HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer

Fastest 60-in graphics production printer with unrivaled print quality1

Turn orders in record time with the fastest 60-inch production printer for graphics.1

Exceptional color and black-and-white prints on many substrates.

Count on advanced color management features backed by HP reliability and easy operation.

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Designed for speed and productivity

  • Print as fast as 1500 ft²/hr (140 m²/hr) in fast mode and 212 ft²/hr(20 m²/hr) in high-quality mode2.
  • Cut turnaround times and effortlessly handle large data loads thanks to high file-processing power.
  • Create quality prints at top speed with HP Double Swath Technology and the HP Optical Media Advance Sensor.
  • Confidently print unattended thanks to long media rolls, 775-ml HP ink cartridges, and a built-in take-up reel.

Unrivaled color and black-and-white image quality

  • Print exceptional colors—HP Vivid Photo Inks with a chromatic red offer a wide color gamut and uniform gloss.
  • Create unique black-and-white prints—three shades of black HP ink deliver rich density and smooth transitions.
  • Offer your customers durable prints that last up to 200 years, using HP Vivid Photo Inks3.
  • Produce posters, photos, canvas prints, backlit signs, POP displays, and maps with unrivaled image quality.

Advanced color management backed by HP reliability

  • Create custom ICC profiles and achieve color accuracy with the embedded spectrophotometer and color center4.
  • Achieve color accuracy —complete coverage of SWOP, ISO, GRACOL, 3DAP, EUROSCALE, TOYO, and FOGRA gamuts.
  • Choose how you want to print—send jobs right from your preferred design applications or through third-party RIPs.
  • Gain color reliability with HP Professional PANTONE® color emulation and embedded Adobe® PostScript®/PDF5.

1 Compared with large-format inkjet printers under $25,000 USD for graphic applications. Based on the fastest-rated color speeds as published by manufacturers as of October 2013. Test methods vary.
2 Using plain paper and fast mode, the HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer can achieve speeds up to 1500 ft²/hr (140 m²/hr). Using glossy paper and normal mode, the Z6800 can achieve print speeds up to 212 ft²/hr (20 m²/hr).
3 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 and based on HP Vivid Photo inks.
4 Embedded in this HP Designjet Printer is a spectrophotometer with i1 color technology from X-Rite. Close collaboration between HP and X-Rite ensures a reliable solution that’s been thoroughly tested to meet customer demands for ease, quality, and dependability.
5 HP Professional PANTONE color emulation and embedded Adobe PostScript/PDF upgrade kit sold separately.

Print Maximum print speed9 140 m²/hr (1500 ft²/hr) on plain media
Color images10 Best: 3.2 min/page on A1/D or up to 13.1 m²/hr (141 ft²/hr) on glossy media
Normal: 2.1 min/page on A1/D or up to 19.7 m²/hr (212 ft²/hr) on glossy media
Print resolution Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi
Margins (top x
bottomx left x right)
5 x 5 x 5 x 5 mm (0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in)
Ink types Pigment-based
Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Ink cartridges 8 (Chromatic red, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light gray, light magenta, matte black, photo black)
Line accuracy +/- 0.1%11
Minimum line width 0.02 mm (0.0008 in) (HP-GL/2 addressable)
Guaranteed minimum
line width
0.067 mm (0.0026 in) (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))12
Image quality Colour accuracy Median < 1.25 dE2000, 95% of colours < 2.75 dE200013
Short-term colour stability < 1 dE2000 less than 5 minutes14
Long-term print-to-print repeatability Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colours < 1.25 dE200014
Maximum optical density 4.5 L* min/2.31 D15
Media Handling Roll feed, automatic cutter, take-up reel
Media types Bond and coated paper, technical paper, film, photographic paper, proofing paper, backlit, self-adhesive, banner and sign, fabric, fine art printing material
Size 279 to 1524-mm (11 to 60-in) rolls
Thickness Up to 0.56 mm (22 mil)
Applications Posters, Banners, Mockups, Photos, Digital fine art, Proofs, Displays, POP/POS, Light boxes – film, Exhibition, Event graphics
Memory 64 GB (virtual),16 320 GB hard disk
Connectivity Interfaces (standard) Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T), EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Print languages (standard) HP-GL/2, HP-RTL, CALS G4
Print languages (optional) Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG
Printing paths Printer driver, HP Embedded Web Server
Drivers (included) HP-GL/2, HP-RTL drivers for Windows; PostScript Windows and Mac drivers with optional PostScript/PDF Upgrade Kit
(w x d x h)
Printer 2430 x 690 x 1370 mm (95.7 x 27.2 x 53.9 in)
Shipping 2700 x 750 x 1200 mm (106.3 x 29.5 x 47.2 in)
Weight Printer 190 kg (419 lb)
Shipping 252 kg (555.6 lb)
What’s in the box HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer, spindle, printheads, introductory ink cartridges, maintenance cartridge, printer stand, take-up reel, 3-in spindle adapter kit, quick reference guide, setup poster, startup software, power cord
Operating temperature: -20 to 55°C (-4 to 131°F)
Storage temperature: -20 to 55°C (-4 to 131°F)
Operating humidity: 20 to 80% RH
Acoustic Sound pressure: 53 dB(A) (printing); 39 dB(A) (ready); 39 dB(A) (sleep)
Sound power: 7.0 B(A) (printing); 5.5 B(A) (ready); 5.5 B(A) (sleep)
270 watts (printing); < 48 watts (ready); < 5.3 watts (sleep); < 0.3 watts (off)
Input voltage (auto ranging): 100 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 5 A; 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 3 A; 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Certification Safety USA and Canada (CSA certified), EU (LVD and EN 60950-1 compliant), Russia (GOST), Singapore (PSB), China (CCC), Argentina (IRAM), Mexico (NYCE), Korea (KC)
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 (MSIP)
Environmental ENERGY STAR, WEEE, RoHS (EU, China, Korea, India), REACH, EPEAT Bronze
Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty

9 Mechanical printing time. Printed in Fast mode with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
10 Mechanical printing time. Printed with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
11 +/- 0.1% of the specified vector length or +/- 0.2 mm (whichever greater) at 23°C (73°F), 50-60% relative humidity, on A0/E HP Matte Film in Best or Normal mode with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
12 Measured on HP Matte Film.
13 ICC absolute colorimetric accuracy on HP Premium Instant Dry Photo Paper with Original HP inks.
14 With HP Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo Paper and Original HP inks, right after calibration.
15 With HP Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo paper with HP Vivid Photo Inks.
16 Based on 1 GB RAM. Expandable to 1.5 GB RAM through a Designjet qualified SODIMM included only in the optional HP Designjet PostScript®/PDF Upgrade Kit accessory.

Accessories CQ654C HP Designjet HD Scanner
CQ745B HP Designjet PostScript/PDF Upgrade Kit
CQ754A HP Designjet 60-in Spindle
J8025A HP Jetdirect 640n Print Server
Q6714A HP Designjet 60-in Media Bin
Q6715A HP Designjet User Maintenance Kit
Original HP
ink cartridges
Service and support H4518E HP Installation Service with Network Setup
U1ZS8E HP 2 years Next Business Day Onsite Support with DMR*
U1ZS9E HP 3 years Next Business Day Onsite Support with DMR*
U1ZT0E HP 5 years Next Business Day Onsite Support with DMR*
U1ZT2PE HP 1 years Post Warranty, Next Business Day Onsite Support with DMR*
U1ZT1PE HP 2 years Post Warranty, Next Business Day Onsite Support with DMR*
U1XV4E HP Preventive Maintenance Service

* Defective Media Retention keeps your sensitive data safe. To comply with security regulations you can keep the defective hard-drive or data-retentive memory component while getting a new replacement disk or memory.