New Delhi: Hewlett Packard on Friday launched in India two web-connected e-printers HT Designjet T920 and HP Designjet T1500 for large-format printing. Both the printers are available in PostScript and non-PostScript variants with true front-roll media loading and integrated output stack to collect and organise prints. “These printers can serve the GIS professionals better as they offer both precision-printing and quality in terms of colour gamut,” said Mahesh Soni, Country Business Manager, Design (GSB) HP India.
A compact 36-inch footprint saves 30 percent space when compared to previous devices in the same class. HP has designed these printers based on extensive engagement with users (primarily AEC and GIS professionals) early in the development process. Users proposed designs that addressed the pain points before, during and after the printing process. From this input, HP identified an output tray and true front-roll media loadings as key areas for enhancements. Front loading and automatic paper-roll alignment allows the users to load two paper rolls effortlessly. Flexibility of working with two rolls at a time means translates into down time. HP Designjet ePrint & Share, a free web service, allows printing large-format documents using an Android or Apple device. It also lets the user save projects to the cloud when printing. The user can print a document via email also. One could also use a USB to give prints. The user can manage job queues, track print costs and get print previews by using the full-touch.
Although the printers are available in both PostScript and non-PostScript variants, the GIS professionals would be better off using the PostScript variant as it guarantees perfect colour workflow from RGB to CMYK format, thus ensuring the best colour gamut in large-format prints. Designjet T1500, the higher version of the two printers, is loaded with 320 GB hard drive and parallel processing power that enables it to print A1/D size in 21 seconds which means HP has reduced the time by 25 percent when compared to previous products. The printer can create lines as thin as.07 mm which would go a long way to help GIS professionals. Also, HP claims that these products give 50 percent more accuracy than any competitor’s printers. The touch panel has also gone through an update and the response time is 40 percent less than the previous models in the same category.
Source: Our Correspondent