First Look: HP's New Line of LaserJet Multifunction Systems

By SmallBusinessComputing Staff | Posted March 19, 2002
Wayne N. Kawamoto
Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) introduced an expanded portfolio of multifunction printers (MFPs), services, software and support options that are designed for small businesses. Three new HP LaserJet MFP business systems may help users print, copy, color scan, fax and digitally send documents to Internet and e-mail addresses around the world.

In addition to the MFP systems, HP unveiled its first large-format HP Designjet color copier for technical professionals and an external print server that allows workgroups to share HP USB-supported printers on a network or across the Internet.

HP LaserJet Multifunction Printer Highlights
Designed for the small business, home office and small workgroup user, the HP LaserJet 3300mfp series provides both Windows and Macintosh owners with network printing, copying, color scanning and send-to-email capabilities. Equipped with an engine that prints at 15 pages per minute (ppm) and copies at 14 ppm, the HP LaserJet 3300mfp supports a variety of media.

The HP LaserJet 4100mfp is a compact, network multifunction printer that offers printing, copying, color scanning and digital sending for business workgroups with shared printing and copying needs. Small, medium and large organizations may be able to use the 25 ppm print and copy engine, embedded send-to-email capabilities and optional digital sending software to maximize document management and distribution capabilities.

A high-performance, high-volume network multifunction system, the HP LaserJet 9000mfp is designed for large workgroups and departments with shared needs for fast network printing, copying, faxing, embedded send-to-email and robust paper handling. With print and copy speeds of 50 ppm and a wide range of document finishing options, the HP LaserJet 9000mfp can turn digital documents into ready-to-use booklets. An optional digital sending software package expands document management and distribution capabilities even further.

Developed for architects and engineers, the HP Designjet Copier cc800ps is designed to provide the convenience of in-house color copying, printing and scanning of wide, large-format documents for less than the cost of digital, monochrome alternatives. The integrated design may make it an ideal addition to any business that wants high-resolution, high-quality color operation on demand. Compatible with HP Web Jetadmin printer management software and equipped with an embedded Web server for diagnostics and supplies ordering, the HP Jetdirect external print server can link to network-capable printers with USB ports in most Ethernet/Fast Ethernet operating environment.

In addition to providing a portfolio of flexible leasing solutions, HP customers now have two integrated financing services to chose from for purchasing new MFP business systems: HP Printadvantage and HP Managed Print Services. HP Printadvantage is a usage-based program that allows small- and medium-sized businesses to purchase HP MFPs, supplies, services and support for a single monthly payment.

HP Managed Print Services is an outsourcing service for large, distributed environments. Through the HP Managed Print Services program, qualified professionals provide analysis, design, implementation and management services for a customer's digital hardcopy environment to reduce costs and increase workplace productivity. Flexible payment options, including pay-per-page and monthly pay programs, are available.

Availability and Pricing
The HP LaserJet MFPs, software and services are expected to be available beginning March 26 in North America. The HP Designjet Copier cc800ps is expected to be available April 3 in North America. Estimated U.S. street pricing is as follows:

HP LaserJet 3300mfp series - $499 - $899
HP Jetdirect 310x external print server - $299
HP Designjet Copier cc800ps - $19,995
HP LaserJet 4100mfp - $ 3,749
HP LaserJet 9000mfp - $13,999

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