HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn Printer

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  • Boost capabilities and efficiencies. Easily share the printer with built-in Ethernet networking, and save with automatic two-sided printing. Plus, stay productive on the go and print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.[10] Print exceptional documents in black at up to 26 ppm letter/25 ppm A4 with a first page out in as fast as 7 seconds. Save energy and money with Instant-on Technology and HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.[1] Plug and print—no CD required with HP Smart Install.[5]
  • Increase office efficiency with Ethernet networking, easy HP ePrint mobile printing[10] and automatic two-sided printing. Plug and print with HP Smart Install.[5] Cut costs and energy with Instant-on Technology and HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.[1]

Ideal for

  • Small offices where a shared, fast, easy-to-use desktop laser printer helps reduce environmental impact.


Fast laser printing for small offices.

  • Share the printer among a small office, using built-in Ethernet networking.
  • Print at up to 26 ppm letter/25 ppm A4, plus start printing fast with Instant-on Technology.
  • Print on a wide variety of media, using the 250-sheet paper tray and 10-sheet priority input slot.
  • Boost productivity and save time with automatic two-sided printing.

Stay on task with easy mobile printing and fast setup.[10]

  • Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.[10]
  • Now with AirPrint™. Simply print wirelessly from your iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.[11]
  • Plug and print in as fast as two minutes—no CD required with HP Smart Install.[5]
  • Receive consistent results with Original HP cartridges and easily reorder with HP SureSupply.[2]

Save threefold: paper, energy and money.

  • Save paper with automatic two-sided printing.
  • Conserve energy with Instant-on Technology and save even more with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology.[1]
  • Reduce wasted paper by printing only the content you want, using HP Smart Web Printing.[3]
  • HP helps reduce your impact—less packaging, plus free cartridge recycling with HP Planet Partners.[4]

Professional, cost-effective laser printing

  • Produce professional-quality business prints with bold, crisp text and sharp images.
  • Receive improved print quality with HP FastRes 1200.
  • Save space and reduce printer sound with an ultra-compact, space-saving printer with a "quiet" mode.[6]
  • Support for PCL5e enables effective, reliable processing of documents.

[1]HP Auto-On and Auto-Off capabilities subject to printer and settings.

[2]Program features and availability may vary by country. For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/learn/suresupply.

[3]Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0-8.0.

[4]HP toner cartridge return and recycling is available in 49 countries and territories around the world, covering 88% of the addressable market; see http://www.hp.com/recycle for details.

[5]HP Smart Install works with Windows only.

[6]Pages will print at half speed in Quiet mode.

[7]Cardboard packaging recycling may not be available in your area.

[8]Energy data used to calculate savings based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR® program's Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) method or as reported in energystar.gov vs. world-wide, top-selling competitive models $150-$200 as of December 2009. Actual results may vary.

[9]Compared to a majority of black-and-white laser printers <$250, 3-in-1 MFPs <$200 and 4-in-1 MFPs <$300, Q409. Based on published manufacturer installation instructions.

[10]Mobile device must be wireless-enabled and within wireless range of the printer. Printer must be HP ePrint-enabled and may require a firmware upgrade. Feature may require the download of driver or apps to mobile device, available at http://www.hp.com/go/eprintercenter.

[11]Supports iOS 4.2 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch) that support multitasking. Works with HP ePrint-enabled printers and all-in-ones. AirPrint and iOS 4.2 devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

[12]Supports iOS 4.2 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch) that support multitasking. Works with HP ePrint-enabled printers and all-in-ones. AirPrint and iOS 4.2 devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Printer specifications

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  • Print

Print speed, black (normal)

  • Up to 26 ppm

Print speed

  • Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver and document complexity.

Printer page yield

  • Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies

First page out (ready) black

  • As fast as 7 sec

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 600 x 600 x 2 dpi (1200 dpi effective output)

Resolution technology

  • 600 dpi, HP FastRes 1200

Monthly duty cycle

  • Up to 8000 pages

  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.

Recommended monthly page volume

  • 250 to 2000

  • HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.

Print Technology

  • Laser


  • None

Processor speed

  • 400 MHz

Number of print cartridges

  • 1 (black)

Replacement cartridges

  • HP LaserJet CE278A Black Print Cartridge

Print languages

  • Host-based printing, HP PCL 5

Automatic paper sensor

  • No

Paper trays, standard

  • 1 (plus 10-sheet priority input slot)

Paper trays, maximum

  • 1 (plus 10-sheet priority input slot)


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Mobile printing capability

  • HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™

  • May require a firmware upgrade to be HP ePrint or AirPrint™ compatible, download at http://www.hp.com/go/support

HP ePrint capability

  • Yes

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Fast Ethernet 10/100

Connectivity, optional

  • HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11g Print Server J8021A

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in Ethernet)


  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit): 1 GB RAM; Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2003: 512 MB RAM; all systems: 350 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB port

  • Mac OS X v 10.4, 10.5, 10.6; 256 MB RAM; 150 MB available hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; USB port

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit/64-bit); Mac OS X v 10.4, v 10.5, v 10.6; Linux (see hplip.net for current); Unix (ready later and downloadable, see hp.com/go/support)

Memory specs

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Memory card compatibility

  • None

Memory, standard

  • 32 MB

Memory, maximum

  • 32 MB

Printer management

  • HP Status and Alerts; HP Usage tracking (CD install only)

Supported network protocols

  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet networking: IPv4, IPv6; HP ePrint

Hard disk

  • None

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 10-sheet priority feed slot, 250-sheet input tray

Paper handling output, standard

  • 150-sheet face-down bin

Duplex printing

  • Automatic (standard)

Finished output handling

  • Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

  • Letter, legal, executive, postcards, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch)

Media sizes supported

  • A4; A5; A6; B5; postcards; envelopes (C5, DL, B5)

Media sizes, custom

  • 250-sheet input tray: 5.8 x 8.27 to 8.5 x 14 in; priority feed slot: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

  • Paper (laser, plain, photo, rough, vellum), envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies, postcards

Supported media weight

  • 16 to 43 lb

Media weights by paper path

  • 60 to 163 g/m²

Power & operating requirements

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  • 110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 7 A; 220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 4 A

Power consumption

  • 440 watts (printing), 2.2 watts (ready), 1.6 watts (auto-off), 0.4 watts (manual-off)

  • Values subject to change. See http://www.hp.com/go/ljp1600_regulatory for current information. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver

Operating temperature range

  • 59 to 90.5º F

Operating humidity range

  • 30 to 70% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 15.24 x 11.18 x 9.69 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 15.24 x 18.16 x 10.04 in


  • 15.4 lb

Package weight

  • 19.8 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • Printer; Introductory HP LaserJet Black print cartridge; Power cord; Paper tray cover; CD(s) with printer software and documentation; Getting Started Guide; Support flyer; Smart Install Flyer

Cable included

  • Please purchase USB cable separately


  • One-year limited warranty

Software included

  • HP Usage tracking, HP Status and Alerts, CD Launch Pad, Control Panel Simulator, Print Driver, Software Installer/Uninstaller

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn Printer

Rated 5 out of 5 by Never a Disappointment Although I have only yesterday got my new wireless computers and printers up and running and have really not had an opportunity to use my new printer very much , I fully expect it to be flawless, as were the two HP laser printers I have had in the past. January 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by A good printer I purchased the P1606dn to replace a P2015dnp. The P1606dn was selected for its duplex capability. The P1606 can print on both sides - manually. It's a good printer, however it isn't in the same class as the P2015. January 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product, especially for the price My husband's current job requires printing anywhere from 5 to 100 pages per day. After more than 15 years of heavy use and absolutely no problems, it finally became time to replace our faithful HP 2100. We purchased an HP LaserJet 1415 color 4-in-1 that is a wonderful product and delivers great quality printing. However, we needed something a little bit faster and more economical for the black/white printing. The HP Laserjet P1606dn is the perfect choice. I researched a variety of models before purchasing and found that the reviews for the P1606dn were pretty positive across the board. We've had the unit for about 3 weeks now and are happy as clams with everything about it. The printing is superfast, especially for the first copy which seems to come out almost instantaneously. The quality is great, even on the economy setting, and the automatic duplexing is a dream come true. We are saving time, paper and ink as well as space due to the compact design of the unit. Easy setup and a great price. We couldn't be happier with the purchase. HP products continue to be the best way to go in my opinion. January 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little printer I have replaced a HP LaserJet 4L that I have had for many years with this printer. This printer has performed as expected and more. I have a wide variety of devices printing to this one device over my home network. The devices I am currently sending print jobs from are Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Apple Mac Book Pro, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone and an Android Thunder Bolt. This little printer does all the work I have asked it to do and with surprising speed. The setup was very simple and worked as I had anticipated. It did require a firmware upgrade for the Apple devices to be able to see and use the printer. The upgrade was very easy to perform and was a complete success. If you are looking for a centralized printer in your home on a hardwired connection for a wide variety of devices as I was, this printer is for you. I could not be happier. January 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice printer Small footprint, fast printing and inexpensive. January 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent Inexpensive B&W Laser Built a new Win 7 PC & my former laser printer was incompatable so I passed that on to a WinXP unit & purchased this when it went on sale. According to HP's toner/ink cartridge prices & page/cartridge, this isn't quite as inexpensive to print as my OfficeJet Pro, but I needed a laser for check printing, or other times when I needed someting that was "waterproof" & this fit the bill. I have found a basic premise with printers, the cheaper the printer, the higher the cost/page to print, so it doesn't pay to buy cheap if you will be printing high volume, but for me my previous similar model, a toner cartridge would last over a year, so I was satisfied with not getting a +$500 laser printer. I do have mine hooked up via ethernet so any computer in the office can print to it. Another neat plus, the driver software is actually loaded in the printer so no disks or downloads needed. & it does auto duplex to conserve paper. Also very compact for a laser printer. I have mine setting on a shelf under my OJ Pro All in one. December 18, 2011

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Owner support

Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features

Duplex Printing

Automatically print on both sides of the page

HP ePrint

This product has HP ePrint features

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