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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 841C Printer Series

Introduction

This document provides technical information about the HP Deskjet 841C printer.

Model numbers and availability

Printer
Model number
Availability
HP Deskjet 841C
C8936A
US only

Serial number location

The serial number is located on the bottom of the printer.

Product description

The Deskjet 841C series printer makes photo-quality, color Inkjet printing fast, easy, and reliable. You will get crisp, laser-sharp, black text and brilliant, photo-quality color with HP's Color Layering Technology. The 841C gives you extraordinary results - even on the plain paper you use every day. It prints on a variety of paper types and sizes, including banners, greeting cards, envelopes and labels.
The following are the 841C series printer features:
  • Laser quality black text and vibrant color graphics
  • Brilliant photo-quality images on any paper with HP Color Layering Technology
  • HP ColorSmart - what you see on screen is what you print
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)-capability

Printer features

Print speed

note:
The print speeds may vary, depending on the document, software program, and computer settings.

HP Deskjet 841C printer

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 841C 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, NT 4.0, and 2000 Professional
  • MS-DOS (R) applications
  • Mac operating system 8.1 or above (USB-connect Macintosh only)

Minimum system requirements

Operating system
Minimum recommended system
Microsoft Windows 3.1x, 95, or 98
486 DX 66 MHz processor or greater
8 MB RAM
10-20 MB free hard disk space
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Pentium (R) 66 MHz processor or greater
16 MB RAM
40 MB free hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Pentium 133 MHz processor or greater
32 MB RAM (hard disk space not specified, suggest minimum >40)
MS-DOS
MS-DOS 3.3 or above
386 processor or greater
4 MB RAM
5 MB free hard-disk space
Macintosh OS 8.1 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

You need a printer cable that supports bidirectional communication (IEEE-1284-compliant), such as the cables listed below:
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 the HP Deskjet printers. The default font is portrait-oriented Courier 10 pitch, 12 point, upright, medium-weight. It prints if you do not select a font through your 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 you purchased your printer, additional symbol sets and fonts may have been included with your printer 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, proportionally 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 spaced

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 you can select from your printer settings.
Paper or media type
Description
Plain paper
--
Inkjet papers
HP Bright White Paper
HP Premium Inkjet Paper
HP Premium Inkjet Heavyweight Paper
Other Inkjet Paper
Photo papers
HP Photo Paper
HP Premium Photo Paper
Other Photo Paper
Transparency films
HP Premium Inkjet Transparency Film
HP Premium Inkjet Rapid-dry Transparencies
Other Transparency Films
Specialty papers
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 200 g/m squared (16 to 110 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:
US only
1 year
Printer
US only
1 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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