Re-Engineered HP Color LaserJets with JetAdvantage Cloud-Based Pull Print, Private Print, Faster Print Speeds, More

printers on stageMarch 11, 2015 – Along with its new JetIntelligence toner cartridges (see our story here), yesterday in New York, Hewlett-Packard, calling it its most significant re-engineering since the introduction of the HP LaserJet in 1984, unveiled its next-generation LaserJet family, which it says use up to 53-percent less energy, take up to 40-percent less space, and faster “wake up,” print, and duplex.

The new Color LaserJet Pro M252 printer, Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277, and HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552 and M553 MFPs also feature HP’s new JetAdvantage Private Print, which HP previewed last September. With JetAdvantage Private Print, print jobs are securely stored in the cloud until the user authenticates at the printer and claims the job from the printer. HP JetAdvantage Private Print also supports HP Common Card Reader with a hardware integration pocket (HIP) for card-based user authentication, as well as a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices to print from tablets and smartphones. The new models also features HP’s new cloud-based JetAdvantage Pull Print. With JetAdvantage Pull Print, a cloud-based, server-less solution, print jobs are stored in a private cloud repository using 256-bit AES encryption. After the user sends a print job, the job is held in the secure “cloud print queue” until the user authenticates themselves at any supported HP printer or MFP via either PIN, card, or mobile device, and the user releases the job for printing. Print jobs are held for up to three days in the queue, and then are automatically erased; users can also access their personal queue online, and delete jobs

HP also says the new Color LaserJet printers and MFPs – pictured above – feature a smaller footprint, easier set-up and installation, as well as up to 40-percent faster printing from sleep mode versus competitors. They also feature significantly lower energy consumption: up to 15-percent lower for the M252, 16-percent lower for the M277, and 53-percent lower for the M553 (all versus the models’ respective predecessors). The three new models also use HP’s JetIntelligence toner cartridges that HP says deliver significantly more prints and lower cost per page (see our story here)

March 2015 printers and MFP

From left to right: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277 series; Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 series; and Color LaserJet Pro M252 series.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M252

The Color LaserJet Pro M252 ($299.99 ERP for dw configuration) is an A4 (print on up to 8.5″x14″) desktop color laser printer rated at 19 ppm in black-and-white and color at 600 x 600 dpi resolution, with a FPOT of 11.5 (black)/13 (color) seconds. HP says it’s up to 33 percent smaller than competitive devices. It’s designed for small workgroups, and features a 3.0″ touch screen, Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX network interface, USB port, 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, user authentication via WEP, WPA, or 802.11x, encryption via AES or TKIP,.and 256 MB of memory are standard.

Mobile printing is via HP ePrint, HP Mobile Apps, and WiFi Direct printing, and there’s also support for Apple AirPrint, Mopria mobile-printing standards, as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) touch-to-print mobile printing.

Maximum monthly volume is up to 2,500 pages.

The Color LaserJet Pro M252 uses new JetIntelligence 201 toner cartridges that consist of:

  • HP 201A black toner cartridge that yields approximately 1,500 pages, while each HP 201A cyan, magenta, and yellow toner cartridge yields approximately 1,400 pages.
  • HP 201X high-yield black toner cartridge that yields approximately 2,800 pages, while each HP 201X cyan, magenta, and yellow toner cartridges yields approximately 2,300 pages.

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277

According to HP, the Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277 ($429.99 ERP for dw configuration) is the smallest laser MFP on the market, and offers the fastest two-sided printing in its class. It’s essentially the MFP version of the Color LaserJet Pro M252, adding color scan, color copy, and fax, and 50-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder. For scanning, there’s new HP JetAdvantage Scan and Send for converting documents into digital files and then sending them to cloud-based document repositories. It also uses the new JetIntelligence 201A and X toner cartridges.

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553/M552 Series

As its name implies the A4 Color LaserJet Enterprise M553/M552 printers are for larger workgroups of five to 15 users printing up to 6,000 pages per month, and are rated at 40 ppm in both black-and-white and color at 1,200 dpi resolution, with a FPOT of 9 seconds

For mobile printing, HP’s included Google Cloud Print 2.0 supporting Google’s new local printing standard for Chromebooks and Chrome OS applications, as well as HP ePrint, and NFC touch-to-print. The printers can also be integrated with optional HP and third-party solutions for document-capture and document processing capture (visit HP here for more), and JetAdvantage Security Solutions, such as HP Printing Security Advisory Services (visit HP here for more).

All three configurations Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 feature HP ePrint, NFC touch-to-print, and Mopria-certification, while the flagship Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x also features wireless direct printing.

Connectivity is via an embedded HP Jetdirect Ethernet print server that supports Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet.

The Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 also uses HP’s new higher-yield JetIntelligence 501 toner cartridges:

  • The HP 508A black toner cartridge yields approximately 6,000 pages, while each HP 508A cyan, yellow, and magenta toner cartridge yields approximately 5,000 pages.
  • The HP 508X black toner cartridge yields approximately 12,500 pages, while each 508X cyan, yellow, and magenta toner cartridge yields approximately 9,5000 pages.

With the Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 series, using the 508A toner cartridges, cost per page for black is 2.5 cents, and 13.5 cents for color, while using the 508X toner cartridges, cost per page is 1.75 cents for black, and 10.5 cents for color.

Pricing begins at $1,199.99 for the flagship Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x configuration, which features a 4.3″ color touch screen.

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