HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N : check the menu options

Color laserjet 2600n – great. This is a great value printer and the quality is really quite good. It has a built in webpage so you can see exactly how much toner is left and this also makes the printer very easy to configure. Prints envelopes and on card without issue. Approx 2500 pages per toner cartridge.

The only complaints on this printer seem to be the price of ink. You can overide the cartridge out warning and the cartridges go on and on way after they first told you they had run out.

5 star product for networked macs. I have just bought my second hp2600n without any deliberation whatsoever. The reason for this – it works, always a great start, it is ultra user friendly and it does everything you will ever need a small business/small office product to do without a lot of bells and whistles that you never use which just complicate your every day requirements. At present we run six intel mac desktops and use the existing hp2600n for pretty much everything from artwork proofs to standard letters. Its quick to print, the software runs seamlessly with os x tiger and the consumables are easy to come by and reasonably priced – a major factor in the initial change from the xerox machine the hp replaced. All in all a great machine for many uses. One piece of advice though, invest in the extra tray is you do any kind of letter headed correspondence. Believe me, it will make your life a lot easier and is [. Here are the specifications for the HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N:

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  • An intuitive, front-panel LCD makes it easy to set up, use, and maintain the printer
  • Enjoy flexible paper handling
  • Experience hassle-free, low-maintenance colour printing
  • Ideal for home office, yet powerful enough and network-ready for small offices and workteams
  • Produce business, marketing, and sales documents in-house
  • A 264MHz processor and 16 MB of memory provide speed and performance

A networked marvel – but now forced to replace. I have had my 2600n for around 2 years and have been very pleased with the results. Sadly i’ve recently been confronted with ghosting problem which seems to be related to the ‘lifetime’ fuser. I’d say that 2 years and just 5000 prints is not exactly a lifetime. I reckon i’ve averaged 7p a page – i produce lots of full-colour stuff -but this won’t improve with time so i might as well replace the printer (yet another piece of technical kit which is not cost-effective for me to fix). I’ll probably go for another 2600n (at 200 pounds) as it comes with full cartridges (so printer itself is basically free) and i can use cartridges i already have. Note: there are a few comments relate to being forced to replace cartridges if one runs out (printer refuses to work). This is easily over-ruled using ‘cartridge out override’ option and you can get a lot more out of your cartridges (option is well hidden but described in manual).

The only complaints on this printer seem to be the price of ink. You can overide the cartridge out warning and the cartridges go on and on way after they first told you they had run out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good printer – watch the cost of toner
  • Color Laserjet 2600N – Great
  • A networked marvel – but now forced to replace

What can i say – excellent fits. Price good, service good, item arrived early in window dates, packaged very well and what’s more -it works well. I am delighted and no problem in recommendingproduct was a hp laser colour 2605 printer which are out of manufacture now so i was very pleased to have found one. I put it straight to work and it has taken a load off my mind to know it works fine.

Very happy at the start but at 3 years worn out. I was very happy for first few years with quality and print speed, i bought 3rd party replacement cartridges which were ok but within a few weeks of third set print quality fell off cliff and now ghosts very badly so printer is toast. I bought at a good price but my hp mono laserjet lasted 9 years, this one < 3 and it is cheaper to buy new printer than to buy genuine hp cartridges which is really dumb, time to end throwaway culture and start making things to last again perhaps.

One comment on “HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N : check the menu options

  1. I bought this printer to replace an identical machine bought 5 years ago. The original machine developed a problem with the colour alignment which i was unable to fix either via the maintenance menu on the machine itself or by dismantling and cleaning it following suggestions on the hp forum. A visit from an engineer would have cost around £100 + parts, with no guarantee of success. I decided the safest option was to buy a reconditioned machine for around £150 inc delivery and configure the original to use greyscale only. The replacement machine is as good as the original was when new and came with 4 hp toner cartridges, each at least 90% full, which would cost around £200 to buy on their own. As a non-business user my printer has had only light use (i have replaced all the original toner cartridges and some of them for a second time in 5 years) and none of my documents require accurate colour rendition (ie, not photos) but i find the colour reproduction is very acceptable. Perhaps the fact that i have replaced my original machine with an identical one proves my satisfaction with it.
    1. I bought this printer to replace an identical machine bought 5 years ago. The original machine developed a problem with the colour alignment which i was unable to fix either via the maintenance menu on the machine itself or by dismantling and cleaning it following suggestions on the hp forum. A visit from an engineer would have cost around £100 + parts, with no guarantee of success. I decided the safest option was to buy a reconditioned machine for around £150 inc delivery and configure the original to use greyscale only. The replacement machine is as good as the original was when new and came with 4 hp toner cartridges, each at least 90% full, which would cost around £200 to buy on their own. As a non-business user my printer has had only light use (i have replaced all the original toner cartridges and some of them for a second time in 5 years) and none of my documents require accurate colour rendition (ie, not photos) but i find the colour reproduction is very acceptable. Perhaps the fact that i have replaced my original machine with an identical one proves my satisfaction with it.
  2. Ok its a refirbished product, in reasonable condition. Instruction manual is missing and its not a straight swap out product. It needs to be reconfigured, in particular for the network settings. A small note pointing this out would have saved a few hours of frustration from those not in the know. Other than that it was worth while as price was not much more than the heater transfer foil which had failed on our old printer. Its been running a month with no problems.
    1. Ok its a refirbished product, in reasonable condition. Instruction manual is missing and its not a straight swap out product. It needs to be reconfigured, in particular for the network settings. A small note pointing this out would have saved a few hours of frustration from those not in the know. Other than that it was worth while as price was not much more than the heater transfer foil which had failed on our old printer. Its been running a month with no problems.
      1. This is a great printer for a business, who need a reliable printer to keep up with busy work load. Would recon to anybody that uses there printer a lot.
  3. This is a great printer for a business, who need a reliable printer to keep up with busy work load. Would recon to anybody that uses there printer a lot.
  4. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    As i had one of those printers before that has lasted with heavy usage for many years i decided to buy this used one because i knew the printer and had extra toners for it. It works very well for me and i am pleased to have it. It may not be the most attractive or neat, sleek looking printer but i have the space for it and i am very satified with the performance it gives me. I do photography, as a hobby, so it gives a very good end product using good hp laser photo paper.
  5. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    As i had one of those printers before that has lasted with heavy usage for many years i decided to buy this used one because i knew the printer and had extra toners for it. It works very well for me and i am pleased to have it. It may not be the most attractive or neat, sleek looking printer but i have the space for it and i am very satified with the performance it gives me. I do photography, as a hobby, so it gives a very good end product using good hp laser photo paper.
  6. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    A networked marvel – but now forced to replace. I have had my 2600n for around 2 years and have been very pleased with the results. Sadly i’ve recently been confronted with ghosting problem which seems to be related to the ‘lifetime’ fuser. I’d say that 2 years and just 5000 prints is not exactly a lifetime. I reckon i’ve averaged 7p a page – i produce lots of full-colour stuff -but this won’t improve with time so i might as well replace the printer (yet another piece of technical kit which is not cost-effective for me to fix). I’ll probably go for another 2600n (at 200 pounds) as it comes with full cartridges (so printer itself is basically free) and i can use cartridges i already have. Note: there are a few comments relate to being forced to replace cartridges if one runs out (printer refuses to work). This is easily over-ruled using “cartridge out override” option and you can get a lot more out of your cartridges (option is well hidden but described in manual).
  7. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    A networked marvel – but now forced to replace. I have had my 2600n for around 2 years and have been very pleased with the results. Sadly i’ve recently been confronted with ghosting problem which seems to be related to the ‘lifetime’ fuser. I’d say that 2 years and just 5000 prints is not exactly a lifetime. I reckon i’ve averaged 7p a page – i produce lots of full-colour stuff -but this won’t improve with time so i might as well replace the printer (yet another piece of technical kit which is not cost-effective for me to fix). I’ll probably go for another 2600n (at 200 pounds) as it comes with full cartridges (so printer itself is basically free) and i can use cartridges i already have. Note: there are a few comments relate to being forced to replace cartridges if one runs out (printer refuses to work). This is easily over-ruled using “cartridge out override” option and you can get a lot more out of your cartridges (option is well hidden but described in manual).
  8. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    Good printer – watch the cost of toner. This printer sits very comfortably on my home network. It was easy to connect and set up and print quality is good (not photo quality). It easily manages the light duty cycle i expose it to, and is a lot less trouble than the ink jet it replaced. Bear in mind that the toner is expensive. It requires 4 cartridges (black + 3 colour), if you buy new hp products, these cost around £50 each. You can almost buy a new printer for the cost of the cartridges.
  9. This review is from : HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

    Good printer – watch the cost of toner. This printer sits very comfortably on my home network. It was easy to connect and set up and print quality is good (not photo quality). It easily manages the light duty cycle i expose it to, and is a lot less trouble than the ink jet it replaced. Bear in mind that the toner is expensive. It requires 4 cartridges (black + 3 colour), if you buy new hp products, these cost around £50 each. You can almost buy a new printer for the cost of the cartridges.

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