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HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700 Series - Product Specifications

Model numbers

Printer name
Model Number
HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700
HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700d1
HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700ps2

1 Includes auto-duplex unit

2 2Includes Adobe(R) PostScript(R) 3 (TM) Software RIP


Printer description

HP's high performance, wide-format color Inkjet printer designed for small businesses. The HP cp1700 series printer provides the benefits of individual color cartridges.


Serial number location

  • The printer's serial number is located on a label on the back of the printer.

  • The auto-duplex unit's serial number is located on a label on the back of the unit.

  • The accessory paper tray's serial number is located on a label on the top surface of the tray.


Printer features

Enlarge or reduce documents
Use the HP ZoomSmart feature to resize your documents.
Tile pages
Enlarge and print a page in sections and on different sheets of paper. Then use the sheets of paper like tiles to form a large poster.
Create handouts
Print a multiple page document on a single sheet of paper (up to 16 pages per sheet). Each page image is reduced in size.
Create a booklet
Print and collate a multiple page document by printing two pages on each side of the paper. For example, an eight-page document is printed with pages 1 and 8 on the same side of the paper and pages 2 and 7 on the other side of the paper. Fold the printout in half to create a booklet.
Print a mirror image
Use this feature to print the reflected image of a page. When printing on transparencies, the printed side will be face down on the projector. The other side can then be written on and cleaned off without damaging the printed side. Iron-on transfers also require this feature.
Perform duplexing
Print on both sides of the page with the auto-duplex unit. You can also perform duplexing manually if you do not have the auto-duplex unit installed. When you select manual duplexing from the printer driver, the LCD displays instructions on how to insert paper into the printer. To learn more about duplexing, see “Two-sided printing (duplexing)” in the User's Guide .
Create a banner
Create a banner using software such as Corel (R) Print House, Microsoft (R) Publisher, or Broderbund Print Shop. For best results, use HP Banner Paper.
Create and use watermarks
Specify text to be placed in the background of an existing document. For example, you might want to have “draft” or “confidential” placed diagonally across the first page or all pages of a document. (The watermark feature is only available for Windows-compatible computers.)


System requirements

System Requirements
Windows 95/98
Pentium (R) 60 MHz, 16 MB RAM
Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium 60 MHz, 24 MB RAM
Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Windows Me
Pentium 150 MHz, 32 MB RAM
Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Windows 2000
Pentium 133 MHz, 32 MB RAM
Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Windows XP
Pentium 233MHz, 64 MB RAM
Pentium 300MHz, 128 MB RAM
Mac OS 8.6 or later
32 MB RAM (USB/AppleTalk)
Mac OS 8.6 or later (iMac): 333 MHz. 64 MB RAM
Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x
32 MB RAM (IR)
Mac OS 8.6 or later (Power Mac G3 or later): 350 MHz, 64 MB RAM
NOTE: The minimum hardware requirements for PostScript are as follows:

Windows: Pentium III, 350 MHz, 128 MB RAM Mac OS 8.6 and above: G3, 300 MHz


I/O Interface

USB, IEEE-1284 (parallel), Infrared, and network LIO.


Recommended cables

Part number
HP IEEE-1284 Compliant A-B Parallel Cable (2-meter)
HP IEEE-1284 Compliant A-B Parallel Cable (3-meter)
HP USB Cable, A to B, 2 meter


Font information

There are 13 built-in fonts in portrait orientation.

U.S. Fonts
International fonts
CG Times
CG Times Italic
Universe, Universe Italic
Courier Italic
Letter Gothic
Letter Gothic Italic


Media specifications

Paper (plain, Inkjet, photo, and banner), envelopes, transparencies, labels, iron-on transfers, and greeting cards.

Standard size

Media type
Standard U.S.
Letter, Legal, Tabloid, Super B, Executive, Statement, Index Cards
Custom U.S.: 4 x 6 inches, 13 x 19 inches
Custom Metric: 102 x 152 mm, 330.2 x 482.6 mm
Standard International
A6, A5, A4, A3, A3+

Custom size

Metric size
English size
Width range
102 to 330.2 mm
4 to 13 inches
Length range
152 to 482.6 mm
6 to 19 inches

Minimum printing margins (based on portrait orientation)

Paper description
Left and right margins
Top margin
Bottom margin
.25 inches
.12 inches
.50 inches
.25 inches
.12 inches
.50 inches


Media handling

Recommended media weight

Paper (using Tray 1 or manual feed)
16 to 36 lb bond
Paper (using rear manual feed)
16 to 72 lb bond
20 to 24 lb bond
110 lb index

Media handling options

  • Tray 1

  • Front manual feed

  • Rear manual feed

  • Tray 2 (optional, part C8220A)

  • Output tray

Maximum number of pages supported

Tray 1
up to 15mm (.58 inches) thick
150 sheets of plain paper
10 envelopes
30 transparencies
Tray 2
up to 25 mm (.98 inches)
250 sheets of plain paper


Performance information

Print method

Drop on demand thermal Inkjet printing

Print speed

Letter 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Black text
16 ppm
8 ppm
4 ppm
Mixed text color
14.5 ppm
7 ppm
4 ppm
Photo 101.6 x 152.4 mm (4 x 6 inches)
1.4 ppm
0.9 ppm
0.7 ppm
Full page color
5.5 ppm
1.3 ppm
0.7 ppm
Tabloid 279 x 423 mm (11 x 17 inches)
Black text
10 ppm
5 ppm
1.7 ppm
Mixed text color
9.5 ppm
3.5 ppm
1.6 ppm
Photo 203.2 x 254 mm (8 x 10 inches)
0.5 ppm
0.3 ppm
0.2 ppm
Full page color
3.7 ppm
0.9 ppm
0.5 ppm


Printer specification

Black resolution
Maximum 1200 x 1200 dpi
Color resolution
Maximum 2400 x 1200 dpi
Printer languages
HP color Inkjet cp1700: HP PCL 3 enhanced, HP color Inkjet cp1700d: HP PCL 3 enhanced, HP color Inkjet cp1700ps: HP PCL 3 enhanced, and Adobe PostScript 3 Software RIP
Software compatibility
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Macintosh operating system 8.6 or later
11 built-in fonts in portrait orientation.
Media handling
Tray 1, front manual feed, rear manual feed, Tray 2 (optional, part C8220A), output tray
Printer memory
16 megabyte (MB) built-in random access memory (RAM), non-upgradeable.
4 megabytes (MB) built-in read only memory (ROM), non- upgradeable.
Without auto-duplex unit and Tray 2 installed: 26 inches or 674 mm (width); 8.4 inches or 215 mm (height); 22.3 inches or 568 mm (depth)
With auto-duplex unit and Tray 2 installed: 26 inches or 674 mm (width); 11.2 inches or 285 mm (height); 25.4 inches or 646 mm (depth)
Printer: 29.7 lbs (13.5 kilograms) Auto-duplex unit: 4.4 lbs (2 kilograms) Tray 2: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kilograms)
Duty Cycle
5,000 pages/month
Power requirements
Input: 100~240V, 530 mA 50/60Hz, Max. 46W Output: A: 32VDC, 2.3A; B: 32VDC, 1.8A
Power consumption
90 watts maximum
Operating environment
Operating temperature: 41 to 104 degrees F (5 to 40 degrees C)
Storage temperature: -40 to 140 degrees F (-40 to 60 degrees C)
Relative humidity: 15 to 80 percent RH non-condensing
Noise levels per ISO 9296: Sound power LwAD: 6.4 B(A); Sound pressure LpAm: 48.8 dB(A)
Safety certification
CCIB S&E (China), CSA (Canada), PSB (Singapore), UL (USA), NOM-1-NYCE (Mexico), TUV-GS (Germany), K Mark and MIC Mark (Korea), LS (Lithuania), EEI (Estonia), CE (European Union), B mark (Poland)
EMC certification
FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (USA), CTICK (Australia and New Zealand), VCCI (Japan), CE (European Union), BSMI (Taiwan), GOST (Russia), ICES (Canada)


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