The HP LaserJet 1600 color laser printer is designed for the individual or small office that wants to step up to the speed and quality of laser printing without the cost of larger office units. The 1600 connects only via USB as there is not an Ethernet port, which is a cost-saving measure, and should be suitable for personal use. If network sharing is still a necessity, it can be accomplished through the PC the unit is connected to.
The unit ships with starter HP LaserJet 1600 printer toner cartridges which have a capacity of 1,000 pages. High-capacity HP 1600 toner cartridges are available and have a capacity of 2,500 for the black toner cartridge and 2,000 for each color laser toner cartridge. Compatible versions of the are available for purchase to help reduce the per page print costs. Any HP toner cartridge purchased is backed by our satisfaction guarantee.
Print speed is around 8 pages per minute in both black and color printing. Print quality is excellent and very sharp. Although the unit only supports 600 dpi resolution, it includes PhotoRET technology, which simulates higher resolutions, allowing for sharper text and graphics than similar 600 dpi models.
The unit includes helpful software to manage print jobs, just like the HP 2500 toner printer, enabling ink saving features, and change the multitude of options available for the unit. A 250-sheet input tray is included, and there is an optional 250-sheet tray available for those who need it. As a personal or small office machine it is unlikely that the optional tray would be necessary, but it is a nice option to have, should the need arise. One point worth noting is that the machine is only compatible with PC's, so Mac users will have to look elsewhere. This is a strange omission, but is potentially another cost-saving measure.
Overall, individuals and small offices will find a lot to love in the features and in the price of the HP Laserjet 1600 color laser printer. For those currently using an inkjet, it will be a welcome step up in quality and speed. People looking for similar specifications as the 1600 but need multi-function capability, evaluate the HP 2840 toner printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.