HP Debuts Sleeker LaserJet Business Printers
The company debuts new toner technology, secure cloud printing features and space-saving designs for mobile-enabled workplaces.NEW YORK—Hewlett-Packard has slimmed down its LaserJet line of business printers and overhauled its toner technology in a product launch that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based technology company is describing as its "most significant laser printing re-engineering since the introduction of the first LaserJet in 1984." In a media event here in New York, HP executives were on hand to show off the company's latest laser printers. Gone are the grays and blacks of past models. The new printers, displayed side-by-side with their predecessors, are now encased in white plastic while striking a smaller profile. Depending on the model, the new LaserJets take up to 40 percent less space than before. Space-saving dimensions aside, HP has reworked its toner technology to enable energy savings and faster print jobs. Dubbed JetIntelligence, the technology offers a lower melting point, a more compact and durable design along with an internal mechanism that continually redistributes the toner, making the office ritual of shaking toner cartridges a thing of the past. "With JetIntelligence toner, you get more pages—because things don't break down—which means higher yields, less intervention [and] more value for many of you," said Pradeep Jotwani, senior vice president of HP LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions, while introducing the new printers. Other perks include better performance and less waste, he added.
The new HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 series printers can start to print just nine seconds after waking from sleep mode. Duplex printing performance no longer takes a back seat to single-sided print jobs, said company executives. Customers can expect both single- and two-sided print speeds of up to 40 images per minute (IPM).