HP Inc. Launches its First Imaging Devices: Five New Wide-Format DesignJets for Technical Applications
Today, the newly formed HP Inc. launched its first imaging devices, five new HP DesignJet technical printers, including the flagship HP DesignJet T830 MFP and HP DesignJet T730 Printer, all designed for architect, engineering, and construction (AEC) print, scan, and copy applications.
HP says the new systems have been engineered to withstand tough environments, and are designed for making large-format printing faster and easier, from the office to construction sites.
“Even as AEC and design professionals become increasingly mobile, they prefer making edits and reviewing plans on the printed page,” said Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager of HP Inc.’s Large Format Printing group. “HP’s innovative new large-format printers and MFPs simplify collaboration with next-level features and mobile printing capabilities to meet this blended reality and print whatever and wherever AEC professionals need.”
HP DesignJet T830 MFP and HP DesignJet T730 Printer
Designed for construction professionals, general contractors, and computer-aided design (CAD) teams, HP says the DesignJet T830 MFP (see Youtube video here) is the industry’s most affordable, compact, and transportable integrated large-format MFP. Half the size of competitive large-format MFPs, with the same footprint as the DesignJet T730 Printer (see Youtube video here), HP says the MFP provides a damage-resistant design able to withstand challenging job sites, a built-in scanner, and a front panel that can be extended and operated from a tablet.
“Architectural drawings are at the heart of what we do as contractors, and getting them to the site quickly is key. However, outsourcing our large-format printing was causing delays and costing money,” said Neil Geraghty, surveyor for Duke Construction. “With the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, we are able to quickly and affordably produce high-quality, large-format prints in-house, while HP mobile printing makes choosing, editing and printing files easy to do from any location.”
Recommended for use in challenging work environments where the MFP must endure dust, frequent transportation or potential hits, such as in mobile offices at construction sites, an optional HP DesignJet Rugged Case offers enhanced damage and dust protection. For durability, the system also features reinforced wheels and feet on the device’s stand.
A 36″ wide, integrated scanner enables users to modify, scan, and share plans in the office, or on construction sites from a mobile device, while its touchscreen provides realistic print preview and document cropping.
Sharing many of the same features of the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, the HP DesignJet T730 Printer provides:
- Increased ease-of-use and competitive speeds, delivering high-quality A1/D-size prints in as few as 25 seconds.
- An automatic sheet feeder, enabling easy printing of half-size drawings up to 13″ wide, avoiding paper waste and extra labor for cutting the roll output.
- Off-axis ink delivery, allowing flexible ink cartridge sizes from 40 – 300 ml that adjust to the actual usage profile of each customer, avoiding expenses and expiration issues in low-usage environments.
- An Econofast print mode, saving ink and time spent printing working documents and drafts.
- A detachable stand, making moving the printer from office-to-office easier.
- Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi network connectivity, enabling the system to create its own Wi-Fi network for direct mobile printing without the need for other infrastructure.
- Front panel with a touchscreen that features smartphone-like operation.
HP DesignJet T930 Printer, HP DesignJet T1530 Printer, and HP DesignJet T2530 MFP
HP also introduced these three new HP DesignJet systems for AEC applications:
- The HP DesignJet T930 Printe (see Youtube video here), which is designed for small- and mid-size AEC teams. The device offers enhanced security protocols to help safeguard information, while providing superior print quality with six HP Original inks, including gray and photo-black inks.
- The HP DesignJet T1530 Printer (see Youtube video here) is a dual-roll 36″ printer featuring six HP Original inks, an integrated 50-page output stacking tray, and advanced security protocols, and is suitable for workgroups in high-volume environments.
The HP DesignJet T2530 M (see Youtube video here) is said to be an easy-to-operate MFP featuring an intuitive control panel for print, scan, and copy functions and two rolls. It provides advanced design and engineering workgroups A1/D-size prints in as few as 21 seconds, and 2.5″ per-second color scanning. The system also provides offers secure printing, and HP says it’s easy to manage from upgrades to network integration.
HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote
New mobile printing capabilities are also provided. The new HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote is a free mobile application that enables easy printing and scanning to HP Web-enabled printers and MFPs from both Apple and Android devices. Built-in mobile printing features, including printer discovery through wireless Internet, Wi-Fi Direct, and Near Field Communication (NFC) tap-to-print, as well as e-mail printing to HP ePrint-enabled printers, are available. HP says its AiO Printer Remote application also makes mobile scanning and sharing easier, and provides a direct connection to online document repositories, such as Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.
HP expects the DesignJet T830 MFP, DesignJet T730 Printer, DesignJet T930 Printer, DesignJet T1530 Printer series, and DesignJet T2530 MFP series to be available worldwide beginning November 30, 2015.
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