HP Reinvents the LaserJet Printer

On Tuesday, HP announced a new series of LaserJet printers built around a refinement to their toner’s formula, the ColorSphere 3. According to HP, “the new toner’s soft core melts at a much lower temperature requiring far less heat to melt.”

HP is supporting this chemical breakthrough with a complete redesign of their printers. In the words of Senior VP and General Manager Pradeep Jotwani, HP is “reinventing the printer, making them leaner, faster, and smarter.” HP describes the new series as their “most signficant laser printing re-engineering since the introduction of the first LaserJet in 1984.”

Some notable improvements in the line are:

  • Energy Efficient. Use up to 53% less energy
  • Resource Efficient. Deliver up to 33% more professional-quality prints per cartridge
  • Time Efficient. Print up to 40% faster
  • Space Efficient. Take up to 40% less space

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HP is starting with 3 new series aimed at helping the modern business.

The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277 series seeks to be the smallest MFP (multifunctional printer) on the market, and offers the “fastest 2-sided printing in its class.” It prints, scans, copies, and faxes—all wirelessly. It should be perfect for a small business with constrained office space looking to save on printing costs.

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M252 series is even more compact, and comes with mobile printing options. It’s aimed at a small workgroup that requires speed, flexibility, and reliability.

The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552 and M553 series is built for efficiency in a cutting-edge, compact office. According to HP, “the series prints at high speed while achieving the lowest total energy consumption and fastest double-sided printing speeds in its class.” It’s the first to include Google Cloud Print 2.0 support, as well.

Altogether, the redesigned printers “feature a smaller footprint, easier set up and installation as well as up to 40 percent faster printing from sleep versus competitors.” The new toner, according to Jotwani, is the basis of all this innovation.

The less heat needed to melt the toner, the less energy used up by the printer, a real advantage as businesses seek to make themselves ever more green. How companies approach this topic as time goes by is something to keep in mind.

HP has “incorporated print gauge technology (which) intelligently predicts toner levels, helping IT managers get the most out of each toner cartridge.” On a smaller scale, the new cartridges will be easier to install while reducing waste. Gone are the little strips with a tab that needs to be pulled.

By keeping in mind what modern businesses want and starting from the ground up with an innovative redesign, TriTech’s partners at HP have significantly improved laser printers.

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