HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color Printer M551n(CF081A)
Professional color, intuitive manageability, and world-class extensibility—all for an outstanding value. Help your business prints make more of an impact—produce high-quality color marketing materials and more. Count on HP for energy-saving features.
Create realistic color and crisp details that you can depend on, using HP EasyColor technology.
Increase color accuracy with HP ImageREt 3600 and HP ColorSphere toner technology.
Achieve low-cost, high-quality printing right out of the box. This HP LaserJet ships with a complete set of cartridges—on average, nearly two times more black toner and more than two times the color toner of leading competitors.
Receive value out of the box—this product is shipped with a full set of Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges.
Print black text affordably, using an optional high-capacity black toner cartridge.
Manage print jobs directly from the printer, and easily check printer status, using a four-line color display.
Make printing as mobile as you are with HP ePrint.
Process jobs securely through user authentication, and keep confidential print jobs private.
Easily control color usage with HP Color Access Control, plus proactively manage printing environments.
Easily update, manage and expand the capabilities of networked printers, and do more with your investment.
With HP partner programs, you can tap into HP-certified solutions from industry-leading partners. Monitor and optimize printer capabilities, control access to devices, transform the functionality of your printer, and much more.
Add capabilities to your HP LaserJet when you take advantage of HP partner programs.
Save space using a desktop printer with 600-sheet paper capacity, or add up to 1100-sheet capacity.
Outstanding energy and paper savings.
Reduce energy use by 19 to 66% by setting the Auto-On/Auto-Off mode. Save even more energy with Instant-on Technology.
Reduce energy use with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology. Also save with Instant-on Technology.
Collect data, create reports and control settings, using HP EcoSMART Fleet—an extension of HP Web Jetadmin.
Rely on easy installation and maintenance with all-in-one Original HP LaserJet cartridges. HP helps you recycle toner cartridges—it’s free and easy with the HP Planet Partners program. HP never refills, resells or sends print cartridges to a landfill.
Save time with convenient cartridge installation, and get free, easy cartridge recycling.
Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
The 1 x 500 sheet feeder may be purchased separately for the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Series Printers.
The HP 507X Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge not included; please purchase separately.
The HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk available only on the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551xh printer.
Compared with HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015 series. Assuming customer is printing at least 30% of total pages in color with content similar to the color ISO/IEC 19798 test suite (http://www.iso.org/jtc1/sc28) and overall average job length of three pages. Yields established using ISO/IEC test standards. Actual yields and costs vary considerably depending on images printed, number of color pages printed, and other factors.
Automatic two-sided printing, walk-up USB and hardware integration pocket available only on the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551dn printer and on the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551xh printer.
Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any Internet- and e-mail-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see http://www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. Some HP LaserJet products will require a firmware upgrade.
HP ePrint Enterprise requires Internet- and e-mail-capable BlackBerry® smartphone OS 4.5 or newer, iPhone® 3G or newer, running iOS 4.2 or later, HP webOS devices running webOS 1.45 or 2.0, or Android™ device running version 1.4 or newer, with separately purchased wireless Internet service, HP ePrint Enterprise server software and HP ePrint services app. Solution works with PCL 5/6, PCL 3, PCL 3 GUI printers (HP and non-HP). BlackBerry requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) deployment.
Usage of HP ePrint at mobile print locations requires Internet- and email-capable smartphone with separately purchased wireless Internet service, and the HP ePrint services app. Availability and cost of printing varies by mobile print location. Visit http://www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile to view the list of applicable smartphones and operating systems.
Solutions deployed through the hardware integration pocket may require additional purchase.
Energy saving based on internal HP testing of Auto-On/Auto-Off setting compared to default setting. Minimum savings based on a 45-minute sleep delay. Maximum savings based on a 1-minute sleep delay. Actual results may vary.
HP Web Jetadmin is free and can be downloaded at hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
Compared with products that use traditional fusing.
Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, or to request return envelopes and bulk collection boxes, visit http://www.hp.com/recycle.
Based on the amount of black and color toner that ships with the printer and the majority of top competitive printers by market share as reported by Gap Intelligence as of 8/1/11.
 An FCC Class A emissions compliant device meets the less stringent (higher) levels of emissions allowed by the FCC for a product operation in a commercial environment. An FCC class A device cannot be marketed for use in a residential environment and an FCC class A device should not be purchased for use in a residential environment due to the increased risk of interference to radio communications.
|Print speed, black (normal quality mode):||Up to 33 ppm|
|Print speed, color (normal quality mode):||Up to 33 ppm|
|First page out (black):||As fast as 11 sec|
|First page out (color):||As fast as 11 sec|
|Print resolution, black:||Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Print resolution, color:||Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Mobile Printing Capability:||HP ePrint|
|Monthly duty cycle:||Up to 75,000 pages|
|Footnote for duty cycle:||Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.|
|Recommended monthly print volume:||1500 to 5000|
|Footnote for recommended monthly print volume:||HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.|
|Print languages, standard:||HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5 (HP PCL 5 driver available from the Web only), HP postscript level 3 emulation, native PDF printing (v 1.4)|
|Printer Connectivity:||HP Jetdirect ew2500 Wireless Print Server J8021A, HP Jetdirect 2700w USB Wireless Print Server J8026A (available in early 2012)|
|Processor speed:||800 MHz|
|Memory, standard:||1 GB (1024 MB)|
|Memory, maximum:||1 GB (1024 MB)|
|Paper tray(s), standard:||2 / Up to 3|
|Paper tray(s), maximum:||Up to 3|
|Paper handling standard, input:||100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2|
|Paper handling optional, input:||500-sheet heavy media input tray 3|
|Paper handling standard, output:||250-sheet output bin|
|Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper):||Manual (driver support provided)|
|Media sizes, standard:||Tray 1: letter, legal, executive, statement, 4 x 6, 3 x 5, 5 x 7, 5 x 8, postcard (JIS), double postcard (JIS), 8.5 x 13, envelope (commercial No. 9, No. 10, Monarch); custom: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2: letter, executive, statement, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 5 x 8, double postcard (JIS); custom: 4.0 x 5.85 to 8.5 x 11.69 in|
|Media sizes, custom:||Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2: 4.0 x 5.85 to 8.5 x 11.69 in|
|Media types:||Paper (plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy) color transparency, labels, letterhead, envelope, preprinted, prepunched, colored, rough, opaque film, user-defined|
|HP ePrint capability:||Yes|
|Connectivity, standard:||1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host port; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network port; 2 internal USB Host ports|
|Connectivity, optional:||HP Jetdirect ew2500 Wireless Print Server J8021A, HP Jetdirect 2700w USB Wireless Print Server J8026A (available in early 2012)|
|Mobile printing capability:||HP ePrint|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Dimensions (W x D x H):||20.2 x 19.3 x 15.2 in (514 x 491 x 385 mm)|
|Dimensions, max. (W x D x H):||32.4 x 29.1 x 15.2 in|
|Weight:||74.8 lb (34 kg)|
|Media weight:||Tray 1: 16 to 58 lb (plain); 28 to 58 lb (glossy); Tray 2: 16 to 43 lb (plain paper); 28 to 58 lb (glossy paper)|
|Power and operating requirements|
|Minimum system requirements:||PC: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or higher), Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2; 200 MB available hard disk space; operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see microsoft.com
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6; 150 MB available hard disk space; operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see: apple.com
|Compatible operating systems:||Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2+), Windows Server 2003 (SP1+), Windows Server 2008 (all 32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Mac OS X v 10.5, v 10.6
Citrix and Windows Terminal Services (see System Administrator’s Guide at hp.com/go/upd, Documentation tab for latest support)
Novell (see novell.com/iprint for latest support)
Linux (see hplip.net)
UNIX (see hp.com/go/unix, hp.com/go/unixmodelscripts, and hp.com/go/jetdirectunix_software)
SAP device types (see hp.com/go/sap/drivers and hp.com/go/sap/print)
|Power consumption:||605 watts (Printing), 51 watts (Ready), 6.9 watts (Sleep), 1 watt (auto-Off), 0.3 watts (Off)|
|Power consumption footnote:||Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages; this will damage the printer and void the product warranty. Power consumption in Auto-Off mode depends on customer network switch capability, user configuration and network activity. Off-mode power may vary while checking network packets for print jobs.|
|ENERGY STAR® Compliant:||No|
|Power consumption (Active):||605 watts|
|Power Consumption (Manual-off):||0.3 watts|
|Power consumption (Auto-off):||1 watt|
|Operating temperature:||50 to 81ºF (10 to 30ºC)|
|Warranty:||One-year, onsite warranty|
|Cable included?:||No, please purchase USB cable separately|
|What's in the box:||Printer; Four preinstalled HP LaserJet toner cartridges (yield ~5500 pages black and ~6000 pages color); Toner collection unit; In-box documentation (Getting Started Guide); Software drivers and documentation on CD-ROM; Power cable; HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server; 100-sheet multipurpose tray 1; 500-sheet input tray 2|
|Network ready:||Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet)|
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