HP has announced the launch of two new Officejet printers designed to provide professional quality colour printing at a low cost per page and reduced energy usage. The Officejet 6000 series features embedded networking capability and print speeds of up to 31 pages per minute in colour. A wireless version will also be available with automatic duplexing as standard. Printing costs and energy consumption are expected to be 40% less than an equivalent laser printer.
The Officejet 7000 is HP's first entry level wide format printer with individual inks and is aimed at small businesses that need to produce everyday documents and marketing material in a variety of sizes. It will produce photo quality images and is capable of creating borderless prints up to 13in x 19in. HP's ColorLok technology allows quick drying documents to be printed and the higher capacity cartridges mean fewer cartridge replacements. Print speeds will be up to 32 pages per minute in colour and the Officejet 7000 can be networked for up to five users. Wired Ethernet networking capability is embedded as standard, with the option of upgrading to wireless printing with HP's Wireless Printing Upgrade Kit.
The Officejet 6000 series is expected to be available in June, while the Officejet 7000 series should be available in July.
by Anthony Morgan