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HP LaserJet 6p Laser Printer REFURBISHED(C3980A)
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Now I've had my Laserjet 6P for several years. And continue to use it to this day on a regular basis. I use it to print graphics, PowerPoints, flyers, resumes, letters, PDFs, and other docs. And it does a very nice job in terms of output quality for a 600x600 printer.
Because this is an older model printer, the driver is already built into Windows. So you won't need a CD to install the printer. Windows will automatically recognize it and install the driver for you. I've used the printer with Win98, Win98SE, and XP without any problems whatsoever!
So as a computer person who does a lot of printing and works with technology on a regular basis, I can tell you it's a very nice printer. It's quality is very good and it's a true workhorse. So I gave it a 4 star rating because it is a very good printer in terms of quality, reliability, and durability.
However, just like anything else, nothing is perfect. So there are some drawbacks. One relates to paper curl. The printer does heat up enough to curl 20lb paper. A common problem with many laser printers going back years and even up to today! So it's nothing new or limited to this printer. I use 24lb paper because that doesn't curl as much or at all. But if you don't mind paper curl, then 20lb paper will work just fine.
The manual paper tray works very well. And folds in so it can be out of the way if you're not using it. And because I use it a great deal with things like business cards, double-sided printing, etc, it works very well. When you fold it out, there's a plastic extender to hold the paper.Read more ›
It was therefore waiting for me in a thrift shoppe one day, and I picked it up after some objections (clearing out a badly malfunctioning and even bigger printer (of which I have had 2 bigger than the 6P) alleviated their concerns, and so I brought it home.
Well, the toner cartridge was bad, but I replaced it and "except for stacking heavy stuff on it" it worked perfectly; and after airing out the cartridge in the darkest place in the room it came back to life, and I have never seen a $3 thrift shoppe printer (of which I have only had one other) work this well for this long.
Well, fortunately for me I have a Dell OptiPlex 745 running Windows XP Professional SP2 that I could use to write this review as well as command the printer, and I think I would rather keep a vintage PC or Mac around than lose access to this awesome printer.
P.S.: Here's a secret. I compared the output of a HP LaserJet 4000N with standard-capacity cartridge and the 50 times cheaper from reseller 6P, and the 6P put out bolder printouts using default settings. I don't mess with economode because I need printing available on demand rather than continuously, and regardless of whether I set the networked 4000N to PostScript emulation or PCL6, the 6P wins, and I doubt I have depleted the cartridge in the 4000N "that much.Read more ›
The new cable was received today and will be installed by my niece next week. I'll update
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The print is not good quality. Every print job has print impressions from previous print job. I am retired from the workforce so the printer is sufficient for my personal use.Published on September 7, 2013 by James
The printer works and I like the copier style toner, however the case was badly broken and fractured under the control panel. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Kathy Svedberg