HP Inc., the global leader in printing, today introduced an expansive line of powerful A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) designed to disrupt the traditional $55 billion A3 copier category. Visit the online press kit here.
Earlier today, 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.
With today’s launch and new channel programs, HP can now deliver the industry’s most advanced lineup of A3 MFP and A4 laser print solutions for the office that reflects the ongoing industry transition to everything as a service and contractual versus transactional sales.
“For decades the copier industry has lacked the technology to improve efficiency of service, keep up with security requirements and make color affordable,” said Richard Bailey, president, Asia Pacific, HP Inc. “Today, HP is changing the status quo with next generation A3 multifunction printers that bring to life a reimagined print environment that offers world class security, maximum uptime and affordable color.”
Next generation A3 multifunction printers
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, to provide the strongest customer experience. By providing a broad range of device options, HP is providing channel partners robust possibilities and pricing flexibility to meet the needs of their customers.
The HP PageWide Enterprise and Pro platforms will make color affordable, along with best-in-class print speeds and lower energy consumption than in-class laser devices. The simple architecture of HP PageWide – with only three components that may need replacing – will help lower servicing costs for channel partners. 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 in mid 2017 while the HP PageWide Enterprise devices will be available in late 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 in mid 2017.