DeskJet 340 C2655A

Language: PCL Level 3

Speed: 2 pages per minute text, 4-7 minutes per page color graphics

Graphics: 600 x 300dpi best black, 300 x 300 best color


Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 340 Fonts

Internal Fonts

Typeface Orientation Heights Pitches Styles Weights
Courier Portrait 6, 12 5, 10, and 20 Upright, Italic Medium, Bold
Courier Portrait 6, 12 16.67 Upright Medium, Bold
Courier Landscape 6, 12, 24 10, 16.67, and 20 Upright Medium, Bold
CG Times Portrait 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 proportional Upright, Italic Medium, Bold
Letter Gothic Portrait 6, 12 6, 12, 24 Upright, Italic Medium, Bold
Letter Gothic Landscape 6, 12, 24 12, 24 Upright Medium, Bold
Letter Gothic Landscape 4.75, 9.5, 19 16.67 Upright Medium, Bold
Univers Portrait 5, 6, 10, 12 proportional Upright, Italic Medium, Bold
Univers Portrait 7, 8, 14 proportional Upright Medium, Bold

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 340 Handling

Unprintable Regions

Left & Right: 0.25" Letter, Legal and Executive, 0.13" A4

Top: 0.25" all sizes

Bottom: 0.63" all sizes

Standard Feeders: Portable Sheet Feeder [capacity: 25 sheets]

Loading Paper into the Portable Sheet Feeder

  1. Using the recess at the top center of the sheet feeder, pull the unit fully open.
  2. Rotate each of the paper support arms until both point upwards.
  3. Push the paper release lever down to the open position.
  4. Slide the left paper width adjustment guide to the side of the sheet feeder.
  5. Now insert paper in the sheet feeder. Move the left paper width adjustment guide against the paper. The guide clicks into position for US Letter, Legal or A4.
  6. Finally, push the paper release lever up to press the paper against the rollers. The paper is now ready for printing.

Manually Feeding Single Sheets without a sheet feeder

You may find that the paper you have loaded into the portable sheet feeder is not feeding well into the printer. In such cases you may wish to remove the portable sheet feeder and try feeding each sheet by hand.

  1. Insert the sheet into the paper feed slot with the edge of the paper against the alignment mark. Always insert the sheet with the print side up. Release the sheet when the printer pulls it in.
  2. The printer will print on this sheet and eject it. The Paper Feed light will blink if the print job requires you to insert another sheet.

Optional Desktop Sheet Feeder Part# C3005A

Loading Paper

  1. Slide the paper width adjustment bar to the left.
  2. Press down on the pressure plate to lock it in the loading position.
  3. Insert paper face up into the IN tray, and push the stack against the right side of the IN tray. Slide the paper width adjustment bar against the paper. This ensures that the paper is properly aligned and prevents skewed printing.
  4. Press the pressure plate release button to hold the paper securely in place.
  5. Adjust the left paper output guide to the size of the paper. For US Letter, Legal and A4, slide the guide to the left. For Executive, slide the guide to the right. The paper output guides support the paper as it comes out of the paper output slot. This ensures that each page is sufficiently dry before the next page drops on top of it.

Loading Labels

To print labels when using the desktop sheet feeder, the printer must be vertical so that the labels can move straight through.

  1. Load labels into the IN tray as described above.
  2. Rotate the printer and desktop sheet feeder to the vertical print position.

Feeding Paper Manually While Desktop Sheet Feeder is Installed

To print a page on paper that is different from the paper already in the desktop sheet feeder, you can use the manual feed position. Make sure that you select manual feed as the paper source in your software before printing. NOTE: Envelopes are not supported on the DeskJet 340.

  1. From the normal print position, rotate the printer and desktop sheet feeder until the printer is vertical.
  2. Slide and hold the printer/feeder release button, then rotate the printer down until you hear a click. The paper feed slot should be visible in this position.
  3. When the Paper Feed light blinks, insert the sheet of paper face up into the paper feed slot, aligning the edge of the paper with the alignment mark.

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 340 Messages

When One Light is Blinking

In some routine printing situations, you will see one of the lights blinking.

Green Power Light The printer is busy. You don't need to do anything.
Amber Paper Feed Light The printer is out of paper or paper is not properly loaded.
Amber Charge Light The battery charge level is low.
Amber Change Cartridge Light The ink cartridge needs to be changed or is not properly installed.

When All Four Lights are Blinking

If the Charge light blinks alternately with the other lights the printer is indicating a problem with the battery.

If all four lights are blinking at the same time, there may be a problem with the printer itself. To check if there is a problem, turn the printer off and then back on again. Make sure any print jobs have been cancelled in your software.

If the lights are still blinking:

  1. Press and hold the Paper Feed button.
  2. You will now see one or more of the lights remain steadily on.
  3. Locate the light pattern in the table below for more information.
Paper light is on Paper is jammed in the printer.
Change Cartridge light is on. The movement of the print cartridge may be blocked.
Change Cartridge and Paper Feed lights are on. Open the access door and gently push or tap the print cartridge and print cartridge cradle against the end of the printer.
Paper Feed and Power lights are on. An internal printer error has occurred. Try turning the printer off and back on. If the error does not clear, return the printer for service.
Change Cartridge and Power lights are on. An internal printer error has occurred. Try turning the printer off and back on. If the error does not clear, return the printer for service.
Change Cartridge, Paper Feed and Power lights are on. Return the printer for service.

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 340 Interfaces


Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Automatic

Serial (Macintosh)

Availability: Standard

Connection: Must use special cable to connect Macintosh serial port to printer Centronics port. HP part# C3279A (US & Asia-Pacific) #C3278A (Europe).

Activation: Automatic


Availability: Optional Adapter, HP Part# C3277A

Connection: Wireless IrDA-compliant infrared port

Activation: Automatic