DeskJet 948C

Category: Printer
Manufacturer: HP
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 16.02Mb
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.0.6001.18000 / 21 Jun 2006

Windows device driver information for DeskJet 948C

DeskJet 948C uses a maximum 2400 X 1200 dpi and uses HPIJ driver for basic printing functionality. However for advanced functionality for example printer status and maintenance features, one should use the HPLIP driver. When one is not in a position to update to HPIJS 1.3, he or she can utilize HPIJS 1.2.2 with the patches from Richard Spenser-Smith and Matthias Bunte. The Gimp-print driver also works “Pcl-900' but to a maximum of 600 dpi. An optional duplex unit is also available though this does not work with Gimp-print and one should instead use 'hpijs-rss', 'hpijs', 'cdj970' or 'pcl3.' This printer does not support PJL but it supports direct text printing with the “us-ascii' charset. One should refill separate BW+color cartridge, doing it simultaneously. DeskJet 948C is compatible with operating systems such as Windows 2003, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

Outdated Drivers?

Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates

There are no known autodetection signatures. One of the drivers recommended for this printer is hpisjs supplied by Hewlett-Packard and which offers a maximum resolution of 1200 X 1200 dpi. The other driver is gimp-print which is obsolete and gutenprint. Users of DeskJet 948C should always use the latest version of the device driver so as they can use its functions better and easier. Versions that are old may create conflicts of devices and errors in USB deskjets work. One should make sure that he or she updates the drivers for Deskjet 948C at least once per month or even more often. The user should select the right driver for DeskJet 948C and then make windows back up every time one wants to update the Hewlett-Packard driver. If one is not so sure about any detail regarding the driver, he or she should contact the manufacturer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DeskJet 948C errors before installing any driver updates.