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hp designjet 800 printer

product overview

Ultimate photo quality 1

Ultimate photo quality is achieved using HP color layering and up to 2400-dpi resolution. 2 Many more colors are available per printed dot as the printer layers different color ink drops over each other to create new colors.

"Virtual computer" inside  

Your computer is immediately freed up by a "virtual computer" inside the printer, comprising an embedded Adobe PostScript 3 RIP (with drivers for Macintosh and Windows ), an embedded HP-GL/2 processor (with drivers for AutoCAD and Windows), 160 MB of RAM, a 6-GB hard disk and a powerful HP JetDirect EIO 10/100 BaseTX print server (as well as USB 1.1 and parallel ports). CALS G4 files are also accepted.

Professional color management

Accurate colors are obtained through Automatic PANTONE Calibration, offset-printing press emulations (EuroScale, SWOP, DIC, and TOYO) and ICC profiles for Mac and Windows. Consistent colors are achieved every time, regardless of printhead usage, ambient temperature or ink levels, using automatic closed-loop-color calibration.

Fast and efficient printing

The HP DesignJet 800 is a robust printer for workgroups of 3 to 10 people and with print speeds of up to 85 ft 2 /hr (7.9 m 2 /hr). It supports queuing and nesting and processes subsequent jobs while printing. Throughput is further increased as three portrait B+ (A3+) images fit side by side on the 42-in. (107-cm) model.

No hassle

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 alignment and 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.


Ultimate photo quality with accurate colors, smooth transitions and a wide gamut


2400 dpi resolution 2


"Virtual computer" inside immediately frees up your own computer

Queuing and nesting

Embedded Adobe PostScript 3 RIP with drivers for Mac and Windows

Embedded HP-GL/2, HP RTL and CALS G4 processor with drivers for AutoCAD and Windows

160 MB of RAM

6-GB hard disk


HP JetDirect EIO 10/100 Base-TX internal print server




Consistent colors using closed-loop-color calibration




ICC profiles for Apple ColorSync




Offset-printing-press emulations




Automatic PANTONE Calibration




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




Print speed for line drawings in fast mode: 247 ft2/hr (22.9 m2/hr), or 60 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) drawing, on bond paper3




69-cc ink cartridges




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




Roll feed with integrated auto-cutter




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




Three portrait B+ (A3+) images fit side by side on the 42-in. (107-cm) model




TIFF and JPEG formats accepted from Windows NT, UNIX and Linux via supplied software




USB 1.1 interface



  1. Spencer Lab Report, August 2000. See
  2. 2400 dpi x 1200 dpi on glossy media.
  3. Approximate mechanical printing times and speeds

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

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