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HP Deskjet 6940 Color Printer (C8970A#B1H)

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  • Affordable, high-performance InkJet printer for professional printing at home or office
  • Crisp and clear 4,800 dpi print quality
  • Built-in Ethernet network card
  • Prints up to 36 pages per minute
  • 1-Year limited manufacturer's warranty
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Printer Technology Inkjet Inkjet Inkjet Inkjet
Connectivity Technology Wireless;USB Wired;USB Wireless;USB Wired;USB
Printer Output Color Color Color Color
Max Printspeed Black White 36 pages per minute 20 pages per minute 32 pages per minute 16 pages per minute
Double-Sided Printing Yes No Yes No
Resolution Information not Provided Information not Provided Information not Provided Information not Provided
Media Size Maximum 8.5 x 24 inch 8.5 x 14 inch 8.5 x 14 inch 11 x 17 inch
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Technical Details

  • network-ready

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 17.7 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 17.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000CO9ZMI
  • Item model number: C8970A#B1H
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 30, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The HP Deskjet 6940 Color Printer is the new wired ethernet printer with breakthrough speed, professional print quality and direct photo photo printing. Easy print sharing abilities with built-in wired Ethernet make HP's Deskjet 6940 an affordable performance print solution for professional printing at office and home. Work the way you want to with wired Ethernet printing and print sharing with up to five computers. Work more productively with breakthrough speeds up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color in Fast Draft mode. Print professional-quality color color up to 4800 optimized dpi or optional 6-ink color. Convenient, direct photo printing without a PC from PictBridge-enabled cameras using printer's front USB port. Create standard and custom size photos up to 8.5 x 24 in, with or without borders. Save time and use up to 50% less paper with optional auto two-sided printing. Automatic paper type sensor and optional 250-sheet plain paper tray are other convenient paper handling features. Enhance and fix photos automatically with HP Photosmart Premier software. Smart, fast-access controls include Print cancel, Network configuration and Quiet print mode

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Amazon.com Product Description If you're looking for a fast and affordable inkjet printer, the HP Deskjet 6940 may be the one. This printer offers an impressive range of features, including wired Ethernet printing, direct photo printing, and the ability to print high volume jobs in full-color or black & white at speeds of up to 36 ppm. The affordable and efficient HP Deskjet 6940 is a perfect addition to any home office or small business environment.

The HP Deskjet 6940 offers:
  • Print speeds up to 36 ppm
  • High resolution photo capabilities up to 4800 optimized dpi
  • Bluetooth and PictBridge compatibility
  • An automatic Duplexing Feature
  • An expandable 150-sheet paper tray


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Fast, Full-Color Printing Options
The Deskjet 6940 isn't your average inkjet printer. This printer offers the ability to print documents and photos at up to 4800 optimized dpi resolution for exceptionally crystal-clear prints and at paper sizes of up to 8.5 x 24 inches. HP's Vivera Inks and optional six-ink color technology allows for professional quality photos with true-to-life color.

The automatic duplex printing feature allows for printing on both sides of the paper which greatly reduces paper costs. This printer even allows for printing photos directly from a PictBridge compatible digital camera via the integrated PictBridge USB input, bypassing the need to use a computer for printing photos.

Speed is one of the 6940's greatest assets. This Deskjet is capable of printing up to 36 ppm in black and 27 ppm in color which is significantly quicker than other similar inkjet printers.

Wireless Print Sharing and Networking Features
HP has equipped the Deskjet 6940 with plenty of useful wireless and networking features to help expand upon its usability. The built-in Ethernet input eliminates the need for additional hardware or software, and it also allows for easy setup of a home or office network that allows the user to connect multiple laptops and desktop computers to one printer.

Wireless is the wave of the future, and this printer features the latest in wireless technology. Just plug the printer networking cable into a wireless router (sold separately) and enjoy wireless printing. The Deskjet 6940 also supports Blue tooth wireless connectivity which allows for wireless printing straight from a camera phone or PDA device with an optional wireless print adapter (not included).

Award-Winning Support and Reliability
HP has been a reliable and dependable name since 1988 and was even chosen by consumers as the "most reliable" printer in a 2006 study.

The Deskjet 6940 is compatible with both Windows (including Vista) and Macintosh. It measures 17.7 x 14.5 x 5.7 inches and weighs 13.2 pounds. It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty which includes HP's Total Care advice and support.

What's in the Box
HP Deskjet 6940 Printer, HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (21 ml), HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (14 ml), HP Photosmart Premier software, printer drivers, user's guide on CD-ROM, setup poster, reference guide, Ethernet cable, power supply, power cord.


Customer Reviews

Print quality is very good.
D Evenson
The color is excellent and the ink cartridges which came with the printer are lasting a long time considering the amount of printing that I have been doing.
Connie Griffin-Woodring
I had no luck with support or repair parts.
D. Shattuck

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By bayareakirk VINE VOICE on February 12, 2007
I have used this for about 6 months with no problems. I have used it with both windows and mac computers. I use it mostly for print but color photos and graphics come out well. It is easy to set up and use.

I have never had a paper jam.

Contrary to a previous reviewer, there ARE large print cartridges available that last very well.

The printer is fast and prints very nicely at the fast (low ink usage) settings.

I like the paper tray as it holds allot of paper, is easy to use, and is covered.

It is a good, fast and simple unit but I do wish it did two-sided printing.

It looks good and works quietly and reliably.

Edit 2010: This printer lasted 3 years of light use (mostly black only prints) and then the color cartridge stopped working. Cleaning and new cartridges did not solve the problem. The printer would not work at all with a color cartridge in the machine but continued to work as a black only printer if the cartridge was removed. Still, 3 years is about the most I've ever gotten out of a inkjet printer. I prefer toner machines now as they seem to last longer.
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124 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Chris Fink on February 11, 2006
I've been in the computer world for many years. I am a die-hard HP fan but the past few Deskjets have not really had the WOW factor to them. Until this one. I just recently purchased it and it was hooked up in no time on my network, all 5 computers can print to it simultaneously and it doesn't have any problem handling the spooling.

I gave this printer a 5 out of 5 because of its quality, ease of use, print quality, appearance itself as it looks great with an all black desktop and overall satisfaction with it.

I recommend this to anyone looking for a good bang for the buck factor as well as an amazing product, once again, from Hewlett-Packard.
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By D. Shattuck on December 21, 2007
When replacing print cartridges there is a folding, wire spring that contacts the cartridge. The spring easily comes out of place. If so, it will damage a printed circuit when the cartridge is installed. The printer is now worthless. I had no luck with support or repair parts. Searching for help, discovered multiple postings of this issue.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By S. Redding on December 22, 2008
Because of a design flaw, there's a small plastic tab that holds the x-bias spring in place. When the tab breaks (notice I used the word when and not if), the spring will punch a hole in the circuit. As a result, my printer only does black and white.

HP provides pictures of this problem. Look for "Cannot Insert Print Cartridge" and you'll see the image of the spring out of place. What it doesn't show is an image of the damaged circuit.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By C. Denny on March 30, 2008
A caveat for inserting a print cartridge into the inkjet printer...make sure the printer is turned on before you lift the cover. This allows the little plate in front of the cartridge receptacles to descend...otherwise this plate interferes with the cartridge insertion. I learned the hard way...I tried to insert new cartridges with the printer turned off; hence, the plate did not descend...and I forced it. In the process, I damaged the folding, wire spring that contacts the cartridge to complete the electrical circut...rendering the printer useless in part or whole.

This is an excellent inkjet printer...the mea culpa aspects aside...I've just ordered another HP 6940 Inkjet Printer from Amazon. I recommend this printer to any one...but be careful.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Connie Griffin-Woodring on March 7, 2007
Verified Purchase
The price was great and this printer performs very well for my

needs. The color is excellent and the ink cartridges which came

with the printer are lasting a long time considering the amount

of printing that I have been doing. Putting in the two ink

cartridges is very easy. I wanted a printer that did not have

the five or six cartridge set-up.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on February 16, 2007
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I bought this printer a few weeks ago, but was putting off installing it. I dread spending tons of time with hardware, and usually there are problems, incompatabilities, and needed updates. The installation was a snap! I connected it using the enclosed ethernet cable. I connected it directly to my wireless router--works great. I then noticed in the written directions that you could only use a wired ethernet connection to establish the needed link to my son's laptop. I was totally bummed since the main reason I bought this printer was to enable us to print directly from the wirelessly routed laptop. WELL, to my great happiness, I was easily able to install the printer wirelessly. It prints really well. I'm very satisfied with all my HP products, and this printer was no exception. If you need to install it directly with a USB, just know that the USB cable is not included in the box.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 7, 2007
Pros: Excellent graphics and photo quality, super-fast, good-quality draft printing, rarely jams (I re-use paper all the time), black (not dark gray) text
Cons: Small paper tray, drinks up ink like water, ink cartridges way too small and expensive

After my beloved HP 990c died, which printed absolutely beautiful graphics and photographs, I searched long and hard for a replacement printer. I do a lot of desktop publishing, and the graphics quality is just, if not more, important to me than photo quality. On the recommendation of a salesman (stupid!), I purchased an Epson. Never again! What a piece of junk! I also tried an HP PhotoSmart printer, which printed great photos but just so-so graphics. Then I purchased the HP 6940 and have been very happy with it. It gave me the excellent graphics quality of my old 990c. For you photo buffs, sometimes I print 8x10 black and white portrait photos, and for years I have been frustrated trying to get "darkroom quality" on my inkjets. I tried using PhotoShop and PhotoShop Elements to tweak it here and there, with unsatisfactory results. It was the same with the 6940 until I printed them using the HP PhotoSmart Premier software that came with the printer. What a difference! I didn't have to change any settings or anything -- it just printed the B&W's much better!

Now for the bad news: when I have a particular job to do, the end result is usually printed elsewhere on a professional machine. However, I do lots of draft printing to check different page designs, etc. before I consider the job final. On a 5-page, double-side printed playbill, I went through at least SIX cartridges of ink!! I'd be part way through a job, and the printer tells me I'm low on ink already! Purchasing the 3-combo pack at Costco cost me about $72 x 2 = $144!!
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