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HP Color LaserJet 5500 Specifications

Please click on part numbers to check price & availability of a particular model. 5500: C9656A 5500hdn: C9659A
5500dn: C9657A 5500n: C7131A
5500dtn: C9658A  

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HP Color LaserJet 5500
Above: CLJ 5500 series printer

CLJ 5500 (C9656A). Base model, features:
— multipurpose tray (Tray 1) that holds up to 100 sheets of various print media or 20 envelopes and a 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that supports various paper sizes. It also supports optional 500-sheet paper feeders (Trays 3 and 4).

— parallel and network ports for connectivity. The printer also contains three enhanced input/output (EIO) slots, a FIR connection, and a standard type c bidirectional parallel cable interface (IEEE-1284 compliant).

— 96 megabytes (MB) of synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM). To allow for memory expansion, the printer has three 168-pin DIMM slots that accept 64, 128, or 256 MB RAM each. This printer can support up to 416 MB of memory. An optional hard disk drive is available.

CLJ 5500dn (C9657A). Base model plus HP Jetdirect EIO internal print server for Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, automatic two-sided printing.

CLJ 5500dtn (C9658A). Base model with 160 MB of SDRAM, plus HP Jetdirect EIO internal print server for Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, automatic two-sided printing, additional 500-sheet input tray, stand.

CLJ 5500hdn (C9659A). Base model with 160 MB of SDRAM, plus HP Jetdirect EIO internal print server for Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, automatic two-sided printing, three 500-sheet input tray, stand, hard disk.

CLJ 5500n (C7131A). Base model plus HP Jetdirect EIO internal print server for Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX.

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Add high-speed, wide-format color laser printing to your office workgroup with the affordable HP color LaserJet 5500 series printers. Easy-to-use and flexible to fit any office, these printers create high-quality color ocuments as quickly as black-and-white. Designed for simplicity, this printer is as easy to use and maintain as any HP LaserJet monochrome printer, and the series includes features for robust networking and increased media flexibility. See specification table below.

  • 600-dpi printing and HP ImageREt 2400-dpi technology for all your professional business documents — print color as fast as black and white with 21 pages per minute (letter-sized pages) with
    the high-performance, inline engine, 400 MHz processor, and a minimum of 96 MB RAM for a fast, 18-second first page out.

  • Produce spreadsheets and other wide-format business documents — prints media just over 12 x 18 inches (312 x 470 mm)

  • Vibrant image quality — high-resolution color with 600-dpi printing and HP ImageREt 2400-dpi technology and enhanced print quality, with smoother color
    transitions, sharper black text. Get sharper images with the offset press technologies, such as adaptive half-toning and trapping.

  • Optional hard disk (standard on 5500 hdn model) enables multiple original printing, secure printing, and many other document management solutions.

  • graphical control panel, easy front access to the printer, and clear labeling make print cartridge installation and troubleshooting practically as simple as for a black and white HP LaserJet printer

  • Additional 500-sheet paper trays bring standard input capacity to 1,600 sheets

  • Best-in-class networking — robust HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet internal print server for trouble-free high-performance print sharing

  • Expandable HP Jetdirect networking options allow workgroups to prepare for mobile environments and to access e-services — add HP Jetdirect wireless 802.11b networking or other connectivity options with the open EIO slot

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Regular preventive maintenance will help keep your printer in top condition!
See link below for details.

•  Roller Kit

Part Numbers

5500: C9656A
5500dn: C9657A
5500dtn: C9658A
5500hdn: C9659A
5500n: C7131A

Speed/monthly volume
Print speed, black (pages per minute) Up to 21 ppm
Print speed, color (pages per minute) Up to 21 ppm
First page out, black 18 sec (ready state), 45 sec (powersave - about 8 hrs), 2 min (cold start or power-up)
First page out, color 18 sec (ready), 45 sec (powersave), 2 min (cold)
Processor speed 400 MHz
Recommended monthly volume, maximum 120,000 pages
Print quality / technology
Print technology In-line color laser, direct-to-page printing
Print quality, black 600 x 600 dpi
Print quality, color 600 x 600 dpi
Paper handling / media
Paper trays, std. 2
Paper trays, max.: 4
Input capacity, std. 600 sheets
Input capacity, max.: 1600 sheets
Standard envelope capacity 20 envelopes
Envelope feeder No
Output capacity, std. 250 sheets
Output capacity, max. 250 sheets
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper) Automatic Two-sided (duplex) printing on HP Color LaserJet 5500dn, 5500dtn,
and 5500hdn models
Media sizes, std. Letter, Legal, Executive, Ledger, 11 x 17 in (tabloid), envelopes (Monarch, No. 10)
Media sizes, custom Tray 1: 3 x 5 in to 12.3 x 18.5 in; Tray 2, 3, 4: 5 x 8 in to 11.7 x 17 in
Media type Paper (plain, glossy, film, recycled), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cardstock
Media weight, recommended 20 lb
Paper handling

100-sheet multi-purpose tray, 500-sheet input tray; Optional: 500-sheet input tray (up to 2 additional), stand

* Prints on paper from 77 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches) up to 312 x 470 mm (12.3 x 18.5 inches)
* Prints on paper with weights from 60 to 200 g/m2 (16 to 53 pound bond)
* Prints on a wide range of media types including glossy, labels, overhead transparencies, and envelopes
* Multiple gloss levels
* A 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that supports paper sizes from 148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3 inches) up to 297 x 432 mm (11.6 x 17 inches) * Optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3) that supports letter-, paper sizes from 148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3 inches) up to 297 x 432 mm (11.6 x 17 inches); standard on HP Color LaserJet 5500dtn (Tray 3) and 5500hdn (Tray 3 and Tray 4) printers
* Automatic Two-sided (duplex) printing on HP Color LaserJet 5500dn, 5500dtn,
and 5500hdn printers
* 250-sheet face-down output bin

Memory / print languages / typefaces
Memory, std. 96 MB
Memory, max. 416 MB
Hard disk Optional, 10 GB (standard on 5500hdn model)
Print languages, std. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, PostScriptš Level 3 emulation. Automatic language
switching
Typefaces * 80 internal fonts available for both PCL and PostScript emulation
* 80 printer-matching screen fonts in TrueType format available with the software solution
* Supports forms and fonts on the disk using HP Web Jetadmin
Connectivity
Standard IEEE 1284-compliant bidirectional parallel port, Fast Infrared (FIR) port, three open EIO slots
Connectivity, optional HP Jetdirect 600n, 610n, 615n, and 680n EIO internal print servers, Connectivity Card for Serial, LocalTalk, and USB connectivity
Macintosh compatible Yes
Compatible operating systems Microsoftš Windows (95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP), Mac OS 8.6 and later
Print drivers, std. HP PCL 5c, PCL 6,PostScriptš3 emulation
Dimensions / weight / warranty
Dimensions (w x d x h) 22.7 x 27.7 x 25.2 in
Weight, U.S. 132.3 lb
Warranty Six-Month warranty from The Printer Works

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