Earlier, the company announced a definitive agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s printer business in a transaction valued at $1.05 billion, the largest print acquisition in HP’s history. Both announcements were made at the beginning of HP’s Global Partner Conference. Highlights of HP’s A3 MFP technology breakthroughs include:
• 16 new next-generation HP PageWide and LaserJet platforms, bringing innovation to the copier segment.
• World-class print security across devices, documents and data.
• Advanced monitoring based on cloud and big-data analytics to predict service and supply needs.
• Affordable color to drive adoption and economics.
For decades, the copier category has lacked the disruptive innovation needed to drive service efficiency, protect against security breaches and deliver cost-effective color. Today, HP is changing this with a next-generation portfolio of A3 MFP printing solutions that deliver the simplicity, reliability, serviceability and security to transform business printing.
“The complexity of traditional copiers makes repair and maintenance too inefficient for our partners and customers,” said Enrique Lores, president, Imaging & Printing, HP Inc. “By leveraging our superior printing technology, we can change the status quo with next-generation A3 multifunction printers that improve the overall customer and partner experience while also serving as a springboard for growth in managed print and document services. This is what we mean by reinventing printing.”
HP’s full portfolio of A3 MFPs - including three PageWide platforms and 13 LaserJet platforms - will be available as 54 different SKUs with a range of finishing options, such as in-cave stapler stacker, hole punch, high capacity staple/stack and booklet makers.
The single and multifunction devices will have print speeds ranging from 40 ppm to 60 ppm (up to 80 ppm in General Office mode). The HP PageWide Pro devices will be available beginning in spring 2017 while the HP PageWide Enterprise devices will be available in fall 2017.
The HP LaserJet Managed MFPs will be available as multifunction devices, with color or monochrome printing and speeds ranging from 22 ppm to 60 ppm. The new LaserJets will have long-life components, fast repair times, and will be available beginning in spring 2017.