There's more to print speed than pages per minute. The time it takes for your printer to process and print the first page after coming out of powersave mode is just as critical to your actual print time as the number of pages per minute the printer can print, if not more.
Office printing trends and needs illustrate how important first-page-out times are:
The average print job is just 3-5 pages.
Users care about the total time it takes a job to print—starting with when they send a print job to when they pull it off of the printer.
Users can't afford to stand at a printer and wait for their job to start printing.
Businesses don't want to spend the extra money and electricity required to keep their printers from going into powersave mode in an effort to speed first page out.
Why wait? With Instant-on Technology you don't have to
Instant-on Technology uses cutting-edge fuser technology to produce the first page faster when a printer is coming out of powersave mode so your print job is done sooner. In fact, your print job may even be finished before many printers would have started printing. In today's office environment, this means less waiting for prints and more time spent engaged in business.
Here are some real-world examples from an independent research study performed by QualityLogic that show how first-page-out speed truly affects total print time:
The 31 ppm Color LaserJet 4700n
Warms up from powersave in approximately 10 seconds
Finishes a 5-page print job in approximately 25 seconds
The 40 ppm mono/35 ppm color Lexmark C782n
Warms up from powersave in approximately 11 seconds for mono and 13 seconds for colour
Finishes a 5-page print job in approximately 72 seconds.
Compare HP average print times versus the competition
Compare for yourself. Check out HP's performance and total print time versus the competition in model comparison studies conducted by independent researcher QualityLogic.
Updated regularly, QualityLogic's studies show that HP is routinely the leader in Instant-on Technology and print speed.
Save money and be environmentally-friendly
Even in powersave mode, your printers with Instant-on Technology are ready to print, so you won't need to configure them to always stay warm. Instead, you can take advantage of the cost savings associated with the reduced power consumption in powersave mode, which is friendly to the environment as well as your budget.
Find a printer with Instant-on Technology
The following HP laser printers feature Instant-on Technology. Choose a printer from one of the categories below to learn more about it.