20 September 2021

HP launches DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro lines

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HP has launched two new HP DesignJet Z Pro printers and PageWide XL Pro large-format presses.

Daniel Martinez, general manager, Large Format Business, HP, said: ‘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 color and graphics performance define their large format printing needs. 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.’ 
Thanks to the chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo inks, HP DesignJet Z Pro users can now achieve 93 percent pantone coverage – 26 percent 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 include the High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) printheads and dual drop technology.  
The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro offers the widest color gamut in its category. PSPs also have the option to include the HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit. 
Additionally, the HP PrintOS mobile app monitors performance, issues and share media pre-sets remotely. For the first time, the new HP DesignJet Z Pro printer series also incorporates the HP PrintOS Service Center application. Other features include the Adobe PDF Print Engine, HP HDNA printheads and HP Pixel Control. 
The DesignJet Z6 Pro printer is the world's most secure large-format printer, promising the best data protection through encrypted communications and Access Control List, according to the company. Features such as HP Connection Inspector, HP Secure Boot, and Whitelisting ensure network protection. 
Both the HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro also feature fast media handling, spindle-less and automatic roll feed. The HP DesignJet Z6 Pro prints twice as fast on plain paper at the same quality while the HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro allows users to print up to 18 percent faster, with better quality, on satin photo media - and 46 percent faster on canvas.  
New HP PageWide XL Pro printers 
HP has also announced three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers. It can 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 D/A1 pages a minute, and 4300 square feet an hour (400 meter sqaure an hour) 23 and 30 D/A1 pages a minute, and 5300 ft2/hr (500 m2/hr)24 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 save up to 50 percent preparation and finishing costs, HP claims. The printers use up to three-liter Original HP Eco-Carton ink cartridges and offer features such as the versatile stacker, inline folders and auto switch free up operation time. 
The compact HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 boosts productivity with fast printing speeds of up to 700 meter square (7500 sqaure feet) or 1,000 B1 posters per hour and can print on different sizes materials, including paper and boards to cardstock and cutsheets.  
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.  
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 percent recycled plastic, using over eight 16.9oz (0.5l) bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic. They 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 percent reduction in plastic, according to the company. 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 expected to be available in all major markets starting September 15, 2021. The new HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro will be available from October 1, 2021. Pricing information available locally. 

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