Free large format inkjet printer

This large format printer in the classroom is up for grabs. We have a second one in the lounge we are keeping, but this one is set to go. It is a HP DesignJet 1055CM.

For all it’s quirks, this is a WONDERFUL large format printer. For anyone who decides to grab it, please be aware this thing does love expensive ink, and needs tlc to operate. It does have its temperamental moments.

There is a company in Wells Branch that services these HP large format printers, and they do carry the ink, printheads, ink absorber pads, paper, etc … and can service it. Not cheap, but they know their stuff.

Cad Supplies Specialty
13734 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd,
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 833-9800

Open 8am - 5pm M-F

The cost for various things you might need are:

  • Ink ( 4-color pack, remanufactured ) ~$200
  • replacement printhead ~$100
  • replacement ink absorber pad / cleaner assembly ~$80
  • paper : ~$25 for 150’

Thanks for adding these details @martinbogo! I knew there were some high costs of use, but wasn’t sure the details. Definitely helps to have all this info laid out!

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I’d be down to take it away!

I can swing by next week, let me know if it’s mine to take :slight_smile:


Yay! Thanks @kingkeyan it is all yours!

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Hey @kingkeyan, are you still planning to take this printer?

Sorry! The designer friend I thought wanted it decided against it.

I won’t be taking it :frowning:

No worries! I’ll add it to the list of items to haul away to donate somewhere.