In 1984, HP released the first desktop laser printer—the HP LaserJet. There was nothing else like it, and it brought to life a totally new printer market. Thermal inkjet printing made its debut that same year with the HP ThinkJet printer, marking the success of HP Labs in miniaturizing inkjet technology to deliver superior quality, quieter operation, and lower-power consumption over dot-matrix printers.
Since then, countless contracts, resumes, presentations, meeting agendas, annual reports, and sales manuals have been printed from these trusty workplace staples. And though the world is increasingly digital, print remains an important and critical player in the business world. From security-minded networked printers to dynamic color printers, here's a rundown of new HP print innovations covering a wide range of budgets and office needs to help us keep printing over the next 30 years.
HP PageWide Pro: At up to 40% lower cost, color is the new black and white
Historically, businesses rejected in-house color printers for fear of mounting operating costs, even while acknowledging that color printing would make the most professional and memorable impression with customers.
Today, color printing comes at an affordable price with HP PageWide Pro
series printers, combining lowest total cost of ownership in its class with fast speeds, energy efficiency, best-in-class security, and—not to be outdone—vibrant, cost-effective color printing. The secret
to record-breaking speed and professional quality at lower cost is a print bar that prints across any width, however great, in a single pass. So you get high performance without compromise.
HP PageWide Press: Redefining realities
The corrugated packaging industry is one in constant flux, particularly as customers demand shorter runs, faster turnaround times, and mass customization. The HP PageWide T1100S Press
brings calm to the chaos, providing packaging converters with digital printing solutions that address the market's most pressing challenges. With HP PageWide Press, converters are able to optimize operations, deliver on short- and long-run work, and provide the added benefits of versatile, digital printing to their customers.
Though an example from a niche industry, the HP PageWide T1100S Press spotlights how PageWide technology is helping businesses form a more efficient and productive reality.
HP Secure Printing: Matters of security
- Secure boot ensures that only HP-signed, genuine boot code runs at startup
- Firmware integrity validation approves the firmware as genuine HP code at device startup, and reboots to a secure recovery state if an anomaly is detected
- Run-time code integrity prevents hackers from introducing malicious code into memory during operation
- HP JetAdvantage Security Manager checks and fixes any effective device security settings across the fleet, including printers
HP LaserJet M600 Color series: Solving core business needs
Security, performance, and cost drive many a business decision—and the HP Color LaserJet 600 printer series places those core business concerns at the forefront. With these new printers, you can ensure:
- Protected confidential information with key elements such as HP SureStart and run-time intrusion detection
- Increased performance with faster printing and scanning capabilities, embedded optical character recognition to create text and searchable files, and auto-orient, auto-crop, and auto-tone features that ensure a professional look
- Anti-counterfeit technology and cost-saving functionality with HP JetIntelligence cartridges
HP DesignJet T120: Delivering a compact punch
In a competitive business environment, saving time, space, and money can drive an organization's overall performance. That recognition spurred the invention of the HP DesignJet T120 printer
. The compact, 24-inch printer offers large-format printing with an intuitive color touchscreen, wireless connectivity, and a front-loading media roll. The result? High-quality, yet economical prints that make a serious impression.
HP DesignJet T520: Easy mobile printing
The HP DesignJet T520
is positioned to perform in today's mobile business environment. A large-format printer, the T520 produces accurate lines and sharp details in designs, maps, photos, and presentations at resolutions up to 2400 dpi and does it all from a space-saving design that allows professionals to print in any Internet-connected environment, even from a smartphone or tablet.
A printing solution for every business environment
Make no mistake, the printer retains an important role in the office of today—and the future. Whatever your hard copy needs—from printing on different media to driving productivity with faster, more cost-effective, and secure equipment—they’re covered with a diverse assortment of expertly designed options.
 Comparison of HP PageWide Pro and Enterprise class devices, not sold under contract, with the majority of in-class color laser MFPs < $3,000 USD, and color laser printers < $1,249 USD as of November 2016; market share as reported by IDC as of Q2 2016. Cost per page (CPP) reported by gap Intelligence Pricing & Promotions report Oct 2016, comparisons for all supplies are based on published specifications of the manufacturers’ highest-capacity cartridges and page yield. Average yield based on ISO/IEC 24711 and continuous printing. Actual yield varies based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
 Total cost of ownership comparison based on 90,000 pages, manufacturers’ published specifications for page yields and energy use, manufacturers’ suggested retail price for HP hardware and supplies, average street prices for competitive devices, cost per page based on ISO yield with continuous printing in default mode with highest-available-capacity cartridges, long-life consumables of all color business printers $300–$800 USD and MFPs $400–$1,000 USD as of November 2015, excluding products with 1% or lower market share using market share as reported by IDC as of Q3 2015. Learn more at hp.com/go/pagewideclaims and hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
 Energy claim based on TEC data reported on energystar.gov. Data normalized to determine energy efficiency of majority of in-class business printers $300-$800 USD and MFPs $400–$1000 USD as of November 2015; market share as reported by IDC as of Q3 2015. Actual results may vary. Learn more at http://www.hp.com/go/pagewideclaims
 Best-in-class security claim based on HP review of published embedded security features of competitive in-class Pro printers as of January 2016. Learn more at hp.com/go/printersecurityclaims.
 Comparison based on manufacturers’ published specifications of fastest available color mode of all color business printers $300–$800 USD and MFPs $400–$1,000 USD as of November 2015, excluding other HP PageWide products, and products with 1% or lower market share using market share as reported by IDC as of Q3 2015. HP PageWide speeds based on General Office mode and exclude first page. Learn more at hp.com/go/printerspeeds.
 Based on HP internal research on competitor offerings (Device Security Comparison January 2015), and Solutions Report on HP JetAdvantage Security Manager 2.1 from Buyers Laboratory LLC, February 2015. Requires separate purchase. For details, see hp.com/go/securitymanager.
 Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network (usually Wi-Fi access points bridge wireless to wired connections). Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an Internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. See www.hp.com/go/designjetmobility
for more details.