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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 970c Series Printers

Introduction
This document provides technical information about the HP Deskjet 970c series printers.
Model numbers
Printer
Model number
HP Deskjet 970cxi
C6429A
HP Deskjet 970cse
C6429B
Duplexer/two sided printing accessory
C6426-60033
Serial number location
The serial number is located on the bottom of the printer.
Product description
  • Laser-like quality text and brilliant photo-quality color.
  • HP PhotoREt III printing technology. HP PhotoREt III combines smaller drop size and vibrant inks with improved fade resistance to produce fast, outstanding print quality in all modes and all media, including incredibly realistic photo images.
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) capability. USB is a peripheral bus specification that provides Plug and Play capability to computer peripherals. Printers connected to a computer through USB are automatically configured as soon as they are attached, without the need to reconfigure or restart the computer.
  • HP ColorSmart III technology. HP ColorSmart III allows the printer to automatically deliver sharper, clearer, more vivid output.
  • 2400 dpi mode.
Printer features
Print speed
 note:
Print speeds may vary, depending on the document, software program, and computer settings.
Document type
Draft
Normal
Best
Black Text
12.0 pages per minute (ppm)
6.5 ppm
4.7 ppm
Mixed Text/Graphics
10.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
3.1 ppm
Full Page Color
2.9 ppm
0.6 ppm
0.3 ppm
Image 4 x 6
N/A
1.0 ppm
0.5 ppm
Print quality and resolution
Black resolution (depends on paper type)
Print mode
Resolution
Draft mode
300 x 600 dpi
Normal mode
600 x 600 dpi
Best mode
600 x 600 dpi
Color resolution (depends on paper type)
Print mode
Resolution
Draft mode
300 x 600 dpi
Normal mode
Color Layering
Best mode
Color Layering
or 2400 x 1200 dpi also available
Print method
Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printing
Printer command language
HP PCL level 3 enhanced
Software compatibility
  • Microsoft(R) Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP
  • Microsoft Windows 3.x and MS-DOS(R) applications (limited compatibility)
  • Macintosh (with USB connection)
     note:
    Older Macintoshs that did not have built in USB or have a third party USB port added are not supported. This is also referred to as a "native" USB port.
System requirements
Operating system
Minimum system requirements
Windows 3.1x
(limited functionality)
Pentium(R) processor, 66 MHz or better
8 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
Windows 3.1x, enhanced mode only
CD-ROM drive
Windows 95 or 98
Pentium processor, 66 MHz or better
16 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium processor, 66 MHz or better
32 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Windows 2000
Pentium processor, 133 MHz or better
64 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Windows XP
Pentium processor, 233 MHz or better (300+ MHz recommended)
64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM recommended)
1.5 gigabyte free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Windows Me
Pentium processor, 150 MHz or better
32 MB RAM
10 to 20 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
MS-DOS
(limited functionality)
MS-DOS 3.3 or above
80486 processor or better
4 MB RAM
5 MB free hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
Macintosh
Macintosh OS 8.6 or above (networked Macintosh only)
Macintosh OS 8.6 or above: (USB-connect Macintosh only)
Recommended system requirements
  • Windows 98 or better
  • Pentium II processor, 450 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free hard disk space
I/O interface
  • Centronics parallel, IEEE 1284-compliant with 1284-B receptacle
  • Universal Serial Bus (Windows 98 and USB-connect Macintosh)
Recommended cables
The printer needs a printer cable that supports bidirectional communication (IEEE-1284-compliant), such as the cable listed below:
Cable
Part description
Part number
HP IEEE 1284-Compliant Parallel Interface Cable
With one 1284-A connector for the computer port and one 1284-B connector for the printer port.
2-meter length
3-meter length
C2950A
C2951A
HP USB-Compliant Interface Cables
2-meter length
C6518A*
* Available only through an authorized HP Dealer or Reseller.
Font information
The printer contains eight internal bitmapped fonts. The following table shows the fonts and their sizes.
Standard fonts
Proportional
Font sizes
CG Times
5,6,7,8,10,12,14
CG Times Italic
5,6,7,8,10,12,14
Univers
5,6,7,8,10,12,14
Univers Italic
5,6,10,12
Fixed pitch
Point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6,12,24
5,10,16.67,20
Courier Italic
6,12,24
5,10,20
Letter Gothic
4.75,9.5,19
16.67
Letter Gothic Italic
6,12,24
6,12,24
International fonts
Font
Country designation
Arabic
Saudi Arabia
Baltic
Latvia/Lithuania
Cyrillic
Russia
Greek
Greece
Hebrew
Israel
Thai
Thailand
Paper handling information
Paper capacity
Paper or media type
Supported paper capacity
Banners
up to 20 sheets
Cards
up to 45 sheets
Envelopes
up to 15 sheets
Labels
up to 20 sheets of labels
(use only U.S. letter or A4-size sheets)
Out tray capacity
up to 50 sheets
Sheets
up to 150 sheets
Transparencies
up to 30 sheets
 note:
All HP Inkjet media are compatible with all HP Inkjet printers.
Supported media weights
Paper or media type
Weight
Letter paper
60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pound)
Legal paper
75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 pound)
Continuous (banner) paper
60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pound)
Envelopes
75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 pound)
Cards
Up to 200 gsm (110 pound index max)
Two-sided printing module
Paper or media type
Weight
Letter Paper
60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pounds)
Legal Paper
N/A
Continuous (Banner) Paper
N/A
Envelopes
N/A
Cards
Up to 160 gsm (90 pound index max)
Supported media sizes
Paper or media type
Dimensions
Paper: (plain, Inkjet, photo, glossy)
U.S. Letter
216 millimeters (mm) x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
Legal
216 mm x 356 mm
(8.5 inches x 14 inches)
Executive
184 mm x 279 mm
(7.25 inches x 10.5 inches)
A4
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.27 inches x 11.69 inches)
A5
148 mm x 210 mm
(5.83 inches x 8.27 inches)
B5
182 mm x 257 mm
(7.16 inches x 10.12 inches)
Banner
U.S. letter
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11inches)
A4 210 mm x 297 mm
(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Envelopes
US No. 10
104.7 mm x 241.3 mm
(4.12 inches x 9.5 inches)
A2 invitation
111 mm x 146 mm
(4.37 inches x 5.75 inches)
DL
109.9 mm x 219.95 mm
(4.33 inches x 8.66 inches)
C6
114.05 mm x 162.05 mm
(4.5 inches x 6.38 inches)
Transparencies
U.S. Letter
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
A4
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Labels
U.S. letter
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
A4
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Cards
76 mm x 127 mm
(3 inches x 5 inches)
102 mm x 152 mm
(4 inches x 6 inches)
127 mm x 203 mm
(5 inches x 8 inches)
A6
105 mm x 148.5 mm
(5.25 inches x 5.85 inches)
Hagaki
100 mm x 148 mm
(4 inches x 6 inches)
Custom size
Width 77 mm x 216 mm (3 inches x 8.5 inches)
Length 77 mm x 356 mm (3 inches x to 14 inches)
Two-sided printing module
Paper or media type
Dimension
Paper: (plain, Inkjet, glossy)
U.S. Letter
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11.7 inches)
Executive
(184 mm x 279 mm
(7.25 inches x 10.5 inches)
A4
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.25 inches x 11.7 inches)
A5
148 mm x 210 mm
(5.8 inches x 8.25 inches)
B5
182 mm x 257 mm
(7.16 inches x 10.11 inches)
Cards
102 mm x 152 mm
(4 inches x 6 inches)
127 mm x 203 mm
(5 inches x 8 inches)
A6 105 mm x 148.5 mm
(4.13 inches x 5.85 inches)
Hagaki 100 mm x 148 mm
(3.94 inches x 5.83 inches)
Custom size
Sizes greater than 76.20 mm x 127 mm and less (3 inches x 5 inches) than A4/US Letter
Print cartridge information
Part name
Part description
Part number
Print cartridge
Black
HP 45 (equivalent to HP 51645 series)
Print cartridge
Tricolor
HP 78 (equivalent to C6578 series)
Memory information
Description
Specification
Built-in RAM
4 MB
Input Buffer
3 MB
Performance information
Duty cycle
Cycle type
Capacity
Normal monthly duty cycle
5,000 pages per month
Two-sided printing module duty cycle
5,000 sides per month (2,500 pages)
Physical specifications
Dimensions without two-sided printing module
Width
440 mm (17.32 inches)
Height
196 mm (7.72 inches)
Depth
370 mm (14.56 inches)
Weight
5.85 kilograms (12.9 pounds) without cartridges
Dimensions with two-sided printing module
Width
440 mm (17.32 inches)
Height
196 mm (7.72 inches)
Depth
430 mm (16.93 inches)
Weight
6.65 kilograms (14.65 pounds) without cartridges
Electrical specifications
Printers carry the Energy Star® emblem and comply with Blue Angel specifications.
Category
Specification
Power consumption
2 watts maximum when off
4 watts minimum non-printing
25 watts maximum average when printing
Input voltage
100 - 240 (VAC) (+/-10%)
Input frequency
50/60 (Hz) (+/- 3Hz)
Environmental specifications
Attributes
Specification
Operating temperature
5 to 40 degrees Celsius (C)
(41 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F))
Recommended:
15 to 35 degrees C
(59 to 95 degrees F)
20%-80% RH Non-condensing
Relative humidity
15%-80% RH Non-condensing
Storage temperatures
-40 to 70 degrees C
(-40 to 158 degrees F)
Noise specifications
Noise levels per ISO 9296
(without the two-sided printing module)
Sound level
Sound Power
5.9 B(A)
Sound Pressure
46 dB(A)
Noise levels per ISO 9296 (with two-sided printing module)
Sound level
Sound Power
6.0 B(A)
Sound Pressure
47 dB(A)
General warranty statement
HP offers the following limited warranty in most parts of the world.
HP Product
Duration of Limited Warranty
Software
One Year
Print Cartridges
End of Life/Date Stamped
Printer
One Year
However, due to local legal requirements, HP may be required to offer a two-year warranty in Europe. During the warranty period, telephone support is provided free-of-charge for hardware-related failures.
HP also offers an extended warranty called Care Pack for an additional charge. Care Pack extends the limited warranty to three years and includes a service called Express Exchange. With Express Exchange customers who experience a printer failure can call a support number and have a defective unit exchanged with a replacement unit.
Safety certifications
Category
Specification
Safety certifications
CSA
NOM (Mexico)
TUV
UL
PRC (China)
Poland
Russia
Singapore.
EMI certification
Printer with Power Module:
FCC Part 15 Class B when used with a Class B computing device (USA) CISPR 22 Class B
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC (European Community),
VCCI (Japan)
RRL (Korea)
FCC Certification
Complies with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.

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