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HP Designjet 5500mfp and 815mfp - Product Comparison

Introduction

This document is intended to show the differences between the 5500mfp (available in Europe only) and the 815mfp. The scanner used for both products is the same (HP Designjet 4200 Scanner), with the difference being the printer that's associated with the product, 5500mfp (5500ps 42-inch) or 815mfp (800ps).
The new 5500mfp includes the latest Jet Image software version 3.0.1. This version includes functionality added in version 2.6.4, plus security improvements. It also includes the last FW release 33 (build 261).
The tables below show the differences between the 800ps printer (815mfp) and the 5500ps printer (5500mfp).
Languages and connectivity
Feature
HP Designjet 800ps
HP Designjet 5500ps
Supported Printing Languages
PCL3GUI, HPGL/2 + RTL, CALS G4, PostScript (on PS models)
HPGL/2 + RTL, CALS G4, PostScript (on PS units)
Language Upgrades
N/A
N/A
Connectivity
LPT, USB, Jetdirect card
LPT, Jetdirect card
Postscript RIP
HW RIP on PS models
HW RIP on PostScript models
Ink and media specifications
Feature
HP Designjet 800ps
HP Designjet 5500ps
Number Of Ink Systems
4 Colors, CMYK
6 Colors, cmCMYK
Print Path
Flat Print Platen
Flat Print Platen
PH Nozzles
304 Nozzles
512 Nozzles
Swath Path
0.5 Inches Wide
1 Inches Wide
Drop Volume
Black (18pl), CMY (4pl)
Dye (cmCMYK) 12pl, UV (cmCMYK) 18pl
PH Technology
Embedded Smart Chip
Embedded Smart Chip
UV Inks
N/A
Standard or as an Upgrade
Ink Level Sensing
Drop Counting, Smart Chip Tracking
Drop Counting, Smart Chip Tracking, Embedded Resistance Coils
Ink Composition
Black (Pigment), CMY (Dye)
Imaging Inks - Dye, UV Inks - Pigment
Cartridge Volume
69ml
680ml
PH Warranty/Duty Cycle
Black (530ml), CMY (200ml)
700ml or 9000hrs
Dots-Per-Inch
600 (True), 1200 (Addressable)
600 True, 1200 Addressable
Electronics
Feature
HP Designjet 800ps
HP Designjet 5500ps
Memory
160 MB, Max Upgrade (160 MB)
128 MB, Max Upgrade (256 MB)
Storage
7 GB
40 GB
Main PCA CPU Speed
96MHz
392MHz
Writing System
Photo RET 3, Color Smart 3
Photo RET 3, Color Smart 3
Front Panel Display
LED Display
LED Display
Configuration
Menu Based Configuration
Menu Based Configuration
Automatic Calibrations
Printhead Alignment, Color Calibration
Printhead Alignment, Color Calibrations, Pantone Calibration (PS models)
Firmware
EEPROM, Flashable via SW Utility
Boot ROM SIMM, FW Stored on HD, Flashable via SW Utility
Required SIMMs
Memory
Boot ROM SIMM, Memory
Features
Feature
HP Designjet 800ps
HP Designjet 5500ps
Quality Assurance
Manual
Drop Detector, Fault Tolerant Printing
Media Paths
Single Sheet Feed, Roll Feed
Single Sheet Feed, Roll Feed
Paper Control
Vacuum System
Vacuum System
Priming System
PEG Applicator in Service Station
Automatic, Forced Air
Margin Control
Smaller, Normal, Extended
Smaller, Normal, Extended
Duty cycle
15 prints per day
25-30 prints per day
Refill System
Tube Fed
Tube Fed
Remote Access
Jetdirect Information only
Jetdirect Information, Advanced Printer Information, Remote Job submittal
Stand and Media Bin
24 Inch (Optional), 42 Inch (Standard)
42 Inch (Stand and Media Bin), 60 Inch (Stand and Take-Up Reel)
Roll Feed
Standard
Standard
Queuing and Nesting
Standard
Standard
Standby Mode
N/A
Standard
Miscellaneous
Rear Loading Roll, Lightweight Aluminum Frame, Altitude Control
Interchangeable Tube Systems, Supports both UV and Dye IDS’s, Remote Job Submittal, Direct Print Path for TIFF, PDF, EPS, JPG, and CALS G4 Prints, Permanent File Storage, Heater, Production Print Mode, Upgradeable Media Profiles, Pantone Compliant, Altitude Control, 300ft Roll Support, Media Length Tracking
Available accessories
Accessory
HP Designjet 800ps
HP Designjet 5500ps
Memory
128 MB SODIMM
64 MB SIMM 128 MB SIMM
Connection
N/A
N/A
Paper Handling
Stand and Media Bin (24 Inch)
Take up Reel for 42 Inch, Media Bin for 60 Inch
Ink Upgrades
N/A
UV or Dye Upgrades, Printhead Garage (Humidor)
Maintenance Kits
Available as an On-Site Service
Available as an On-Site Service

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