New HP Officejet Pro Business Inkjet All-in-Ones Feature Ink-Replacement Service; Mopria, NFC Mobile Printing; Cloud Storage
Hewlett-Packard today launched new color inkjet Officejet Pro business All-in-Ones with HP’s Instant Ink program, mobile printing (including Mopria-certified mobile printing), compatibility with HP’s Web Jetadmin, and compatibility with HP’s Flow CM Professional cloud-based document storage.
HP says the new Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One, Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One, and Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One offer color printing for up to 50 percent lower cost per page compared to color laser printers (see our take below). The new All-in-Ones can also be managed via HP’s Web Jetadmin, a free download, and are compatible with HP’s Flow CM Professional, HP’s online content-management system that enables users to store and share documents on password-protected and encrypted online sites hosted by HP. Documents can be captured using the new All-in-Ones’ scanning, and sent to the customer’s account, as well as captured via other scanners, and via smartphones and tablets’ camera function, and then accessed from the All-in-One, smartphone, PC, or tablet.
The new All-in-Ones are also eligible for HP’s Instant Ink, HP’s ink-replacement service that it says can save customers up to 50 percent on ink. With Instant Ink, customers can enroll in one of three monthly plans. Before ink runs out, the printer notifies HP, and HP ink cartridges are automatically ordered, and then shipped to the customer. Plans are based on the number of pages printed, not cartridges used, with customers paying one monthly fee, whether printing black-and-white, or color documents.
- Occasional printing – $2.99 per month; print 50 pages; up to 50 pages can be rolled over into the next month; each additional set of 15 pages costs just $1 per month.
- Moderate printing – $4.99 per month; print 100 pages per month; 100 un-used pages be rolled over into the next month; each additional set of pages costs just $1.
- High-volume printing – $9.99 per month; print 300 pages per month; up to 300 pages can be rolled over into the next month; each additional set of 25 pages costs $1.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing and availability is as follows. All of the All-in-Ones feature an Ethernet network interface; wireless 802.11b/g/n interface; print, copy, scan, and fax; automatic document feeder; scan to email, fax, network, and PC; and 8.5″x14″ maximum print and scan size. They also use four separate ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and HP’s 951 and high-yield 951XL ink cartridges. The 951XL black ink cartridge yields up to 2,300 pages, while each cyan, magenta, and yellow ink cartridge yields up to 1,500 pages.
- The Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One is expected to be available for a starting price of $199 in select countries starting April 7th. It features a 2.65″ color touch screen, and is rated at ISO 9 (black)/8 (color) ppm.
- The Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One—featuring a 4.3-inch color touch screen; faster printing (ISO 21 [black]/16.5 [color] ppm), and scanning speeds than the Officejet Pro 8610, and a 50-page automatic document feeder—is expected to be available for a starting price of $299 in select countries starting April 7th.
- The HP Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One is a step up from the HP Officejet Pro 8620, and includes an additional paper tray, color cartridges, and OCR software, and is expected to be available for a starting price of $399 in select countries starting May 5th.
All models will be rolled out to additional countries throughout the spring.
These new Officejet Pro All-in-Ones are HP’s most ambitious business inkjets to date (and, according to research from InfoTrends, by 2016, business inkjet printers are expected to represent 56 percent of all print devices used by U.S. businesses). Not only do they support HP’s CM Flow Professional for hosted cloud-based document storing and sharing anytime-anywhere, they also support HP’s Instant Ink program, which business users should find attractive, as the hassle of ordering and purchasing ink cartridges is eliminated, as well as the expense of shipping, and users will save significantly on ink costs – for instance, paying just $9.99 per month for printing 300 pages – which works out to 3 cents per page, whether the page is black-and-white or color. This 3 cents per page is an outstanding cost per page when printing in color (in contrast, color cost per page for many lasers and inkjets can be well over 10 cents); however, if you’re printing virtually all black-and-white output, this is about average for this class.
The new All-in-Ones also support one of the broadest mobile-printing suites to date, offering not only HP ePrint, ePrint apps, but Mopria-certified mobile printing, and NFC touch-to-print mobile printing. Stay tuned, as we report on more information as it becomes available.