Merging the best of both worlds

HP Pagewide Pro, Enterprise and Managed models can cut printing costs in half compared to color laser.

ONE of the main businesses concerns today is the issue of sustainability. For that, many companies attempt to lessen their carbon footprint while maintaining, or attempting to increase, productivity.

A main target segment is of printers and copiers, with their capacity to consume paper, ink and toner in large quantities.

But as much as the business world aims to build a paperless environment, some level of physical documentation is still needed, 

Imagine boarding a plane and having to power-down your device when you have just a few hours to vet though a document before you arrive.  

Also with a printed document, reading is much easier and annotations can be made with a mere scribble. And somehow, certain important documents, such as contracts and statute would still need printing as those require formal signatures.

Concerns on sustainability are inextricably linked to cost and productivity. Thanks to today’s expanding technological growth, HP PageWide printer series has the solution that tackles all three issues.

Cost measures

Common printers are usually affordable upfront but are more costly to operate in the long run due to its voracious consumption of supplies when printing in large volumes, which raises the cost. Laser printers usually cost a hefty initial sum, especially if they offer industrial-level output that costs less to operate.

HP’s PageWide Pro, however, runs 50% lower in colour cost per page as compared to laser printers, with products that are also Energy Star-certified, consuming half the energy of colour laser printers.

PageWide Enterprise and multiple-function printers (MFPs) save up to 65% of energy. In terms of sustainability, HP’s supplies packs have less environmental impact with fewer emissions. 

They also take up to 90% less packaging waste by weight (PageWide Enterprise X models) compared with colour lasers. Original HP pigment ink cartridges also require less packaging than toner cartridges.

Original HP PageWide cartridges deliver the consistent printing performance, quality, and affordability businesses demand.

Grand output

Laser printers are built to churn out 15 to 100 pages per minute (ppm), suitable for the demands of the workplace, while most printers range around 16ppm only. 

However, HP’s PageWide Pro, PageWide Enterprise and PageWide Managed printers, MFPs and all-in-one printers print up to 72ppm, when set in general office mode. That’s almost twice the speed, and it costs half per page as compared to laser printers. 

In fact, HP’s PageWide are subjected to the same rigorous testing as HP’s Laserjet printers and that includes extensive reliability testing and superior usability. 

They are designed to withstand the rigours that the business world throws at them, delivering “business-class” recommended monthly print volumes.

HP PageWide Pro, PageWide Enterprise and PageWide Managed products feature cartridges with laser-comparable page yields, and other PageWide Pro models offer optional high-yield cartridges. 

Even the input trays can store 500 sheets.

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 586 has optional paper-handling accessories

Exceptional print quality

Inkjet printers, by virtue of the name, use dye- and pigment-based inks that are jettisoned onto the surface of a paper as opposed to laser printers that use an electrostatic drum that attracts toner powder onto paper and then sealed with heat. 

And while inkjet printers produce gradients very well, producing excellent photographic reproductions, laser printers are better at printing blacks and whites distinctly and clearly, making them the choice for reproduction of texts and documents.

Thanks to HP’s development in its HP PageWide Pro, PageWide Enterprise and PageWide Managed series, inkjet reproduction technology has progressed another level, with the ability to produce professional colour print quality as well as crisp black text. 

Both models feature HP’s PageWide Technology, which is based on advanced commercial printing technologies that produce consistently high print quality.

HP’s original pigment inks also deliver high-quality, water-resistant results that resist fading and smears, even when used with a highlighter. They have, in fact, received the ISO 11798 standard durability certificates for inks.

The brand’s printheads are designed to last the life of the product providing a hassle-free experience.

Security control

Security has received much attention nowadays as all printers now retain some data of what it has reproduced in their semi-permanent memory.

While usually that doesn’t pose much of an issue for home printers, the issue arises when sensitive, classified documents become vulnerable to hackers should they infiltrate printers remotely.

As the HP PageWide Pro X and PageWide Enterprise X and PageWide Managed units are designed for businesses, they have security features built-in, with the ability to set security policies via the HP Imaging and Printing Security Center.

Users can also remotely monitor and manage these units via network, with the HP Web Jetadmin, or directly, using a USB proxy and HP’s universal print driver. HP is also able to provide better solutions in security, document management and routing capabilities, as a supporting partner.

Based on HP review of 2016 published security features of HP printers, HP PageWide helps protect devices, data, and documents.

The HP PageWide series are designed to bridge both inkjet and laser technologies by combining the best of both worlds – reproducing photo-ready prints at a lower cost, coupled with the reliability and speed of a laser. 

The HP PageWide series also offers a commercial-level service and support that is on par with most printer brands for the office environment.

Visit HP’s online home for details on HP PageWide series.

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