This month HP has unveiled a new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers, offering the market the fastest large-format printing available in color and black and white. The new printers do the job of two printers in one device, providing both monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds—up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer.
The new printers are aimed at reprographics houses, print service providers, enterprise central reprographic departments (CRDs) and print corners to produce CAD and GIS drawings and provide new business opportunities.
“Our large-format printing customers are continually exploring ways to improve productivity, streamline workflow and reduce costs,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Imaging and Printing, HP. “The HP PageWide XL Printers announced today deliver what our customers have been seeking for years andwill revolutionize the production printing market, offering affordable, high-quality black-and-white and color output in a single device at the fastest speeds available.”
HP PageWide XL Printers are the first products introduced under the new HP PageWide sub-brand. The new portfolio of printers includes:
- HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer — offering 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.
- HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer and MFP — providing small- to medium-sized reprographic houses and enterprise CRDs mid-volume technical document production at up to 14 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 400 milliliter ink cartridges per color with automatic switching and up to four rolls of media to streamline work.
- HP PageWide XL 4500 Printer and MFP — enabling cost- and security-conscious technical work teams, including architects and engineers, to securely print up to 12 D/A1-size prints per minute in in-house print corners.
- HP PageWide XL 4000 Printer and MFP — allowing technical work teams and copy shops to produce 8 D/A1-size prints per minute, helping teams increase on-the-job productivity.
“Changing customer demands have caused us to look for opportunities to address the print needs of new markets, including advertising and communication, in addition to servicing our core customer base of architecture, engineering and construction firms,” said Chuck Wingard, president and owner, Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics. “The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer will enable us to streamline our workflow with one printer for a variety of high-quality black-and-white and color jobs at high speeds and will fill the gap between our existing technology to better service our diverse customer base.”
To learn more about the new HP large format printers visit here. The HP PageWide XL 8000 series will be available beginning in September 2015. Other devices will be incrementally available starting between November 2015 and January 2016 in select countries worldwide.
These machines, like the 8000 model, use the HP Universal Print Driver and are Mac OS X and Windows compatible. Optional languages include PostScript 3, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, with optional PS upgrade. [added this note at 5:00 PM, EDT, 13 April 2015]