Thursday, April 9, 2015
I’m in Atlanta today, and I just finished attending the live production of a world-wide webinar presentation HP’s PageWide wide-format team gave today.
HP’s webinar-presentation team was led by Ramon Pastor, Vice President & General Manager of Large Format and 3D Printing.
I have to admit that is was very exciting to have been invited by HP to attend the HP PageWide launch event that took place in early June in San Diego, and I feel compelled to say that it was doubly-exciting to have been invited to the live production of today’s webinar presentation…. for, at today’s presentation, HP released very important additional news about HP PageWide wide-format, as you’ll read below and as you’ll read in the April 9th Press Release, which can be found by using the first link at the bottom of this post.
Today, HP introduced the HP PageWide XL portfolio.
Previously on my blog, I speculated that HP was going to introduce more than just one model. And, in fact, HP, today, announced that there will initially be four models. You read that correctly. Four different models!
-The HP PageWide XL 8000 – offering up to 30 D/A1 size prints per minute.
-The HP PageWide XL 5000 – offering up to 14 D/A1 size prints per minute.
-The HP PageWide XL 4500 – offering up to 12 D/A1 size prints per minute.
-The HP PageWide XL 4000 – offering up to 8 D/A1 size prints per minute.
HP also announced delivery dates for its PageWide XL portfolio:
--XL 8000 – Deliveries to begin in September 2015
--XL 5000 – Deliveries to begin in November 2015
--XL 4500 – Deliveries to begin in January 2016 (and possibly earlier)
--XL 4000 – Deliveries to begin in January 2016 (and possibly earlier)
Towards the end of today’s webinar presentation, questions were invited from the audience, and I asked two questions:
Q1 – When will HP begin releasing pricing (and cost) information?
Response: Distributor/Dealers have received this information from HP, and they will shortly be in a position to begin working with prospective customers on pricing and costs.
Q2 – When will HP begin taking orders for PageWide XL systems?
Response: Distributor/Dealers will begin to take orders within the next couple of months.
Just a suggestion: If you are interested in acquiring HP PageWide XL systems, I’d highly suggest that you get in the front of the order queue. I suspect that there will be very significant demand for this revolutionary, game-changing technology. In other words, act quickly!
Link to HP PageWide XL press-kit (press release inside):
Link to HP PageWide XL Printers web-site:
Link to HP PageWide XL Printers video:
Posted by Joel Salus at 10:07 AM