HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer

High-definition prints, fast and secure. More quality with fewer inks.

HP DesignJet Z6 PS Printer

The Z6 is for professional photographers, graphic designers, and print service providers who want to create high-impact indoor prints consistently and accurately.

Identify details more clearly and see high-contrast color with new high-definition HP printheads. In addition, HP Pixel Control enables smooth gradients, and the integrated vertical trimmer streamlines finishing.

The DesignJet Z6 series handles complex files and secures your printers/data and is available as either a 24-inch or a 44-inch printer. 




Clearly distinguish subtle details

Read details more clearly and see high-contrast color with new high-definition HP printheads.

No need for light inks with HP's dual drop technology.

Get smooth gradients, even for challenging color combinations, with HP Pixel Control.

Work with water- and fade-resistant prints, indoors and out, with HP Vivid Photo Inks.


Work without delays

Handle even the most complex files with powerful processing architecture and the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

Cut maps to different sizes in fewer steps with the first printer including an integrated vertical trimmer.

Print up to 20% faster with 2400 nozzle-per-inch, high-definition HP printheads.

Spend less time on media changes and adjustments with dual roll support and automatic roll switching.


World's most secure large-format printer

Protect printers/data from unauthorized access with HP Secure Boot, whitelisting, and encrypted hard disk.

Protect documents, and preserve the confidentiality with authentication solutions like PIN printing, card readers

Secure your printers with HP JetAdvantage Security Manager; manage your fleet remotely with HP Web Jetadmin.


HP DesignJet Z6 Printer Series

Get more quality with fewer inks for high-definition output.

Get a Personalized HP Designjet Z6 PS Quote

Get a bundle with a Z6 printer, paper, ink, and more. 

Handle complex files with powerful processing architecture and the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

Print up to 20% faster with 2400 nozzle-per-inch HP printheads. Cut maps to different sizes in fewer steps with an integrated vertical trimmer.


HP DesignJet Z6 PS Tech Specs

Product Name    HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer series

AIO Functions    Print

Accessories    CN538A HP DesignJet 3-in Core Adapter;G6H51B HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner;G6H50B HP SD Pro 44-in Scanner;N7P47AA HP USB 3.0 to Gigabit LAN Adapter;CQ783A HP DesignJet 24-in Spindle;Q6709A HP DesignJet 44-in Spindle;1QF38A HP DesignJet 44-in Take-up Reel

Acoustic Power Emissions (active, printing)    6.0-6.3 B(A) (operating), 5.1 B(A) (idle), <3.4 B(A) (sleep)

Acoustic Pressure Emissions    42-45 dB(A) (operating), 33 dB(A) (idle), <16 dB(A) (sleep)

Color Stability    < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes[7]

Connectivity, Std    Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) (802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified interface for direct printing from USB flash drive

Copyright Notice    © Copyright 2022 HP Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Dynamic security    Dynamic security enabled printer

Ecolabels    ENERGY STAR® qualified
Electromagnetic Emission Standard    Compliant with Class B requirements, including: USA (FCC rules), Canada (ICES), EU (EMC Directive), Australia (ACMA), New Zealand (RSM), China (CCC), Japan (VCCI), Korea (KCC), South Africa (SABS)

Energy Star Certified    Yes

Environmental Certifications    ENERGY STAR; ErP; WEEE; RoHS (EU, China, Korea, India); REACH; EPEAT

Hard Disk    500 GB self-encrypting

Image Legal Disclaimer    Product image may differ from the actual product

Ink Drop    7/3 pl dual-drop weight (M, C, PK); 6 pl single-drop weight (Y, CR, MK)

Ink Types    Pigment-based

Line Accuracy    ±0.1%[5]

Manufacturer Warranty    One-year limited hardware warranty

Maximum Optical Density (black)    4 L* min/2.5 D[7]

Media Handling, Document Finishing    Single-roll: Roll feed, rear sheet feed, media output bin, automatic horizontal cutter; Dual-roll: Two automatic roll feeds, smart roll-switching, top sheet feed, media output bin, automatic horizontal cutter and vertical trimmer (cuts all HP Z-series printer-qualified media, including most canvas)
Media Sizes Custom (imperial)    24-in: 8.3 x 11 to 24 x 66 in; 44-in: 8.3 x 11 to 44 x 66 in
Media Sizes Custom (metric)    24-in: 210 x 279 to 610 x 1676 mm; 44-in: 210 x 279 to 1118 x 1676 mm

Media Sizes Standard (imperial Rolls)    24-in: 11 to 24-in; 44-in: 11 to 44-in

Media Thickness (by paper path)    Up to 31.5 mil

Media Thickness (metric)    Up to 0.8 mm

Media Types    Photographic, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, backlit

Media Weight Recommended (metric)    80 to 500 g/m²

Media sizes standard (metric rolls)    24-in: 279 to 610-mm; 44-in: 279 to 1118-mm

Minimum Line Width (imperial)    0.0031 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))[6]

Minimum Line Width (metric)    0.08 mm (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))[6]

Mobile Printing Capability    Direct print from mobile apps on iOS, Android and Chrome OS; email printing with HP ePrint and HP Smart app for iOS and Android.

Monthly Printed Pages (facet)    Very frequently

Network Ready    Standard

Non-Printable Area (imperial cut-sheet)    0.2 x 0.67 x 0.2 x 0.2 in

Non-Printable Area (metric cut-sheet)    5 x 17 x 5 x 5 mm

Non-printable Area Roll Media (imperial)    0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in (borderless on selected media[3], or on all media with V-Trimmer[4])

Non-printable Area Roll Media (metric)    5 x 5 x 5 x 5 mm (borderless on selected media[3], or on all media with V-Trimmer[4])

Operating Humidity Range    20 to 80% RH
Operating Temperature Range (celsius)    5 to 40ºC

Operating Temperature Range (fahrenheit)    41 to 104ºF

Package Dimensions (imperial)    24-in: 56.7 x 30.2 x 28.3 in; 44-in: 76.8 x 30.2 x 28.3 in

Package Dimensions (metric)    24-in: 1440 x 766 x 718 mm; 44-in: 1950 x 766 x 718 mm

Package Weight (imperial)    214-291 lb

Package Weight (metric)    97-132 kg

Power Consumption Description    <100 W (printing); <32 W (ready); <6.5 W (sleep); 0.1 W (off)

Power Supply Required    Input voltage (auto ranging): 100-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±3 Hz), 2 A max

Primary Applications (facet)    Advertising posters, roll-ups, and banners; Design and illustrations; Maps; Indoor signage; Décor

Print Cartridge Volume Delivered (metric)    HP 746 Ink Cartridge: cyan, magenta, chromatic red, yellow, matte black, photo black (300 ml)

Print Cartridge, Color(s)    Cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, chromatic red
Print Cartridges, Number    6 (cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, chromatic red)

Print Head Nozzles    2112 per color; 12,672 in total

Print Heads    3 universal printheads (valid for all colors)

Print Languages, Standard    Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.7, TIFF, JPEG, CALS G4, HP-GL/2, HP-RTL

Print Repeatability    Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000[7]

Print Resolution Color (best)    Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Print Speed (imperial)    24-in:; Fast: 720 ft²/hr on plain media; Normal: 164 ft²/hr on coated media; Best: 85 ft²/hr on glossy media; 44-in:; Fast: 866 ft²/hr on plain media; Normal: 202 ft²/hr on coated media; Best: 104 ft²/hr on glossy media[1]
Print Speed (metric)    24-in:; Fast: 66.9 m²/hr on plain media; Normal: 15.2 m²/hr on coated media; Best: 7.9 m²/hr on glossy media; 44-in:; Fast: 80.5 m²/hr on plain media; Normal: 18.8 m²/hr on coated media; Best: 9.7 m²/hr on glossy media[1]

Print Speed Color Image (best, Glossy Paper)    9.7 m²/hr[1]

Print Speed Color Image (best, Glossy Paper)    104 ft²/hr[1]

Print Speed Color Image (normal, Coated Paper)    18.8 m²/hr[1]

Print Speed Color Image (normal, Coated Paper)    202 ft²/hr[1]

Print Technology    HP Thermal Inkjet

Printer Drivers Included    Raster and PostScript drivers for Windows and macOS; PDF driver for Windows 8 and above

Printing Path    Apple AirPrint, direct printing from USB flash drive, email printing, HP Click, HP driver for macOS, HP driver for Windows, HP driver for Linux, printing support for Chrome OS, HP Print Service Plugin for Android, HP Smart app for iOS and Android, HP SmartStream

Product Dimensions (imperial)    24-in: 50.9 x 27.4 x 39.3 in; 44-in: 71 x 27.4 x 39.3 in

Product Dimensions (metric)    24-in: 1293 x 695 x 998 mm; 44-in: 1802 x 695 x 998 mm

Product Logos    Adobe PostScript 3; Adobe PDF Print Engine 4; ENERGY STAR; EPEAT; Gold IPv6 Ready; HP Pixel Control; Mac; PANTONE Digital Color; Windows 10 Compatible

Product Type (facet)    High-impact Graphics Printers

Recommended Media    Q6581A HP Universal Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper (FSC® certified)[10] (Recyclable)[11] 1067 mm x 30.5 m (42 in x 100 ft);E4J57A HP Artist Matte Canvas 1118 mm x 15.2 m (44 in x 50 ft);C6569C HP Heavyweight Coated Paper (FSC® certified)[10] (Recyclable)[11] 1067 mm x 30.5 m (42 in x 100 ft);CH025A HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene, 2 Pack (Recyclable)[11] 1067 mm x 30.5 m (42 in x 100 ft);CG460B HP Premium Matte Photo Paper (FSC® certified)[10] (Recyclable)[11] 914 mm x 30.5 m (36 in x 100 ft)

Roll External Diameter    135 mm

Roll External Diameter (imperial)    5.3 in

Safety Approvals and Requirements    USA and Canada (CSA certified); EU (LVD and EN 60950-1 compliant); Russia, Belarus, Khazakstan (EAC); Singapore (PSB); China (CCC); Argentina (IRAM); India (BIS)
Security Features    HP Secure Boot, Whitelisting, Role Based Access Control, SNMPv3, HTTPS, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall, Certificates management, 802.1X, TLS 1.0/1.1/1.2, HP Web Jetadmin compatible, HP JetAdvantage Security Manager compatible, Secure Disk erase (DoD 5220.22-M), Secure File erase, self-encrypted HDD, PIN printing

Segment (facet)    Business

Software Included    HP Click printing software, HP PrintOS, HP Web Jetadmin, HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center, HP Partner Link, HP JetAdvantage Security Manager (optional), HP SmartStream (optional), HP SmartTracker (optional)

Standard Media Sizes Supported (metric)    24-in: A4, A3, A2, A1; 44-in: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0

Standard Memory    128 GB (virtual)[8]
Storage Temperature Range (celsius)    -25 to 55ºC

Storage Temperature Range (fahrenheit)    -13 to 131ºF

Sub Brand (facet)    DesignJet

Subcategory (facet)    Large format

Supported Applications, Primary    Banners; Exhibition and event graphics; Light boxes - film; Maps; Orthophotos; Point of sale/display; Posters

Sustainable Impact Specifications    30% post-consumer recycled plastic; Free, convenient HP ink cartridge and printhead recycling with HP Planet Partners; Highest WIR Print Permanence Ratings in the Industry; Compatible with FSC®-certified HP large format printing materials and HP Recycled Satin Canvas, and a range of recyclable HP media with a take-back program; ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® registered

Taxonomy (facet)    Large Format Printers/ Plotters

Tech Spec Footnote 01    [1] Maximum rate of output for color image 100% color coverage. Printed on maximum roll size, with Original HP Vivid Photo Inks.

Tech Spec Footnote 02    [2] Mechanical printing time with Original HP Vivid Photo Inks. Measured on a 44-in printer.

Tech Spec Footnote 03    [3] Borderless printing available on photo gloss, photo satin, polypropylene, and backlit roll media.

Tech Spec Footnote 04    [4] Except self-adhesive vinyls and non-cuttable media.

Tech Spec Footnote 05    [5] ±0.1% of the specified vector length or ±0.2 mm (whichever greater) at 23ºC (73ºF), 50-60% relative humidity, on A0/E HP Matte Film in Best or Normal mode with HP Vivid Photo Inks.

Tech Spec Footnote 06    [6] Measured on HP Matte Film.

Tech Spec Footnote 07    [7] With HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper with HP Vivid Photo Inks.

Tech Spec Footnote 08    [8] Based on 4 GB RAM.

Tech Spec Footnote 09    [9] Not included in the box for 24-in models.

Tech Spec Footnote 10    [10] BMG trademark license code FSC®-C115319, see http://www.fsc.org . HP trademark license code FSC®-C017543, see http://www.fsc.org . Not all FSC®-certified products are available in all regions.
Tech Spec Footnote 11    [11] Recyclable HP papers can be recycled through commonly available recycling programs, or according to region-specific practices, or can be returned through the HP Large Format Media take-back program. Recycling programs may not exist in your area. See http://www.HPLFMedia.com/hp/ecosolutions for details.
Technology    Ink
Technology Logo, Print 01    AHID/b504e7ab8574fb23f7819bf5367141da989eb4bc
Technology Logo, Print 02    AHID/dd10df59ca167ea78eeef7e5b2e698a795b131d7
Technology Logo, Print 03    AHID/95142d0f2ba4b6d45a004d774f64f5f379ea070e
Technology Logo, Print 04    AHID/e5bbc17ff8bd420d476680a16286b14b6d530dde
Technology Logo, Print 05    AHID/93a68b8d94fd3b1ed6cdc04da868ac9d4e2a7fdd
Technology Logo, Print 06    AHID/9ddc4d39a4d801bf3cd4eee32ed420a3ec519fdf
Technology Logo, Print 07    AHID/2f8f66942d9deaefadcb1b41e21cb94f105050b2
Technology Logo, Print 08    AHID/50f2579767f95971e279228282cc0452a86d8bf2
Technology Logo, Print 09    AHID/1a4faf2434b8597844c53dfe0c37e073c5d0aa79

Theoretical Minimum Line Width (imperial)    0.0008 in (PDF addressable @ 1200 dpi)

Theoretical Minimum Line Width (metric)    0.02 mm (PDF addressable @ 1200 dpi)

Weight (imperial)    145-211 lb

Weight (metric)    66-96 kg

What Is In The Box    HP DesignJet Z6 PostScript Printer, printheads, introductory ink cartridges, printer stand and media bin, spindle, 3-in core adapter[9], quick reference guide, setup poster, power cord



Certain HP printers are intended to work only with cartridges that have a new or reused HP chip or electronic circuitry. These printers use dynamic security measures to block cartridges using a non-HP chip or electronic circuitry. Periodic firmware updates will maintain the effectiveness of these measures and block cartridges that previously worked. Reused HP chips and electronic circuitry enable the use of reused, remanufactured, and refilled cartridges.

Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network (usually Wi-Fi access points bridge wireless to wired connections) or have a direct wireless connection. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an Internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area.

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