Refurbished – HP Designjet 5500 Plotter 42″



The HP Designjet 5500 (42″) plotter prints at ultra fast speeds without any compromise to image quality. You are able to transfer files at up to 4.5 megabytes per second using a powerful HP jetdirect 615n print server and receive fast printing with professional image quality at speeds of up to 499 ft²/hr print speed. A six ink, 1200 dpi writing system and HP color layering technology provide outstanding photo quality for all your large format printing.  Produce consistent color throughout the entire job run.  The automatic closed loop calibration guarantees color consistency from the first print to the last.


  • Print Size: Up to 42″ Wide x 300′ Long
  • Print Speed: Up To 499 Sq. Ft. Per Hour
  • Resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi
  • Memory: 128 MB (256 MB Max.), 40 GB Hard Drive
  • Connectivity: Parallel and 10/100Base-TX Ethernet
  • Environments: PC, Linux, and UNIX
  • Warranty: 90 Day Warranty
  • Additional Models: HP DesignJet 5500 UV (42″). HP DesignJet 5500PS UV (42″), HP DesignJet 5500PS (42″)


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Refurbished – HP Designjet 5500 Plotter 42″
Part # Q1251A

Key Specifications 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
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
128 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
90 Day Warranty


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