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The company celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Deskjet printer

Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced three new desktop printers today, including the world's fastest to date -- all in time for the company's 25th anniversary of the Deskjet printer.

HP's three latest additions to the printer lineup are the HP Officejet Pro X, the HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer and the HP Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer.

The HP Officejet Pro X, which is designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is recognized as the world's fastest printer by Guinness World Records. It performs at twice the speed and half the cost of laser printers, delivering professional documents at as many as 70 pages per minute. It can print quickly and quietly by printing four colors of ink onto a sheet of paper at one time while the printhead stays in a stationary position.

The Officejet Pro X is also Energy Star qualified, using up to 50 percent less energy than laser printers.

Those interested in an Officejet Pro X can pick one up starting today. The single-function models start at $449 while the multi-function models start at $649.


The HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer and the HP Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer are more for medium-sized businesses that want enterprise manageability solutions like HP Universal Print Drivers and HP Web Jetadmin. It also prints documents for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than laser printers.

These two models have not been priced yet, and will be available this spring.

Now is a particularly special time for HP, as it celebrates it 25th anniversary of the Deskjet printer. The first one was released in February 1988 for $995, and had a speed of 2 pages per minute.

Source: Hewlett-Packard



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So... How fast is it?
By retrospooty on 2/12/2013 9:08:09 AM , Rating: 1
Am I missing something or does the article above not even mention it?




RE: So... How fast is it?
By retrospooty on 2/12/2013 9:09:56 AM , Rating: 5
OK, I am blind, up to 70ppm... damn that is fast. Seeing as how I print probably about 10 pages per year, its overkill for me though. LOL. My biggest problem is ink drying up before I use it.


RE: So... How fast is it?
By sprockkets on 2/12/2013 9:46:01 AM , Rating: 2
This tech was demoed many years ago, if it is what I think it is. It basically is a printhead the size of the width of the paper.

On the consumable front, it sucks to my Kyocera color laser no matter what :)


RE: So... How fast is it?
By Azethoth on 2/12/2013 3:22:14 PM , Rating: 3
I got so tired having to buy new cartridges each time I want to print I went paperless.

Now I pdf anything needing a sig and paste a scan of my signature into it. They can print it out if they really need paper.


RE: So... How fast is it?
By V-Money on 2/12/2013 7:24:15 PM , Rating: 2
Same here, I occasionally use my printer but the vast majority of the time I just edit the pdf and send it. I've also go an online fax machine, I hate that I'm paying for it, but I have used it many times and it has easily paid for itself. It's amazing how many places refuse emailed copies of documents but will gladly accept faxes without question.


RE: So... How fast is it?
By Manch on 2/13/2013 2:01:14 AM , Rating: 2
It's because a fax is considered a legal document and because the transaction can be confirmed while email cannot.

Faxes are also considered more secure since it's harder to intercept/alter the signal during transmission.


RE: So... How fast is it?
By Paj on 2/13/2013 8:12:05 AM , Rating: 2
Emails certainly are legal documents.


RE: So... How fast is it?
By Manch on 2/13/2013 9:10:42 AM , Rating: 4
Not in the same sense as a fax.

For example, if my tenant signs a lease and email it to me, I sign it, that does not mean it's legally binding.

If they were to fax it, then it would be.

Faxes use a point to point protocol that is very hard to tamper with. Additionally, the cover page and at the bottom of each page there's that bit of info on the bottom line that provides authentication.

Now some institutions will accept digitally signed and encrypted emails. If it comes from a verifiable source. however most companies will not accept emails, because they cannot trust that it has not been tampered with. They just don't want to open themselves to the liability.

Even virtual faxes emulate the point to point transmission so those are accepted by most as same as.

Of course depending on where you live that may differ on what is and isn't legally binding, but in the US while a lot of places may accept emails, even more will not. Some institutions are even stricter than that and will not accept faxed documents.


Drivers
By bobcpg on 2/12/2013 11:04:50 AM , Rating: 5
Whats the over under on driver size if we were betting. I would say 12 GB :)




RE: Drivers
By steedsrva87 on 2/12/2013 1:31:50 PM , Rating: 2
Show me an HP printing software that takes up little space and doesn't annoy you to kingdom come and I'll buy it no questions asked lol.

I know Dell has finally begun to offer a kind of "Non-Bloated" version of their PCs, does anyone think they would offer something similar for their printing software?


RE: Drivers
By Samus on 2/12/2013 2:57:02 PM , Rating: 2
HP drivers have vastly improved since 2007-era. They've been pretty solid the last few years, installing quicker, having less bugs, and taking up less space.


hp
By GulWestfale on 2/12/2013 9:07:23 AM , Rating: 2
seems like a nice, fast printer; but at that price you can start looking at color laser printers.




RE: hp
By Manch on 2/12/2013 9:32:15 AM , Rating: 2
Half the cost is for the consumables then?


RE: hp
By Wolfpup on 2/12/2013 9:41:56 AM , Rating: 2
I think so, yeah. Also laser printers aren't particularly safe-they spew fine particulates out, which inkjets don't do.


Printing money?
By Gunbuster on 2/12/2013 1:43:16 PM , Rating: 2
How much is the ink? Around $200 if I calculate from the cost per page correctly. Nothing like printing through $200 in a little over an hour...




RE: Printing money?
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 2/12/2013 8:59:28 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone with a clue switched to laser years ago. Inkjets are not practical for office or home use anymore. The ink dries up too quickly and they fleece the consumers at every turn.


RE: Printing money?
By bah12 on 2/13/2013 10:12:01 AM , Rating: 2
And if they had a clue they moved from HP. HP is well known as one of the most expensive cartridge manufacturers (barring maybe Xerox). Personally I go with a color laser by Brother. They are one of the few makers that actually include full capacity toner instead of 50 page demo pack. Plus their drivers are lighter weight than many others. I've had luck with others as well, but they are my current favorite.


70ppm = Worl'ds Fastest Printer?
By ClownPuncher on 2/12/2013 5:31:28 PM , Rating: 2
Is it the world's fastest inkjet printer? It certainly isn't the fastest printer in the world.




By cashkennedy on 2/12/2013 7:21:34 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for also realizing this article is completly wrong.

Acording to wikipedia "Laser printer speed can vary widely, and depends on many factors, including the graphic intensity of the job being processed. The fastest models can print over 200 monochrome pages per minute "

As well as the article stating that it is double a laser, while HP offers small business laser printers as fast as 60ppm.


Cost of the ink? $400
By tayb on 2/12/2013 10:54:30 AM , Rating: 3
Ha. I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

Canon Pixma MG3220 printer - $60
Black ink cartridge - $21
XL Black ink cartridge - $38
Color cartridge - $30

It would be cheaper to print with blood.




Memjet?
By Lord_Conrad on 2/12/2013 10:15:56 PM , Rating: 2
This sounds like Memjet technology. I was wondering when this was going to become available. Until now, only three or four printers on the market had Memjet, and none were available in the United States.




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