HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer

Versatile, impressive images

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

Product Description


HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript® Printer



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


VIVID Eye-catching, water/fade resistant images1

•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 archivable prints last up to 200 years with HP Vivid Photo Inks1


EXPRESS PRINTING 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


SAVINGS Cut costs with HP 6-ink printing system5

• Up to 20% ink consumption savings using HP’s optimized 6-ink printing system5

• 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 fils.
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.



Model size44 in
Speed specifications
Print speed
650 ft²/hr
(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.)


Memory specifications
Memory, standard 64 GB (virtual)
Hard diskStandard, 320 GB

Print quality (best)

Color: Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Print technologyHP Thermal Inkjet
Number of print cartridges6 (cyan, magenta, chromatic red, yellow, matte black, photo black)
Ink types:Pigment-based
Non-printable area (cut-sheet)0.2 x 0.67 x 0.2 x 0.2 in
Guaranteed minimum line width0.0031 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))
Line accuracy±0.1%
Color stability< 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes
Print repeatabilityAverage < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000

Paper handling

 Finished output handling:

  • Two automatic roll feeds
  • smart roll-switching
  • sheet feed
  • media output bin
  • automatic cutter (Cuts all HP Z-series printer qualified media except canvas. For qualified media, see ttp://www.hp.com/go/mediasolutionslocator.)
Media typesPhotographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit
Media sizes standard (sheets, rolls):
  • 8.3 to 44-in wide sheets
  • 11 to 44-in rolls
Media sizes, custom8.3 x 11 to 44 x 66 in
Roll external diameter5.3 in
Media thicknessUp to 31.5 mil


 HP ePrint capabilityYes

Printing path:
Printer driver, HP Embedded Web Server, direct printing from USB flash drive, email printing, HP DesignJet Click printing software
Connectivity, standard:
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified interface for direct printing from USB flash drive
  • EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Print languages:
Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG, CALS G4, HP PCL 3 GUI, HP-GL/2, and HP-RTL

Power and operating requirements

 Power consumption< 120 watts (printing); < 32 watts (ready); 1.5 watts (sleep); 0.1 watts (off)

Operating temperature range: 41 to 104ºF (5 to 40ºC )
Operating humidity range20 to 80% RH

Dimensions and weight

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)69.7 x 30.5 x 41.3 in

Weight:190.7 lb

What’s included

 WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty

What’s in the box:
HP 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




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