HP releases its first web-connected printers for businesses


14 Sep 2010

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HP launched its first web-connected printers for small businesses, adding to its HP Officejet portfolio. It also included the world’s first wide-print-format all-in-one device with web connectivity.

The new HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series and the HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One have HP ePrint technology, allowing users to print from any mobile device.

It can also print web content, such as templates and stored documents without a PC by using HP print apps.

“We are making web-connected printing the new industry standard – first for consumers, and now for small business,” said Gary Tierney, country manager for HP Image and Printing Group, Ireland.

“With the addition of HP ePrint technology and HP print apps to these new HP business inkjet printers, small businesses can significantly improve their productivity – both in the office and on the go.”

HP ePrint technology gives each printer a unique email address to allow for printing on the go without requiring drivers or software.

It uses anti-spam filters to protect customers from unwanted use and the address can be reset at any time. Customers can set up a "white list" to ensure only a preapproved list of emails can use it.

HP print apps are accessible from the touchscreen on the printer and range from Google Docs for easy document scanning, Box.net to scan and access content online and Biztree for access to business forms.

These apps will be made available over the next few weeks.

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series offer professional-quality colour prints, marketing materials or other business documents from up to 50pc lower cost per page compared with laser printers.

It utilises integrated wired and wireless networking to share with multiple PCs.

It comes as a standard model and a plus model. The standard uses a 6cm touchscreen display, can print up to 15 pages per minute for black and 11 pages per minute for colour.

It has a 250-sheet paper tray, 35-page automatic document feeder (simplex), USB port and memory card slots. It is available in Europe now for €269.

The plus model increases the screen size to 10.9cm, it has a 50-page two-sided automatic document feeder, legal-size glass and scan and fax to email functionality. It is available in Europe now for €349.

Both printers are compatible with the HP 940XL Officejet Value Pack, which includes 100 sheets of HP Professional Inkjet paper 180 glossy and three HP 940XL Officejet colour ink cartridges – cyan, magenta and yellow.

The pack also includes the HP Business Marketing Design CD, which provides marketing templates and design advice.

HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One

The HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One is an innovative product that can print materials from 8x13cm to 33x48cm.

It includes web connectivity and offers the lowest cost per page versus in-class, wide-format inkjet all-in-ones.

It has fax, copy and scan functionality and laser comparable speeds of up to 10 pages per minute black and seven pages per minute in colour.

It also has a 150-page wide format tray, a 35-page automatic document feeder (simplex), USB port, memory card slots, 6cm touchscreen display and CopySmart solutions.

It’s available in Europe for €299. It’s compatible with the HP 920XL Officejet Value Pack, which includes 50 sheets of HP Professional Inkjet paper 180 matte, three HP 920XL Officejet colour ink cartridges (cyan, magenta and yellow) and the HP Business Marketing Design CD.

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