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Product Specifications

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Introduction

This document outlines the product specifications for the HP Photosmart 7960 printer.

HP Photosmart printer models

HP Photosmart 7960 printerQ3020A

Minimum system requirements

ComponentWindows PCMacintosh
Operating system98, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Professional, XP HomeMac OS 9 v 9.1 or later, OS X v 10.1 through 10.3.x
ProcessorPentium II (or equivalent) or greaterG3 or greater
RAM64 MB (128 MB recommended)Mac OS 9.1 and OS 9.2: 64 MB (128 MB recommended) Mac OS X: 128 MB
Free disk space500 MB500 MB
Video display800 x 600, 16-bit or higher800 x 600, 16-bit or higher
CD-ROM drive4x4x
ConnectivityUSB: Front and back ports (Windows 98, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home, and XP Professional)USB 2.0 (Mac OS 9 v 9.1 or later, OS X v 10.1 through v 10.3.x)

Ink cartridges

ColorsCartridge model number
BlackHP #56 (C6656A
Tri-colorHP #57 (C6657A)
PhotoHP #58 (C6658A)
Photo grayHP #59 (C9359A)

Print resolution

Black truetype resolutionPlain paper/FastDraft300 x 300 rendered dpi
Plain paper/ Fast Normal600 x 600 rendered dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 rendered dpi
Plain paper/Best600 x 600 rendered dpi
Plain paper/Maximum dpi1200 x 1200 rendered dpi black
Color resolution - Four-ink (any paper type)Plain paper/FastDraft300 x 300 input dpi
Plain paper/Fast Normal600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Best600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Maximum dpi1200 x 1200 input dpi
Color printing resolution - Six-ink (plain and photo papers)Plain paper/Fast Draft600 x 300 dpi; 300 x 300 input dpi
Plain paper/Fast Normal600 x 600 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Best1200 x 1200 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Plain paper/Maximum dpi4800 x 1200 optimized dpi; 1200 x 1200 input dpi
Photo paper/Fast Draft1200 x 1200 dpi; 300 x 300 input dpi
Photo paper/Fast Normal1200 x 1200 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Photo paper/Normal1200 x 1200 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Photo paper/Best/Photo REt1200 x 1200 dpi; 600 x 600 input dpi
Photo paper/Maximum dpi4800 x 1200 optimized dpi; 1200 x 1200 input dpi

Print speed

ColorPrint speed
Black text21 ppm
Color16 ppm

Duty cycle

The duty cycle for the HP Photosmart 7960 printer is 5,000 pages per month.

Input/Output

  • Front USB port: 2.0 full speed, supporting note book computer and camera connectivity to selected HP cameras
  • Rear USB port: supporting computer connectivity
  • Five memory card slots: CF I and II, Secure Digital/MM card, SmartMedia card/xD-Picture card, Sony Memory Stick, and IBM Microdrive.

Internal memory

32 MB RAM

Automatic features

  • Media-size sensing using width detection
  • Media-type detection
  • Low ink detection
  • Automatic ink cartridge alignment

Paper tray capacity

Paper sizeCapacity
A and A4100 sheets
A620 sheets
Photo tray15 sheets

Physical dimensions

Height7.24 inches (183.8 mm)
Width20.43 inches (518.9 mm)
Depth15.4 inches (391.16 mm)
Weight14.5 pounds (5.78 kg)

Environmental specifications

Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally sound manner. This printer has been designed with several attributes to minimize impact on our environment. For more information, go to HP's Commitment to the Environment Web site at www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/index.html.

Ozone production

This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).

Energy consumption

Energy usage drops significantly while in ENERGY STAR mode, which saves natural resources, and saves money without affecting the high performance of this product. This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR, which is a voluntary program established to encourage the development of energy-efficient office products. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark of the U.S. EPA. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov.

Paper use

This product is suited for the use of recycled paper according to DIN 19309. Plastic parts over 0.88 ounces (24 grams) are marked according to international standards that enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the printer’s life.

Material safety data sheets

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained from the HP Web site at www.hp.com/go/msds. Customers without Internet access should contact HP support.

Recycling program

HP offers an increasing number of product return and recycling programs in many countries and partners with some of the largest electronic recycling centers throughout the world. HP conserves resources by reselling some of its most popular products. This HP product contains lead in the solder, which may require special handling at the end of its life.
HP Photosmart 7960 Photo Printer

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