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HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer

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Inkjet printers are the most suitable printers for home and small office use. They are generally not as fast as laser printers, but make prints of very high quality and are quite affordable.
inkjet printers
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Warranty: Service & support options: HPextensions: U4778A/E (3 years, next business day exchange); U4780PA/PE (1 year, post-warranty exchange); Western Europe only: U8133A/E (3 years, pick up & return, exchange/repair); ISE only: U4781A/E (3 years, return to depot).
Long product name HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer :
The short editorial description of HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer

HP Deskjet 5940 Photo Printer

HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer

The official marketing text of HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer as supplied by the manufacturer
Breakthrough speed and value for true-to-life photos and text. Advanced printing controls with print cancel, ink-status display and automatic ink backup. High-speed front USB for direct photo printing from PictBridge cameras.


Breakthrough performance
- Breakthrough speeds up to 30 ppm black, up to 24 ppm color—4 x 6-in photos in as fast as 27 seconds
- Automatically remove red eye and enhance detail in dark areas of photos with HP Real Life technologies
- Complete your print jobs with ink-status display and auto ink-backup capability

Versatile photo printer
- Print beautiful photos and brochures in optional 6-ink color1 with HP Vivera Inks
- Print a wide variety of projects—everyday documents, brochures, photos and more
- Longest-lasting color photos with the look and feel of traditional photos2 using HP photo cartridges
- Print Web pages, letters and documents in laser-quality black text that retains clarity for decades3

Direct photo printing
- Print professional-quality 4 x 6-inch photos yourself for as little as 24 cents per print.4
- Print photos without a PC directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras using front USB port
- Easily send photos without large e-mail attachments with HP Instant Share service.5
- Organize, edit, enhance and print photos and create photo projects with HP Image Zone software

Reliable, efficient design
- HP inkjet cartridges—designed for efficient ink usage so you can save ink and money.
- HP auto paper-type sensor optimizes print quality for various papers
- Print on all types of paper including brochure, flyer, postcard, photo, greeting card and more.
- Rely on HP. PC Magazine rated HP service and reliability A/A+ for 13 consecutive years.
Short summary description HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer:
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HP Deskjet 5940, 3000 pages per month, 1200 x 1200 DPI, 8.5 ppm, 24 ppm, 30 ppm, 5.3 ppm
Long summary description HP Deskjet 5940 Colour 1200 x 1200DPI inkjet printer :

HP Deskjet 5940. Maximum duty cycle: 3000 pages per month, Maximum resolution: 1200 x 1200 DPI. Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 8.5 ppm, Print speed (colour, draft quality, A4/US Letter): 24 ppm, Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter): 30 ppm. Internal memory: 32 MB, Maximum internal memory: 32 MB. Standard input capacity: 100 sheets, Maximum input capacity: 100 sheets. Standard output capacity: 50 sheets

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Print technology
Colour *
Maximum duty cycle *
The maximum number of prints/copies made by a printer/copier in a fixed period.
3000 pages per month
Maximum resolution *
Maximum printing resolution.
1200 x 1200 DPI
Duplex print options
Description of available duplex options.
List of typefaces included and any qualifications.
CG Times, CG Times Italic; Univers, Univers Italic; Courier, Courier Italic; Letter Gothic, Letter Gothic Italic
Colour printing technology
HP Photoret III (HP Photoret IV)
Print head nozzles
Number of nozzles to a print head.
672 black, 600 colour
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) *
The print speed of a printer for black & white A4 pages, normal quality. The exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
8.5 ppm
Print speed (colour, draft quality, A4/US Letter)
24 ppm
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter)
30 ppm
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
5.3 ppm
Print speed (colour photo, draft quality) on photo paper
27 ppm
Print speed (colour, full page colour, normal quality, A4)
2 ppm
Print speed (colour, best quality, A4)
2.3 ppm
Print speed (black, best quality, A4)
2.4 ppm
Print speed (colour, fast normal quality, A4)
8 ppm
Print speed (black, fast normal quality, A4)
11 ppm
Internal memory *
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
32 MB
Maximum internal memory
The maximum amount of memory inside a product, usually measured in bytes e.g megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB).
32 MB
Input capacity
Standard input capacity *
The number of sheets of paper that can be held by a device.
100 sheets
Maximum input capacity
100 sheets
Maximum input capacity for transparencies
110 sheets
Maximum input capacity for labels
Maximum input capacity for envelopes
Maximum input capacity for cards
Paper handling standard/input
List of the standard input paper handling options available with this product
100-sheet input tray
Output capacity
Standard output capacity *
The normal capacity for outputs for this product.
50 sheets
Paper handling standard/output
List of the standard output paper handling options available with this product
50-sheet output tray
Paper handling
Borderless printing
Indicates whether this product is capable of printing borderless photos.
Paper handling
List of the standard and optional input and output paper handling options available with this product.
100-sheet input tray, 50-sheet output tray, manual two-sided printing (driver support provided)
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
1 x USB 2.0
1 x PictBridge
Sound emission
Acoustic power emissions
Level of sound power per ISO 9296.
5.3 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
40 dB
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
459 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
220 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
169 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.6 kg
Package weight
Weight of the packaged product.
4.9 kg
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)
Maximum dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) in millimeters.
459 x 480 x 144 mm
Dimensions with trays up
459 x 220 x 169 mm
Power consumption (typical) *
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
44 W
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35°C
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 60°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
15 - 80%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing)
Range of relative humidity (non-condensing) in which a non-operating product can be stored.
5 - 90%
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
15 - 30°C
Energy Star certified *
This indicates that the product is compliant with Energy Star, which is an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products.
Electromagnetic compatibility
List of countries and their respective regulatory agency standards with which the product complies.
EN55022: 1998/Class B/CISPR 22: 1997 Class B/CISPR 22: +A1 2000; EN55024: 1998/A1: 2001; A2: 2003/CISPR 24: 1997; EN 61000-3-2: 2000 (second edition); EN 61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001; FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B
List of regulatory safety standards for all countries in which this product has been certified.
IEC 60950: 1999 third edition/EN 60950: 2000; IEC 60950-1: 2001 first edition/EN 60950-1: 2001; IEC 60825-1+A1+A2 and EN 60825-1: 1994+A11: 1996+A2: 2001/Class 1 for LEDs
Media formats
Standard media sizes
A4 (210 x 297 mm); A5 (148 x 210 mm); B5 (176 x 250 mm); DL (110 x 220 mm); C6 (114 x 162 mm); A6 (105 x 148 mm); (30 x 10 cm); (13 x 18 cm); (10 x 15 cm)
Custom media sizes
77 x 127 - 215 x 610
Recommended media
Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, glossy), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards (index, greeting), borderless media
Approximate page yield (A4, colour)
Approximate number of pages that can be printed with at least 5% coverage.
260 pages
Page yield (photo)
C9369EE HP 348 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (13 ml) 135 10 x 15 cm photos (+/-10%)**
Page yield high capacity (black & white)
Page yield at 5% coverage.
C8767EE HP 339 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (21 ml) 800 pages*
System requirements
Minimum system requirements
233 MHz Pentium II, Celeron or compatible processor (Pentium III or higher recommended); 64 MB RAM (for Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000), 128 MB RAM (for Windows XP Home, XP Professional); 600 MB available hard disk space for full software installation (300
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
233 MHz Pentium II / Pentium III, Celeron
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP Home, XP Professional
Mac OS X v 10.2, 10.3 +
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
600 MB
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
G3 processor (higher recommended); 128 MB RAM; 150 MB available hard disk space;SVGA monitor (800 x 600 with 16-bit colour); CD-ROM drive; Mac OS X v 10.2, 10.3 and higher (does not support Mac OS 9 and earlier or Mac OS X v 10.1.5 and earlier)USB port; U
Other features
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the packaged product (Width x Depth x Height).
500 x 300 x 225 mm
Media weight
Recommended media weight
60 - 90, 70 - 90, 200, 280
Technical details
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
HP Image Zone photo & imaging software
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
459 x 220 x 169 mm
Print technology
Indicates the method used to print by this product.
Networking features
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB 2.0, PictBridge
Standard input trays
Power requirements
100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 - 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy
+/- 0.05 mm
Service & support
Description of service and support of the product.
One-year limited hardware warranty backed by HP service and support (Warranties may vary in European countries, where legal requirements require a longer warranty period).
Control panel
Description of the control panel of the product; including the available buttons; and the function of each button
3 front-panel buttons (On/Off, Print, Cancel, Ink Status)
Technical features
True-to-life photo printing plus everyday document printing at breakthrough speeds.
Print borderless in any size up to large panorama (215 x 610 mm)
Print photos that resist fading for generations*
One-touch print cancel button and ink status indicator
Print quality
Print quality (colour, best quality)
The best print quality for color printing in dots per inch. Manufacturers are optimizing often with software the print quality.
4800 DPI
Print quality (black, normal quality)
600 DPI
Print quality (black, draft quality)
300 DPI
Print quality (black, best quality)
Best print quality with black cartridge. Often the quality is optimized by using rendering techniques, and the most optimal conditions are assumed, like using good photo paper.
1200 DPI
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The HP Deskjet 6540 made waves in our colour inkjets chart for over a year. Those still lamenting its demise will be glad to see that the firms 5940 model offers a lot of the same, at an even juicier price. Thankfully, it inherits the wonderfully...
We miss the Deskjet 6540, but the 5940 is a more than adequate substitute. It offers excellent print quality on both text and graphics, fast speeds, great looks and a wonderfully thought-out software interface. With PictBridge included, it even has fe...