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HP Photosmart A636 and A637 Photo Printers - Product Specifications

Figure : HP Photosmart A630 Series photo printer

Product specifications

The specifications for the product are as follows.

HP printer models

Part Number
HP Photosmart A636 compact photo printer
HP Photosmart A637 compact photo printer

System requirements

Operating system
Microsoft® Windows XP Home, XP Professional, x64 Edition, or Vista
Mac ®OS X 10.4.x or higher
Windows XP Home & XP Professional: Any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron®, or compatible processor, 233 MHz (Pentium III, 300 MHz or higher recommended)
x64 Edition: Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support
Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit processor (1 GHz or higher recommended)
G3 or greater
Windows XP Home & XP Professional: 128 MB (256 MB or higher recommended)
x64 Edition: 256 MB (512 MB or higher recommended)
Vista: 512 MB (1 GB or higher recommended)
128 MB
Free disk space
400 MB
150 MB
Video display
SVGA 800 x 600, 16-bit color (32–bit color recommended)
800 x 600 pixels, 16-bit or higher
CD-ROM drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
Not applicable
Bluetooth: Optional adapter for printing from imaging phones (Q6398A)
USB: 2 USB ports, front and rear (USB 2.0 full speed)
Bluetooth: Optional adapter for printing from imaging phones (Q6398A)
USB: 2 USB ports, front and rear (USB 2.0 full speed)
Memory cards
SD/MMC and XD, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash
SD/MMC and XD, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash

Physical dimensions

248.92 mm (9.8 inches)
121.92 mm (4.8 inches)
114.3 mm (4.5 inches)
3.3 lbs

Ink cartridges

Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Paper-handling specifications

Paper tray capacities

The product has one photo tray. The capacity of the photo tray is as follows.
  • 20 sheets of photo paper, maximum thickness 292 µ (11.5 mil) per sheet
  • 10 sheets of 100 x 300 mm (4 x 12 inch) photo paper for panoramic printing

Paper types and sizes

Paper type
Paper size
Photo paper
100 x 150 mm (4 x 6 inches)
130 x 180 mm (5 x 7 inches)
101 x 203 mm (4 x 8 inches) (supported only when printing from a computer)
Photo paper with tab
100 x 150 mm (4 x 6 inches) with 12.5 mm (0.5 inch) tab
Index cards
100 x 150 mm (4 x 6 inches)
A6 cards
105 x 148 mm (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
L-size cards
90 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches)
L-size cards with tab
90 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches) with 12.5 mm (0.5 inch) tab
Panorama photo paper
100 x 300 mm (4 x 12 inches) (supported only when printing from a computer)

Printing specifications

  • Normal Mode Speed: Up to 60 seconds after first page
  • Best Mode Speed: Up to approximately 100 seconds after first page

Power specifications

  • Printing: 11.5 W
  • Sleep: 3.8 W
  • Standby/off: 0.43 W

Environmental specifications

Recommended operating conditions

Recommended operating temperature range: 15º to 32º C (59º to 90º F)

Maximum operating conditions

Allowable operating temperature range: 5º to 40º C (41º to 104º F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% RH non-condensing

Storage conditions

Non-operating (Storage) temperature range: –20º to 60º C (–4º to 140º F)
In the presence of high electromagnetic fields, it is possible that the output from the HP product might be slightly distorted.
HP recommends using a USB cable less than or equal to 3 m (10 feet) in length to minimize injected noise due to potential high electromagnetic fields.

Energy Star

Energy usage drops significantly while in ENERGY STAR mode, which saves natural resources, and saves money without affecting the high performance of this product. This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR, which is a voluntary program established to encourage the development of energy-efficient office products.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark of the U.S. EPA. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov.

Material safety data sheets

Click here to get the Material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Ozone production

This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).

Paper and plastic use

This product is suited for the use of recycled paper according to DIN 19309. Plastic parts over 25 grams are marked according to international standards that enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the product's life.

Recycling program

HP offers an increasing number of product return and recycling programs in many countries/regions and partners with some of the largest electronic recycling centers throughout the world. HP conserves resources by reselling some of its most popular products. More information on www.hp.com/go/recycle is available from the HP Web site.

Regulatory specifications

Regulatory model identification number

For regulatory identification purposes, the product is assigned a Regulatory Model Number. The Regulatory Model Number for the product is SDGOA-0811. This regulatory number should not be confused with the marketing name (HP Photosmart A630 series, etc.) or product numbers (Q8637A, Q8638A, etc.).

FCC statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, according to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it might cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference does not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try correcting the interference by one or more of the following measures:
  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
  • Connect equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is located.
  • Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician.
Any changes or modifications to the product that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.






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