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Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Mac OS 8.6 Software and Driver
Operating Systems
Mac OS 8
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
4.3.3
Size Driver
6.4Mb
File Name
photosmart433.sit.bin
Info
Mac OS 8
Description: This printer driver will enable printing to photosmart 1000, photosmart 1100, photosmart 1200 and photosmart 1300 series printers connected to Macintosh computers via USB: USB connectivity requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, 32 MB of RAM and a minimum of 8 MB hard disk space. Download Instructions: If you are using Microsoft Explorer click on the download link and the .sit.bin file will be copied to your download destination. Double-click on the downloaded file to automatically launch StuffIt Expander to extract the file. If you are using Netscape Navigator you will need to click on the download link and select save when you are presented with a dialog. This will copy the .sit.bin file to your selected destination where you may use an expansion program (for example: StuffIt Expander) to extract the file. Installation Instructions: After the software has been downloaded to your hard drive and the file is extracted using StuffIt Expander, then double-click on extracted file to begin installation.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Mac OS 8.6 software-driver
Operating Systems
Mac OS 8
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
4.3.3
Size Driver
6.4Mb
File Name
photosmart433.sit.bin
Info
This printer driver will enable printing to photosmart 1000, photosmart 1100, photosmart 1200 and photosmart 1300 series printers connected to Macintosh computers via USB: USB connectivity requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, 32 MB of RAM and a minimum of 8 MB hard disk space. Download Instructions: If you are using Microsoft Explorer click on the download link and the .sit.bin file will be copied to your download destination. Double-click on the downloaded file to automatically launch StuffIt Expander to extract the file. If you are using Netscape Navigator you will need to click on the download link and select save when you are presented with a dialog. This will copy the .sit.bin file to your selected destination where you may use an expansion program (for example: StuffIt Expander) to extract the file. Installation Instructions: After the software has been downloaded to your hard drive and the file is extracted using StuffIt Expander, then double-click on extracted file to begin installation.


Operating system(s): Mac OS 8
Download file size: 6.41M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Full version Printer Driver
Operating Systems
Mac OS 9
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
2.3.7
Size Driver
86.9Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart.dmg
Info
Mac OS 9
Description: HP Photosmart driver for all photosmart printers (except p100) for Macintosh OS 9.1 and 9.2 (rev 5.4)

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Driver
Operating Systems
Mac OS 9
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
5.4
Size Driver
1.1Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart.sit.bin
Info
Mac OS 9
Description: HP Photosmart driver for the 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 7100, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 7700, 7900, 130, 140, 230, and 240 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS 9.1 and 9.2 (rev 5.4).
Download Instructions:
Internet Explorer
Click on the download link and the MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination and will automatically be Unstuffed by StuffIt Expander. If it is not automatically unstuffed, simply double-click it. You may avoid this step by setting your preferences to automatically decode .bin files.
Netscape
Click on the download link and the Prompt will appear with 2 options:
Option 1 - Open using StuffIt Expander - Save the file to your hard drive. The MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination and will automatically be Unstuffed by StuffIt Expander.
Option 2 - Save the file to the hard drive. The MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination. Double-click on the downloaded .bin file to automatically launch StuffIt Expander to extract the file.
(Either option can be set to execute all of the time if the user selects one of the two options and then deselects the button titled "Always ask before opening a file of this type")
The new files copied to the users destination folder (desktop is the default) will include: .bin, .sit, and the final photosmart installer file. The user can delete the (.bin) and (.sit) files after installation has occurred.
Installation Instructions:
After the software has been downloaded to your hard drive and the file has been extracted using StuffIt Expander, then double-click on the extracted photosmart installer to begin the installation.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Mac OS 9
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
5.4
Size Driver
1.1Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart.sit.bin
Info
HP Photosmart driver for the 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 7100, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 7700, 7900, 130, 140, 230, and 240 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS 9.1 and 9.2 (rev 5.4).
Download Instructions:
Internet Explorer
Click on the download link and the MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination and will automatically be Unstuffed by StuffIt Expander. If it is not automatically unstuffed, simply double-click it. You may avoid this step by setting your preferences to automatically decode .bin files.
Netscape
Click on the download link and the Prompt will appear with 2 options:
Option 1 - Open using StuffIt Expander - Save the file to your hard drive. The MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination and will automatically be Unstuffed by StuffIt Expander.
Option 2 - Save the file to the hard drive. The MacBinary (.bin) file will be copied to your download destination. Double-click on the downloaded .bin file to automatically launch StuffIt Expander to extract the file.
(Either option can be set to execute all of the time if the user selects one of the two options and then deselects the button titled "Always ask before opening a file of this type")
The new files copied to the users destination folder (desktop is the default) will include: .bin, .sit, and the final photosmart installer file. The user can delete the (.bin) and (.sit) files after installation has occurred.
Installation Instructions:
After the software has been downloaded to your hard drive and the file has been extracted using StuffIt Expander, then double-click on the extracted photosmart installer to begin the installation.


Operating system(s): Mac OS 9
Download file size: 1.18M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
FULL VERSION
Operating Systems
Mac OS 9
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
2.3.7
Size Driver
86.9Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart.dmg
Info
HP Photosmart driver for all photosmart printers (except p100) for Macintosh OS 9.1 and 9.2 (rev 5.4)


Operating system(s): Mac OS 9
Download file size: 87.0M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
2.5.6
Size Driver
43.2Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart_installer_10.1_only.dmg
Info
HP Photosmart driver and Image Zone Software (optional install) for the 130,230,1100,1200,1300,7100,7300, and 7500 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS X v 10.1.5


Operating system(s): Mac OS X
Download file size: 43.2M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
2.5.6
Size Driver
64.6Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart_installer_10.2-10.4.dmg
Info
HP Photosmart driver and Image Zone Software (optional install)for the 130,230,1100,1200,1300,7100, 7300, and 7500 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS X v 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4.


Operating system(s): Mac OS X
Download file size: 129.39M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
2.5.6
Size Driver
48.3Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart.sitx
Info
HP Photosmart driver for the 130,230,1100,1200,1300,7300, and 7500 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS X v 10.1, 10.2, 10.3.
Download Instructions:
ATTENTION: IN ORDER TO CORRECTLY DOWNLOAD AND UNSTUFF THIS SOFTWARE, YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT VERSION OF Stuffit Expander. THIS FREE DOWNLOAD CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING URL:
http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander
Internet Explorer
Click on the download link and the .sitx file will be copied to your download destination and will automatically be Unstuffed by StuffIt Expander. If it is not automatically unstuffed, simply double-click it. You may avoid this step by setting your preferences to automatically decode .bin files.
Installation Instructions:
After the software has been downloaded to your hard drive and the file has been extracted using StuffIt Expander, then double-click on the extracted photosmart installer to begin the installation.


Operating system(s): Mac OS X
Download file size: 48.35M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Driver Mac OS X v 10.1.5 ONLY
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
2.5.6
Size Driver
43.2Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart_installer_10.1_only.dmg
Info
Mac OS X
Description: HP Photosmart driver and Image Zone Software (optional install) for the 130,230,1100,1200,1300,7100,7300, and 7500 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS X v 10.1.5

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Driver Macintosh OS X v 10.2 10.3 and 10.4
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
2.5.6
Size Driver
64.6Mb
File Name
hp_photosmart_installer_10.2-10.4.dmg
Info
Mac OS X
Description: HP Photosmart driver and Image Zone Software (optional install)for the 130,230,1100,1200,1300,7100, 7300, and 7500 series photosmart printers for Macintosh OS X v 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
IEEE 1284.4 compatible WDM mass storage device HPH09 patch
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
N/A
Size Driver
800 Bytes
File Name
iomdisk.reg
Info
Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Description: This patch will eliminate HPH09 mass storage device error, resulting from Iomega software, that prevents the installation of hp photosmart printer driver version 3.3 and 3.4. If you cannot install hp photosmart printer driver version 3.3 and 3.4 due the "IEEE 1284.4 Compatible WDM Mass Storage Device (HPH09)" error, then this patch will help.
How do I install this update?
Download the update (iomdisk.reg). Be sure to note the location to which the file is downloaded on your computer.
Browse to the location of the downloaded file on your computer and double-click "iomdisk.reg". The software update will be automatically installed.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Essential Software for Photo Editing Printing and Sharing
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
1.12.0.46
Size Driver
6.1Mb
File Name
hppse1.12.0.46enu.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Description: With this fast, download, HP Photosmart Essential gives you easy and fun ways to enhance your photo creativity. Easy-to-use editing features and a wide range of printing options enable you to get great-looking prints in a snap.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Software and Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
3.5
Size Driver
5.1Mb
File Name
3511_enu_w2k_xp_release.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
System requirements: No additional prerequisites
Description: A driver is software that allows your computer to control your printer. It interprets the signals sent through the cable connecting the printer to your computer. The driver knows your printer capabilities and allows setting changes for print jobs. There may be updates to the original driver.
Enhancements: This driver incorporates for the C++ runtime error associated with Windows ME, enables installation of the printer driver when an Iomega zip drive is installed, and resolves the issue of white lines or bands in the photos when printing with software other than the HP Photo Imaging software which shipped with your printer.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
3.5
Size Driver
5.1Mb
File Name
3511_enu_w2k_xp_release.exe
Info
A driver is software that allows your computer to control your printer. It interprets the signals sent through the cable connecting the printer to your computer. The driver knows your printer capabilities and allows setting changes for print jobs. There may be updates to the original driver.

Fixes

This driver incorporates fixes for the C++ runtime error associated with Windows ME, enables installation of the printer driver when an Iomega zip drive is installed, and resolves the issue of white lines or bands in the photos when printing with software other than the HP Photo Imaging software which shipped with your printer.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Download file size: 5.19M
System Requirements

No additional prerequisites


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Installation Instructions

Download file to your hard drive.
Go to the file and double-click it. Choose unzip.
With the printer disconnected from the system,select Install HP photosmart printer series software and follow the onscreen instructions.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
1.12.0.46
Size Driver
6.1Mb
File Name
hppse1.12.0.46enu.exe
Info
With this fast, download, HP Photosmart Essential gives you easy and fun ways to enhance your photo creativity. Easy-to-use editing features and a wide range of printing options enable you to get great-looking prints in a snap.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Download file size: 6.19M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
IEEE 1284.4 compatible WDM mass storage device HPH09 patch
Operating Systems
Windows 2000-XP
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
N/A
Size Driver
800 Bytes
File Name
iomdisk.reg
Info
This patch will eliminate HPH09 mass storage device error, resulting from Iomega software, that prevents the installation of HP photosmart printer driver version 3.3 and 3.4. If you cannot install HP photosmart printer driver version 3.3 and 3.4 due the "IEEE 1284.4 Compatible WDM Mass Storage Device (HPH09)" error, then this patch will help.
How do I install this update?
Download the update (iomdisk.reg). Be sure to note the location to which the file is downloaded on your computer.
Browse to the location of the downloaded file on your computer and double-click "iomdisk.reg". The software update will be automatically installed.



Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
Download file size: 800 bytes
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Software
Operating Systems
Windows 95
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
7.1Mb
File Name
ps249en1.exe
Info
HP PhotoSmart 1218 Color Inkjet Printer Driver Software version 3.2 for Wnidows 95. Follow these Steps: 1. Download the two (2) files [ps249xx1.exe], [ps249xx2.exe], then locate those files in the directory C:\Temp\PS1218 or the directory you chose to download them into. 2. Double-click each file to unzip them within the PS1218 directory. NOTE: Begin by removing previous versions of the 1218 printer software. To uninstall the printer software, you must use this method: a. Locate the directory you downloaded the Web drivers into. ( default is C:\Temp\PS1218. b. Double-click Setup.exe from within this C:\Temp\PS1218 directory. c. Choose "Remove the Photosmart 1218 series software". 3. Before proceeding with the Web file installation, it is important there is NO CD-ROM inserted in your CD Drive while doing this software update. Installation Instructions for Windows 95 (Only Paraqllel Port Installations are supported for the 1218 with Windows 95) Important: After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer, if the Windows Plug and Play "Add New Hardware wizard sceen appears, click "Cancel ". 1 . Locate the "Setup.exe" file located in the C:/Temp/1218 directory and double-click it to begin execution. 2. When the Blue menu appears, select "Install HP photosmart 1218 series printer software". Note: The "Install Bonus Software" and "View Users Guide" are not active choices. These two choices are available from the original CD-ROM shipped with your printer. 3. After installation, restart your computer when prompted. You may want to delete the directory C:\Temp\PS1218 or save the two downloaded files for future reference. The installation should be complete at this point.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 95
Download file size: 10.38M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Color Inkjet Printer Network Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 95
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
2.6Mb
File Name
12159xen.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows 95
Description: HP PhotoSmart 1215/vm Color Inkjet Printer Network Driver Software version 3.2 for Windows 95/98/Me

This driver is designed for use on computers that will be directly connected to the printer from the computer's Parallel port with a Parallel cable.
Please note that with this print only driver version:
The toolbox is disabled.
There is no installer shell.
There is no bi-directional communication so users will not see status messages nor have access to the printer front panel Save function.
Printer driver icon shortcuts are not installed on the desktop
NOTE: Begin by removing previous versions of the 1215/vm printer software.
After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer:
Follow these Steps:
Download the file 12159xEn.exe, then locate this file in the directory C:\Temp or the directory you chose to download them into.
Double-click on file to uncompress within the c:\Temp\1215Net directory.
Before you install this software, the printer's power cord must be plugged in and paper must be loaded. Turn on the printer and insert the print cartridges. Make sure that the Parallel cable is NOT connected!
Installation Instructions for Windows 95/ 98 / Me for Parallel Connection
Click on the Start button, then Settings, then Printers. Double-click on Add Printer.
Click Next, Choose Local Printer then click Next again.
Click Have Disk, and then Browse.
Double-click on the drive where you downloaded the driver files (in the example c:\temp\1215Net) and the process should locate the file hpdj.inf.
Click OK, Click OK again.
Accept the default name for your printer and click Next.
Choose the appropriate port for the printer (typically LPT1:), and the printer should be properly installed.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Network Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98-Me
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
2.6Mb
File Name
12189xen.exe
Info
HP PhotoSmart 1218/xi Color Inkjet Printer Network Driver Software version 3.2 for Windows 95/98/Me

This driver is designed for use on computers that will be directly connected to the printer from the computer's Parallel port with a Parallel cable.
Please note that with this print only driver version:
The toolbox is disabled.
There is no installer shell.
There is no bi-directional communication so users will not see status messages nor have access to the printer front panel Save function.
Printer driver icon shortcuts are not installed on the desktop
NOTE: Begin by removing previous versions of the 1218/xi printer software.
After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer:
Follow these Steps:
Download the file 12189xEn.exe, then locate this file in the directory C:\Temp or the directory you chose to download them into.
Double-click on file to uncompress within the c:\Temp\1218Net directory.
Before you install this software, the printer's power cord must be plugged in and paper must be loaded. Turn on the printer and insert the print cartridges. Make sure that the Parallel cable is NOT connected!
Installation Instructions for Windows 95/ 98 / Me for Parallel Connection
Click on the Start button, then Settings, then Printers. Double-click on Add Printer.
Click Next, Choose Local Printer then click Next again.
Click Have Disk, and then Browse.
Double-click on the drive where you downloaded the driver files (in the example c:\temp\1218Net) and the process should locate the file HPdj.inf.
Click OK, Click OK again.
Accept the default name for your printer and click Next.
Choose the appropriate port for the printer (typically LPT1:), and the printer should be properly installed.



Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 95
Download file size: 2.63M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Media Sense Calibration Utility
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98-Me-NT4-2000
Language Utilities
English
Version Utilities
1.0
Size Utilities
128Kb
File Name
dj920en.exe
Info
The HP DeskJet 960, 980, 990, and PhotoSmart 1200 Series printers have media sensing capability to automatically detect the type of media loaded in the printer and then select optimal settings for that type of media. Slow printing on plain paper or poor print quality on photo paper may be an indication that the media sense feature may not be set for optimal performance and accuracy. Download and run this media sense calibration utility to reset the media sense values in your printer.
Download Instructions:
Click the Download Now button. The next screen should have a dot in the button next to "Save this program to disk", if not, select it.
Click OK.
In the Save in field, click the arrow to see the dropdown menu, select Desktop. Make note of the name in the File Name field.
Click Save. The file will be saved to the Windows Desktop.
Close the web browser.
Note: After running the utility described below you can delete this file from your Desktop.
Running the Media Sense Calibration Utility.
Load clean white media in the printer. Do not use recycled media.
Double click the dj920xx.exe file just saved to the Desktop and follow the instructions on the utility. The printer should pick a sheet of paper and shine a blue light on the sheet. Then the media should eject to the Out tray. There is no printout on the sheet of paper.
Once the paper is ejected the calibration is complete.

FAQs
QUESTION: What printers can use this media sense utility?
ANSWER: The DeskJet 960C, DeskJet 980C, DeskJet 990C, and PhotoSmart 1200 Series printers.

QUESTION: What Operating Systems are compatible with this media sense calibration utility?
ANSWER: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2K, and Windows NT.

QUESTION: How often should I run this utility?
ANSWER: Run this utility once. The media sense accuracy does not change over time. There is no advantage to running this utility periodically.

QUESTION: Are there any special system requirements?
ANSWER: No. This utility can be run from any Windows PC that meets the minimum product system requirements.

QUESTION: The printer picks a sheet then ejects it to the Out tray. The page has no printout. Is this all it does?
ANSWER: After the printer picks a sheet you should see a blue light appear. This blue light is part of the media sense calibration process. There is no printout on the ejected sheet.

QUESTION: I have gone into my driver and turned off media sense as the default setting ("Automatic" is not the default paper type). Will this utility recalibrate my media sense values?
ANSWER: Yes.

QUESTION: What if I continue to experience slow printing on plain paper or print quality problems on photo media?
ANSWER: Slow printing and print quality issues can be caused from other problems. Review information in the HP support web pages for other possible causes for these symptoms. If you need assistance contact the HP Customer Care Center.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows ME
Download file size: 128.0k
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printers Media Sense Calibration Utility
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98-Me-NT4-2000
Language Utilities
English American
Version Utilities
1.0
Size Utilities
128Kb
File Name
dj920en.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows ME
Description: The HP DeskJet 960, 980, 990, and PhotoSmart 1200 Series printers have media sensing capability to automatically detect the type of media loaded in the printer and then select optimal settings for that type of media. Slow printing on plain paper or poor print quality on photo paper may be an indication that the media sense feature may not be set for optimal performance and accuracy. Download and run this media sense calibration utility to reset the media sense values in your printer.
Download Instructions:
Click the Download button. The next screen should have a dot in the button next to "Save this program to disk", if not, select it.
Click OK.
In the Save in field, click the arrow to see the dropdown menu, select Desktop. Make note of the name in the File Name field.
Click Save. The file will be saved to the Windows Desktop.
Close the web browser.
Note: After running the utility described below you can delete this file from your Desktop.
Running the Media Sense Calibration Utility.
Load clean white media in the printer. Do not use recycled media.
Double click the dj920xx.exe file just saved to the Desktop and follow the instructions on the utility. The printer should pick a sheet of paper and shine a blue light on the sheet. Then the media should eject to the Out tray. There is no printout on the sheet of paper.
Once the paper is ejected the calibration is complete.
FAQs
QUESTION: What printers can use this media sense utility?
ANSWER: The DeskJet 960C, DeskJet 980C, DeskJet 990C, and PhotoSmart 1200 Series printers.

QUESTION: What Operating Systems are compatible with this media sense calibration utility?
ANSWER: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2K, and Windows NT.

QUESTION: How often should I run this utility?
ANSWER: Run this utility once. The media sense accuracy does not change over time. There is no advantage to running this utility periodically.

QUESTION: Are there any special system requirements?
ANSWER: No. This utility can be run from any Windows PC that meets the minimum product system requirements.

QUESTION: The printer picks a sheet then ejects it to the Out tray. The page has no printout. Is this all it does?
ANSWER: After the printer picks a sheet you should see a blue light appear. This blue light is part of the media sense calibration process. There is no printout on the ejected sheet.

QUESTION: I have gone into my driver and turned off media sense as the default setting ("Automatic" is not the default paper type). Will this utility recalibrate my media sense values?
ANSWER: Yes.

QUESTION: What if I continue to experience slow printing on plain paper or print quality problems on photo media?
ANSWER: Slow printing and print quality issues can be caused from other problems. Review information in the hp support web pages for other possible causes for these symptoms. If you need assistance contact the HP Customer Care Center.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Windows 98-98Se-Me
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
1.9.1.3-2
Size Driver
5.3Mb
File Name
hppse1.9.1.3-2enu.exe
Info
With this fast, download, HP Photosmart Essential gives you easy and fun ways to enhance your photo creativity. Easy-to-use editing features and a wide range of printing options enable you to get great-looking prints in a snap! In addition, the online options let you share your pictures and order prints and personalized photo items.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 98SE
Download file size: 5.39M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Essential Software for Photo Editing Printing and Sharing
Operating Systems
Windows 98-98Se-Me
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
1.9.1.3-2
Size Driver
5.3Mb
File Name
hppse1.9.1.3-2enu.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 98SE
Description: With this fast, download, HP Photosmart Essential gives you easy and fun ways to enhance your photo creativity. Easy-to-use editing features and a wide range of printing options enable you to get great-looking prints in a snap! In addition, the online options let you share your pictures and order prints and personalized photo items.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Printer Network Driver
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
2.6Mb
File Name
1218nten.exe
Info
HP PhotoSmart 1218/xi Color Inkjet Printer Driver Software version 3.2 for Windows NT 4.0 or higher

This driver is designed for use on computers that will be directly connected to the printer from the computer's Parallel port with a Parallel cable.
Please note that with this print only driver version:
The toolbox is disabled.
There is no installer shell.
There is no bi-directional communication so users will not see status messages nor have access to the printer front panel Save function.
Printer driver icon shortcuts are not installed on the desktop
NOTE: Begin by removing previous versions of the 1218/xi printer software.
After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer:
Follow these Steps:
Download the file 1218NTEn.exe, and then locate this file in the directory C:\Temp or the directory you chose to download them into.
Double-click on file to uncompress within the c:\Temp\1218Net directory.
Before you install this software, the printer's power cord must be plugged in and paper must be loaded. Turn on the printer and insert the print cartridges. Make sure that the Parallel cable is NOT connected!
Installation Instructions for Windows NT for Parallel Connection
Click on the Start button, then Settings, then Printers. Double-click on Add Printer.
Choose My Computer as the printer connection, then click Next.
Choose Printer Port (typically LPTx:), Click Next again.
Click Have Disk, and then Browse.
Double-click on the drive where you downloaded the driver files (in the example c:\temp\1218Net) and the process should locate the file HPdj.inf.
Click OK, Click OK again.
Accept the default name for your printer and click Next.
Click Shared and enter a share name for the printer.
Click Finish.



Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Download file size: 2.69M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Software
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
6.5Mb
File Name
ps248en1.exe
Info
HP PhotoSmart 1218 Color Inkjet Printer Driver software version 3.2 for Windows NT 4.0 or higher (for parallel port installations only). Note: The 1218 printer connected via USB is not supported on Windows NT. Installation Instructions for Windows NT: 1. Download the two (2) files [ps248xx1.exe ], [ps248xx2.exe], then locate those files in the directory C:\Temp\PS1218 or the directory you chose to download them into. 2. Double-click each file to unzip them. Note: Begin by removing any previous versions of the printer software. To uninstall the printer software, you may use any of these three methods: a. Uninstall the current driver from the "Start -> Programs -> HP photosmart -> 1218 v3.1 -> HP photosmart 1218" Uninstall Menu option. b. If available, insert the printer driver CD-ROM into the CD Drive to autostart the HP photosmart Blue menu screen choices. Choose "Remove HP photosmart 1218 series software". c. Run Setup.exe from the CD-ROM via the Explorer window. Choose "Remove HP photosmart 1218 series software" from the Blue menu screen. Before proceeding with the web file installation, remove any CD-ROM in your CD Drive while doing this software update. 3. After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer, locate the file Setup.exe in the directory C:\Temp\PS1218 and double click it to execute the installation menu. 4. When the menu appears, select "Install HP photosmart 1218 series printer software" . NOTE: The "Install Bonus Software" and "View Users Guide"are not active choices. These two choices are available from the original CD-ROM shipped with your printer. 5. After installation, restart your computer when prompted. You may want to delete the directory C:\Temp\PS1218 or save it for future reference.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Download file size: 9.87M
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Color Inkjet Printer Network Driver Software
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
3.2
Size Driver
2.6Mb
File Name
1215nten.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Description: HP PhotoSmart 1215/vm Color Inkjet Printer Driver Software version 3.2 for Windows 2000

This driver is designed for use on computers that will be directly connected to the printer from the computer's Parallel port with a Parallel cable.
Please note that with this print only driver version:
The toolbox is disabled.
There is no installer shell.
There is no bi-directional communication so users will not see status messages nor have access to the printer front panel Save function.
Printer driver icon shortcuts are not installed on the desktop
NOTE: Begin by removing previous versions of the 1215/vm printer software.
After any previous installation is removed and you have restarted your computer:
Follow these Steps:
Download the file 1215NTEn.exe, and then locate this file in the directory C:\Temp or the directory you chose to download them into.
Double-click on file to uncompress within the c:\Temp\1215Net directory.
Before you install this software, the printer's power cord must be plugged in and paper must be loaded. Turn on the printer and insert the print cartridges. Make sure that the Parallel cable is NOT connected!
Installation Instructions for Windows 2000 for Parallel Connection
Click on the Start button, then Settings, then Printers. Double-click on Add Printer.
Choose My Computer as the printer connection, then click Next.
Choose Local Printer as the printer connection.
Uncheck Automatically detect and install my plug and play printer, then click Next
Choose Printer Port (typically LPTx:), Click Next.
Click Have Disk, and then Browse.
Double-click on the drive where you downloaded the driver files (in the example c:\temp\1215Net) and the process should locate the file hpdj.inf.
Click OK, Click OK again.
Accept the default name for your printer and click Next.
Click Share As and type the name for the printer.
Click Finish.
Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Critical update to resolve an issue with HP Director after installing Internet Explorer 7
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Language Driver
English American
Version Driver
1.0.0.0
Size Driver
926Kb
File Name
cit207355-hpcom-patch-v8.exe
Info
Microsoft Windows XP
Description: This update restores missing icons and contents of HP Director screens which may not function properly after upgrading to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.

Company
Hewlett Packard
Categories
Printers
Model
Hewlett Packard HP Photosmart 1218xi
Description
Critical update to resolve an issue with HP Director after installing Internet Explorer 7
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Language Driver
English
Version Driver
1.0.0.0
Size Driver
926Kb
File Name
cit207355-hpcom-patch-v8.exe
Info
This update restores missing icons and contents of HP Director screens which may not function properly after upgrading to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.


Operating system(s): Microsoft Windows XP
Download file size: 925.55k
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