Gaining An Appreciation For The HP LaserJet 6P Printer

by erin on February 11, 2010

Gaining an appreciation for the HP LaserJet 6p printer and HP LaserJet 6P toner is easy to do after spending a few minutes putting this versatile and low-priced model through its paces. It’s clear that Hewlett-Packard has intended this particular laser printer be aimed more at the small office or home office environment rather than for use in a networked workgroup. At that, the company has succeeded well.

To start, the 6p prints out at about eight pages per minute, which isn’t exactly speedy but the quality of the printed page will — by and large — look quite nice. It is a printer that does its work in black-and-white (called “monochrome”) and it is also selling for around $60.  This is an exceptionally-low price for an actual laser printer, which means also that print costs will be exceedingly low.

The printer is also extremely compact, measuring only 8 inches high by 16 inches wide. This means it will fit nicely on any corner desktop environment, out-of-the-way and humming along nicely. It doesn’t have duplex (two-sided) printing, but this will hardly be a concern for the home office entrepreneur at which this particular printer seems to have been aimed.

When it comes to the quality of the print job this unit can deliver, Hewlett-Packard has included its standard 600 dpi printing capability. This is nothing to shout from the rooftops about, but the quality of the print job that emerges from this printer will be very clean and free of any sort of artifacts or smudging that many other printers at this price point seem to be susceptible to.

The attractive aspect to the HP 6p is that it is able to be connected via wired technology or — optionally — wireless, for an additional fee. Most people will just stick with its wired capability which, when connected, will download all necessary printer drivers so the printer can be up and running within a very short amount of time after it’s been connected.

The printer comes with 2 MB of RAM that can be upgraded to 50 MB. It works off of the host computer’s processing power and all of it is managed via a 24 MHz processor, which helps to explain its eight pages per minute speed. Another attractive aspect to this particular printer is that it can hold up to 350 sheets of paper within its two auto load trays. That’s quite a bit of paper for such an inexpensive printer.

Monthly duty cycle is also good with this HP printer, at 12,000 pages. Monthly duty cycle refers to the maximum amount of printed pages that any printer can produce within a month. Hewlett-Packard has made a cartridge for this particular printer that’s good for over 4,000 pages. All of this combined means that printing costs per page should be very nice, also sure to please an entrepreneur.

In all, there seems to be a lot to like about the HP LaserJet 6p printer. It combines a low price ($60 at a couple of different retail stores, with the average price being somewhere around $90) with nice durability and easy connectivity. When all of its functions and features are added up, and when one considers that it’s a true laser printer, the HP 6p seems destined to be a presence in many home office environments.

Printing out page after page of perfect prints is what HP LaserJet 6P toner does.  Finding replacement HP toner, a consumable that is an ongoing expense, is facilitated by searching online for dedicated toner vendors.

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