HP marks 30 years of DesignJet with new range

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HP Inc has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices, to mark the 30 year anniversary of its first DesignJet printer, with sustainability the keyword in the new printers, which both contain a large amount of recycled plastic.

According to HP, the new sustainability improved DesignJet Z Pro and PageWide XL Pro devices offer advanced photo and colour quality, provide enhanced precision, and deliver new graphics application potential. The new HP PageWide XL Pro series is now available, while the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro is expected to be available on 2 October.  

“As our customers continue to grapple with uncertain business conditions following a challenging past couple of years, we know that expanding their print application reach, an ability to move fast, and outstanding colour and graphics performance define their large format printing needs”, said Craig Hardman, country manager, Large Format Printing, HP Australia and New Zealand. “This is why we are introducing the new HP DesignJet Z Pro and HP PageWide XL Pro series. Both portfolios are designed to help users navigate uncertain demand, respond to tighter deadlines and unlock untapped potential in their own offerings.” 

New offerings: HP DesignJet Z6 Pro & Z9 Pro
Sustainably improved: HP DesignJet Z6 Pro & Z9 Pro

In terms of sustainability,  the new HP DesignJet portfolio and HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are all rated as Energy Star 3.0 compliant.

Made up of 30 per cent recycled plastic, both new portfolios are compatible with large format FSC-certified papers and HP Eco Carton Cartridges, achieving up to 80 per cent reduction in plastic. The outer carton of Eco-Carton cartridges can be disposed of through local cardboard recycling . 

Inks for the HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are UL Ecologo Certified and verified for Nordic Swan Ecolabel printing companies

HP PageWide XL and DesignJet prints are recyclable, returnable, non-hazardous and safe for disposal.

HP DesignJet Z Pro
HP says that, thanks to its chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, HP DesignJet Z Pro users can now achieve 93 per cent pantone coverage – 26 per cent more gamut compared to the previous generation – and produce prints with the image quality of a 12-ink printer with just nine inks.

Features such as the High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) printheads and dual drop technology, are said to reduce visible grain and eliminate the need for light coloured inks.

According to HP, the printer offers the widest colour gamut in its category, and allows users to customise ICC profiles for their print jobs. A HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit is also available separately, while the HP PrintOS mobile app and the smart cloud-based solution HP PrintOS Service Center application are useful additions.

The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro allows users to print up to 18 per cent faster, with better quality, on satin photo media - and 46 per cent faster on canvas.

HP PageWide XL 
The new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 offer print speeds up to 400 sqm an hour, and 500 sqm an hour, respectively.

HP says that the HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and the HP PageWide XL Pro 8200, which include versatile stackers and inline folders, offer low running costs for CAD drawings and posters, when up to three-litre Original HP Eco-Carton ink cartridges are used.

The compact HP PageWide XL Pro 10000, which includes an auto sheet feeder and versatile stacker, can print up to 700 sqm or 1,000 B1 posters per hour, 20 on different sizes materials, including paper and boards to card stock and cut sheets. It also features the first HP large-format providing seamless end-to-end cut-sheet workflow.


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