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Printer Specifications for HP Officejet G All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction

The HP Officejet G series all-in-one was introduced on 28-Feb-2000 and started reaching store shelves in May of 2000. It is the first HP all-in-one product to support network faxing and scanning, USB connectivity, and Macintosh computers.
note:
The product specifications and information in this document are valid only for Microsoft(R) Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000 and may be different for Windows XP.

Model numbers

All-in-one product features matrix

Feature
G55
G55xi
G85
G85xi
G95
Model number
C6736A
C6738A
C6737A
C6739A
C6740A
ADF
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Copy zoom
25-400 percent
50-200 percent
25-400 percent
50-200 percent
25-400 percent
Maximum copies
99
50
99
50
99
Legal size and monochrome copying
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fax software
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fax page memory
N/A
N/A
125
100
125
Speed dials
N/A
N/A
125
100
125
Duplex printing
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Included
Networking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Included
Macintosh Direct Connection USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not supported*
Macintosh network connection using HP Jetdirect external print server 300X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not supported*
note:
* The HP Officejet G95 all-in-one ships with an HP Jetdirect 170X print server. This print server is not supported in the Macintosh environment and will not work correctly. The HP Jetdirect 300X print server is supported on the HP Officejet G series models for Macintosh computers. Macintosh owners should purchase a HP Officejet G55, G55xi, G85, or G85xi model and a HP Jetdirect 300X or 500X print server.

Serial number location

A label with the serial number and a bar code is located on the back of the unit toward the left.

Product description

  • Versatile all-in-one flatbed design that saves desk space
  • Flatbed scanning, maximum of A/A4 paper
  • Standalone and PC assisted black-and-white and color faxing (on some models)
  • Fast, photo-realistic color printing and copying and crisp black text
  • Advanced scanning and copying features
  • USB and parallel port direct connectivity; network capable
  • Network ready - G95 model includes HP Jetdirect 170x print server (model J3258B)(PC only). HP Jetdirect print server may be purchased separately for use with other HP Officejet G series models.
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for unattended copying, faxing, or scanning (on some models)
  • Backed by award-winning HP Customer Care including one year warranty

Product features

Printer

  • Method: Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet
  • PhotoREt III photo quality imaging
  • 2400 x 1200 dpi color printing using photo paper: 600 x 600 dpi on plain paper
  • 600 x 600 dpi black text print resolution
  • 12 ppm black, 10 ppm color
  • 150 page sheet input tray
  • Network printing (with HP Jetdirect print server or using Microsoft Print Sharing)
  • Optional two-sided printing accessory allows printing on both sides
  • 5000 pages-per-month duty cycle

Copier

  • 600 x 2400 dpi optical color and black-and-white
  • 36-bit color (trillions of colors)
  • 8-bit grayscale (256 levels of gray)
  • Digital image processing
  • 30 page automatic document feeder (on some models)
  • Up to 99 copies from original (50 for xi models)
  • Up to 12 cpm black, 9.2 cpm color
  • Digital zoom from 25 to 400 percent (50 - 200 percent for xi models)
  • Special copy operations

Scan

  • Scan directly to many applications from the front panel
  • Integrated image editing software
  • Integrated OCR software automatically converts to editable text and retains columns
  • Flatbed scanning, maximum of A/A4 media
  • Network scanning capable (with HP Jetdirect print server)
  • 600 x 3600 dpi, up to 9600 dpi enhanced (600 dpi optical)
  • 24-bit external color (the unit scans in 36-bit color internally then takes the best 24 bits of color for export to the computer)
  • 8-bit grayscale (256 levels of gray)
  • TWAIN-compliant

Fax (HP Officejet G85, G85xi, and G95 all-in-one product models only)

  • Walk-up color fax.
  • PC fax send from the HP Officejet Director software.
  • Network fax send capable when connected using an HP Jetdirect external print server and the "Networked" installation type.
  • 125 speed dials with 10 one-touch keys including groups of up to 20 destinations for the HP Officejet G85 and G95; the HP Officejet G85xi all-in-one has 100 speed dials.
  • The HP Officejet G85xi all-in-one has up to 70-pages memory; HP Officejet G85 and G95 all-in-ones have up to 125-pages memory (based on ITU-T Test Image 1 at standard resolution. More complicated pages or higher resolution take longer and use more memory).
  • 30-page (letter) or 15-page (legal) automatic document feeder.
  • Automatic redial (up to five times).
  • Confirmation and activity reports
  • CCITT/ITU Group 3 fax with error correction mode.
  • 6-seconds/page speed at 14.4 Kbps (based on ITU-T Test Image 1 at standard resolution. More complicated pages or higher resolution take longer and use more memory).
  • Broadcast to 25 locations.
  • Ring detect with automatic fax/answering machine switching.
  • Delayed faxing.
  • Junk fax barrier.
  • Customer replaceable fax module assembly and line interface unit.

System requirements

note:
Windows 3.1, DOS, and Linux are not supported.
To set-up and use the HP Officejet product, the following items are required:
  • 50 MB or more of free disk space after installation for full color scanning.
  • SVGA (256 color) monitor.
  • CD-ROM drive.
  • Network connections require a functional network with a free port.

Direct connection for PC

Minimum system requirements
Recommended system requirements
Pentium(R) Class Processor 200
Pentium Class Processor 333 or higher
Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0*, Windows 2000** or Windows Me**
Same
32 MB of RAM
64 MB of RAM or more
165 MB available hard disk space, plus 50 MB for full color scanning
210 MB available hard disk space, plus 50 MB for full color scanning
High speed (12 Mbps) USB port *** Bidirectional parallel port
High speed (12 Mbps) USB port *** Bidirectional parallel port with ECP mode enabled
CD-ROM drive
Same as minimum
SVGA monitor (256 colors)
SVGA monitor (24-bit color)
Sound card
Internet access
**Requires software Version 2.43 or higher.
***Requires Windows 98, Windows Me or Windows 2000

Direct connection for Macintosh

Minimum system requirements for Mac
Recommended system requirements for Mac
Mac OS 9.1> G3 Processor, 64 MB RAM
128 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.1> and OS X 10.2 G3 Processor, 128 MB RAM
256 MB RAM
165 MB available hard disk space, plus 50 MB for full color scanning
210 MB available hard disk space, plus 50 MB for full color scanning
High speed (12 Mbps) USB port
High Speed (12 Mbps) USB port Ethernet 10/100 connection
CD ROM drive
Same as minimum
SVGA monitor (256 colors)
SVGA monitor (24-bit color)
Internet access
note:
The system requirements for a Macintosh apply for a USB direct connection and an Ethernet connection.
The HP Officejet G55 and G85 all-in-one are the only supported models in the Macintosh environment. The HP Officejet G95 ships with an HP Jetdirect 170x external print server. Neither this external print server nor the HP Officejet G95 all-in-one is supported in the Macintosh environment.

Network environments supported

Network feature
Supported
Protocols
TCP/IP IPX/SPX
Print servers
HP Jetdirect 170X (10 Base-T) (PC only)*
HP Jetdirect 170X Office Connect (10 Base-T) (PC only)
HP Jetdirect 175X (10/100 Base-T) (PC only)
HP Jetdirect 300X (10/100 Base-T) (Macintosh and PC)*
HP Jetdirect 70X (PNA) (PC only)
Configuration
Peer-to-Peer (direct mode)**
Windows Print Sharing***
Network cable
Category 3 (RJ-45)
Category 4 (RJ-45)
Category 5 (RJ-45)
* Jetdirect 170X model number J3258B and HP Jetdirect 300x firmware Version H.08.05 or J.08.05 or later required for full network functionality.
** Client-server networks are not supported. If print jobs must be submitted through a computer that is designated as the host print server, the network configuration is not supported. Print-only functionality may be obtained on client-server networks with an alternative print driver, but Hewlett-Packard does not support that connection type. Contact the network solution vendor for assistance making these network connections.
*** Printing only functionality available.

Software versions

The software version can be found in two places. It is printed on the disk and a coded version number can be found by clicking Help and AboutyourHPSoftware from the Director screen.
Version
About version
Comments
V.1.0
A.09.00.03
Initial U.S. software release
V.1.10
A.09.10.04
International release
V.1.20
A.09.20.03
Network compatible release
V.1.25
A.09.20.05
Contains Scan To patch and Hebrew O.S. patches
V.1.34
A.09.30.04
Windows 2000 Beta release
V.1.39
A.09.30.09
Asia language support release
V.2.43
A.09.40.03
Added Windows 2000 and Windows Me support
V.2.50
A.09.50.12
Fixed some Windows 2000 issues. Not available as a download at this time.

Optical character recognition (OCR) software

The HP Officejet G series software CDROM includes the ReadIRIS Professional version 5.5 OCR program to convert text images into editable text. This software is designed to work with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000. This software has been provided as a convenience to our customers. HP does not hold license to this software and cannot provide any updates or downloads of this software. The only way to obtain this software from HP is by ordering a reaplacement software CD. Updates to this software must be obtained from I.R.I.S.

Recommended cables

The all-in-one product uses an advanced IEEE 1284C cable or a USB connection. USB is the preferred connection method for Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Connections to Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 systems must be with IEEE 1284C parallel cables.
note:
The all-in-one product comes with a bidirectional parallel cable (IEEE 1284C-compliant). If this cable is missing from the box, contact the HP dealer or reseller where you purchased the product. USB cable not included.
Cable
HP part number
IEEE 1284 parallel cable, C-type connector 2 meter (6.5 feet)
8120-8668
IEEE 1284 parallel cable, C-type connector 3 meter (9.8 feet)
C2946A
IEEE 1284 parallel cable, C-type connector 10 meter 32.75 feet)
C2947A
Hi Speed 12 Mbps USB cable 2 meter (6.5 feet)
C6518A

Printer specifications

Performance

Feature
Fast
Normal
Best
Black text
12.0 ppm
6.8 ppm
5.0 ppm
Color graphics
10.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
3.3 ppm

Maximum print resolution

Feature
Fast
Normal
Best
Black ink
300 x 600 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
Color ink
600 x 300 dpi
600 x 300 dpi
600 x 600 dpi: 2400 x 1200 in photo mode

Printer language

HP PCL Level 3 or PCL3 GUI

Built in fonts

  • Courier
  • Courier Italic
  • CG Times(TM)
  • CG Times Italic
  • Letter Gothic
  • Letter Gothic Italic
  • Univers
  • Univers Italic

Scanner specifications

Size

Maximum of letter/A4 media

Scanning quality

  • 600 x 3600 dpi (up to 9600 dpi enhanced resolution)
  • 36-bit color (trillions of colors)
  • 8-bit grayscale (256 levels of gray)
  • TWAIN-compliant

HP scanning software

Integrated OCR, image archiving and image editing software built in to the HP Officejet Director software. The viewer allows picture editing and includes creative printing functions.

Scanning

  • Custom configurable scan to destinations.
  • Built-in OCR software automatically converts to editable text and retains columns.

Copier specifications

Copy

  • Digital image processing
  • 30 page automatic document feeder
  • Up to 99 copies from one original
  • 600 x 2400 scan resolution
  • Up to 12 cpm black, 9.2 cpm color
  • Digital zoom from 25 to 400 percent (50 - 200 percent for xi models)

Copy performance

Feature
Fast
Normal
Best
Black text
12 cpm
8 cpm
4.1 cpm
Color graphics
9.2 cpm
5.1 cpm
1.2 cpm

Copy resolution

Feature
Fast
Normal
Best
Black text
300 x 600
600 x 600
600 x 600
Color graphics
600 x 300
600 x 300
1200 x 1200

Copy features

HP's digital copying technology provides sharp, crisp color and monochrome copies. Advanced digital copying features include the following:
  • Poster
  • Custom zoom
  • Mirror
  • 2 on 1
  • Clone
  • Fit to page
  • Margin shift

Other

  • 25 to 400 percent scaling with an automatic setting for full page enlargements (except HP Officejet G55xi all-in-one)
  • 30-page automatic document feeder (some models)
  • Up to 99 copies from original

Fax resolution

Standard black
Standard color
200 x 100 dpi
200 x 200 dpi, high compression
Fine black
Fine color
200 x 200 dpi
200 x 200 dpi, low compression
Photo black
Photo color
300 x 300 dpi
200 x 200 dpi
300 dpi black
300 dpi color
300 x 300 dpi
300 x 300 dpi

HP two-sided printing accessory specifications

The HP two-sided printing accessory comes standard with HP Officejet G95 all-in-one models and may be purchased separately for the other models of HP Officejet G series all-in-ones.

Part number

HP part number C6463A

Duty cycle

5,000 pages (2,500 double-sided sheets of paper) per month

Dimensions

324 mm (12.75 inches) long x 133 mm (5.25 inches) wide x 111 mm (4.37 inches) high

Weight

0.79 kg (1.75 pound)

Operating environment

  • Maximum operating temperature: 41 to 104 F, 5 to 40 C
  • Humidity: 5 to 80 percent RH non-condensing
  • Recommended operating conditions for best print quality: 59 to 95 F or 15 to 35 C, 20 to 80 percent RH non-condensing
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 140 F, -40 to 60 C

Declared noise emissions

2 dB above noise emission of the HP all-in-one product

Media specifications

Paper tray capacity

Paper type
Weight
Input tray
Output tray
Plain paper
60-90 g (16-24 pound.)
150
50 black
Card stock
Up to 200 g/m squared (110 pound. Index)
45
10
Envelopes
75-90 g (20-24 pound.)
22
10
Transparencies
N/A
35
25 or less

Automatic document feeder

note:
The ADF supports plain paper and most HP specialty paper. It does not support photo paper, transparencies, envelopes, labels or sizes other than letter, A4, and legal.
Paper type
Weight
Quantity
Letter and A4
60-90 gm squared (16-24 pound)
30
Legal
60-90 gm squared (16-24 pound)
15

Media handling

Paper type
Paper size
Plain paper and Bright White
U.S. Letter--8.5 x 11 inches
U.S. Executive--7.25 x 10.5 inches
U.S. Legal--8.5 x 14.0 inches
A4--210 x 297 mm
A5--148 x 210 mm
B5--182 x 257 mm
Envelopes
U.S. No. 10 (4.125 x 9.5 inches)
A2 (111 x 146 mm)(4.37 x 5.75 inches)
DL (110 x 220 mm)(4.33 x 8.66 inches)
C6 (114 x 162 mm)(4.49 x 6.38 inches)
Index cards
76.2 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
101.6 x 152.4 mm (4 x 6 inches) 127 x 203.2 mm (5 x 8 inches)
Hagaki
ISO A6
Labels
HP Inkjet and Avery Inkjet
Custom sizes
76.2 x 127 mm up to 216 x 356 mm
(3 x 5 inches up to 8.5 x 14 inches)

Paper types

Inkjet rated plain and bright papers; Avery labels and Inkjet rated specialty papers

HP papers

The HP all-in-one product supports all HP Inkjet paper media.

Print and copy margins

Paper
Top
Bottom
Left/Right
U.S. Letter, Legal, and Executive
1.8 mm
(.07 inches)
11.7 mm
(.46 inches)
6.4 mm
(.25 inches)
A4
1.8 mm
(.07 inches)
11.7 mm
(.46 inches)
3.4 mm
(.13 inches)
Envelopes
3.2 mm
(.125 inches)
11.7 mm
(.46 inches)
3.2 mm
(.125 inches)
Cards
3 x 5
4 x 6
5 x 8
A6
1.8 mm
(.07 inches)
11.7mm
(.46 inches)
3.2 mm
(.125 inches)

Ink information

Method

Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet

Print enhancement

HP PhotoREt III

  • Smaller ink drops (five picoliter)
  • Up to 29 ink drops per dot (pixel)
  • New fade resistant inks
  • Improved drop placement algorithms

ColorSmart

  • Auto color optimization
  • RBG color calibration
  • Improved color maps
  • Auto contrast enhancements (ACE)
  • Smart Focus (low and high resolution enhancement)

Print cartridges

Product description
HP part number
Average pages per cartridge
HP Large Black print cartridge
51645A
833 pages at five percent coverage
HP Large Color print cartridge
C6578AN
970 pages at 15 percent coverage
HP Economy color cartridge
C6578DN
450 pages at 15 percent coverage
  caution:
Inserting any other color cartridge than C6578AN/DN into an HP Officejet G series all-in-one will not work and may result in permanent damage to the HP Officejet G series all-in-one, even if it physically can be inserted.

Memory information

  • 8 MB RAM (non-upgradable)
  • 4 MB ROM (non-upgradable)

Duty cycle

5000 printed pages-per-month (on average).

Scanner bulb life

20,000 hours. There is a built-in adjustable power save mode, which turns the bulb off when not in use for 1 to 12 hours (user adjustable). The bulb is designed to last approximately five years under normal usage.

Interface specifications

  • Bidirectional parallel cable (IEEE 1284C-compliant)
  • Hi speed 12 MB/s USB port
  • Network connection through HP Jetdirect print server

Physical specifications

Feature
Specification
Dimensions (H x W x D)
HP G55 and G55xi
29.2 x 47.0 x 43.9 cm
(11.5 x 18.5 x 17.25 inches)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
HP G85, G85xi and G95
50.6 x 47.0 x 48.4 cm
(19.88 x 18.5 x 19.06 inches)
Weight
HP G55 and G55xi
11.98 kg
(26.4 pound)
Weight
HP G85 and G85xi
14.72 kg
(32.45 pound)
Weight
HP G95
15.52 kg
(34.21 pound)

Electrical specifications

Feature
Specification
Source (input) voltage
100 to 240 VAC
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption
50W maximum
Current
1A maximum

Environmental specifications

Condition
Specification
Operating temperature ranges
5 degrees to 40 degrees C
(41 degrees to 104 degrees F)
Recommended operating temperature ranges
15 degrees to 35 degrees C
(59 degrees to 95 degrees F)
Humidity
20 to 80 percent RH non-condensing

Noise level specifications

Noise levels per ISO 9296
Mode
EconoFast printing
Fast and normal mono copying
All other modes
Sound power LwAB
6.4 Bels (A)
6.1 Bels (A)
5.9 Bels (A)
Sound pressure LpAdm
53 dB (A)
52 dB (A) or lower

Safety certifications

Certification
Description
Main unit safety
CE, UL, Cul, NOM
Power supply safety
CE, UL, PSB, NEMKO, CSA, NOM, PSBC, JUN, MITI
EMI
CE, VCCI, VSMI, FCC, C-Tick

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