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HP Color LaserJet 4600 Specifications

Please click on part numbers to check price & availability of a particular model. 4600: C9660A 4600dtn: C9662A
4600n: C9692A 4600hdn: C9663A
4600dn: C9661A  

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HP Color LaserJet 4600
Above: CLJ 4600 series printer, shown with optional extra 500 sheet input tray (C9664A) and optional printer stand (C9667A) installed.

Base model: CLJ 4600 (C9660A)

Base model + HP Jetdirect 615N internal print server EIO network card: CLJ 4600n (C9692A)

Base model + plus an HP Jetdirect 615N print server EIO network card, plus automatic two-sided printing: CLJ 4600dn (C9661A)

Base model + plus all the features of the HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, an additional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3), and a total of 160 MB of SDRAM: CLJ 4600dtn (C9662A)

Base model + plus all the features of the HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, plus a hard disk: CLJ 4600hdn (C9663A)

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The HP Color LaserJet 4600 printer gives you high-speed color laser printing – at an affordable price. Improved over its successful predecessor, the 4550, the 4600 offers more than four times faster color printing at 17 ppm, two large paper trays with 50% more capacity (100-sheet and 500-sheet), and 72% more processing speed, It has 50% more memory, 400MHz and 96MB, for fast printing of complex jobs, both black & white and color. This powerful printer is also a robust networker (optional networking on base model), takes an extra optional 500-sheet paper tray (pictured at left), and expandable memory to 416MB.
See specification table below.
Also see comparison of the HP Color LaserJet 4600 and 4650 printer series

  • Color prints as fast as black-and-white. Documents print at speeds up to 17 pages per minute, first page out in 17.5 seconds or less.
  • Accurate and consistent color print quality, wide color gamut, great color appearance including realistic skin tones, and crisp black text that rivals monochrome printers
  • True 600 x 600 dpi with HP Imageret 2400 for crisp text, bold graphics, and vivid images
  • 2 large paper trays: 100-sheet and 500-sheet included. Expandable with optional 500-sheet paper tray (for a maximum of 1100 sheets)
  • Fast file processing - 400 MHz RISC processor, up to 416 RAM, and firmware optimization quickly process large files and print them at actual engine speed
  • Optional hard disk drive (included with 4600hdn), enables RIP Once technology for faster multiple original prints at engine speed, saving you time and money
  • Single solution for the entire office – best-in-class hp jetdirect EIO 10/100Base-T networking card (optional for 4600 base model) for reduced network traffic and internet-enabled printing
  • PCL6, PLC5c and Postscript 3 emulation
  • Intuitive operation - the graphical control panel simultaneously displays text and animated graphics making troubleshooting and configuration quick and easy
  • Print cartridges easy to replace with front loading access
  • Vertical inline architecture is easy to maintain – printer design delivers color in a single pass plus convenient front access to the printer and clear labeling that make installing print cartridges and clearing paper jams simple tasks for any user
  • Simple to configure and manage on your network – hp web jetadmin guarantees easy installation, configuation, and mangement of multiple hp LaserJet printers across a network

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Part Numbers

4600: C9660A
4600dn: C9661A
4600dtn: C9662A
4600hdn: C9663A

Speed/monthly volume
Print speed, black (pages per minute) Up to 17 ppm
Print speed, color (pages per minute) Up to 17 ppm
First page out, black 17.5 secs (ready state); 18.4 secs (powersave); 2 minutes (cold start or power-up)
First page out, color 17.5 secs (ready state); 18.4 secs (powersave); 2 minutes (cold start or power-up)
Processor speed 400 MHz
Recommended monthly volume, maximum 85,000 pages
Print quality / technology
Print technology In-line color laser, direct-to-page printing
Print quality, black 600 x 600 dpi
Print quality, color 600 x 600 dpi
Paper handling / media
Paper trays, std. 2
Paper trays, max.: 3
Input capacity, std. 600 sheets
Input capacity, max.: 1100 sheets
Standard envelope capacity 20 envelopes
Envelope feeder No
Output capacity, std. 250 sheets
Output capacity, max. 250 sheets
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper) Automatic Two-sided (duplex) printing on HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, 4600dtn, and 4600hdn printer models.
Media sizes, std. Letter, Legal, Executive, no. 10 envelopes, Monarch envelopes
Media sizes, custom Tray 1: 3 x 5 in to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2: 7.2 x 8.2 in to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 3: 7.2 x 8.2 in to 8.5 x 14 in
Media type Paper (plain, glossy, film, recycled), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cardstock
Media weight, recommended 20 lb
Paper handling 100-sheet multi-purpose input tray, 500-sheet input tray, optional third 500-sheet input tray
Memory / print languages / typefaces
Memory, std. 96 MB
Memory, max. 416 MB
Memory slots 5 slots; 4 usable concurrently; 4-168 pin and 1-100 pin
Hard disk Optional, 10 GB
Print languages, std. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, PostScript® Level 3 emulation. Automatic language switching
Typefaces 80 TrueType internal scalable in PCL, 80 TrueType internal scalable in PS
Connectivity
Standard IEEE 1284-compliant bidirectional parallel port, Fast Infrared (FIR) port, three open EIO slots
Connectivity, optional HP Jetdirect 615n 10/100Base-TX internal print server (J6057A) standard on networked bundles. Optional HP Jetdirect EIO print servers for Ethernet (10Base-T, 10Base2), 802.11b wireless Ethernet TokenRing, Local Talk, serial and USB, Fast Infrared
Macintosh compatible Yes
Compatible operating systems Microsoft® Windows (95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP), Mac OS 8.6 and later
Print drivers, std. HP PCL 5c, PCL 6,PostScript®3 emulation
Dimensions / weight / warranty
Dimensions (w x d x h) 20 x 18.9 x 22.3 in
Weight, U.S. 88.4 lb
Warranty Six-Month warranty from The Printer Works
Comparison of features between HP Color LaserJet 4650 series
and HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printers

Basic engine

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Print speed

Up to 17 ppm (letter)

Up to 16 ppm (A4)

Up to 22 ppm (letter/A4)

First page out

17.5 seconds

Less than 15 seconds

Processor

400 MHz

533 MHz

Motors

8

8

Sensors

13

14

Switches

7

7

Solenoids

2

2

Cooling fans (intake)

2

3

Cassette lift type

Spring with lifting plate

Spring with lifting plate

Engine control unit

Two components:

  • DC controller

  • Power supply

Two components:

  • DC controller

  • Power supply

Fuser

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Not backwards compatible

150,000 pages

150,000 pages

Thermistor

2

2

Fuser paper path sensors

2

2

Duplexer

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Path

Output turnaround; throughput penalty

Output turnaround; throughput penalty

Full speed

No

No

Integrated into architecture firmware enabled ("d" bundle)

Yes

Yes

Print cartridge (compatible)

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Size (yield) 4A16xx or later

8K Color and 9K Black

8K Color and 9K Black

e-label interface

Direct connection

Direct connection

Connectivity options

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

USB

No

Yes, 1.1

Jetdirect ("n" bundle)

615n

620n

Parallel

Yes, "C" type

Yes, “C” type

Jetlink (Third-party connect)

No

Yes

Bluetooth enabled

Yes, with bt1300 Adaptor

Yes, with bt1300 Adaptor

Input devices (trays)

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Max media weight for tray 1

163 g/m2

200 g/m2

Optional 500-input device

Yes

Yes

2 x 500-input device

No

Yes

    NOTE: It is not possible to stack a 2 x 500 input device AND a 1 x 500 input device together.

Formatter slots

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Memory type

SDRAM

DDR RAM

Third-party solutions

DIMM

Compact Flash

Firmware

DIMM

Compact Flash

Electrostatic Transport Belt (ETB)

HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer

HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer

Backwards compatibility:

ETB for HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer will not work in the HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer.

ETB for HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printer will work in HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer.

Approximate 120,000 page replacement interval

Approximate 120,000 page replacement interval

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