Remember when large format printing used to be such a hassle? Thankfully that’s no longer an issue as HP introduces a DesignJet and a range of PageWide XL Pro devices that not only responds faster to customer demands but also boost profitability and sustainability.
With the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro device, HP is offering print service providers (PSPs) and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts the latest solutions to produce professional photo-quality prints and high precision colourful GIS-generated maps. Meanwhile, the two new HP PageWide XL Pro printers equip PSPs and repro houses with the ability to respond faster to customer demands and diversify their existing capabilities.
Highest colour quality with HP DesignJet
Marking the 30-year anniversary of the very first DesignJet product, the new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro offers PSPs and GIS analysts respectively the highest professional photo quality and precision, along with leading security features.
Thanks to the chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, HP DesignJet Z Pro users can now achieve 93% pantone coverage – 26% 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 such as the High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) printheads and dual drop technology, which reduces visible grain and eliminates the need for light coloured inks, promise prints with clear details and dazzling-contrasts.
The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro offers the widest colour gamut in its category, is the perfect choice for PSPs looking for a professional photo quality printer. Users can customise ICC profiles for their print jobs and achieve desired colour accuracy and consistency. PSPs also have the option to include the HP Gloss Enhancer Upgrade Kit to produce superior gloss uniformity.
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.
For GIS analysts looking to produce very precise maps, print sharp contour lines and text with close attention to keeping data secure, the HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro is still the ideal printer. The Adobe PDF Print Engine enables excellent transparencies and layer reproductions – while HP’s HDNA printheads and HP Pixel Control deliver the highest precision, as well as smooth gradients and distinct shades of colour that are particularly needed for printing complex maps. HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro is the world’s most secure large-format printer, promising the best data protection through encrypted communications and Access Control List. Features such as HP Connection Inspector, HP Secure Boot, and Whitelisting ensure the best network protection, putting all worries about data security to rest.
The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro also enhances efficiency with the fastest media handling, spindle-less and automatic roll feed. 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.
Maximise productivity with HP PageWide XL Pro
HP has also announced two new HP PageWide XL Pro printers that enable retail PSPs and repro houses to respond faster to customer demands, meeting tighter deadlines. Additionally, users will also be able to leverage new short-term applications including the potential to 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/min, and 4300 ft2/hr (400 m2/hr) and 30 D/A1 pages/min, and 5300 ft2/hr (500 m2/hr) respectively, enabling users to meet short turnaround time. With the PageWide XL Pro 8200 being 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 easily managed with HP SmartStream.
Designed to help boost profits and cut costs, both the HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and the HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 enable users to save up to 50% preparation and finishing costs.
HP, A Partner in Sustainability
- The new HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro printer is rated as ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and EPEAT registered, meaning it uses less energy and is certified as an environmentally preferred product.
- The HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro printer is made of 30% recycled plastic, using over eight 16.9-oz (0.5-L) bottles worth of ocean-bound plastic, and is 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% reduction in plastic. The outer carton of Eco-Carton cartridges can be disposed of through local cardboard recycling.
- HP PageWide XL Pro and DesignJet prints are recyclable, returnable, or non-hazardous and safe for disposal.
In other news, HP is also bringing back its Mentorship Project by partnering up with 3 experts from the local music industry – Zee Avi, Daniel Veerapen, and Edwin Raj. Enthusiastic and passionate young Malaysians can apply to this program by submitting their applications and portfolio. 11 mentees will be chosen to learn from the best.
Get to know the mentors here:
- Malaysian pop star Zee Avi is best known for her folk and pop music career.
- Music producer Daniel Veerapen – who has scored movies, TV shows, and produced music for various singers – will be leading this music production mentorship.
- Award-winning creative director Edwin Raj of 33.3 Studio is well-known for his audio and visual productions with popular artistes around the region.
Find out more about the 2021 HP Mentorship Project here.
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