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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 5550 Printer Series

Model numbers

Printer
Part number
Availability
HP Deskjet 5550 printer
C6487C
Worldwide

Features

  • Stylish low profile design
  • Optional six-ink printing (with the tri-color and photo cartridge)
  • Reserve Mode print mode (printer can run with one pen out of ink)
  • Borderless printing on 4 x 6 inch media with tear-off tab
  • Auto-off feature (places the printer in a low power, energy efficient mode after the printer has been idle for 30 minutes)

Duty cycle

3000 pages per month

Print speed *

Print content
FastDraft
Everyday
Normal
Inkjet Paper/Best 1200 dpi text rendering
Black Text
Up to 17 pages per minute (ppm)
Up to 8 ppm
Up to 6 ppm
2 ppm
Mixed Text/Color Graphics
Up to 12 ppm
Up to 6 ppm
Up to 4 ppm
0.5 ppm
* Approximate figures. Exact speed will vary depending on the system configuration, software program and document complexity.

Print quality/resolution

Black TrueType(TM) text resolution (depending on paper type)

Print mode
Resolution
Plain Paper/FastDraft
300 x 300 dpi
Plain Paper/Everyday
300 x 300 dpi
Plain Paper/Normal
600 x 600 dpi
Inkjet Paper/Best/1200 dpi text rendering
1200 x 1200 dpi

Color input resolution (depending on paper type)

Print mode
Resolution
Plain Paper/FastDraft
300 x 300 dpi
Plain Paper/Everyday
300 x 300 dpi
Plain Paper/Normal
600 x 600 dpi
Inkjet Paper/Best/1200 dpi text rendering
1200 x 1200 dpi

Color printing resolution (subject to color input resolution above)

Print mode
Resolution
Plain Paper/FastDraft
600 x 300 dpi
Plain Paper/Everyday
600 x 600 dpi
Plain Paper/Normal
600 x 600 dpi
Inkjet Paper/Best/1200 dpi text rendering
1200 x 1200 dpi
HP Premium Photo papers
4800 x 1200 optimized dpi

Operating systems - minimum system requirements

OS
Processor
Required Ram
Hard disk space required
Microsoft(R) Windows 95, 98, Me
Pentium(R) 150 MHz
32 MB Ram
40 MB*
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium 133 MHz
64 MB Ram
40 MB*
Windows 2000
Pentium 133 MHz
64 MB Ram
40 MB*
Windows XP
Pentium 233 MHz
128 MB Ram
40 MB*
Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x
Power PC G3
64 MB Ram
10 MB
Mac OS X
Power PC G3
128 MB Ram
20 MB
* If you are printing photographs or are printing 4800 x 1200 dpi, you must have a large amount of hard drive space available.

Connectivity

Standard Connectivity
Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable 2.0 compatible
Centronics Parallel, IEEE 1284-Compliant with 1284-B receptacle

Printer command language

HP PCL Level 3

Network

The printer can be connected to a network in one of two ways:
  • Connected directly to a computer on a network. Use the printer software CD and follow the on-screen network setup instructions.
  • Connected to a network with an HP Jetdirect Print Server. For instructions use the printer software CD and the documentation that came with the HP Jetdirect Print Server.

Font information

US Standards Internal Bit-Mapped Fonts
Proportional
CG Times
CG Times Italic
Univers
Univers Italic
Font Sizes
5, 6, 7,8,10,12,14
5, 6, 7,8,10,12,14
5, 6, 7,8,10,12,14
5, 6, 10, 12
Fixed pitch
Courier
Courier Italic
Letter Gothic
Letter Gothic Italic
Pt. Sizes
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
6, 12, 24
4.75, 9.5, 19
Pitches
5,10,16,67,20
5, 10, 20
6, 12, 24
16.67
International Fonts
Font
Arabic
Cyrillic
Greek
Hebrew
Country Designation
Saudi Arabia
Russia
Greece
Israel

Paper handling

Media (paper) weights

Category
Specification
US Letter
16 to 24 lb. (60 to 90 g/m2)
Legal
20 to 24 lb (75 to 90 g/m2
Envelopes
20 to 24 lb. (75 to 90 g/m2)
Cards
90 lb. Index maximum (up to 160g/m2)
Banner paper
16 to 24 lb (60 to 90 g/m2

Paper handling information

In tray capacity

Paper type
Capacity
Plain paper
Up to 100 sheets
Banner
Up to 20 sheets
Envelopes
Up to 15
Greeting Cards
Up to 5
Labels
Up to 20 sheets (use only US letter-size or A4 sheets)
Photo paper
Up to 25 sheets
Index cards
Up to 40
Hagaki cards
Up to 40
Transparencies
Up to 25

Out tray capacity

FastDraft
Up to 35 sheets
Normal
Up to 50 sheets
Best
Up to 50

Custom size media

Dimension
Size
Minimum and maximum width
77 to 215 millimeter (mm) (3.0 to 8.5 inches)
Minimum and maximum length
127 to 355 mm (5. to 14.00 inches)

Supported paper and paper sizes

Paper type
Metric size
US letter
215.9 x 279.4 mm (8.5 x 11.0 inches)
US legal
216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14.0 inches)
Executive
184 x 267 mm (7.25 x 10.50 inches)
European A4
210 x 297 mm (8.27 x 11.69 inches)
European A5
148 x 210 mm (5.85 x 8.27 inches)
B5-JIS
182 x 257 mm (7.17 x 10.12 inches)
Photo
L 89 x 127 mm (Japan)
Banner
US Letter
216 x279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)

Supported envelopes and envelope sizes

Envelope type
Metric size
US No. 10
105 x 241 mm (4.12 x 9.50 inches)
Invitation A2
111 x 146 mm (4.38 x 5.75 inches)
European DL
110 x 220 mm (4.33 x 8.66 inches)
European C6
114 x 162 mm (4.48 x 6.38 inches)

Supported index cards/greeting cards

Card type
Metric size
Index
76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
Index
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
Index
127 x 203 mm (5 x 8 inches)
European A6
105 x 148.5 mm
Hagaki
100 x 148 mm
L size
89 x127

Supported labels

Label type
Metric size
US Letter
216 x 279 (8.5 x11 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm

Ink cartridge information

Cartridge
Part number
Black
HP 56 (C6656A)
Tri-Color
HP 57 (C6657A)
Optional photo cartridge
HP 58 (C6658A)

Physical specifications

Without the Automatic Two-sided Printing Module
Category
Specification
Width
449 mm
Height
144 mm
Depth
368 mm
Net Weight
5.2 kilograms (kg) (11.28 lbs.)

Electrical specifications

Category
Specification
Input voltage
100 to 240 volt ac (VAC) (+/- 10%)
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption (maximum)
2 watts maximum when off
4 watts average when idle
30 watts average when printing

Operating environment

Maximum operating conditions
Specification
Temperature
41 to 104 degrees F (5 to 40 degrees C)
Humidity
15 to 80% relative humidity non condensing
Recommended operating conditions for best print quality
Temperature
59 to 95 degrees F (15 to 35 C)
Operating humidity
20 to 80% relative humidity non condensing
Storage conditions
Temperature
-40 to 158 degrees F (-40 to 70 degrees C

Noise levels

Noise levels per ISO 9296
Best mode
Sound power level, LwAd
5.3 B
Sound pressure, LpAm
40 dB

Warranty

Region
Printer
Software
Print cartridges
North America (including Canada)
One year
90 days
End of Life/Date Stamped
Asia Pacific
One year
90 days
End of Life/Date Stamped
Europe
One year
90 days
End of Life/Date Stamped
Latin America
One year
90 days
End of Life/Date Stamped

Certifications

Category
Specification
EMI Certification Printer with Power module
FCC part 15 Class B when used with a Class B computing device (USA) CISPR 22 Class B, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC (European community), VCCI (Japan), RRL (Korea)
Other Certifications
Energy Star, Blue Angel

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