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Printer Specifications for HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi Printers

Model numbers

Description
Model number
Introduction list price
HP DeskJet 855Cse Printer
C4575A
US$599
HP DeskJet 855Cxi Printer
C4576A
US$596
note:
The HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printers introduced May 1996.

HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printer number and language of kits

Region or Country
HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi Printer Option Number
Language of Documentation and Printer Software
U.S.
C4551A ABA
English

Serial number location

Located on the back of the printer.

Printer description

The HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printers are fast black and color personal printers for professionals. They provide laser-like black print quality and outstanding color graphics on both plain paper and transparencies. The HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printers also provide a dual I/O capability that allows printing in either an MS-DOS (R) / MS Windows or Macintosh environment.
The software provided with the HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printer includes the HP ColorSmart printer driver, scaleable TrueType fonts, and an HP DeskJet 850 Toolbox. The Toolbox is a new feature that provides all the needed information in one location. Through the toolbox there is access to online help, printer status and maintenance functions.

Printer features

Print method: plain paper drop-on-demand thermal inkjet printing.
Printer command language: HP PCL.
Fast and efficient:
  • Designed exclusively for working with Windows.
  • Prints up to seven pages-per-minute black text and up to three pages-per-minute color.
  • Features an energy-efficient "sleep mode."
  • Uses plain paper, coated paper, glossy paper, labels, or transparencies.
  • Features a single-envelope slot for printing one envelope at a time.
  • Supports multiple paper sizes.
  • Works with hundreds of the most popular software applications.
harp black and brilliant color images:
  • Produces clear, crisp black text.
  • Produces sharp, brilliant color images.
  • Assures rich, vibrant colors using HP's exclusive Color Resolution Enhancement technology (C-REt).
  • Analyzes each page individually and automatically optimizes print settings using HP's ColorSmart feature.

System requirements

MS-DOS/MS Windows 3.1X

  • 80386 processor (minimum)
  • MS Windows v 3.1 or later
  • MS-DOS, version 3.3 or later
  • 4 MB RAM
  • 5 MB free hard disk space (7.5 MB is used by the driver and 10 MB must be free to print)
  • VGA monitor (minimum)

MS Windows 95

  • 80386 processor (minimum)
  • MS Windows 95
  • 8 MB RAM (minimum)
  • 5 MB free hard disk space (7.5 MB is used by the driver and 10 MB must be free to print.)
  • VGA monitor (minimum)

MS Windows NT 4.0

  • 80486 DX 33 MHz processor (minimum)
  • MS Windows NT 4.0
  • 16 MB RAM (minimum - server) , 12 MB RAM (minimum - workstation)
  • 5 MB free hard disk space (7.5 MB is used by the driver and 10 MB must be free to print.)
  • VGA monitor (minimum)

Macintosh

  • 68030 Processor at 33 MHz or higher
  • System 7.1 or later
  • 4 MB RAM
  • 8 MB RAM on PowerPC
  • 5 MB free hard disk space (1.5 MB - printer driver, 6.0 MB -fonts)

Interface specifications

MS Windows I/O interface:
  • Centronics parallel, IEEE 1284 compliant.
Macintosh I/O interface:
  • RS-422 serial 57.6 Kb/s
  • AppleTalk 230.4 Kb/s
  • High-speed externally clocked serial

Recommended interface cables

MS-DOS/MS Windows

Host interface
HP Part no.
Length
Connectors
IEEE 1284 Compatible
C2950A
2 meters
DB-25 Male-to-36-pin Centronics Male
IEEE 1284 Compatible
C2951A
3 meters
DB-25 Male-to-36-pin Centronics Male

Macintosh

Interface mode
HP Part no.
Macintosh part no.
RS-422/High-Speed Clock Serial
2215S
M0197
AppleTalk Network
92215N
M2068

Font information

Scaleable TrueType fonts

For Windows

Arial (R) Black
Graphite Light Narrow
PL Beguiat Frisky
Lucida (R) Casual
ill Sans Shadow
Lucida Casual Italic
CG Goudy Old Style
Milestone (R)
CG Goudy Old Style Bold
Phyllis
CG Goudy Old Style Italic
CG Poster Bodoni
Graphite Light
Signet Roundhand

For Macintosh

ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book
Helvetica Narrow Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi
Cooper Black
ITC Bookman Light
Dom Casual
ITC Bookman Light Italic
PL Torino Outline
ITC Bookman Demi
CG Poster Bodoni
ITC Bookman Demi Italic
Graphite Light
New Century Schoolbook
Graphite Light Narrow
New Century Schoolbook Italic
Lucida Casual
New Century Schoolbook Bold
Lucida Casual Italic
New Century Schoolbook Bold Italic
PL Beguiat Frisky
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
Phyllis
ITC Zapf Dingbats
Signet Roundhand
Bernhard Modern
Milestone
Helvetica (R) Narrow

Internal fonts

All the fonts included with the HP DeskJet 855Cse/855Cxi printer are scaleable fonts. These fonts are available in portrait and landscape orientation. There are no bitmapped fonts installed in the printer.
Internal fonts (scaleable)
Technology
Treatment
Courier
Intellifont
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Letter Gothic
Intellifont
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
CG Times
Convergent*
Roman, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Univers
Intellifont
Text, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Times New Roman (R)
Convergent*
Text, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Arial
Intellifont
Text, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Symbol
TrueType
Symbol
Wingdings
TrueType
Symbol
note:
The convergent font is a hybrid font of the Intellifont that conserves ROM space.

Character sets

PC-8
PC-852 Latin 2
PC-8 Danish/Norwegian
Windows Latin 1
United Kingdom (04)
Windows Latin 5
Italian (15)
Danish/Norwegian (60)
PC-850 Multilingual
ANSI/ASCII (06)
Legal
German (21)
Windows Latin 2
Swedish (11)
HP Roman-8
ECMA-94 Latin 1 (8859/1)
PC-8 Turkish
ECMA-94 Latin 2 (8859/2)
French (69)
ECMA-128 Latin 5 (8859/5)
Spanish (17)

Media specifications

Category
Specification
Paper weight
16 to 36 lb. (60 to 135 g/m2)
Envelope weight
20 to 24 lb. (75 to 90 g/m2)
Card stock weight
110 lb. index maximum, 8.5 pt. maximum thickness (110 to 200 g/m2)
In tray capacity
150 sheets of 20-lb paper
Envelope feeder capacity
Up to 15 envelopes
Out tray paper capacity
Up to 50 sheets of 20-lb. paper
OUT tray envelope capacity
Up to 20 envelopes
Single sheet capacity
1 sheet at a time
Card stock capacity
Up to 30 cards
Label capacity
Up to 25 sheets

Media handling information

Supported media/sizes

Media
English size
Metric size
U.S. Letter
8.5 x 11 inches
216 x 279 mm
U.S. Legal
8.5 x 14 inches
216 x 356 mm
U.S. Executive
7.25 x 10.5 inches
184 x 267 mm
ISO and JIS A4
A4 8.27 x 11.7 inches
210 x 297 mm
ISO and JIS A5
5.8 x 8.3 inches
148.5 x 210 mm
JIS B5
7.2 x 10.1 inches
182 x 257 mm
U.S. Number 10 Envelope
4.13 x 9.5 inches
104.8 x 241.3 mm
International DL Envelope
4.33 x 8.66 inches
110 x 220 mm
International C6 Envelope
4.49 x 6.38 inches
114 x 162 mm
U.S. Size Card Stock
4 x 6 inches
101.6 x 152.4 mm
U.S. Size Card Stock
5 x 8 inches
127 x 203.2 mm
ISO and JIS A6 Postcard
4.13 x 5.84 inches
105 x 148.5 mm
Japanese Hagaki Postcard
3.94 x 5.83 inches
100 x 148 mm
Custom Minimum Size
3.94 to 5.83 inches
100 to 148 mm

Ink information

Cartridge
Part number
Black Print Cartridge
51645A
Color Print Cartridge
51641A

Memory information

  • 2 MB of built-in ROM
  • 1 MB of built-in RAM
  • 32 KB receive buffer

Performance

Kinds of print modes

note:
DPI is measured in addressable raster points per inch.
Mode
Black printing
Color printing (mixed text and graphics
Color printing (full-page graphics)
Best
600 dpi
5 ppm
300 C-REt
1 ppm
300 C-REt
0.3 ppm
Normal
600 dpi
6 ppm
300 C-REt
2 ppm
300 C-REt
0.6 ppm
EconoFast
300 dpi
6 ppm
300 dpi
3 ppm
300 dpi
1 ppm

Reliability

Category
Specification
Printer usage rate
1,000 total black pages per month maximum
160 total color pages per month maximum
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
20,000 hours
(2,000 hours power-on and 12,000 printed pages per year)
Mechanism life
60,000 pages

Physical specifications

Width
17.5 inches (444 mm)
Depth
15.6 inches (396 mm)
Height
8.9 inches (226 mm)
Net weight
14.3 lb. (6.5 kg)

Electrical specifications

Input voltage
100 VAC to 240 VAC plus/minus 10 percent
Frequency
50/60 Hz plus/minus 3 Hz
Power consumption
0.25 W (off)
5.25 W (idle)
48 W maximum (printing)

Environmental specifications

Temperature (operating)
5 to 40 degrees C
(41 to 104 degrees F)
Temperature (optimum)
15 to 35 degrees C
(59 to 95 degrees F)
Temperature (storage)
-40 to 60 degrees C
(-40 to 140 degrees F)
Humidity (operating, non-condensing)
15 percent to 80 percent relative humidity, maximum wet bulb 35 degrees C
(95 degrees F)
Humidity (storage, non-condensing)
15 percent to 80 percent relative humidity, maximum wet bulb 60 degrees C
(140 degrees F)
Noise levels per ISO 9296 (bystander position)
Sound power
Best mode: 6.4 B(A)
EconoFast mode: 6.4 B(A)
Sound pressure
Best mode: 51 dB(A)
EconoFast mode: 52 dB(A)
Altitude
Operating
Non-operating
10,000 ft (3,048 m) maximum
15,000 ft (4,572 m) maximum
Mechanical vibration
Frequency range
Operating (random)
Non-operating (random)
Swept sine
5 to 500 Hz
Approximately 0.21 G rms
Approximately 2.09 G rms
0.5 G (0 to peak)
Thermal output
164 BTU/hour (maximum)

Warranty

One-year limited warranty

Safety certifications

Category
Specification
Safety certifications
UL, CSA, ETL, KEMA, TUV, SEMKO, NEMKO, FIMKO, DEMKO, NOM
EMI certifications
USA: FCC Part 15, Class B, when used with a Class B computing device
European Community: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Japan: VCCI
South Africa: SABS

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