Posts tagged: Hewlett-Packard

HP Showcases PageWide Web Press HD in Corvallis

Jim Hamilton
 Oct 14, 2015

Earlier this month, HP invited a group of customers and prospects to its Corvallis, Oregon facility to show them the latest developments in the newly renamed PageWide Web Press (formerly known as the Inkjet Web Press) product line. The facility tour began with a visit to HP’s Corvallis “Fab” lab, the fabrication laboratory where the silicon wafers used in inkjet print heads are made using micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) manufacturing techniques. The latest models use the new high-definition nozzle architecture (HDNA) and are 2,400 nozzle-per-inch, dual channel, thermal inkjet (TIJ) print heads capable of speeds up to 800 feet per minute in Performance Mode on the T480 HD (a 33% increase from the T410’s 600 fpm of the previous HP TIJ heads). The minute details of the microscopic thermal inkjet nozzles are absolutely mind-boggling. An excellent visual tour of how these nozzles operate can be seen in this computer-animated video that HP recently produced. Also on the tour was a visit to HP’s ink lab, and finally a view of several HP PageWide Web Presses including a T230, a T410 running a corrugated cardboard application, a T300 series product, a 110-inch print bar from a T1100S, and a T480 HD.

It is the “HD” versions of the PageWide Web Press family that will use the HDNA heads. The first HD versions will be Read more »

HP’s new enterprise ink series: user experience

Christine Dunne Dunne
 May 27, 2014

After providing an overview of HP’s new enterprise inkjet series, discussing its positioning and key features, and explaining its cost benefits, I will address the experience of using one of the models in our office. Over the last few weeks, my colleagues and I have tested the Officejet Enterprise X585z MFP, the top-of-the-line model in the series. While our office is not necessarily the size of an “enterprise” or large business (fewer than 50 people work regularly out of the Boston-based headquarters), our print volumes are likely in sync with the device’s recommended page volume of up to 6,000 pages per month.

The HP Officejet Enterprise X585z MFP in our office

We are not a testing company, but I believe our experience can be instructive as it represents a real-world trial of the device. Like most businesses, we have certain requirements and preferences for our printouts/scans/etc., and are able to evaluate how well the X585z meets our requirements. Read more »

HP’s enterprise ink series: positioning & key features

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Apr 14, 2014

HP is targeting its new page-wide business inkjet series towards the “enterprise,” which the company defines as “large” organizations with solutions needs around manageability, security, extensibility, etc. In addition, HP suggests the devices are intended for groups of 5 to 15 users who print up to 6,000 pages per month.

Positioning of new HP Officejet Enterprise X series

The new Officejet Enterprise X line incorporates features and functionality that go beyond the capabilities of the Officejet Pro X series, including more robust scanning, embedded OCR, a pull-out keyboard, a larger touchscreen, customizable job shortcuts, full solutions capability, and a secure hard disk. It is clear these features were included with the needs of larger businesses in mind.

However, the positioning of these devices as “enterprise” is likely something that is going to prove subjective, especially as the definition of “enterprise” often varies from one vendor to another. Read more »

Eight Print Sample Videos from PRINT 13

Jim Hamilton
 Oct 2, 2013

InfoTrends Group Director Jim Hamilton has recorded eight short videos (four minutes or less) that highlight some interesting print samples from PRINT 13:

Of course this is only a small selection of print samples from the show. If you saw a print sample that you think deserves attention, please send it my way: Jim Hamilton, InfoTrends, 97 Libbey Industrial Parkway, Weymouth, MA 02189.

For other InfoTrends PRINT 13 coverage, see The Top Trends of PRINT 13.

Now that the Officejet Pro X is available, what’s it like?

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Mar 18, 2013

Part five: Overall experience

Over the last month or so, I have blogged about my experience using HP’s new Officejet Pro X576dw MFP; I’ve also discussed my colleagues’ first impressions of the new page-wide inkjet device. The purpose of this activity has been to evaluate what it’s like using the device day-to-day in a typical office–not to provide a technical review of the product.

Officejet Pro X576dw

On the whole, my colleagues and I have been very happy with our experience of the MFP. Not only was the device easy to handle, unpack, set up, and use, but it is delivering output at the level we require for more than 10 users. Granted, most of these users are not printing every day, but it has been reassuring to find that the X576dw can function perfectly well as a primary print device in our environment.

The purpose of this fifth and final blog post is to provide an overview of InfoTrends’ experience using the MFP. We will highlight what we consider to be the key advantages of the product as well as some areas where things could perhaps be improved a little. Read more »

HP Introduces its First Page-Wide Desktop Inkjet Product

Other Posts
 Oct 30, 2012

On October 30th, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the upcoming availability of its first desktop page-wide inkjet devices–the HP Officejet Pro X series–as well as a new line of laser workflow multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and associated solutions. All of the products are targeted toward the business market. From a hardware and supplies perspective, we believe the development in page-wide technology (officially known as HP’s “PageWide Technology”) has the most potential to create disruption within this market. The office market has traditionally been dominated by laser-based technology, but the introduction of page-wide inkjet devices with robust speed, print quality, and paper handling capabilities from a market leader like HP could really change how customers view inkjet technology.

HP Officejet Pro X series

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Print Samples from the HP Pre-drupa Event in Israel

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 26, 2012



In this video blog I discuss print samples provided by HP at their press/analyst event in Israel (March 2012). These include HP Indigo, HP Inkjet Web Press, and HP Specialty Printing Systems examples. This event is covered in two other InfoTrends blogs:

ITC Issues Another General Exclusion Order for Certain Inkjet Cartridges

Other Posts
 Nov 11, 2011

In October, the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a notice of final determination finding a violation of Section 337, issuing a general exclusion order (GEO), and terminating the investigation in Certain Inkjet Cartridges with Printheads and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-723). With this general exclusion, three major vendors, HP, Epson, and Lexmark, now have general exclusion orders to help curb primarily new build products entering the United States from any source that affect certain claims of their supplies patents. The table below details all of these complaints with patents and products affected. Read more »

Canon Sues Ninestar and Others over Toner Patents

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 Jun 30, 2010

According to recent news, Canon Inc. (Tokyo), Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Virginia, Inc. filed a 337 complaint on Monday, June 28, 2010, with the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether Ninestar Image International Ltd. and others infringed two patents for a series of toner cartridges that can be used in Canon and Hewlett-Packard printers. Reportedly, Canon has also filed a companion lawsuit in federal court in New York. The ITC complaint (Docket No: 2743) alleges that 20 respondents have unlawfully imported infringing toner cartridges and related products into the United States. Canon would like to block these imports. Read more »

HP announces “Plug and Print” Printers

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 Apr 13, 2010

As part of its LaserJet Professional series, Hewlett-Packard announced four new LaserJet printers geared for small- and micro-businesses. The models include the HP LaserJet Pro P1100 Printer series ($129); HP LaserJet Pro M1130/M1210 MFP series ($149 to $199); HP LaserJet Pro 1566 Printer ($179, not for US market but for Asia Pacific), and HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn Printer ($229). The four monochrome printers incorporate a new feature called HP Smart Install, which provides for automatic driver installation. Basically, the drivers for these printers reside in the printer firmware. When users plug in one of the new printers and connect it to a PC or laptop using a USB cable, the printer driver will install automatically.

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