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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 840C Series Printers

Introduction
This document provides technical information about the HP Deskjet 840C, 842C, and 843C printers.
Model numbers and availability
Printer
Model number
Availability
HP Deskjet 840C
C6414A
Worldwide
HP Deskjet 842C
C6414B
North America
HP Deskjet 843C
C6414C
Europe
Serial number location
The serial number is located on the bottom of the printer.
Product description
HP Deskjet 840C series printers make photo-quality color Inkjet printing fast, easy, and reliable. They provide crisp, laser-sharp, black text and brilliant photo-quality color with HP Color Layering Technology. HP Deskjet 840C series printers provide extraordinary results even on everyday plain paper. It prints on a variety of paper types and sizes, including banners, greeting cards, envelopes, and labels.
The HP Deskjet 840C series printer features are as follows:
  • Laser quality black text and vibrant color graphics.
  • Brilliant photo-quality images on any paper with HP Color Layering Technology.
  • HP Colorsmart - what shows on the screen is what prints.
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)-capability.
Printer features
Print speed
 note:
The print speeds may vary, depending on the document, the software program, and the computer settings.
HP Deskjet 840C, 842C, and 843C printers
Document type
Draft mode
Normal mode
Best mode
Black text
8 ppm
4.6 ppm
4 ppm
Mixed text/color graphics
5 ppm
3.1 ppm
0.8 ppm
4 x 6-inch color photo
Not applicable
0.5 ppm
0.25 ppm
Full-page color
1.4 ppm
0.5 ppm
0.2 ppm
Resolution
The resolution, or clarity, of a document is measured by dots-per-inch (dpi). The dpi is the number of dots of ink per inch that the printer places on a page to produce an image. The following describes the HP Deskjet 840C series printer's print quality:
Printing mode
Resolution
Draft
300 x 300 dpi
Normal
600 x 300 dpi
Best
600 x 600 dpi
Print method
Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printing
Printer command language
HP PCL Level 3
Software compatibility
  • Microsoft(R) Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000 Professional
  • MS-DOS(R) applications
  • Macintosh operating system 8.6 or above (USB-connect Macintosh only)
Minimum system requirements
Operating system
Minimum recommended system
Microsoft Windows 3.1x
Pentium(R) 66 MHz processor
8 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
Microsoft Windows 95 or 98
Pentium 66 MHz processor
16 MB RAM
40 MB free hard disk space
Microsoft Windows Me
Pentium 150 MHz processor or greater
32 MB RAM
40 MB free hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Pentium 66 MHz processor or greater
32 MB RAM
40 MB free hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Pentium 133 MHz processor or greater
64 MB RAM
40 MB free hard-disk space
MS-DOS
MS-DOS 3.3 or above
486 processor or greater
4 MB RAM
5 MB free hard-disk space
Macintosh OS 8.6 or above
USB-Connect Macintosh only Shared network printing not supported
Networks
Shared network printing not supported
Interface and connectivity
  • IEEE 1284 - Centronics parallel compatible
  • Universal Serial Bus (Windows 98 and USB-connect Macintosh)
Recommended cables
A printer cable that supports bidirectional communication (IEEE-1284-compliant), such as the cables listed below, is required:
Cable
Part number
HP IEEE-1284-compliant parallel interface cable
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 following bitmapped internal fonts are supplied for HP Deskjet printers. The default font is portrait-oriented Courier 10 pitch, 12 point, upright, medium-weight. It prints if a font is not selected through a DOS software program.
The following table shows the fonts and their sizes.
Proportionally spaced fonts
Point 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 fonts
Point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Courier Italic
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 20
Letter Gothic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Letter Gothic
4.75, 9.5, 19
16.67
Letter Gothic Italic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
 note:
Depending on where the printer is purchased, additional symbol sets and fonts may be included on separate DOS character set installation disks.
Click the appropriate language option in the following list to go to that section in this document:
Hebrew
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
Latin/Hebrew
ISO-8859/8
PC Hebrew
CP-862
Fonts, proportional spaced
Font name
Proportionally spaced point sizes
David PS
5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
NarkisTam
5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
Miriam PS
5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
Miriam PS Italic
5, 6, 10, 12
Fonts, fixed space
Font name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6, 12, and 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Courier Italic
6, 12, and 24
5, 10, 20
Miriam
6, 12, and 24
6, 12, 24
Miriam Italic
6, 12, and 24
6, 12, 24
David
6, 12, and 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Arabic
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
HP Arabic-8
--
PC Arabic
CP-864
Fonts, proportionally spaced
Font name
Proportionally spaced point sizes
Ryadh
5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
Fonts, fixed spaced
Font Name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Naskh
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 20
Naskh
7, 14, 28
8.5, 17
Koufi
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Cyrillic
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
PC-Cyrillic
CP-866
Latin Cyrillic
ISO-8859/5
Fonts, proportionally spaced
Font name
Proportionally spaced point 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
Fonts, fixed spaced
Font name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Courier Italic
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 20
Letter Gothic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Letter Gothic Italic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Greek
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
PC-8 Greek
CP-866
Latin/Greek
ISO-8859/7
Fonts, proportionally spaced
Font name
Proportionally spaced point 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
Fonts, fixed spaced
Font name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Courier Italic
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 20
Letter Gothic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Letter Gothic Italic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Baltic
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
PC Latvian/Russian
--
PC Lithuanian/Russian
--
PC Lithuanian
CP-772
Fonts, proportionally spaced
Font name
Proportionally spaced point 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
Fonts, fixed spaced
Font name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Courier
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 16.67, 20
Courier Italic
6, 12, 24
5, 10, 20
Letter Gothic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Letter Gothic Italic
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
Thai
Symbol sets
Symbol name
Number
TIS
TAPIC23
Fonts, fixed spaced
Font name
Fixed spaced point sizes
Pitches
Thai Courier, Courier Bold, Courier Italic, and Bold Italic
12
10
Thai Courier, Courier Bold, and Courier Italic
10
12
Thai Courier, Courier Bold, and Courier Italic
24
6
Thai Line printer
8.5
16
Paper and other media specifications
Custom size
Dimension
Metric size
English size
Minimum and maximum width
127 to 215 mm
5 to 8.5 inches
Minimum and maximum length
148 to 356 mm
5.83 to 14 inches
Supported paper and paper sizes
Paper type
Metric size
English size
U.S. Letter
215.9 x 279.4 mm
8.5 x 11.0 inches
Banner U.S. Letter
215.9 x 279.4 mm
8.5 x 11.0 inches
U.S. Legal
215.9 x 279.4 mm
8.5 x 14.0 inches
Executive
184.1 x 266.7 mm
7.25 x 10.50 inches
European A4
210 x 297 mm
8.2 x 11.6 inches
European A5
148 x 210 mm
5.8 x 8.2 inches
Banner European A4
210 x 297 mm
8.2 x 11.6 inches
B5-JIS
182 x 257 mm
7.1 x 10 inches
Supported envelopes and envelope sizes
Envelope type
Metric size
English size
U.S. No. 10 envelope
104.8 x 241.3 mm
4.13 x 9.50 inches
Invitation A2 envelope
111 x 146 mm
4.37 x 5.75 inches
European DL envelope
220 x 110 mm
8.6 x 4.3 inches
European C6 envelope
114 x 162 mm
4.4 x 6.3 inches
Supported cards and card sizes
Card type
Metric size
English size
Index card
76 x 127 mm
3 x 5 inches
Index card
102 x 152 mm
4 x 6 inches
Index card
127 x 203 mm
5 x 8 inches
European A6 card
105 x 148 mm
4.1 x 5.8 inches
Japanese Hagaki Postcard
100 x 148 mm
3.9 x 5.8 inches
Supported paper and other media
The following list shows the paper and other types of media that are available from printer settings.
Paper or media type
Description
Plain paper
--
Inkjet paper
HP Bright White paper
HP Premium Inkjet paper
HP Premium Inkjet Heavyweight paper
Other Inkjet paper
Photo paper
HP Photo paper
HP Premium Photo paper
Other photo paper
Transparency film
HP Premium Inkjet transparency film
HP Premium Inkjet rapid-dry transparencies
other transparency films
Specialty paper
HP Banner paper
HP Greeting Card paper
HP Glossy Greeting Card paper
HP Felt-textured Greeting Card paper
HP Professional Brochure and Flyer paper
HP Iron-On T-shirt transfers
HP Restickables
other specialty papers
Paper handling information
Paper type
Quantity
Sheets
Up to 100 sheets
Banners
Up to 20 sheets
Envelopes
Up to 15 envelopes
Cards
Up to 30 cards
Transparencies
Up to 25 sheets
Labels and stickers
Up to 20 sheets specifically designed for use with HP Inkjet printers. Use only U.S. letter-sized or A4-sized sheets.
Out tray capacity
Up to 50 sheets
Supported paper and media weights
Paper or media type
Weight
Paper
60 to 90 g/m squared (16 to 24 pounds)
Envelopes
75 to 90 g/m squared (20 to 24 pounds)
Index cards
110 to 200 g/m squared, 0.3 mm maximum thickness (110 pounds maximum, 0.012-inch maximum thickness)
Banners
75 g/m squared (20 pounds)
Ink cartridge information
Cartridge
Part number
HP black print cartridge
HP C6615 series
HP color print cartridge
HP C6625 series
Memory information
Description
Specification
Built-In RAM
2 MB
Receiver buffer
48 KB
Performance information
Print quality
Description
Specification
Black print quality
Up to 600 dpi with black pigmented ink
Color print quality
HP Color Layering Technology
Duty cycle
1,000 pages per month
Physical specifications
Category
Specification
Width
446 mm (17.5 inches)
Depth
355 mm (13.8 inches)
Height
185 mm (7.2 inches)
Net weight
5.5 kg (12 lbs) (excluding power supply and pens)
Electrical specifications
 note:
The HP Deskjet automatically accommodates the worldwide range of AC line voltages and frequencies. There is no on/off switch on the power adapter.
Category
Specification
Input voltage
100 to 240 volt ac (VAC) (+/- 10%)
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hertz (Hz) (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption (maximum)
5 watts maximum when off 5 watts minimum non-printing 20 to 30 watts maximum average printing
Environmental specifications
Attributes
Specification
Operating temperature
5 degrees Celsius (C) to 40 degrees C (41 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to 104 degrees F)
Recommended operating temperature
15 degrees C to 35 degrees C (59 degrees F to 95 degrees F) 20% to 80% RH noncondensing
Storage temperature
-40 degrees C to 60 degrees C (-40 degrees F to 140 degrees F)
Humidity
15 to 80% RH non-condensing
Noise levels per ISO 9296
Normal mode
Sound power
5.5 B in Normal mode
Sound pressure
42 dB in Normal mode
General warranty statement
HP product
Warranty duration
Ink cartridges
End of Life/Date
Stamped
  • Software: North America/Canada only Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America
90 days
One year
  • Printer North America/Canada only Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America
90 days
One year
Safety certifications
Category
Specification
Safety Certifications (All certifications may not be listed).
NOM (Mexico)
SACI (China)
EMSD (Hong Kong)
ZIK (Croatia)
MEE (Hungary),
PCBC (Poland)
GOST(Russia)
EVPU (Slovakia)
SIQ (Slovenia)
Safety (Ukraine)
SABS (South Africa)
EMC Certifications
C-tick (Australia)
EMC (Canada)
VCCI (Japan)
RRL (Korea)
MOC (New Zealand)
FCC (USA)
CE (European Union)
ZIK (Croatia)
HIF (Hungary)
PCBC (Poland)
GOST (Russia)
EVPU (Slovakia)
SIQ (Slovenia)
EMC (Ukraine, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia)
SABS (South Africa)

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