With HP ePrint, customers can print emails, photos, business materials and more directly to any ePrint-enabled HP printer.
giant Hewlett-Packard announced the launch of the LaserJet Pro 100 color MFP
M175nw, the company's most compact multifunction color laser printer. Priced at
$349 and aimed at small and midsize businesses, the printer offers energy
savings from built-in features such as HP Auto-Off, Instant-on Technology, and
both Ethernet and wireless connectivity.
addition, the company's ePrint service gives businesses the ability to print
from virtually anywhere. With HP ePrint, customers can print emails, photos,
business materials and more directly to any ePrint-enabled HP printer using a
smartphone, notebook or other mobile device.
M175 printer series enables SMBs to demonstrate the quality and professionalism
of big companies while addressing the needs of a smaller business," said
Heidrun Gross, product manager of HP's imaging and printing group. "With its
vivid color output, small footprint and low power consumption, the HP LaserJet
Pro 100 color MFP M175nw will become a trusted and valuable business tool."
Instant-on Technology, HP printers are always ready to print, even in power-save
mode. The company said this helps save midmarket companies money because in
many office environments, printers are required to perform quickly while
producing excellent quality prints. "In addition to the number of pages printed
per minute, it's important to consider the first-page-out speed," a company
report stated. "Businesses do not want to waste money and electricity keeping
their printers on active mode to increase first-page-out speeds."
addition, Auto-On/Auto-Off technology automatically turns off the device to
help individuals and businesses conserve energy. The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency estimates that customers waste up to 66 percent of energy
related to equipment use by leaving devices on during nights and weekends.
Auto-On feature turns the printer to full power when a user sends a print job,
pushes the power button or opens a paper tray. After the printer has been idle
for a period of time, the Auto-Off feature turns the device off. HP devices
turned off using Auto-Off technology consume up to 26 times less energy than
most printers and MFPs on the market in traditional sleep mode, helping reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by cutting energy that is wasted when the printer is
not in use.
LaserJet products with Instant-on Technology use a quick-heating fuser system
that warms rapidly and cools quickly. This, coupled with energy-efficient
toner, helps users consume less printing-related energy. The company estimates
that for monochrome LaserJet products alone, Instant-on Technology helped
customers collectively avoid 1.3 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
(CO2e) emissions in 2009, equivalent to removing more than 240,000 cars from the
road for one year.