Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The award-winning HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series is a newly designed, thirty-six inch, two-roll, Web-connected printer with breakthrough usability ideal for demanding teams. There are two versions of the HP DesignJet T1500: the basic T1500 and a PostScript compatible T1500.
Print maps, technical drawings, posters and renders with precise, accurate line quality and crisp text, with market leading, Web-connected HP DesignJet Printers and HP DesignJet ePrint & Share. Users can connect to the printer while on the road and help boost productivity.
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series is an ideal replacement for the HP DesignJet 800 and 1000/1050 printers, with improved printing economy, ease-of-use, print speed, and image quality. View specific improvements here:
HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series vs. HP DesignJet 800 and DesignJet 1000/1050
HP T1500 910mm
HP 800 610 mm or 1067 mm
HP 1000/1050 910 mm
Ink cost per copy, colour & B&W
Up to 30% lower
Ink cost per copy on GIS & rendered prints
Up to 5%
Pages printed without replacing a roll
4 x more pages
Line drawings speed (on A1/D). Printed Fast Mode, HP Bright White Inkjet Paper (Bond) and Original HP inks.
File processing memory
HP Embedded Web Server, HP Easy Print Care/Printer Utility and HP Web Jetadmin
Colour touchscreen with intuitive operation or print previews
Plug and Print directly from USB drive (TIFF, JPEG and PDF*)
2400 x 1200
2400 x 1200
1200 x 600
Number of ink cartridges
Number of media rolls
*PDF files only available with PostScript accessory (optional accessory to be purchased separately) or buying PS versions.
At Design Supply, a DesignJet Graphics Specialist and HP Gold Partner, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series eliminates the output clutter and delivers flat, collated prints thanks to the innovative integrated output stacking tray. Gain full control with the intuitive, full-colour 109 mm (4.3 inches) adjustable touchscreen which simplifies navigation and allows users to view printer status, monitor media rolls and track jobs during printing. Load two paper rolls effortlessly, even when seated, with true front roll loading and automatic roll alignment. Save space with a compact, 36-inch printer designed with a flat surface for quickly checking of your printouts.
Complete your work efficiently with True Print Preview designed to help print what’s needed on the first try. Get dark blacks, true neutral greys and vivid colours with the six Original HP Vivera inks. Achieve high-quality results with new HP 6-ink system, including the HP Three Black Ink set. Process complex files at high speeds and fine detailed lines with 0.02 mm minimum line width and highly accurate drawings thanks to 64 GB virtual memory, HP-GL/2 technology, and innovative printhead technology and Original HP Vivera inks.
Print from virtually anywhere to any HP DesignJet printer without installing any drivers thanks to HP DesignJet ePrint & Share, enabling printing to the HP DesignJet Printer from your laptop, Apple® or Android™ smartphone or tablet using a DesignJet ePrint & Share account, an Internet connection to the printer and a connected Internet-capable device. Automatically save copies to the cloud, manage content online, and email projects to the HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series. Walk up to your printer’s touchscreen, access files on the Web, and print them with HP DesignJet ePrint & Share. The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series is also AirPrint compatible.
Specifications and specifications
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series produces 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and prints line drawings in 21 seconds/page or 120 A1 prints an hour. Printing is easy with the HP DesignJet T1500, thanks to the included HP-GL/2, HP-RTL drivers for Windows® and the HP PCL 3 GUI driver for Mac OSX. The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series features 64 GB standard memory and a 320 GB hard disk. The embedded Web server features basic security and job accounting features including a password administrator to enable/disable network/cloud.
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series features the new HP 727 printhead and six Original HP 727 Vivera inks. Bring a new level of accuracy and professionalism to your work and enjoy reliable, trouble-free printing with the single HP 727 printhead, designed and tested with Original HP 727 Vivera inks and the HP DesignJet Printer to provide consistent results. Intelligence built into the printhead makes Original HP supplies easy to use by continuously optimising print quality and maximising printhead life. The result – crisp text, fine line accuracy, smooth neutral grey transitions, and a range of vivid colours, even at the fastest print speeds. Interactive printing system technology includes intelligence built into Original HP printheads, cartridges and your DesignJet printer that send alerts when supplies need to be replaced, to help minimise interruptions. Count on reliable performance for time-saving, high performance over the life of the printer.
HP 727 Vivera inks use pigment matte black and photo black and dye-based colours, grey, cyan, magenta, and yellow to produce a wide colour gamut, sharp lines and text, smooth colour transitions, and smudge-resistant prints. HP 727 ink cartridges are mounted on the printhead carriage and are easy to replace. HP 727 colour ink cartridges are available in 40-ml and 130-ml sizes and matte black ink cartridges are available in 69-ml and high capacity 300-ml for unattended printing.
When using the HP DesignJet ePrint & Share mobile app, a compatible Apple® IOS or Android™ device and Internet connection are required. Date or connection charges may apply. Print times may vary. There is 2 GB of temporary storage per account. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
There are of over 20 HP media including bond and coated papers (bond, coated, heavyweight coated, super heavyweight plus matte, coloured); technical papers (natural tracing, translucent bond, vellum); films (clear, matte, polyester), photographic papers (satin, gloss, semi gloss, matte, high-gloss); backlit, self-adhesive (two-view cling, indoor paper, polypropylene, vinyl); and third party media compatible with the HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional accessories available for HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series include additional 36 inch spindles, to accommodate for different media usage and a PostScript/PDF Upgrade Kit. There is a separate PostScript ready version of the T1500 Printer available.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from HP and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, HP DesignJet printers feature a 12-month warranty. HP Care Pack Services, an extensive portfolio of installation and post warranty on-site support services are available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
If environmental factors are a consideration in your purchase of a large format printer, rest assured that HP incorporate a number of environmental initiatives into the design and manufacturing of HP DesignJet printers, cartridge, printheads, and media, as well as the recyclability of these components. HP Eco Solutions and HP Planet Partners programmes address energy usage, recycling, and renewing issues for printers, cartridges, printheads and media. HP even provide the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing to help you evaluate the energy consumption, paper use, carbon output and associated monetary costs of your printing.
The HP DesignJet T Series Printers won the BLI Buyers Lab “Wide Format Technical Printer Line of the Year” award in 2013. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the leading global provider of information and testing services to the digital imaging industry. HP ePrint & Share received the BLI Buyers Lab “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation” in 2011.
For over thirty years, HP has been transforming the way design professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial and Graphics markets operate. In the late 1970’s, HP developed the first pen plotter and HP-GL graphics language, now the industry standard. In the early 1990’s, HP invented inkjet technology and applied it to DesignJet printers, making large format printing in black-and-white easy, fast and affordable. HP continued to innovate, and introduced colour, faster printing speeds, and the ability to print high resolution images and complex files in large format in the same decade. In the new millennium, faster printing speeds and sunlight-resistant UV inks were introduced, allowing Print Service Providers and Graphics Designers to create applications for both indoor and outdoor use. Photographers began to adopt HP large format printing to replace silver halide, demonstrating HP’s ability to deliver superior image quality with prints lasting up to 200 years. In 2010, with the rise of mobility and globalisation, HP launched its first generation of ePrinters with web-connectivity features and the first multifunction large format ePrinters with copying, scanning and printing in a single device. HP have shipped over 3 million DesignJet printers around the world and are the leader in the market with the widest range of large format printers for design professionals, whether single or multi-user environments.
HP DesignJet T Series Printers feature HP thermal inkjet technology and use a number of advanced HP proprietary technologies to achieve incredible accuracy, sharpness and superior colour fidelity. HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series features HP Scalable Printing (SPT), the HP 727 printhead and Vivera inks, and ColorPRO Technology.
HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT) allows HP DesignJet T Series and Z Series printers to deliver higher quality at higher speeds with more ink colours. HP SPT is the result of HP’s investment of $1.4B and four years of research and development. SPT printheads were first introduced in 2005, and incorporate fluidic design and electronic control features required to meet the demands of commercial and industrial inkjet printing. HP thermal inkjet printheads are produced on a silicon wafer using SPT integrated circuit manufacturing processes customized for HP inkjet applications. SPT offers higher density circuitry that can place more electronic functionality on the printhead than was possible in previous generations of HP thermal inkjet printheads. Each SPT-based printhead incorporates electronic circuits that process input and output signals, manage power, control the drop generators and measure the printhead temperature. Ink channels, drop generator chambers and nozzles for the printheads are built tighter across the surface of the silicon wafer and the manufacturing techniques for SPT produce complete, integrated printhead structures with features that are defined and aligned together with sub-micron precision.
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series uses the new HP 727 printhead which features automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs andmore efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines. The HP 727 printhead is part of a module that integrates the HP Thermal Inkjet printheads with ink delivery systems for the six inks. HP 727 ink cartridges are mounted on the printhead carriage and scan with it across the paper. HP 727 printhead features 9632 nozzles. The ink drop size ranges from 6 picoliters (cyan, grey, magenta, yellow and photo black) to 9 picoliters (matte black,). To ensure dependable and consistent image quality every time, the drop-ejection performance of every nozzle is periodically and automatically tested with an Optical Drop Detector.
The HP DesignJet T1500 Printer Series features HP Vivera inks with the HP 6-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide high quality, high reliability, optimised efficiency and a wide colour gamut. HP Vivera colour inks are aqueous dye-based, (cyan, grey, magenta, photo black, and yellow) for the best range of colour across a range of printing materials to produce colours optimised for technical graphics and CAD applications. Precision colour-to-colour alignment in the HP727 printhead and dye-based HP727 Vivera colour inks deliver sharp colour lines and text, a wide colour gamut with smooth colour transitions. The HP Three-Black Ink set: photo black, matte black and light grey is included with the 6-ink writing system. The two black inks, photo (pK) for photo media with glossy and satin finish and matte (mK) for matte media such as fine art paper combined with the light grey ink, significantly reduce image grain and metamerism (greys appear green under fluorescent lighting) and provide accurate reproduction of neutral grey tones from white to black. The HP Three-Black Ink set prints true neutral greys and rich, dark blacks whether using matte or glossy papers, without wasting time and money swapping ink cartridges. HP Vivera pigment-based black ink delivers sharp black lines and text with maximum black optical density. HP 727 inks are fast-drying and smudge-resistant and produce superior lines and text and smooth colour transitions in images, renderings and illustrations. HP 727 ink cartridges are mechanically-keyed and colour-coded to ensure they are inserted into the proper ink slot. Ink cartridges are easily removed by a simple push-to unlock/pull-to-remove motion and installed by pushing them into their slot until the lock.
ColorPRO Technology is a licensing programme for a wider range of media products, technologies and applications. ColorPRO Technology was originally designed for uncoated papers containing proprietary surface-treatment chemistry resulting in bolder blacks, brighter colours and sharper lines when printed with aqueous–pigment based inks, ColorPro now includes coated papers, textiles, and films for large format printing applications. Papers and media with ColorPRO Technology perform to a strict set of specifications to meet industry–leading performance standards The specific technology behind media with ColorPRO Technology varies from product to product, however all products with ColorPRO Technology utilise advanced technologies which have been designed together with Original HP inks and HP printers to optimise printing system performance.
HP DesignJet printers are part of the HP Eco Solutions programme, aimed at energy usage, carbon footprint, recycling and environmental considerations. HP DesignJet printers meet strict energy efficiency guidelines without sacrificing performance or your productivity. HP Designjet printers are ENERGY STAR® compliant to help you keep your energy costs down. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. HP also aims to make it easy for you to reduce the carbon footprint of your printing.
HP DesignJet printers are designed for recyclability. HP Planet Partners programme is for recycling your HP DesignJet ink cartridges. All HP print cartridges returned go through a multiphase recycling process where they are reduced to raw materials. These materials can then be used to make new metal and plastic parts and products. No HP print cartridges returned and recycled through HP Planet Partners are sent to landfill. Most HP DesignJet printheads can also be returned through the HP Planet Partners programme. When it's time to upgrade or dispose of your HP DesignJet printer, HP offers several environmentally sound options for renewing or disposing of your unwanted hardware. HP Trade-in, HP Buy-back, and HP Planet Partners recycling programmes are all viable options. Design Supply will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.
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