HP reveals updated OfficeJet, LaserJet models, new line of business printers

HP Inc. has announced more than 15 new printer models that it will be releasing between April and September this year – including a new line, PageWide, based on groundbreaking technology that can print up to 75 professional-quality colour documents per minute.

Updated versions of the company’s signature OfficeJet and LaserJet models were also revealed, along with a new security-based printing service.

Announced back in June 2014, HP’s new line of PageWide printers use more than 200,000 nozzles positioned along a stationary, page-spanning print bar to deliver their blinding speeds. Actual printing times vary by model, with the PageWide Enterprise Color 556 and PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586 each capable of delivering up to 75 pages per minute, or 15,000 pages a month. Both are expected to be released in May, with the Color 556 selling for $749 and the MFP 586 running for $1999.

Other variations of new PageWide line, all of which have been designed for small businesses and work groups, will include:

  • The PageWide Pro 552dw and the PageWide Pro MFP 577dw, both of which are capable of printing up to 70 pages per minute, or 6000 pages per month, and expected to be released in April for $699.00;
  • The PageWide Pro 452dw and the PageWide Pro MFP 477dw, which can print up to 55 pages per minute or 4500 pages per month, and is expected to be available in April starting at $499.00;
  • The PageWide 352dw and the PageWide MFP 377dw, which can print up to 45 pages per minute or 3000 per month, and is expected to be available in June; no price was released.

HP is also introducing Secure Managed Print Services, a new security-based offering that helps businesses secure their print environment using such tools as built-in security software, data encryption, and HP Quick Assess, a free one-hour phone session that will assess a printer network’s vulnerability.

Finally, the company revealed the latest additions to its two most popular lines – OfficeJet Pro, aimed at the small and home business markets, and LaserJet Pro, aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses:

  • The LaserJet Pro M501 series, a monochrome printer capable of printing up to 6,000 pages per month, which is expected to be released in April for $549.00;
  • The Color LaserJet Pro MFP M377 series, which can print up to 4000 pages per month and is expected to be available in April for $489.00;
  • The OfficeJet Pro 6960/6970 all-in-one series, which HP promises can deliver “professional quality” printing at less than half the cost of laser, and is expected to be available in June starting at $149.99;
  • The OfficeJet Pro 8710/8720/8730/8740 all-in-one series and OfficeJet Pro 8210, both of which HP says will cost up to 50 per cent less per page when compared to laser printing; the former is expected to be released in April starting at $199.99, while the latter is scheduled to be released in September for $129.99.

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Eric Emin Wood
Eric Emin Wood
Former editor of ITBusiness.ca turned consultant with public relations firm Porter Novelli. When not writing for the tech industry enjoys photography, movies, travelling, the Oxford comma, and will talk your ear off about animation if you give him an opening.

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