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HP Deskjet 845c Printer support

Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 825c and 845c Printer Series

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This document provides technical information about the HP Deskjet 825c and 845c series printers.

Model numbers and availability

PrinterProduct numberAvailability
HP Deskjet 825c C6506A Worldwide
HP Deskjet 825Cvr C6506E North America
HP Deskjet 845c C8934A Worldwide
HP Deskjet 845Cvr C8934E North America

Serial number location

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

Product description

HP Deskjet 825c and 845c series printers are equipped with the following features:
  • Dual-cartridge printing for the best print quality
  • Single-cartridge printing that the printer can use to operate with either the tricolor print cartridge or the black print cartridge.
  • Universal serial bus (USB) capability

Printer features

Print speed

NOTE: The print speeds might vary, depending on the document, the software program, and the computer settings.

HP Deskjet 825c and 845c printers

Document typePrint Speed DJ 825cPrint Speed DJ 845c
Black text Up to 6.5 pages per minute (ppm) Up to 8 ppm
Mixed text/color graphics Up to 4.5 ppm Up to 5 ppm


The resolution, or clarity, of a document is measured in dots per inch (dpi). The dpi is the number of dots of ink per inch that the printer places on a page to produce an image. The following table describes print quality of the HP Deskjet 825c and 845c series printers.
Printing mode Black TrueType(TM) text resolution Color resolution (depends on paper type) Photo paper printing resolution
Draft 300 x 300 dpi 300 x 300 dpi -
Normal 600 x 300 dpi 600 x 300 dpi + PhotoREt -
Best 600 x 600 dpi 600 x 600 dpi + PhotoREt 600 x 1200 dpi + PhotoREt

Print method

Drop-on-demand thermal Inkjet printing

Printer command language

HP PCL Level 3

Software compatibility

  • Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98, Millenium Edition (Me), 2000, and XP
  • Macintosh operating system 8.6 and later

Minimum system requirements

Operating systemMinimum recommended system
Microsoft Windows 98 Pentium (R) 66 megahertz (MHz) processor or greater

32 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM)

40 MB available hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Pentium 133 MHz processor or greater


40 MB available hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows Me Pentium 150 MHz processor or greater


40 MB available hard-disk space
Microsoft Windows XP Pentium 233 MHz processor or greater


40 MB available hard-disk space
Macintosh OS 8.6 or above MacOS version 8.6 or later

Minimum 32 MB RAM, 64 MB recommended

8 MB (minimum) available hard-disk space
Networks Shared network printing not supported

Interface and connectivity

Universal serial bus (USB)

Recommended cables

A high-quality USB printer cable, such as the cables listed below, is required.
CablePart number
HP USB-compliant interface cables

2 m (6.56 feet)
* Available only through an authorized HP Dealer or Reseller

Font information

The following bitmapped internal fonts are supplied for HP Deskjet printers. The default font is portrait-oriented Courier 10 pitch, 12 point, upright, medium-weight. It prints if a font is not selected through an MS-DOS software program.
The following table shows the fonts and their sizes.
Proportionally spaced fontsPoint 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-pitch fonts Point sizes Pitches
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
NOTE: Depending on where the printer is purchased, additional symbol sets and fonts might be included on separate MS-DOS character-set installation disks.

Paper and other media specifications

Custom size

DimensionMetric sizeEnglish size
Minimum and maximum width 77 to 216 mm 3 to 8.5 inches
Minimum and maximum length 77 to 356 mm 3 to 14 inches

Supported paper and paper sizes

Paper typeMetric sizeEnglish size
US Letter 216 x 279 mm 8.5 x 11 inches
Banner US Letter 216 x 279 mm 8.5 x 11 inches
US Legal 216 x 356 mm 8.5 x 14 inches
Executive 184 x 267 mm 7.25 x 10.5 inches
European A4 210 x 297 mm 8.2 x 11.6 inches
European A5 148.5 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.2 inches
Banner European A4 210 x 297 mm 8.2 x 11.6 inches
B5-JIS 182 x 257 mm 7.1 x 10 inches

Supported envelopes and envelope sizes

Envelope typeMetric sizeEnglish size
US No. 10 envelope 104.7 x 241.3 mm 4.12 x 9.5 inches
Invitation A2 envelope 111.1 x 146 mm 4.37 x 5.75 inches
European DL envelope 220 x 110 mm 8.6 x 4.3 inches
European C6 envelope 114 x 162 mm 4.5 x 6.3 inches

Supported cards and card sizes

Card typeMetric sizeEnglish size
Index card 76 x 127 mm 3 x 5 inches
Index card 102 x 152 mm 4 x 6 inches
Index card 127 x 203 mm 5 x 8 inches
European A6 card 105 x 148 mm 4.1 x 5.8 inches
Japanese Hagaki Postcard 100 x 148 mm 3.9 x 5.8 inches

Supported paper and other media

The following list shows the paper and other types of media that are available from printer settings.
Paper or media typeDescription
Plain paper --
Inkjet paper HP Bright White Paper

HP Premium Inkjet Paper

HP Premium Inkjet Heavyweight Paper

Other Inkjet paper
Photo paper HP Photo Paper

HP Premium Photo Paper

Other photo paper
Transparency film HP Premium Inkjet Transparency Film

HP Premium Inkjet Rapid-dry Transparencies

Other transparency films
Specialty paper HP Banner Paper

HP Greeting Card paper

HP Glossy Greeting Card paper

HP Felt-textured Greeting Card paper

HP Professional Brochure and Flyer Paper HP Iron-On T-shirt Transfers

HP Restickables

Other specialty papers

Paper-handling information

Paper typeQuantity
Sheets Up to 100 sheets
Banners Up to 20 sheets
Envelopes Up to 15 envelopes
Cards Up to 30 cards
Transparencies Up to 25 sheets
Labels and stickers Up to 20 sheets specifically designed for use with HP Inkjet printers.

Use only U.S. letter-sized or A4-sized sheets.
Out tray capacity Up to 50 sheets

Supported paper and media weights

Paper or media typeWeight
Letter Paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
Legal Paper 75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb)
Banner Paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lb)
Envelopes 75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb)
Index cards Up to 200 g/m2, 0.3 mm maximum thickness

(110 lb maximum, 0.012-inch maximum thickness)

Ink cartridge information

CartridgePart number
HP black print cartridge (optional for the HP Deskjet 825C series) HP No. 15 (C6615 series)
HP color print cartridge HP No. 17 (C6625 series)

Memory information

Built-In RAM 2 MB
Receiver buffer 48 KB

Performance information

Print quality

Black print quality Up to 600 dpi with black pigmented ink
Color print quality HP Color Layering Technology through PhotoREt II, 1200-dpi mode (600 x 1200 using photo paper)

Duty cycle

1,000 pages per month

Physical specifications

Width 446 mm (17.5 inches)
Depth 355 mm (13.8 inches)
Height 185 mm (7.2 inches)
Net weight 5.22 kg (11.5 lbs)

excluding power supply (0.75 lb, or 0.34 kg) and cartridges (0.5 lb, or 0.22 kg each)

Electrical specifications

NOTE: The HP Deskjet automatically accommodates the worldwide range of alternating current (ac) line voltages and frequencies. There is no on/off switch on the power adapter.
Input voltage 100 to 240 volt ac (Vac) (+/- 10%)
Input frequency 50 to 60 Hertz (Hz) (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption (maximum) 4 watts maximum when off

4 watts minimum when idle

45 watts maximum average printing

ENERGY STAR compliant

Environmental specifications

Operating temperature 5 degrees Celsius (C) to 40 degrees C

(41 degrees Fahrenheit [F] to 104 degrees F)
Recommended operating temperature 15 degrees C to 35 degrees C

(59 degrees F to 95 degrees F)

20% to 80% RH noncondensing
Storage temperature -40 degrees C to 60 degrees C

(-40 degrees F to 140 degrees F)
Humidity 15 to 80% RH non-condensing
Noise levels per ISO 9296Normal mode
Sound power 5.5 B in Normal mode
Sound pressure 42 dB in Normal mode
HP Deskjet 845c Printer

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