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HP Deskjet 920c Printer support

Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 920C Printer Series

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This document provides technical information about HP Deskjet 920c series printers.

Model numbers

Printer Model number
HP Deskjet 920cxi C6430A
HP Deskjet 920c (NA) C6430B
HP Deskjet 920cvr C6430E
HP Deskjet 920c (EMEA) C6430F

General warranty statement

HP product Duration of limited warranty
HP Deskjet 920cxi One year
HP Deskjet 920c 90 days
HP Deskjet 920cvr One year
  • Telephone support is provided free-of-charge during the warranty period.
  • HP also offers an extended warranty called HP Care Pack for an additional charge. HP 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.
  • Following 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.

Print cartridge information

Part namePart descriptionPart number
Print cartridge Black HP 15 (equivalent to HP C6615 series)
Print cartridge Tri-color HP 78 (equivalent to C6578 series)

Memory information

2 MB built-in RAM

Duty cycle

1,000 pages per month

Serial number location

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

Product description

  • Photo-quality printer that delivers outstanding print quality on everything from text on plain paper to images on photo paper.
  • Enhanced Color Layering Technology from HP's 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 that connect 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.
  • 100 sheet fold-up tray.
  • 2400 x 1200 dpi mode with photo paper.

Printer features

Print speed

NOTE: Exact speed will vary depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
Document typeDraftNormalBest
Black text 9 pages per minute (ppm) 5.2 ppm 2.5 ppm
Mixed text with color graphics 7.5 ppm 2.2 ppm 1.2 ppm
Full page color 3 ppm 0.7 ppm 0.3 ppm
4x6 Color Photo, Photo Paper N/A 1.0 ppm 0.5 ppm

Print quality/resolution

Black resolution (depends on paper type)

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

Color resolution (depends on paper type)

Print modeResolution
Draft 300 x 600 dpi
Normal PhotoREt III
Best PhotoREt III or 2400 x 1200 dpi also available using photo paper

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, Windows 2000 or XP Home and Professional
  • Macintosh (with USB connection only)

Minimum system requirements

NOTE: Please note that the recommended system described below is not the minimum requirements. Meeting the recommended system requirements will provide better performance and more functionality from the HP Deskjet 920C series printers.
Operating systemMinimum system requirements
MS-DOS(R) (limited functionality) MS-DOS v 3.3 or greater

80486 processor or better


5 MB free hard-disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows Me Pentium (R) processor, 150MHz


40MB required hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows XP Home and Professional Pentium processor, 233Mhz

128 MB RAM

CD-ROM drive

40MB required hard disk space
Windows 95 and 98 Pentium processor, 66 MHz or better


40 MB required free hard disk space

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


40 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive
Windows 2000 Pentium 133 MHz processor


Macintosh PowerPC processor


8MB free hard disk space


Macintosh OS 8.6 (USB-connect Macintosh only)

Recommended Windows system requirements

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

Recommended Macintosh system requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or better
  • Built-in USB
  • PowerPC G3 processor, 233 MHz or better
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 500 MB free hard disk space

I/O interface

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

Recommended cables

You will need 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

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

Font information

The printer contains eight internal bitmapped fonts. The following tables show 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

Paper handling information

Paper capacity

Paper or media typeSupported paper capacity
Banners Up to 20 sheets
Cards Up to 30 cards
Envelopes Up to 15
Labels Up to 20 sheets of labels

(use only U.S. letter or A4-size sheets)
Out tray capacity Up to 50 sheets in Normal and Best modes

up to 35 sheets in Draft mode
Sheets Up to 100 sheets
Transparencies Up to 25 sheets

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)
Photo Paper All HP Photo papers

Supported media sizes

Paper or media typeDimensions
Paper: (plain, inkjet, photo, glossy)US Letter

216 millimeters (mm) x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)

216 mm x 356 mm

(8.5 inches x 14 inches)

184 mm x 279 mm

(7.25 inches x 10.5 inches)

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.69 inches)

148 mm x 210 mm

(5.83 inches x 8.27 inches)

182 mm x 257 mm

(7.16 inches x 10.12 inches)
BannerUS letter

216 mm x 279 mm

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

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
EnvelopesUS 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)

109.9 mm x 219.95 mm

(4.33 inches x 8.66 inches)

114.05 mm x 162.05 mm

(4.5 inches x 6.38 inches)
TransparenciesUS Letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
LabelsUS letter

216 mm x 279 mm

(8.5 inches x 11 inches)

210 mm x 297 mm

(8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)
Cards76 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)

100 mm x 148 mm

(4 inches x 6 inches)
Custom size:

Width 90 mm to 216 mm (3.5 inches to 8.5 inches)

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

Physical specifications


Width 440 mm (17.34 inches)
Height 196 mm (7.72 inches)
Depth 375 mm (14.6 inches)
Weight 5.85 kg (15 pounds without cartridges)

Electrical specifications

Power consumption 2 watts maximum when off

4 watts min. non-printing

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

Environmental specifications

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 to 80% RH noncondensing
Humidity 15 to 80% RH noncondensing
Storage temperature - 40 to 60 degrees (C)

- 40 to 140 degrees (F)

Noise specifications

Noise levels per ISO 9296

(without the optional two-sided printing module)

Sound level
Sound Power 5.9 B(A)
Sound Pressure 46 dB(A)

Safety certifications

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)