This is an event we just couldn’t leave unnoticed. Yesterday Hewlett-Packard celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the launch of its first DeskJet printer. First introduced in 1988, the HP DeskJet became a corner stoner of HP’s steady ascension as a major player in the emerging industry of personal printing.
It is HP that has developed the world’s first thermal inkjet printer in 1979. It is HP that developed the ThinkJet in 1984. It is HP that gave borth to first succesful colored PaintJet in 1987.
It is HP that launched the DeskJet the following year, 1988, and color DeskJet 500 in 1991 to cater to the demand by the mass market. It is HP that was able to offer the public a non-impact, desktop-sized printer that boasted laser-quality output for the first time.
Long live the Hewlett-Packard! More innovative technologies to general public, less expensive cartridges.