HP Introduces Entry-level, Web-connected Solutions for Large-format Printing from Virtually Anywhere

Top Quote Mumbai , October 9, 2012-HP today unveiled the industry'sfirst web-connected, entry-levelprinting solutions for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)students and professionals,makingin-house, large-format printing accessible to more users. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2012 - New offerings deliver simplicity, quality and mobility to AEC students and professionals.

    Delivering large-formatprinting through the cloud from virtually anywhere,(1) the new HP Designjet T120 and T520 ePrinter series provide on-the-go professionals with simple and affordable printing solutions. The compact, 24-inch HP Designjet T120 ePrinter series is ideal for students and freelancers, while the 24- and 36-inch HP Designjet T520 ePrinter series is designed for small AEC teams in need of fast, professional printing.

    HP also announced the second generation of its free web service for AEC professionals, HP DesignjetePrint& Share, which makes it easy to access and print large-format documents using an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone, a laptop or ePrinter touchscreen.(1,2)

    "The economic environment has increased the number of freelancers and small studios, shortened project turnaround times and require AEC workers to be highly mobile, spending more than 50 percent of their time out of the office," said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Large-format Printing Business, HP. "The expanded HP Designjet portfolio helps our customers stay connected where the job takes them and allows first-time, large-format buyers to easily and affordably bring their printing needs in house."

    AddedJavier Larraz, Director & General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business - Large Format Printing Design, HP Asia Pacific and Japan,"AEC workgroups need printing solutions that can handle a dynamic, collaborative work flow, allowing users to easily access, share and print important design content. HP's new large-format printing solutions meet the evolving needs of our customers around the world, providing the connectivity, flexibility and efficiency today's businesses require."

    HP DesignjetePrint& Share makes remote printing easier than ever
    The HP DesignjetePrinter portfolio features mobile access and printing of large-format plans using HP DesignjetePrint& Share.(1) Available through a desktop web browser, mobile application or the touch screen of web-connected HP Designjet printers,(2) the latest version of HP DesignjetePrint& Share offers:
    The ability to email projects to an HP DesignjetePrinter for printing.(1) Users simply attach a PDF or other print-ready file to an email and send it to the ePrinter's dedicated address.
    Automatic, secure online print history through the new HP Designjet driver. With the online print history, users have access to their latest drawings and the ability to zoom in and reprint an exact copy in just few clicks.(1)
    Convenient file sharing using an automatically generated hyperlink for one-click access to any file in the print history. (1)
    Access to all FTP sites in one place. Users can access multiple FTP sites in one interface with one login, making it easy to view and print files when and where needed.(1)

    "The compounding complexity in the work environment with growth of mobile devices and the use of cloud services is surging. Today information workers must be equipped with smarter solutions that would result in sharing and creating information anywhere and anytime on any device," said Mahesh Soni, Country Manager, Design- HP India. "They need a solution that enables them to collaborate and interact with there peers beyond the internal and external peripheries"

    He further added that, " With these new set of printing techniques, our customers can focus on boosting collaboration, extending infrastructure so employees can be just as productive on tablets and smartphones as they are on laptops, and investing to make their business secure in an increasingly digital and complex environment. Additionally, this new launch of printers opens new market for HPto grow, as we aim to tap the technical professionals as young and want to liberate them with the ownership of a professional range of printer as they acquire technical skills "

    Award-winning printing portfolio
    These new products extend HP's Designjet award-winning portfolio for the AEC community, which includes the HP Designjet T790 PostScript ePrinterthat was recently awarded the Summer 2012 "Pick" for Outstanding Wide-Format Small Workgroup Colour Inkjet Printer from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI).

    A plug-and-play web-connected device, which provides the AEC community with the ability to easily access, share and print large format documents, the HP Designjet T790 PostScript ePrinter was recognized for its flawless reliability, professional PANTONE emulation and direct printing via USB port. It was also lauded for enabling users to preview, print and scan directly to the web without using a computer and the ease of HP ePrint& Share, a printing and sharing tool that allows designers in the AEC industry to easily locate and access large-format plans on the cloud.(1)

    Commented Joe Tischner, BLI Wide-Format Printer Analyst, "HP is at the forefront in web-connectivity with the Designjet portfolio of wide-format ePrinters. Used in conjunction with the HP ePrint& Share utility, the HP Designjet T790 will enable team members to quickly realize the significant benefits in collaboration and time savings that weren't even imagined only a few years ago."

    For more information on the BLI "Pick" Awards, reference the attached fact sheet or visit http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=85582.

    Pricing and availability(5)
    The HP Designjet T120 ePrinter series is expected to be available in Asia Pacific onSept. 24for an estimated retail price of INR 79,999.
    The HP Designjet T520 ePrinter series, available in 24- and 36-inch models, is expected to be available in Asia Pacific on Sept. 24 for estimated prices of INR 1,59,999 and INR 2,19,999 respectively.
    HP DesignjetePrint& Share is available at no additional cost for HP Designjet customers by creating an account at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare. The mobile application is available through Google Play and Apple's App Store.

    More information about the latest additions to the HP Designjet portfolio is available atwww.hp.com/go/DesignjetFall2012and www.hp.com/go/designjet. Videos and updates of the new products are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HPdesigners, on Twitter at twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts.

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    (1) Requires an HP DesignjetePrint& Share account, internet connection to the printerand connected internet-capable device. When using the HP DesignjetePrint& Share mobile app, a compatible Apple iOS or Android device and internet connection are required. Data or connection charges may apply. Print times may vary. Additional information is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare.
    (2) Access to HP ePrint& Share from the touch screen of the HP Designjet T120 and T520 ePrinters is expected to be available by the end of 2012.
    (3) Compared to the HP Designjet 510 Printer.
    (4) Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
    (5) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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