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HP DeskJet 1600C and 1200C Series Printers - Product Comparison

HP DeskJet 1600C/CM Printer
HP DeskJet 1200C/C/PS Printer
Design
New Industrial DeskJet Design
Old DeskJet Design
Ink Cartridges
Black:
51645A
51640A
Color:
51640CYM
51640CYM
Print Speed
Black:
up to 9 ppm
up to 7 ppm
Color:
up to 2 ppm
1 mpp to 2 mpp
Resolution
Black:
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 300 dpi
Color:
300 x 300 dpi
300 x 300 dpi
Printer Language
HP PCL5C
HP PCL5C
HP-GL/2
HP-GL/2
PostScript (R) (Level 2) with PostScript unit
PostScript (Level 2) with PostScript unit
PJL
PJL
PML
Printable Regions
Top and Bottom Margin: 0.5 inches (12.8 mm)
Top and Bottom Margin: 0.167 inches (4.2 mm)
Left and Right Margin: 0.25 inches (6.4 mm)
Left and Right Margin: .167 inches (4.2 mm)
Paper Capacity
180 sheets (Letter and Legal)
180 sheets (Letter and Legal)
Optional Paper Tray - 500 sheets
HP DeskJet 1600C/CM Printer
HP DeskJet 1200C/C/PS Printer
Internal Fonts
45 internal scalable fonts
45 internal scalable fonts
Font Cartridge Slots
None
1
Memory
4 MB RAM in basic unit
(expandable to 100 MB)
2 MB in basic unit
(expandable to 26 MB)
6 MB Ram in PostScript unit
(expandable to 70 MB)
4 MB in PostScript unit
(expandable to 20 MB)
Page Protection
8 MB
6 MB
SIMM Compatibility
Up to 32 MB per slot
Up to 8 MB per slot
C3131A - 2 MB SIMM
C3132A - 4 MB SIMM
C3133A - 8 MB SIMM
C3146A - 16 MB SIMM
(These printers also support the use of 1 MB and 32 MB SIMMs.)
(For more information on the specifications of the SIMMs see document BPD01545 "HP DeskJet 1200C Series, 1600C Series, and HP PaintJet Series Printer SIMM Specifications."
C2066A - 8 MB SIMM
(These printers also support the use of 1 MB, 2 MB, and 4 MB SIMMs.)
PostScript Upgrade Kit
C3541-60103 (warranty replacement only)
C1676-60272
 note:
The PostScript Upgrade Kit (C3542A) has become obsolete and is no longer available for purchase from Hewlett-Packard. A replacement PostScript SIMM (C3541-60103) may be ordered to replace existing SIMMs that have been damaged.
 note:
The PostScript SIMMs designed for use in the HP DeskJet 1600C printer cannot be used in the HP DeskJet 1200C printer.
The PostScript Upgrade Kit for the HP DeskJet 1200C series printer (C1676-60272) is not compatible with the HP DeskJet 1600C series printer.
Interfaces
Bidirectional Centronics (IEEE-1284)
Centronics
HP JetDirect Card with LocalTalk (PostScript Option only) - J255A
LocalTalk (PostScript Option only)
HP JetDirect Network Interface (Optional)
HP JetDirect Network Interface (Optional)
Rear Panel (Dip Switches)
No
Yes

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