HP DesignJet 5500PS (42")

Part No: Q1252AABA
Up to 42" Wide x 300'
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Regular Price: $17,995.00

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HP Designjet Z6100ps 42-in Printer Q6653C CLICK HERE The HP Designjet 5500PS 42” series plotters turn around ready to sell and distribute prints at some of the fastest speeds without compromising image quality. You are able to transfer files at up to 4.5 megabytes per second using a powerful HP jetdirect 615n print server card and receive fast printing with professional image quality at speeds of up to 499 Sq. Ft. Per Hour Print Speed. With Adobe PostScript support, your capabilities are vastly increased. PostScript technology provides a worldwide imaging standard that enables users to create reliable and efficient digital workflows. A six ink, 1200 dpi writing system and HP color layering technology provide outstanding photo quality for all your large-format printing. NOTE: SHIPPING CHARGES SHOWN FOR THIS PRODUCT IS FOR DOCK-TO-DOCK ONLY. THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL CHARGES IF CUSTOMER WILL BE REQUIRING A TRUCK LIFT AND IF THE SHIPPING ADDRESS IS IN A RESEDENTIAL AREA.

HP DesignJet 5500PS (42")
Manufacturer Part #
Print Technology
Color Thermal Inkjet
Color Control
PANTONE® color matching
HP Color Layering Technology
Print Speed
499 sq. ft/hr
1200 X 600 DPI
with HP Color Layering Technology
Ports IEEE 1284 parallel
10/100 Base-TX Fast Ethernet
Local Ports
HP Jetdirect Connectivity Card for USB/Serial/LocalTalk (Part #: J4135A)
Network Ports

HP Jetdirect 610n internal print servers (Part #: J4167A)
HP Jetdirect 170X external print servers (Part #: J3258B)
HP Jetdirect 300X external print servers (Part #: J3263A)
HP Jetdirect 500X external print servers (Part #: J3265A)

Interface HP Jetdirect 615n 10/100 Base-TX Print Server
Languages and Fonts
Adobe PostScript 3, TIFF 6.0, JPEG, CALS/G4, HP-GL/2, HP RTL
136 PostScript® Roman fonts built-in, Asian PostScript fonts in the box, PostScript Morisawa fonts for Japan, support for Yoon, Sandoll and Hancom for Korea, Arphic for Taiwan
256 MB RAM (Expandable to 256 MB)
Hard Drives
40 GB
Paper Handling
Input Roll feed
Input Options Optional Take-up reel (Part #: C6087L)
Optional 42" Media Spindle (Part #: C2385A)
Media Cuter Automatic Cutter
Types/Sizes Media Types: HP Colorfast adhesive vinyl, plain paper, HP studio canvas, matte, inkjet paper, canvas, HP fine paper art vanilla, film, photo paper, HP vellum
Media Sizes: 8.3" to 42" sheets; 24", 36", 42" rolls; max length: 300 ft
Print Area 0.28" trailing edge
1.38" leading edge
Misc. Features
Power Requirements 100 to 240 volts (± 10%) auto-ranging, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption Maximum consumption: 400 W
Stand-by: 70 W
Powersave: 55 W
Noise Levels Printing: 70 dBA
Idle: < 48 dBA
Temperature Operating: 59°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
Storage: -4°F to 131°F (-20°C to 55°C)
Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% RH non-condensing


Energy Star Compliant
Certifications Safety Certifications: compliant with the requirements for the ITE products: CSA Certified
Electromagnetic Compatibility: compliant with the requirements for Class B ITE products
(Class A when connected to LAN cables): FCC rules, DOC
Features Minimum line width: 0.002"
Line accuracy: ± 0.2% of the specific page length

These inks are designed specifically for the HP DesignJet 5500 series:
Dye-based imaging
Black Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4930A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Cyan Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4931A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Light Cyan Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4934A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Magenta Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4932A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Light Magenta Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4935A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Yellow Ink, 680 ml (Part #: C4933A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage

Other Supplies

HP Printhead storage container (Part #: C2383A)
Black Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4950A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Cyan Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4951A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Light Cyan Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4954A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Magenta Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4952A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Light Magenta Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4955A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage
Yellow Printhead and Cleaner (Part #: C4953A) Yields 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage

Software Features
Drivers Included: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP; UNIX®, Linux® with HP embedded webserver file submitter AutoCAD: 2000, 2002, R 14 for Windows
(H X W X D)
50" X 78" X 27"
As Shipped
52" X 89" X 25"
220 lb
As Shipped
491 lb
1 year on-site warranty includes parts and labor. This warranty does not include replacement of consumables such as toner.
•HP DesignJet 5500PS 42" Wide-Format Inkjet Plotter
•Printer Stand
•Media Bin
•Two Roll-feed Spindles
•Power Cords
•HP DesignJet Ink Systems
•HP Printing Material Sample
•User Documentation
•User Maintenance Kit
•HP Designjet Printer Setup Software

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