According to market research firms, Gartner and IDC, HP is the largest worldwide seller of personal computers, surpassing rival Dell. The HP DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Printer is one of the latest Colour inkjet printers from HP which proves more beneficial for students and home-office users. The features of this printer are very interesting as it includes a built in Ethernet interface and HP’s Photo smart Premier suite. It is designed in such a way that it easily fits into the corner of any room. It allows your PC to relax as it does the job of printing your photos via dedicated USB port. This printer is a boon for students as well as small-office users as its affordable for them. When it comes to operating systems, they are very much compatible with both Windows and Mac.

HP DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Photo Printer

Hewlett Packard DeskJet 6940 Printer comes with an effective control panel which includes a power button, a print-cancel button, a print-resume button and a printer-report button. The network connections and the decrease in the level of ink are depicted with the help of graphical LEDs. These printers are available in silver and black Colours.

Certain features of this network-enabled printers are remarkably good when compared to its previous versions. These include the standard Ethernet connector, USB connector which helps in printing photos from cameras or mobile phones. Two ink cartridges are available to account for the document printing and photo printing. The inks can be easily swapped.

Speed and Quality:

The HP DeskJet 6940 Printer has a very decent quality of printing as it can print black text at a rate of 6.97 pages per minute (ppm) and a 215x280mm (8.5×11-inch) photo at a rate of 0.6ppm. More waiting is not required here and which results in greater productivity. This printer is ideal for high volume of jobs as its high-capacity ink cartridges could save ink and money. The print quality is good enough to satisfy the students and home-office workers.


HP offers one-year limited hardware warranty backed by HP Customer Care, service and support; one-year technical phone support.

Following are some of the merits of HP DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Printer,

  • Network enabled
  • PC-free photo printing via PictBridge port
  • Ethernet connector
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac PCs
  • Decent print quality
  • Affordable price
  • Compactness and Robustness

Following are some of the de-merits of HP DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Printer,

  • Switching of inks is required for swapping document and photo printing, which will consume time.
  • Auto duplexer and large input tray might cost more.
  • HP ink might also cost more.
  • There is a possibility of graininess during photo print.


To summarise, HP DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Printer is a robust and compact inkjet printer for document and photo printing. It is a good choice for home users and students as it comes with network capability, good print quality and genuine price.

HP DeskJet 6940 Printer – Technical Specifications, Features

Manufacturer HP
Model Name DeskJet 6940 Colour Inkjet Printer
Printer Type Colour Inkjet printer
Dimensions 450x367x144mm
Weight 6kg
Black print speed Up to 9.6 ppm
Colour print speed Up to 5.8 ppm
Black print resolution Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi
Colour print resolution Up to 4800 optimized dpi Colour and 1200 input dpi
Duplex printing Optional two-sided print accessory (A4) and optional
two-sided print accessory with small paper tray (10 x 15 cm)
Print technology implemented HP Thermal Inkjet
Printer memory 32 MB
Processor Celeron
Supported paper sizes Sheets: Up to 150 (up to 400 with optional 250-sheet paper tray),
Banners: Up to 20, Envelopes: Up to 20 Cards: Up to 30,
Transparencies: Up to 30, Labels/A4 sheets: Up to 30
Duty cycle 5000 pages
Input tray capacity Standard: 150-sheet input tray (fixed), optional: 150-sheet input tray,
optional 250-sheet paper tray, optional HP Auto Two-sided
Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray
Monthly duty cycle Up to 5,000 pages per month
Networking Print server – Integrated
Connections USB and Ethernet
Supported operating systems Windows® 98 SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home,
XP Professional; Mac OS X v 10.2.3, 10.3, 10.4
Print languages HP PCL3 with HPA
EPA Energy Star Compliant Yes
Warranty 1 year