It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any major breakthroughs in desktop printers. They are all pretty much of a muchness – until now. The new HP X451 and X551 uses HP’s PageWide Technology & HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT), offering significant breakthroughs in speed, up to twice the speed of the printers tested by HP in both laser and inkjet categories, and around half the printing cost for replacement inks.
How fast? HP claim you can print up to 70ppm in General Office Mode. HP’s SPT takes advanced commercial print technologies and scales them to a new class of multifunction printers for small office and small workgroups with high print quality and many other features such as precise page motion, smear resistant and fast drying inks, and uniform, consistent image quality.
There are plenty of cheap printers for the office, most are clunky, average print quality with high cost of replacement inks. Over a given period the new X series might even pay for itself.
Recommended retail is $599 for X451dw. Contact Wired Office in Perth for current promotions on this model.