HP Introduces Entry-level Large-Format Printing Solutions
New offerings targeted at AEC students, professionals and small studios.
by DE Editors | Published September 28, 2012
HP has unveiled a Web-connected, entry-level printing solution for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) students and professionals that the company says can make large-format printing accessible to more users.
Delivering large-format printing via the cloud from virtually anywhere, the new HP Designjet T120 ePrinter series is a 24-inch unit designed for students and freelance engineers. The 24- and 36-inch HP Designjet T520 ePrinter series is designed for small engineering teams in need of fast, professional printing.
HP also announced the second generation of its free Web service for AEC professionals, HP Designjet ePrint & Share, which the company says makes it easy to access and print large-format documents using an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone, a laptop or ePrinter touch screen.
"The economic environment has increased the number of freelancers and small studios, shortened project turnaround times and required AEC workers to be highly mobile, spending more than 50 percent of their time out of the office," said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Large-format Printing Business, HP. "The expanded HP Designjet portfolio helps our customers stay connected where the job takes them and allows first-time, large-format buyers to easily and affordably bring their printing needs in house."
The T120 offers the benefits of two printers in one with a built-in B+/A3 tray and convenient front-loading roll. The printer's intuitive, full-color touch screen simplifies in-house printing and navigation for those new to large format, the company says.
The T520 improves processing power and offers twice the speed and resolution of its predecessor. With 1 GB RAM and HP-GL/2 technology, it operates at up to 35 seconds per D/A1 print.
You can watch an HP promotional video of the HP Designjet ePrint & Share below.