The DesignJet T920 and T1500 ePrinter printers have been developed especially for the design professional on the move. According to HP, these new printers are ‘…designed to help busy workgroups complete work efficiently and meet deadlines by printing correctly from the start with true print previews and delivering fast, high-quality prints. Additionally, these devices help users access, view and print projects while they’re on the go via the cloud so they can collaborate easily with remote teams.’
Design features include an integrated output stacking tray and true front-roll media loading. The integrated output stacking tray built into the top of the printer and produces flat, collated sheets. No more bending down and sorting through prints to find what you’re looking for. The printer has a flat surface on top, creating a media review table to quickly and easily check printed plans.
The true front-roll loading feature allows you to load media easily, even while you’re sitting down. Since the printer has been designed to load from the front, you can easily put the printer up against the wall, saving space in your office.
The DesignJet T920 has been designed for small to medium-sized workgroups and comes with 32GB of virtual memory to process complex files easily and deliver faster prints. The DesignJet T1500 ePrinter is ideal for multi-user environments. It can handle multiple jobs on different media types and sizes. The T1500 also uses a parallel processor with 320GB of memory to print multiple files at the same time.
Both models have intuitive full-colour touchscreens so that users can manage job queues, track print costs and view true print previews. With a 6 ink cartridges and the HP printhead, you can expect to see dark blacks, true greys, bright colours and sharper lines.
The best feature of them all, though, is HP’s DesignJet ePrint & Share. This free web service (available in the Android and Apple app stores, notebook computers and the ePrinter touch screen) makes it easy to access, view and print large-format documents from anywhere. Users can automatically save copies of projects to the cloud when printing. The ePrinter comes with a dedicated email address that allows users to email projects for print as a PDF or other print-ready document format straight to the printer.
These HP ink printers were developed with the input of architects, construction firms, engineers and designers in order to give their customers exactly what they wanted from a large format printer. No concrete news yet on how much the printers will set you back in South Africa, but the estimated price is between R40 000 and R65 000.