Monthly Archives: November 2017

  1. HP introduces faster PageWide XL printers for enhanced print production

    HP introduces faster PageWide XL printers for enhanced print production

    Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced new HP PageWide XL printers with sharp, up to 70 percent faster1 output, enabling technical production providers to grow AEC volume and expand business in colour applications with the market-leading HP PageWide XL printer portfolio.

    The new HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 printers and multifunction printers strengthen the fastest printer portfolio in the market2 to equip enterprise print rooms, central reprographic departments and reprographic houses for enhanced mid-volume production in both colour and monochrome.

    At speeds up to 24 D/A1-size prints per minute, the series delivers technical documents with quick turnaround and low operating costs3 for architects and engineers, in addition to geographic information system (GIS) maps and point-of-sale (POS) poster applications.

    In its first-ever product demonstration at Autodesk University, Las Vegas, HP Booth (#A517), the HP PageWide XL 6000 Multifunction Printer is producing prints of HP Mars Home Planet Concept Phase submissions.

    HP Mars Home Planet is a universe changing global effort to unite engineers, architects, designers, artists and students to imagine, design and experience life in an urban area for 1 million people on Mars. Participants are using Autodesk software to conceptualize, model and render images of future life on Mars. The winning designs will be printed and displayed during the show. Additionally, HP will showcase its latest workstations – the HP Z8, the most powerful PC on the planet,4 and the HP ZBook x2, the world’s most powerful and first detachable PC workstation5.

    “The debut of new HP PageWide XL printers is another giant leap on the HP journey to offer continued innovation in large format printing for the designers of the future,” said Guayente Sanmartín, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing. “The breakthrough PageWide XL platform with even faster printing speeds will help our customers move the needle for business with immediate monochrome and colour prints delivered from one unique printer.”

    Reinventing technical production printing with the Power of One

    With more than 5,000 units shipped and 3 billion ft2 (300 million m2 ) printed since the HP PageWide XL printer launch in 2015, more customers are discovering the value the market-leading 6 HP PageWide XL printers bring to businesses worldwide. HP PageWide XL printers do the job of two printers in a single device, providing both monochrome and colour prints at breakthrough speeds: the Power of One.

    The HP PageWide XL 5100 prints at speeds up to 20 D/A1 pages per minute with quick 28-second first page out, and the HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer at 24 D/A1 size pages per minute with a 25 second first page out. The printers produce outstanding print quality, and are also available in multifunction configuration with copying and scanning for collaboration. Additional benefits include:

    • Set a new technical document standard with crisp lines, 2-point text, smooth grayscales, and vibrant colour.
    • Print/scan/copy in monochrome and colour with one single device in 50% of the time with a consolidated workflow7.
    • New advanced functionality for the integrated scanners such as smart background removal.
    • ISO 11798 certified HP PageWide XL pigment inks provide long-term storage, light/water resistance.8
    • Help keep data safe - self-encrypting HDD with AES-256, Secure Disk Erase, and IPSec.

    New added-value capabilities

    HP is also now offering increased productivity for the HP PageWide XL portfolio with new software solutions. HP SmartStream offers two new modules. Document Organiser lets the user automatically rename large volumes of files using innovative OCR technology, for saving time in job management. Using job pixel coverage, Pixel Analysis provides accurate quotes before printing. HP SmartTracker helps users control printing costs and enable reimbursement.

    HP is also introducing new features for HP HD & SD Pro Scanners to improve operator productivity, image quality and background cleaning capabilities. A new output tray streamlines both the scan and copy workflows.

    Additional printers in the HP PageWide XL portfolio include:

    • The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offering high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 775 milliliter ink cartridges per colour with automatic switching and up to six rolls – more than 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) – of media for sustained productivity.
    • The HP PageWide XL 4500 Printer and MFP enabling cost- and security-conscious technical work teams of architects and engineers, to securely print up to 12 D/A1-size prints per minute at in-house print corners.
    • The HP PageWide XL 4000 Printer and MFP allowing technical work teams and copy shops to produce 8 D/A1-size prints per minute, helping teams increase on-the-job productivity.

    Availability

    The HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer series will be available in December in the US and Canada, and will be sold in other regions beginning in 2018. Specific country releases will follow.

    For more information about the Mars Home Plant project, go to hp.com/go/mars


    1. The new HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer series prints 24 A1/D size pages per minute compared with the previous HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer delivering 14 A1/D size pages per minute.
    2. Fastest based on internal HP testing and methodology compared to alternatives for large-format printing of technical documents, GIS maps, and point-of-sale (POS) posters under $200,000 USD as of April, 2017.
    3. Production costs savings based on comparison to a setup consisting of one monochrome LED printer and one colour production printer, both under $150,000 USD, as of April, 2017. Production costs consist of supplies and service costs, printer energy costs, and operator costs. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims
    4. Production costs savings based on an HP PageWide XL 5100 Printer compared with a combination of a mid-volume monochrome LED printer and a mid-volume colour production printer (both under $40,000 USD) as of April, 2017. Production costs consist of supplies and service costs, printer energy costs, and operator costs. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims.
    5. Based on desktop workstations as of June 14, 2017 and power based on processor, graphics, memory, and power supply.
    6. Based on desktop workstations as of June 14, 2017 and power based on processor, graphics, memory, and power supply.
    7. HP PageWide XL printers portfolio are market leaders in the high-volume and mid-volume both in the USA and in Canada representing 50% of the share according to IDC as of March, 2017.
    8. Based on internal HP testing on the HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer compared to preparing and printing the job on two different printers (one comparable monochrome mid-volume LED printer for the monochrome pages and one colour printer for the colour pages. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims. HP PageWide XL pigment inks are certified per the ISO 11798 Permanence and Durability standard, proving that prints made with HP PageWide XL printers using Original HP PageWide XL pigment inks withstand harsh exposure to light, water, abrasion, and handling, and long-term storage and heat, and remain legible in the future. For more information, see hp.com/go/printpermanence.

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    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  2. Canon launches imagePROGRAF TX series to satisfy high end productivity

    Canon launches imagePROGRAF TX series to satisfy high end productivity

    Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has launched a completely new line-up of large format inkjet printers: the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch sizes.  The new devices offer productivity, usability and security, alongside beautiful print quality and low running costs, making it ideal for both the high-end CAD inkjet market and the entry-level LED plotter market. The series also includes an MFP solution, imagePROGRAF TX-3000MFP T36 and TX-4000MFP T36, equipped with fast scanning, and newly developed LUCIA TD pigment ink. With updates to all core technologies including the ink system, print head and mechanical platform, the new imagePROGRAF TX series printers are perfect for customers looking for high-production, high-quality printing, in colour and at competitive speeds.

    ImagePROGRAF TX Series Printers

    Superior print quality with every sheet

    The newly developed LUCIA TD ink produces fine lines, sharp text and vibrant colours, making it perfect for high-precision CAD drawings and posters alike. Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance, printed drawings can be viewed at outdoor construction or engineering sites, in long-term storage and on outdoor posters. Thanks to superb colour reproduction even on plain paper, ink performance exceeds the needs for poster quality on both coated and uncoated paper.

    Duncan Smith, Canon UK’s , states: “The world of print continues to change and Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we’re delivering against the changing needs of our customers. Where previously, CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today, many offices or construction sites require their own inkjet printers to produce drawings on demand. In response to this, we’ve designed a high performance, high-speed inkjet that’s ideally suited to replace entry-level LED plotters that comes with a host of other advantages such as colour printing, low TCO as well as unbeatable quality and sharpness.”

    Game changing productivity

    All models in the imagePROGRAF TX series, including the 36-inch, can be expanded with two rolls. The optional dual-roll system enables high-volume printing from two rolls of the same kind, or hassle-free switching between different media types to meet various printing needs. The imagePROGRAF TX series also accepts rolls up to 170mm in diameter, with the lower unit equipped with a multifunction roll system, enabling users to take advantage of the continuous output and rewinding printouts on rolls. A new high-capacity stacker also offers holding room for 100 A0 sheets, and can be easily folded up to save space when not in use.

    The series includes an MFP solution equipped with a 36 inch Colortrac scanner. The scanner features a generous 15.6-inch touchscreen panel, streamlined structure, integrated design and SmartWorks MFP version 5 with customisable menus and buttons. The new copy and archive mode improves productivity and makes it ideal for supporting office workflows, whatever the printing environment. The intuitive UI, straightforward roll loading and direct printing from USB flash drives offer optimum usability.

    Powerful and secure printing

    With a powerful L-COA PRO high-speed image processor, even data-heavy HP-GL/2 files such as electrical CAD drawings with intricate lines can be processed quickly. In addition, newly added disk encryption, protocol locking and secure data transmission makes the imagePROGRAF TX series devices some of the most robust on the market, with measures such as SNMPv3 and IPSec support to prevent leaks and intrusions.

    Hiroaki Shirakawa, LFP Product Management Manager, Canon Europe, concludes: “The newest line-up of products has advanced features to expand into higher-volume print markets, in a compact model, suitable for any office size. The imagePROGRAF TX Series is dedicated to a high balance between print quality, speed and productivity, alongside other enhancements such as more reliable security. Fast printing, high-precision, usability and compatibility with CAD systems are fundamental requirements for both users of high-end inkjets and entry-level LED plotters. We’re looking forward to launching our new product line-up this year. ”

    The new imagePROGRAF TX series and their MFPs will be available across EMEA from early December 2017


    About Canon

    Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.

    Our business

    The main business focus for Canon (UK) Ltd is in two clearly defined market segments:

    • Business Imaging covering both the office and professional printing environments including: multifunctional printers, IT consultation, photocopiers, printers, large format printers, fax machines, document management hardware and software, solutions and services.
    • Consumer Imaging - input solutions such as film and digital SLR cameras, digital still compact cameras, camcorders, binoculars, calculators and scanners and output solutions - inkjet and laser printers, faxes, desktop all-in-ones and multimedia projectors.

    In addition to our business and consumer operations, Canon's Broadcast Division is an extension of our product portfolio covering the supply and servicing of professional lenses and their accessories to the Television Broadcasting industry.

    Heritage

    Canon’s success story began in Japan in the 1930s, when a small group of enthusiastic scientists set out to establish their presence in camera technology. The company first established a presence in the UK in 1976. At that time its activities were confined to the sale of calculators, micrographic equipment, copiers and similar products for the business market. In 1982 a separate camera sales operation was merged to form Canon (UK) Ltd, and since then the company has grown to become a world-leading provider of market-driven digital imaging solutions for the office and home environments.

    Company philosophy – "Kyosei"

    In 1988, one year after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Canon first adopted “kyosei” meaning “living and working together for the common good” as the corporate philosophy. Nowhere is this better reflected than at Canon’s UK headquarters at Woodhatch near Reigate in Surrey where the emphasis is strongly on achieving greater harmony between individuals and their working environment.

    Our headquarters

    Canon invested more than £21 million in the construction of its UK Headquarters at Woodhatch, Surrey, and the building was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in April 2000. The purpose-built head office fuses visually stunning architecture with the latest in business solutions technology. The environmentally friendly building is landscaped to blend into the natural slope of a hill, preserving existing meadowland and tree areas.

    The concept of energy conservation was adopted from the outset, with the recycling of demolition material and the preservation of the original site. Solar panels generate up to 35kw of power, and energy is further conserved through various features, including a natural air conditioning system and the use of special heat-absorbing concrete. Designed to showcase the company’s cutting edge products, the building is not only a landmark but also a symbol that represents everything Canon values - a "living showroom".

    Awards

    Woodhatch is the recipient of nine awards including the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust 2001 Building of the Year Award, and the project also achieved the highest rating by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for its energy saving initiatives. This impressive building made such an impact in its own community that it won The Reigate Society Award 2000. Other awards received were The Civic Trust Award 2001, British Council for Offices (Best Corporate Workplace 2000), British Institute of Facility Managers (Green Office of the Year Award 1999), Institution of Structural Engineers (Structural Award 2000), Brick Awards 2000 (encompassing Best Commercial Building and Landscape Project) and the Times/Gestetner Digital Office Collection 2000.

    Canon Europe’s strategy for 2013 is to create sustained profitable growth, by strengthening core business,building its future solutions and services business, and improving capabilities. Through three separate transformation programmes, Canon Europe aims to combine the strengths of recently acquired companies to deliver efficiencies and enhanced performance.

    Canon Europe’s presence in Europe is strengthened through its pan-European brand platform, You Can. Launched in 2002, You Can is designed to encourage customers to explore their creativity and be empowered by Canon’s technologies. Canon is passionate about the Power of Image and wants to inspire customers and partners to realise their passion to bring image to life.

    Operating under its global philosophy of Kyosei, Canon Europe aims for sustainable growth as the organisation strives to deliver value in all markets, to all customers and stakeholders.

    For further information on Canon Europe please see http://www.canon-europe.com/

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  3. Create picture perfect prints: Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017

    Create picture perfect prints: Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017

    Join Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017, Paris, 9-13 November and find the ideal inkjet media to produce limited or open editions of your work.

    Every photographer knows that images look different depending on the viewing conditions. That’s why finding the perfect media is so critical. Visit Innova Art – Stand C012, Hall 5.1 – at Salon de la Photo 2017, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 9-13 November to view the full range of Innova award winning inkjet media and display solutions.

    Speak to the team to learn more about the process of finding a print media that compliments the style of your work. Watch demonstrations of how to create effortless image displays and see work by photographer Jim McHugh, including some recent collaborations with Los Angeles urban artists Prime and Big Sleeps.

    The Innova Editions range of inkjet paper will be on display: all six surfaces will be on show, including two from Italian paper mill Fabriano. Every paper in this range meets museum quality archival standards and there is even a baryta paper with barium sulphate layer – Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm (IFA 69) – part of the Innova FibaPrint® collection, created specifically to enable digital printmakers to replicate traditional darkroom surfaces.

    Also on show will be the Canvas by Innova range, featuring both aqueous pigment and dye as well as eco-solvent, latex and UV inkjet compatible surfaces. A firm favourite in the range is the aqueous inkjet compatible FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss Canvas 380gsm (IFA 36), with a high gloss finish and true canvas weave, even stretched canvases can look like photographs. New to the range is Exhibition Cotton Matte Canvas 370gsm (IFA 54), an OBA free, 100% cotton canvas with aqueous inkjet compatible matte surface.

    For photographers seeking to present their work, take a look at the range of display products available from Innova.

    The JetMaster® Image Display Systems range includes the award winning JetMaster® Photo Wrap, enabling you to create canvas effect displays in minutes without learning any specialist skills. Also part of this range is the JetMaster® Photo Panel: the perfect display surface for prints produced on resin coated photo papers (also available from Innova). To make a professional looking frame free display, all you have to do is print, stick and display! It really is that simple – visit Innova Art on stand C012, hall 5.1 at Salon de la Photo 2017 to see for yourself.

    Pinchbook™ Photo Books allow anyone to create professional quality photo books in seconds: simply pull back the covers and insert your prints. No glue or staples required and the covers can be used time and time again so you can customise your portfolio presentation for every occasion. Covers are available in a range of sizes and include cloth and leather effect material options.

    New for the French market is the GOframe canvas stretching system. The GOframe system enables photographers of all abilities to create their own stretched canvases using wooden stretcher bars. Using the adhesive coating on the bars along with the specially designed and patented corner system you can attach your canvas print to the frame and finish a canvas in just a few minuets. No canvas pliers, staples or specialist skills required!


    About Innova

    More than paper

    In addition to an award-winning range of digital inkjet media, Innova also offers innovative display solutions, custom converting solutions and is consistently at the forefront of development for new and exciting digital print media. While traditional manufacturers focus on tweaking the same types of products they have had for years, Innova is forward looking and strives to listen to today's marketplace and deliver innovative solutions for digital inkjet printing and display applications.

    Excellence through innovation

    Established just as the 21st century started, Innova is not bound by century old thinking and paradigms. We use modern flexible approaches to this dynamic industry, with an emphasis on innovation bounded by a desire to deliver quality products and value to our distribution partners as well as the end consumer. Don't let the relatively young age of the company fool you. Innova's management team includes pioneers of the industry who have been creating new digital papers since the beginning of the inkjet revolution in the 1980's. Our right-sized structure allows us to be nimble enough to react to changing market needs while also assuring our partners a close-knit relationship with our leadership team.

    Our partnership approach to global manufacturing and distribution allows us to leverage the strengths of our own resources with those of others. This synergy not only results in enhanced product designs and improved time to market but also localised packaging, converting and warehousing to easily react to regional supply requirements.

    A 21st century company with 21st century solutions

    We are also 100% committed to the world around us and strive to maintain a relationship with ethical supply chains. For more information about our environmental commitment and the archival standards of Innova papers please visit our website at www.innovaart.com

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