Next Gen Printing
March 06, 2018 | Verity
Print's Next Gen Technology
People tend to think of printers, MFPs and copiers in the same category… as far as document output, that is true. But, in addition to feature set differences, the complexity of each device is different. Copiers are much more complex than printers, so it stands to reason that MFPs based on print technology are less complicated, easier to use and less costly to use and maintain.
“The complexity of traditional copiers makes repair and maintenance too inefficient for our partners and customers,” said Enrique Lores, president, Imaging & Printing, HP Inc. “By leveraging our superior printing technology, we can change the status quo with next-generation A3 multifunction printers that improve the overall customer and partner experience while also serving as a springboard for growth in managed print and document services. This is what we mean by reinventing printing."
The HP PageWide Enterprise and Pro platforms will make color affordable, along with best-in-class print speeds and lower energy consumption than in-class laser devices. The simple architecture of HP PageWide – with only three components that may need replacing – will help lower servicing costs for channel partners. The single and multifunction devices will have print speeds ranging from 40 ppm to 60 ppm (up to 80 ppm in General Office mode).
The HP LaserJet Managed MFPs are available as multifunction devices, with color or monochrome printing and speeds ranging from 22 ppm to 60 ppm. The new LaserJets will have long-life components and fast repair times.
Print security is a key consideration in the engineering of the new HP A3 MFPs. Customers want to protect their intellectual property and their customers’ confidential information. The HP PageWide and LaserJet Enterprise devices feature industry-leading embedded security features including Sure Start, run-time intrusion detection, and whitelisting, making them the world’s most secure printers.3 The HP PageWide Pro devices will feature best-in-class security with features such as secure boot and firmware integrity checking.4
All of the new HP PageWide and LaserJet devices can be used with HP’s security services and JetAdvantage portfolio of management and security software, including the recently announced JetAdvantage on Demand cloud platform, reducing the burden on partners to secure and manage these devices.