Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.25 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 7/27/03
The hp deskjet 5100 series of printer hardware are responsible for the delivery of lightweight and fast printing solutions for both home and office computing environments. It is based on a proprietary technology which incorporates the printer head into the ink cartridge resulting in a more consistent quality of print out. The consistent quality is commonly attributed to the fact that the printer head is replaced together with the ink cartridge unlike other inkjet types wherein the printer head is built into the hardware. This type of method also minimizes if not totally eliminate the need to regularly clean the printer heads to remove clogged ink. The manner of operations though remains the same as that of a printer hardware with printer head built into the device. The bulk of the operation relies on the presence of the manufacturer provided device driver.
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
Deskjet is basically a brand name that the manufacturer attaches to its products but is based on the inkjet printing technology. This particular technology makes use of ink drops which pass through the printer nozzle in order to create the final printed image. The amount of ink that passes through the nozzles is determined by the instructions sent to the printer hardware by the device driver. The instructions are commonly sent as electronic impulses which are then use to control the amount of ink that will be dropped. In this context the device driver for the hp deskjet 5100 series plays a vital role in the configuration process. This process allows the computer user to make use of a software interface in order to calibrate the behavior and functionality of the supported device. This is the same control panel applet that allows the computer user to define the type of printing media to be used along with how the printed material will appear. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and hp deskjet 5100 series errors before installing any driver updates.