Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 397.96 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS
Latest Version / Release Date: 7.0.3 / 08 Jan 2009
This particular hardware family is designed as an ultra fast printer that is capable of producing photographic quality print outs. This feature is implemented by the HP Photosmart D6100 series with the help of its six different ink cartridges that make use of the proprietary HP Vivera ink technology. In general printers produced by this manufacturer incorporate the printer head into the ink cartridge to make it easier to control the printing function. This method also makes it better to maintain the print quality because the printer head is changed every time the ink cartridge is replaced. Since the HP Photosmart D6100 series makes use of six individual ink cartridges the device driver is partly responsible for controlling these components individually. This means the only ink components required based on the computer user's specifications will be used to create the photographic quality print out.
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
The design of the HP Photosmart D6100 series is advantageous for software applications that require high quality print outs. The device driver also supports the other feature sets built into the hardware component like the PictBridge technology. This particular technology allows other devices supporting the same functionality to directly tap the printing capability of the supported hardware component. This technology is commonly found in newer digital cameras which can plug directly into the interface port found on the printing hardware. The device driver for the HP Photosmart D6100 series also supports the different software applications that may avail of the technological advances provided by the hardware component. The device driver functions as a communication bridge between the printer hardware and the underlying operating system platform including other printing components like font types. The installation of the manufacturer provided device driver is normally accompanied by diagnostic tools and basic imaging programs. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP Photosmart D6100 series errors before installing any driver updates.