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The HP LaserJet P1006 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the personal user. It has decent print speeds and good quality, but it doesn't have as much to offer for the price as competing products.
The HP P1006 is a very compact printer, just like the LaserJet P1005 toner printer. It measures just 7.6 inches by 13.7 inches by 8.8 inches (HWD) and weighs only 10.3 pounds. It will fit in even the smallest spaces, and is about the size of a large inkjet printer. Its compact size comes with a few tradeoffs, and one of them is smaller than average paper capacity. It holds only 150 sheets in its main tray, though it does also have a 10-sheet multipurpose tray for alternate media. A multipurpose tray is an uncommon feature for a budget personal laser, so it is a nice bonus. The printer doesn't include networking in its standard configuration, but wired or wireless networking options are both available as upgrades, although they are a bit expensive. Toner is also on the expensive side, resulting in a fairly high cost of ownership. In fact, many models with a higher upfront cost have lower toner costs, which will result in less money over the long run, a serious point to consider.
The LaserJet P1006 is easy to set up. Simply unpack, install HP toner cartridge, load paper, install the software, and connect the USB cable when the software prompts you. Unfortunately, the setup and instructions and user manual are all located on the software disc. This is probably an attempt at being a green solution, but many users like to have a printed manual for a printer. Print quality is good, but not great. Text is generally sharp, though it loses some detail at very small font sizes.
Overall, the HP LaserJet P1006 is a good printer, but competing models offer more for the money, and for just a little more money, and have more economical toner prices, which will save money over the long run.
HP LaserJet P1006 Instructional Video
A video demonstrating how to replace the HP LaserJet P1006 toner cartridge.
HP LaserJet P1006 Instructional Video Transcript
The LaserJet P1006 features a bit of a boost in speed compared to other models in its lineup, at up to 17 pages per minute. It features a USB connection and a 150-sheet input paper tray, and its affordable price makes it a great fit for personal users on a budget.
Turn the printer on if it isn’t already, then open the top paper tray. Raise the access panel upward from the handle on the left side, then you should see the HP P1006 cartridge in the opening. Grab the handle and pull the cartridge up and out of the machine.
Prepare the new LaserJet P1006 cartridge by first removing it from the box, then from the packing materials and the bag. You will need to shake the cartridge back and forth several times before installation, so that the toner inside gets distributed evenly.
Look for a piece of black paper that protects the drum inside the cartridge. Pull it in the direction the arrows are pointing to remove it completely. Find the loop of tape on one end and place one finger inside it, then pull it straight out of the cartridge to remove it as well.
Install the replacement HP P1006 cartridge by aligning it on both sides and sliding it down into the printer, making sure it settles firmly at the bottom. Close the access panel as a last step.
You are now ready to resume printing with your LaserJet P1006 laser printer.
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