Pros

  • Good quality prints

Cons

  • Lacks media card slots

At A Glance

This printer provides no-frills, high quality printing and produced the sharpest line-art we've seen from an inkjet.

Manufacturer’s Description

Work with freedom using built-in networking and 802.11g wireless printing -easily share printers with up to 5 PCs. New wireless network key enables truly hassle-free setup in less than 20 minutes with enhanced network security. Work more productively with breakthrough performance in up to 30 ppm laser-quality black, up to 20 ppm color. Print professional color up to 4800-optimized dpi or add 6-ink color Convenient, direct photo printing without a PC using printer's front USB port and PictBridge-enabled cameras. Save time and use up to 50% less paper with included auto two-sided printing accessory.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C9016A#B1H
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number C9030A#B1H
UPC Code 829160429731
Brand Name HP
Product Name Deskjet 6840DT Printer
Marketing Information

Work with freedom using built-in networking and 802.11g wireless printing -easily share printers with up to 5 PCs. New wireless network key enables truly hassle-free setup in less than 20 minutes with enhanced network security. Work more productively with breakthrough performance in up to 30 ppm laser-quality black, up to 20 ppm color. Print professional color up to 4800-optimized dpi or add 6-ink color Convenient, direct photo printing without a PC using printer's front USB port and PictBridge-enabled cameras. Save time and use up to 50% less paper with included auto two-sided printing accessory.

Product Model 6840DT
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Deskjet
Memory
Standard Memory 32 MB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • HP Deskjet 6840dt color inkjet printer
  • HP 96 Black inkjet print cartridge (21 ml)
  • HP 97 Tri-color inkjet print cartridge (14 ml)
  • HP Auto Two-sided printing accessory ph5712
  • HP 250-sheet Paper Tray
  • HP Image Zone Photo and Imaging software, printer software and User's Guide on CD-ROM
  • Setup Poster
  • Reference Guide
  • Network Guide
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • Additional Information
  • Fonts: 8 built-in fonts, 4 each in portrait and landscape orientations
  • Resolution Technology: PhotoREt III (PhotoREt IV with optional photo cartridge)
  • Network Protocols:

  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
  • Auto IP
  • Apple Rendezvous
  • IP DirectMode
  • SNMP
  • SLP and mDNS
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 8.1"
    Width 17.7"
    Depth 17.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 312.0 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Type Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Banner Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Card Stock, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 150 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet
    Standard Input Media Capacity 400 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
    Media Size Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, Custom Size
    Power Description
    Maximum Power Consumption 62.50 W
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 30
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 20
    Duplex Printing Automatic
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 5000 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PCL 3 Enhanced

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Good
    Print quality: Color photo Good
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 5.8   ppm
    Performance
    5 x 7 Photo (secs) 186.66
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 70.84
    Color Output Quality Good
    Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 129.3
    Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Superior
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 103.27
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
    Color Photo (secs) 33.32
    One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 36.05
    Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.3
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Very Good
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 70.05
    Color Photo, Normal Settings 33.32
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.3
    Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 186.66
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.5
    Line Art Output Quality Superior