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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 6988, 6988dt, and 6988xi Printers

Figure : HP Deskjet 6988 Printer Series

Model numbers

Printer model number
Product number
HP Deskjet 6988
CB055A
HP Deskjet 6988dt
CB058A
HP Deskjet 6988xi
CB091A

Minimum system requirements

Windows XP and Vista
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 6.0 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-ROM drive
Yes
Yes
Yes

Recommended operating conditions

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

Physical dimensions

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)

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 and Windows Vista)
Bluetooth (Macintosh OS version 10.2.8 and higher)

Ink cartridges

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

Network support

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

Print resolution

Resolution in the tables below is shown in dots per inch (dpi).
Black True Type text resolution
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
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
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.

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
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

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.

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