Not your average printer: HP Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w

(Image credit: HP)

Not all printers are created equal. The HP Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w is the first of its kind – a multifunction, monochrome tank printer that blends speed, quality, and affordability into a perfect package for small business owners. 

A printer is particularly important to those who run a creative business, however finding a device that's efficient and cost-effective, without sacrificing print quality, can seem like an insurmountable task. But it's easier than you'd expect.

Provided you don't need a colour printer, the Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w is an incredible investment. The first device of its kind to be released in the United States, this printer uses a toner tank rather than traditional toner cartridges, giving it a seriously competitive edge. If you want more choice, check out our list of the best printers that you can buy today.

HP Neverstop Laser 1202w Multifunction Printer
Wireless, high-capacity toner tank that scans and lets you save on toner.

HP Neverstop Laser 1202w Multifunction Printer
Wireless, high-capacity toner tank that scans and lets you save on toner.

HP Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w: Key features

The Neverstop Laser Tank has what may well be the lowest cost per page on the market. Whilst most laser printers cost 3 cents a page or more, the Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w works out at less than one cent per page. It also includes nearly seven times the preloaded toner of other printers, enough to print nearly 5,000 pages straight out of the box.

The main reason the printer is so cost-effective is tied to HP's Toner Reload Kits - one of the most amazing and valuable things about the printer. Each kit contains enough toner for up to 2500 pages, costs only $16. That's less than a fraction of other standard cartridges on the market, which can cost upwards of $60 or more. 


 HP's Toner Reload Kits contain enough ink for up to 2,500 pages (Image credit: HP)

You’d be forgiven for thinking the cost of this printer’s toner results in poor quality prints, but that’s not the case. The quality of the Neverstop is comparable to other black-and-white laser printers on the market, while also having a smaller environmental footprint.

Each of the Neverstop's toner reload kits is made out of 75% recycled material, and its continuous toner supply system means it uses ink more efficiently, as well. 


It's super-easy to set up the Laster Tank 1202w (Image credit: HP)

The toner reload kits aren't the only thing that makes the Laser Tank 1202w stand out from the competition. While most other printers require an install disc or software drivers, all the Neverstop requires is that you install the HP Smart App on your smartphone. This means the printer is a breeze to set up and share across multiple devices and users.

The HP Smart App also turns your smartphone into a mobile printing hub, allowing you to print, scan, save, and email files with ease no matter where you happen to be. Even better, the app's Smart Tasks feature allows you to streamline your most common workflows, meaning that if you regularly scan and email portfolio snapshots to your clients, you can pare the process down to a single tap. 

Whether you're a solo creative entrepreneur or a small business owner, you understand well the importance of making smart investments. And the Neverstop Laser Tank 1202w is one of the smartest you can make. Reliable, cost-effective, and intuitive, it's everything you need in an office printer – with none of the frustrations that printing usually entails. 

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