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HP 2500C Series Printers - Product Specifications

Model numbers
HP Printer
Model number
HP 2500C printer
C2684A
HP 2500Cse printer
C2686A
HP 2500Cxi printer
C2687A
HP 2500CM printer
C2685A
HP 2500C+ printer
C2692A
Product description
The HP 2500C professional series color printer uses HP's new Modular Ink Delivery System (MIDS). It is targeted for small workgroups in the office who need a color complement to their workgroup monochrome laser printer. This printer combines the affordability and the professional print quality of HP Inkjet printers with the speed and low cost per page of MIDS technology. The HP 2500C series printer also has robust networking and media versatility.
Serial number and model number location
The serial number and model numbers are located on the back of the printer. The serial number can also be found under the top cover.
Printer features
  • Optimized for network integration with an MIO slot for an optional HP Jetdirect 400N Internal Print Server (standard with the HP 2500CM printer)
  • Standard HP PCL 5 (HP 2500C+ printer only, optional for all other HP 2500C series printers)
  • Supports all major networking operating systems and protocols
  • Easy printer setup and configuration with HP Jetadmin and Web Jetadmin
  • Supports Adobe (R) PostScript (R) 3 for true document portability, with expandable memory up to 76 MB if needed
      note:
    PostScript is available only with the HP 2500CM printer or if the optional PostScript Upgrade Kit is installed.
  • User-friendly LCD and Key Panel for easy printer configuration and reduced help desk intervention
  • New Modular Ink Delivery System
  • PhotoREt II uses the smallest ink drop size to create more shades of color, smoother transitions between tones, and crisper looking output on any paper
  • Prints up to 13 x 19 inches (A3 oversize)
System requirements
Operating System
Minimum
Recommended
Windows 3.1x
486DX-66
8 MB RAM
Pentium (R) 166
16 MB RAM
Windows 95/98
486DX-100
8 MB RAM
Pentium 166
16 MB RAM
Windows NT 4.0
486DX-100
16 MB RAM
Pentium 166
32 MB RAM
Macintosh (using AdobePS 8.6 driver)
System 7.6.1
Power PC
8 MB RAM
System 8
Power PC
32 MB RAM
  note:
The PostScript module and an HP Jetdirect MIO card are required for the Macintosh printing solution.
Hard drive space needed to print
Fifty MB free hard disk space is required for printing on 11 x 17 or A3 media (using a print server, printing with special features, or graphics-intensive files may require more disk space).
Power consumption
  • Less than two watts when off
  • Eight watts maximum non-printing
  • 35 watts average printing
  • 65 watts printing
Recommended cables
HP recommends using an IEEE-1284 compliant A-B bidirectional cable no longer than three meters (10 feet) when connected to the parallel port.
Font information
The HP 2500C Professional Series printer has internal bitmapped fonts, and TrueType fonts included with HP FontSmart software.
  • HP FontSmart v 2.5 (110 TrueType fonts for Windows)
  • HP FontSmart software provides easy-to-use font management capabilities
  • 136 PostScript fonts with Adobe PostScript 3 (for HP 2500CM model or PostScript upgraded printers only)
Media specifications
Media
Supported Sizes
Paper
Super B (13 x 19 inches)
U.S. Tabloid (11 x 17 inches)
U.S. Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
U.S. Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A3 (297 x 420 mm)
European A4 (210 x 297 mm)
European B4 (257 x 364 mm)
Transparencies
U.S. Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Cards
U.S. Index card (4 x 6 inches)
Index card (5 x 8 inches)
European A5 card (148.5 x 210 mm)
European A6 card (105 x 148.5 mm)
Postcard (100 x 148 mm)
Labels
U.S. Labels (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A4 labels (210 x 297 mm)
  note:
Custom sizes and postcards are supported in Tray 1 and the rear manual feed only.
Media handling information
The HP 2500C Series printer has three paper trays and one rear feed for superior paper handling capabilities.
  • Tray 1 - This tray acts as a bypass tray. It holds up to 10 sheets of paper. This tray should be used for media types and sizes that are seldom used.
  • Tray 2 - This tray holds up to 150 sheets of paper. It is recommended to use this tray for paper that is commonly used.
  • Tray 3 - This tray holds up to 250 sheets of paper. It is recommended to use this tray for paper that is commonly used.
  • Rear Manual Feed - the Rear Manual Feed is designed to provide a straight paper path for printing on thicker media (up to 0.3 mm) such as cardstock or labels without bending. This paper path accepts one sheet of paper at a time.
      note:
    Tray capacity is dependent on the media manufacturer, the type of media, and the media construction.
  • All input paths handle standard media sizes up to 330.2 x 482.6 mm (13 x 19 inches, Super B).
  • Combined input capacity of 400 sheets through the two main trays (Trays 2 and 3).
  • Output capacity of 150 sheets (face-up).
  • Rear Manual Feed (single sheet only).
  • Tray 1 (input/output tray)
    • Sheets: up to 10
    • Index cards: up to 4.
  • Tray 2 (upper tray).
    • Sheets: up to 150
  • Tray 3 (Lower Tray)
    • Sheets: up to 250
Additionally, Tray 1 and the rear manual feed support all media sizes from 101.6 x 152.4 mm (4 x 6 inches) to 330.2 x 482.6 mm (13 x 19 inches).
Trays 2 and 3 have built-in media size sensors to prevent printing on the wrong size media.
The input paths handle the following paper weights:
Tray 1
  • HP media / Labels: 60 to 135 g/m sq. (16 to 36 lb)
  • Non-HP plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m sq. (16 to 28 lb)
  • Cardstock: 110 to 200 g/m sq. (110 lb Index maximum)
Tray 2
  • HP media / Labels: 60 to 135 g/m sq. (16 to 36 lb)
  • Non-HP plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m sq. (16 to 28 lb)
  • Cardstock: 110 to 200 g/m sq. (110 lb Index maximum)
Tray 3
  • HP media / Labels: 60 to 135 g/m sq. (16 to 36 lb)
  • Non-HP plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m sq. (16 to 28 lb)
Rear Manual Feed
  • HP media / Labels: 60 to 135 g/m sq. (16 to 36 lb)
  • Non-HP plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m sq. (16 to 28 lb)
  • Cardstock: 110 to 200 g/m sq. (110 lb Index maximum)
  • Thicker media (up to 0.3 mm)
  note:
The printing of envelopes is not supported on the HP 2500C series printer.
Ink information
HP's new MIDS offers significant cost savings and speed gains.
New half-inch printheads cover larger swathes to achieve significant speed gains of up to 9 ppm black, 7 ppm color.
HP's new MIDS communicates with a smart chip built into each printhead and ink cartridge to monitor ink levels and printhead life.
Printing in color becomes more affordable with lower costs per page.
Memory information
HP 2500C/Cse/Cxi printer
  • Four MB standard RAM.
HP 2500C+ printer
  • 12 MB standard RAM.
  • Two 72-pin SIMM slots for additional memory (EDO, 60 ns) expansion up to a total of 76 MB.
  • One DIMM slot available for optional PostScript personality.
HP 2500CM printer
  • 20 MB standard RAM.
  • Two 72-pin SIMM slots for additional memory (EDO, 60 ns) expansion up to a total of 76 MB.
Performance information
Type of printing
Letter/A4
11 x 17/A3
Color Highlights
EconoFast Mode
Normal Mode
Best Mode
9 ppm
6 ppm
5 ppm
5 ppm
3 ppm
2 ppm
Mixed Text and Graphics
EconoFast Mode
Normal Mode
Best Mode
7 ppm
3.5 ppm
1.2 ppm
7 ppm
2 ppm
0.5 ppm
Full Page Color
EconoFast Mode
Normal Mode
Best Mode
3.5 ppm
1.8 ppm
0.4 ppm
1 ppm
0.8 ppm
0.2 ppm
  note:
These are approximate figures. Exact print speed is dependent on the system configuration, the software program, and the document complexity.
Duty cycle
Usage rate: duty cycle of up to 12,000 pages per month.
Physical specifications
Size
  • With paper tray closed:
    • 685 mm (26.97 inches) wide
    • 610 mm (24.02 inches) deep
    • 337 mm (13.27 inches) high
  • With paper tray fully extended:
    • 685 mm (26.97 inches) wide
    • 745 mm (29.33 inches) deep
    • 337 mm (13.27 inches) high
  • Desk space required:
    • 685 mm (26.97 inches) wide x 532 mm (20.94 inches) deep
Weight
  • 5 kg (58.5 lb. without ink cartridges and printheads
  • 0 kg (59.2 lb.) with ink cartridges and printheads
Electrical specification
  • Input voltage: 100--240 AC (± 10%).
  • 50/60 Hz (± 3 Hz).
Environmental specifications
  • Operating temperature: 5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 degrees F)
  • Recommended operating conditions: 15 to 35 degrees C (59 to 95 degrees F)
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80 percent RH non-condensing
  • Noise levels per ISO 9614-1:
    • Sound Power: LWAm 62 dB(A) per ISO 9614-1
    • Sound Pressure: LpAm 49 dB (A) (Bystander position)
General warranty statement
  • One-year on-site warranty (Hardware)
  • One year for printheads
  • 90 days for software
  • 90 days for ink cartridges
Product certifications
  • Safety Certifications:
  • CCIB (China), CSA (Canada), PSB (Singapore), UL (USA), NOM1 (Mexico), TUV-GS (Germany), SABS (South Africa), JUN (Korea)
  • EMI Certifications:
  • FCC Class B when used with a Class B computing device (USA), FCC Part 15B Class A when connected to Local Area Network (LAN) Devices, CTICK (Australia and New Zealand), VCCI (Japan), CE (European Union), B mark (Poland), GOST (Russia), BCIQ (Taiwan), RRL (Korea)

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