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 Great Product I needed a laser printer for the bookkeeping/billing system I use for our small community water system to print the statement postcards. I've always used HP products knowing I would be getting a good reliable product and fast technical support and repairs. When I received this printer I was expecting a somewhat lengthy process in setting it up and installing the drivers. To my great surprise and amazement, I plugged it into the power and connected the USB cable and without touching anything it installed it's self. I was using the printer within 10 min.. So far I have not had a bit of trouble or hangups with this printer. But in the event I do I know that HP will resolve the issue ASAP. I would highly recommend this printer to anyone needing a very fast reliable printer. Oh! and by-the-way get out of the way when printing. It's so fast it practically rapid fires the pages to you. It's amazing! I'll add to this if I have any problems arise. July 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by GOOD PRINTER I had this printer for about a week so far. Easy to set up, and when configuring the printer to print over TCP/IP there are alot of features to take advantange of. The printer prints at a good speed and the first page comes out in 7 secs, just like they say. Personally how fast the first page comes out in is the most important. If you turn the printer on Quite mode it takes only 10 secs. Still nothing to laught about for the first page. Overall i think the printer is a good deal for the price. I am very happy with it so far and would deffentally recommend it to other. June 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great low cost, basic laser printer This printer was very easy to set up. I tend to print from Word and PowerPoint, and like the print quality. And I love that it does 2-sided printing. If you're looking for a low cost black/white laser printer that prints at a decent speed, this would be a great choice. June 14, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smart Buy I am so tired of buying ink for inkjet printers so I finally went to the LaserJet. This printer is fast, reliable, and is saving me tons of money on ink. May 29, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Firmware not up to date for Networking Purchased many HP 1505 printers and was able to successfully install on our work enviroment. The updated 1606 "PRO" printer does not have all of the web configuration settings as the 1505 even with the latest firmware. When HP support was contacted I was told it was our network until they realized once a domain name is initally set by the printer when the ethernet cable is plugged in it can not be changed to anything else. Defeats the purpose of a "Network Printer" if its not configurable. Will have to stick with the 1505 series for now. May 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by HP P1606dn Review I can't speak for the printer's reliability as I've had it only one day. But I can say it meets my needs quite well. I print mostly music scores; they're always printed on both sides, so I chose this printer for its auto duplex feature. It works extremely well and quietly. I set the included software on quiet mode to maximize volume attenuation. The 1200 dpi is great for printing music, the staff lines are fine and dark enough. Note-heads and beams are very black and crisp. The 1606dn is fast, quiet, has automatic 2-sided printing andthe printer itself looks great in black. I was using an HP 5MP for about 12 years but its lack of 2-sided printing was a problem. This printer is much faster, quite a bit quieter and does what I need. Thanks to the very smart engineers at HP! jsg2010 April 21, 2010

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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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