Delphax Elan 500 HD Color Inkjet Press

The world’s fastest cut-sheet, color inkjet printer.

High-volume, production inkjet presses are the game-changers of digital printing. And so is the Elan 500 HD. We can help you capitalize on direct mail, catalogs, fundraising and publishing. Our inkjet press truly provides solutions to today’s printing needs for a more profitable tomorrow.

Print Productivity & Resolution

Up to 500 letter images per minute

1600 x 1375 dpi @ 700 mm/sec

Powered by Memjet® Printheads & Its VersaPass™
Inkjet Technology

Memjet® printheads pack 70,400 nozzles into a 1,600 dpi device that can be easily configured to print one or four colors.
The printhead life and print quality are both maximized. Memjet’s® efficient silicon structure enables the printheads to remain cost-effective while delivering an impressive combination of speed and DPI.
The quality and authenticity of Memjet® VersaPass™ ink is protected electronically.
Ink drops are only 1.1 pl.

Press Ink

Dye-based aqueous inks: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black

VersaPass™ inks are water-based and use dyes as colorants

The inks are finely tuned to jet with extremely high reliability throughout the life of the printhead

Paper Format, Weight & Flexibility


Maximum sheet size:
18” x 26” (457mm x 660mm, incl. SRA2)
Minimum sheet size:
8” x 8” (203.2mm x 203.2mm)


Simplex Paper Path:
75 to 350 gsm

Duplex Paper Path:
75 to 240 gsm
Other weight material available


Inkjet treated and uncoated paper substrates

Paper Transport

Patented paper transport system means there is no direct contact with the printed surface which reduces off-setting

Continuous transport belt allows a high level of paper registration consistency

Easy Software Workflow Integration

Ease of integration with all standard files and custom workflows

PDF-based workflow supporting versions up to and including PDF 1.7, PDF/X-1, PDF/X3, PDF/X-4, PDF/VT
Industry standard workflow, integrations and optional support for: PostScript, PCL, AFP, IPDS, Metacode, Xerox VIPP
Support for variable workflow solutions such as Quadient Inspire, Objectif Lune, etc.

Production performance and system reporting as standard

Integration support for pre-flight, imposition, workflow automatin tools, MIS systems, Web-to-print
ICC compliant color workflow

Pre- & Post Processing

High-capacity feeder and stacker with up to 5,000 sheets @ 75 GSM (shingle conveyor optional)

Multi-bin feeder coming soon

Other options available upon request

Size & Weight of Press


5’ x 22’ x 4’ 
(1.5m x 7.3m x 1.2m) H x L x D


Approximately 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg)