HP LaserJet Pro M12a Printer

Depend on professional quality and trusted HP performance, using the lowest-priced and smallest laser printer from HP. Easily save space and budget.

Ideal for work teams of 1–3 people who print up to 1,000 pages per month and want professional-quality results time after time.

    • Easily print high-quality documents, and get the reliability you count on from the industry leader in laser printing.
    • Print right out of the box with a preinstalled Original HP cartridge. Help save energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.
    • Stay productive. Quickly and easily print documents and save space with the smallest laser printer from HP.
    • Together with Original HP toner cartridges, this HP laser printer delivers high-quality performance.
    • Deliver consistent results you can count on. Easily connect to a PC or notebook with USB, and start printing.
    • Quality and reliability you expect from the industry leader in laser printing
    • Print speeds up to 19 ppm
    • Compact size—the smallest HP laser printer: Compact design lets this printer fit into small spaces

      Product Naming

      Brand: Hp

      Model: M12a

      Color Print: Black



      Memory, standard: 8 MB


      Paper handling

      Input capacity: Up to 150 sheets

      Standard input capacity (envelopes): Up to 15

      Output capacity: Up to 100 sheets

      Media sizes supported (metric): A4; A5; A6; B5; postcards; envelopes (C5, DL, B5)

      Media sizes supported (U.S. standard): Letter; Legal; Executive; postcards; envelopes (#10, Monarch)

      Media sizes, custom (metric): 150-sheet input tray: 147 x 211 to 216 x 356 mm

      Media sizes, custom (U.S. standard): 150-sheet input tray: 5.8 x 8.3 to 8.5 x 14 in

      Media types: Paper (laser, plain, photo, rough, vellum), envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies, postcards

      Media weight supported (metric): 60 to 163 g/m²

      Media weight supported (U.S. standard): 16 to 43 lb


      Print cartridges

      Number of print cartridges: 1 Black

      Replacement cartridges: HP 79A Original Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge, CF279A


      Printing specifications

      Print technology: Laser

      Duplex printing: Manual

      Print resolution (best): Up to 600 x 600

      Monthly duty cycle: Up to 5,000 pages

      Print languages: Host-based printing

      Printer smart software features: Auto-On/Auto-Off technology



      Ports: 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0

      Direct print supported: USB Printing

      USB Cable: Included



      Energy savings feature technology: HP Auto-on/Auto-off Technology

      Power supply type: Built-in power supply

      Power supply: Input voltage 115 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 12 amp; 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 6.0 amp

      Power consumption: 375 watts (active printing), 1.2 watts (ready), 0.8 watts (sleep), 0.8 watts (Auto Off/Wake on USB, enabled at shipment), 0.45 watts (Auto-off/Manual-on), 0.45 (Manual Off)


      System requirements

      Minimum system requirements for Windows:

        • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit): 2 GB RAM for 64-bit, 1 GB RAM for 32-bit, 400 MB available hard disk space; Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit): 1 GB RAM (32-bit); Windows XP: Intel Pentium II, Celeron or 233 MHz compatible processor, 750 MB available hard disk space; all systems: CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection; USB port

      Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:

        • Mac OS X v10.11 (El Capitan), v10.10 (Yosemite), v10.9 (Mavericks): 1 GB available hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; USB port; Internet



      Acoustic power emissions: 6.4 B(A)

      Operating humidity range: 30 to 70% RH

      Storage humidity: 10 to 90% RH

      Recommended operating temperature range (Celsius): 17.5 to 25ºC

      Recommended operating temperature range (Fahrenheit): 63.5 to 77ºF

      Storage temperature range (Celsius): -20 to 40ºC

      Storage temperature range (Fahrenheit): -4 to 104ºF

      Environmental specifications: Mercury free


      Physical dimensions

      Maximum dimensions (W x D x H, metric): 349 x 410 x 228 mm

      Maximum dimensions (W x D x H, U.S. standard): 13.7 x 16.2 x 9.0 in

      Weight (metric): 5.2 kg

      Weight (U.S. standard): 11.4 lb

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