HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer

HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer

Exceptional results, fast

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.

Product Description




HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer



Fastest 60-in graphics production printer with unrivaled print quality


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
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. For more information, see HPLFMedia.com.
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.



The HP DesignJet printing system

Turn orders in record time with the fastest 60-inch production printer for graphics.6
Offer exceptional color and black-and white prints on many substrates with 8 HP Vivid Photo Inks.
Count on advanced color management features backed by HP reliability and easy operation.
Outstanding speed
HP Double Swath Technology provides breakthrough speed and performance. The
HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer includes two sets of four HP 771 DesignJet
Printheads, creating a wide print swath—up to 1.67-inches/42.5 mm—and a high firing
frequency to deliver prints with amazing speed. Eight bi-color printheads feature 1,056 nozzles
per color, 1,200 nozzles per inch, and small drop volumes for top photo quality.
The HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) allows you to print at top speeds and still
get great output results. This breakthrough technology improves paper-advance control and
accuracy, so the printer can print at higher speeds across multiple environmental conditions
without impairing image quality.
High productivity
Meet demanding requests and deliver high-impact prints. Fast speeds and high processing
power help cut turnaround times. Achieve excellent image quality at production speeds.
Confidently print unattended with large ink cartridges and a take-up reel.
Amazing color
Consistently achieve accurate colors using advanced HP technologies with complete coverage
of FOGRA gamuts. Generate custom ICC profiles with the embedded spectrophotometer with
i1 color technology from X-Rite. Print from your favorite design applications or through RIPs.
The HP Designjet Utility lets you easily navigate through color management, printing, and
job-management workflows and the HP Color Center provides easy-to-use, step-by-step
instructions on how to add new media and calibrate the printer. Plus, the HP DesignJet Z6800
printer’s accounting tool allows you to easily track supplies use by job, while the job submitter
tool lets you submit your HP-RTL, HP-GL/2, CALS G4, PostScript®, PDF, TIFF, EPS, and JPEG files
directly to the printer.
HP Vivid Photo Inks
Three shades of black HP ink produce outstanding optical density and smooth transitions.
Deliver durable prints that stand the test of time. HP 771 Printheads are designed to achieve
precise, accurate placement of smaller drops at high speed. Each printhead prints two colors of
ink with 1,056 nozzles per color.
Using HP chromatic red ink, your HP Designjet printing system provides the broad color gamut
needed to produce vibrant color and deep, rich blacks and to achieve true photo-realistic image
High, uniform gloss provides the professional finish. With a wide range of blacks and grays
with smooth, subtle transitions, true gray neutrality, and rich black density, you can produce
remarkable black-and-white prints. And these prints provide lasting results with exceptional
print permanence indoors in-window and away from direct sun.

6 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.
7 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


Model size:
60 in
Speed specifications
Print time color image ISO N5 (best, D glossy paper):
3.2 min/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D glossy paper):
2.1 min/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (draft, D coated paper):
18 sec/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D coated paper):
1.5 min/page
Print speed
1500 ft²/hr
(Mechanical printing time. Printed in Fast mode, on HP Bright White Inkjet Paper (Bond) with HP Photo Inks.)
Memory specifications
Memory, standard:
64 GB (virtual)
Hard disk:
Standard, 320 GB

Print quality (best)
Color: Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi
Print technology:
HP Thermal Inkjet
Number of print cartridges:
8 (chromatic red, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light gray, light magenta, matte black, photo black)
Ink types:
Guaranteed minimum line width:
0.0026 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))
Line accuracy:
Color accuracy:
Median < 1.25 dE2000, 95% of colors < 2.75 dE2000
Color stability:
< 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes
Print repeatability:
Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.25 dE2000
Maximum optical density (black):
4.5 L* min/2.31 D
Paper handling
Finished output 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
Media sizes standard (sheets, rolls):
11 to 60-in rolls
Roll external diameter:
6.7 in
Media thickness:
Up to 22 mil
HP ePrint capability:
Printing path:
Printer driver, HP Embedded Web Server
Connectivity, standard:
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Print languages:
Power and operating requirements
Power consumption:
270 watts (printing); < 48 watts (ready); < 5.3 watts (sleep); < 0.3 watts (off)
Operating temperature range
41 to 104ºF
(5 to 40ºC )
Operating humidity range:
20 to 80% RH
Dimensions and weight
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H):
95.7 x 27.2 x 53.9 in
419 lb
What’s included
One-year limited hardware warranty
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
Software included:
Printer driver
HP Designjet Utility including HP Color Center

Exceptional image quality that increases your offering

Retail POP/POS
Create appealing advertising posters, displays, window graphics and backlits, that can influence shoppers’ decisions. High-quality printing on a wide variety of media can help you gain a competitive edge.
Professional Photography and Digital Fine Art
Produce dazzling fine art reproductions for galleries and artists with high-quality digital printing. Long lifespan and fade resistance keep prints in top viewing condition on a range of printing materials from canvas to high-end
professional photo and fine art papers.
Maps and Orthophotos
Communicate clearly with excellent image and line quality on all your prints from drawings to satellite
and aerial photos, maps, and more.
Exhibition and Event Graphics
Grab attention at exhibitions and events with eye-catching top-quality graphics. Print a variety of applications, from roll-up banners and popup banners to backlit signs and posters, with outstanding print quality.

Renderings, Posters and Presentations
Print large-format drawings, schematics, renderings, and presentations with great ease, speed, sharp details and vibrant quality-all at low running costs.

Line Drawings
Print anything from simple CAD drawings to complex color documents with high speed and outstanding image quality. Bring your vision to life with drawings full of fine detail, enabled by precise
line accuracy.


HP-certified RIP solutions
The HP DesignJet Z6600 Production Printer and the HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer offer an exceptional range of HP-certified third-party RIP solutions and workflow products whatever your application needs that will help you meet to your essential performance expectations.
Learn more at hp.com/go/DesignJetRIPs.
Trust HP Services
HP DesignJet Support Services offer solutions for business critical environments — installation, extended
support and maintenance, as well as variety of value-added services.
For more information, please visit hp.com/go/DesignJetsupport.
HP Vivid Photo Inks
Use HP Vivid Photo Inks and printheads to experience consistent high-quality and reliable performance
that enable less downtime and increased productivity. These critical printing system components are
designed and engineered together to provide optimized efficiency, a wide color gamut, and prints with over200 years fade resistance.7 For more information, visit hp.com/go/OriginalHPinks.
For the entire HP Large Format Printing Materials portfolio, please see HPLFMedia.com.


8 Display permanence rating for interior displays/away from direct sunlight, under glass by HP Image ermanence Lab and/or by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. on a range of HP media. See HPLFMedia.com.

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