The HP DeskJet 500C is a color inkjet printer. MSRP is $1095.
- Personal printer – inkjet – color
- up to 120 char/sec – letter quality
- PCL 3 control language
- 8.5″ by 14″ minimum paper size
- envelopes, glossy paper, plain paper, transparencies
- 100 sheets tray capacity
- 300 dpi
- two font cartridges are available for the DeskJet 500C.
- Parallel, serial
The HP Deskjet 500C is the first color printer on the market. The printer cannot print color photographs but it can handle logos and highlighting etc. Print speeds are slower than the HP LaserJet but those printers are more expensive.
The printer cannot be left idle for long periods of time s the prints will become clogged, Windows XP has a color printer test page feature than can help make sure ink is flowing smoothly.
The printers had external power supply which is typical for appliances lately.