HP Jumps on Ink-Tank Bandwagon with Refillable All-in-Ones
HP Inc. hopped aboard the ink-tank bandwagon with new refillable-ink-tank color inkjet All-in-Ones available in India and the Philippines. The new HP DeskJet GT 5820 and Deskjet GT 5810 All-in-Ones are designed for small businesses, and come bundled with a set of cyan, magenta, and yellow “spill-free” dye-based ink bottles, each of which yields up to 8,000 pages, and a black-pigment ink bottle that yields up to 5,000 pages.
The new All-in-Ones, which provide print, copy, and scan (all in color), are virtually the same, except that the DeskJet GT 5820 features wireless connectivity and mobile print and scan. With the DeskJet GT5820, users can set up the All-in-One using smartphones and tablets, and, even without a wireless network, HP says Wi-Fi Direct enables users to directly connect the All-in-One to their mobile device. With the HP All-in-One Printer Remote app, users may also send scanned documents to email addresses and Web-based cloud-storage sites via their mobile device. They may also print from a variety of devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads using AirPrint, or via smartphones and tablets running Android, Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10, and Google Chrome operating systems. The lower-priced DeskJet GT5810 features a high-speed USB 2.0 port only, and there’s no mobile print or scan.
Both new models are available now. The HP Deskjet GT 5820 has an MSRP of Rs. (Indian Rupee) of 11,600 (approximately $170 U.S.), while the HP Deskjet GT 5810 has an MSRP of Rs. 12,999 (approximately $190 U.S.).
Each ink bottle has an MSRP of INR (Indian Rupee) of 498/-, or approximately $7.28 U.S. That translates into an incredibly low cost per page: 0.001 cents for black, and 0.004 cents for CYMK color.
Spill-Free Ink Replenishment
HP stresses that it’s solved one of the biggest frustrations of ink-tank printers – ink spillage (an issue addressed by Wirth Consulting’s hands-on test report, Report: Continuous Ink-Supply System Inkjet Printers – How do They Stack Up?) HP says it’s solved the problem by making refilling ink tanks “clean and easy” with its spill-free refill system. It says the ink bottles can be simply plugged into the ink tank without any squeezing required. The ink tanks themselves are also transparent so that users may easily monitor ink levels.
Specifications for the DeskJet GT 5820 All-in-One include:
- ISO print speed black: 8 ppm
- ISO print speed color: 5 ppm
- Draft print speed:Up to 16 ppm
- First page out (ready): 13 (black)/17 (color) seconds
- Monthly duty cycle (A4 paper): Up to 1,000 pages
- Recommended monthly page volume: 400 to 800 pages
- Print technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
- Printer drivers: HP PCL 3, GUI
- Print quality (best): Color: Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1,200 input dpi); black: Up to 1,200 x 1,200 rendered dpi
- Display: 7 segment and icon LCD
- Processor speed: 360 MHz
- Wireless capability: Yes
- Connectivity: 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
- HP ePrint capability: Yes
- Mobile printing capability: Yes
- Scanner: Flatbed; scan-file format: JPEG, TIFF, PDF, BMP, PNG
- Scan resolution, optical: Up to 1,200 dpi
- Scan bit depth: 24-bit
- Automatic document feeder: No
- Scan input modes: Scanning via HP Photosmart Software
- Paper handling: 60-sheet input tray; 25-sheet output tray
- Replacement cartridges:
- HP GT51 Black Original Ink Bottle (90CC)
- HP GT52 Cyan Original Ink Bottle (70CC)
- HP GT52 Magenta Original Ink Bottle (70CC)
- HP GT52 Yellow Original Ink Bottle (70CC).
For more information and complete specifications, visit HP here.
As noted, the DeskJet GT 5810 is virtually the same as DeskJet GT 5820, but it has a high-speed USB 2.0 port only – there’s no wireless connectivity, and no mobile print and scan. For more information and complete specifications, visit HP here.
The new refillable ink-tanks currently appear only available in India and the Philippines, and there’s no word when – or if – HP will bring them to North America.
- February 2016: Epson Says it’s Sold More than a Million InkTank Printers in India
- November 2015: Canon Shows First Inkjet Printers with Refillable Ink Tanks, the Pixma G Series
- October 2015: Epson High-Capacity Ink-Tank Printers Achieving 40% Sales Growth; Plans New Print-Head Factory to Meet Demand
- June 2015: Brother Launches Color Inkjet All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in India
- August 2015: New Epson EcoTank Inkjets Said to Print up to Two Years Without Needing Ink Replacement
- January 2015: Epson Brings Business Inkjets with Replaceable Ink Packs for Printing Up to 75,000 Pages to the U.S.
- October 2014: Epson Releases New EcoTank All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in Western Europe
- January 2014: Memjet Adds Image Star as U.S. Distributor for Memjet-Powered C6000 Series with Refillable Ink Cartridges
- May 2013: Epson Launches L Series Inkjet Printers and All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Cartridges