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HP releases new enterprise inkjet that cuts printing costs in half

Hewlett-Packard has released its first ever inkjet printer specifically targeted at enterprises that it hopes will lower the price of printing for its general office customers.

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The Officejet Enterprise Color MFP X585 offers printing that claims to deliver documents that can be printed at the same speed, power and quality as HP Laserjets but at half the cost.

“Never before has an ink-based device been fully capable of meeting the performance requirements that large organizations demand,” said Dion Weisler, executive vice president, Printing and Personal Systems, HP. “CIOs and IT decision makers can be confident that the HP Officejet Enterprise series provides employees exceptional enterprise-grade security, fleet management and mobile printing options along with the fastest speed and lowest total cost of ownership.”

HP’s new model has the same enterprise security features that its LaserJet range has, despite the lower cost, and the new ink technology on board allows the device to print 10,000 pages on a black cartridge and 6,600 on a colour cartridge.

The company’s PageWide technology allows the printer to print up to 70 pages per minute and the reduction in energy use makes it one of the cheapest options around at the moment.

For those that need even more capacity, there is the option of a second 500-sheet tray and managing the device has been made simple through the addition of an 8in colour tablet display panel.

Mobile printing can be done using NFC technology in combination with a compatible mobile device and each device has an onboard 320GB encrypted hard drive to boost the security features even further.

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Prices for the new printers start at $1,999 [£1,212] for the basic model, $2,299 [£1,394] for the mid-range model and $2,799 [£1,697] for the top of the range version and will be available from 1 April in the US.