HP Inc. unveiled its new large format print portfolios

HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices to equip large format printers with the technology smarts required to meet their customers’ demands.

The portfolios aim to deliver advanced photo and colour quality, enhanced precision, and new graphics application potential – all while driving improvements in sustainability.

With the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro device, HP is offering print service providers (PSPs) and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts the latest solutions to produce professional photo-quality prints and high precision colourful GIS-generated maps.

Meanwhile, the three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers equip PSPs and reprohouses with the ability to respond faster to customer demands and diversify their existing capabilities.

“As our customers continue to grapple with uncertain business conditions following a uniquely 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,” HP A/NZ large format printing country manager Craig Hardman said.

“This is why we’re 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.”

High colour quality with the HP DesignJet

Marking the 30-year anniversary of the very first DesignJet product, the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro aims to offer PSPs and GIS analysts with high professional photo quality and precision, along with the latest security features.

The company said that the chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks enables HP DesignJet Z Pro users to 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.

Additional features such as the High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) printheads and dual drop technology, which reduces visible grain and eliminates the need for light coloured inks, promise prints with clear details and dazzling-contrasts.

“The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro, which offers the widest colour gamut in its category, is the perfect choice for PSPs looking for a professional photo quality printer. Users can customise ICC profiles for their print jobs and achieve desired colour accuracy and consistency,” the company said.

PSPs also have the option to include the HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit to produce superior gloss uniformity.

Additionally, the HP PrintOS mobile app lets PSPs take more control of their print operations – from monitoring performance and reacting to issues, to sharing media pre-sets remotely.

For the first time, the new HP DesignJet Z Pro printer series also incorporates the HP PrintOS Service Center application. This smart cloud-based solution enables users to gain a single, real- time view of all ongoing service cases, with updates that are accessible anytime, anywhere.

Maximising productivity with the HP PageWide XL Pro

HP has also announced three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers. With these presses, users will be able to leverage new short-term applications including the potential to print on boards, cardstock, and paper from A2 to B1, and thickness up to 10mm.

The new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 offer print speeds up to 20 A1 pages/min, and 4300 ft2/hr (400 m2/hr) and 30 A1 pages/min, and 5300 ft2/hr (500 m2/hr)18 respectively.

With the PageWide XL Pro 8200 able to print mixed outputs of both CAD drawings and presentation boards, both printers are also capable of delivering full projects two to three times faster than before.

With the new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200, users can also expand their print applications into two-sided, short-term retail posters, which can be managed with HP SmartStream.

Both the HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and the HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 enable users to accept new orders and at the same time, reduce manual work.

Other features include a versatile stacker, inline folders and auto switch, in addition to using up to three-litre Original HP Eco-Carton ink cartridges.

The HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 boosts productivity with fast printing speeds of up to 700 m2 (7500 ft2) or 1,000 B1 posters per hour,20 and can print on different sizes materials, including paper and boards to cardstock and cutsheets.

It also provides PSPs with the capability to deliver quick results with instant-dry prints on compatible substrates.

The HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 also features the first HP large-format auto sheet feeder and versatile stacker, providing seamless end-to-end cut-sheet workflow.

HP – a partner in sustainability

The presses also feature sustainable design, including the following features:

  • The new HP DesignJet portfolio and HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are all rated as ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and EPEAT registered
  • The new HP DesignJet Z Pro printers are made of 30 per cent recycled plastic, using over eight 16.9-oz (0.5-L) bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic, and are fully compatible with large format FSC-certified papers, a range of recyclable HP media and free, convenient take-back program for certain HP media.
  • Both new portfolios are fully compatible with 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, or non-hazardous and safe for disposal.

The new HP PageWide XL Pro series is available in all major markets from 16 September and the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro is expected to arrive on 2 October.

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