HP Deskjet 6980

HP Deskjet 6980 is a Color Inkjet Printer features Print Resolution Black Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi, Color Up to 4800 optimized dpi, Print Speed Black Up to 36 ppm, Color Up to 27 ppm, Paper Sizes 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). The HP Deskjet 6980 measures 17.7 x 14.5 x 5.7 in (W x D x H) and weighs 14.04 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

HP Deskjet 6980 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the HP Deskjet 6980 and writes;
“The Deskjet 6980 printed pages quickly, and they looked good, too. The printer printed text on plain paper at a fast rate of 9.1 pages per minute; graphics and photos posted creditable times of 2.5 ppm and 1.4 ppm, respectively. Equipped with two ink cartridges–one black and one tricolor–the printer produced dark and very clean black text on plain paper. Photos looked grainy but natural. On glossy paper, photos seemed a little lighter but still very nice.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ITreviews reviews the HP Deskjet 6980 and writes;
“At a very affordable price and with an attractive wireless connection feature, not to mention duplex printing, this is a stylish printer with high output and high quality photo reproduction.”
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User Opinions

HP Deskjet 6980 User Reviews

HP deskjet 6980 color printer
“Very pleased with this printer. Purchased it for mainly my kids’ school projects and administrative type work from home. It is working out excellent. My husband was able to set up the wireless feature without too much hassle! The wireless printer sits nicely on the bottom shelf of our end table in the living room, while my wireless laptop is in the kitchen. It is nice not to be restricted with large, bulky machines taking up lots of space! Very pleased with this purchase.” – by K. Frydenberg
Rating: ★★★★★

Easy Wireless Setup
“I really wanted a good quality printer that allowed easy wireless printing through my DSL router. This one fits the bill. Simply connect the printer directly to your router with the supplied ethernet cable and follow the instructions. It took about 20 minutes for the software to install but once it did I disconnected the ethernet cable, moved the printer to another room and I am happily printing from anywhere in the house. I haven’t printed a ton of photos yet but the few I did print look beautiful. Black and white document prints are quick and look great too. You may be able to find a cheaper printer but if you want easy wireless high quality printing you can’t go wrong here.” – by Great Scott!
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Wireless Choice
“This printer is a great choice for a few reasons. The least reason to buy a printer is appearance, sure, but the stylish blue appearance on the HP 6980 makes it one of the best looking printers out there. Wireless setup is by far the best reason to chose this printer. I was a bit hesitant about how easy it would work, but the documentation in the box by HP (paper manuals) was very helpful.” – by B. Ruffley
Rating: ★★★★★

HP Deskjet 6980 Color Printer
“Delivery was quick. Installing was fast. Got it to sink up the first time connecting to LAN and printer sharing. Quality is great, picture is great. Easy to install. Great Product. Not having all the other problems like some of the other owners.” – by Samuel G. Wong
Rating: ★★★★★

“WOW! I am really impressed with this printer. Not only is it fast, it’s quiet, no vibrating and prints out in a very high pixel rate…resulting in sharp/clear prints (e.g. photos). I have Windows Vista, resulting in an instant installation. I didn’t even have to use the CD that came with it to install it. Windows Vista automatically found the drivers. Within 5 min. it was up & running. I’m a happy camper.” – by LINDA E.
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent quality
“HP printers provide excellent quality, especially compared to the Dell I use at home. For the person who couldn’t find the catch tray, pull the center part of the paper tray forward and tip it back. Voila — a catch tray.” – by Ruth W. Stidger
Rating: ★★★★★

Superb 1st color printer
“For an amazing price, this color printer is as fast and sharp as the original HP lasers. It barely takes up any space and it’s very fast. I’m very glad to have it, and the pricing was within my modest budget.” – by Rockets Red Glare
Rating: ★★★★★

Easy if your network works properly
“I read the prior reviews on this item before purchasing, and appreciated that they were mixed–it seemed like some folks had absolutely no problem, and some folks struggled a great deal with setting this printer up on their wireless networks. I followed the instructions in the manual, and initially it seemed like things were going just fine… After I set both access points to the same name, I was able to get the printer working on the network without any difficulty. Now it works just fine. It prints reasonably fast on draft mode, and the quality is good for my day-to-day work..” – by Steve0
Rating: ★★★★☆

Amazing Printer
“I recently purchased this printer and love it. I installed it on a wireless network that consists of a Mac (OSX) and Linux (Ubuntu) laptops. I had to use the Mac to set up the printer and get it going, but after that it was easy to connect my Linux machine to it (using Open Source drivers). The printer is fast and prints quality pages. I also love being able to manage the printer through a browser (handy for the linux machine). I have absolutely no regrets about purchasing this printer!!” – by Zack
Rating: ★★★★★


HP Deskjet 6980 Brochure & User Guide

- HP Deskjet 6980 User Guide for Windows 2000
- HP Deskjet 6980 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

HP Deskjet 6980 Features

HP’s Deskjet 6980 Color Printer is an affordable performance printer for office and home. Work the way you want to with Wi-Fi wireless and wired Ethernet printing and print sharing. Work more productively with breakthrough speeds up to 36 ppm black, up to 27 ppm color in Fast Draft mode. Print professional-quality color using HP Vivera Inks up to 4800 optimized dpi or optional 6-ink color.

Convenient, direct photo printing without a PC from PictBridge-enabled cameras using printer’s front USB port. Create standard and custom-size photos up to 8.5 x 24 inches with or without borders. Save time and use up to 50% less paper with optional auto two-sided printing accessory. Automatic paper type sensor and optional 250-sheet plain paper tray are other convenient paper handling features. Enhance and fix photos automatically with included HP Photosmart Premier software.

* Up to 4800 optimized dpi and Print Speeds up to 36 ppm black/27 ppm color
* Direct Photo Printing without a PC from PictBridge-enabled Cameras
* Wi-Fi Wireless Capability and Wired Ethernet Printing and Print Sharing
* Print Laser-Quality Black and True-to-Life Photos with HP Vivera Inks

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