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Introduction

This document provides technical information about the HP Deskjet 970c series printers.

Model numbers

PrinterModel number
HP Deskjet 970cxi C6429A
HP Deskjet 970cse C6429B
Duplexer/two sided printing accessory C6426-60033

Serial number location

The serial number is located on the bottom of the printer.

Product description

  • Laser-like quality text and brilliant photo-quality color.
  • HP PhotoREt III printing technology. HP PhotoREt III combines smaller drop size and vibrant inks with improved fade resistance to produce fast, outstanding print quality in all modes and all media, including incredibly realistic photo images.
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) capability. USB is a peripheral bus specification that provides Plug and Play capability to computer peripherals. Printers connected to a computer through USB are automatically configured as soon as they are attached, without the need to reconfigure or restart the computer.
  • HP ColorSmart III technology. HP ColorSmart III allows the printer to automatically deliver sharper, clearer, more vivid output.
  • 2400 dpi mode.

Printer features

Print speed

NOTE: Print speeds may vary, depending on the document, software program, and computer settings.
Document typeDraftNormalBest
Black Text 12.0 pages per minute (ppm) 6.5 ppm 4.7 ppm
Mixed Text/Graphics 10.0 ppm 5.0 ppm 3.1 ppm
Full Page Color 2.9 ppm 0.6 ppm 0.3 ppm
Image 4 x 6 N/A 1.0 ppm 0.5 ppm

Print quality and resolution

Black resolution (depends on paper type)

Print modeResolution
Draft mode 300 x 600 dpi
Normal mode 600 x 600 dpi
Best mode 600 x 600 dpi

Color resolution (depends on paper type)

Print modeResolution
Draft mode 300 x 600 dpi
Normal mode Color Layering
Best mode Color Layering

or 2400 x 1200 dpi also available

Print method

Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printing

Printer command language

HP PCL level 3 enhanced

Software compatibility

  • Microsoft(R) Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP
  • Microsoft Windows 3.x and MS-DOS(R) applications (limited compatibility)
  • Macintosh (with USB connection)
    NOTE: Older Macintoshs that did not have built in USB or have a third party USB port added are not supported. This is also referred to as a "native" USB port.

System requirements

Operating systemMinimum system requirements
Windows 3.1x

(limited functionality)
Pentium(R) processor, 66 MHz or better

8 MB RAM

40 MB free hard disk space

Windows 3.1x, enhanced mode only

CD-ROM drive
Windows 95 or 98 Pentium processor, 66 MHz or better

16 MB RAM

40 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows NT 4.0 Pentium processor, 66 MHz or better

32 MB RAM

40 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows 2000 Pentium processor, 133 MHz or better

64 MB RAM

40 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows XP Pentium processor, 233 MHz or better (300+ MHz recommended)

64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM recommended)

1.5 gigabyte free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows Me Pentium processor, 150 MHz or better

32 MB RAM

10 to 20 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
MS-DOS

(limited functionality)
MS-DOS 3.3 or above

80486 processor or better

4 MB RAM

5 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Macintosh Macintosh OS 8.6 or above (networked Macintosh only)

Macintosh OS 8.6 or above: (USB-connect Macintosh only)

Recommended system requirements

  • Windows 98 or better
  • Pentium II processor, 450 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free hard disk space

I/O interface

  • Centronics parallel, IEEE 1284-compliant with 1284-B receptacle
  • Universal Serial Bus (Windows 98 and USB-connect Macintosh)

Recommended cables

The printer needs a printer cable that supports bidirectional communication (IEEE-1284-compliant), such as the cable listed below:
CablePart descriptionPart number
HP IEEE 1284-Compliant Parallel Interface Cable With one 1284-A connector for the computer port and one 1284-B connector for the printer port.

2-meter length

3-meter length
C2950A

C2951A
HP USB-Compliant Interface Cables 2-meter lengthC6518A*
* Available only through an authorized HP Dealer or Reseller.

Font information

The printer contains eight internal bitmapped fonts. The following table shows the fonts and their sizes.

Standard fonts

ProportionalFont sizes
CG Times 5,6,7,8,10,12,14
CG Times Italic 5,6,7,8,10,12,14
Univers 5,6,7,8,10,12,14
Univers Italic 5,6,10,12
Fixed pitchPoint sizesPitches
Courier 6,12,24 5,10,16.67,20
Courier Italic 6,12,24 5,10,20
Letter Gothic 4.75,9.5,19 16.67
Letter Gothic Italic 6,12,24 6,12,24

International fonts

FontCountry designation
Arabic Saudi Arabia
Baltic Latvia/Lithuania
Cyrillic Russia
Greek Greece
Hebrew Israel
Thai Thailand

Paper handling information

Paper capacity

Paper or media typeSupported paper capacity
Banners up to 20 sheets
Cards up to 45 sheets
Envelopes up to 15 sheets
Labels up to 20 sheets of labels

(use only U.S. letter or A4-size sheets)
Out tray capacity up to 50 sheets
Sheets up to 150 sheets
Transparencies up to 30 sheets
NOTE: All HP Inkjet media are compatible with all HP Inkjet printers.

Supported media weights

Paper or media typeWeight
Letter paper 60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pound)
Legal paper 75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 pound)
Continuous (banner) paper 60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pound)
Envelopes 75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 pound)
Cards Up to 200 gsm (110 pound index max)

Two-sided printing module

Paper or media typeWeight
Letter Paper 60 to 90 gsm (16 to 24 pounds)
Legal Paper N/A
Continuous (Banner) Paper N/A
Envelopes N/A
Cards Up to 160 gsm (90 pound index max)

Supported media sizes

Paper or media typeDimensions
Paper: (plain, Inkjet, photo, glossy) U.S. Letter

216 millimeters (mm) x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
Legal

216 mm x 356 mm

(8.5 inches x 14 inches)
Executive

184 mm x 279 mm

(7.25 inches x 10.5 inches)
A4

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.69 inches)
A5

148 mm x 210 mm

(5.83 inches x 8.27 inches)
B5

182 mm x 257 mm

(7.16 inches x 10.12 inches)
Banner U.S. letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11inches)
A4 210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Envelopes US No. 10

104.7 mm x 241.3 mm

(4.12 inches x 9.5 inches)
A2 invitation

111 mm x 146 mm

(4.37 inches x 5.75 inches)
DL

109.9 mm x 219.95 mm

(4.33 inches x 8.66 inches)
C6

114.05 mm x 162.05 mm

(4.5 inches x 6.38 inches)
TransparenciesU.S. Letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
A4

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Labels U.S. letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)
A4

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Cards 76 mm x 127 mm

(3 inches x 5 inches)
102 mm x 152 mm

(4 inches x 6 inches)
127 mm x 203 mm

(5 inches x 8 inches)
A6

105 mm x 148.5 mm

(5.25 inches x 5.85 inches)
Hagaki

100 mm x 148 mm

(4 inches x 6 inches)
Custom size Width 77 mm x 216 mm (3 inches x 8.5 inches)

Length 77 mm x 356 mm (3 inches x to 14 inches)

Two-sided printing module

Paper or media typeDimension
Paper: (plain, Inkjet, glossy) U.S. Letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11.7 inches)
Executive

(184 mm x 279 mm

(7.25 inches x 10.5 inches)
A4

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.25 inches x 11.7 inches)
A5

148 mm x 210 mm

(5.8 inches x 8.25 inches)
B5

182 mm x 257 mm

(7.16 inches x 10.11 inches)
Cards 102 mm x 152 mm

(4 inches x 6 inches)
127 mm x 203 mm

(5 inches x 8 inches)
A6 105 mm x 148.5 mm

(4.13 inches x 5.85 inches)
Hagaki 100 mm x 148 mm

(3.94 inches x 5.83 inches)
Custom size Sizes greater than 76.20 mm x 127 mm and less (3 inches x 5 inches) than A4/US Letter

Print cartridge information

Part namePart descriptionPart number
Print cartridge Black HP 45 (equivalent to HP 51645 series)
Print cartridge Tricolor HP 78 (equivalent to C6578 series)

Memory information

DescriptionSpecification
Built-in RAM 4 MB
Input Buffer 3 MB

Performance information

Duty cycle

Cycle typeCapacity
Normal monthly duty cycle 5,000 pages per month
Two-sided printing module duty cycle 5,000 sides per month (2,500 pages)

Physical specifications

Dimensions without two-sided printing module

Width 440 mm (17.32 inches)
Height 196 mm (7.72 inches)
Depth 370 mm (14.56 inches)
Weight 5.85 kilograms (12.9 pounds) without cartridges

Dimensions with two-sided printing module

Width 440 mm (17.32 inches)
Height 196 mm (7.72 inches)
Depth 430 mm (16.93 inches)
Weight 6.65 kilograms (14.65 pounds) without cartridges

Electrical specifications

Printers carry the Energy Star® emblem and comply with Blue Angel specifications.
CategorySpecification
Power consumption 2 watts maximum when off

4 watts minimum non-printing

25 watts maximum average when printing
Input voltage 100 - 240 (VAC) (+/-10%)
Input frequency 50/60 (Hz) (+/- 3Hz)

Environmental specifications

AttributesSpecification
Operating temperature 5 to 40 degrees Celsius (C)

(41 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F))
Recommended: 15 to 35 degrees C

(59 to 95 degrees F)

20%-80% RH Non-condensing
Relative humidity 15%-80% RH Non-condensing
Storage temperatures -40 to 70 degrees C

(-40 to 158 degrees F)

Noise specifications

Noise levels per ISO 9296

(without the two-sided printing module)


Sound level
Sound Power 5.9 B(A)
Sound Pressure 46 dB(A)
Noise levels per ISO 9296 (with two-sided printing module) Sound level
Sound Power 6.0 B(A)
Sound Pressure 47 dB(A)

General warranty statement

HP offers the following limited warranty in most parts of the world.
HP ProductDuration of Limited Warranty
Software One Year
Print Cartridges End of Life/Date Stamped
Printer One Year
However, due to local legal requirements, HP may be required to offer a two-year warranty in Europe. During the warranty period, telephone support is provided free-of-charge for hardware-related failures.
HP also offers an extended warranty called Care Pack for an additional charge. Care Pack extends the limited warranty to three years and includes a service called Express Exchange. With Express Exchange customers who experience a printer failure can call a support number and have a defective unit exchanged with a replacement unit.

Safety certifications

CategorySpecification
Safety certifications CSA

NOM (Mexico)

TUV

UL

PRC (China)

Poland

Russia

Singapore.
EMI certification Printer with Power Module:

FCC Part 15 Class B when used with a Class B computing device (USA) CISPR 22 Class B

EMC Directive 89/336/EEC (European Community),

VCCI (Japan)

RRL (Korea)
FCC Certification Complies with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.