HP OfficeJet 6000 Inkjet Photo Printer is a very simple printer without any fuzz and it is mainly targeted for audience who want simple and faster inkjet printer. It is far away from ‘all in one’ printer and does not offer some sophisticated and useful features that lets you to perform versatile printing solution. HP OfficeJet 6000 is mainly targeted under single function category with much focused selling points such as lower price tag, simple to use functions and compact size. What you can expect from this colour photo printer is print quality and print speed. All other major office functions like digital media card reader, USB cord and intuitive LCD screen is missing and could be found in higher end model like Canon Pixma MX330 by shedding extra money. But for simple office function and regular colour print requirements HP OfficeJet 6000 would definitely helps you a lot.

Compromising Design:

Design wise, this HP OfficeJet 6000 photo printer (CB051A) has nice finished edges and pleasant curves with black and white colour combination. The top cover has matte finish without any snazzy design and well matches you office environment. This OfficeJet 6000 colour photo printer has a considerably normal dimension with smaller foothold and conforms that the printer would fit your office desk without covering extra space. But the output tray has to be drawn out from the bottom of the printer in order to begin the printing process. This would double the space and increases the length of the printer, which would cover more area on your desk making it as a space consuming unit. This output tray is attached to the lid of the above paper tray found near the front face at the bottom of the printer.
The manufacturer should have come out with different solution to minimise the length to avoid the demand for extra space on the desk. There is a removable output tray found just above the fixed paper tray and it has the option to extend the length. All the control buttons are presented above the tray on the front face of the printer for easy access. The series of buttons along with four LED ink level indicators controls all the functions of the printer. This includes important operative buttons such as paper feed button, power button, network set up key and cancel button. The four LEDs indicates you the ink level of four individual ink tanks by blinking the light. The most annoying thing is this colour inkjet printer does not come with USB cord and you have to buy it separately.

HP OfficeJet 6000 Photo Printer

Simple Installation:

HP provides step by step instruction on how to install this printer and more over being a single function printer you would not find any difficulty during installation when compared to high end ‘all in one’ colour photo printers. Once everything is set up the printer would take nearly 10 minutes to recharge and start the printing process.

High Yielding Ink Cartridges:

With the compact dimension and small foothold, this Hewlett Packard Officejet 6000 printer looks like a box until the output tray is pulled out of the printer. The setup design comes very handy and does not demand any complex parts handling as in the case of ink cartridges. The four ink cartridges are well housed inside the box shaped printer and it can be revealed when you pop open the top cover with a latch on the end. The ink cartridges are well rowed on the carrier inside the bay, which offers enough space for cartridge to handle efficient colour distribution job. Apart from standard ink cartridges, HP also provides high yielding cartridges for cost effective printing solution on the long run. This would definitely offer you a better platform for both colour and text document printing with less cost per page. When approximately calculated, the cost per page is surprisingly lower than the average cost found on many today’s standard printers.

Competitive Print Speed in Officejet 6000:

When compared with its close competitor brands, this HP photo printer performs well in both colour and text prints. HP has quoted that this printer has the capacity to churn out 7 ppm print speed for both colour and text print. Comparatively, this inkjet printer shows much quicker performance on long printing modes. For full colour graphic documents, it does not take too much time to produce excellent printing performance but it shows little lower text print speed when compared to Lexmark Z2420 that produces 11 ppm for text print.

Surprising Print Performance:

HP has quoted that OfficeJet 6000 has the capacity to produced equal print text quality when compared with laser printer. It has been proved by seeing visually appealing text documents and image printing and it has been precisely printed out without any jagged edges. The print quality of this OfficeJet 6000 photo printer is even better than other multifunction inkjet printers, which cost you extra money by adding additional features. This printer is mainly used for office purpose only and better suites for consistent text prints and occasionally colour prints. It cannot be compared with print quality of other higher end printers but at this price range this inkjet printer has better performance. Colour print is also equally good when produced on the premium glossy paper. This printer produces clear and bright prints with exceptional print quality without any doubt. It well supports the full colour graphic documents but you cannot use them consistently, since some of the colours would be washed away when frequently used. Moreover the colour gradations and facial colour are well produced with extreme clarity without a black spot .

Safe Packaging:

HP OfficeJet 6000 Inkjet Photo Printer comes well packed and inside the box you can find four ink tanks, one black and other three are colours. HP has well handled the packaging of this photo printer and by looking at the quality of packaging method you can be rest assured that your printer will arrive safely without any damage. Each of four individual ink cartridges are well sealed and wrapped inside the cardboard box while print head clip specially put in separate plastic box.

Warranty:

This HP Officejet 6000 carries one year limited hardware warranty and includes all possible support features from HP.

Verdict:

HP OfficeJet 6000 is honestly targeted for office usage without any gimmicks. You would not get any additional features except colour printing with expected quality and speed. If you want to try printer with some more office functionalities then spend extra £25 and get Canon Pixma MX330 that comes with copier, colour LCD, built in fax machine and an auto-document  feeder, all this are considered to be necessary office multi-functionalities, which are used frequently.

HP OfficeJet 6000 Colour Printer – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer HP
Model Name Officejet 6000 Injet Photo Printer
Product Code CB051A
Printer type Inkjet printer
Dimensions (W x D x H) 458 x 389 x 164 mm
Weight 4.8 kg
Colour/Finish of the printer Black and White
Print speed 7 ppm for both colour and black
Processor speed 192 Mhz
Print quality in Mono Up to 600 rendered dpi
Print quality in Colour 4800 x 1200 optimised dpi colour
Media types supported Envelopes, Paper (plain, inkjet, photo),
transparencies, brochure paper,
cards (index, greeting), labels
Compatible Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista,
Mac OS X v10.4 and higher version
Memory 32MB
Duty cycle Up to 7000 Pages per month>
Media sizes A5, A4, B5, A6, C5, B6, C6, B6, B5, B7
Borderless printing Yes
Input Tray capacity 250 sheets
Output Tray capacity 50 sheets
Duplex printing No
Power consumption 50 watts maximum
Box content HP 920 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge,
HP Officejet 6000 Printer, HP 920 Officejet Printhead,
HP 920 Introductory Ink Cartridges (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow),
user’s guide on CD-ROM and printer software,
setup poster, getting started guide, power cable
Energy star Yes
Warranty Standard one-year limited hardware warranty