HP Designjet Z5600 PostScript® Printer

Quick and efficient multi-roll, 44-inch high-impact graphics printing

The HP DesignJet Z5600 44-inch PostScript® Printer produces vivid, eye-catching graphics and technical documents with HP chromatic red ink.

Multi-roll operation and flexible workflows enable express printing. HP's optimized 6-ink printing system helps reduce ink consumption up to 20%.1

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Eye-catching, water/fade-resistant images 2

  • Impressive — HP chromatic red ink enhances the color gamut — ideal for high-impact POP signs and posters
  • Versatile — with pigment-based photo inks for GIS, durable maps, technical drawings and photos, canvas
  • Reliable color, line accuracy — HP Professional PANTONE® color emulation, with Adobe® PostScript®/PDF, HP-GL/2
  • Durable — water/scratch/fade-resistant and achievable prints last up to 200 years with HP Vivid Photo Inks1

Fast one-click,2 and multi-roll

  • Boost operator media loading efficiency up to 75%3 with automatic multi-roll printing
  • Print up to 39% faster4 — save time on technical drawings with quick-drying HP Vivid Photo Inks
  • Easy — one-click printing,2 color touchscreen, print preview, direct USB flash drive, email printing
  • Flexible—supports color workflows with genuine Adobe® PostScript® and broad choice of RIPs

Cut costs with HP 6-ink printing system 5

  • Up to 20% ink consumption savings using HP’s optimized 6-ink printing system 5
  • No maintenance cartridge — auto drop detection and nozzle switching reduce cleaning, maintain image quality
  • Less operator intervention and more cost-effective printing with 300-ml HP ink cartridges
  • Optimize media usage by auto-arranging multiple images on a roll with HP DesignJet Click printing software

1 Print permanence estimates by HP Image Permanence Lab based on HP Vivid Photo Inks with the HP DesignJet Z6200 Photo Production Printer. Water resistance performance varies based on printer and print profile. Water resistance testing by HP Image Permanence Lab on a range of HP media and follows ISO 18935 method. Scratch-resistance based on internal HP testing using the Taber and coin test method on a range of HP media. Display permanence rating for interior displays/away from direct sunlight by HP Image Permanence Lab, and by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. on a range of HP media. For more information, see HPLFMedia.com/printpermanence
2 Once image is selected, one-click printing when printing the entire file without any modifications to the print settings. Applicable to PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP-GL/2 files.
3 Based on March, 2016 internal HP competitive research comparing single-roll printers with dual-roll printing with smart switching on the HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer on jobs that require switching between two types of media.
4 Compared to the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE printer on plain paper, in fast mode.
5 Reduced ink consumption based on comparing the 6-ink HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer to the 8-ink Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S printer when used in a small copy shop environment as of March, 2016.

Print Maximum print speed6 650 ft²/hr (60 m²/hr)
Print resolution Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi
Margins Roll:0.2×0.2×0.2×0.2in(5x5x5x5mm) (borderless on photo roll media);
Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Ink types Pigment-based
Ink drop 4pl(pK,C),6pl(M,Y,mK,R)
Printheads 3 (photo black and cyan, magenta and yellow, matte black and chromatic red)
Line accuracy +/- 0.1%7
Minimum line width 0.0015 in (0.04 mm) (HP-GL/2 addressable)
Guaranteed minimum
line width
0.0031 in (0.08 mm) (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))8
Image quality Short term color stability < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes9
Long term print-to-print repeatability Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE20009
Media Handling Two automatic roll feeds; smart roll-switching; sheet feed; media output bin; automatic cutter10
Types Photographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit
Size Rolls: 11 to 44 in (279 to 1118 mm)
Sheets:8.3x11to44x66in(210x279to1118x1676mm) Standard sheets: A, B, C, D, E, (A4, A3, A2, A1, A0)
Thickness Up to 31.5 mil (0.8 mm)
Applications Line drawings, Renderings, Maps, Orthophotos, Point of sale/display, Graphics design, Office graphics, Posters, Photos, Digital fine art, Banners, Exhibition and event graphics, Light boxes – film
Memory 64 GB (virtual),11 320 GB hard disk
Connectivity Interfaces (standard) Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T), Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified, EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Print languages (standard) Adobe PostScript® 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG, CALS G4, HP PCL 3 GUI, HP-GL/2,12 and HP-RTL12
Printing paths Printer driver, HP Embedded Web Server, direct printing from USB flash drive, email printing, HP DesignJet Click printing software
Drivers (included) HP-GL/2, HP-PCL3GUI drivers for Windows and Mac OS X; PostScript® drivers for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
(w x d x h)
Printer 69.7×30.5inx41.3in(1770x775x1050mm)
Shipping 76×30.3×28.3in(1930x770x720mm)
Weight Printer 190.7 lb (86.5 kg)
Shipping 263.5 lb (119.5 kg)
What’s in the box DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer, printheads, introductory ink cartridges, printer stand and media bin, spindles, quick reference guide, setup poster, start-up software, power cord
Software included Printer drivers, HP DesignJet Click, HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center, HP DesignJet Excel Accounting Tool
Environmental ranges Operating temp. 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage temp. -13 to 131°F (-25 to 55°C)
Operating humidity 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Acoustic Sound pressure 42 dB(A) (printing); 32 dB(A) (ready); 22 dB(A) (sleep)
Sound power 6.0 B(A) (printing); 5.0 B(A) (ready); 3.9 B(A) (sleep)
Power Consumption < 120 watts (printing); < 32 watts (ready); 1.5 watts (≤ 23 watts with embedded Digital Front End) (sleep); 0.1 watts (off)
Requirements Input voltage (auto ranging) 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 A max
Certification Safety USA and Canada (CSA certified); EU (LVD and EN 60950-1 compliant); Russia/Kazakhstan/Belarus (EAC); Singapore (PSB); China (CCC); Argentina (IRAM); India (BIS)
Electromagnetic Compliant with Class A requirements, including: USA (FCC rules), Canada (ICES), EU (EMC Directive), Australia (ACMA), New Zealand (RSM), China (CCC), Japan (VCCI), Korea (KCC)
Environmental ENERGY STAR, WEEE, EU RoHS, China RoHS, REACH; EPEAT Bronze
Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty

6 Maximum rate of output for color image, 100% color coverage (Bandes file). Printed in Fast mode with Economode on, on HP Bright White Inkjet Paper (bond), maximum roll size, with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
7 +/- 0.1% of the specified vector length or +/- 0.2 mm (whichever greater) at 73°F (23°C), 50-60% relative humidity, on A0/E HP Matte Film in Best or Normal mode with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
8 Measured on HP Matte Film.
9 With HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper with HP Vivid Photo Inks, right after calibration.
10 Cuts all HP Z-series printer qualified media except canvas. For qualified media, see hp.com/go/
11 Based on 640 MB RAM.
12 Only available via HP Embedded Web Server.

Accessories CN538A HP DesignJet 3-in Core Adapter
Q6709A HP DesignJet 44-in Spindle
J8025A HP Jetdirect 640n Print Server
G6H51B HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner
Original HP
ink cartridges
Service and support U9CS6E HP 3 year Next Business Day Onsite Support with Defective Media Retention
U9CS7E HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite Support with Defective Media Retention
U9CS8E HP 5 year Next Business Day Onsite Support with Defective Media Retention
U9CS9PE HP 1 year Post Warranty Next Business Day Onsite Support with Defective Media Retention
U9CT0PE HP 2 year Post Warranty Next Business Day Onsite Support with Defective Media Retention
H4518E HP Installation Service with Network Setup