- The HP Deskjet 990 provides a printing solution for individuals or small work groups. The printer does not take up very much space, making it ideal for an area with tight space restrictions, but the printer is not meant for high amounts of work like some of HP's larger and more expensive models.
- The HP Deskjet 990 takes up a small amount of room on a desk or table, measuring only 17.34 inches wide, 14.6 inches deep and 7.72 inches tall. The printer is also lightweight, weighing only 15 pounds without the print cartridges installed. The printer can connect to a computer via a USB port and cable.
- HP rates the Deskjet 990 at a duty cycle of 5,000 pages per month. The printer's input tray can hold up to 150 sheets of paper at a time, while the output tray can only hold up to 50 sheets of paper. Normal printing speed is 6.5 pages per minute (ppm) for black text only documents, and 5 ppm for mixed color and black text documents. As well, normal resolution is 600 x 600 dpi for black printing. The printer can handle several types of media, including transparencies, cards, envelopes, banners and sheets of labels.
- The printer must be kept in a controlled environment to avoid affecting its performance or damage to any parts of the printer. HP recommends that the printer be used in an area that is between 59 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 20 to 80 percent. The printer can operate in temperatures from 41 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit without damaging the hardware, but the quality of the printouts may be affected. If you are planning on storing the printer, HP recommends keeping it in an area that stays between negative 40 and 158 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid damaging the hardware.