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HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 colour M551dn New

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 colour M551dn
Elevate your business with high-quality colour, manageability and expandability.
Affordable, business-enhancing colour from an HP LaserJet that's easy to manage and use. Produce professional-quality colour marketing materials and more. Maximise your investment with expandability options. Count on HP for energy-saving features.
  • FREE 3 YEAR WARRANTY – claim yours here
  • HP Easy colour and PANTONE colours
  • Media Sizes: Up to A4
  • USB & Ethernet connectivity
  • Up to 1,100-sheet capacity
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  • Make your business look its best with high-performance colour.

    • Create marketing materials with realistic colour and crisp detail thanks to PANTONE® colour matching and HP Easy Color.
    • Increase colour accuracy with HP ImageREt 3600 and HP ColorSphere toner technology.
    • Achieve low-cost, high-quality printing right out of the box, with a complete set of cartridges – on average, nearly two times more black toner and more than two times the colour toner of leading competitors[1].
    • Print black text affordably, using an optional high-capacity black print cartridge[2],[3].
  • Invest in a printer that's as easy to use as it is to manage.

    • Manage jobs directly from the printer’s four-line colour control panel, and easily print from a USB flash drive[4].
    • Make printing as mobile as you are with HP ePrint – now you can print from virtually anywhere[5].
    • Keep confidential information secure by requiring a PIN to retrieve print jobs and protect data with the HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk[6].
    • Easily control colour usage with HP Color Access Control, and proactively manage printing environments with industry-leading HP Web Jetadmin.
  • Take advantage of inventive expandability options.

    • Easily update, manage and extend printer capabilities, using HP FutureSmart Firmware.
    • Take advantage of the HP Solutions Business Partners programme, enabling you to access HP certified solutions from industry-leading partners.
    • Incorporate optional productivity and security solutions easily, using the hardware integration pocket[4],[7].
    • Improve productivity: this workhorse colour laser printer gives you up to 1,100-sheet capacity to save time and complete large print jobs without reloading[8].
  • Enjoy outstanding energy and paper savings.

    • Reduce energy use by 19% to 66% by setting the Auto-On/Auto-Off mode[9]. Save even more energy with Instant-on Technology[10] which speeds warm-up and cool-down times.
    • Save time with convenient cartridge installation, and get free, easy cartridge recycling[11].
    • Conserve resources and get up to 50% paper-savings using automatic two-sided printing[4].
  • [1] Based on the amount of black and colour toner that ships with the printer, and the majority of top competitive printers by market share as reported by Gap Intelligence as of 8/1/11.
  • [2] Compared with HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015 series. Assuming customer is printing at least 30 percent of total pages in colour with content similar to the colour ISO/IEC 19798 test suite ( and overall average job length of three pages. Yields established using ISO/IEC test standards. Actual yields and costs vary considerably depending on images printed, number of colour pages printed, and other factors.
  • [3] The HP 500X Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge not included; please purchase separately.
  • [4] Automatic two-sided printing, walk-up USB and hardware integration pocket available only on the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551dn printer and HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551xh printer.
  • [5] Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents, and image types, see And for additional solutions, see
  • [6] The HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk available only on the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551xh printer.
  • [7] Solutions deployed through the hardware integration pocket may require additional purchase.
  • [8] The 1 x 500 sheet feeder may be purchased separately for the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551n and dn. Additional tray can be added to n and dn models only.
  • [9] Energy saving based on internal HP testing of Auto-On/Auto-Off setting compared to default setting. Minimum savings based on a 45-minute sleep delay. Maximum savings based on a 1-minute sleep delay. Actual results may vary.
  • [10] Compared with products that use traditional fusing.
  • [11] Programme availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world through the HP Planet Partners programme. For more information, or to request return envelopes and bulk collection boxes, visit

Technical details

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 colour M551dn

Supported Operating Systems
Compatible operating systems
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2+), Windows Server 2003 (SP1+), Windows Server 2008 (all 32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6
    Citrix and Windows Terminal Services (see System Administrator’s Guide at, Documentation tab for latest support)
    Novell (see for latest support)
    Linux (see
    UNIX (see,, and
    SAP device types (see and
Advanced Features
Printer smart software features
  • HP ePrint, Mopria-certified, HP FutureSmart Firmware, HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology, Walk-up USB, Hardware Integration Pocket, Two-Sided Printing
  • ARM Cortex™-A8
Processor speed
  • 800 MHz
Printer Specifications
Automatic paper sensor
  • No
Duplex printing
  • Automatic (standard)
Duty cycle (monthly, A4)
  • Up to 75000 pages
Recommended monthly page volume
  • 1500 to 5000
Recommended monthly page volume note
  • HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
Duty cycle note
  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Envelope feeder
  • No
Hard disk
  • Standard, 8 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory card compatibility
  • None
Paper trays, maximum
  • 3
Paper trays, standard
  • 2
Print colours
  • Yes
Print languages
  • HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c (HP PCL 5c driver available from the Web only), HP Postscript Level 3 emulation, native PDF printing (v 1.4)
Printer management
  • HP Web Jetadmin
    HP SureSupply
    HP Utility (Mac)
Print technology
  • Laser
SureSupply note
  • HP SureSupply alerts you when your print cartridge is running low and helps you purchase online or locally through HP or a participating retailer. Only available with Original HP supplies
    Internet access required. To learn more, visit
SureSupply supported
  • Yes
Fonts and typefaces
  • 105 internal TrueType fonts scalable in HP PCL, 92 internal scalable fonts in HP Postscript Level 3 emulation (Euro symbol built-in)
    1 internal Unicode Fonts (Andale Mono WorldType)
    2 Internal Windows Vista® 8 Fonts (Calibri, Cambria)
    additional font solutions available via third-party flash memory cards
    HP LaserJet Fonts and IPDS Emulation available at
Printing Media Handling
Maximum input capacity (sheets)
  • Up to 1100 sheets
Input capacity
  • Up to 600 sheets
Standard input capacity (envelopes)
  • Up to 10
Finished output handling
  • Sheetfed
Media type and capacity, tray 1
  • sheets (75 g/m² paper): 100
    labels, transparencies, cardstock (163 g/m²): 50
    cardstock (216 g/m²): 30
    envelopes: 10
Media type and capacity, tray 2
  • sheets (75 g/m² paper): 500
    cardstock (163 g/m²): 200
    transparencies: 200
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
  • Up to 250 sheets
Output capacity
  • Up to 250 sheets
Standard output capacity (envelopes)
  • Up to 10 envelopes
Standard output capacity (transparencies)
  • Up to 100 sheets
Paper handling input, optional
  • Optional 500-sheet heavy media input tray 3
Paper handling input, standard
  • 100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2
Paper handling output, standard
  • 250-sheet output bin
Supported Printing Media
Recommended media weight (duplex)
  • 60 to 163 g/m² (automatic), 60 to 220 g/m² (manual)
Media sizes, custom
  • Tray 1: 76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm
    Tray 2: 102 x 148.5 to 216 x 297 mm
    Optional Tray 3: 148.5 x 216 to 210 x 356 mm
Standard media sizes (duplex)
  • A4
    B5 (JIS)
Media sizes supported
  • Tray 1: A4, RA4, A5, B5 (JIS), B6 (JIS), 10 x 15 cm, A6, envelopes (B5, C5 ISO, C6, DL ISO)
    Tray 2: A4, A5, B5 (JIS), B6 (JIS), 10 x 15 cm, A6
    Optional Tray 3: A4, A5, B5 (JIS)
Media size, tray 1
  • A4
    B5 (JIS)
    B6 (JIS)
    10 x 15 cm
    envelopes (B5
    C5 ISO
    DL ISO)
    76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm
Media size, tray 2
  • A4
    B5 (JIS)
    B6 (JIS)
    10 x 15 cm
    102 x 148.5 to 216 x 297 mm
Media size, tray 3
  • Optional Tray 3: A4
    B5 (JIS)
    148.5 x 216 to 210 x 356 mm
Media types
  • Paper (plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy) colour transparency, labels, letterhead, envelope, preprinted, prepunched, coloured, rough, opaque film, user-defined
Media weight, supported
  • Tray 1: 60 to 216 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
    Tray 2: 60 to 163 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
    Optional Tray 3: 60 to 176 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
Media weight (tray 1)
  • 60 to 216 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
Media weight (tray 2)
  • 60 to 163 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
Media weight (tray 3)
  • Optional Tray 3: 60 to 176 g/m² (plain paper), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy paper)
Print Area
Bottom margin (A4)
  • 2 mm absolute/5 mm assured image
Left margin (A4)
  • 2 mm absolute/5 mm assured image
Right margin (A4)
  • 2 mm absolute/5 mm assured image
Top margin (A4)
  • 2 mm absolute/5 mm assured image
Print Resolution
Print quality black (best)
  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Print quality black (normal)
  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Print quality color (best)
  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution technology
  • HP ImageREt 3600, Pantone Calibrated
Print Speed
Print speed duplex (A4)
  • Up to 29 ipm
Print speed black (normal, A4)
  • Up to 32 ppm
Print speed colour (normal, A4)
  • Up to 32 ppm
Print speed footnote
  • Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
Print Time
First page out black (A4, ready)
  • As fast as 11 sec
First page out color (A4, ready)
  • As fast as 11 sec
First page out footnote
  • Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver and document complexity.
Cartridges and Printheads
Page yield footnote
  • Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For more information, visit
Number of print cartridges
  • 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
Memory, standard
  • 1 GB (1024 MB)
Memory slots
  • None
Memory, maximum
  • 1 GB (1024 MB)
Memory upgrade
  • Not expandable
Display Specifications
  • 4-line LCD (colour graphics)
Connectivity and Communications
Wireless capability
  • Optional, enabled with purchase of a hardware accessory
Network ready
  • Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet)
Network capabilities
  • Via HP Jetdirect Ethernet embedded print server (standard) supports: 10Base-T, 100Base-Tx, 1000Base-T
    802.3az (EEE) support on Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet
    IPsec (standard)
    802.11b/g/n wireless networking (optional)
Network protocols, supported
  • IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall
    IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6
    IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print
    Other: NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, ePrint
Mobile printing capability
  • HP ePrint, Mopria-certified
Connectivity, optional
  • HP Jetdirect ew2500 Wireless Print Server J8021A, HP Jetdirect 2700w USB Wireless Print Server J8026A (available in early 2012)
Connectivity, standard
  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host port
    1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port
    1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network port
    1 Hardware Integration Pocket
    2 internal USB Host ports
    1 Hi-speed USB 2.0 host port for walk-up USB printing
HP ePrint capability
  • Yes
Battery and Power
  • Input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 Hz) 6 A
Power supply type
  • Built-in power supply
Power consumption (sleep)
  • 6.9 watts
Power consumption (auto-off)
  • 1 watt
Power consumption footnote
  • Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages
    this will damage the printer and void the product warranty. Power consumption in Auto-Off mode depends on customer network switch capability, user configuration and network activity. Off-mode power may vary while checking network packets for print jobs.
Power consumption (manual-off)
  • 0.3 watts
Power consumption
  • 605 watts (printing), 51 watts (standby), 6.9 watts (sleep), 1 watt (auto-off), 0.3 watts (manual-off)
    Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC): 4.053 kWh/Week
Power consumption (active)
  • 605 watts
System Requirements
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh
  • Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6
    150 MB available hard disk space
    operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see:
Minimum system requirements
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or higher), Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
    200 MB available hard disk space
    operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see
Security Management
Security management
  • Management security: SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WPA2-Enterprise, 802.1X authentication (EAP- PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall with Certificate, Pre-Shared Key Authentication, and Kerberos Authentication
    Support for WJA-10 IPsec Configuration using IPsec Plug-in
Software and Applications
Software included
  • Windows® Installer, HP PCL 6 discrete driver
    Mac Installer, Postscript driver
Driver updates
  • For a list of printer drivers and updated HP printer software go to
Rack and Power Specifications
Number of users
  • 5-15 Users
Typical electricity consumption (TEC) number
  • 4.053 kWh/Week
What's in the box
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551dn printer
    four preinstalled HP LaserJet toner cartridges (yield ~5,500 pages black and ~6,000 pages colour)
    toner collection unit
    in-box documentation (Getting Started Guide)
    software drivers and documentation on CD-ROM
    power cable
    HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server
    hardware integration pocket
    100-sheet multipurpose tray 1
    500-sheet input tray 2
    built-in automatic two-sided printing
    Walk-up USB printing Port
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 514 x 491 x 402 mm
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 600 x 500 x 725 mm
System Components
Control panel
  • 4-line graphical colour display, 3 lights (Attention, Data, Ready), 7 buttons (Help, Menu, OK, Stop, Back, Down, Up)
  • 34.6 kg
Package weight
  • 38.3 kg
  • One-year, next-day, on-site limited warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements.
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Oustanding colour laser printer

I work in a college and one of these printers was purchased for a department. We have been nothing less than amazed by the quite outstanding print quality and impressive speed. With 1200dpi colour resolution and the most natural and pleasing colour representation we have ever witnessed from a colour laser or photocopier, we don't believe there is a better colour laser for the very reasonable price.