HP has announced the largest upgrade to its commercial printer line in almost a decade. Its new crop of HP Officejet Pro and HP LaserJet printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) provide new workflow and content management solutions, and some of the inkjet models feature a novel print head designed to achieve very high printing speeds.
According to HP, its Officejet Pro X Series inkjet desktop printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) deliver up to twice the speed at half the printing cost compared with colour laser printers in their class. This new class of devices features HP PageWide Technology, with a print head unit that extends the width of a page. It offers small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), remote offices, and branch offices the ability to print documents at general office quality at a rated speed of up to 70 pages per minute.
The LaserJet printers and MFPs in the company's new flow series emphasise workflow solutions and document management. The HP LaserJet Enterprise flow MFP M525c and HP LaserJet Enterprise colour flow MFP M575c offer advanced document processing and sharing features, with facilitated scanning and data entry that speed the transition from a paper to digital office. The HP flow MFPs can be integrated with content management solutions based on software from Autonomy, an HP company, either on-site or via the cloud. By pairing HP printing technology with Autonomy solutions, customers can access, organise and leverage information in documents, audio, video, email, and web pages.
The HP Flow CM Professional brings enterprise-class content management to growing businesses, with security features suitable for banks, legal firms and stock exchanges. The cloud-based offering increases collaboration and productivity by easily capturing, indexing, storing, searching and retrieving documents through a unique user-friendly interface designed with the customer in mind.
The HP Flow CM Enterprise is composed of a set of enterprise content management (ECM) offerings for large organisations that give instant access to vital information and help to integrate, simplify and automate processes to help reduce operating costs, improve employee productivity and assist with compliance efforts.