HP launches two new wide-format printers in India

HP has announced the launch of the PageWide XL 5100 and DesignJet T1700 wide-format printers in the Indian market.

23 Feb 2018 | By Sriraam Selvam

The latest entrant in the PageWide series is expected to run at speeds of up to 20A1ppm (quick 28-second first page out), printing at maximum 1,200dpi resolution with eight print cartridges and four (CMYK) pigment-based inks. The printer series has found its application primarily in architectural or engineering firms and commercial printers for POS applications.

 “The debut of new HP PageWide XL printers is another giant leap on the HP journey to offer continued innovation in large-format printing for the designers of the future,” said Devang Karia, country manager-large format design, PPS-GSB, HP India. “The breakthrough platform with even faster printing speeds will also help our customers move the needle for business with immediate monochrome and colour prints delivered from one unique printer.”

The HP SmartStream software bundle also features two new modules for the machine - Document Organizer and Pixel Analysis.

Speaking about the launch of HP DesignJet T1700, which the company claims to be the world’s most secure large-format printer for geographic information system (GIS) mapping, Karia said, “Security is a top concern in enterprises today as connected devices and increasingly open office spaces are pervasive. At the same time, data breaches are growing at an alarming pace. In the first half of 2017, the worldwide breach level index was up more than 160%.”

According to HP, features for the T1700 include a new self-encrypting hard drive on the printer that ensures it is only readable by the printer, even if removed from the device. For additional device security, HP Secure Boot is said to ensure BIOS protection, and Whitelisting only allows approved firmware to be installed and run on the device.

The DesignJet T1700 is also said to have improved colour quality and precision for more accurate maps and renderings. Its new set of six HP Bright Office inks with tuned colours profiles and a High Density printhead is expected to deliver bold colour and accurate image quality, in addition to more precise colours, including grey and soft tones.