HP uses a lot of different letters when they name their printers and if you are not familiar with them, you really don't know what features you are getting with your machine. Here, we explain what each letter stands for so you have a clear understanding of what functions come with your printer. Most HP LaserJet and HP Pagewide printers include some combination of these letters at the end of the printer name. If you are looking for a specific feature, these letters are your first clue to finding the right printer for your needs. Some common examples include HP LaserJet MFP M227fdw, HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653x and HP PageWide Pro 477dn.
LaserJet - uses laser printing technology and toner cartridges to print
PageWide - uses inkjet technology and PageWide ink cartridges to print
Pro - suitable for small to medium businesses
Enterprise - suitable for medium-large businesses
MFP – a multi-function printer that is able to print, copy and scan.
x- a single function printer that supports networking, duplex printing and includes extra tray.
n- supports network connectivity, or the ability to allow multiple computers to print to a central printer.
d – duplex printing (also known as double-sided printing). Most HP printers include automatic duplexing, but we recommend checking the printer specs to be absolutely sure.
w – wireless printing, or the ability to easily print over your wireless network or smart device.
f – supports faxing.
h- includes a hard disk drive for additional security
t- includes an extra paper tray
z – a multifunction printer with more than 2 features