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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 690C Series Printers

Model numbers

Description
Model Number
HP Deskjet 690C printer
C4562A
HP Deskjet 690C printer (Thailand)
C4591A
HP Deskjet 692C printer
C4582A
HP Deskjet 693C printer
C4589A
HP Deskjet 694C printer
C4608A

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HP Deskjet 690C printer number and manual language

Countries/Regions
Option Number
Manual Language
Argentina
A4562A AC8
Spanish
Asia Pacific U. K. cord
C4562A ARS
English
Australia
C4562A ABG
English
Brazil
C4562A AC4
Portuguese
Brazil/220V
C4562A A1Z
Portuguese
Canada
C4562A A2L
French/English
Caribbean
C4562A ARV
English
China
C4562A AB2
Simplified Chinese
Czech. Republic
C4562A AKB
Czechoslovakian
Denmark
C4562A ABY
Danish
Europe
C4562A ABB
English
Europe
C4562A ACS
French
Europe
C4562A ACT
German
Europe
C4562A ACU
Dutch
Europe
C4562A ARP
Italian
Finland
C4562A ABX
Finnish
Greece
C4562A AB7
Greek
Hong Kong
C4562A AB5
English
Hungary
C4562A AKC
Hungarian
India
C4562A ACJ
English
Countries/Regions
Option Number
Manual Language
Israel
C4562A ABT
Hebrew
Jordan, Lebanon, N. Africa
C4562A ARW
Arabic
Latin America
C4562A ABM
Spanish
Latvia
C4562A A2J
English
Lithuania
C4562A A2H
English
Middle East
C4562A ARU
Arabic
North Asia
C4562A ART
International English
Norway
C4562A ABN
Norwegian
Philippines
C4562A A2K
English
Poland
C4562A AKD
Polish
Portugal
C4562A AB9
Portuguese
Russia
C4562A ACB
Cyrillic
Russia
C4562A AR3
English
Saudi Arabia
C4562A ARG
Arabic
Singapore
C4562A AB4
English
South Africa
C4562A ACQ
English
South America
C4562A AKV
Spanish
Spain
C4562A ABE
Spanish
Swedish
C4562A ABS
Swedish
Taiwan
C4562A AB0
Traditional Chinese
Taiwan
C4562A ARB
English
Thailand
C4591A AB3
Thai
Turkey
C4562A AB8
Turkish
U. K.
C4562A ABU
U. K. English
United States
C4562A ABA
English

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HP Deskjet 692C printer number and manual language

Countries/Regions
Option Number
Manual Language
Canada
C4582A A2L
French/English
United States
C4582A ABA
English

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HP Deskjet 693C printer number and manual language

Countries/Regions
Option Number
Manual Language
Canada
C4608A A2L
French/English
United States
C4608A ABA
English

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HP Deskjet 694C printer number and manual language

Countries/Regions
Option Number
Manual Language
Australia
C4608A ABG
English
Canada
C4608A A2L
French/English
Denmark
C4608A ABY
Danish
Europe
C4608A ABB
English
Europe
C4608A ACS
French
Europe
C4608A ACT
German
Europe
C4608A ACU
Dutch
Europe
C4608A ARP
Italian
Finland
C4608A ABX
Finnish
Greece
C4608A AB7
Greek
Israel
C4608A ABT
Hebrew
Jordan, Lebanon, North Africa
C4608A ARW
Arabic
Middle East
C4608A ARU
Arabic
Norway
C4608A ABN
Norwegian
Portugal
C4608A AB9
Portuguese
Saudi Arabia
C4608A ARG
Arabic
South Africa
C4608A ACQ
English
Spain
C4608A ABE
Spanish
Sweden
C4608A ABS
Swedish
U. K.
C4608A ABU
U. K. English
United States
C4608A ABA
English

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Serial number location

Located on the back of the printer, near the certification stickers and the parallel port.

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Printer description

HP Deskjet 690C series printers provide a new banner-printing feature, improved black and color printing, faster black and color throughput, ease-of-use features, and additional flexibility all at affordable prices for home and small office users.

HP Deskjet 690C series printers are black and color, two-pen, plain paper, drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printers. HP Deskjet 690C series printers accept the HP Photo Color Cartridge that allows extremely high-quality reproduction of photographs. It comes equipped with a power module, black and color ink cartridges, printer software, and a User's Guide Kit. Windows printer software includes the HP Deskjet Printing System for Windows with the HP Deskjet Tool Box and the HP Deskjet 690C series Toolbox. HP Deskjet Control Panel for MS-DOS (R) software is also included with the printer.

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Printer features

  • Print method: Plain paper, drop-on-demand thermal HP Inkjet printing

  • Printer Command Language: HP PCL Level 3

High-quality black, color, and photo printing

  • Banner printing on continuous, z-fold paper

  • Professional quality black (600 dpi), brilliant, easy color printing with HP ColorSmart, plus high-quality reproduction of photographs used in documents

  • Print speed (1-5 PPM black, .7-3 PPM color)

Easy to use, no hassles

  • Ability to quickly switch from single sheet to banner printing

  • Ready to print black and color immediately (no cartridge swapping, except when printing with the photo cartridge)

  • Simple 2-button front panel

  • HP Deskjet Tool Box

  • HP Deskjet Control Panel for DOS software

  • Easy installation, "plug and print"

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Minimum system requirements

DOS

  • DOS v 3.3 (or later)

  • 286 (or faster) processor

  • At least 2 MB of RAM to print in black and at least 4 MB of RAM to print in color

Windows 3.1

  • 386 (or faster) processor

  • At least 2 MB of RAM to print in black, and at least 4 MB of RAM to print in color

  • 10-20 MB free hard-disk space

Windows 95

  • 386 (or faster) processor

  • At least 8 MB of RAM

  • 10-20 MB free hard-disk space

Macintosh

(with HP Cable Kit for iMac: HP Part # C4033A)

  • iMac or Mac with a USB Port

  • At least 32 MB of RAM

  • Mac OS v8.1 or later

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Power module information

Region or Country
Power Requirements
Power Module P/N
U.S., Canada, Mexico
120 V/60 Hz
9100-5124 (C2175A)
Europe (Except U. K.)
230 V/50 Hz
9100-5132 (C2176)
Japan
100 V/50/60 Hz
9100-5130 (C2178A)
U. K.
240 V/50 Hz
9100-5131 (C2177A)
South Africa
220 V/50 Hz
9100-5128 (C2180A)
Australia
240 V/50 Hz
9100-5181 (C2181A)
China, Argentina
220 V/50 Hz
9100-5129 (C2179A)
Korea
220 V/50 Hz
9100-5126 (C2182A)

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Recommended cables

Host Interface
HP Cable P/N
Cable Length
Cable Connectors
HP IEEE-1284 Compliant Cable
C2950A
2 Meters
DB-25 Male to 36-Pin Centronics Male
HP IEEE-1284 Compliant Cable
C2951A
3 Meters
DB-25 Male to 36-Pin Centronics Male
HP Cable Kit for iMac
(Discontinued as 03/01/00)
C4033A
2 Meters
USB to 36-Pin Centronics Male

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Font information

Scalable TrueType fonts for Microsoft (R) Windows

Aachen Vertical
ITC Snap
Arial (R) Black
Kidprint
Artistik
Lucida (R) Casual
Ashley Inline
Lucida Casual Italic
PL Beguiat Frisky
Milestone (R)
Bertram
Nadianne Bold
Broadway
Old English
Candy Bits
Party
Challenge Extrabold
Phyllis
Creepy
Poster Bodoni
Eclipse
Rough Edge
Eraser Dust
Signet Roundhand
Gill Sans Shadow
Snowdrift
Glowworm
Stencil Sans
Graphite Light
Thunderbird
Graphite Light Narrow
Traffic
Harlow
Yearbook Outline
ITC Pioneer

Internal fonts

Internal fonts are available in portrait and landscape orientations.

Typeface
Treatment
Courier
Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Letter Gothic
Regular, Bold
CG Times
Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic
Univers
Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic

Character sets

United Kingdom (ISO 04)
PC-8
German (ISO 21)
Roman-8
French (ISO 69)
PC-850
Italian (ISO 15)
PC-8 Danish/Norwegian
Danish/Norwegian (ISO 60)
ECMA-94 Latin 1 (ISO 8859/1)
Swedish (ISO 11)
PC-852
Spanish (ISO 17)
Latin 2 (ISO 8859/2)
ANSI/ASCII (ISO 6)
Latin 5 (ISO 8859/5)
Legal
PC-8 Turkish
Latin 1 (8859/1)

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Media specifications

NOTE: HP Deskjet 690C series printers work well with most types of paper, although variables in paper composition may affect print quality and paper handling. Bond paper, such as letterhead, gives excellent quality. Paper should be tested to ensure best performance.
Category
Specification
Paper grain
Long grain only
Paper weight
16 to 36 lb. (60 to 135 g/m2)
Envelope weight
20 to 24 lb. (75 to 90 b/m2)
Card stock weight
110 lb. index maximum, 8.5 pt maximum thickness (110 to 200 g/m2)
IN tray paper capacity
Plain paper, up to 100 sheets
Banner paper, up to 50 sheets
Photo paper, up to 20 sheets
Card stock, up to 30 cards
Avery brand labels, up to 50 sheets
NOTE: Use only U.S. letter or A4-sized sheets of labels. Use only Avery paper labels specifically designed for use with HP Inkjet Printers.
Multiple Envelopes up to 20 envelopes
NOTE: Envelope capacity is dependent upon the manufacturer, the type of envelope, and its construction.
Transparencies up to 50 sheets
OUT tray paper capacity
Up to 50 sheets

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Media handling information

Supported media/sizes

Media
English Size
Metric Size
U.S. Letter
8.5 x 11 inches
215.9 x 279.4 mm
Banner U.S. Letter
8.5 x 11 inches
215.9 x 279.4 mm
U.S. Legal
8.5 x 14 inches
215.9 x 355.6 mm
U.S. Executive
7.25 x 10-1/2 inches
184.1 x 266.7 mm
ISO and JIS A4
8.27 x 11.69 inches
210 x 297 mm
Banner ISO and JIS A4
8.27 x 11.69 inches
210 x 297 mm
ISO and JIS A5
5.83 x 8.27 inches
148.5 x 210 mm
ISO and JIS B5
7.17 x 10.12 inches
182 x 257 mm
U.S. No. 10 Envelope*
4.12 x 9.5 inches
104.7 x 241.3 mm
U.S. A2 Envelope (5.5)*
4.375 x 5.75 inches
111 x 146 mm
International DL Envelope*
4.33 x 8.66 inches
110 x 220 mm
International C6 Envelope
4.49 x 6.38 inches
114 x 162 mm
NOTE: To minimize print skew, use envelopes with rectangular flaps rather than triangular flaps.
Media
English Size
Metric Size
U.S. 4 x 6 Card
4 x 6 inches
101.6 x 152.4 mm
U.S. 5 x 8 Card
5 x 8 inches
127 x 203.2 mm
ISO and JIS A6 Postcard
4.13 x 5.85 inches
105 x 148.5 mm
Japanese Hagaki Postcard
3.94 x 5.83 inches
100 x 148 mm
U.S. Letter, HP Premium Transparency Film
8.5 x 11 inches
215.9 x 279.4 mm
A4, HP Premium Transparency Film
8.27 x 11.69 inches
210 x 297 mm
U.S. Letter, HP Premium Glossy Paper
8.5 x 11 inches
215.9 x 279.4 mm
A4, HP Premium Glossy Paper
8.27 x 11.69 inches
210 x 297 mm
U.S. Letter, HP Premium Inkjet Paper
8.5 x 11 inches
215.9 x 279.4 mm
A4, HP Premium Inkjet Paper
8.27 x 11.69 inches
210 x 297 mm
Custom Size
(user defined)
Width
Length
5.0 to 8.5 inches
5.83 to 14.0 inches
127 to 216 mm
148 to 356 mm
NOTE: When the HP Deskjet 690C series photo cartridge is used with the Premium Inkjet Paper, color fade is very rapid. The Premium Inkjet paper was not intended for use with the photo cartridge.

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Ink information

Cartridge
Part Number
Black Print Cartridge
51629A or 29A
Color Print Cartridge
51649A or 49A
Photo Print Cartridge
C1816A or 16A

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Memory information

  • 512 KB built-in RAM

  • 32 KB receive buffer

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Performance

Print speed

NOTE: Print speed figures are approximate. Exact speed will vary, depending upon the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
EconoFast Mode
Normal Mode
Best Mode
Black Print Speed
5 pages-per-minute
3 pages-per-minute
1 page-per-minute
Color Print Speed
(black and color cartridges)
1.7 pages-per-minute
0.8 pages-per-minute
.3 pages-per-minute
Color Print Speed
(color and photo cartridges)
Up to 4 minutes-per-page (5 x 7 photo)

MS-DOS print speed

NOTE: Print speed figures are approximate. Exact speed will vary depending upon the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
EconoFast Mode
Normal Mode
Black Print Speed
270 cps at 10 cpi
134 cps at 10 cpi

Resolution

NOTE: dpi is measured in addressable raster points-per-inch.
EconoFast
Mode (dpi)
Normal
Mode (dpi)
Best
Mode (dpi)
Black Resolution MS Windows (text and graphics)
300 x 300
600 x 300
600 x 600
MS-DOS (text only)
300 x 300
600 x 300
600 x 600
Color Resolution (Black and Color Cartridges) Plain Paper
300 x 300
300 x 300
300 x 300
Premium Paper, Glossy Paper, and Transparency Film (Black and Color)
600 x 300
600 x 300
Color Resolution (Photo and Color Cartridges)
600 x 300
600 x 300
MS-DOS (graphics)
Full-page 75, 150, 300
Full-page 75, 150, 300
Full-page 75, 150, 300

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Reliability

Category
Specification
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
20,000 hours
Duty Cycle
1,000 pages total max.

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Physical specifications

Width
17.2 inches (436 mm)
Depth
16.0 inches (405 mm)
Height
7.9 inches (199mm)
Net Weight
11.6 lb. (5.3 kg)

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Electrical specifications

Category
Specification
Input Voltage*
100 VAC, 120 VAC, 127 VAC,
220 VAC, 230 VAC, or 240 VAC (+/-10%)
NOTE: Power modules are available for each listed input voltage.
Frequency
100 VAC
120 VAC
127 VAC
220 VAC
230 VAC
240 VAC
50/60 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
60 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
60 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
50 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
50 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
50 Hz (+/-3 Hz)
Maximum Power Consumption
Powered Off
(plugged in)
2 Watts
Powered On
(non-printing)
4.5 Watts
Powered On
(Printing state)
12 Watts

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Environmental specifications

Category
Specification
Temperature
Operating
41 to 104 degrees F
(5 to 40 degrees C)
Non-Operating
(storage)
-40 to 140 degrees F
(-40 to 60 degrees C)
Relative Humidity
10 to 80% RH non-condensing
Recommended Operating Conditions for Best Print Quality
59 to 95 degrees F
(15 to 35 degrees C)
20 to 80% RH non-condensing
Noise Levels
per ISO 9296
Best
Mode
Normal
Mode
EconoFast
Mode
Sound Power, LwAd
6.1 B(A)
6.3 B(A)
6.5 B(A)
Sound Pressure LpAm*
48 dB(A)
50 dB(A)
52 dB(A)

* Bystander positions

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General warranty statement

1-year-warranty from the original date of purchase.

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Safety certifications

Category
Specification
Safety Certifications
Power Module
UL, CSA, TUV, SEMKO, NEMKO, SEV, SECV, FIMKO, DEMKO, NOM
Printer with Power
Module
UL, CSA, TUV, NEMKO, NOM 1, CE
EMI Certifications
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)

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