NEWS: HP target AEC firms with four new large format printers

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HP DesignJet T830 MFP features a rugged, compact design making it well suited to use on construction sites

HP has unveiled five new HP DesignJet technical printers, including the flagship HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer (MFP). HP says the new printers, copiers and scanners are engineered to withstand tough environments, making them suitable for office and construction sites.

HP is pitching the HP DesignJet T830 MFP as the industry’s most affordable, compact and transportable integrated large-format MFP. It claims the machine is half the size of competitive large-format MFPs with the same footprint as the HP DesignJet T730 Printer. The MFP offers a damage-resistant design, a built-in scanner, and a front panel that can be extended and operated from a tablet.

Recommended for tough environments where the MFP must endure dust, frequent transportation or potential hits, such as in mobile offices at construction sites, there is an

The machine comes with an optional HP DesignJet Rugged Case for enhanced damage and dust protection. It also features reinforced wheels and feet on its stand to help stand up to frequent transportation or potential hits.

A 36-inch wide, integrated scanner enables users to modify, scan and share plans in the office or on construction sites from a mobile device, while a touchscreen is said to offer realistic print preview and document cropping.

Sharing many of the same features of the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, the HP DesignJet T730 Printer delivers ‘high-quality’ A1/D-size prints in as little as 25 seconds. Off-axis ink delivery allows flexible ink cartridge sizes from 40 – 300 ml to help avoid expiration issues in low-usage environments. An Econofast print mode, saving ink and time spent printing working documents and drafts.


Wi-Fi Direct, a built-in Wi-Fi network for easy connectivity, allows the device to create its own Wi-Fi network for direct mobile printing without other infrastructure. There is also an intuitive front panel with a touchscreen, which HP says works like a smartphone.

Other new additions include the HP DesignJet T930 Printer, which is designed for small- and medium-sized AEC teams. The device offers enhanced security protocols to help safeguard information and provides ‘superior’ print quality with six HP inks, including grey and photo black.

The HP DesignJet T1530 Printer is a dual-roll 36-inch printer for high-volume environments. It features six HP inks, an integrated 50-page output stacking tray and advanced security protocols. The HP DesignJet T2530 MFP is pitched as an easy-to-operate MFP featuring one intuitive control panel for print, scan and copy functions and two rolls.

HP has also announced HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote, a free mobile application for Apple and Android devices that is designed for ‘easy, convenient’ printing and scanning to HP web-enabled printers and MFPs’.

Built-in mobile printing features, include printer discovery through wireless Internet, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC as well as e-mail printing to HP ePrint-enabled printers. The HP AiO Printer Remote application is also designed to make mobile scanning and sharing easier by offering a direct connection to online repositories, such as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive.

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