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HP DesignJet Z2100 24-in Photo Printer

  • This printer has been discontinued. Please shop for associated supplies.
  • Color images: Best: 15 min/page on A1/D or up to 1.6 m²/hr (17 ft²/hr) on glossy media
  • HP Thermal Inkjet; 8 ink system
  • Sheet feed, roll feed, media bin, automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)
  • FCC Class A emissions - for use in commercial environments, not residential environmentsSee all Specs
The HP 8-ink Designjet delivers superior color accuracy & consistency with the first-ever embedded spectrophotometer[2] with i1 Color Technology. HP Photo Inks produce vivid color and b&w prints. Count on HP for printing that's easy and reliable.
Pre-press professionals, designers and photographers that need to produce large-format, color and black and white photo prints
Produce exquisite color and black-and-white results with superior color accuracy and consistency.

High-impact, long-lasting color prints

Produce vivid, high-quality color and black-and-white prints that impress your customers. Get rich, dark blacks on matte and glossy papers with matte black and photo black HP Photo Inks. 8 Original HP Photo Inks deliver durable prints in color and blackand-white lasting up to 200 years[1]. Save time with borderless printing[2] and fast-drying HP Photo Inks.

Easy color calibration and profiling

Generate custom ICC profiles and achieve color accuracy, consistency with the embedded spectrophotometer[3]. See consistent print-to-print color regardless of fluctuating environmental conditions with HP technologies. Boost color accuracy—complete coverage of SWOP, ISO, GRACOL, 3DAP, EUROSCALE, TOYO, and FOGRA gamut. Supported by industry leaders, including EFI, X-Rite, GMG, ColorByte, Adobe, Creo, and Apple.

Unattended operation with HP technologies

Optimize performance, ink usage—automatic servicing routines help prevent nozzle clogging, reduce media waste. Save time—HP Printer Utility software provides printer status, desktop alerts, and automatic updates. Get assistance—HP Color Center tool effortlessly guides you through color management and printing. Eliminate trial and error with real-time layout and orientation preview.

Technical details



Resolution (black)

Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Resolution (color)

Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Print Technology

HP Thermal Inkjet

Number of print cartridges

8 (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light gray, light magenta, matte black, photo black)

Replacement cartridges

HP 70 Matte Black Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Photo Black Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Light Gray Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Cyan Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Magenta Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Yellow Cartridge (130 ml), HP 70 Light Magenta Cartridge (130 ml)

Compatible ink types


Print languages


Connectivity, standard

Fast Ethernet (100Base-T); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified; EIO Jetdirect accessory slot

Connectivity, optional

HP Jetdirect EIO print servers

Network ready



1 LAN, 1 USB, 1 EIO

Minimum system requirements

Mac G3 dual processor, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB available hard disk spaceMicrosoft® Windows® 2000/XP: Pentium IV, 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard disk space

Compatible operating systems

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional/Home Premium, Windows Vista® Ultimate/Business/Home Premium, Windows® XP (32-bit, 64-bit) Professional/Home, Windows® Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit); Mac OS X v 10.4, v 10.5, v 10.6, v 10.7; Citrix XenApp; Citrix XenServer

Memory, standard

128 MB

Memory, maximum

128 MB

Printer management

HP Web Jetadmin

Embedded web server


Browser supported

Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher, Netscape 6.0.1 and higher, Safari for MacOS 10.3 and higher, Mozilla 1.5 and higher

Hard disk

Standard, 80 GB

Non-printable area (cut-sheet)

0.2 x 0.67 x 0.2 x 0.2 in

Guaranteed minimum line width

0.002 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))

Line accuracy


Color stability

< 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes

Print repeatability

Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000

Maximum optical density (black)

4 L* min/2.5 D

Finished output handling

Sheet feed; roll feed; media bin (NA, LAR, EMEA); automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)

Media sizes supported

A, B, C, D

Media sizes supported

A4; A3; A2; A1

Media sizes, custom

8.3 x 11 to 24 x 66 in

Media types

Photographic, proofing, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, film, backlit, fabric/textile

Recommended media weight

133 lb

Media sizes, standard

8.3 to 24-in wide sheets; 11 to 24-in rolls

Roll maximum output

300 ft

Roll external diameter

5.3 in

Media thickness

Up to 31.5 mil


Input voltage (auto ranging): 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60Hz (+/- 3 Hz), 2 A maximum

Power consumption

200 watts (printing), 0 watts (off)

Energy efficiency

ENERGY STAR® qualified

Operating temperature range

41 to 104ºF

Operating humidity range

20 to 80% RH

Mechanical print time, US D color image, best mode, glossy

15 min/page

Mechanical print time, US D color image, normal mode, glossy

7.9 min/page


FCC Class A emissions - for use in commercial environments, not residential environments


One-year limited hardware warranty

Software included

Printer drivers, HP Printer Utility including HP Color Center

Dimensions (W X D X H)

49.7 x 27.2 x 41.2 in


143 lb

Package weight

225 lb (NA, LAR, EMEA), 195 lb (AP)

What's in the box

HP Designjet Z2100 Photo Printer; spindle; printheads; introductory ink cartridges; printer stand and media bin (not in AP); rear tray; 3-in core adapter; quick reference guide; setup poster; USB cable; power cord; HP Start-up kit including printer software and training

Cable included

Yes, 1 USB


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Any way to get a driver for Linux Operating system? Or any plans releasing driver for Linux OS

Asked by: Ocelotl
For HP Linux software please visit this link:
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-07-19
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