print (in the Chrome browser on the PC: call chrome: // devices and register the device) also worked flawlessly
The installation of printer / scanner under Linux (Manjaro) also ran smoothly. I scanned the test page of the printout directly to test a skewed indentation. The attached picture shows the scan, which is slightly crooked. But this is not to blame for the scanner, as the printout is already crooked. This is probably due to the fact that the guide in the paper compartment was not completely aligned. A tip that also applies to other scanners: the side guides in the ADF must be adjusted to the paper size so that the sheets of paper are straight and drawn in straight. Conclusion: no skewed scanning to be found.
Scan to e-mail can easily be set up via the device’s web interface. Since the automatic document feeder cannot handle duplex, two-sided scanning (to e-mail or to network folders) must be made using the platen glass. Tip: ONLY on the device you can adjust the necessary settings. There you select the flatbed as the scan source and then the option “Multiple Pages”. Then save the whole thing on the device as a standard value (last point in the settings menu). Now you can manually scan several pages into a PDF through the glass. If documents are placed in the feeder, they are scanned without having to change the settings (ADF has priority over flatbed, so to speak).
What is missing (and cannot necessarily be expected in this price range) is scanning to FTP or cloud services (e.g. your own Nextcloud). In addition to e-mail, the device can only scan to network folders. Since I have a Raspberry Pi 2 running with some services, I integrated the Nextcloud there as WebDAV with Automount and released a folder in the Nextcloud as a scan target via Samba. This means that scans in the network folder automatically end up in the cloud.
Only the “HP Smart Apps” are unusable at the time of the test. Both under Android and Windows 10, the device is found and integrated via WLAN. After a short time it will appear offline and must be manually deleted and re-added. This means that the app cannot be used. I installed the complete software under Windows 10 (to be found under “HP Color LaserJet Pro M282-M285 multifunction printer series”). Conclusion: A good device that can be put into operation without any problems and leaves little to be desired for this price range.