HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HP Color LaserJet 1600 Printer



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Support Information:

ItemDescription
Minimum HPLIP version3.9.2
Support levelFull (End of support) (See note11.)
Recommended?No (See note15.)

Driver Plugin Information:

This printer REQUIRES a downloadable driver plug-in. Use hp-setup to install the printer, and to download and install the plug-in. In general, required driver plugins are required for printing support. Driver plug-ins are released under a proprietary (non-open) license and are not part of the HPLIP tarball release.


Summary of Available Features (See note10.):

FeatureSupport10Notes
Automatic installerDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
USB I/OYes
Network I/OYesSee note1.
Parallel I/ONo
Scan to PCNoSee note3.
Photo card accessNoIf equiped, use USB mass storage for access. See note4.
PC fax sendNoSee note5.
PC initiated copyNoSee note6.
Services and statusNoSee note7.
Graphical user interfacesDepends on distroSee table below for distro specific support.
Print head alignmentNo
Color calibrationNo
Print head cleaningNo
Linefeed calibrationNo
Print quality diagnosticsNo

Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions (see note13):

DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Boss3.0YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Boss5.0YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.1YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.10YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.2YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.3YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.4YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.5YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.6YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.7YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.8YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian6.0.9YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.0YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.1YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.2YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.3YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.4YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.5YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Debian7.6YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Fedora17YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Fedora18YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Fedora19YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Fedora20YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
gOS8.04.1NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
IGOS1.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux From Scratch6NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linpus Linux9.4NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linpus Linux9.5NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Linspire5.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux Mint13YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux Mint14YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux Mint15YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux Mint16YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Linux Mint17YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Mandriva Linux2010.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Mandriva Linux2011.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Mepis6.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Mepis6.5NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Mepis7.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Mepis8.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2006.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2006NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2007.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2007NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2008.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2008NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2009.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
PCLinuxOS2009NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Red Hat8.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Red Hat9.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux5.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux6.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux7.0NoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Slackware Linux9.0NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux9.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.0NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux10.2NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux11NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
DistroVersionInstallerGUI14Scan3Fax5StatusPhoto Card4USBParallelNetwork1
Slackware Linux12NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Slackware Linux12.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
SUSE Linux12.2YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
SUSE Linux12.3YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
SUSE Linux13.1YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu10.04YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu11.10YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu12.04YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu12.10YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu13.04YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu13.10YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu14.04YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes
Ubuntu14.10YesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes

Other Information:

ItemDescriptionNotes
Driver plug-inRequiredSee note8.
Requires firmware downloadNo
APDK device class(es):LJZjsColor
HPLIP device sub-class(es):Normal
USB VID:PID1008:14871
Embedded web serverNo
HPLIP job storageNo
models.dat namehp_color_laserjet_1600

All information provided is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.

Notes:

1 Network support indicates built-in ethernet and/or wireless networking. Alternatively, many devices may be operated on the network using an external JetDirect print server. Not all network configurations are supported. Please refer to the HPLIP FAQs for more information.

2 USB mass storage only. You may mount the photocard as a storage drive over USB only. Refer to your distribution's documentation for setup and usage instructions.

3 Scan supported means that PC initiated scan using a SANE compatible software application is supported over parallel, USB, or network (depending on I/O connection). Information on digital sending products is covered in note 9, below.

4 Photo supported means that the printer's photo card slots are readable using either USB mass storage (USB only) or hp-unload (USB, parallel or network).

5 Fax supported means that PC initiated fax send is supported using hp-sendfax, once an appropriate CUPS fax queue is set up. Fax support varies on Linux distributions, based on the availability of python-dbus version 0.80 or greater (versions before 0.80 will not work with HPLIP). Click on the model name of each printer to get more detailed information.

6 Copy supported means that PC initiated copying is supported using hp-makecopies.

7 "Services and status" means that ink/toner levels, error reporting, and services such as alignment, and color calibration are available (via the HP Device Manager aka Toolbox).

8 ("Required") A downloadable driver plug-in is required for printing support. ("Optional") A downloadable driver plug-in is optional for printing support and may increase the speed, quality, or other aspect of printed output. ("No" or "None") A driver plug-in is not required nor available. Driver plug-ins are released under a proprietary (non-open) license and are not part of the HPLIP tarball release. For more information, please refer to this KB article

9 Device supports digital sending, not standard scanning protocols. See this KB article for more info.

10 Feature support depends on the specific Linux distribution being used.

11 For a definition of Support Levels, please refer to this KB article.

12 For more information, please refer to this KB article.

13 The "Summary of Available Features in Various Linux Distributions" table lists available features for distros that are supported by the HPLIP automatic tarball installer. Distros that are not listed will require a manual install procedure (See this page for more information).

14"Qt3" and "Qt4" refer to the supported UI toolkit. If "Qt3" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt3 UI toolkit. The Qt4 toolkit is not supported for the distro in this case. If "Qt4" is indicated, then the distro supports a GUI interface using the Qt4 UI toolkit. In this case, the Qt3 UI toolkit may also be available and used if desired. The appropriate UI toolkit will be automatically installed by the HPLIP installer.

15"Recommended" means that the printer is fully supported in HPLIP and is recommended for use on your Linux system. For information of what "fully supported" means, see this KB article.