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Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 6940 and 6943 Printers

Figure 1: HP Deskjet 6940 and 6943 Printers

Model numbers

Printer model number
Product number
Availability
HP Deskjet 6940
C8970A
North America, Latin America
C8970B
Western Europe
HP Deskjet 6940dt
C8973A
North America
HP Deskjet 6943
C8970C
Middle East, Africa

Features

  • Borderless printing on all supported paper sizes

  • 4800 x 1200 dpi

  • 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

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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.

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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

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Connectivity

Built-in connectivity
Optional connectivity
  • 10/100 base T Ethernet

  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)

  • PictBridge USB port on front panel

Bluetooth (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only)

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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

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Paper handling information

Media (paper) weights (printer only and not accessories)

Category
Specification
U.S. letter
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
Legal
70 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb)
Envelopes
70 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb)
Cards
up to 200 g/m2 (110-lb index maximum)
Photo paper
up to 280 g/m2 (75 lb)

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)

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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)

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Print cartridges

To purchase ink cartridges or check ink cartridge compatibility for your printer, go to HP Home & Home Office Store (US only), and then click Ink Toner & Paper .

If you are located outside of the US, follow these steps to purchase ink cartridges using HP SureSupply.

  1. Go to HP SureSupply .

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.

Genuine HP ink cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.

Which ink cartridges you use might depend on your country/region. Follow these steps to purchase ink cartridges or check ink cartridge compatibility for your printer using HP SureSupply.

  1. Go to HP SureSupply .

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.

NOTE: For the United States only, go to the HP Home & Home Office Store .

Genuine HP ink cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.

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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)

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Electrical specifications

Category
Specification
Input voltage
100 to 240 volts, alternating current
Input frequency
50 to 60 Hz

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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

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

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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

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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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