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HP DesignJet 2500cp

HP DesignJet 2500cp
alaAverage 4.5

2 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of HP DesignJet 2500cp. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. Comments are divided on the performance, and some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, durability, design

price, size

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP DesignJet 2500cp from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the design, but many are negative about the price.



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This summary is based on the product: HP DesignJet 2500cp - 36" large-format printer - color - ink-jet - A0, Roll (36 in x 150 ft) - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 82.9 sq.ft/hour - capacity:

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: SOHCRider (

Typical Great HP Quality, High cost ink


If you are a sometime large format printer, you may be better served by saving your work as a pdf and going to Kinko's. If you print a lot of large format color, then this is a good, but rather slow, machine. If you can pick one up that needs minor...

Legendary HP Quality, High quality 600dpi Output, built in HD, so no need for Rip

The cost of the ink systems on this machine is significant at about $150 X 4 (BYMC) for dye based ink, but you get about 400ML in an ink tank, so it is best suited to users that do a lot of large prints

May, 2010

Product Specifications

This is the DesignJet 2500CP E-size color plotter for your PC and Macintosh environments. If only the best will do, how does 600dpi for both color AND black strike you? You get stunning poster-size prints (up to an amazing 150 feet long) with unmatched photo-realism in over 16 million colors. Automatic color calibration assures you the same awesome print output on the 1st or the 40th copy. This plotter also features Pantone-licensed color management, Adobe ink profiles, Agfa PhotoTune, Kodak Precision Profiles for PageMaker and Photoshop separation tables. Additionally, four ink emulation modes let you print jobs using standard pre-press color gamut. Armed with a standard 20MB on-board RAM, expandable to 68MB, and an Intel i960 CF RISC processor, no job is too big for this DesignJet. The DesignJet 2500CP offers you full Adobe PostScript Level 2 support, with automatic queuing and nesting from the standard 2.0GB hard drive, effectively speeding up print jobs and reducing your media waste. It includes 35 Adobe Type 1 scalable typefaces and an Ethernet/LocalTalk JetDirect card for simple installation into your network. HP has added larger capacity ink systems for this new line of plotters. While individual results can vary depending on your printing needs, you can expect to get at least 400 A1 size prints per system, according to HP. Specially-designed dye-based black, cyan, magenta and yellow inks offer you maximum image quality. Be sure to watch out later this year for another generation of DesignJet 2000 series inks, pigment-based systems in black, cyan, magenta and yellow designed for enhanced outdoor durability. And HP makes a coated paper, film, or vellum for any printing application. This plotter ships with an Ethernet/LocalTalk JetDirect card installed, 20MB of RAM, a rollfeed spindle, 1 roll of HP heavyweight coated paper, 1 sample roll of HP high-gloss film, 4 ink systems (black, cyan, magenta and yellow), a user manual and PostScript printer drivers for Windows 3.1/95/NT 3.51/4.0 and GX/non-GX for Macintosh.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:France/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP DesignJet




Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Ethernet / Parallel/Ethernet 10Base-T / Parallel
Language Simulation:EPSON GL/2 / HP RTL / PostScript 3/HP RTL / PostScript 3
Large Format Printer Size:36"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):914 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A0 (33.1 in x 46.8 in) / Roll (36 in x 150 ft)/Roll (36 in x 150 ft) / Roll (36 in) / Roll (54 in x 150 ft)
Max Printing Speed:82.9sq.ft/hour/8min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Coated paper / Glossy paper / Heavy-weight coated paper / High-gloss film / Matte film / Semi-gloss photo paper/Coated paper / Heavy-weight coated paper / Imaging film / Photo paper / Semi-gloss photo paper/Glossy paper / Imaging film / Plain paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):Less than 1,000 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Included/Standard
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:Large-format printer


Installed Size:20MB/36MB
Max Supported Size:68MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0