HP LaserJet 6L Standard Laser Printer Reviews

HP LaserJet 6L Standard Laser Printer

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  • "Please Print Out This Paper .... PLEASE!" - I plead to my HP LaserJet 6L

    Mar 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Prints quietly, Good quality print jobs
    Cons: Slow, hard to feed paper

    Summary: This is what I often can be found saying to my Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6L printer at work. I am convinced "she" (the printer is too moody to not be a she) has a personality of her own, and hoards my print jobs, printing them out at whim. ... read more

  • Long, long, long-term review

    Oct 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Always reliable. Going strong after 7 years/30-40,000 pages. No drivers to install (everyone supports it).
    Cons: No USB port

    Summary: I bought this printer in 1997 for moderate-heavy use and have run somewhere between 30-40,000 sheets through it over its seven year life. So far, so good! Here's what I've done to it so far. Replaced toner. Nothing else. I'll need to replace the ... read more

  • HP 6L A Great Small Business/ Home Printer

    Jun 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: b&w 600x600 dpi, text quality is good, image quality ok, light
    Cons: multiple page pickup. paper skews are often if not picked up properly

    Summary: I bought this printer used. This printer is a nice addition to a home office that will print at 6ppm. Its upgradeable to 9mb of memory which allows me to print complex graphics. The printer is light so I am able to move it around (not that i do that ... read more

  • The HP vertical feed strikes again

    Mar 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, high quality printing
    Cons: Incredibly poor paper handling

    Summary: As with the earlier vertical feed models of the Laserjet such as the 4L and 5L, the 6L fares no better when it comes to paper handling. You'd think HP would have had enough complaints in several years to make a feed system that works or scrap the who ... read more

  • Oldy but a goodie

    Mar 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliable, inexpensive laser printer
    Cons: old

    Summary: I purchased this laserjet 6l used about two years ago. It has been a great printer. After about 25,000 pages, I had to replace a part on the printer. It is the black plastic film that is inside. I bought the part online and paid about $30 for it. It ... read more

  • It just can't stop working

    Jan 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Reliable, compact
    Cons: Obsolete?

    Summary: I have used this printer for more than 2 years now and it is still working fine. This is the first laser printer that i bought after getting tired of bubblejet printers which uses ink as though it was free and also the fact that the ink smears easily. ... read more

  • Cheap, pretty reliable, good for home use

    Jan 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, upright, simple to use
    Cons: occasional double-feeds, sloooooooowwwwwwwww

    Summary: Having read through the other reviews about the HP Laserjet 6L here on Epinions, I then noticed that it was only 54% recommended. I must be one of those 54%, because I do recommend this printer - with limitations. We bought a 6L about 4 years ... read more

  • Small, but just as good as a larger laser printer

    Nov 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick printing, Takes up very little desk space, reliable.
    Cons: Sometimes takes more than 1 sheet of paper but there is a fix.

    Summary: I have had this HP LaserJet 6L printer for at least 2 years now, and I have had virtually no problems with it. The printer is an upright LaserJet, which is convenient because it is much easier to refill the paper when compared to the ... read more

  • The Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6L

    Sep 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly fast printing for a small office use or personal laser printer.
    Cons: Paper curls.

    Summary: The Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6L PCL is my first laser printer. Actually it belongs to my brother but Iím now using it for printing work brought home and my papers for my studies. Iíve read about paper jams and how the printer is rather not-user-friendly. ... read more

  • The HP6L is No Longer a Good Deal. (Updated 7/1/01)

    May 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Somewhat small footprint, and it is a true Laser printer.
    Cons: Not a good deal for the price anymore. Horrible drivers. Mechanical problems.

    Summary: I originally owned a HP5L printer, which I purchased for about $500 early in 1995. Back then, this was an excellent choice for a home printer. It was incredible to find a Laser printer for under $1000. Especially one that was so small, and didn't use ... read more

  • Carbon Copies Are More Effective Than This Disaster...

    Mar 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: basically none
    Cons: slooooow, prone to every problem there is in the printing industry

    Summary: This is a warning. Do NOT buy this printer. I am not going to hold anything back in this review and hopefully you will take heed of my advice and do the right thing. This printer rarely ever does anything correctly and it has made my life quite hectic on ... read more

  • What a letdown from HP

    Feb 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent print quality especially for the price.
    Cons: Constant Jams, most of which are difficult to remove

    Summary: I bought one of these printers for very low volume use in the sense of only one copy per original. I needed high quality printouts though. While the quality has been excellent, it jams nearly every time it is used. Some of these jams are very ... read more


    Feb 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact. Especially clear printing capability.
    Cons: Temperamental, bad paperfeeding problem.

    Summary: We bought the HP Laserjet 6L for my personal use at our office. I loved the compactness of this printer which is a top feeder. It fit perfectly in the corner of my desk. For the first couple of months, this printer was perfect. ... read more

  • stop wasting all my paper

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great quality, quick printing
    Cons: only black and white, few paper problems

    Summary: This printer has high resolution, great quality black and white printing. it prints 6 pages a minute with laser quality. The printer cartrige is good for about 5000 pages. I have had this printer for 3 years and have not replaced it yet. I am in ... read more

  • HP should be ashamed of this one

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent as a paperweight
    Cons: poor paper handling makes this unusable

    Summary: It seemed like such a good deal, and at first, it was. The output was fine, the speed was adequate, hey - what more could you ask for, right? Plenty, it turns out, starting with simply being able to move a sheet of paper from the input tray ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Jan 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small foot print
    Cons: feeds multiple sheets at the same time, low capacity paper tray

    Summary: I purchased this printer since HP is a stable, well known company. I expected the printer to be well designed, considering the price premium that HP demands for their products. I was very disappointed to see that this printer in general has a severe ... read more

  • A rugged machine

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rugged, durable, withstands silly secretaries
    Cons: Top-loading paper feed.

    Summary: The HP 6L laser printer in my office has taken quite a bit of abuse, and yet it still continues to perform admirably. As a computer consultant, I have come to recommend only two brands of printers: Epson and HP. The others may be less expensive, but they ... read more

  • Not HP's best effort

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it's an HP
    Cons: paper feed problems

    Summary: We finally stopped selling these printers to clients after repeated problems with flakey drivers and paper feeding problems. When compared with the average laser printer on the market the 6L is not a bad printer, sharp printouts, acceptable ... read more

  • My Experiences with the 6Lse

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small footprint - not a kluge, good print quality especially in photos.
    Cons: Jams easily, won't pick up paper, overheats, and hangs up a lot.

    Summary: This is difficult to write. I needed a laser printer and read about the 6Lse in new product reviews. It was the perfect machine for all my needs. I printed a church bulletin, 2-3 sheets both sides, about 100 copies weekly. At 6 ppm it looked like a ... read more

  • Great printer, too bad they discontinued this model

    Nov 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size of printer, quality print
    Cons: Sometimes can pull multiple sheets when feeding

    Summary: At work we had problably about 200 of the HP 6L's out in the field. Overall, this is a great little printer, with a very few problems. Unfortunately, they have discontinued this model, and moved on to the HP1100XL as a replacement. This printer puts ... read more

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