HP has introduced two new DesignJets and three PageWide XL Pro devices.
The new HP DesignJet Z Pro and Z9+ Pro printers are made of 30% recycled plastic - using over eight 0.5l bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic - and are compatible with large-format FSC-certified papers, a range of recyclable HP media, and free take-back programme for certain HP media.
Marking the 30-year anniversary of the DesignJet product, the latest DesignJets use chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, allowing users to achieve 93% Pantone coverage - 26% more gamut compared to the previous generation - and to produce prints with the image quality of a 12-ink printer with just nine inks.
Users of the DesignJet Z9+ Pro can customise ICC profiles for print jobs, and have the option to include the HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit. Additionally, the HP PrintOS mobile app lets PSPs take more control of their print operations - from monitoring performance and reacting to issues, to sharing media pre-sets remotely.
For the first time, the new HP DesignJet Z Pro printer series also incorporates the HP PrintOS Service Center application. This smart cloud-based solution enables users to gain a single, real-time view of all ongoing service cases, with updates that are accessible anytime, anywhere.
HP promises the DesignJet Z6 Pro is the world's most secure large-format printer, with data protection through encrypted communications and Access Control List. Features such as HP Connection Inspector, HP Secure Boot, and Whitelisting ensure the network protection.
Both the HP DesignJet Z6 Pro and Z9+ Pro also boast fast media handling, with 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% faster, with better quality, on satin photo media - and 46% faster on canvas.
HP has also announced three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers that enable retail PSPs and repro houses to leverage new short-term applications, including the potential to print on boards, card stock, 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/min, and 4300 ft2/hr (400m2/hr) and 30 D/A1 pages/min, and 5300 ft2/hr (500m2/hr) respectively. The compact HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 has speeds of up to 700m2 (7500 ft2) or 1,000 B1 posters per hour.
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, meaning they use less energy and are certified as environmentally preferred products.
Both new portfolios are fully compatible with HP Eco Carton Cartridges, achieving up to 80% reduction in plastic. The outer carton of Eco-Carton cartridges can be disposed of through local cardboard recycling.