HP C8856A ink cartridge
HP Scanning Imagers 500R/800R
HP Scanning Imager 500R
HP Scanning Imager 800R
The HP Scanning Imagers 500R and 800R offer OEMs a
proven, versatile, color inkjet printer platform that minimizes
development costs and effort, and speeds time-to-market.
The HP Scanning Imager 500R (Q2287L) and Scanning
Imager 800R (Q2288L) offer a proven, compact, printer
development platform that uses advanced color thermal
inkjet technology (TIJ). HP Scanning Imagers and
software are perfect for OEMs who:
• Develop customized solutions for specialized
commercial applications that require short run,
print-on-demand, high-quality color printing.
• Want a cost-effective flexible development platform
already tested and validated with HP’s proven expertise.
• Value the advantages of TIJ and the competitive
edge that comes from partnering with a recognized
technology leader.
Flexibility of design and a range of components combine
to provide the functionality you and your customers need.
This is a compact, easy-to-integrate printing solution.
Choice of print zone sizes
The Scanning Imager 500R is designed with a 5-inch
print zone, which is ideal for compact, specialized
printing of smaller media, such as labels and CD/DVDs.
Customized media path development is left to the OEM.
The Scanning Imager 800R has an 8.5-inch print zone,
which supports a wider range of media sizes. This device
is especially suitable for applications that use larger
media, such as point-of-purchase signage. The Scanning
Imager 800R includes a standard media path, but
OEMs can replace it with their own custom media path.
Reliable HP print mechanisms
Both of these scanning imagers include:
Scanning print mechanism
Two print cartridge stalls
Cartridge service station
Media feed shaft with motor assembly and a
mechanical interface for an OEM-supplied media path
The imagers are quiet, compact and designed to provide
easy access to the print cartridges. They are capable of
excellent print speeds across a variety of applications.
The Scanning Imager 800R also includes a product shell,
which can be replaced to meet OEM requirements.
Proven HP electronics
The Scanning Imager 500R and Scanning Imager
800R use tested and validated HP application-specific
integrated circuits (ASICs) for the imaging pipeline,
motor control, and host interfaces.
To provide flexibility for addressing an OEM’s application
requirements, these devices are designed with flash ROM
for microcode storage. By utilizing the flash ROM, OEMs
can configure the printer for its unique operational flows
and manage firmware upgrades more efficiently.
These devices support user interface and ease-of-use
features, such as a print cancellation button and print
speed/quality selection switches, and OEMs can choose
which features they want to implement.
HP Scanning Imagers 500R and 800R combine advanced color
inkjet technology with a versatile software driver to help OEMs
achieve a competitive edge.
Customizable software driver
To facilitate quick integration, HP designed a software
driver for the Scanning Imagers 500R and 800R that
permits extensive OEM customization. OEMs can modify
media path control, as well as system operational flows,
to handle their unique media path and printing process
requirements. Print modes and color maps can be
optimized to meet media requirements, as well as
product performance and print quality specifications.
The driver can also be tailored to present a feature-rich
user interface (with or without OEM brand identity) or
a simplified driver that offers only the functions required
for the application, such as:
• Print-quality controls to balance speed versus resolution
• Media type and copy selection
• Layout controls (orientation, size, scaling, mirror
Versatile, economic, high-quality print cartridges
The HP Scanning Imagers 500R and 800R are designed
to work with HP 56 (black) and HP 57 (tri-color) PhotoQuality print cartridges. These print cartridges offer all
the advantages of HP’s latest inkjet technology. Hundreds
of tiny nozzles, firing up to 18 kHz, allow high-quality
printing at high speeds.
Small drop size and precise ink drop placement produce
consistently superb image and text quality in color and
black-and-white on a wide variety of media.
HP Photo-Quality print cartridges
image, and borderless printing)
• Color controls and grayscale printing
• Print status and ink status indicators
Scanning Imager 800R w/o paper path and product shell
Outstanding color print quality
The Scanning Imager 500R and Scanning Imager 800R
offer HP PhotoREt III four-color ink systems.
HP PhotoREt III – HP’s photo resolution enhancement
technology uses four-color printing to provide an optimal
combination of print quality and performance that is
suitable for most applications. This technology combines
a pigment-based black print cartridge with a dye-based
tri-color (CMY) print cartridge to produce high-quality
images and crisp, laser-like text.
Depending on the media, this system can achieve
outstanding lightfastness and fade resistance for up to
60+ years.
HP’s Photo-Quality print cartridges offer:
• Exceptional print quality—the small drop size
provides high-resolution black-and-white and color
prints over a wide range of media.
• Superior photo quality—the four-color ink system
produces long-lasting, brilliant colors.
• Compact design—low-profile packaging saves
space, so companies can build smaller products.
• Proven reliability—HP’s worldwide recognition for
product quality, reliability, and service creates a
winning combination for our OEM partners.
• Ease-of-use—simple, quick replacement minimizes
• Economical output—efficient ink delivery system
provides a low cost-per-page advantage.
When purchased in volume, these cartridges can be
customized, extending the range of an OEM’s product
offerings with proven high-quality HP technology.
HP engineering expertise and support
HP works with you to quickly adapt and customize these
scanning imagers to meet your particular market needs
for specialized application printers.These products provide
a high return on investment compared to standard
consumer printing platforms.
HP Scanning Imagers 500R/800R
Scanning imager technical specifications
HP Scanning Imager 500R
HP Scanning Imager 800R
Print cartridges
Four-color system: HP 56 (C8856A) plus HP 57 (C8857A)
Four-color system: HP 56 (C8856A) plus HP 57 (C8857A)
Scanning print zone
Print resolution
5.0 in.
Black: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Color: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
8.5 in.
Black: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Color: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
Print speed (draft mode)*
Up to 5 in./sec
Up to 4 in./sec
USB 1.1, parallel, GPIO
USB 1.1, parallel, GPIO
Design life
Operating system
Power requirements
Power consumption (avg. printing)
Power supply requirements
Recommended operating conditions
Non-operating conditions
Dimensions (w x d x h)
60,000 pages
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
60,000 pages
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
32 VDC and 16 VDC
32 VDC and 16 VDC
Input: 100 - 240 V~, 50/60 Hz, 1 A RMS maximum
Output: 32 VDC, 700 mA, 16 VDC 625 mA
Input: 100 - 240 V~, 50/60 Hz, 1 A RMS maximum
Output: 32 VDC, 700 mA, 16 VDC 625 mA
22 W maximum
15 to 35° C, 20% to 80% RH
-40 to 70° C
14.0 in. x 7.25 in. x 5.25 in.
355.6 mm x 184.2 mm x 133.4 mm
6.2 lb/2.8 kg
22 W maximum
15 to 35° C, 20% to 80% RH
-40 to 70° C
17.7 in. x 14.6 in. x 5.7 in.
448.8 mm x 370.5 mm x 145.0 mm
11.7 lb/5.3 kg
* Based on HP IPG consumer printing speed tests. Speed results vary based on image type and pipeline. See http://www.hp.com/products1/inkjetprinter/printing_speed_contentonly.html
Print cartridge technical specifications
HP 56 Black Inkjet
Print Cartridge
Ink type
Nozzle count
Print swath
Maximum firing frequency
Avg. drop volume
Avg. delivered ink (ccs)
Print cartridge yields
Dimensions (w x d x h)
Recommended operating conditions
Shipping/storage conditions
(in original packaging only)
HP 57 Tri-color Inkjet
Print Cartridge
Black pigmented
aqueous ink
Cyan, magenta, and yellow
dye-based aqueous ink
300 (3 x 100)
1200 dpi
.35 in.
18 kHz
16 pl
19 ml
450 pages of 5% density
48.1 mm x 31.0 mm x 46.1 mm
15 to 35° C, 20% to 80% RH
Approx. -5° C to 40° C, 5% to 95% RH
300 dpi
.33 in.
18 kHz
5 pl
17 ml
391 pages of 15% density
48.1 mm x 31.0 mm x 46.1 mm
15 to 35° C, 20% to 80% RH
Approx. -5° C to 40° C, 5% to 95% RH
HP Scanning Imagers 500R/800R
Frequently asked questions
of the HP Scanning Imagers
Companies who develop, manufacture and market commercial applications that call for short-run, print-on-demand, high-quality color and
black-and-white printing.
What are their key
• Flexible design Choose from a range of components and customizable software features to quickly develop the solution that best meets your needs.
Who are the intended users
500R and 800R?
• State-of-the-art technology Uses HP’s most advanced thermal inkjet technology (TIJ) to produce superior print quality and economical results.
• Shortened time to market Provides hardware and software that are already tested and validated by a recognized industry leader.
• Higher return on investment Components will remain available through October 2013.
• HP support Offers tools and services to make the most of your expertise in vertical market applications and HP’s expertise in thermal inkjet technology.
What are the advantages of HP
Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Technology?
• Cost-effective Requires no warm-up cycle and no downtime. When it’s time to replace a print cartridge, replace only the one that’s needed.
• Easy to use No special training is required to operate and maintain thermal inkjet printers. The print cartridge design allows it to be snapped in
and out for easy replacement.
• Fast Hundreds of tiny nozzles firing at a high frequency allow high-quality printing at high speeds.
• Reliable TIJ is less sensitive to air bubbles in the firing chamber than other printing technologies, avoiding print quality problems and delays
caused by trapped air.
• Flexible Supports a wide variety of media.
• High quality TIJ places smaller drops more accurately, producing consistently superb image and text quality.
• Environmentally responsible With thermal inkjet, there is no need for service technicians qualified to handle volatile solvents, and no noxious fumes.
• Lower cost of ownership A thermal inkjet printer can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars less than other printing equipment,
reducing the market entry cost.
Why choose HP?
HP is the worldwide leader in imaging and printing technologies. We bring our innovative, reliable, environmentally-responsible, and
easy-to-use solutions to a variety of industrial markets. As pioneers of thermal inkjet printing, HP knows the technology inside and out.
Ordering information
Contact information
Product number
HP product
To discuss inkjet technology OEM opportunities with HP:
HP Scanning Imager 800R
• Mail your inquiry to:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Specialty Printing Systems
Mailstop 66-654
16399 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127, USA
HP Scanning Imager 500R
HP Scanning Imager 500R/800R Software License
Universal Power Supply
HP 56 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge
HP 57 Tri-color Inkjet Print Cartridge
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