• Fast print speeds
  • Good print quality and documentation


  • Control panel is hard to use
  • Output tray is flimsy

At A Glance

The Deskjet 6980 delivers solid print performance without distracting or costly extras.

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The Specs

Part Number C8969A#B1H
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 882780227460
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.1   ppm
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.53
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 50.01
Color Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.87
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 20.61
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 50.68
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 86.17
Sports Action Shot (secs) 43.81
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Line Art Output Quality Fair
One-Page Webpage (secs) 25.45