HP Deskjet 6940dt Printer

SKU: HP Deskjet 6940dt Printer (hp Office Products)

Wired Ethernet network printer with breakthrough speed, auto two-sided printing and extra paper tray

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Easy print sharing with built-in wired Ethernet
  • Built-in Ethernet networking—Easily share your printer on a small wired network of PCs and notebooks.
  • Easy wired network setup—no need for additional hardware or software with built-in Ethernet.
  • Plug the printer networking cable into a wireless router for wireless printing convenience.
  • Easily print from your camera phone and PDA with optional Bluetooth wireless print adapter
Breakthrough speed and print performance features
  • Greater productivity, less waiting with breakthrough speed up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color
  • HP's high-capacity ink cartridges can save ink and money—ideal for higher-volume jobs
  • Work at peak efficiency with standard HP two-sided printing accessory and extra 250-sheet paper tray
  • Media sensor detects paper type and automatically sets print quality to ensure optimal results
Professional print quality, direct photo printing
  • Print laser-quality black and true-to-life photos with HP Vivera Inks and optional 6-ink color
  • Photos resist fading for years and laser-quality text documents retain clarity for decades
  • Edit your photos with HP Photosmart Premier software, easily share them with HP Photosmart Share
  • Print professional-quality photos directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras via front USB port.


Wired network printing with breakthrough speeds up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color. Laser-quality black and professional photo quality using HP Vivera Inks and optional 6-ink color. Includes auto two-sided printing and additional paper tray.

Product Specifications

Speed/monthly volume
Print speed, black (draft quality mode) Up to 36 ppm
Print speed, black (normal quality mode) Up to 9.6 ppm
Print speed, black (best quality mode) Up to 2 ppm
Print speed, color (draft color mode) Up to 27 ppm
Print speed, color (normal quality mode) Up to 5.8 ppm
Print speed, color (best quality mode) Up to 2.1 ppm
Monthly duty cycle Up to 5000 pages
Printer page yield View additional yield information
Print quality/technology
Print technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Print quality, black Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi
Print quality, color Up to 4800 optimized dpi color and 1200 input dpi
Resolution technology HP PhotoREt III, HP PhotoREt IV (with optional photo cartridge)
Number of cartridges 3 (1 each black, tri-color, optional photo)
Ink types Dye-based, pigment-based
Paper handling/media
Paper tray(s), standard 1
Paper tray(s), maximum 3
Input capacity, standard Up to 400 sheets
Input capacity, maximum Up to 400 sheets
Envelope feeder Yes, 10
Envelope input, standard Up to 20 envelopes
Output capacity, standard Up to 50 sheets
Output capacity, maximum Up to 50 sheets
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper) Automatic (standard)
Document finishing Sheetfed
Media sizes, standard Letter, legal, executive, cards, No. 10 envelopes, borderless photo (4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in), borderless panoramic (4 x 10 in, 4 x 11 in, 4 x 12 in)
Media sizes, custom 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 24 in
Media types Paper (banner, inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards, transparencies, iron-on transfers, media (borderless, HP premium)
Media weight, recommended 16 to 24 lb
Memory/print languages/typefaces
Memory, standard 32 MB
Memory, maximum 32 MB
Memory slots None
Print languages, standard HP PCL3
Typefaces 8 built-in fonts, 4 each in portrait and landscape orientation; CG Times, CG Times Italic, Univers, Univers Italic, Courier, Courier Italic, Letter Gothic, Letter Gothic Italic
Connectivity, standard Built-in Ethernet, Universal Serial Bus, PictBridge
Connectivity, optional HP printer, PC adapter wth Bluetooth wireless technology
Macintosh compatible Yes
Print drivers, standard HP PCL3
Minimum system requirements PC: For all systems: CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor (1024 x 768 with 32-bit color), USB port and USB cable for direct computer connection or working Ethernet network, Internet access; for PC systems: any Intel Pentium II, Celeron or compatible processor (Pentium 4 or higher recommended), 64 MB RAM for basic software installation (256 MB RAM for full software installation), 200 MB available hard disk space for basic software installation (450 MB for full software installation), Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional for basic software installation (Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional for full software installation), Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or higher
Macintosh: Mac OS X v 10.2.3, 10.3; G3 processor or greater; 256 MB RAM; 150 MB available hard disk space for software installation
Power consumption ENERGY STAR® qualified
Compatible network operating systems
Compatible Operating Systems Windows 2000 Professional; Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Certified for Windows Vista(TM); Mac OS X v 10.2.3; Mac OS X v 10.3; Mac OS X v 10.4
Certified for Windows Vista(TM)
Dimensions, std. (W x D x H) 17.7 x 17.2 x 8 in
Dimensions, max. (W x D x H) 17.7 x 17.2 x 8 in
Weight, U.S. 19.5 lb
Warranty, standard One-year limited hardware warranty backed by HP Customer Care, service and support; one-year technical phone support, plus a toll-free number
What's in the box
What's in the box HP Deskjet 6940dt Printer, HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (21 ml), HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (14 ml), HP ph5712 Auto Two-sided Printing Accessory, HP 250-sheet Paper Tray, HP Photosmart Premier software, printer drivers, User's Guide on CD-ROM, Setup Poster, Reference Guide, Network Guide, Ethernet cable, power supply, power cord
Cable included? Yes, 1 Ethernet
Software included HP Photosmart Premier software


HP Deskjet 6940 Printer series brochure