HP Unveils Fastest Large-Format Colour and Monochrome Printer in Malaysia
HP introduced the HP PageWide XL 8000, offering the fastest large-format production printing available in colour and black-and-white. HP also introduced new HP SmartStream software to optimize workflow and new large-format supplies and printing materials, including HP PageWide Pigment Inks, HP Universal Bond Paper, and HP Production Matte, Gloss and Satin Poster Papers.
HP PageWide XL 8000 does the job of two printers in one single device, providing monochrome and colour prints at breakthrough speeds up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer.
The new printer will enable high-volume reprographic houses and enterprise central reprographic departments to produce computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and will open new business opportunities with geographic information system (GIS) maps, point-of-sale applications and posters.
The printer offers high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 775 milliliter ink cartridges per color with automatic switching and up to six rolls – more than 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) – of media for sustained productivity.
The XL 8000 is also targeted to deliver to small- to medium-sized reprographic houses and enterprise CRDs robust mid-to high-volume production of technical documents, including translucent prints, black-and-white whiteprints and digital blueprints, at up to 800 and 320 A0 pages per hour respectively.
“Our large-format printing customers are continually exploring ways to improve productivity, streamline workflow and reduce costs,” said Lee Kok Wai, Country Business Manager, HP Designjet Large Format Printer, HP. “
The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer announced today will revolutionise the production printing market, offering affordable, high-quality black-and-white and colour output in a single device in half the time it usually takes on multiple printers.”
HP PageWide XL Printers are the first products introduced under the new HP PageWide sub-brand. Based on proven HP PageWide Technology, which currently powers HP Inkjet Web Presses, HP business printers and will be scaled for upcoming HP 3D Multi Jet FusionTM printers.
“Changing customer demands have caused us to look for opportunities to address the print needs of core markets and service our core customer base, including printing & reproduction companies, as well as architecture, engineering and construction firms,” said S. K. Chia, General Manager, COMPEDO Media Supplies & Repair Sdn Bhd.
“The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer will enable our customers to streamline their workflow with one printer for a variety of high-quality black-and-white and colour jobs at high speeds and will fill the gap between their existing technologies to better service its diverse customer base.”
Streamlining large-format printing workflow increases productivity
The production printing market has traditionally been led by monochrome-only LED printers, requiring customers to also operate large-format inkjet colour printers to address colour jobs. The new printer consolidate workflow to deliver mixed black-and-white and colour prints in half the time it would take to manually collate documents produced on multiple printers.
In addition, a full portfolio of scanning and finishing solutions, including the HP Designjet HD and SD Pro Scanners and new HP PageWide XL Printer accessories, such as the HP PageWide XL online folder, top stacker and high-capacity stacker, enable customers to build efficient end-to end workflows around HP PageWide XL Printers and free up the operator.
HP SmartStream software for HP PageWide XL Printers reduces time spent preparing and processing jobs by 50 per cent. It also reduces reprints with native PDF management powered by Adobe® PDF Print Engine 3 and offers a true colour print preview with interactive HP Crystal Preview technology to turn operator efficiency into operating profit.
The printer provides low operation costs driven by life-long printheads, high ink efficiency and cloud-based support.
New large-format supplies
HP PageWide XL Pigment Inks increase print quality with crisp lines, fine detail and smooth grayscales that are superior to LED prints. HP PageWide XL Pigment Inks also provide dark blacks, vivid colors, and moisture and fade resistance even on uncoated bond paper at high speeds.
New HP large-format printing materials up to 40 inches (1 meter) meet ISO/U.S. technical and offset standard page sizes and provide quick-dry, smear resistant prints.
The HP PageWide XL 8000 will be available in September 2015 and sold by two authorised resellers: COMPEDO Media Supplies & Repair Sdn Bhd (central and southern region only) and Koniway Sdn. Bhd (northern region only).
Additional information about the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/PageWideXL2015 and at http://www.hp.com/go/PageWideXL. Product videos and updates are available on Twitter and on YouTube.
About HP large format PageWide Technology
HP PageWide Technology takes proven, advanced commercial printing technologies and scales them to the first class of large-format printers. It is made up of more than 40,000 tiny nozzles on a stationary printhead that spans the width of a page to deliver four colors of Original HP pigment ink onto a moving sheet of paper.
The HP PageWide printhead offers uniform volume, speed and trajectory for precise printing. The technology also regulates the speed and penetration of ink on the print to accelerate drying and control dot size, feathering and color-to-color bleed for high-quality prints.
Because the paper moves instead of the printhead, HP PageWide Technology delivers rapid print speeds.
Hewlett-Packard makes the world’s most preferred printers, holding the no. 1 market share in inkjet printers worldwide, as reported by IDC in 2014. For more than 30 years, HP has led the inkjet printing market by investing in printhead and ink research and development.
- In 2013, HP developed the HP Officejet Pro X series devices, the first product series equipped with HP PageWide Technology, to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized business owners.
- In 2014, HP revolutionised the printing landscape with the introduction of the HP Officejet Enterprise X series, the industry’s first ink printer designed specifically for enterprises.
- The HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio powered by HP PageWide Technology builds on this heritage and on the technology’s success from industrial production to small business printing.
As the large format printing industry continues to evolve, HP strives to meet the needs of its growing customer base. From print service providers to reprographers, HP will continue to find new ways to best serve print customers of all sizes.
Printing has long been a legacy business for HP and will continue to be with the formation of HP, Inc. HP has more than 150,000 channel partners worldwide, providing a powerful competitive advantage in delivery of solutions and services to customers.