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HP Releases Collaborative ePrint& Share Solution

By DE Editors

The new HP ePrint& Share and HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer (eMFP) allows design teams to easily access, share and print large-format project files online anytime, anywhere. HP also introduced new HP Graphics Solutions Partner Program offerings that come bundled with the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP to help simplify and improve the technical design process.

“In September, HP announced a breakthrough in the way design professionals can collaborate and share information through its ePrint& Share platform and the new HP Designjet T2300 eMFP,” says Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, HP Designjet Large-Format Solutions, HP. “Today, HP is making this innovative solution available to allow technical design professionals to reduce review cycles and unleash their creativity.”

Available for download at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare, HP ePrint& Share allows architects, engineers and construction professionals to directly scan project files to the cloud, print and access plans from the road, share designs with remote project teams and seamlessly collaborate with design partners around the world, according to HP.

HP ePrint& Share is available for all HP Designjet customers, and will be accessible from the touchscreen of the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP—a web-ready large-format printer with scan, print and copy functionality. The new printer allows technical design professionals to easily scan and upload documents to the web and to print drawings wherever needed, according to the company. 

HP and Autodesk are providing an integrated workflow solution meant to help design professionals improve efficiency, collaboration and productivity.

Autodesk software solutions bundled with every HP Designjet T2300 eMFP purchase include:
* A new HP ePrint& Share plug-in, which allows customers to simplify their printing directly from AutoCAD.
* AutoCAD Raster Design, which enables the full scanning and vectorization of sketches, printed plans or blueprints.

“With the new HP Designjet T2300 eMFP, architects and designers can scan existing drawings and blueprints, and then rasterize and vectorize them through AutoCAD Raster Design, and then bring them into AutoCAD for editing,” says Amy Buszel, senior director, AutoCAD Products, Autodesk. “Beginning a project with a CAD file instead of manually creating a design in AutoCAD based on paper files is a much more efficient process.”

Also bundled with each HP Designjet T2300 eMFP is a 30-day trial version of Softcover International’s Scan2CAD software. Customers who have purchased an HP Designjet T2300 eMFP also will be entitled to a discount on Scan2CAD software, version 8.

With Scan2CAD, users can quickly scan drawings and printouts into Drawing eXchange Format (DXF) files suitable for editing in any PC computer-aided design (CAD) program using Softcover’s automatic raster-to-vector and PDF-to-CAD conversion technologies. The program can extract CAD-editable data from a variety of formats, including single- or multipage vector PDFs, single- or multipage raster PDFs, single- or multipage hybrid PDFs (raster and vector), and scanned (raster) images created with desktop/large-format scanners and saved in many standard image file formats, including BMP, CAL, CIT, JPEG, TIFF and PNG.

For more information, visit HP.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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