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HP DesignJet T230 T250 24" Printer

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    HP Designjet T230

    The HP Designjet T230 T250 are HP's Lowest Priced A1 Plotter. Features Wi-Fi connectivity & produces stunning colour results from an A1 / A2 roll feed or easy to add optional A3 / A4  sheet tray.

    The DesignJet T200 Series also has the benefit of some strong Green Credentials with 30% of it's plastic components coming from recycled sources and a reduction in an estimated 7 tons of Carbon used to produce this model.

    The DesignJet T230 DesignJet T250 are four colour A1 CAD printers capable of delivering  CAD / Construction drawings in both black & white or colour as well as high quality Graphics. and are ideal for printing CAD / Construction drawings. The HP Designjet T230 prints an A1 plan in just 35 seconds the DesignJet T250 in 30 seconds when in fast mode, providing quick at elbow printing of your wide-format sizes.


    HP DesignJet T200 Driver

    Convenient Connectivity - With  Fast Ethernet (100Base-T), certified Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & Wi-Fi all as standard. 

    With a host of software applications printing is easy with HP Click you can submit multiple drawings and with the True Print Preview on the Windows driver you can be assured you're printing correctly first time everytime.

    Mobile - Easily print from smartphone or tablet  & Print straight from your Apple® or Android™  smartphone/tablet wherever you are with HP  Mobile Printing.


    HP 8AJ60A Automatic sheet feeder DesignJet 230 250Ideal for users who wish to plot both A1 & A2 from a single online 610 / 594mm roll feed with cutter or even A3 wide format prints from cut sheet via the handy rear mounted  optional sheet tray which holds up to  50 sheets.

    HP DesignJet T230 Dimensions

    The online roll feed  can take a 50 meter front loading roll, and the tray accepts either A3 - A4 cut sheet tray with a diverse choice of medias in up to 280gsm (heavier medias are supplied in shorter 30 meter rolls) 

    Despite it's versatility the T230 T250 are compact A1 plotters, in fact the smallest in the market and weighing in at just 26 kilos with a roll loaded it's easily wall mountable on a sturdy shelf.

    HP designJet T230 ink

    Ink Cartridges can be quickly replaced from the front and simply slide in to place. with a choice of an 80 ML High-Capacity cartridge or 38 ML Black and with Cyan, Yellow and Magenta in 29 ML which can be purchased in singles or a bulk deal multi-buy pack of three single colours.

    Ink levels are displayed on the control screen and on your desktop.

    HP designjet T230 T250 with stand, roll cover and paper tray



    A range of options are available including an optional stand and print catcher if desired. A flip up roll feed dust cover which is handy option for light users and the A3/A4 Paper Tray. NB These options are included with the DesignJet T630 and T650 as pictured.


    The HP Designjet T230 and T250 are identical in appearance the - Key differences between the T230 & T250 -  are firstly PRICE the T230 is lower priced than T250 with a typical saving of around 20%, The T230 is fractionally slower in output time but this will not be noticed by low volume users as it's just 5 seconds longer on an A1 CAD print where this series is aimed at, in addition the final difference is the T250 has a 2 rather than 1 year warranty,

  • Review DesignJet T230 T250

    The HP DesignJet T230 & T250 replaces the highly successful HP DesignJet T125 and T130 building & expanding on this hugely popular platform which saw over 20,000 T100 series shipped worldwide.

    It is the lowest priced HP A1 Plotter from a range consisting of 6 A1 printers, it's ideal for small work groups or individuals and the key difference with other printers in the range is it's speed which is 35 seconds for an A1 CAD Drawing on the T230 and 30 seconds on a T250 in Fast mode - so it will tick the box for the majority of users who wish to print occasionally and get good printing results in Black & White or colour. It will be the most popular product in the range and then we expect some customers will jump up to the more expensive STUDIO product which has strong Design Styling and also boast being completly Carbon Neutral.


    The first thing we notice despite thinking it was not possible to be smaller than the old model is the compact size of the T230, it's an extremely compact unit coming in at just 101cm wide, 44cm deep & 28cm high (without optional stand) and with a paper roll loaded weighing just 25 kilos making it compact enough to wall mount on a shelf or place on a desktop or planchest. With it's wi-fi connectivity it also means if you do wall mount you only have to worry about the power cord.

    Connectivity & Printing

    You're not limited to only wi-fi, you have multiple options and can connect directly to your workstation with USB or Gigabit Ethernet, however we never had any issues with our showroom T100 series when it came to wi-fi and the connection was always good even with larger files so rest assured problems with wi-fi are unheard of.

    Printing is made easy with a windows driver print viewer which gives you a real view of what your about to print, along with a mobile printing app but by far our favourite is HP Click this an innovative print utility which allows for easy submission of multiple file types including PDF from Windows or iOS operating systems. It resolves PDF issues before sending to print and supports multiple users - we love this software and suggest to all customers buying any new Designjet to install it, it really does make printing stress free.


    HP have put considerable thought in to environmental considerations and this device is made with 30% recycled plastic and HP estimate a reduction in Carbon Emissions based on number of machines likely to be manufactured in the region of 7 tonnes. It should be noted that the HP DesignJet "STUDIO" printer which is also in this product series is completely carbon neutral - so if this is important to you and you don't mind paying more but also gaining good looks and additional functions then do consider the STUDIO as an option - it is our preferred option in this series.


    The HP DesignJet T230 & T250 do not have to be desk mounted you can purchase an optional stand and basket at relatively low cost, additionally the paper roll can be covered with an optional to purchase dust cover or exposed as with the old T100 series which was a big bug bear for some light users. Finally, if you are a user who already has an older T100 series model and you make use of the Paper Tray accessory then this can be added as an option as well.


    There's not a massive amount of things to dislike about the T230 or T250 ithey're great all rounders, but from our perspective HP have changed a few things, Firstly, the price has increased by around 20% for the end user street price so do expect to pay more than the old model, this increases again if you want the sheet feed - previous iterations all had this as standard so in real terms the price has increased by 35%. We've been seeing our customers use the tray to print A3 meaning customers spend less money on their office A3 / A4 printer as they only need to buy A4 so again additional hidden cost if you need this.

    Finally we were disappointed to see only the black ink is pigment based and remainder Dye based, this gives you great vivid colours and very fine lines so perfect for intricate Architectural drawings but neither light fast for longevity or water resistant for rainy days on site, however, it is construction drawings that only need a short life span so this should only be a consideration if you're planning on displaying designs over a period of time.

    Round Up

    Great all rounders and particularly good for small work groups, small spaces and tight budgets. Brilliant to see a manufacturer stepping up & ticking some green boxes.


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    HP DesignJet T230 T250 24" Printer - HP DesignJet T200 T600 & STUDIO Series

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