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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 6980 Printer Series

Model numbers
Printer model number
Product number
Availability
HP Deskjet 6980
C8969A
North America, Latin America
C8969B
Western Europe
HP Deskjet 6980dt
C8972A
North America
HP Deskjet 6983
C8969C
Middle East, Africa
Features
  • Borderless printing on all supported paper sizes
  • 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Built-in wireless (802.11g) connectivity
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Bluetooth printing
  • 150-sheet fixed input tray and small media feeder
  • Optimized for plain paper, photo paper, labels, and envelopes
  • PictBridge
  • Ink level indicator
  • High-speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) in the back of the printer
  • Full-speed USB in the PictBridge port
  • 5000 pages-per-month duty cycle
  • Longhorn support
  • Print Cancel button
  • Network configuration page button
  • Automatic paper-type sensor
  • Optional six-ink printing (four-ink printing standard)
  • Optional duplexer
  • Optional second bin
Print speed
The print speeds listed in the tables below are approximate (and maximum) speeds. Actual print speeds will vary depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
Plain paper
Mode
Black or color
Speed (ppm) on plain paper
Fast draft
Black
up to 36
Mixed text with color graphics
up to 27
Fast normal
Black
up to 11
Mixed text with color graphics
up to 8
Normal
Black
up to 9.6
Mixed text with color graphics
up to 5.8
Best
Black
up to 2.1
Mixed text with color graphics
up to 2.1
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches) photo paper with white borders
Mode
Speed (seconds) to print one photo
Fast draft
as fast as 26
Fast normal
as fast as 39
Normal
as fast as 49
Best/PhotoREt
as fast as 67
Best/4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
as fast as 105
Borderless 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches) photo paper
Mode
Speed (seconds) to print one photo
Fast draft
as fast as 30
Fast normal
as fast as 42
Normal
as fast as 53
Best/PhotoREt
as fast as 75
Best/4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
as fast as 125
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches) plain paper
Mode
Speed (seconds) to print one photo
Fast draft
as fast as 7.8
Fast normal
as fast as 22
Normal
as fast as 31
Best/PhotoREt
as fast as 110
Best/4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
as fast as 245
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches) photo paper
Mode
Speed (seconds) to print one photo
Fast draft
as fast as 67
Fast normal
as fast as 76
Normal
as fast as 109
Best/PhotoREt
as fast as 170
Best/4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
as fast as 285
Print quality and resolution
Resolution in the tables below is shown in dots per inch (dpi).
Black True Type text resolution
Print mode
Paper type
Resolution
Fast Draft
Plain
300 x 300 dpi
Fast Normal
Plain
600 x 600 dpi
Normal
Plain
600 x 600 dpi
Best/PhotoREt
Plain
600 x 600 dpi
Maximum dpi
Plain
1200 x 1200 dpi
Color input resolution
Print mode
Paper type
Resolution
Fast Draft
Plain or photo
300 x 300 dpi
Fast Normal
Plain or photo
600 x 600 dpi
Normal
Plain or photo
600 x 600 dpi
Best/PhotoREt
Plain or photo
600 x 600 dpi
Maximum dpi
Plain or photo
1200 x 1200 dpi
Color printing resolution
Print mode
Paper type
Resolution
Fast Draft
Plain or photo
Automatic
Fast Normal
Plain or photo
Automatic
Normal
Plain or photo
Automatic
Best/PhotoREt
Plain or photo
PhotoREt
Maximum dpi
Plain or photo
4800 x 1200 optimized dpi;1200 x 1200 input dpi*
*On up to four-ink printing. Adding a photo cartridge increases the print quality.
Operating systems - minimum system requirements
Windows 98, ME, 2000 Professional, XP Home, and XP Professional
Requirements for HP Image Zone (does not apply for Mac)
Mac OS X v. 10.2, 10.3 and later
Minimum RAM
64 MB
256 MB
128 MB; 256 recommended
Minimum hard disk space
200 MB
450 MB
150 MB
Minimum processor
Pentium II or equivalent
Pentium 4 or greater
G3 or greater
Browser
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
None
Super Video Graphics Array (SVGA) monitor display resolution
800 x 600 display resolution with 16-bit color depth
1024 x 768, 32-bit color
None
CD-RW drive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Network operating systems and protocols
The following network operating systems are supported with the built-in Ethernet (802.3) or wireless (802.11g) adapter.
Operating system
Protocol
TCP/IP: Direct Mode
Port 9100 printing
TCP/IP: Status
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
TCP/IP: Discovery Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Service Location Protocol (SLP)
Multicast Domain Name System (mDNS)
UPnP Print: Basic and Enhanced
Advanced security
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), as defined in the 802.11b standard. Supports 802.11g.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA1 and WPA2).
      note:
    The WPA solution is comprised of two components: the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption, and the 802.1x technology.
Other network protocols the printer supports:
  • Apple IP
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • HP PCL Level 3 Enhanced
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Xthml
Connectivity
Built-in connectivity
Optional connectivity
  • Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) 802.11g, compatible with 802.11b
      note:
    Wi-Fi includes Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) 1 and WPA 2.
  • 10/100 base T Ethernet
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • PictBridge USB port on front panel
Bluetooth (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only)
Bluetooth (Macintosh OS version 10.2.8 and higher)
Font information
U.S. Standards internal bit-mapped fonts
Proportional font
Font 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 font
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
4.75, 9.5, 19
16.67
International fonts
Font
Country/region designation
Arabic
Saudi Arabia
Cyrillic
Russia
Greek
Greece
Hebrew
Israel
Baltics
Paper handling
Media (paper) weights
Category
Specification
U.S. letter
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 pounds)
Legal
70 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 pounds)
Envelopes
70 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 pounds)
Index cards
up to 200 g/m2 (110 pounds maximum )
Photo paper
up to 280 g/m2 (75 pounds)
In tray and out tray capacity
Paper type
In tray capacity
Out tray capacity
Plain paper
up to 150 sheets
up to 50 sheets (black text)
up to 20 sheets (color)
Banners
up to 20 banners
Envelopes
up to 20 envelopes
up to 10 envelopes
Index cards
up to 30 cards
up to 30 cards
Hagaki cards
up to 60 cards
up to 60 cards
Greeting cards
up to 30 cards
Transparencies
up to 30 sheets
up to 30 sheets
Labels (U.S. letter or A4 sheets)
up to 30 sheets
up to 30 sheets
Photo paper
up to 25 sheets
up to 30 sheets
Custom size media
Dimension
Size
Width - minimum and maximum
77 to 215 mm
(3.0 to 8.5 inches)
Length - minimum and maximum
127 to 610 mm
(5.0 to 24.0 inches)
Supported paper and sizes
Paper type
Size
U.S. letter
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
U.S. legal
216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
Executive
184 x 267 mm (7.3 x 10.5 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
A5
148 x 210 mm (5.9 x 8.3 inches)
B5 - JIS
182 x 257 mm (7.2 x 10.1 inches)
2L
178 x 127 mm (7 x 5 inches)
Supported banners and sizes
Banner type
Size
U.S. letter
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Supported envelopes and sizes
Envelope type
Size
Number 3
120 x 235 mm (4.7 x 9.3 inches)
Number 4
90 x 205 mm (3.5 x 8.1 inches)
Number 10
105 x 241 mm (4.1 x 9.5 inches)
Invitation A2
111 x 146 mm (4.4 x 5.8 inches)
DL
110 x 220 mm (4.3 x 8.7 inches)
C6
114 x 162 mm (4.5 x 6.4 inches
Supported index and greeting cards and sizes
Card type
Size
Index
76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
127 x 203 mm (5 x 8 inches)
A5
148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3 inches)
A6
105 x 148.5 mm (4.1 x 5.9 inches)
Hagaki
100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
Ofuku Hagaki
200 x 148 mm (7.9 x 5.8 inches)
Supported labels and sizes
Label type
Size
U.S. letter
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Supported transparencies and sizes
Transparency type
Size
U.S. letter
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Supported photo paper and sizes
Photo paper type
Size
U.S. letter
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Hagaki
100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
A6
105 x 148.5 mm (4.1 x 5.9 inches)
4 x 6
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
L
89 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches)
2L
178 x 127 mm (7 x 5 inches)
Cabinet
165 x 120 mm (6.5 x 4.7 inches)
Supported borderless photo paper and sizes
Photo paper type
Size
A6
105 x 148.5 mm (4.1 x 5.9 inches)
A5
148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3 inches)
A4
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
4 x 6
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
4 x 6 with tab
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
10 x 15
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
10 x 15 with tab
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
5 x 7
127 x 178 mm (5 x 7 inches)
8 x 10
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches)
8.5 x 11.5
216 x 292 mm (8.5 x 11.5 inches)
L
89 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches)
2L
178 x 127 mm (7 x 5 inches)
2E
117 x 165 mm (4.6 x 6.5 inches)
KG
102 x 252 mm (4 x 9.9inches)
Cabinet
165 x 120 mm (6.5 x 4.7 inches)
Hagaki
100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
Mitsugiri
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches)
Panoramic
210 x 595 mm (8.3 x 23.4 inches)
Panoramic (4 x 10)
102 x 254 mm (4 x 10 inches)
Panoramic (4 x 11)
102 x 279 mm (4 x 11 inches)
Panoramic (4 x 12)
102 x 305 mm (4 x 12 inches)
Ink cartridges
Visit HP SureSupply to check ink or toner cartridge compatibility or purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies.
  1. If necessary, select your country/region.
    Figure : Country/region selector
    Selecting your country/region
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to order new supplies or check cartridge compatibility with your printer.
You can also purchase genuine HP cartridges and supplies from other retailers.
Physical specifications
The dimensions listed are for the printer with the paper tray extended.
Category
Specification
Width
450 mm (17.7 inches)
Height
144 mm (5.7 inches)
Depth
367 mm (14.5 inches)
Net weight (without cartridges)
6.4 kilograms (14 pounds)
Electrical specifications
Category
Specification
Input voltage
100 to 240 volts, alternating current
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
Connection type
Specification
Any
Less than 1 watt maximum when off; 59 watts maximum average when printing
USB
Less than 3 watts (115 Vac); 4 watts (230 Vac) maximum average in power save mode*
USB/Ethernet
Less than 4 watts (115 Vac); 5 watts (230 Vac) maximum average in power save mode*
Wireless
Less than 5 watts (115 Vac); 6 watts (230 Vac) maximum average in power save mode*
*To achieve the stated power consumption figures, the wireless radio on the printer must be turned off.
Operating environment
Operating conditions
Maximum operating conditions
Specification
Temperature
50 to 95 degrees F (10 to 35 degrees C)
Humidity
15 to 80 percent relative humidity non-condensing
Operating conditions for best print quality
Optimal operating conditions
Specification
Temperature
59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C)
Humidity
20 to 80 percent relative humidity non-condensing
Noise levels
Declared sound pressure levels (LpA)
Print mode
Sound pressure level (decibels)
Fast Draft
52.9
Fast Normal
50.5
Normal
46.5
Best
40.5
Declared sound power levels (LwAd)
Print mode
Sound power level (bels)
Fast Draft
6.5
Fast Normal
6.3
Normal
5.9
Best
5.2
Warranty
Region
Printer
Software
Print cartridges
North America
Canada
One year
90 days
End of life or date stamped
Asia Pacific
One year
90 days
End of life or date stamped
Latin America
One year
90 days
End of life or date stamped

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