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Deskjet 6988 Inkjet Printer
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Hewlett Packard Deskjet 6988 Inkjet Printer

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Print text and color documents, borderless 4 x 6" color and black-and-white photos, and even panoramas (up to 8.5 x 24"). Create your own beautiful brochures and spreadsheets, plus print Web pages, labels, and envelopes.

Print text and color documents, borderless 4 x 6" color and black-and-white photos, and even panoramas (up to 8.5 x 24"). Create your own beautiful brochures and spreadsheets, plus print Web pages, labels, and envelopes. The Deskjet 6988 Printer is ready for all your high-volume home office projects.

Wireless and wired networking

  • Use with your small network of PCs via the built-in Wi-Fi wireless 802.11g/b connectivity
  • Set up wired networking fast with the built-in Ethernet, there's no need for additional hardware or software; connect to a wireless network in as little time as 10 minutes
  • Print from a camera phone or PDA with an optional adapter

Fast, high-quality printing

  • Print fast, at speeds of up to 36 pages/minute in black, 27 in color
  • Get laser-quality black and professional-quality photos when using HP Vivera inks and optional six-ink color
  • Ensure the best results with automatic paper detection and print setting optimization
  • Resist photo fading for years4 and retain the clarity of laser-quality text for decades
  • Edit photos with the HP Photosmart Premier Software
  • Distribute photos to family and friends via the HP Photosmart Share feature
  • Print photos directly from a PictBridge-enabled camera via the front USB port
  • Automatically print on both sides and stack up extra paper with the optional Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory (ph5712A) and 250-sheet Plain Paper Tray (pt3447A)
  • Get peace of mind with the one-year limited warranty plus HP's renowned Total Care advice and support

Reliable and reputable

  • Depend on HP Deskjet, the world's top-selling printer brand; HP printers were chosen by consumers as the most reliable
  • Get exclusive offers and discounts on HP ink, toner, and paper, plus shop from a list of customized printing supplies and get free next-day shipping with our "My Print Rewards" program

Easy, efficient supplies

  • Save money on higher-volume jobs with our high-capacity ink cartridges
  • Get the most out of your ink plus superior fade resistance with our Vivera inks
  • Get water- and smudge-resistant documents when using Vivera inks and Advanced Paper



Print speed black (draft, letter)

Up to 36 ppm****

Print speed color (draft, letter)

Up to 27 ppm****

Print Speed Color Photo 4x6 (draft)

As fast as 26 sec

Print speed, laser comparable, black

Up to 9 ppm

Print speed, laser comparable, color

Up to 5 ppm

Print resolution, black

Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi

Print resolution, color

Up to 4800 optimized dpi color and 1200 input dpi

Monthly duty cycle

Up to 5000 pages

Ink cartridges

3 (1 each black, tri-color, optional photo)

Compatible cartridges

HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (21 ml), HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (14 ml), HP 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (13 ml), HP 100 Gray Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge (15 ml)

Memory, standard

32 MB

Paper handling

Standard paper handling (input)

150-sheet input tray

Standard paper handling (output)

50-sheet output tray

Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper)

Automatic (optional)

Envelope input capacity

Up to 20 envelopes

Borderless Printing

Yes (up to 8.5 x 24 in)

Media sizes, standard

Letter, legal, executive, No. 10 envelopes, cards, borderless photo (4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, 8.5 x 11.5 in), borderless panorama (4 x 10 in, 4 x 11 in, 4 x 12 in)

Media types

Paper (banner, inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards, transparencies, iron-on transfers, media (borderless, HP premium)

Media sizes, custom

3 x 5 to 8.5 x 24 in

Media weight, recommended

16 to 24 lb


Connectivity, standard

1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 PictBridge, 1 Wireless 802.11g/b

Connectivity, optional

HP bt450 Bluetooth Wireless Printer and PC Adapter

Power and operating requirements

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows 2000 Professional; Windows XP Home; Windows Vista(R); Mac OS X v 10.3.9; Mac OS X v 10.4.6 or higher; Linux

Minimum system requirements

PC: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Professional x64 Editions: Intel Pentium II, Celeron processor, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk, Internet Explorer 6.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5, CD-ROM, USB; Windows Vista(R): 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 512 MB RAM, 850 MB hard disk, Internet Explorer 7.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5, CD-ROM, USB
Macintosh: Mac OS X v 10.3.9, v 10.4.6 or higher; PowerPC G3, 400 MHz, or Intel Core Duo processor, 1.83 GHz; 256 MB RAM; 200 MB hard disk; USB; CD-ROM; Adobe Acrobat Reader 5, QuickTime 5.0

Operating humidity

20 to 80% RH

Power consumption

50 watts maximum

Acoustic power emissions

5.2 B(A) (Best), 5.9 B(A) (Normal), 6.3 B(A) (Fast normal), 6.5 B(A) (Fast draft)



Dimensions and weight

Product Dimensions

17.7 x 14.5 x 5.7 in

Product weight

13.8 lb

What's included

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 (US, CA only)

What's included

HP Deskjet 6988 Printer, HP 96 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (21 ml), HP 97 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge (14 ml), 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

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