Pros

  • Good paper handling
  • Economical operating costs

Cons

  • Low print quality
  • Many parts require maintenance

At A Glance

Excellent paper handling is the CL3500N’s best feature, but graphics and text print quality was disappointing.

Manufacturer’s Description

Deskjet 6980 is HP's affordable performance printer for office and home. Work the way you want to with Wi-Fi wireless and wired Ethernet printing and print sharing. Work more productively with breakthrough speeds up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color in Draft mode. Print professional-quality color using using HP Vivera Inks up to 4800 optimized dpi.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 402434
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number C8969A#B1H
UPC Code 882780129573
Brand Name HP
Product Name Deskjet 6980 Printer
Marketing Information

Deskjet 6980 is HP's affordable performance printer for office and home. Work the way you want to with Wi-Fi wireless and wired Ethernet printing and print sharing. Work more productively with breakthrough speeds up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color in Draft mode. Print professional-quality color using using HP Vivera Inks up to 4800 optimized dpi.

Product Model 6980
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Deskjet
Product Series 6900
Memory
Standard Memory 32 MB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Deskjet 6980 Printer
  • HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge
  • HP Photosmart Premier software
  • Printer drivers
  • User's Guide on CD-ROM
  • Setup Poster
  • Reference Guide
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • Additional Information
  • Standard connectivity: PictBridge
  • Custom media sizes: 3" x 5" to 8.5" x 24"
  • Media handling: Sheetfed
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 5.7"
    Width 17.7"
    Depth 14.5"
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Type Banner Paper, Inkjet Paper, Plain Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Label, Card Stock, Transparency, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 150 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 50 Sheet
    Standard Input Media Capacity 150 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
    Media Size Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.50" x 11.50", 4" x 10", 4" x 11", 4" x 12", Custom Size
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 36
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 27
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 dpi
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 5000 pages per month

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Fair
    Print quality: Color photo Fair
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
    Copy quality n/a
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 19.3   ppm
    Performance
    300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 14.86
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 18.98
    Color Output Quality Poor
    4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 16.66
    4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 20.28
    Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Poor
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Poor
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 40.38
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
    Overall Scan Quality n/a
    Sports Action Shot (secs) 50.56
    Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
    One-Page Webpage (secs) 16.18
    Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.6
    Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.2
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 20.74
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.2
    Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.0
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.3
    Line Art Output Quality Good