Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.2 MB
Operating System: Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.5 / 06 Oct 2003
This printer hardware component is intended for deployment in practically any type of computing environment with its enhanced printing technology. It features a photographic quality printout which can be improved by the use of photo quality media. The device driver for the hp photosmart 1218 series allows the computer user and the installed softtware applications to take advantage of its 2400 dots per inch printing resolution which allows it to generate 4.7 colored pages or 3.1 black and white pages per minute. The device driver contains instruction sets that allows for the implemenation of the proprietary color layering technology for enhanced colors during the printing process. As part of its functionality it can simultaneously hold approximately a dozen photographic quality media in its paper tray. For ordinary paper media it can host nearly a hundred pieces. The actual number would depend on the thickness of the media used.
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
Aside from being host on a computer system the hp photosmart 1218 series incorporates into its design expansion slots which can accommodate SmartMedia and CompactFlash format memory cards. These removable storage devices allows the supported hardware component to provide the computer user with a way of directly initiating a printing process without using the host computer system. The contnets of the memory cards can also be accessed by the computer user with the installation of the manufacturer provided device driver. An infrared port is also placed on the hp photosmart 1218 series to allow it to communicate wirelessly with other mobile devices like laptops, Personal Digital Assistants, and similar hardware components with infrared technology support. A parallel and Universal Serial Bus interface port connection can also be implemented by this hardware component. The device driver of the hp photosmart 1218 series can support all these types of interfaces to allow successful printing operation. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and hp photosmart 1218 series errors before installing any driver updates.