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Printer Specifications for HP Photosmart Pro B9180 and B9180gp Photo Printers

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Figure 1: HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Printer

Model numbers

Printer model numberProduct numberAvailability
HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Q5736AUnited States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America
HP Photosmart Pro B9180gp Q5743A Europe, Latin America


  • Scalable Printing Technology with four printheads and eight ink cartridges for high-quality images.
  • Fade-resistant photos with bright colors when used in conjunction with the newly-designed HP Advanced Photo Paper.
  • Print in a range of sizes, from 7.6 x 13 cm to 32 x 48 cm (3 x 5 inches to 13 x 19 inches).
  • Specialty media tray and straight-through paper path for printing on rigid or thick media such as card stock.
  • Built-in Ethernet network connectivity.
  • HP Photosmart Pro Print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop for high quality, professional prints.

System requirements

ComponentWindows minimumMacintosh minimum

Operating SystemWindows 2000 Professional, XP Home, and XP Professional, and XP Professional 64Mac OS X v. 10.3x and 10.4x
ProcessorIntel Pentium II (or equivalent) or higherG3 or greater
Minimum RAM64 MB (128 MB recommended)128 MB
Free disk space600 MB (2GB recommended)150 MB
Video display800 x 600, 16-bit or higher800 x 600, 16-bit or higher
CD-ROM drive4x4x
BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or laterNone

Network support

Network supportWindows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional, and XP Professional 64

Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x

Ink cartridges and printheads

These cartridges contain pigment-based ink.
Ink cartridgesPrintheads
HP 38 Matte Black Pigment ink cartridge HP 70 Photo Black/Light Gray printhead
HP 38 Light Gray Pigment ink cartridgeHP 70 Matte Black/Cyan printhead
HP 38 Photo Black Pigment ink cartridgeHP 70 Magenta/Yellow printhead
HP 38 Cyan Pigment ink cartridge HP 70 Light Cyan/Light Magenta printhead
HP 38 Magenta Pigment ink cartridge
HP 38 Yellow Pigment ink cartridge
HP 38 Light Magenta Pigment ink cartridge
HP 38 Light Cyan Pigment ink cartridge

Print specifications

Print speed

  • 27 ppm black text
  • 25 ppm mixed graphics
  • 10 seconds - 4 x 6 with border printed at the photo draft setting

Duty cycle

1000 pages per month.

Print resolution

4800 dpi x 1200 optimized dpi

Print margins

Minimum printing margins.
Paper typeTop/Bottom marginLeft/Right margin
Rigid media14 mm (0.55 inches)3 mm (0.12 inches)
All other media (borderless printing)0.0 mm (0.0 inches)0.0 mm (0.0 inches)

Color Management Strategy

  • HP Photosmart Pro Print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop versions PS 7, CS1, and CS2
  • Application-based color management
  • Printer-based color management


Built-in connectivity
  • Ethernet 802.3
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 High Speed.1 HP recommends that the USB cable be less than 3 meters (10 feet) long.
NOTE:1 Standard USB cable that can be purchased at most retail outlets.

Paper handling

In tray, out tray, and specialty tray capacity

Paper typeMain trayOut traySpecialty tray
Plain paper200 sheets 50 sheets1 sheet of any media up to 1.5 mm thick
Photo paper60 sheets20 sheets
Envelopes 50 envelopes10 envelopes
Cards20 to 40 depending on thickness10 cards
Labels30 sheets10 sheets

Paper trays and supported paper sizes

Main tray 7.6 x 12.7 cm to 33 x 48.3 cm (3 x 5 inches to 13 x 19 inches)
Specialty media tray 7.6 x 12.7 cm to 33 x 48.3 cm (3 x 5 inches to 13 x 19 inches)
Output trayAll supported sizes

Media specifications

Recommended maximum length

Recommended minimum length
483 mm (19 in)

33 mm (3 inches)
Recommended maximum width

Recommended minimum width
330 mm (13 in)

48.3 mm (3 x 5 inches)
Recommended maximum thickness1.5mm
Recommended plain paper weight60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 pounds)
Recommended maximum photo paper weight280 g/m2 (applies to the main tray only)

Supported media types

Media typesPaper (photo, plain, and inkjet)
Cards (index, greeting, Hagaki, A6, L-size)
Iron-on transfers

Supported paper sizes

76 x 127 mm to 330 x 483 mm (3 x 5 inches to 13 x 19 inches), including the following:
CategoryPaper typeSize
North AmericaLetter216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
Legal216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
Executive184 x 267 mm (7.3 x 10.5 inches)
Tabloid279 x 431 mm (11.00 x 17.00 inches)
Metric10 x 15 cm (with or without tab)100 x 150 mm (3.9 x 5.9 inches)
Panorama 100 x 300 mm (3.9 x 11.8 inches)
13 x 18 cm130 x 180 mm (5.1 x 7 inches)
A3297 × 420 mm (11.69 x 16.54 inches)
A4210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
A5148 x 210 mm (5.9 x 8.3 inches)
A6105 x 148 (4.13 x 5.83 inches)
B4250 × 353 (9.8 x 13.9 inches)
B5182 x 257 mm (7.2 x 10.1 inches)
EnvelopesNumber 10105 x 241 mm (4.1 x 9.5 inches)
Invitation A2111 x 146 mm (4.4 x 5.8 inches)
C6114 x 162 mm (4.5 x 6.4 inches)
DL110 x 220 mm (4.3 x 8.7 inches)
JapanL89 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches)
2L178 x 127 mm (7 x 5 inches)
Hagaki100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
Ofuku Hagaki200 x 148 mm (7.9 x 5.8 inches)
Imperial12 x 12 inches305 x 305 mm (12 x 12 inches)
13 x 19 inches330 x 483 mm
Index76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
127 x 203 mm (5 x 8 inches)
Photo89 x 127 mm (3.5 x 5 inches)
102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches) with or without tab
127 x 178 mm (5 x 7 inches)
203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches)
279 x 355 mm (11 x 14 inches)
Panorama 4 x 10 inches101 x 254 (4 x 10 inches)
Panorama 4 x 11 inches101 x 279 mm (4 x 11 inches)
Panorama 4 x 12 inches101 x 305 mm (4 x 12 inches)

Physical specifications

The dimensions listed are for the printer with the paper tray extended.
Width643 mm (25.3 inches)
Height203 mm (8 inches)
Depth398 mm (15.7 inches)
Net weight (without cartridges)16.95 kg (37.37 pounds)

Power cord specifications

Model numberCountry/region
8121-0740 North America
8121-0731Korea, Europe (except those listed below)
8121-0731, 8121-0733Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
8121-0731, 8121-0739, 8121-0740CIS, Russia, Middle East, Africa (except South Africa)
8121-0837 Australia
8121-0737 + 8121-1004Israel, South Africa
8121-0738 Switzerland

Power consumption

Printing29 watts
Idle6 watts
Off5 watts

Operating environment

Operating conditions

Maximum operating conditionsSpecification
Temperature41 to 104 degrees F (5 to 40 degrees C)
Humidity20 to 80 percent relative humidity (non-condensing)

Operating conditions for best print quality

Optimal operating conditionsSpecification
Temperature59 to 95 degrees F (15 to 35 degrees C)
Humidity20 to 80 percent relative humidity (non-condensing)


RegionPrinterSoftwarePrint cartridges
Worldwide (Note that regional differences may apply to warranty specificationsOne year90 daysEnd of life or date stamped

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 the environment. For more information, go to HP's Commitment to the Environment Web site (in English).

Material safety data sheets

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained from the HP Web site (in English).

Recycling program

HP offers an increasing number of product return and recycling programs in many countries/regions, and partners with some of the largest electronic recycling centers throughout the world. HP conserves resources by reselling some of its most popular products. More information on HP's recycling programs can be obtained from the HP Web site (in English).

Recycled paper and plastic use

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

Ozone production

This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).

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