Printers with a USB connection include the HP LaserJet P2035 and HP Officejet 4632. As neither printer includes a USB cable, they must be purchased separately. The LaserJet printer allows users to print up to 30 pages per minute and features a 250-sheet input tray. The printer also includes a sleep mode for when it's not in use to provide energy savings. The Officejet printer is an all-in-one printer that includes scanning and faxing features.
HP recommends not connecting a computer to its printers until instructed, as the printer might not work or offer all of its features if the cable is connected prematurely. Additionally, ensure the cable is connected correctly and the connected computer is enabled with a compatible operating system. An advantage of using USB cables is most are compatible with other devices, such as cameras and scanners.
To connect a USB-enabled printer to a computer or laptop, ensure the printer is turned off and that it’s set up properly with ink and paper according to the directions. Connect the USB from the printer to the computer and turn on the printer. The computer should recognize the printer’s name and brand then completely install the necessary software. The printer is available for use after the installation is complete.