For designers and CAD professionals, the HP DesignJet 100 is a robust inkjet printer and plotter for putting designs on paper quickly and efficiently. Its affordable price and low-cost HP 100 ink will save money over the long run, reducing the costs of HP ink cartridges
. Print speed is fast, though its design will be too bulky for some small offices.
In order to handle the wide formats that it supports, the 100 takes up a fairly wide footprint as well. It measures 18.3 inches by 46.9 inches by 21.5 inches and weighs 43.6 pounds with each ink cartridge
installed. Users planning to use it with paper rolls will want to use it on a stand, which takes up more height. The unit connects via USB or parallel cable, but a networking upgrade is available as well by adding an internal Jetdirect card. The 100plus model includes networking out of the box, and the 100ps model has better post-script support.
There is a 100-sheet input tray for single-sheet sizes up to 24.5x64 inches and a front bypass that supports the same sizes. For paper rolls or thicker media, users should use the rear path. Print speed is up to 11 pages per minute and print quality is very sharp, thanks to the 1200x600 dpi resolution.
Printer ink costs are kept low. HP 100 ink cartridges are very affordably-priced, like HP C4795 ink
. The large capacity of DesignJet 100 ink cartridges also means a low cost per page for the user that makes it a very economical machine. Using third-party compatible DesignJet 100 ink is the best option for paying the smallest amount of money possible for supplies.
The HP 100 is certainly not for everyone, but for CAD professionals and those who need to print on very wide formats, it is an excellent value that will provide fast and reliable printing on a wide range of media types and sizes, and low-cost HP 100 ink will save users money.