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HP Deskjet 5440 Photo Printer support

Printer Specifications for HP Deskjet 5440, 5440xi, 5442, and 5443 Printers

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Model numbers

Printer model numberProduct numberAvailability
HP Deskjet 5440C9045ANorth America, Asia Pacific, Latin America
C9045BWestern Europe
HP Deskjet 5440xi C9046ANorth America
HP Deskjet 5442C9090ANorth America
HP Deskjet 5443C9045CMiddle East, Africa


  • Borderless printing on 8.5 x 11 inch photo paper
  • Optional six-ink printing (with the regular tri-color cartridge and the photo cartridge)
  • Six print modes in the software
  • Ink-backup mode (printer can operate with one pen out of ink)
  • Auto-off feature places the printer in a low power, energy efficient mode after being idle for 30 minutes

Duty cycle

1000 pages per month

Print speed

The print speeds listed in the table below are approximate (and maximum) speeds. Actual print speeds will vary depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity. The speeds are listed as pages per minute (ppm).
Black textSpeed
Plain paper/FastDraft up to 22 ppm
Black text with color graphicsSpeed
Plain paper/FastDraftUp to 21 ppm

Print quality and resolution

Resolution in the tables below is shown in dots per inch (dpi).

Black True Type text resolution

Print modeResolution
Plain paper/FastDraft300 x 300 dpi
Plain paper/FastNormal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper/Best/PhotoREt600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi1200 x 1200 dpi

Color input resolution

Print modeResolution
Plain paper/FastDraft300 x 300 dpi
Plain paper/FastNormal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi1200 x 1200 dpi
Photo paper/FastDraft300 x 300 dpi
Photo paper/Normal600 x 600 dpi
Photo paper/Best - PhotoREt600 x 600 dpi

Color printing resolution (subject to color input resolution above)

Print modeResolution
Plain paper/FastDraft600 x 300 dpi
Plain paper/FastNormal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper/Normal600 x 600 dpi
Plain paper 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi1200 x 1200 dpi
Photo paper/FastDraft1200 x 1200 dpi
Photo paper/Normal4800 x 1200 dpi
Photo paper/Best - PhotoREt4800 x 1200 dpi
4800 x 1200 optimized dpi printing is available for all media. If you are printing photographs or are printing 4800 x 1200 dpi, you must have a large amount of hard drive space available to process the print data.

Operating systems - Minimum system requirements

Operating systemProcessorRequired RAMRequired hard disk space*
MS Windows 98 and Me233 Mhz Pentium II or equivalent64 MB300 MB
Windows XP and 2000233 Mhz Pentium II or equivalent128 MB300 MB
Mac OS X v. 10.2, 10.3 and laterG3 processor or better128 MB150 MB
NOTE:Printing photographs or printing 4800 x 1200 dpi requires large amounts of free space on the hard disk.


Standard connectivity
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable 2.0 compatible

Font information

U.S. Standards Internal Bit-Mapped Fonts
CG Times

CG Times Italic


Univers Italic
5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14

5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14

5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14

5, 6, 10, 12
Fixed pitch


Courier Italic

Letter Gothic

Letter Gothic Italic
Point sizes

6, 12, 24

6, 12, 24

6, 12, 24

4.75, 9.5, 19

5, 10, 16.67, 20

5, 10, 20

6, 12, 24


Paper handling

Media (paper) weights

U.S. letter16 to 24 lbs. (60-90 g/m2)
Legal20 to 24 lbs. (75-90 g/m2)
Envelopes20 to 24 lbs. (75-90 g/m2)
Index cards110 lbs. (up to 200 g/m2)

In tray and out tray capacity

Paper typeIn tray capacityOut tray capacity
Plain paper100 sheets 50 sheets
Envelope 10 envelopes10 envelopes
Greeting card20 cards10 cards
Labels (U.S. letter or A4 sheets)20 sheets10 sheets
Photo paper30 sheets15 sheets
Index cards30 cards15 cards
Transparencies30 sheets15 sheets

Custom size media

Width - minimum and maximum 3.0 to 8.5 inches

(77 to 215 mm)
Length - minimum and maximum5.0 to 24.0 inches

(127 to 609 mm)

Supported paper and sizes

Paper typeSize
U.S. letter8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
U.S. legal8.5 x 14 inches (216 x 356 mm)
Executive7.25 x 10.5 inches (184 x 267 mm)
European A4210 x 297 mm (8.27 x 11.69 inches)
European A5148 x 210 mm (5.85 x 8.27 inches)
European A6105 x 148 mm (4.13 x 5.83 inches)

Supported envelopes and sizes

Envelope typeSize
U.S. Number 104.12 x 9.5 inches (105 x 241 mm)
Invitation A24.37 x 5.75 inches (111 x 146 mm)
European DL110 x 220 mm (4.33 x 8.66 inches)
European C6114 x 162 mm (4.48 x 6.38 inches

Supported index and greeting cards and sizes

Card typeSize
Index3 x 5 inches (76 x 127 mm)
Index4 x 6 inches (102 x 152 mm)
Index5 x 8 inches (127 x 203 mm)

Ink cartridges

To purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer, go to HP Home & Home Office Store (US only), and then click Ink Toner & Paper.
If you are located outside of the US, follow these steps to purchase cartridges using HP SureSupply.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.
Genuine HP cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.

Physical specifications

The dimensions listed are for the printer with the paper tray extended.
Width18.07 inches (459 mm)
Height5.67 inches (144 mm)
Depth18.9 inches (480 mm)
Net weight (without cartridges)7.635 pounds (3.462 kg)

Electrical specifications

Input voltage100 to 240 (+/- 10%)
Input frequency50 to 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption (maximum)Less than 1 watt maximum when off

7 watts average when not printing

44 watts average when printing

Operating environment

Operating conditions

Maximum operating conditionsSpecification
Temperature50 to 95 degrees F (10 to 35 C)
Humidity15 to 80 percent relative humidity non-condensing

Operating conditions for best print quality

Optimal operating conditionsSpecification
Temperature59 to 86 degrees (15 to 30 C)
Humidity20 to 80 percent relative humidity non-condensing


RegionPrinterSoftwarePrint cartridges
North America

One year90 daysEnd of life or date stamped
Asia PacificOne year90 daysEnd of life or date stamped
Latin AmericaOne year90 daysEnd of life or date stamped
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