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HP commits to everything-as-a-service

HP Inc. has unveiled its next wave of office printing innovations.

At the heart of HP’s innovation announcement, is a suite of enhanced solutions and services that improve the customer experience. These include JetAdvantage Apps, a simple to use toolset for the creation and deployment of cloud-based document workflows which enable HP approved resellers to customise how HP MFPs support a user by providing a personalised set of services aligned to their individual way or working – saving businesses time and money by making paper information as simple to handle as digital data. And Smart Device Services (SDS), this cloudbased technology dramatically reduces service costs, maximises device uptime and delivers an exceptional service to millions of devices around the world.

Also new is a reinvigorated A4 printer portfolio. Highlights include an updated 400 series featuring best in class security, with new SOL firmware and best carbon footprint in class, delivering 18- 22% energy savings with new toner vs. predecessor. The new 500 series delivers 30% improvement of energy efficiency over predecessors and the 600 series features a number of industry first accomplishments, Cartridge Access Control, Predictive Sensors and Fixed tray guides, enabling managed partners to increase their services margin.

HP has also expanded its LaserJet 700 and 800 line-ups with new A3 models designed for SMB customers, featuring the industry’s strongest print security to help protect customer’s devices, data, and documents. The M751 & E75245 are the first A3 LaserJet single function printers featuring energy saving Jet Intelligence toner technology and include enhanced firmware features including individual user quotas for embedded job accounting, advanced copy features, and configuration cloning to simplify fleet installations.

Fastest sheet-fed scanners to date

Epson The WorkForce DS-970
Epson The WorkForce DS-970

The WorkForce DS-970 and DS-870 are Epson’s fastest sheet-fed scanners to date. Targeted at paper-intensive organisations in the healthcare, legal and financial sectors the new models combine 85ppm (170ipm duplex) scanning with advanced job processing features like automatic feed mode for continuous scanning, slow mode for the capture of challenging media, a dirt detection function that warns operators if there is an impaired scan and ultra-sonic double feed detection to prevent data loss.

With USB 3 for faster data transfer, they have an improved duty cycle of up to 7,000/9,000 pages per day and the ability to handle media from 27-413gsm and up to 6,096mm in length. Options include flatbed scanning accessories and a network panel for shared use.


Smallest A3 colour printer on the market

With a focus on delivering value for organisations that typically outsource print jobs, OKI Europe’s new C800 Series of ultra-compact A3 colour printers has been developed to handle any print job large or small, quickly and cost-effectively.

Featuring OKI’s digital LED technology, the C800 Series is the smallest A3 colour business printer on the market and can handle an unrivalled range of media in HD colour, from precut media to eye-catching posters and expansive banners.

Each printer in the C800 Series is equipped with a clear, easy-to-use screen and is Blue Angel certified for energy efficiency. OKI’s new fuser saves energy while Auto-Off mode automatically powers down to less than 0.15W when not in use, further driving up energy efficiency. Automatic duplex printing reduces paper usage and customers can access OKI’s free consumables recycling programme.

ROI in a box

Designed to increase print for profit potential, OKI’s Pro8432WTWhite Toner Transfer Media Printer has received a new update, enabling end customers to switch between white and black toner. This will allow print shops to extend their service offering to printing true black on light colour garments or textiles and materials.

Smart printers for small businesses

HP OfficeJet Pro
HP OfficeJet Pro

The new HP OfficeJet Pro series is a new line of smart printers specifically designed for small businesses. Key features include the ability to eliminate steps in repetitive tasks with Smart Tasks, a mobile solution that automates scanning tasks. Users can organise documents 50% faster and get automatic two-sided printing and advanced scanning; scan to the cloud, email, and more, in just a tap and even create editable, searchable documents scanning from phone or printer.

Engineered for sustainability, the new hardware is designed to help reduce energy use, paper is responsibly sourced and ink cartridges are easily recycled. The 9000 series is made from recycled printers and other electronics – more than 10% by weight of plastic.

The new printers caters to mobile workers, using the mobile print app: HP Smart, workers have the freedom to work anywhere and offers a low total cost of ownership, with savings up to 70% on ink possible with HP’s ink delivery service, Instant Ink.

In line with other HP product lines, the new range offers best-in-class security to help maintain privacy and control, and self-healing Wi-Fi that always keeps users connected.