By launching of its new printer Hewlett-Packard tried to make printing from mobiles with OS Android more simple. Recently announced wireless HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 narrows down the whole printing process to one touch of a button by supporting Andriod 4.4. “KitKat”. The device is designed for small and medium-size business clients for BYOD (bring your own device) environment, which quickly gains broad popularity and due to it needs special solutions.
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Earlier this year HP has launched two new ink-jet models: an OfficeJet Pro 276dw MFP and a 251dw printer. According to the manufacturer, they are produced right for the companies, which need budget-friendly and reliable solutions for wireless and remote printing. Both devices support wireless connection and shared access from PCs, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices even without a network or router – via HP ePrint.
Great need to simplify printing from mobile devices (according to IDC, 90% of smartphone and tablet owners are for it) pushes producers to find means of solving this problem. In this regard, HP took care not only of the buyers of the new printers, but also of its former clients (about 40 mln HP LaserJet and OfficeJet devices have been installed since 2008). The company has developed special devices HP 1200w Mobile Print accessory and HP JetDirect 2800w, which support the Wireless Direct Print and NFC (near-field communication) technologies and via it allow to print directly from Android, iOS or Windows mobile devices, bypassing the Internet and a corporate network.
HP 1200w Mobile Print Accessory
HP JetDirect 2800w
The installation itself is very simple: HP 1200w Mobile Print is connected directly to a printer or MFP via an USB port, and HP JetDirect 2800w (developed right for the devices with HP FutureSmart software), is installed in the HIP (hardware integration pocket). After that an integrated HP Embedded Web Server allows to gets access to the device settings and also an opportunity to limit the authorized users.
To print a document directly from a mobile device, equipped with the NFC adapter, his owner should run the HP ePrint App v2.3 application, installed from an online shop for Android, or HP ePrint App v5.3 for iOS, than choose a document and send it to printing, having put the device close to the HP 1200w Mobile Print accessory or HP JetDirect 2800w module (touch-to-print technology). When there is no NFC adapter, a document is printed (even from Windows-laptops with the installed HP ePrint Mobile driver v4.6 drivers) with the use of the Wireless Direct Print technology, and the direct contact with modules isn’t required.
It’s difficult to guess by the first look that the device belongs to the office equipment. It’s rather possible to take it for a hi-tech equipment, used for carrying out specialized biology researches, due to the low-profile design and the transparent top board. Undoubtedly, the HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One is manufactured, using the latest technologies. But thus it is a multifunctional printer for home. However, the design of the device prompts: it is possible to expect more than plain text printing. Its classical black color and rather strict style will perfectly fit any interior. To manage the device the impressive 4.33-inch color touch screen is used. Points of the menu are clearly recognized.
The printer possesses a broad range of advanced features, one of which is a Secure Digital 512 Mb memory, enough for even the largest images or PDF-documents.
The essential pro of this model is that it can automatically duplex (and reduce paper consumption). 4 color or 7 black-and-white pages per minute is a sufficient speed for home (in draft mode – 23 and 28 pages respectively). The maximum resolution in black/white – 1200 dpi, in color – up to 4800 dpi.
The cartridges to this special HP Thermal Inkjet technology printer are of two types – black and tri-color (an independent replacement). High-yield XL cartridges are also available as well as free recycling program.
The quality of the output is really unprecedented. It is easy to receive an excellent professional-like photo at home in about a minute. Photos are fade-resistant, they are printed without white margins on A4 or US Letter-pages. It is pleasant to print even on envelopes or greeting cards. The direct printing from MS Duo and SD-cards is available (put one in the slot and you’ll get the photos from your camera automatically).
The device is almost silent. So you won’t wake a sleeping child while printing the last-minute documents.
HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One possesses a tablet scanner, coping with scanning of black-and-white and color documents with the resolution of 1200 dpi. In it the CIS technology (Contact Image Sensor) is used. Moreover, the scanned output (the JPEG/PNG/BMP/TIFF/PDF formats are supported) can be sent to an e-mail immediately (for the business partners or friends to get the necessary information quickly). Through the transparent top board it’s convenient to control the scanning process: use of glass as the main material allows to see all operations.
Envy 120 e-All-in-One has a standard connectivity (USB and Wi-Fi), can be operated from smartphones, tablets, laptops. Moreover, it’s possible to charge the battery of a mobile device via the printer.
The dimensions of the model are 16.88 x 13.23 in with a height of 4.33 in and with the weight of 17.6 lb. The printer automatically reduces power consumption. In the box are two cartridges – black and tri-color, software CD and a power cord.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage is a line, which differs from the earlier lines of Photosmart and Deskjet with a large per print cost-cutting by the twice as bigger cartridge volume under the fixed price. Cartridges to these printers are not divided into Standard and Extended volume, now all of them are equal to the Extended volume cartridges of the previous models. Frankly speaking, there are enough devices of different brands in this price segment of ink all-in-ones with nearly similar benefits and drawbacks, so the much bigger number of pages under the same price could be the argument for HP 5525 e-All-in-One.
One more fine advantage of this model is a high quality of the color printing, especially of photos. Its functionality as well is on a perfect level: integrated duplex with a sound speed of 2-sided printing, USB and Wi-Fi, the possibility to work from a storage cards.
HP 5525 e-All-in-One is marketed as a device for home use. Of course, quality print and the comparative cost effectiveness are very important for the individual clients, but this features together with the multiple functions and wireless connection will be highly appreciated in the offices too.
In The Box
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 e-All-in-One, HP 685 Black Ink Cartridge (550 Pages), HP 685 Cyan Ink Cartridge (300 Pages), HP 685 Magenta Ink Cartridge (300 Pages), HP 685 Yellow Ink Cartridge (300 Pages), Software CD, Reference Guide, Power Cord, USB Cable
- Printing technology: Inkjet;
- Number of print supplies: 4 x 70ml individual ink bottles (Bk,C,Y,M) plus 2 extra black ink bottles;
- Printing resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 dpi dpi;
- Printing speed: 33 Pages/min Monochrome, 15 Pages/min Color;
- All-in-One Functions: Scan, Copy, Fax;
- Scanning Resolution: 1,200 dpi;
- Internal memory: 64 MB
- Input tray: 80 sheets;
- Output tray: 15 sheets;
- Duplex printing: automatic;
- Duty cycle (monthly): 1000 A4 pages
- Connection options: USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n;
- Supported OS: Mac OS 10.5.8 or later, Mac OS 10.6+, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64;
- Dimensions: 5.63 x 17.48 x 21.46 in;
- Weight: 11.1 lb
- Color: HP 685 Cyan Ink Cartridge, HP 685 Magenta Ink Cartridge, HP 685 Yellow Ink Cartridge
- Black: HP 685 Black Ink Cartridge
Hewlett-Packard has released a laser printer that doubles as a wireless point for Internet access. The printer is designed specifically for small businesses having 1 to 10 employees.
The key feature of the Hewlett-Packard Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs is to provide Internet access via Wi-Fi. The maximum number of devices to connect is eight. The device offers several options for wireless printing, including Apple AirPrint service (printing from iPad / iPhone / iPod touch), HP ePrint (printing from a smartphone, tablet or laptop) and HP Wireless Direct.
The rest of the M1218nfs specs is a classic MFP: printing, scanning and copying of documents in A4 format. The HP Smart Install software package allows for easier installation; you can configure the printer without the need to install additional software.
LaserJet Pro M1218nfs Specifications:
- Print technology: Laser;
- Number of print cartridges: 1 (black);
- Quality of black-and-white printing: up to 600 x 600 dpi;
- Processor speed: 400 MHz;
- Standard Memory: 64 MB;
- Maximum memory: 64 MB;
- Load (A4, month): 8,000 pages;
- Display: 2-line LCD;
- Memory card support: No;
- Input tray: 150 sheets, 35 sheets automatic feed;
- Output Tray: 100 sheets;
- Duplex printing: manual mode;
- Print Media: paper (plain, laser), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cardstock, postcards;
- Connection options: ports USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, RJ-11, support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n;
- Supported OS: Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/Server2008/Server2003; Mac OS X v 10.5, v 10.6, v 10.7; Linux;
- Dimensions: 17.1 x 10.4 x 12 in;
- Weight: 18.3 lb
Hewlett-Packard officially revealed to public the release of its most compact color laser multifunction printer, HP LaserJet Pro 100 Color MFP M175nw.
The manufacturer says their darling was designed primarily for small and medium-sized businesses. The model is enclosed in a black body with dimensions of 441 x 421 x 338 mm and weighs 16.2 kg. It can print, scan, copy documents and images of different formats. In addition, the device is endowed with USB 2.0 and Fast Ethernet, has a wireless Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n module and supports energy-saving technologies like HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology and Instant-on Technology. The multifunction is equipped with the HP ePrint that allows you to print from any location via the Internet (you need to simply send an message to printer e-mail address).
B/W printing speed: Up to 16 A4 pages / min
Color printing speed: Up to 4 A4 pages / min
First B/W page out time: 15.5 sec
Time to first color page: 27.5 sec
Monthly load: Up to 20,000 A4 pages
Recommended monthly print volume: from 250 to 950 pages
B/W scanning: 14 pages / min
B/W copying speed: Up to 16 copies / min
Color copying speed: Up to 4 copies / min
Display: 2-line (16-character) LCD
HP introduced a number of devices for printing. The company also announced new technologies for corporate clients. New family of HP web-printers for SMB segment provides easy access to HP print web applications and document sharing with ePrint technology.
The wired and wireless color laser HP LaserJet Pro CM1415 MFPs are the first printers of HP LaserJet series endowed with the function of printing from Internet resources, as well as from mobile devices. The HP LaserJet Pro CM1415 series provides color and black-and-white printing, scanning, copying and faxing both at home and in office.
The world’s smallest color laser printer from HP LaserJet Pro CP1025 series, the HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw, in addition to high quality of printing can reduce the cost of it, consuming up to 50% less energy than competitive models.
Printers from the HP LaserJet Pro CP1525 family provide professional quality and ease of use coupled with affordability and compact size. Instant On technology helps reduce power consumption up to 50% compared to competitive devices.
The HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf MFP offers duplex printing and improves efficiency of work by combining functions of printing, copying, scanning, faxing and supporting HP ePrint technology.
HP also introduced a series of cost effective laser printers that reduce printing costs and improve productivity.
The HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf multifunction with fax function allows you to cover the whole range of basic office tasks.
Designed for office use, the color HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 powered by e-Print technology can provide the whole office or workgroup with wide range of features for printing, scanning and copying documents.
The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP5525 printer series includes a printing system designed to produce high volume of prints of professional quality, and can be used in companies of all scale, from SMB to large corporations. Devices in the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP5525 family can print on various media up to format A3+.
The new enterprise-class scanner HP Scanjet 7500 Enterprise is a system of digitizing documents for working groups. This scanner lets you scan the shared folder with one click.
In Cologne at Photokina 2010, Hewlett Packard introduced a series of high-performance professional large-format photo printers, Designjet Z6200. New products offer the highest performance among the large-format photo printers in its price category.
HP Designjet Z6200 series plotters are designed for minilabs, digital mini-printing houses, advertising agencies, design companies and commercial printers. The device provides a print resolution of 2400 dpi and is suitable for the production of very different print products – from drawings and photographs to the signs and advertisements. This series’ printers print up to 50% faster than previous models – at a rate of up to 140 sq. m / h.
The series uses new photo ink HP Vivid for photographic printing, which allows higher scratch resistance, high and uniform gloss and a wider color gamut with deeper shades of black ink than the old HP. In 8-color printing system, new printers are used chromatic red ink HP, allowing cover to 88% color gamut Pantone. In this case, new printers can save up to 44% ink compared with the same printing technology HP.
“The new generation of HP plotters, enables customers to quickly bring to market new products and services that meet the changing needs of clients – says the vice president and general manager of solutions for graphic printing HP in EMEA Santiago Morera. – HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer copes with this task and offers the highest printing speed of any printed products, including those of highest quality.”
At the Photokina exhibition held in Cologne, Germany from 21 to 26 September 2010, HP introduced the prints made with a new application, Large Format Photo Negative, a HP Designjet Z3200 widescreen photoplotter and an ARTtrust labeling system.
The launch of the wide-format printer HP Designjet Z6200 is scheduled for November 1.
HP has announced three new inkjet multifunction printing devices: Envy 100, Officejet Pro 8500A Plus and Photosmart eStation. All three new devices support ePrint network printing service presented recently.
By looking at the HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One you can hardly say that this is a full-fledged MFP, but the device really can print (including documents sent to the mobile network), scan and copy. It is equipped with the input and output trays, which are inserted and ejected like a DVD drive tray. MFP is equipped with two cartridges (with black and tricolor – cyan, magenta and yellow inks) to print monochrome documents at 30 pages per minute and color documents at the speed of 25 pages per minute. HP Envy 100 features a 3.45-inch touch screen for both device control and for setting and working with web-applications. MFP will go on sale some of these days, the cost of the device is $ 249.
The main feature of the Photosmart eStation MFP is a removable tablet with 7-inch touch screen running the Android OS version 2.1 (version 2.2 will be available for it at the end of the fall). The tablet supports electronic book reader (with access to the Barns & Noble online bookstore), equipped with the Yahoo! search engine, but does not have access to the Android Market and has no pre-installed Google applications. It is reported that the battery life of the tablet ranges from four to six hours; the tablet interacts with the printer over a Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n adapter.
The Photosmart eStation, being a flagship device, differs from other new products by a number of parameters: it has five separate ink tanks and the maximum print speed is higher (33 pages per minute in monochrome mode, and when printing color documents — 32 pages per minute). Maximum (so-called optimized) print resolution in this model can reach 9600 x 2400 dots per inch. The unit is equipped with 64 MB of memory and SD memory card readers as well as USB 2.0 interface port.