Produce professional-quality color documents with ease and fast speed. Easily integrate into your office or wireless home network. Save paper with automatic two-sided printing. And print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.
Printing professional-quality color documents with an easy-to-use, low-cost networked printer.
Professional-grade speed and color
Boost productivity and save time with print speeds up to 21 ppm letter.
Produce bold text and smooth color with HP ImageREt 3600 and Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges.
Produce color marketing materials in-house on a range of media sizes by using tips and templates from HP.
Print documents affordably. Get the same black cost per page as a black-and-white HP LaserJet printer.
Manageability, productivity, and mobility
Conserve resources and save paper, using automatic two-sided printing.
Proactively manage office printing with HP Web Jetadmin.
Print from anywhere in the office, using built-in wireless connectivity. Share printing resources, using built-in Ethernet.
Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.
Easy-to-use and resource-conserving
Use HP Auto Wireless Connect to autoconfigure networking.
Receive consistent results with Original HP cartridges and easily reorder with HP SureSupply.[
Take advantage of free, easy recycling—cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.
Printer page yield
Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 in continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For more information visit: http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
First page out (ready) black
As fast as 17 sec
First page out (ready) color
As fast as 17 sec
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
HP ImageREt 3600
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 40,000 pages
Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Recommended monthly page volume
750 to 2000 
2-line LCD (text)
Number of print cartridges
4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
HP 305A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2200 pages) CE410A; HP 305X Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~4000 pages) CE410X; HP 305A Cyan LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE411A; HP 305A Yellow LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE412A; HP 305A Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE413A [5,6]
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Mobile Printing Capability
HP ePrint, Wireless direct printing, Apple AirPrint™
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port; 1 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX network port; 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Standard (built-in Fast Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Fast Ethernet; 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless: WEP (128 bit), WPA/WPA2 - Personal (AES, TKIP); Embedded Web Server: password-protection, secure browsing via SSL/TLS; Network: enable/disable network ports and features, SNMPv1 community password change; HP ePrint: HTTPS with certificate validation, HTTP Basic Access Authentication, SASL authentication
Minimum system requirements
Mac OSX v 10.5, v 10.6; PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel® Core™ Processor; 500 MB hard disk; CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet; USB or Network port
Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit): 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), 400 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port; Windows XP (32-bit) (SP2): Pentium® 233 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 400 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port
Compatible operating systems
Full software installs supported on: Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit) (SP2 or higher); Driver only installs supported on: Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) (SP3 or higher); Mac OS X v 10.5, v 10.6, v 10.7; Linpus Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.0, 6.0), OpenSUSE Linux (11.3, 11.4), Fedora (14, 15), Ubuntu (10.04, 10.10, 11.04), Debian (5.0, 6.0 and HPUX11i)
Memory card compatibility
Windows: HP Device Toolbox (default install), SNP Alerts (minimum network install), HP Web Jetadmin (download); Mac: HP Utility
Print speed, color (draft)
Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
Supported network protocols
Via built-in networking solution: TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6; Print: TCP-IP port 9100 Direct Mode, LPD (raw queue support only), Web Services Printing; Discovery: SLP, Bonjour, Web Services Discovery; IP Config: IPv4 (BootP, DHCP, AutoIP, Manual), IPv6 (Stateless); Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, WPS, IPP Print, SSL Security and certificate management, Apple AirPrint™, HP Wireless Direct Print
Paper handling input, standard
50-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet input tray 2
Paper handling output, standard
150-sheet output bin
Finished output handling
Media sizes supported
Tray 1: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), 16K, 10 x 15 cm, postcards (JIS single, JIS double), envelopes (ISO DL, ISO C5, ISO B5); Tray 2, optional Tray 3: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), 16K, 10 x 15 cm, postcards (JIS single, JIS double), envelopes (ISO DL, ISO C5, ISO B5); Automatic duplexer: A4, B5
Media sizes, custom
Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2, optional Tray 3: 3.94 x 5.83 to 8.5 x 14 in
Paper (bond, brochure, colored, glossy, letterhead, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), postcards, transparencies, labels, envelopes
Supported media weight
Tray 1: 16 to 47 lb (up to 58 lb with HP Color laser glossy photo papers); Tray 2, optional Tray 3: 16 to 43 lb (up to 47 lb with postcards, up to 58 lb with HP Color laser glossy photo papers); Automatic duplexer: 16 to 43 lb
Media weights by paper path
Tray 1: 60 to 176 g/m² (up to 220 g/m² with postcards and HP Color laser glossy photo papers); Tray 2, optional Tray 3: 60 to 163 g/m² (up to 176 g/m² with postcards); Automatic duplexer: 60 to 163 g/m²
Input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Print speed, black (normal)
Up to 21 ppm
425 watts (Active), 15.2 watts (Ready), 4.0 watts (Sleep), 0.5 watts (Off)
ENERGY STAR® qualified
Operating temperature range
59 to 86ºF
Operating humidity range
20 to 70% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W X D X H)
15.9 x 19.1 x 12.7 in
Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)
15.9 x 27.1 x 12.7 in