HP Economical Large Format Printers
In the past we have been supporting old plotters 10-15 year old HP’s because there simply was nothing on the market less expensive to replace them with. Now, it looks like HP finally got the message. Sure, we will continue to service you HP LaserJet printers and Plotters. Yes, for the most part they are great and reliable machines. But If we tell you to look for a new one you might really look for a new one and not just a refurbished 10 year old. READ ON:
HP Transforms Large-format Printing Process with New Ergonomically Designed ePrinters
PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today introduced two web-connected printers that transform the large-format printing process with a new ergonomic design, delivering an improved user experience for architecture, engineering, construction and design professionals.
Design professionals are more mobile than ever—moving among offices, job sites and airports. Additionally, the design process is highly collaborative, taking place between different teams and across different time zones.
The new HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinter series are designed to help busy workgroups complete work efficiently and meet deadlines by printing correctly from the start with true print previews and delivering fast, high-quality prints. Additionally, these devices help users on the go access, view and print projects from the cloud so they can collaborate easily with remote teams.
HP designed the 36-inch devices based on extensive engagement with users early in the development process. Users proposed designs that addressed the pain points they suffer before, during and after the printing process. From this input, HP identified an output tray and true front-roll media loading as key areas for enhancement.
The integrated output stacking tray on the devices change the way users collect and organize large-format output. The integrated output stacking tray is built in on top of the device and delivers flat, collated prints. This new output system improves productivity by reducing time spent searching through and organizing printouts, and it eliminates the need for users to bend down to collect prints.
Additionally, the new industrial design presents a flat surface on top of the devices, creating a media review table for easy, quick checking of printed plans. Built for against-the-wall operation, the true front-roll loading feature allows users to load media easily, even while seated. In addition to these new design features, the HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinters deliver the fastest print speeds in the market.(1)
“With the HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter in-house, we can quickly turn around presentations and work up to the minute a proposal is due,” said Gerardo Salinas, partner, Rojkind Architects. “The printer’s ability to collate prints and organize the queue allows us to print drawings and plans more efficiently; my team has a competitive advantage and our business is faster and better.”
Improved user experience based on customer-driven innovation
For small to medium workgroups, the compact HP Designjet T920 ePrinter eliminates output clutter with an integrated stacking tray that collates up to 50 sheets of A4- to A0-size media. True front-roll loading and automatic paper roll alignment make media handling simple. The device operates at speeds up to 21 seconds per A1/D print and is equipped with 32 GB of virtual memory space to process complex files easily and deliver faster prints.(1)
Ideal for multiuser environments, the HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter is equipped with two rolls and features automatic alignment and smart switching capabilities to handle multiple jobs on different media types and sizes. Doubling the processing power over its predecessor, the HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter uses a parallel processor with a 320GB hard drive to print multiple files simultaneously.
The HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinters feature an intuitive, full-color touch screen that gives users added control with the ability to manage job queues, track print costs(2) and view true print previews. With six Original HP inks and the HP printhead, the new series can produce dark blacks, true neutral grays, vivid colors and sharp lines.
“Our customers constantly seek more efficient and user-friendly tools to bring their ideas to life,” said Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing, HP. “More than two decades after the launch of the first Designjet printer, HP continues to bring design, architecture, engineering and construction professionals large-format printing solutions with innovative features, such as the integrated stacking tray and true front-roll loading, that transform the in-house printing process as well as allow users more time for creativity.”
Printing from virtually anywhere with HP Designjet ePrint & Share(3)
The HP Designjet ePrinter portfolio features HP Designjet ePrint & Share, a free web service that makes it easy to access, view and print large-format documents using an Android or Apple tablet, a smartphone, a notebook or an ePrinter touch screen.(3)
Together with HP Designjet ePrint & Share, the web-connected HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinters allow users to automatically save copies of projects to the cloud when printing.(3) Users also can email projects to print by attaching a PDF or other print-ready file to an email.(3) Customers can then send the file to the ePrinter’s dedicated address.
“The combination of the HP Designjet T920 ePrinter and HP Designjet ePrint & Share allows our firm to collaborate more easily across the globe, designing with partners without regard for geographic borders,” said Muhannad El Midani, project manager, SSH.
Pricing and availability
- The HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinter series are expected to be available worldwide beginning on July 8 for estimated list prices of $5,395 and $7,495, respectively.(4)
- HP Designjet ePrint & Share is available at no additional cost for HP Designjet customers that create an account at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare. The mobile application is available through Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Additional information about the HP Designjet portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/DesignjetSpring2013 and www.hp.com/go/designjet. Product videos and updates are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HPdesigners, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts.
(1) The HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinter series can print up to 21 seconds per A1/D size prints in economode, faster than the Canon iPF825, Canon iPF755, Epson SC-T5000 and Epson SC-T7000. Comparison based on manufacturers’ published specifications of fastest-available print speeds.
(2) Only HP Designjet T1500 series.
(3) Requires an HP Designjet ePrint & Share account, internet connection to the printer and connected internet-capable device. When using the HP Designjet ePrint & Share mobile app, a compatible Apple iOS or Android device and internet connection are required. Data or connection charges may apply. Print times may vary. Additional information is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare.
(4) Estimated U.S. list prices. Actual prices may vary.
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Based on manufacturers’ sfciipicateons, this printer has incredibly low per-page printing costs, provided you use the 564XL ink cartridges. They’re hard to find, but well worth it.The print quality looks great for photos, text, or printing on CD, but then again I’ve only had this printer for a month. Every printer generates great output when it’s new. The second black ink cartridge theoretically produces crisper text, and indeed the text output is crisp, but again: it’s a new printer. Ask me again in a year or two.I bought this to replace an Epson Stylus R300 for printing directly on disks. Since this printer was designed after that California class action lawsuit, hopefully it won’t start screaming for cartridge replacement when there’s still 25% left.Unlike the Epson Rxxx series, this printer comes with a slot for storing the disk printing tray, which is a great feature. My old Epson printing tray got warped from bad storage over time.There’s a separate paper tray for your 3 5 photo paper, so you don’t have to remove your 8.5 11 paper any time you want to print a photo.The LCD panel is backlit, so you can see error messages even in a poorly lit room.Printing seems to be faster than on my old Epson, but I didn’t exactly time it to be sure.The print to disk software that comes with this printer is like most HP applications and drivers bloated and useless. HP must be hiring programmers from Creative Labs or something. It may actually be useful for novice users, but the rest of us aren’t happy about being forced to use a small number of templates with no ability to customize the layout. While the printer itself is great, I would suggest looking for a 3rd party application for designing and printing disk labels. The free utility that comes with both the OEM and retail versions of Nero works quite nicely. In terms of disk printing software, the Epson Rxxx series beats this printer hands down.The web printing software was cumbersome, didn’t do much, and only works in Internet Explorer.As with most HP products, install the drivers only.