HP Laserjet P1006 Printer – Great little printer

Having used inkjets for years and spent £100’s on refills i decided to give lazerjets a go. Having reviewed cheap and cheerful mono lazerjets i opted for the p1006. Unit well packed, possibly too well packed. Initial removal of the toner cartridge to get at the packaging was a bit worrying. It took more force than expected (i worry over the strength of plastic components). However once removed it reinstalled very easily. Works fine on my evesham desktop running xppro and on my apple macbook running mac osx.

When i bought a new pc which had windows vista installed i found that my trusty hewlett-packard laserjet 1010 printer was no longer compatible, and so i had to upgrade. I chose this one over the 1005 purely because of the increased memory installed – that aside they both looked very similar indeed. Inside the box you’ll find a driver disk, the printer, its power lead, and a demo toner cartridge which will produce half the number of pages that a ‘proper’ cartridge would, but it is enough to get you started – i’ve had mine for a couple of months now, print at least 15 pages per week (291 pages all told according to the driver) and it still shows no signs of needing replacement. Note that the box doesn’t contain a usb2 cable, so if you don’t already have one do ensure that you order one. The printer itself is a tidy looking piece of kit. On the front is a flap which opens to reveal the two paper trays, and a power button (much better than my 1010, where the button was on the back. ) the top has an extendable flap which will hold printed pages, and also opens up to reveal the cartridge inside, the fitting of which takes maybe five seconds, and there is also a button which can be used to cancel jobs etc. Along with two led lights which indicate the printer status. That’s it – no displays, no keypads.

A good, trouble free printer. No problems in use or installation. Print quality is more than acceptable, even on really cheap paper. Also nice and small so it doesn’t get in the way when not in use.

  • A good little printer
  • A great little printer
  • Great and easy to use

Received this printer from amazon a couple of weeks ago, and i have to say this printer is well worth the money. This printer is used on the windows vista platform so i cannot comment on how it runs on mac, but with vista it took only 5 minutes to setup, its so easy to setup and having used inkjet for years i am so suprised at how unbelievebly fast it prints. It does only print in mono, however i use my computer only for personal use in the house and if i want any pictures printed i get them developed in the supermarket where the quality is a lot better than with an inkjet and cheaper. With the laserjet printer i don’t have to worry about the inkjet ink drying up if i don’t use it that often as i did with the black ink on many occasions and in the long term it will work out a lot cheaper than an inkjet. If you are thinking of a laser printer i have to recommend this one its brilliant quality and will workout cheaper longterm than the inkjet.

Got this as my last inkejet was not compatible with vista. I wanted something to print my coursework out and the problem with inkjets is that they dry up if not used for a while. As i’ve had laserjet’s at home and work since the veritable laserjet 4 i knew that a hp laserjet would fit the bill. After looking at some specs i settled on the p1006. The printer came well packed with hp’s orange shipping inserts and easy instructions to follow. I was up and running in ten minutes printing via usb from vista ultimate. I used cheap photocopy paper and premium thick paper and, as always, the output was quality and sharp. Switching to eco mode lightened the text a little but was satisfactory. Replacement toners cost about the same as the printer but i worked out i’ll need one every 2 years and don’t forget that changing a toner cartridge gives you a new toner transfer roller as well so maintaining the quality output.

Features of HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

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  • HP P1006 Mono (A4) LaserJet Printer
  • Tensilica 266MHz Processor
  • 8MB Memory
  • 150-sheet adjustable main tray
  • Up to 600 by 600 dpi (1200 dpi effective output); REt, HP FastRes 600 (600 dpi effective output), HP FastRes 1200 (1200 dpi effective output)

Excellent value, quick and high quality, only minor gripe is that the paper doesn’t feed through very well when you get to the last few pages in the stack. Otherswise so far no problems.

Received this printer from amazon a couple of weeks ago, and i have to say this printer is well worth the money. This printer is used on the windows vista platform so i cannot comment on how it runs on mac, but with vista it took only 5 minutes to setup, its so easy to setup and having used inkjet for years i am so suprised at how unbelievebly fast it prints. It does only print in mono, however i use my computer only for personal use in the house and if i want any pictures printed i get them developed in the supermarket where the quality is a lot better than with an inkjet and cheaper. With the laserjet printer i don’t have to worry about the inkjet ink drying up if i don’t use it that often as i did with the black ink on many occasions and in the long term it will work out a lot cheaper than an inkjet. If you are thinking of a laser printer i have to recommend this one its brilliant quality and will workout cheaper longterm than the inkjet.

One comment on “HP Laserjet P1006 Printer – Great little printer

  1. Hp1006 – does what it says on the tin. I was looking to replace my previous hp laserjet printer, which gave me good service for years. This printer appears to be made to a good quality. I can’t say i really notice an improvement in the speed for the first page being printed. However, additional pages appear to print slightly faster than my old printer. Noise-wise, i can’t really say it’s that much quieter than my old printer. My old printer was a laserjet 4l, and stored the paper inside the casing. I must admit that i prefer the paper inside the casing, as when i don’t use it for a while dust can settle on the paper in the tray. I know i can always remove the paper from the tray, but generally, who does.
    1. Hp1006 – does what it says on the tin. I was looking to replace my previous hp laserjet printer, which gave me good service for years. This printer appears to be made to a good quality. I can’t say i really notice an improvement in the speed for the first page being printed. However, additional pages appear to print slightly faster than my old printer. Noise-wise, i can’t really say it’s that much quieter than my old printer. My old printer was a laserjet 4l, and stored the paper inside the casing. I must admit that i prefer the paper inside the casing, as when i don’t use it for a while dust can settle on the paper in the tray. I know i can always remove the paper from the tray, but generally, who does.
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    Laser printer for the small business. I’ve headed this review “laserprinter for the small business” and believe me you couldn’t get much smaller than my one woman fledgling business (unless i keep going to weightwatchers)straight out of the box, remove all the packing (including the packing inside) connect it up to the old macbook, follow the instructions on the cd provided and robert is your mother’s brother as they say. It’s fast, it’s cheap, it works for me and i heartily recommend itangiea.
    1. Laser printer for the small business. I’ve headed this review “laserprinter for the small business” and believe me you couldn’t get much smaller than my one woman fledgling business (unless i keep going to weightwatchers)straight out of the box, remove all the packing (including the packing inside) connect it up to the old macbook, follow the instructions on the cd provided and robert is your mother’s brother as they say. It’s fast, it’s cheap, it works for me and i heartily recommend itangiea.
  3. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    The hp p1006 is easy to set up and works well. Good quality print and reasonably fast. Will suit home or small office use.
  4. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    The hp p1006 is easy to set up and works well. Good quality print and reasonably fast. Will suit home or small office use.
    1. Good little printer which compliments our hp multifunction- setup easy- cheap to run and light, so it gets moved around.
  5. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    Good little printer which compliments our hp multifunction- setup easy- cheap to run and light, so it gets moved around.
  6. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    A very good monochrome laser printer giving high quality fast printing at an affordable price. It is compact and easy to use and gived excellent copies at an average cost of around 1.
    1. A very good monochrome laser printer giving high quality fast printing at an affordable price. It is compact and easy to use and gived excellent copies at an average cost of around 1.
      1. Hp laserjet p1006 printerexcellent deliveryeasy to connect and get operationalprint speed, noise and quality very goodas always disgusted with the price for spare cartridgesi could almost buy a new printer.
  7. Hp laserjet p1006 printerexcellent deliveryeasy to connect and get operationalprint speed, noise and quality very goodas always disgusted with the price for spare cartridgesi could almost buy a new printer.
  8. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    Does what it says on the tin. Excellent: easy to set-up; works fine; does what it’s supposed to. Not sure why the cartridge are so expensive, but a lot less hassle than the desk-jet with those infuriating chips in the ink-cartridges it’s replaced.
    1. Does what it says on the tin. Excellent: easy to set-up; works fine; does what it’s supposed to. Not sure why the cartridge are so expensive, but a lot less hassle than the desk-jet with those infuriating chips in the ink-cartridges it’s replaced.
      1. Bad for apples, but a good printer. This is a good printer – or would be if hp had bothered to make a decent driver for the apple mac i useit works fine for my windows desktop, but is a real pain when i want to print out from my apple laptop. Invariably i have to delete the driver then reinstall from the disc – everytimecome on hp, pull your collective fingers out and give me a proper driver for my apple that works.
  9. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    Bad for apples, but a good printer. This is a good printer – or would be if hp had bothered to make a decent driver for the apple mac i useit works fine for my windows desktop, but is a real pain when i want to print out from my apple laptop. Invariably i have to delete the driver then reinstall from the disc – everytimecome on hp, pull your collective fingers out and give me a proper driver for my apple that works.
    1. A little eccentric but gets the job done. Bought this to replace my trusty 4ppm laserjet 4l from 1993. It is a million times faster, but also a million times noisier while printing. One quirk is the puff of steam released every time a page comes out – entirely normal hp say. The violence with which it grabs each sheet of paper is also a little disturbing, but i have yet to have a paper jam, even with slightly dogeared sheets. Haven’t had to replace the toner yet, which will presumably cost an arm and a leg, but during its first few weeks the printer has not put a foot out of line. By the time i can comment on its durability and longevity it will of course have been replaced by a new model.
      1. A little eccentric but gets the job done. Bought this to replace my trusty 4ppm laserjet 4l from 1993. It is a million times faster, but also a million times noisier while printing. One quirk is the puff of steam released every time a page comes out – entirely normal hp say. The violence with which it grabs each sheet of paper is also a little disturbing, but i have yet to have a paper jam, even with slightly dogeared sheets. Haven’t had to replace the toner yet, which will presumably cost an arm and a leg, but during its first few weeks the printer has not put a foot out of line. By the time i can comment on its durability and longevity it will of course have been replaced by a new model.
  10. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    When i bought a new pc which had windows vista installed i found that my trusty hewlett-packard laserjet 1010 printer was no longer compatible, and so i had to upgrade. I chose this one over the 1005 purely because of the increased memory installed – that aside they both looked very similar indeed. Inside the box you’ll find a driver disk, the printer, its power lead, and a demo toner cartridge which will produce half the number of pages that a “proper” cartridge would, but it is enough to get you started – i’ve had mine for a couple of months now, print at least 15 pages per week (291 pages all told according to the driver) and it still shows no signs of needing replacement. Note that the box doesn’t contain a usb2 cable, so if you don’t already have one do ensure that you order one. The printer itself is a tidy looking piece of kit. On the front is a flap which opens to reveal the two paper trays, and a power button (much better than my 1010, where the button was on the back. ) the top has an extendable flap which will hold printed pages, and also opens up to reveal the cartridge inside, the fitting of which takes maybe five seconds, and there is also a button which can be used to cancel jobs etc. Along with two led lights which indicate the printer status. That’s it – no displays, no keypads.
  11. This review is from : HP Laserjet P1006 Printer

    When i bought a new pc which had windows vista installed i found that my trusty hewlett-packard laserjet 1010 printer was no longer compatible, and so i had to upgrade. I chose this one over the 1005 purely because of the increased memory installed – that aside they both looked very similar indeed. Inside the box you’ll find a driver disk, the printer, its power lead, and a demo toner cartridge which will produce half the number of pages that a “proper” cartridge would, but it is enough to get you started – i’ve had mine for a couple of months now, print at least 15 pages per week (291 pages all told according to the driver) and it still shows no signs of needing replacement. Note that the box doesn’t contain a usb2 cable, so if you don’t already have one do ensure that you order one. The printer itself is a tidy looking piece of kit. On the front is a flap which opens to reveal the two paper trays, and a power button (much better than my 1010, where the button was on the back. ) the top has an extendable flap which will hold printed pages, and also opens up to reveal the cartridge inside, the fitting of which takes maybe five seconds, and there is also a button which can be used to cancel jobs etc. Along with two led lights which indicate the printer status. That’s it – no displays, no keypads.

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