The 7960's printer driver is a relatively simple affair and quite easy to use. Below are selected screen grabs showing the various settings and facilities available.
HP also bundles utilities for previewing images, managing the sharing of pictures - via email, for example and creating slide shows with audio tracks.
Remaining ink levels indicated are only a guide estimated through logging printer activity. The actual level of ink inside the cartridge is not measured. The only printers that are able to do this are Canon models that support the Canon 'Think Tank' system. This lets you see the ink level through the transparent sides of the tank and an optical sensor alerts you once the actual ink level has dropped below a certain level.
Changing between colour print and mono print mode is but a click of the mouse.
Custom paper sizes can be saved for later use.
HP provides an easy to use visually-assisted picture quality setting panel.
Here you can choose the required paper size.
And here you can select the type of paper to print onto.
Above is step by step animation showing the six key preferences tabs in the printer driver.
The toolbox panel has three tabs, one to access printer head maintenance functions, the second to display the estimate of remaining ink and the last contains miscellaneous configuration settings.
HP has ensured that the 7960 will print images created to both the commonplace sRGB colour space and Adobe's expanded colour space favoured by professional photographers.