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Printer Specifications for HP Photosmart 1215 and 1218 Printer Series

Introduction
This document provides technical information about the HP Photosmart 1215, 1215vm, 1218, and 1218xi photo printers.
Model numbers
Printer
Model number
HP Photosmart 1215
C8401A
HP Photosmart 1215vm
C8465A
HP Photosmart 1218
C8402A
HP Photosmart 1218xi
C8458A
Serial number location
The serial number is located on the bottom of the printer.
Product description
The versatile new HP Photosmart 1215 and 1218 series photo printers offer the ability to print directly from a digital camera, PC or Macintosh computers, palmtops, and other mobile devices. Any print method offers fast printing speeds and timesaving features such as memory card slots, infrared printing, and media sensing for productive and brilliant photo-quality results. The HP Photosmart 1218 printer includes automatic two-sided printing and optional networking features.
Printer features
The HP Photosmart printer offers these features:
  • Outstanding photo realistic images with HP’s enhanced Color Layering Technology and resolution up to 2400 dpi
  • Print speeds up to 15 pages per minute (black) and 12 pages per minute in color
  • Quickly prints photos using memory card slots - No PC required
  • Quickly saves digital camera images directly to PC through convenient front user panel
  • Wireless printing through infrared technology - Prints directly from digital cameras and other IR supported devices
  • Automatic paper-type and size sensors - Get optimal printing results automatically
  • Intuitive front panel display makes printing and saving images effortless
  • Saves paper with the HP Photosmart 1218 Automatic Two-sided Printing Module - plain paper greeting cards.
Software compatibility
The printer software supports the following operating systems:
PC
Microsoft® Windows 95, 98, 2000 Professional, Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0 or Windows XP.
Mac
Mac OS 8.6 or above on G3/G4-based systems with built-in USB-connect Macintosh
System requirements
PC
Mac
CD-ROM drive
CD-ROM drive
Windows 95, 98, 2000 Professional, Millennium Edition, NT 4.0, and XP
Mac OS 8.6 or above on G3/G4-based systems with built-in USB-connect Macintosh
Pentium(R) 233 MHz, 64 - 128 MB RAM
64 MB RAM
I/O interface
  • IEEE 1284-Centronics parallel compatible
  • Universal Serial Bus (Windows 98, 2000 Professional, and Mac OS 8.6 or above on G3/G4-based systems with built-in USB)
Digital camera connectivity
  • CompactFlash (Type I/II but not CFx) Memory Card
  • SmartMedia Memory Card
  • Infrared (Jetsend, OBEX, IrLPT)
Recommended cables
Cable
Part number
HP IEEE-1284 A-B parallel 2m cable
C2950A
HP IEEE-1284 A-B parallel 3m cable
C2951A
HP USB A-B 2m cable
C6518A
Font information
  • 8 built-in fonts, four each in portrait and landscape orientations:
  • CG Times(TM)
  • CG Times Italic
  • Univers
  • Univers Italic
  • Courier
  • Courier Italic
  • Letter Gothic
  • Letter Gothic Italic
Tray capacities
Main input tray
Paper or media type
Supported paper capacity
Plain paper
Up to 100 sheets
Banners
Up to 20 sheets
Envelopes
Up to 15
Index cards
Up to 30
Transparencies
Up to 30
Labels
Up to 20 sheets (use only U.S. letter sheets)
Output tray
  • Normal/Best modes - up to 50 sheets
  • Draft mode - up to 35 sheets
Photo tray
HP Premium Photo Paper - up to 20 sheets
Paper handling information
Supported media weights
Paper or media type
Weight
Plain paper
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 pounds)
Banner paper
60 to 90 g/m2(16 to 24 pounds)
Envelopes
75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 pounds)
Index cards
200 g/m2 (110 pounds) index maximum
Supported paper
  • Plain paper
  • HP Business Communications Paper and Film
    • HP Bright White Inkjet Paper
    • HP Premium Inkjet Paper
    • HP Premium Inkjet Glossy Paper
    • HP Professional Brochure and Flyer Paper, Matte
    • HP Professional Brochure and Flyer Paper, Two-sided Gloss
  • HP Photo Paper
    • HP Photo-Quality Inkjet Paper, Two-sided, Semi-Gloss
    • HP Photo-Quality Inkjet Paper, Two-sided, Matte
    • HP Two-sided Photo Paper, Glossy/Matte
    • HP Premium Photo Paper, Glossy
    • HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, Glossy
    • HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, Matte
  • HP Creative Project Paper
    • HP Greeting Card Paper, Quarter-fold
    • HP Glossy Greeting Card Paper, Half-fold
    • HP Textured Greeting Cards, Ivory, Half-fold
    • HP Banner Paper
    • HP Restickables
    • HP Iron-on T-shirt Transfers
        note:
      For specific supported media (paper) sizes, see the document title HP Photosmart P1000, P1100, 1000, and 1200 series printers – Paper Handling and Media Specifications.
Memory information
16 MB built-in RAM
Performance information
Print speed
  note:
Print speeds will vary depending on the system configuration, software program, and document capacity. The following figures are approximate.
HP Photosmart 1215
Document type
Draft
Normal
Best
Black text
15 pages per minute (ppm)
5.7 ppm
1.3 ppm
Mixed text/color graphics
12 ppm
4.7 ppm
1.2 ppm
HP Photosmart 1218
Document type
Draft
Normal
Best
Black text
17 pages per minute (ppm)
6.5 ppm
1.3 ppm
Mixed text/color graphics
13 ppm
5 ppm
1.2 ppm
Print quality
  • Black print resolution: up to 600 dpi with black pigmented ink
  • Color print technology: HP's enhanced Color Layering Technology from Photo REt III
  • 2400 x 1200-dpi mode using photo paper
Print method
Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printing
Printer command language
HP PCL Level 3 enhanced
Duty cycle
5,000 pages per month
Physical specifications
  note:
The Automatic Two-sided Printing Module is an optional item for the HP Photosmart 1215. It is included with the HP Photosmart 1218.
With Automatic Two-sided Printing Module
  • 440 x 204 x 435 mm (17.32 x 8.03 x 17.12 inches)
  • 1 kg (15.59 pounds) without print cartridges
Without Automatic Two-sided Printing Module
  • 440 x 204 x 375 mm (17.32 x 8.03 x 14.76 inches)
  • 5 kg (14.22 pounds) without print cartridges
Electrical specifications
Power requirements
Power modules: input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption
Power mode
Power consumption
Off
2 watts maximum
Non-printing
6 watts minimum
Printing
40 watts average
Environmental specifications
Operating environment
Condition
Specification
Operating temperature
5 to 40 degrees Celsius (41 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) 15 to 35 degrees C (59 to 95 degrees F) recommended for best print quality
Relative humidity
15 to 80% RH non-condensing 20 to 80% recommended for best print quality
Storage temperature
-40 to 70 degrees C (-40 to 158 degrees F)
Noise levels (per ISO 9296)
Operating condition
Sound power
Sound pressure
With Automatic Two-sided Printing Module*
LwAd: 6.0 B(A)
LpAm: 47 dB(A)
Without Automatic Two-sided Printing Module*
LwAd: 6.1 B(A)
LpAm: 48 dB(A)
* The Automatic Two-sided Printing Module is an optional accessory for the HP Photosmart 1215 printer.
Warranty information
One-year limited warranty backed by HP Customer Care service and support.
Print cartridge information
Part description
Part number
Black Print cartridge
HP No. 45 (equivalent to HP 51645 series)
Tri-color Print cartridge
HP No. 78 (equivalent to C6578 series)

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