HP DeskJet 3820

3rd June - 2002
By Ian Burley



The DJ3820 is a keenly priced all-round printer that is based on HPís previous generation of 3 colour plus black inks. We originally described, in error, the DJ3820 is compatible with HPís new photo ink system, which it isnít - weíre sorry for this mistake! However, it does appear that it is a 4800dpi printer, compared to the previous generation of 2400dpi models, so itís an inbetween development. The DJ3820 can claim a very economical desktop footprint, but itís not as low profile as the others in this story.

Official HP overview:

The affordable HP Deskjet 3820 colour inkjet printer produces stunning photo-quality prints with up to 4800-optimised dpi* and has a compact design that includes a fold-up paper tray, all at an affordable price.


Save space with its compact design and fold-up paper tray

Create up to 4800-optimised dpi colour printing on premium photo papers with 1200x1200 input dpi

Easy-to-use and economical with print cancel button and low-ink indicator

Estimated European street price of €129 (actual prices may vary)


  • Black text resolution: up to 600x600-dpi
  • Photo-quality resolution: up to 4800x1200-optimised dpi*
  • Prints up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) black text and 10 ppm colour
  • 100-sheet fold-up paper tray and 50-sheet output tray
  • Dimensions:44.5 cm (w) x 25.7 (d) x 19.8 (h)
  • Weight:3KgMinimum System Requirements:Parallel and USB-connect PC and Mac
  • Microsoft Windows1 95, 98,Me, NT 4.0, 2000 Professional, XP
  • Mac OS 8.6 and above, Mac OS X
  • Supplies:HP No. 15 black inkjet print cartridge
  • HP No. 78 tri-colour inkjet print cartridgeBox Contents: HP Deskjet 3820 colour inkjet printer
  • Power cord
  • HP 15 black inkjet print cartridge
  • HP 78 tri-colour inkjet print cartridge
  • Printer software
  • Windows and Macintosh reference guide
  • Set-up poster
  • Printer driver CD
  • Other:One-year limited warranty
  • Energy efficient

1 Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

* up to 4800 x 1200-optimised dpi colour printing on premium photo papers, 1200 x 1200 input dpi

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