HP held its annual global Imaging and Printing Conference and announced several new innovations, collaborations, apps and solutions for all types of users – from consumers and small to midsize businesses (SMBs), to enterprise organizations and graphic arts customers.
HP also announced that customer adoption of its cloud-enabled, web-connected print technologies has reached the mainstream, with more than 10 million printers sold to date.
"HP's history of innovation runs deep, and we continue to leverage that legacy and build on it for future growth," said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "While printing in the traditional sense will continue to be integral to what we bring to the world, we are disrupting the market with leading innovations beyond the page as well."
Scanning of 3-D objects; tools and services for SMBs
Micro and small businesses need the best tools to market and operate their businesses, especially when faced with potentially rapid growth. HP's innovations help these businesses keep pace with the speed of customers:
- To capture images of 3-D objects and scan documents, the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is an affordable desktop companion that's ideal for small businesses or home offices. It is equipped with HP TopShot Scanning, a revolutionary technology that captures six separate images of a document or 3-D object and produces one final seamless image of exceptional quality. With this technology, SMBs can quickly produce high-quality images for immediate use in printed materials or on the web.
- The new HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One series and HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter deliver professional-quality color documents for up to 50 percent lower cost per page than laser printers, and enable printing from virtually anywhere when using mobile devices with HP ePrint. Enhanced with new inks, which resist highlighter-pen smearing, two-sided borderless printing and cloud solutions that can help businesses grow beyond the page.
- New HP Business Apps, such as Stamps.com web postage services, Biz Card Scanning and Receipt Scanning Apps from Shoeboxed, and new apps from GoogleDocs and Box.net, allow SMBs and micro businesses to focus on business impact.
- From Scheduled Delivery Apps, business managers can receive actionable and specific guidance on becoming better leaders from Manager Tools, creators of an award-winning business podcast, and receive a full Wall Street premarket summary from RTT News, a global leading provider of financial newswires.
HP also is making its proven enterprise-level technologies accessible to SMBs. After its recent acquisition of Printelligent, a leader in managed print services (MPS), HP is rolling out HP Partner Managed Print Services, the first of several channel-enabled MPS offerings that HP plans to launch over the next year. In addition, HP has added several HP Document Solutions – including HP Access Control Express, HP and Nuance eCopy ShareScan and HP and Capella FormPort to its portfolio for the solutions specialist channel to sell.
New HP LaserJet printers, Scanjet printer for businesses of all sizes
HP introduced two HP LaserJet printers and an HP Scanjet printer that facilitate mobility and workflow for businesses.