HP introduced a new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers, offering the fastest large-format production printing available in color and black-and-white. HP PageWide XL Printers do the job of two printers in one single device, providing monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds up to 60 percent faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printer.
The new printers will enable reprographic houses, print service providers (PSPs) enterprise central reprographic departments (CRDs) and print corners to produce computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and will open new business opportunities with geographic information system (GIS) maps, point-of-sale applications and posters.
“Our large-format printing customers are continually exploring ways to improve productivity, streamline workflow and reduce costs,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Imaging and Printing, HP. “The HP PageWide XL Printers announced today deliver what our customers have been seeking for years and will revolutionize the production printing market, offering affordable, high-quality black-and-white and color output in a single device at the fastest speeds available.”
HP PageWide XL Printers are the first products introduced under the new HP PageWide sub-brand. Based on proven HP PageWide Technology, which currently powers HP Inkjet Web Presses, HP business printers and will be scaled for upcoming HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion printers, the new portfolio delivers on the announcement made last year, providing low operation costs driven by life-long printheads, high ink efficiency and cloud-based support.
HP PageWide XL Pigment Inks increase print quality with crisp lines, fine detail and smooth grayscales that are superior to LED prints. HP PageWide XL Pigment Inks also provide dark blacks, vivid colors, and moisture and fade resistance even on uncoated bond paper at high speeds.
New HP large-format printing materials up to 40 inches (1 meter) meet ISO/U.S. technical and offset standard page sizes and provide quick-dry, smear resistant prints. New media to accompany the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio includes HP Universal Bond Paper for technical applications, HP Production Matte Polypropylene to produce roll-up banners, and HP Production Matte, Gloss, and Satin Poster Papers for point-of-sale applications and poster production.