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hp designjet 500 printer


product overview

Ultimate line and photo quality

Ultimate photo quality is achieved using HP color layering and up to 1200 dpi resolution. 1 Ultimate line quality, with lines as thin as 0.002 in. (0.05 mm) and an accuracy of +/- 0.2%, is the result of minuscule drops and continuous ink flow. Many more colors are available per printed dot as the printer layers different color ink drops over each other to create new colors.

Low cost of operation  

The HP DesignJet 500 is an exceptionally priced printer and has incredibly low cost-per-copy of ink and media.

Fast and efficient printing with no hassle

The printer is ideal for small workgroups (1 to 3 people) and has print times as short as 90 seconds for D-size (A1-size) drawings. Drivers are easy to install and intuitive to use, an ink-set change takes less than 1 minute, the control panel is simple to navigate, and media loading is smooth and straightforward.

Great media flexibility

A wide choice of HP Premium Printing Material is available, including HP Coated Paper, HP Heavyweight Coated Paper, HP High-Gloss Photo Paper, HP Satin Poster Paper, HP Studio Canvas, HP Bright White Inkjet Paper, HP Translucent Bond, HP Natural Tracing Paper, HP Vellum, HP Clear Film and HP Matte Film.

Unattended printing

The printer can work unattended with its off-axis, 69-cc ink cartridges, long-life printheads, 150-ft (45-m) media rolls, automatic cutting, and stacking of finished prints in the media bin [optional on the 24-inch (61-cm) model]. The ink cartridges have almost double the ink capacity of previous HP ink cartridges in this category, and printheads last through five to six ink-cartridge changes on average, depending upon usage.

Smooth connectivity

Drivers for Windows applications come in the box and include support of AutoCAD. An HP-GL/2 processor is available as an optional plug-in card. The printer has USB 1.1 and parallel ports, and 16 MB of RAM, which is expandable up to 160 MB (in combination with the HP-GL/2 card). A range of network cards are also available as accessories.

Consistent colors

Consistent colors are achieved every time regardless of printhead usage, ambient temperature or ink levels, using automatic closed-loop-color calibration.


Ultimate line and photo quality

1200-dpi resolution 1

Lines as thin as 0.002 in. (0.05mm)

Accuracy of +/- 0.2%

69-cc ink cartridges

Printheads that last through 5 to 6 ink-cartridge changes on average, depending upon usage

Roll feed with integrated auto-cutter

Printer stand and media bin [optional on the 24-in. (61-cm) model]

Drivers for Windows applications (including AutoCAD)

Print speed for line drawings in fast mode: 189 ft 2 /hr (17.6 m 2 /hr), or 90 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) drawing, on bond paper 2

Print speed for images in fast mode: 85 ft2/hr (7.9 m 2 /hr), or 3 min 45 sec for a D-size (A1-size) image, on coated paper 2

Up to 160 MB of RAM (used with the HP-GL/2 accessory card)

USB 1.1 interface

  1. 1200 dpi x 600 dpi
  2. Approximate mechanical printing times and speeds

Dieterich-Post Company
616 Monterey Pass Road
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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