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HP Designjet 500 Series Printers - Product Specifications

Model numbers

HP Designjet 500,
24-inch
HP Designjet 500,
42-inch
HP Designjet 500PS,
24-inch
HP Designjet 500PS,
42-inch
C7769B
C7770B
C7769C
C7770C

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Printer features

  • Embedded microprocessor (96 MHz. 16 MB SDRAM (48 MHz)

  • Two (2) EIO slots (PCI-like) to connect accessories: LAN card and/or HP-GL/2 Accessory card (C7772A)

  • Parallel (ECP) and USB connectivity as standard

  • Graphical LCD (liquid crystal display)

  • System software (firmware) always upgradeable

  • No hard drive nor battery

  • Languages supported: HP PCL3 GUI in all SKUs. Adobe (R) PostScript (R) Level 3 thru Software RIP in the 500PS 24 inch and 500PS 42 inch printers.

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System requirements

HP Designjet 500

  • Microsoft (R) Windows 9X:

    • Pentium (R) I-133 MHz or better

    • 48 MB RAM

    • 300 MB free on hard disk

  • Microsoft Windows NT and 2000:

    • Pentium II-300 Mhz or better

    • 64 MB RAM

    • 400 MB free on hard disk

HP Designjet 500PS

  • Microsoft Windows 9x, NT 4.0, or 2000

    • 32 MB RAM

    • 500 MB free on hard disk

  • Macintosh

    • Power Macintosh 166 MHz (G3 or G4 300 MHz recommended)

    • Macintosh OS versions: 8.5, 8.6, or 9.0 (9.0 recommended)

    • 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM or greater recommended)

    • 500 MB free on hard disk (1 GB or greater free on hard disk recommended)

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Recommended cables

HP Designjet 500,
24-inch
HP Designjet 500,
42-inch
HP Designjet 500PS,
24-inch
HP Designjet 500PS,
42-inch
IEEE compatible/Centronics Interface (all), 3.0 meters (9.84 feet) 25-pin male
USB 5.0 m (16.40 feet) USB plug
IEEE compatible/Centronics Interface (all), 3.0 meters (9.84 feet) 25-pin male
USB 5.0 m (16.40 feet) USB plug
IEEE compatible/Centronics Interface (all), 3.0 meters (9.84 feet) 25-pin male
USB 5.0 m (16.40 feet) USB plug
IEEE compatible/Centronics Interface (all), 3.0 meters (9.84 feet) 25-pin male
USB 5.0 m (16.40 feet) USB plug

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Media specifications

Model
Sheet sizes
Roll sizes
Core sizes
42-inch model
24-inch model
Width: 21.08 cm to 106.68 cm
(8.3 to 42 inches)
Length: 21.08 to 189.73
(8.3 to 74.7 inches)
Width: 21.08 cm to 60.96 cm
(8.3 to 24 inches)
Length: 21.08 cm to 189.73
(8.3 to 74.7 inches)
Width: 60.96 cm, 91.44 cm, and 106.68 cm
(24, 36, and 42 inches)
Length: up to 45.72 m
(up to 150 feet)
Width: 60.96 cm
(24 inches)
Length: up to 45.72 m
(up to 150 feet)
5.08 cm (2 inches) inside diameter
5.3975 cm (2.125) outside diameter

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Media handling information

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Margins

  • Side margins, 5 mm

  • Leading edge margin, 17 mm

  • Trailing edge margin, 17 mm

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Ink information

Supply item
Ink cartridge
Ink cartridge
Printhead
HP no.10
Black
C4844A
X
X
HP no.82
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
X
C4911A
C4912A
C4913A
X
HP no.11
Black
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
X
X
C4810A
C4811A
C4812A
C4813A

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Resolution

Print mode
Line drawing/text
Image
Fast
Render
300 x 300 dpi
150 x 150 dpi
Halftone
600 x 300 dpi
600 x 300 dpi
Normal
Render
600 x 600 dpi
300 x 300 dpi
Halftone
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 300 dpi
Best (default)
Render
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
Halftone
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
Best (maximum detail)
Render
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
Halftone
1200 x 600 dpi
1200 x 600 dpi

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Accuracy

Accuracy: 0.2 percent of the specified vector length at 23 degrees C (73 degrees F), 50-60 percent relative humidity, on HP special polyester film.

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Memory information

  • Standard: 16 MB

  • Maximum: 160 MB (in combination with the HP-GL/2 accessory card and a 128 MB memory DIMM)
    NOTE: The HP-GL/2 accessory card is a pre-requisite to a memory upgrade. A basic 500 platform is PCL3GUI, which will never run out of memory, therefore has no memory upgrade slot was added to the printer. The memory upgrade slot is included on the HP-GL/2 card, which can benefit from additional memory.

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Physical specifications

Attribute
Specification
Size
24-inch models
124.46 cm x 48.26 cm x 35.56 cm
(49 inches x 19 inches x 14 inches)
42-inch models
(70.18 cm x 68.58 cm x 109.22cm)
(67 inches x 27 inches x 43 inches)
Weight
24-inch models
38.55 kg
(85 pounds)
42-inch models
44.90 kg
(99 pounds)

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Electrical specifications

Attribute
Specification
Power requirements
100 to 240 VAC 10 percent auto-ranging;
50 to 60 Hz, 2 amps maximum
Power consumption
150 watts maximum

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Environmental specifications

Attribute
Specification
Operating temperature
5.00 degrees to 40.00 degrees Celcius (C)
(41 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F))
Storage temperature
4.44 degrees to 70.00 degrees C
(40 degrees to 158 degrees F)
Relative humidity
15 percent to 80 percent RH
Acoustic noise
Pressure
Printing: 52 dB (A)z
Power
65 dB (A)

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General warranty

HP provides a one-year warranty with free, onsite, next business day service, backed by HP support centers around the world. HP Supportpacks and Service Agreements allow users to extend their warranty to up to five years, and can provide around-the-clock service with a response time of within four hours, every day of the year (depending on the country).

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Product certifications

  • Canada CSA C22.2

  • Europe 73/23/EEC EN60950

  • Mexico DGN

  • Norway NEMKO, EN 60950, EMKO TSE(74)DK207/94

  • US ITE,UL 1950, FCC Class B1 Computing Device, US CFR47, Part 15

  • China CCIB certified

  • Czech Republic EZU IEC950 certified

  • Singapore PSB

  • Poland PCBC certified

  • Russia GOST certified

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