HP 600 Printer Review
Is anyone in need of a used inkjet printer with average quality and slow output rates? Probably not, but if the budget is tight and the office only has minor printing needs, the HP Deskjet 600 would be a good choice. It is a bit older and not as technologically advanced as more recent models, but it is reliable and precise, especially for text documents.
Compatible with Windows operating system only, Mac users will need to look elsewhere. Using black HP 600 ink, 4 pages per minute can print at a resolution of 600x600 dpi. However, in its best mode it can print 6 pages per minute, but it only renders a resolution of 300x300 dpi. The color Deskjet 600 ink can only reach 300x300 dpi and produce 1 page per minute.
All DOS fonts are stored with the 300x300 dpi resolution, but HP PhotoREt technology converts it to 600x600 dpi when so desired. This technology enhances resolutions using nozzles that dispense small dots of HP 600 ink. There are only two Deskjet 600 ink cartridges, one black and the other tricolor, which consist of cyan, yellow and magenta printer ink. The black tank has a page yield of 720 pages, while the color can only yield 350 pages.
Weighing less than 12 pounds and measuring 17.2x16x7.9 inches, this inkjet unit is compact and easy to move. There should be no problem finding a place to fit it, even if there is limited space. It is Energy Star qualified, meaning it is relatively good for the environment. It comes with a 3 year warranty and has a standard 512 KB worth of RAM.
Replacement HP 600 ink cartridges are available from the manufacturer or from third party vendors. So, even though this printer is old, replacement printer ink is still available and the final prints are still workable.