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HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One

  • Print, scan, copy, 2-sided printing, HP's best wifi technology
  • Up to 2 years of ink in the box keeps you printing at a fraction of the cost
  • Best print quality on everyday paper in its class
  • The workhorse printer for everything you need for home, school, and work
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HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 101.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by Ann J from Horrible set up, major issues with connecting to internet, even stumped geek squad I bought 6001 printer yesterday from best buy to go with my hp envy desktop. Following the set up instructions, immediately an error message appeared to call an 800 number for set up. The 800 number was only a hard core sales pitch for more software purchases. Unsuccessful in setting up this printer on my wifi, I called geek squad and paid them another $40 to set it up. It took the geek squad 2 hours to connect this printer on line. This printer has major issues for set up, I usually have no problems doing this, but this printer took the geek squad tech 2 hours. Pretty disappointed with this so far.
Date published: 2023-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by memeandmorememe from Work in progress same printing quality as Epson. Epson eco tank is easier to load down the software and drivers. HP 123 did not load down for me it kept taking me into Microsoft store for some reason. I finally ended up loading down from my computer from add a printer could of done this in 2 minutes but messing with the 123 hrs. trying to figure out the problem. I bought the HP over Epson Eco Tank which I had and never worked well for me because Hp has the printer head cartridges and Epson does not going to see if this works better. Can't really say if it is going to work for me just got it. Have come to the conclusion that printers only last about a year and then u have to buy another one.
Date published: 2023-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by SKHu from A PAIN! COULDN'T GET IT TO WORK. I SENT IT BACK.
Date published: 2023-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by HPified from Taking a lot of time The windows application keep crashing and cannot tell when you need alignment or flushing the head. This make stripes on the printed materials.
Date published: 2023-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Globarn from This is a great printer This printer is a good value and prints well for its small size. I would recommend it to any one for home use, it is a good value for the money.
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mlynne from Love HP HP produces another great printer. Easy to operate.
Date published: 2023-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by Justicea from Failed after 45 day This printer failed after 45 days - both print head failure and false paper jam. Error messages are hard to read and it is unclear what to do in the event of an error.
Date published: 2023-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Difficult connectivity Crazy difficult to get the printer to connect with my Dell computer.
Date published: 2023-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Donald B from HP Smart Tank 6001 Excellent printer easy to set up. Only problem was I couldn't print from Windows XP
Date published: 2023-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Virginia Beach Tech from Are you tired of purchasing HP expensive cartridges? Think about this! I am so tired of the expensive ink cartridges. I purchased the Smart Tank 6001 to try to mitigate the cost. I really have no idea how much ink is in HP cartridges, but they seem to become empty at the worst time. With the Smart Tank printers, you get 4 individual bottles of ink. You can see the volume and the amount is printed on the bottles. Even though I have been in the IT field since the 1970s, I found installing the printer to be cumbersome. I did get through it and so far, I am happy with the printer. Figuring out how to install the print heads and the actual ink took a while. They are into big pictures/drawings with few words. There were parts that had to be removed and thrown away. I really did not like the driver/software installation process. I wanted to just download the installation software, so I could move the printer around to other computers if i need to in the future. But you have to install an HP App from the App Store and install while on-line. I installed with a USB cable vice wireless connection. I can print even is my internet/router are having problems. I already purchased replacement ink and it was less than a black cartridge and 3 color cartridges. While I am not sure of the projected life of the print heads which look similar to ink cartridges, I think this will be less costly in the long run. Only time will tell.
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gary 2427 from Buy an Epson instead Do your self a favor buy an Epson support is horrible wanted to charge me $90.00 for help on a brand new printer
Date published: 2023-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by anothercalifornian from Insufficient drivers Won't work with Windows 2019
Date published: 2023-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mtnwriter from Great quality Setup was easy. I’m disappointed that there’s no feeder - if I need to copy multiple page I have to place them on the screen one at a time. Quality is great, and color - especially for photos - is excellent.
Date published: 2023-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by jce1 from Great Features Just set it up and works great!
Date published: 2023-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by Reviewer111111111 from One trick pony i Lacks functionality
Date published: 2023-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gipp from HP6001 first two weeks of usage The HP brand is worldwide renowned, in my experience their printers have always lasted years. When contemplating the purchase of this HP 6001, it seemed like a no brainer the savings in ink alone should pay for the printer. The print quality seems excellent and fairly fast. Hopefully the printer will last as long as other HP printers I have owned. My only negatives are the instruction manual is horrible, the LCD screen is hard to see, and isn’t backlit.
Date published: 2023-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by T. Quealy from Printer Setup was a Disaster Out of the box, the printer would not perform the initial setup process. Had to contact HP Support by phone and spend 2.5 hours with them while they troubleshot the problem. HP Support eventually got the printer to perform the printer setup process and the printer has been working like a charm ever since. Review would have been five stars had the printer initially setup properly.
Date published: 2023-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by BRATW from Happy with my purchase First printer I've had in a lo g time that would wirelessly connect toy laptop ans now my phone I have had no issues with it happy to have a printer that works everytime even from the other room
Date published: 2023-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nerdy Nige from Happy with printer; still need try more features Just got the printer so I haven't worked on all the features. The online installation was good; however, I wonder if I can print when the internet is down? It seems so but I'm not sure. Printer is more solid that previous printer (HP Envy). I was able to print from several devices in the household network, with different operating systems.
Date published: 2023-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by crooked prints from Prints crooked, HP solutions also crooked There's fully half as many 1 star reviews as 5 star reviews, currently. That's a lot of fails. Mine prints crooked out of the box, and is unfixable. There is no way to get the printer cartridges to wander back out to the center to pop the hood on them and try reseating them, and I have tried every other imaginable thing in the manual, suggested by Support, or found by Googling. Turns out a lot of HP printers print crooked, and have for years! Worse is that it is a huge hassle to return. They make you jump through many hoops before giving you an RMA number to avoid a hefty restocking fee on their broken gear. I wasted hours and HOURS trying to get the print aligned before getting tangled up in tech support. Another red flag is that, when I went to register the printer, I learned that it had already been registered to someone else six months ago, and therefore was NOT A NEW PRINTER and probably was returned for the same reason I am returning it. If all of that is not enough, there also is no way to empty the printer of ink to move the printer. The instructions warn that you must carefully tip toe around the house keeping the printer absolutely level in order to move it from room to room with the ink installed. Now HP wants me to pack that up on it's side in the original box, and ship it FED EX back to them, without removing the ink, with no way to stop the ink from leaking, no suggestions whatsoever! After selling these for a couple of years, has it not occurred to HP to set up an agreement with a retailer like Best Buy to accept HP's ink tank printer returns locally? If this printer leaks ink all over my car, I will be livid. I am already pre-livid just thinking about it, having wasted so many hours trying to align the printheads to no avail., and a couple more with tech support who deems the printer dead before transferring me to Customer Service to beg to return it without a restocking fee. Other than that, the print and scan quality is nice. And I have no trouble printing and scanning from my Mac desktop (M1) and iPhone. I have no problem with WiFi, and use a Plume mesh system. Both of these conditions (Apple stuff, and mesh WiFi connectivity) are the subject of complaints in other reviews. But I did immediately update the firmware upon setup and I made sure my phone set up and my desktop setup in the apps were the same. I will never buy another printer online unless it is from Amazon. It is utterly ridiculous to make customers BEG to return a broken (and apparently used) printer after they have spent hours and hours trying to get the thing to work and suffered through the hassle of tech support, which seems to consist of reading a teleprompter anyway. Why not just publish online the dialogue that they are reading, so we can directly fix things without waiting on hold for 40 minutes, and you also won't have to pay those employees? Anyway, now I will be mailing "liquids" without any caps, installed in the printer, via Fed Ex, and I suppose I am supposed to lie about this in order to get it mailed or what am I supposed to do? I had to call tech support AGAIN to ask them that question. And since there was no teleprompter dialogue on this particular issue, they insisted that I should indeed burden Fed Ex with the ensuing ink spill and ruined shipments of other Fed Ex customers. Yet Fed Ex will hold THE SENDER liable and NOT THE RECIPIENT: HP. All of this shows lack of forethought on HP's part, and for this reason I will not be buying anything HP in the future. Get a local repository for these printers, or come up with a way to remove the ink for return shipping. This is totally irresponsible, likely illegal, and now you've roped me into being an accessory. If this review is not published by HP, I am sending it instead to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Date published: 2023-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by SharonLP from Hard to follow instructions for set up While I finally got the printer set up the instructions could have been more detailed. Some of the instructions were missing. I guess HP assumed it was intuitive. For that reason I gave the 4 star rating because HP said it was an easy set up and it wasn’t.
Date published: 2023-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by SharonLee from Beware! Slow, noisy and not compatible with Apple Mac
Date published: 2023-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by SRW Oroville from Best Unit For Home Office! This unit replaced an old All-In-One. I love the "tank" technology, easy to load the ink and observe usage. Plus the design of the printer makes it easy to place anywhere in my home office. I thought I might miss not having a document feeder, but I realized that I had little use for this option and this unit is the best!
Date published: 2023-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by M R M from new printer Seems to work okay, but had to conduct install procedures repeatedly before it finally seemed to connect and stay connected. Also sometimes after computer and printer are both off it has trouble reconnecting (showing up as available)
Date published: 2023-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Just me. Working very well so far. Very fast and makes good copies.
Date published: 2023-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by SLKA from Offline I hate this printer. EVERYTIME I try to print it's offline I tried everything that is recommended to do and it still is offline
Date published: 2023-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMB61 from So far good So far so good. Was easy to set up. This is my 4th HP printer. They seem to last 3-4 years so will see how long this one lasts.
Date published: 2023-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Regrtfl from Offline nightmare This product has been an offline nightmare from day one. Every time I need to print something my laptop informs me that the printer is offline and therefore unable to print. When I check the printer the printer the wifi icon is on. I have tried all that is recommended to fix the problem, and the only solution is to restart my computer EVERY time I have to print something...what a pain and to boot, my laptop is an HP! I recommend you purchase this item if you want to experience elevated blood pressure and more stress or better yet recommend this item to your enemies! LOL.
Date published: 2022-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from WiFi Connection Issues I have been working on trying to get the printer to link to my laptop and my Android Smartphone. What a pain! We have followed all the directions, looked on the HP website and nothing has helped. Not very happy right now!
Date published: 2022-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by H. B. from Quality better than expected. Impressed with the quality. Disappointed the printer isn't compatible with Microsoft Scan and Fax and with the fact it wouldn't correctly print 70 lb weight 4x6 photo paper (needs to be thinner). Nevertheless, am happy with the printer and would buy it again.
Date published: 2022-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stuart W. from Unhappy. It was defective. I could never get the printheads installed because the carriage did not move. I found the online help minimal at best. I wanted a printer that would lower the cost of ink which was the reason I selected this printer but it was a waste of my time.
Date published: 2022-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenna L. from Excellent Printer Shipped quickly. Easy to setup. No issues printing or scanning this far. Great quality and straightforward to use!
Date published: 2022-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh_S from Best Home Printer Best value.. Excellent Home Printer. Good features and longer lasting Inks.
Date published: 2022-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by JFullerton from Pain to link with devices The printer has many complex steps to set up to print form your computer or phone. Not easy quick set up like you would like it to be.
Date published: 2022-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fonnie from I love my new printer I was very scared that when hooking it up it was going to be difficult. I was very Easy.
Date published: 2022-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by OldManOnTheMoutain from Very Disappointed Does not come with software CD. Will not make reduced copies. Paper tray is a joke.
Date published: 2022-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silent Victims of Crime from Best printer I has used in years. The quality is great, so far the ink looks like it will last a long time. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2022-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by vxyz from HP Smart Tank 6001 AIO Printer Great printer, high quality printing, prints quietly, very versatile features.
Date published: 2022-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by WRrandy from HP Smart Tank 6001 Excellent printer, wish all models had document feeder. My 8600 lasted 9.5 years and what a outstanding printer.
Date published: 2022-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rube Cube from Great printer this is my 2nd hp printer. this one is great I really like it a lot .Glad again I chose HP
Date published: 2022-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Love my new smart tank! I've only had this set up a couple of weeks, but I'm already loving it. I was nervous about filling the ink tanks. Thought I'd probably drip ink all over or, at the very least, have ink all over my hands. Nope. Not one drop. I followed the instructions and it worked like magic. First print was perfect. Beautiful. Easy set-up. I'm glad I bought this.
Date published: 2022-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dadisnuts101 from So far, a solid and reliable printer Out of the box, this printer took me about 20 minutes to set up and get running. I bought it to replace another HP printer/scanner we had for years. I purchased the Smart Tank 6001 when I noticed it had a self healing wifi connection. Our old printer, from day one, had issues working on wifi after it had been on for a long period of time. You had to turn it on and off and fight with it for a while before it would start working again. So far, since we turned this printer on a few weeks ago, it has had no connectivity issues. Along with the eco-tank for ink savings, I am very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shebra from Great printer love the refillable ink! This is an awesome printer but took awhile to set up but I am not a tech person! Great product and good for all types of jobs. Only suggestion would be to add more instructions regarding set up. There is a support number that is very useful.
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by AliBnewyork from 5* for All-in-One Printer I received this printer in return for my review. This printer is excellent, and I highly recommend it. Beginning with the unboxing, the printer looked very "high end", and just looked like it would do a good job. Set up was also a breeze, following the detailed instructions, even for someone not so tech savvy like myself. The speed of the printer should be highlighted, as it is excellent, and the cartridges were very easy to install. Thank you for the opportunity and looking forward to saving money with the refillable tanks and enjoying this wonderful printer.I received this printer in return for my review. This printer is excellent, and I highly recommend it. Beginning with the unboxing, the printer looked very "high end", and just looked like it would do a good job. Set up was also a breeze, following the detailed instructions, even for someone not so tech savvy like myself. The speed of the printer should be highlighted, as it is excellent, and the cartridges were very easy to install. Thank you for the opportunity and looking forward to saving money with the refillable tanks and enjoying this wonderful printer.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by bittyben from ALL IN ONE IS ALL FOR ME I received this printer to give my honest opinion on using it. I have had it for 1 week and am just delighted how easy it is to use and what I've been missing by having a crappy printer none the less colored copies are amazing. The printer was very easy to set up and the instructions were so detailed with the hp bar code, it walked you through every step and you couldn't continue until you had done it properly. The quickness of the printer and copies black or colored are amazing. I also like the ink bottles because I won't have to replace them as often. Thank you so much for allowing me to voice my opinion, it was a pleasure
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cattyrose from HP Smart Tank 6001 All in One I received this product to review and offer my honest opinion. I first was amazed on how nice it looks. I expected something small with out much detail but this printer as my sis said "looks fancy" I love that it was easy to install and all the ink that came with it. Just so you know it is easy to fill the tank with the ink no worries about spilling or leaving extra ink in the container. It did take me a minute to work on the wireless part but thats because it wouldn't pick up my signal. Once I got through that I was fine. I use it for work and it prints nicely, bold and colorful without smudges. I also like the fact that I can print on both sides of the paper without having to turn the sheet around. My other printer doesn't do that. I have always preferred HP products and this is no exception. Only thing left to try is the scanner. I would love to be able to scan more than one page at a time but still trying out the printer. I definitely recommend this to everyone!
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnny238 from Great Product This product is very sleek in appearance and has great functions. I enjoyed the fact that it it is environmentally friendly and does not use cartridges. It IA also quick printing and can be used through multiple devices.
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bunigirl5 from Great printer with user friendly options I received the HP Smart Tank printer in return for my review. I prefer HP printers and was happy to try it out. It was a pretty easy, straight forward set up thanks to the instructions. It's easy to load paper and looks like it will be easy to refill the tanks. Print quality is very good. Crisp and bright. And the printer is pretty quiet, which is nice. Overall, this is a great printer and I expect to save quite a bit of money with the refillable tanks. I have used the HP Instant Ink for a few years but feel this printer will be just as cost efficient.
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Msoley from Just Read the Directions! I am loving this printer. The instructions were very easy to follow and set up only took a few minutes. I had some issues getting it connected to my internet, but that could be on my end - not the printer. A small downer is that the chord to the printer is rather short. I had to use an extension chord to accommodate where I wanted to place the printer. Everything was rather easy to install. Pouring in the ink was super easy and the tubes have a splash guard on them so there is zero mess. Genius! putting in paper and the printed outcome are also excellent and no brainer which is what you are looking for when installing technology, right? Sit back and enjoy printing!
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by mypapers from smart tank 6001 all in one really professional looking printer nice color sleek. not why they have ink and print cartages to print not sure and is confusing no cord for attachment to computer to printer only wi fi and its loud. .Perfect for home or office for stability.
Date published: 2022-05-05
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Does this printer do well printing photos? I am an amateur photographer and I like to print my own pictures to sell and to share.

Asked by: masc
Thank you for your question! This HP SmartTank 6001 will do a good job printing photos. This is a good all-around printer for all uses. For best photo results the HP Envy Inspire printer is recommended.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-06-05

I want to know how the paper is loaded in the smart printer 601 series I have an epson smart printer and I absolutely hate the way you put the paper into the printer

Asked by: katsby
Thank you for your question! Load the paper with the front side down with this HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Does this take 02 ink cartridges?

Asked by: MaryJoMc
Hello. Thanks for your question. This HP Smart Tank 6001 printer uses HP 31 and 32XL ink bottles.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-02-27

Can you make printer only use black ink?

Asked by: PBSS
Thank you for your question! You can go into the printer properties on your PC to print in grayscale which will primarily use black. But there is no setting for printing in only black.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Does the HP Smart Tank 6001 support print anywhere from the HP Smart App?

Asked by: Janet1952
Hello Janet, yes the HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One is HP Smart App compatible. The printer must be connected online for Print Anywhere to work.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2022-11-30

What type of ink cartridges does this machine take?

Asked by: Buttercup in MN
Thank you for your question! This HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One does not use ink cartridges. This printer uses HP Ink bottles to refill. The HP 32 black ink bottles and the HP 31 color ink bottles. This printer gets a much better cost per page than any other inkjet currently offered by HP.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

does it fax?

Asked by: isiah
No, the HP Smart Tank 6001 All-in-One does not feature a built-in fax. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-04-10

Paper Jam Fix - How too Video

Asked by: Garnetta
We are sorry to hear about your challenges. Here are some instructions: If you need further assistance, we recommend reaching out to HP Support:
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27
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