HP Targeting New 70-PPM Officejet Enterprise Inkjets at Large Workgroups, Enterprises
Hewlett-Packard announced its most ambitious Officejet inkjets today, the Officejet Enterprise Color series, which consists of three MFPs and two printers, and all of which are based upon the company’s PageWide inkjet print head with print speeds up to 70 ppm.
The HP Officejet Enterprise Color MFP X585 and HP Officejet Enterprise Color X555 are powered by HP’s PageWide Technology, which HP says takes proven, advanced commercial-printing technologies and scales them to a new class of enterprise printers. HP says the new Officejet Enterprise series prints at twice the speed and at up to half the cost per page of comparable laser-based devices.
The firm also says the new Officejet Enterprise series feature enterprise functionality and a familiar IT experience, including the same user interface as 12 million HP enterprise LaserJet printers. The new devices also support the latest HP LaserJet FutureSmart firmware and HP Open Extensibility Platform (OXP), so that enterprise software and solutions—including HP Access Control and HP Capture & Route—can be accessed through one button on the device.
The series also includes a scan-optimized HP Flow bundle, providing an on-ramp to scanning and digitizing documents with faster and more accurate enterprise-grade scanning and document processing that speed the transition from a paper- to a digital-based office.
The MPF configurations feature an 8″ color touch screen.
All configurations feature a Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP) for adding solutions such as a user-authentication card reader.
Three configurations can be equipped with an optional 500-sheet paper tray and product stand to become floor-standing units.
HP says that more than 60 billion pages have been printed using HP PageWide Technology. In Managed Print Services environments, it says these devices deliver greater cost savings with the lowest cost per page in color, and provide spot or accent color mode, with a small color logo or line of hyperlink text printed at the same price as black-and-white prints.
The HP Officejet Enterprise series prints at up to 70 ppm, which HP says is up to twice as fast as in-class competitive printers. The series also requires up to 84 percent less power while printing, and up to 25 percent less power, as measured by the Energy Star TEC method, compared to competing laser printers.
The new series also supports HP’s FutureSmart technology, which enables customers to upgrade the device’s firmware with existing solutions or solutions available in the future. Similar to a PC operating system, the device can be upgraded with service packs or major new functionality releases, such as security or workflow solutions.
The new devices can also be managed with HP’s free Web JetAdmin management solution.
As for consumables, there are four 980 black, cyan, magenta, and yellow ink cartridge. The black cartridge is good for up to 10,000 pages and lists at $109, while each 980 color cartridge is good for up to 6,600 pages and lists at $97, which translates into an economical cost per page – 1.0 cents for black, and 5.2 cents for color.