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HP Designjet 488CA Printer - Specifications


  • HP DesignJet 488CA, 36 inch HP P/N C6083A
  • HP DesignJet 488CA, 24 inch HP P/N C6082A
    • Flexible Output Size: Proof and print presentation-quality color output from letter to poster size (E/A0-36 inches wide).
    • Productivity and Control: Maximize your throughput with D/A1-size color images in just 18 minutes (Best print quality); take full control of your printing process by eliminating the service bureau loop.
    • Font Flexibility: Use both Roman and Asian (2-byte) fonts.
    • Affordability: Pay a breakthrough price; get best-in-class color print quality.
    • Ease of Use: Make life easier with the HP DesignJet 488CA's interactive front panel; get the output you want directly from your favorite Mac or Windows applications, using the driver-like Raster Image Processor (RIP); get unattended printing with the rollfeed attachment.
    • No-Risk, Plug and Play, Adobe (R) PostScript (R) 3 (TM) Color Solution: Let HP's industry standard graphics languages, drivers, and RIP bring you the seamless connectivity you need from the platform of your choice.
    • HP's Legendary Reliability: Forget downtime worries - HP offers a one-year on-site warranty backed by hundreds of HP sales and service facilities worldwide.


  • Two sizes:
    • C6082A: HP DesignJet 488CA printer (D/A1-size)
    • C6083A: HP DesignJet 488CA printer (E/A0-size)
  • Documentation and software in Japanese, Korean, simplified and traditional Chinese, and English
  • Broad range of media
  • "Best"-quality D-size color images in roughly 18 minutes on coated media
  • 4 MB printing memory, expandable up to 36 MB via 16 MB, or 32 MB SIMMs
  • Tabletop design for maximum flexibility-optional stand with media bin
  • Adobe PostScript 3 via software RIP for Macintosh and Windows 95/98, PostScript level 2 via software RIP for Windows NT 4.0, HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL
  • All cables and interfaces necessary for connecting to Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • AutoCAD Release 10, 11, 12, and 13 drivers for DOS; 12 and 13 drivers for Windows 3.1x; 13 and 14 drivers for Windows 3.51, 95, and NT 4.0
  • HP-developed drivers for Microsoft (R) Windows 3.1, 95, and NT 4.0
  • Rollfeed
  • Automatic cutter
  • HP JetDirect EX Plus external print server

Key specifications

HP DesignJet 488CA (D/A1-size and E/A0-size)
Media Sizes: 24 in/61 cm model
8.3- (211 mm) to 24-in (610 mm) wide sheets; 24-in rolls optional
Media Sizes: 36 in/91 cm model
8.3- (211 mm) to 36-in (914 mm) wide sheets; 24- and 36-in rolls optional
Max. Media Length: 24 in/61 cm model
Sheets: 64 in/1.62 m
Roll: 150 ft/45.7 m
Max. Media Length: 36 in/91 cm model
Sheets: 64 in/1.62 m
Roll: 150 ft/45.7 m
Print Technology
Color thermal inkjet
600-dpi-addressable black plus true 300 dpi color
Print Colors
Black and up to 16.7 million colors
Print Cartridges
1 black, 1 cyan, 1 magenta, 1 yellow
Languages, Std.
Adobe PostScript 3 via software RIP for Macintosh and Windows 95/98, PostScript level 2 for Windows NT 4.0, HP-GL, HP-GL/2, HP RTL
Media Types
Plain, tracing, and translucent papers, vellum, coated and glossy papers and films, and clear and matte film
Media Handling
Standard sheetfeed and rollfeed
Memory, Std.
4 MB
Memory, Max.
36 MB
Interfaces, Std.
IEEE-1284 compatible parallel, RS-232-C, HP JetDirect EX external network print server
U.S. Cost per Color Page (2 x 3 ft/61 x 91cm)
Line drawings, 95c; images, US$3-5
Print Times (2 x 3 ft/61 x 91cm)
Line drawings, Black Fast = 1.5 min; Color Normal = 4 min; Color Best = 18 min
1 year on-site
Dimensions: 24 in/61 cm model (W x D x H)
1031 x 231 x 332 mm (40.6 x 9.1 x 13.1 in)
Dimensions: 36 in/91 cm model (W x D x H)
1329 x 231 x 332 mm (52.4 x 9.1 x 13.1 in)






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