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HP DesignJet 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of HP DesignJet 510. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and reliability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size. Views are divided on the noise.

usability, price, performance, reliability, print quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DesignJet 510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet 510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of HP DesignJet 510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The price is also appreciated.

usability, price, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Designjet Laser Printer - No LegsHP DesignJet 510 - 42" large-format printer - color - ink-jet - Roll (42 in x 150 ft), 42 in x 74.7 in - 2400 dpi x 1200 dpi up to 3.5 min/page (coloHP Designjet 500 42-inch Roll Printer (C7770B)

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a good product with lack of network connection

 

a good machine for the price...

Heavy Duty (12hrs non stop experience) ; Easy Set up ; Easy Loading ; Enough Cache memory ; Less Noise

Lack of Network connection which is definitely a MUST for CAD printers... Easily burnt internal condenser upon utility power failure or shock

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HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

Overall good, but it does not have ethernet adapter.

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HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

I am an architect with a small practice. Prior to this printer, I had 2 - 430 models.

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HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

This is a nice plotter at a decent price. I've had one in my office for about 1 1/2 years now and it produces some really nice plots. I've had people compliment me on the quality look of my maps since using this plotter. The other review mentions a...

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HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

If you are planning on using sheet feed do not use this plotter. When we switch to 24x36 mylar sheets the drawing is truncated in the 36" direction by 3/4"+/-. If you plan on using roll only this plotter is for you. We now have to by mylar by the roll...

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HP Designjet 510 42-in Printer

 

this printer has saved our company thousands of dollars by skipping trips to the blueprint co (and those are only direct costs/ the indirect savings could be 10x that). it gives us the flexibility to constantly make sure our electricians in the field...

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HEWLETT PACKARD - DESIGNJET 500 24IN 600DPI 16MB PAR/USB2.0 PCL3 W/ROLL FEED/NO LEGS

 

No Comment.

Clear sharp prints. Good support from HP on the driver using Windows XP (see comment below).

A tad slow. About 3 minutes per for my architectual drawings. Windows XP does not automatically load the english version of the driver, loads the first one it finds on the CD. Needed support from HP. Known problem.

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DESIGNJET 500 24IN 600DPI 16MB PAR/USB2.0 PCL3 W/ROLL FEED/NO LEGS

 

No Comment.

Clear sharp prints. Good support from HP on the driver using Windows XP (see comment below).

A tad slow. About 3 minutes per for my architectual drawings. Windows XP does not automatically load the english version of the driver, loads the first one it finds on the CD. Needed support from HP. Known problem.

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HEWLETT PACKARD - DESIGNJET 500 24IN 600DPI 16MB PAR/USB2.0 PCL3 W/ROLL FEED/NO LEGS

 

Best plotter for the money I have ever owned.

Great price, very reliable machine, works great with all autodesk products.

Bulky, but all plotters are.

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DESIGNJET 500 24IN 600DPI 16MB PAR/USB2.0 PCL3 W/ROLL FEED/NO LEGS

 

Best plotter for the money I have ever owned.

Great price, very reliable machine, works great with all autodesk products.

Bulky, but all plotters are.

Product Specifications

The HP DesignJet 500 is a professional printer at an exceptional price for architectural, engineering, construction and mechanical design. It delivers ultimate line and photo quality with continuous tones, smooth transitions and a wide color gamut. This printer provides rich, brilliant colors from print to print, regardless of ink levels or printhead usage. Precise ink placement ensures crisp, sharp lines and text. HP's color layering technology combines ink drops on a single dot to create smooth color transitions and photo-quality results - even up close. Built-in smart chips identify low ink levels and worn printheads. ZoomSmart scaling technology, easily enlarging any image, allows easy printing from any Windows application.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.5in/26.5in
Height:13.7in/43.3in
Weight:85.3lbs/99.6lbs
Width:49.3in/66.5in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:510
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP DesignJet

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:HP GL/2 / HP RTL / PCL 3
Large Format Printer Size:24"/42"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):1067 mm/610 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):24 in x 74.7 in / Roll A1 (24 in x 150 ft)/42 in x 74.7 in / Roll (42 in x 150 ft)
Max Printing Speed Color:3.5min/page
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):2.5ppm/3.5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Adhesive vinyl / Banners / Bond paper / Canvas paper / Coated paper / Film / Heavy-weight coated paper / High-gloss photo paper / Plain paper / Satin paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Tracing paper / Translucent paper / Vellum paper / Vinyl
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Large-format printer

RAM

Installed Size:160MB
Max Supported Size:416MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP