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HP DesignJet 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of HP DesignJet 510. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and noise. The performance and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

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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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet 510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 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 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The noise and usability also get good comments.

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

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: egg2 (hp.com)

HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

Overall good, but it does not have ethernet adapter.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: happyarchitect (hp.com)

HP Designjet 510 24-in Printer

 

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

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: DHDPLS (hp.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: StilFrustrated (hp.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: RyanNOLA (hp.com)

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...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: John (pcnation.com)

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.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: John (pcnation.com)

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.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: BT (pcnation.com)

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.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: BT (pcnation.com)

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.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: mlmiller (newegg.com)

Std HP Little Guy

 

Price, HP rep, an AutoCAD std.

Its a plotter.

Apr, 2007

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.

Certificates

Certification: / RoHS, WEEE
Electromagnetic compatibility: / Compliant with the requirements for class B ITE products: EU (EMC directive), US (FCC rules), Canada (DoC), Australia (ACA), New Zealand (MoC), China (CCIB), class A for Korea (MIC), Taiwan (BSMI)
Energy Star certified: / Yes
Safety: / Compliant with the requirements for ITE products: EU Low Voltage Directive, US and Canada CSA certified, Mexico NOM-1-NYCE, Argentina IRAM, China CCIB and CCEE, Singapore PSB, Russia GOST, Poland PCBC

Dimensions & Weight

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):
Power consumption (PowerSave):
Power consumption (standby):17
Power consumption (typical): / 150
Power Requirements: / 100V - 240V / Input voltage (auto ranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz, 3 A max

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

Media Formats

ANSI paper sizes:A, B, C, D / A, B, C, D, E, F
Architectural sizes:A, B, C, D / A, B,C, D, E, E1, E2, E3, F
Maximum media length (imperial): / 74.7
Maximum print length (imperial): / Unlimited (depends on media thickness)
Maximum roll length: / Unlimited (depends on media thickness)
Media sizes standard (imperial rolls): / 8.3 to 24-in wide sheets; 18 to 24-in rolls / 8.3 to 42-in wide sheets; 18 to 42-in rolls

Media Types

Coated paper: Yes
Glossy paper: Yes
Photo paper: Yes
Proofing paper: Yes
Scrim banner: Yes
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Embedded web server: / No
Network ready: / Optional
Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:
Operating altitude (imperial): / Up to 9842 ft
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 35 / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range: / 0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -40 - 60

Other Features

Air pressure: / 0.69
Compatible ink types, supplies: / Dye-based (colour), pigment-based (black)
Installation steps:
JetDirect Compatible Products: / Y
Line accuracy: / +/- 0.2 % / +/- 0.2%
Line width minimum: / 0.0008 in (theoretical value); 0.003 in (practical value)
Non-printable area (imperial cut-sheet): / 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Quantity per pallet: / 1
Roll maximum input:1

Paper Handling

Custom media sizes: / 8.3 x 8.3 to 24 x 74.7 in\n210 x 210 to 610 x 1897 mm / 8.3 x 8.3 to 42 x 74.7 in\n210 x 210 to 1067 x 1897 mm
Cut sheets: Yes
Duplex print options: / None (not supported)
Lateral margins:5 mm
Margins, leading/trailing edges:Sheet: 17 mm (top), 5 mm (right), 5 mm (left), 17 mm (bottom)
Maximum length of sheet media: / 1897 mm
Maximum media width:610
Maximum print area:A0 (841 x 1189 mm) / A1 (594 x 841 mm)
Maximum print length:
Maximum print size:A0 (841 x 1189 mm) / A1 (594 x 841 mm)
Media handling: / Single sheet feed, roll feed, automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)
Media sizes supported (imperial): / ANSI A, B, C, D, E, F; Arch A, B,C, D, E, E1, E2, E3, F / ANSI A, B,C, D; Arch A, B, C, D
Media types supported: / Bond and coated, technical, film, photographic, proofing, self-adhesive, banner and sign, canvas
Media width (rolls):458 - 610
Media width (sheets):210 - 610
Non-printable area roll media (imperial): / 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Print margin cut-sheet: / 17 x 17 x 5 x 5 / 17 x 17 x 5 x 5 mm
Print margin roll: / 0.197
Roll bottom margin:5 mm
Roll external diameter: / 3.94
Roll left margin:5 mm
Roll paper: Yes
Roll right margin:5 mm
Roll top margin:0.197
Standard media sizes: / 610 mm models: 140 x 140 to 610 x 1897 mm sheets, 458 to 610 mm rolls\n1067 mm models: 140 x 140 to 1067 x 1897 mm sheets, 458 to 1067 mm rolls

Performance

Drive device, buffer size:160
Internal memory:
Maximum internal memory: / 416
Memory upgrade:

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports: / 1 USB 2.0, 1 parallel, 1 EIO
Interface: / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0 compliant port, IEEE-1284-compliant parallel port, EIO Jetdirect accessory slot / USB 2.0, IEEE-1284
Optional connectivity:

Power

Power consumption (standby):17
Power consumption (typical):150
Power Requirements:100V - 240V / Input voltage (auto ranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz, 3 A max

Print Quality

Ink drop: / 4 pl (colour), 18 pl (black)
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Minimum line width: / 0.00315
Print quality (black, best quality): / 2400 x 1200
Print quality (color, best quality): / 2400
Print technology resolution:
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages: / HP-GL/2, HP-RTL, PCL 3 / HP-RTL / PCL 3

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Print head: / 4 / 4 (1 each cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
Print technology: / Thermal Inkjet

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

Printing

Print speed (color, economic quality):3.5
Print speed (color, photo quality):16
Print speed color line drawing (draft, A1 plain paper): / 31 A1 prints per hour / 38 A1 prints per hour
Print speed color line drawing (draft, US D plain paper): / 31 D prints per hour / 38 D prints per hour
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D coated paper):16
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D glossy paper): / 16 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, metric A1 glossy paper): / 16 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, A1 coated paper): / 2.5 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, D coated paper): / 2.5 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal metric A1 coated paper): / 7 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal metric A1 glossy paper): / 9.5 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D coated paper): / 7 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D glossy paper): / 7 min/page
Print time black and white line drawing (draft, metric A1 plain paper): / 55 sec/page / 80 sec/page
Print time black and white line drawing (draft, US D plain paper): / 55 sec/page / 80 sec/page
Print time color line drawing (draft, A1): / 55 sec/page / 80 sec/page
Print time color line drawing (draft, D): / 55 sec/page / 80 sec/page

RAM

Installed Size:160MB
Max Supported Size:416MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions: / 6.5 B(A) (active/printing), 4.4 B(A) (standby)
Acoustic power emissions (standby): / 4.4 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions: / 52
Acoustic pressure emissions (powersave): / Not audible
Acoustic pressure emissions (standby):29 dB(A)
Noise Level:52

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems: / Microsoft Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2003; Mac OS X v 10.4; Mac OS X v 10.5; Mac OS X v 10.6 / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home\nWindows XP Professional\nWindows Server 2008\nWindows Server 2003\nMac OS X v 10.4\nMac OS X v 10.5\nMac OS X v 10.6
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements: / Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003: Pentium 4 (1 GHz), 1 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space\nMacintosh: Mac OS X (10.3, 10.4, 10.5): PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / Macintosh Mac OS X (10.4, 10.5): PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core Processor, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB available hard disk space
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

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH): / 49.3 x 18.5 x 13.7 / 66.5 x 26.5 x 43.3
Package dimensions (W x D x H): / 60.6 x 25.4 x 29 / 77.8 x 25.4 x 38.5
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 60.6 x 25.4 x 29 / 77.8 x 25.4 x 38.5
Package weight: / 134.5 / 231.5
Package weight (imperial):134 lb / 232 lb
Pallet weight:617.3
Size: / 24 / 42
Weight: / 85.3 / 99.6
Weight (imperial):85.3 lb / 99.6 lb