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hp designjet 5500 series printers

product overview

maximum resolution

1200 dpi x 600 dpi (on glossy media with enhanced IQ running)

fast economy speed  

569 ft²/hr on 60-inch models,
499 ft²/hr on 42-inch models

normal productivity speed

100 ft²/hr on 60-inch models,
89 ft²/hr on 42-inch models

best photo quality speed

76 ft²/hr on 60-inch models,
68 ft²/hr on 42-inch models

media types

Coated, glossy, back-lit, opaque vinyl, canvas, poster paper and more

media handling

Roll feed, sheet feed, automatic cutter. Take-up reel—optional on the 42-in. (107-cm) models.

media sizes (sheet)

Width: 8.3 to 36 in.(21.0 to 91.4 cm) Length: 22 to 63 in. (55.9 to 160.0 cm)

media sizes (roll)

Width: 24, 36 and 42 in. (61.0, 91.4 and 106.7 cm) Length: up to 300 ft (91 m)

memory standard

128 MB RAM (256 MB on ps models), 40-GB hard disk

memory maximum

256 MB RAM, 40-GB hard disk

standard languages

TIFF 6.0, JPEG, CALS/G4, HP-GL/2, HP RTL, Adobe PostScript 3 (on ps models)


Windows (95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP with hp drivers) hp embedded webserver file submitter for driverless printing in Mac OS, Windows, Linux, or UNIX AutoCAD: 2000, 2002, R 14 for Windows Postscript (on ps models): Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Mac OS 8.5 to 9.22, X.1 and X.2


HP JetDirect 615n 10/100Base-TX print server, supporting TCP/IP (including IPR and IPP), Appletalk, DSL/LLC and IPX/SPX protocols. Centronics parallel port, IEEE 1284-compliant

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

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