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HP DesignJet 85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of HP DesignJet 85. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the control panel and size are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the noise and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DesignJet 85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DesignJet 85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP DesignJet 85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the control panel and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the paper handling, and there are some critical views about the durability and reliability.

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reliability, durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: papaed (hp.com)

HP 85 Yellow Printhead

 

I use the HP 130r rool fed printer. The problem I faced was a lack of yellow on all my printing. Since there was no error indicator, I feared the worst but decided to try changing the printhead as the lesser of two evils. Fortunately it worked out well...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: djold1 (hp.com)

HP 85 69-ml Yellow Ink Cartridge

 

I use lots of HP 84 & 85 ink on my DJ130 printer. It works fine. However I am very unhappy that Staples, Office Depot and other outlets do not stock it in stores. I am forced to order in bulk to get free shipping instead of just being able to run to a...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: mccarey1 (tigerdirect.com)

H P Designjet

 

I have used my HP 130 printer almost everyday for the past 5 years. I had only one minor problem with that had to with a paperjam (no big deal), I like it so much I bought another one just so I could print on 2 different papers without unloading and...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: lhietpas (cdw.com)

HP DesignJet 130 Printer

 

Good machine, for a home system. I have a feeling that these should be able to last awhile without any hardware problems.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Scott Alan Miller (cdw.com)

HP DesignJet 130 Printer

 

That woudl actually be a four core processor. i7 doesn't even come in oct. Good machine, but for home users. More of an awesome media and gaming rig than for business use.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ski9826 (cdw.com)

HP DesignJet 130 Printer

 

This computer is a beast. 8 core processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB hard drive. Excellent graphics card. My only issue that I have with this computer, is that the fan kicks on a lot and is very noisy. Going to look at the BIOS and see if I can turn it down.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: StevenV (cdw.com)

HP DesignJet 130 Printer

 

Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 160GB SSD, Win7 64 bit. Paid about $1,800. Loads every program in about 1 second. Outlook maybe 5 seconds. Running multiple VMs for website development no sweat. I love it.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: ski9826 (cdw.com)

HP DesignJet 130 Printer

 

Love the 6 cores. Lots of RAM. Great performance. So far these have been really good machines for our developers.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: dean (pcrush.com)

Not Ready for Windows 7

 

Disc that came with unit had no usable sofware for Windows 7. Online they had a drive but no software for things like maintenance. Site claims Window 7 ready and that sofware was ready December 2009. As of March 2010 was not available. Still not...

Low Ink Consumption

Hard Setup

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Not Ready for Windows 7

 

Low Ink Consumption

Hard Setup

Mar, 2010
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Product Specifications

Your work deserves the best inkjet printing technology has to offer. Get exceptionally fade resistant photo-image quality and consistent color accuracy with the new dye-based inks in HP 85 ink cartridges. By perfecting the interaction between its inks and paper coating technology, HP photos resist fading significantly longer than most traditionally processed photographs. HP inks, ink cartridges, printheads and the Designjet printer are designed together. Interactive smart printing technology adjusts color density to ensure consistent results. With HP 85 ink cartridges, you get gloss uniformity as well as precise detail and consistent color accuracy on a broad range of papers. (Using genuine HP supplies ensures availability of all HP printing features). HP printing supplies make it easy and cost-effective to get standout results. Receive proactive alerts when ink is low. Replace only the cartridge that's out. It all adds up to more time to focus on your work.

Certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility: / Compliance for Class B products, Class A when connected to LANs, EU (EMC Directive)
Energy Star certified: / Yes
Safety: / IEC 950-compliant, EU LVD and EN60950 compliant, Russia VNIIS, Poland ELTEST

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):
Power consumption (typical): / 65
Power Requirements: / 100 - 240 V, AC; 50 - 60 Hz / Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (± 10%) auto range, 50/60 Hz (± 3 Hz), 2 amp maximum

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity: / 100 / 70
Standard input capacity: / 70

Media Formats

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A1, A2, A3, A4
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B2, B3, B4
Maximum media length (imperial): / 64
Maximum media width (imperial): / 24.6
Maximum print length (imperial): / 50 ft
Maximum printable area: / 24.2 x 63.3
Maximum printable area (imperial):24.2 x 63.3
Maximum roll length: / 598.4
Media sizes standard (imperial rolls): / 3 to 24.6-in wide sheets; up to 24-in rolls

Media Types

Coated paper: Yes
Glossy paper: Yes
Photo paper: Yes
Proofing paper: Yes
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Transparencies

Networking

Embedded web server: / Yes
Network ready: / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 30
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range: / 0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 55
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -20 - 55

Other Features

Compatible ink types, supplies: / Dye-based HP Vivera inks
Control panel: / 2 LEDs for status: Power, Attention; 3 keys: Power, Cancel, OK; display area containing information icons
Driver updates: / Latest driver upgrade information available on http://
Installation steps:
JetDirect Compatible Products: / Y
Line accuracy: / +/- 0.2 % / +/- 0.2%
Line width minimum: / 0.002 in
Non-printable area (imperial cut-sheet): / 0.2 x 0.47 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Print speed:
Quantity per pallet: / 8
Roll maximum input: / 1
Typefaces: / None

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 50
Standard output capacity: / 50

Paper Handling

Custom media sizes:
Cut sheets: Yes
Duplex print options: / None
Lateral margins:Left: 5 mm, Right: 5 mm
Margins, leading/trailing edges:Top: 5 mm, Bottom: 12 mm (cut-sheet media), 5 mm (roll media)
Maximum length of sheet media: / 1625 mm
Maximum media width: / 625 mm
Maximum paper trays: / 1
Maximum print area: / A1 (594 x 841 mm)
Maximum print length: / 598.4
Maximum print size:A1 (594 x 841 mm)
Media handling: / 70-sheet input tray, front manual single-sheet feed, rear manual path for thick media, standard roll feed with auto cutter
Media sizes supported (imperial): / Letter, legal, tabloid, executive, C, D, C+, D+, envelopes, banners
Media thickness:8
Media thickness (by paper path): / Tray 1: up to 8 mil; envelopes: up to 15 mil; rear tray: up to 15 mil; manual sheet feed: up to 8 mil; roll media: up to 8 mil
Media types supported: / Bond and coated paper (coated, heavyweight coated, plain), photo (gloss, high-gloss, semi-gloss, satin, matte), proofing (high-gloss contract, semi-gloss contract, matte)
Media weights by paper path: / Tray 1: 65 to 150 g/m2; manual single-sheet feed: 65 to 150 g/m2; rear path: up to 300 g/m2; roll feed: 65 to 150 g/m2
Non-printable area roll media (imperial): / 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Paper handling optional/input:
Paper handling standard/input: / 70-sheet input tray; single-sheet manual feed; single-sheet rear path for thick media; standard roll feed
Paper handling standard/output: / 50-sheet output tray
Print margin cut-sheet: / 5 x 12 x 5 x 5
Print margin roll: / 0.197
Recommended media weight: / Tray 1: 65 to 150; manual single-sheet feed: 65 to 150; rear path: up to 300; roll feed: 65 to 150
Recommended media weight (imperial): / 17 to 56 lb
Roll bottom margin:5 mm
Roll external diameter: / 3.94
Roll left margin:5 mm
Roll right margin:5 mm
Roll top margin:0.197
Standard input trays: / 1
Standard media sizes: / A1, A1+, A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4 (letter, legal, tabloid, C, D, D+, envelopes)
Supported media weight(s):

Performance

Built-in processor:Impala 2 ASIC
Drive device, buffer size:
Internal memory: / 64
Maximum internal memory:
Processor frequency: / 16

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports: / 1 parallel, 1 USB 2.0, 1 EIO
Interface: / USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compliant), Centronics parallel IEE-1284 (ECP compliant), 1 EIO slot / USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compliant), IEEE-1284 / USB 1.1, Parallel
Optional connectivity:

Power

Power consumption (typical):65
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, AC; 50 - 60 Hz / Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (± 10%) auto range, 50/60 Hz (± 3 Hz), 2 amp maximum

Print Quality

Drivers included: / Yes
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Ink drop: / 4 pl
Maximum duty cycle: / 900
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200
Minimum line width: / 0.00157
Optional Printer Languages: / Adobe PostScript 3 via software RIP
Print quality (black, best quality): / 2400 x 1200
Print quality (black, draft quality): / 600
Print quality (color, best quality): / 2400
Print quality (color, normal quality): / 600 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):600 x 1200
Print technology resolution:
Printer management: / HP Designjet System Maintenance
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages: / PCL 3

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Color printing technology:HP Colour Layering technology, PhotoRET IV
Number of print cartridges: / 6
Print head: / 6 / 6 (1 each cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta)
Print head nozzles: / 304
Print technology: / Dye-sublimation

Printing

Print speed (best quality):12.1
Print speed (color image, draft quality, coated paper): / 22.8 m²/hr\n245.3 ft²/hr
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 1.7
Print speed (imperial): / 245 ft²/hr
Print speed (normal quality):245.3 ft²/hr
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, A3 glossy paper): / Up to 6 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, B coated paper): / Up to 4.2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, B glossy paper): / Up to 6 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D coated paper): / Up to 12.1 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, best quality, D glossy paper): / 12.1 / Up to 12.1 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, D coated paper): / Up to 1.2 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, draft quality, D glossy paper):1.2
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, A3 glossy paper): / Up to 4 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, B coated paper): / Up to 1.9 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, B glossy paper): / Up to 4 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D coated paper): / Up to 5.3 min/page
Print time (color image ISO N5, normal quality, D glossy paper): / 11.9 / Up to 11.9 min/page
Print time color line drawing (best, D): / Up to 12.3 min/page
Print time color line drawing (draft, A1): / Up to 1.3 min/page
Print time color line drawing (draft, D): / Up to 1.3 min/page

Software

Bundled software: / HP Designjet drivers for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh

Sound Emission

Acoustic power emissions: / 6.2 B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (standby): / 5.4 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions: / 50
Acoustic pressure emissions (standby): / 37 dB(A)

System Requirements

Browser supported: / Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and above; Mac OS 9: Netscape 7.0.2 and above, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and above; Mac OS X: Netscape 7.0.2 and above, Microsoft Internet Explorer (5.2.3 and above, Safari 1.0 and above)
Compatible operating systems: / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional, Server 2003; Raster driver for Mac OS (v9.x, v10.1, v10.2, v10.3)
Mac compatibility: / Yes
Minimum system requirements: / iMac G3, G4, G5 dual processor, iBook, PowerBook, eMac; Mac (OS 9.1, OS X v 10.1.5), 128 MB RAM, 100 MB available hard disk space / Windows 2000 Server (with latest SP), 2000 Professional (with latest SP), XP Professional SP2, Intel Pentium III/AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz or higher, 1 GB RAM per CPU, 40 GB hard drive, 1280 x 768 16-bit color display, DVD-ROM drive\nWindows 2000 Server (with latest SP), 2000 Professional (with latest SP), XP Professional SP2, Intel Pentium IV 2.5 GHz or higher, 2 GB RAM per printer, 120 GB Serial ATA hard drive, 1280 x 768 16-bit color display, DVD-ROM drive\niMac G3, G4, G5 dual processor, iBook, PowerBook, eMac; Mac (OS 9.1, OS X v 10.1.5), 128 MB RAM, 100 MB available hard disk space
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh: / iMac G3, G4, G5 dual processor, iBook, PowerBook, eMac; Mac (OS 9.1, OS X v 10.1.5), 128 MB RAM, 100 MB available hard disk space

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH): / 41.3 x 16.3 x 8.66 / 41.3 x 21.1 x 8.66
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H): / 41.3 x 35.4 x 8.66 / 41.3 x 40.2 x 8.66
Package dimensions (W x D x H): / 46.9 x 21.5 x 19.5
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 46.9 x 21.5 x 19.4
Package weight: / 1192.3 / 74.5 / 8.11 / 81.1
Package weight (imperial):70.7 lb
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H): / 47.2 x 43.3 x 82.6
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):47.2 x 43.3 x 82.6
Pallet weight: / 485
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD): / 41.3
Size: / 24 / 41.3
Weight: / 48.5 / 50.7 / 776
Weight (imperial):50.7 lb