Easy-to-use HP Designjet printing technologies offer touchscreen and direct printing from the web. HP has expanded its portfolio of web-connected HP Designjet ePrinters that make large-format printing easy and offer instant file access to professionals in the architecture, engineering a
Hewlett Packard’s (HP) large-format printing solutions have been designed specifically to meet the needs of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), geographical information systems (GIS), and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) professionals, enabling them to do more in less time through faster setup times, minimised manual operations and increased processing speeds.
Large-format printers designed for architects
HP believes functionality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness are important factors when choosing new hardware and software, which is why it offers a range of large-format HP Designjet printers. There are entry-level options such as the HP Designjet 111 printer and HP Designjet 510 printer series through to the HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction printer (eMFP), which is the first web-ready printer with full multifunction printer (MFP) benefits. HP’s suite of printing solutions provides an infrastructure designed especially for architectural requirements and with an appreciation of the way architects work.
When it comes to printing oversized projects on a small budget, the HP Designjet 111 printer series offers the solution to easily, affordably and conveniently get the job done. Available in roll and tray versions, this cost-effective, four colour large-format printer lets you print oversized projects up to D/A1-size in the comfort of your home-office while saving you money. It is only 1m (3.3ft) wide so the HP Designjet 111 printer fits just about anywhere.
Large-format technical document printing for small studios
The four-colour HP Designjet 510 printer series is the perfect choice for small studios that print large-format technical documents in-house. It is a cost-effective standalone printer, which delivers greater control and allows you to conveniently print cash against documents (CAD) with print speeds of up to 55 seconds for D/A1-sized documents.
HP Instant Printing lets you quickly print your Hewlett Packard Graphics Language HP-GL/2 and graphic plotter files (PLT) with the simple click of a button. In addition, the printer’s optional network capability means it can easily be shared among multiple users.
Ideal for small AEC and GIS teams, the scalable 1,118mm (44in) HP Designjet T770 printer is designed to grow with your business and features a front-loading top roll, built-in networking system and memory upgrades. It is quick to set-up and allows you to print without opening any applications. It has high speeds of up to two D/A1-sized prints per minute and fast sharing and upgrade options, which means users can scale the printer as needs evolve.
The 1,118mm (44in) HP Designjet T1200 printer is designed to help drive new business opportunities by achieving higher levels of productivity and print quality. The robust and secure T1200 handles complex files quickly and accurately with its 32GB of memory and produces consistently clear and accurate drawings with 0.1% line accuracy to deliver exact detail with 0.02mm minimum line width, crisp text and vivid colours. Two online rolls and 300ml matte black ink cartridges enable continuous printing to ensure that medium to large workgroups always meet their deadlines.
The HP Designjet T7100 ensures you print jobs faster while keeping costs down. It boasts a competitively low total cost of ownership compared to more costly devices that print only in monochrome and light-emitting diode (LED) technologies.
From simple CAD drawings to high-quality presentations, the T7100 eases and accelerates print production by offering speeds of up to 165 A1 prints per hour, unattended printing with up to three media rolls and the HP smart roll loading system.
Web-ready large-format printer
As the industry’s first web-ready large-format printer with scan, print and copy functionality (1), the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP revolutionises the way architects manage their design workflow by matching today’s collaborative and mobile work styles.
The HP Designjet T2300 has ePrint & Share (2), which is an HP web library of print-friendly files that connects a user’s projects and lets you access and print on the go. It also allows users to scan content to the web and instantly share and manage content with design teams. The HP Designjet T2300 eMFP allows architects and design professionals to scan with a single click as well as sketch and hand-annotate drawings. This content can then be automatically shared via scanning directly to a USB drive or uploaded to the web right from the printer’s intuitive colour touch screen using HP ePrint & Share.
(1) Internet connection is needed.
(2) Upgradeable functionality planned to be available in Spring 2011.
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