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HP DesignJet 130 Large-format printer

The HP DesignJet130 has been removed from rLab as it wasn't being used enough to justify it's space, this page is kept for historic interest only


HP DesignJet 130

The HP Designjet is an inkjet printer with the ability to print paper sizes up to A1 in full Pantone colour. The printer is located in the small machine room, opposite the laser cutter. It is great for printing out designs, or artwork as it is capable of high resolution so is great for things like jigsaw prints to then stick to a piece of board and laser cut, or if your wood working - print out your design 1 for 1 sized, and stick the paper to your chunk of wood and cut around it.

Current Status[edit]

Date Status Comment
20th May 2021 Removed The printer has been permanently removed from rLab

Using the Printer[edit]

We have a small stock of paper in A1, A2, and A3 size, located in the yellow shelves underneath, usually 3rd one down. Please leave the top sheet of A1 and use the sheets underneath so the top one can catch all the dust :)

To use the printer you need a laptop with a USB port. Just switch it on and plug the grey usb cable kept curled up behind it. Windows will generally detect it and install the right print driver, but if not - the full drivers are available from the link below.

The drivers for it can be downloaded from here -

The display:

Main Display

If the green led is on at the bottom left - this means the printer has power, but confusingly does not mean it is on.

There are 3 buttons

Cancel Job (Top Left)

Page Eject (Top Right)

Power On (Middle Bottom)

You can tell if the printer is actually powered on if the background light in on, on the display is showing the 6 print heads and the ink cartridge levels:


Resolution Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi
Paper Sizes Up to 24 inch wide and infinite length
Paper Thickness Front Tray or Manual Front Feed Up to 0.2 mm or 40lb or 150g/m2
Rear Feed 0.4mm or 80lb or 300g/m2

The full technical specifications for it are here -

Drivers are available for Windows 10, Windows 7/XP and Linux.

Large format printer Caretakers[edit]

Knowledgable users[edit]

The following people are experienced using the printer and willing to offer help to others, if you're experienced and willing please add yourself to this list

Name/Contact Notes


These are the people who look after and repair the printer, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes

Recent Changes[edit]

If you make any non-trivial changes to the Printer or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr

  • Major overhaul - Stabbed Ink Cart caused significant leakage over the Ink Control circuit board. Washed with water and IPA, Connector to main boards refixed, Light Magenta print head soaked in IPA to get working - about 70% good, but might need a replacement. Ruperte (talk) 12:12, 26 April 2020 (UTC)