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HP Color LaserJet 1500 Specifications

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1500L: Q2488A
1500Lxi: Q2597A

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HP Color LaserJet 1500
Above: CLJ 1500 series host-based printer

LaserJet 1500 (Q2489A)
base unit =
• 16 MB of memory
• HI-SPEED USB 2.0 connection
• 250 sheet input Tray 2
• 100 sheet or 10 envelope input Tray 1

LaserJet 1500L (Q2488A) =
base unit +
same memory and Tray 1, but Tray 2 is optional.

LaserJet 1500Lxi (Q2597A) =
base unit +
Broderbund Software Package

HP 175x External Jetdirect Print Server
1.8M USB Cable.
Tray 2 is optional.

For excellence in color printing you can't beat an HP Color LaserJet. And with advances in ease of use, expandability, and vibrant color, the Color LaserJet 1500 series takes the technology to a whole new and exciting level—

  • True 600-by-600 dots per inch (dpi) text and graphics.

  • ImageREt 2400 provides 2,400-dpi color laser print quality through a multilevel printing process.

  • Easy to connect with 1284-B or USB 1.1 ports or optional EIO network card

  • Enjoy a wide range of color and excellent print quality with HP ImageREt 2400 technology and new toner formula

See specification table below.

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Part Numbers

1500L: Q2488A
1500: Q2489A
1500Lxi: Q2597A

Color printing

  • Prints in color using the four process colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

Fast print speed

  • Prints letter-size paper at 16 pages per minute (ppm) for black or 4 ppm for color.

Excellent print quality

  • True 600-by-600 dots per inch (dpi) text and graphics.

  • ImageREt 2400 provides 2,400-dpi color laser print quality through a multilevel printing process.

  • Adjustable settings to optimize print quality.

  • The HP UltraPrecise print cartridge has a finer toner formulation that provides sharper text and graphics.

Ease of use

  • Few supplies to order. Supplies are easy to install.

  • Convenient access to printer information and settings using software tools (HP Color LaserJet 1500 Series Toolbox).

Expandability

  • Optional tray 2 is included with the HP Color LaserJet 1500 printer and is compatible with the HP Color LaserJet 1500L model. This 250-sheet tray for standard paper sizes reduces the frequency with which paper must be added to the printer. Only one 250-sheet tray can be installed on the printer.

  • Optional external HP Jetdirect print server for connecting to a network.

Flexible paper handling

  • Adjustable tray 1 for letterhead, envelopes, labels, transparencies, custom-sized media, postcards, and heavy paper.

  • Optional tray 2 for standard-size paper.

  • One 125-sheet output bin (top output bin). Select the top output bin (face-down bin) for most jobs, including transparencies.

      NOTE: The printer does not print in color on transparencies.

  • One rear output door. Use the rear output door (face-up) for jobs on heavy paper, light paper, or special print media, excluding transparencies.

  • Straight-through paper path available from tray 1 to the rear output door.

  • Manual duplexing. See the user guide that came with the printer for more information.

Interface connections

  • Hi-Speed universal serial bus (USB) port.

  • Optional HP Jetdirect print server.

Networking

  • All common network protocols such as Ethernet, Token Ring, and LocalTalk are available using optional external HP Jetdirect print server cards. Compatible external HP Jetdirect print servers are the HP Jetdirect 175x (model J6035A) and the HP Jetdirect 310x (model J6038A).

  • Wireless networking (802.11b) is available with the HP Jetdirect 380x print server (model J6061A).

Enhanced memory

  • The printer comes with 16 megabytes (MB) of memory that cannot be expanded.

Energy savings

  • The printer automatically conserves electricity by substantially reducing power consumption when the printer is not printing.

  • As an Energy Star partner, Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

Economical printing

  • Pages-per-sheet printing and two-sided printing using manual duplexing saves paper. See the user's guide that came with the printer for more information.

Print cartridges

  • The Supplies Status page includes print cartridge and imaging drum gauges that show life remaining (for HP supplies only).

  • No-shake cartridge design.

  • Authentication for HP print cartridges.

  • Enabled supplies-ordering capability.

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HP Color LaserJet 1500 and 2500 Printer Series - Comparison Matrix

Features

HP Color LaserJet 1500

HP Color LaserJet 2500

Product Model Number

Q2489A

C9706A

Duty Cycle (maximum Monthly Volume)

30,000 page

30,000 page

Mac Compatible

yes, 9.x, 10.1 and 10.2

yes

Color Printing

yes

yes

Duplex Printing

manual duplex

manual duplex

Processor

150MHz

300MHz

Memory

16 MB RAM all bundles

2 MB ROM compressed code

64 MB RAM

Memory, Max.

Not up-gradable

256 MB RAM

Print Resolution, Black

600 x 600 dpi, HP imageREt 2400

600 x 600 dpi, HP imageREt 2400

Print Speed

monochrome - 16 ppm (letter)

color - 4 ppm (letter)

monochrome - 16 ppm (letter)

color - 4 ppm (letter)

First Page Out

monochrome - 16 seconds

color - 29 seconds

monochrome - 16 seconds

color - 29 seconds

Print Cartridges

black - C9700A

cyan - C9701A

yellow - C9702A

magenta - C9703A

black - C9700A

cyan - C9701A

yellow - C9702A

magenta - C9703A

Print Technology

laser

laser

Network Ready

optional

optional

Connectivity

one HI-SPEED USB port, optional external HP Jetdirect 175x, 310x, or 380x print server

one bidirectional parallel port, one USB port, one Enhanced Input/Output (EIO) slot, optional HP Jetdirect 10/100Base-TX print server, optional HP Jetdirect 615n print server

Paper Trays, Std.

Paper Trays, Max.

1

2

1

3

Input Paper Handling

125-sheet input tray, optional 250-sheet input tray, total 375-sheet capacity

125-sheet input tray, optional 250-sheet input tray, optional 500-sheet input tray, total 875-sheet capacity

Output Paper Handling

125-sheet top output bin (face down), straight-through rear output door (face up)

125-sheet top output bin (face down), straight-through rear output door (face up)

Media Sizes, Std.

minimum paper size: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)

maximum paper size: Legal 215 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)

minimum paper size: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)

maximum paper size: Legal 215 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)

Media Types

paper (plain, bond, recycled), letterhead, prepunched, preprinted forms, envelopes, labels, transparencies, cards (index, postcards), custom-sized

paper (plain, bond, recycled), letterhead, prepunched, preprinted forms, envelopes, labels, transparencies, cards (index, postcards), custom-sized

Input Capacity Sheets, Std.

250-sheet regular-weight 20 lb paper

250-sheet regular-weight 20 lb paper

Printer Languages

Host-based

HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, PostScript Level 3 Emulation

Printer Drivers Included

Host-based driver

HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, PostScript

Software Included

PC Software: Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP 32-bit, HP Printer Software on CD-ROM, HP Installer, HP LaserJet 1500 Toolbox, Printer Status and Alerts

Mac Software: Mac OS 9.xm 10.1, 10.2, HP Printer Software on CD-ROM

PC Software: Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT 4, 2000, and XP, HP Printer Software on CD-ROM, HP Installer, HP LaserJet 2500 Toolbox, Printer Status and Alerts, Embedded Web Server

Mac Software: Mac OS 8.6 and higher, HP Printer Software on CD-ROM, HP LaserJet Utility

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 98/Me/2000: Pentium 166MHz with 32 MB RAM; Windows XP: 300MHz processor with 128 MB RAM;

Plus: 150 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive or internet connection, Universal Serial Bus (USB) port

Macintosh: Mac OS 9.x, 10.1, 10.2, 150 MB free had disk space, CD-ROM disk drive, USB port

Windows 95 (print driver only): Pentium 90MHz with 16 MB RAM; Windows 98/Me/2000: Pentium 166MHz with 32 MB RAM; Windows XP: 233MHz processor with 64 MB RAM;

Plus: 150 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM drive or internet connection, Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, or dedicated IEEE 1284-compliant bidirectional parallel port;

Macintosh: Mac OS 8.6 and higher, 150 MB free hard disk space, CD-ROM disk drive, USB port

Dimensions (W x D x H)

18.97 x 17.77 x 14.80 inches

18.97 x 17.77 x 14.80 inches

Environmental ranges

Operating temperature: 15 to 32.5 Celsius (59 to 90.5 degrees Fahrenheit

Operating Humidity: -10 to 80 percent RH no condensation

Storage temperature: - 20 to 40 degrees Celsius (-4 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit)

Storage humidity: 0 to 95 percent RH

Operating temperature: 15 to 32.5 Celsius (59 to 90.5 degrees Fahrenheit

Operating Humidity: -10 to 80 percent RH no condensation

Storage temperature: - 20 to 40 degrees Celsius (-4 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit)

Storage humidity: 0 to 95 percent RH

Energy Star Compliant

yes

yes

Acoustics

Sound Power: LwAd = 6.7 Bels (A)

Sound Power: LwAd = 6.7 Bels (A)

Power Requirements

Source: 110V bundles; 115 to 127 V (+- 10 percent) 60Hz ( +- 2Hz),12 amps

220V bundles; 220 to 240 V (+- 10 percent), 50Hz (+- 2Hz), 6 amps

Source: 110V bundles; 115 to 127 V (+- 10 percent) 60Hz ( +- 2Hz), 2 amps

220V bundles; 220 to 240 V (+- 10 percent), 50Hz (+- 2Hz), 6 amps

Power Consumption

Printing: 400 watts (110V); 403 watts (220V)

Standby: 30 watts (110V), 31 watts (220V)

Printing: 400 watts (110V); 403 watts (220V)

Standby: 30 watts (110V), 31 watts (220V)

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