HP Reveals Fastest Desktop Colour Printer In The World
Industries across the world have grown and expanded alongside the development of technology over recent years.
The internet has brought a number of new possibilities for companies in a variety of sectors, while advanced hardware and equipment is increasingly making processes easier for people across the world.
One of the industries that has grown significantly over recent years is the printing sector, where capabilities have widened massively.
Now, there are a variety of multi-function (MFP) and Wi-Fi printers available for customers, bringing with them a wide range of options for businesses and residents.
MFPs enable users to carry out a number of different capabilities and save space in the process.
Rather than buying a separate printer, scanner and copier, businesses can use all three of the systems within one machine, allowing them to use less desk space that can instead be utilised for other equipment and documents.
Wi-Fi printers are now commonplace in firms and are very useful for large offices where a high number of print jobs will be running at one time, for example.
Cloud computing is now a key part of printing, as businesses can setup their system to allow people to send documents from remote locations, facilitating bring your own device (BYOD) policies.
Thanks to this trend, workers can use laptops, tablets or smartphones which they are familiar with, which could help to boost productivity dramatically.
Along with these technological developments, the speed of printers has increased dramatically, with HP leading the way with its Officejet Pro X system.
Guinness World Records has recognised the machine as the world's fastest desktop printer. It has been designed to meet the demanding and unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses.
The machines can deliver twice the speed and half the cost of many other laser printers, as they are powered by HP PageWide Technology. This ink platform can deliver high-quality professional documents at up to 70 pages per minute.
As well as this, the printers can be integrated into existing IT infrastructures via enhanced manageability and workflow solutions.
HP PageWide technology delivers four colours of original HP ink simultaneously onto a moving sheet of paper, which moves as the printhead remains stationary, enabling the system to print quickly and quietly.
The HP Officejet Pro X boasts energy-saving and waste-saving features along with best-in-class supplies that further the ink specialist's commitment to improve the sustainability of office printing.
HP's 970 and 971 ink cartridges contain long-lasting pigment inks which are quick-drying and offer highly durable, professional quality of prints.
HP's Officejet Pro X machine uses 50 per cent less energy, while HO 970 and 971 ink cartridges create up to 50 per cent less supplies waste than laser.
Furthermore, automatic two-sided printing is available on each model, offering extra ways to save paper.
Zac Butcher, director of digital peripherals solutions consulting service—Europe, InfoTrends, said: "As organisations continue to identify ways to increase productivity and reduce operating costs, the use of inkjets in the office will continue to grow.
"We expect business inkjet devices to take a greater share of the office printing market, and anticipate that worldwide placements of business inkjet devices will grow from 14.7 million in 2011 to 18.9 million in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2 percent."
Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, inkjet and printing solutions and graphics solutions business, printing and personal systems group, HP, said that SMB customers constantly look for ways to save money.
"The new HP Officejet Pro X Series is an ideal solution that delivers professional printing at a faster rate and cheaper cost than laser printers, while generating significantly less waste," Mr Nigro explained.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.