HP PageWide XL

Unleash the true potential of the HP PageWide XL with PlotWorks, the only independent multi-vendor print management solution, for professional high-volume reprographic houses, studios, manufacturers, architects and engineers.

With the HP PageWide XL series HP is changing the game and PlotWorks is right there to optimize the HP PageWide XL for your production environment.

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~Cathleen Cushing Duff, President, Cushing & Color Chicago



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HP PageWide XL 8000

HP PageWide XL 5000

HP PageWide XL 4500

HP PageWide XL 4000



Why optimize your HP PageWide XL with PlotWorks?


Explore the productivity gains from PlotWorks:  

Production-ready workflow & automation for large format technical documentation.



As the only independent vendor-neutral print management solution, PlotWorks enables you to standardize your print devices - today and in the future - and partner with the industry leader in production printing workflow.

Run your new HP PageWide XL right alongside your KIP, Océ, Canon, Xerox, & Ricoh equipment, and all from centralized workstations.

We know how demanding and ever changing the reprographics arena can be so we use crowdsourcing technology to listen to our customers feedback and deliver enhancements to optimize functionality and streamline workflow.

In your demanding world saying no to a job because you cannot process a file or experience inaccuracies is not acceptable, so our team of highly-skilled, production printing experts work alongside you to help and advise on any issues and incorporate the solution into our next release.

What our clients value about PlotWorks:

  • Dynamic multi-thumbnail viewer for super fast job preparation.
  • Queue management - load balancing, job reprint, pass through or hold.
  • Comprehensive file format support - PDF, DWF, PLT, and TIFF - legacy and current.
  • Fine tuning line weights, image saturation.
  • Integration & full automation from - PlotWorks eOrder, Job Center, 3rd party ERP, DMS, & accounting systems.
  • Pre-Processing hot-folders for super-fast pre-flight preparation & production.

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What's even faster than an HP PageWide XL? Simple, an HP PageWide XL driven by PlotWorks!

PlotWorks utilizes super-fast processing and raster streaming alongside visual job preparation, production automation and granular job prioritization & queue control for rapid production workflow.

Our unique “Job Explorer” dynamic thumbnail job preparation tools also make light work of complex job pre-flight & QA, even preventing us humble humans becoming a bottleneck. 


OpCenter is the only truly independent software provider to drive the HP PageWide XL series.

Not only can PlotWorks support the HP PageWide XL series and an extensive range of other HP models, but it also supports over 300 models from other market-leading manufacturers so you can easily maintain a mixed environment while standardizing on PlotWorks to drive all of your equipment. (View a list of supported printers)- LINK

PlotWorks software provides an alternative to HP SmartStream software for HP PageWide XL and HP DesignJet and other manufacturer branded solutions when you need to standardize your production environment and reduce training and support overhead on individual machine software, either now or in the future. We also support full range of file types including DWF and legacy versions of PLT and can integrate into numerous existing workflows.

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HP PageWide XL Series Features


HP PageWide XL

  1. Up to 6 rolls - automatic roll switching when a roll is depleted or a different page size is selected.
  2. Dual HP ink supplies with auto-switch - replace used cartridges while the printer is running.
  3. High-capacity output solutions specially designed to keep up with HP PageWide Xl printers speed (high-capacity stacker or online folder).
  4. 4.8-inch touchscreen - status light reports current status and provides progressive alerts on potential issues that could impact production (i.e., out of paper or ink).

More about the HP PageWide XL series

The new XL 8000, 5000, and 4000 are the fastest large-format production printers available in color and black and-white.

The HP PageWide XL printers can print at speeds up to 30 D/A1 prints per minutes, and are up to 60% faster than the fastest monochrome LED printers on the market.


HP PageWide XL 8000

The XL 8000 is the largest printer, offering high-end production printing of large format CAD files and graphic prints. The 8000 model can print up to 30 D/A1 prints per minute. The ink cartridges for this model can print up to six rolls of paper for high volume jobs.

HP PageWide XL 5000

The XL 5000 is targeted at small- to medium sized print houses and can print up to 14 D/A1 prints per minute. Ink will last for up to four rolls of paper.

HP PageWide XL 4500

In the entry-level XL 4000 series, there are two models: the 4500 and 4000 printers. The 4500 printers can handle up to 12 prints per minute.

HP PageWide XL 4000

The 4000 can produce eight prints per minute.

HP DesignJet Page Wide XL Range

The models run from the range topping HP DesignJet page wide XL 8000 that would suite a very busy central print room to the slightly tamer HP Designjet page wide xl 5000, to the lower end HP Designjet page wide xl 4500 and HP Designjet page wide xl 4000 which are slower but still fast in the world before PageWide.

HP Page Wide XL Versions

The HP page wide XL 8000 is only available as a printer but the HP page wide xl, 5000 HP page wide xl 4500 and HP page wide xl 4000 are also available as MFP (multi-function printers) with scan & copy functionality, for the reproduciton of technical drawings, ideal for reprographics departments and print shops that offer plan printing and blue print printing.



HP PageWide XL print technology

HP claims the new HP PageWide XL Pigment Inks are superior to LED prints, providing dark blacks, vivid colors, and are moisture and fade resistant.

Based on HP Thermal Inkjet technology, the HP PageWide XL printers deliver high ink efficiency and long-life print heads when compared with LED printers.

There are also different types of paper available, including Universal Bond Paper, Production Matte, Glass, and Satin Poster Papers for different types of print jobs.

Based on reliable HP Thermal Inkjet technology and HP PageWide XL pigment ink, HP PageWide Technology offers high quality at high printing speeds. Scalable to meet a wide range of application and performance requirements, HP PageWide Technology provides low cost of operation in both monochrome and color.

The HP XL 8000 Printer includes a stationary 40-inch (101.6-cm) printbar that spans the whole printing width. As paper moves under the printbar, the entire page is printed in one pass, enabling very high printing speeds.

HP PageWide XL pigment ink for HP PageWide XL printers HP PageWide XL pigment ink is specially designed to provide reliable and dependable operation with HP PageWide XL printers and produce high-quality output:

  • Dark blacks and vivid colors, including when using uncoated bond papers
  • Moisture- and fade-resistant prints

Reliable operation for high-volume printing Designed for high-volume operation, the XL 8000 Printer is based on proven HP PageWide Technology, currently powering HP Inkjet Web Presses—producing 4 billion impressions annually—and HP X series business printers. HP 841 PageWide XL Printheads provide reliable and long life operation, with an average life per printhead of 32 liters.

Setting a new quality standard for technical documents HP 841 PageWide XL Printheads, working with HP PageWide XL pigment ink, are designed to produce durable and high quality output with dark blacks and vivid colors.

Accurate and reliable dot placement results in crisp lines, fine detail, and smooth grayscales. HP PageWide XL printers do not apply heat to the paper as part of the printing process, enabling very high levels of length accuracy (±0.1%). 


HP PageWide XL Data Sheet

HP PageWide XL Data Sheet HP PageWide XL 8000




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HP Large format Printer Models supported.

hp pagewide xl

hp pagewide xl 8000

hp pagewide xl 5000

hp pagewide xl 4500

hp pagewide xl 4000

hp designjet 4020

hp designjet 4000

hp designjet 4500

hp designjet 4520

hp designjet 5500

hp designjet t1100

hp designjet t2300

hp designjet t7100

hp designjet z6100

hp designjet 1055

hp designjet 500

hp designjet 5000

hp designjet t1120

hp designjet t620