HP DesignJet T1600 PostScript (914mm/36in) A0 Large Format Printer


Designed to deliver extraordinary performance to move projects forward, the new HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series brings simplicity and security to large format printing for medium to large IT managed environments.   Aimed at the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry and professionals in the GIS , Public Sector, Print Scan Copy Services, Utilities, Manufacturing, and Retail, the HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series are A0-size, 6-colour printers ideal for workgroups between 5 and 30. Depending on your requirements for dual roll and/or PostScript compatibility, the HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series includes four printers: HP DesignJet T1600 36-in, HP DesignJet T1600 36-in PostScript, HP DesignJet T1600dr 36-in and the HP DesignJet T1600dr 36-in PostScript.

Ideal for professionals who prioritise ease of use, line quality, efficient collaboration, strong everyday performance and high manageability and security, the HP DJ T1600 Printers are the most state-of-the-art, secure, compact printers recommended for monthly printing volumes of up to 150m² for single roll models and 300m² for dual roll models.

At Design Supply, an accredited HP Partner and a DesignJet Specialist, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities.  With over 28 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


HP T1600 Postscript DesignJet Product Overview

HP DesignJet PS T1600 Printer


Experience simplicity at the high end with the HP DesignJet T1600 36-in Printer Series and adopt a smart workstyle with the easiest PDF printing via HP Click software.  Empower your workforce by easily printing and sharing jobs from the cloud with a mobile device via HP Smart app.  With the most compact footprint and most quiet operation with 87% less noise, the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series will fit in your workplace.

Maximise performance and turn design into delivery with the HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series.  Meet deadlines with the fastest print speed of up to 180 D/hr, and the dual roll option.  The DJ T1600 Printer Series features integrated automatic print stacking, with up to 100 pages.  Whether printing precise line drafts to boldly coloured 3D renders, HP Bright Office inks delivers exceptional design versatility.  Produce the highest accuracy and finest details, including Pantone colours, smooth shading, overprint and transparencies that can only be reproduced using the Adobe PDF Print Engine, Adobe’s high speed, high fidelity platform, embedded in the PostScript models of the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series.

The HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series delivers the world’s most secure large format printing.  Rely on the best network protection with features like HP Secure Boot and whitelisting and control access to the printer and its confidential documents with secure user authentication.  Keep your printer fleet secure at any time with HP JetAdvantage Security Manager.


The HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series produces 2400 x 1200 optimised dpi resolution and prints A1/D-size line drawings in 21 seconds/page or 180 A1 prints an hour.  Printing is easy and flexible with the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series, enabling printing from your desktop, laptop, mobile device, smartphone or direct from a USB flash drive.  The HP DJ T1600 Printer Series features 128GB standard memory, a 500 GB self-encrypting hard disk, and 4GB RAM, enabling the processing of complex files at high speeds with fine detailed lines (0.02 mm minimum line width) and highly accurate drawings.   The HP DJ T1600 Printer Series eliminates output clutter and delivers flat, collated prints thanks to the innovative integrated output stacking tray of up to 100 pages. Load paper rolls effortlessly, even when seated, with true front roll loading and automatic roll alignment.

The HP DJ T1600 Printer series incudes HP Click, an easy-to-use tool for batch printing a broad range of graphics and technical drawings.  HP Click is a drag and print Windows and Apple compatible solution, including features such as real print preview, automatic rotation, pdf error check, save media and automatic nesting.  HP Click supports single sheet workflow and is also available as a multi-installation version for IT managed environments.

Smart app, also included with the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series, allows easy access to files from cloud folders and enables printing them using a smartphone or tablet.  HP Smart app is ideal for printing from mobile iOS or Android device and does not require a cloud app installation.  HP Smart app has an extremely easy to us user interface and allows adjustment of print mode and media source selection, as well as resizing.

The HP DJ T1600 Printer Series includes Raster drivers for Windows and AirPrint for MacOS and iOS.  Additional drivers available with the PostScript HP DJ T1600 models include PostScript and PDF drivers for Windows.

The HP DJ T1600 Printer Series is compatible with HP DesignJet Utility, HP Web Jetadmin and HP Embedded Web server, delivering basic security and job accounting features including a password administrator to enable/disable network/cloud.  HP DesignJet Utility enables management of the printer or printers from a computer with a TCP/IP connection. The HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) allows monitoring and configuring of a single printer and HP Web Jetadmin (WJA) focuses on fleet management of multiple printers.

The HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series include embedded Device Security features that protect and detect any attack on the device. These include Secure Boot, Whitelisting, TPM and Security Event Logging.  The HP DJ T1600 Printer Series includes User authentication features, such as Roll Based Access Control, LDAP/Kerberos directory  embedded in the printer, and card reader compatibility.  Additionally, the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series has data and document protection features such as self-encrypting HDD, Secure Disk erase (DoD 5220.22-M), SNMPv3, IPsec/Firewall and Encrypted PIN printing. Pull-printing solutions are also supported by the HP DJ T1600 Printer Series.

The HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series features the HP 727 universal printhead and HP 730 6-ink system, including the HP Three Black Ink set.  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 730 inks and the HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series 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 730 Inks use pigment matte black and dye-based colours, photo black, grey, cyan, magenta, and yellow to produce a wide colour gamut, sharp lines and text, smooth colour transitions, and smudge-resistant prints.  HP 730 ink cartridges are mounted on the printhead carriage and are easy to replace. HP 730 ink cartridges are available in 130-ml sizes and high capacity 300-ml for unattended printing.

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 T1600 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 T1600 Printer Series include additional 36 inch spindles and core adapters, to accommodate for different media usage. The HP SD Scanner Pro 42 inch and HP HD Scanner Pro 44 inch are also available for users wanting to include scanning capabilities. The optional HP SmartTracker is an accounting solution for analysing printer costs, enabling reimbursement from multiple printers, and easily creating consolidated reports.

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 2-year 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.


HP DesignJet T1600 PostScript 36-in Printer: 3EK11A


Printer stand with integrated stacker and media bin

Introductory ink cartridges (12ml x C, M,Y Gray, Photo Black, Matte Black)


User guide

Power cord

Two-year limited hardware warranty.  Warranty and support options vary be product, country and local legal requirements.


Software included: HP Click, HP Mobile, ePrint and iOS/Android support plus the HP Smart app for mobile, HP Web Jetadmin, HP JetAdvantage Security Manager, HP SmartTracker (optional).


Drivers included:

Raster, Adobe PostScript, and PDF drivers for Windows, AirPrint for Mac OS


Connectivity Interfaces: Gigabyte Ethernet (1000Base-T), supporting the following standards: TCP/IP, BootP/DHCP (IPv4 only), DHCPv6, TFTP(IPv4 only), SNMP(v1, v2c, v3), Apple Bonjour compatible, WS Discovery, Embedded Web Server (HTTP, HTTPS), IPsec, SMTP (email), Raw IP printing (9100), LPD, IPP, WS Print, NTLMv2, SMBv3, SSL/TLS, 802.1x authentication (LEAP, PEAP, EAP-TLS), DFS.


Printer languages : Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7


Printing paths: direct printing from USB flash drive, print from network shared folder, email printing, HP driver for Windows, HP Print Service for Android, Apple AirPrint driver for Mac OS and iOS, HP Print for Chrome OS, HP Click, HP Smart App for iOS and Android.



HP DesignJet 3-in Core Adapter: CN538A

HP DesignJet 36-in Spindle: L4R66A

HP USB 3.0 to Gigabit LAN Adapter: N7P47AA

HP SD Pro 44-in Scanner: G6H50B

HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner: 5EK00A

HP SmartTracker Software: SNB95A

HP SmartTracker Electronic License: 5NB95AAE




HP 730 130-ml Cyan Ink Cartridge: P2V62A

HP 730 130-ml Magenta Ink Cartridge: P2V63A

HP 730 130-ml Yellow Ink Cartridge: P2V64A

HP 730 130-ml Matte Black Ink Cartridge: P2V65A

HP 730 130-ml Gray Ink Cartridge: P2V66A

HP 730 130-ml Photo Black Ink Cartridge: P2V67A

HP 730 300-ml Cyan Ink Cartridge: P2V68A

HP 730 300-ml Magenta Ink Cartridge: P2V69A

HP 730 300-ml Yellow Ink Cartridge: P2V70A

HP 730 300-ml Matte Black Ink Cartridge: P2V71A

HP 730 300-ml Gray Ink Cartridge: P2V72A

HP 730 300-ml Photo Black Ink Cartridge: P2V73A

HP 727 DesignJet Printhead: B3P06A


Original HP large format printing materials:

HP Bright White Inkjet Paper 914 mm x 91.4 m (36 in x 300 ft) (FSC certified) (recyclable):C6810A

HP Coated Paper 914 mm x 91.4 m (36 in x 300 ft) (PEFC certified) (recyclable):C6980A

HP Universal Heavyweight Coated Paper 3 in Core, 914 mm x 91.4 m (36 in x 300 ft) (FSC certified) (recyclable):L5C80A

HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene, 3 in Core 914 mm x 61 m (36 in x 200 ft): D9R28A


Service and Support:


HP DesignJet T1600/T1600 PostScript

HP Installation and Network Setup Service: H451BE

HP Preventative Maintenance Service: U1XV4E

HP 3 year Next Business Day Onsite DesignJet T1600 36-in Hardware Support with Defective Media Retention: UB8P0E

HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite DesignJet T1600 36-in Hardware Support with Defective Media Retention: UB8P1E

HP 5 year Next Business Day Onsite DesignJet T1600 36-in Hardware Support with Defective Media Retention: UB8P2E

HP 1 year Post Warranty Next Business Day Onsite DesignJet T1600 36-in Hardware Support with Defective Media Retention: UB8P3PE


HP T1600 Series datasheet


HP how to recycle cartridges

 Partner with HP for the environment

HP dj SD Pro 44-in Scanner datasheet

HP dj HD Pro 42-in Scanner datasheet


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. In 2015, HP launched the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction printer, a robust, compact, Wi-Fi ready MFP with a built-in scanner at an unbeatable price. In 2018, HP expanded its proven HP DesignJet Z-series portfolio, reinforcing the focus on high-impact graphics with the DesignJet Z9 and Z6 PostScript Printers.  In 2019, HP has re-invented its technical series printers with the T100 Series, T500 Series, T1600 Series and the T26000 Series.  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.  The HP DesignJet T1600 Printer Series features HP Scalable Printing (SPT), the HP 727 printhead and HP 730 Bright Office Inks, and HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) technologies.

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 T1600 Printer Series uses the HP 727 printhead which features automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs and more efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines and is designed to last the life of the printer.  The HP 727 printhead represents a significant advance in printing performance compared to the HP 11 printhead used in the HP 510 Printer, with four times as many nozzles per colour and twice as many nozzles per inch (1,200 vs 600).   The HP 727 printhead is part of a module that integrates the six-colour HP Thermal Inkjet printhead with the ink delivery systems for the six inks.  HP 730 ink cartridges are mounted on the printhead carriage and scan with it across the paper.  The HP 727 printhead features 1200 nozzles per inch, and 1376 nozzles per colour.  The ink drop size ranges from 5.5 picoliters (cyan, magenta and yellow) to 12 picoliters (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 T1600 Printer Series features HP 730 Bright Office Inks, exclusively for use in the HP DesignJet T Series printers,  with the HP 6-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide high print quality, high reliability, and long life for HP 727 printhead.  HP colour inks are aqueous dye-based (cyan, magenta, yellow, gray, photo black) for the best range of colour across a range of printing materials and to produce colours optimised for technical graphics and CAD applications. Precision colour-to-colour alignment in the HP 727 printhead and dye-based HP 730 colour inks deliver sharp colour lines and text, a wide colour gamut with smooth colour transitions. HP pigment-based matte black ink delivers sharp black lines and text with maximum black optical density. HP 730 inks are fast-drying and smudge-resistant and produce superior lines and text and smooth colour transitions in images, renderings and illustrations. HP 730 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 they lock.

HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) enable printing at top speeds with outstanding results. This breakthrough technology improves paper advance control and accuracy, so the printer can print at higher speeds across multiple environmental conditions without impairing image quality.

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 (PPP) delivers free and easy recycling of Original HP ink and toner cartridges.  HP PPP is available in 36 EMEA countries and over 70 countries worldwide.  Since its foundation in 1991, more than 735 million HP ink and toner cartridges have been returned and recycled (as per 2017).  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 PPP are sent to landfill.  To further reduce the environmental impact of printing, HP closes the loop and designs its cartridges to be manufactured from as much recycled content as possible.  Nowadays, all HP toner and 80% of HP ink cartridges contain recycled content.  Most HP DesignJet printheads can also be returned through the HP PPE.  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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