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July 13, 2016
HP PageWide XL and DesignJet Printers Win Coveted Red Dot Design Awards

HP Inc. today announced that the HP PageWide XL Printer series and the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer have been honored with prestigious 2016 Red Dot Awards.

The HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio was awarded the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Award, for its outstanding and ground-breaking design quality. The HP PageWide XL Printer series was among the 1.5 percent awarded out of more than 5,200 product submissions from manufacturing and designers representing 57 nations. The large-format HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio, which includes the flagship HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer as well as the HP PageWide XL 5000 and 4000/4500 Printer series, enables reprographic houses, print service providers, enterprise central reprographic departments and print corners to produce computer-aided design drawings, opening new business opportunities with geographic information system maps, point-of-sale applications and posters. The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer, which also recently received the 2016 iF Gold “Best of Best” Design Award,  is the fastest large-format monochrome and color printer ever, offering up to 50 percent savings in total production costs (1).

The Red Dot jury, comprised of 41 international experts, including freelance designers, design professors and specialized journalists, noted in official commentary that the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio, “impresses with a technical and aesthetic quality that immediately casts a spell on users,” and touted its elegant appearance, easy accessibility and perfectly thought out functionality along with its intuitive operation.

The HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer was also awarded international distinction for high design quality, receiving the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer reinvents how architect, engineering and construction professionals print, scan and copy and is the industry’s most affordable, compact and transportable integrated large-format MFP(2,3,4).

The Red Dot jury’s official statement lauded the HP Design T830 Multifunction Printer’s space-saving design that enables large-format prints, scans and copies to be easily created on site in any place where they are required.

“HP designs its products with end users in mind, continually innovating to provide customers high-quality printing technology that is ergonomically and beautifully constructed,” said Xavier Garcia, general manager, Large Format Printing division, HP Inc. “We are proud to have the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio and the HP DesignJet T830 receive the esteemed Red Dot Awards, recognizing these products’ impressive, user-friendly designs.”

HP received the awards on July 4, 2016 in a formal ceremony at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all award-winning products will be presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” for four weeks, before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.

(1)      Printing at up to 30 D/A1 pages/minute and up to 1500 D/A1 pages/hour, the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer is faster than alternatives for large-format printing of technical documents, GIS maps, and point-of-sale (POS) posters under $200,000 USD as of March, 2015 including 36-inch wide LED printers (printing up 22 D/A1 pages/minute) and wide-format printers based on Memjet technology (printing up to 800 D/A1 pages/hour). Based on internal HP testing of the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer in line drawing print mode on uncoated bond paper printing in D/A1 landscape.
(2)      Based on 36-inch Wi-Fi integrated MFPs available in the market as of September, 2015.
(3)      The HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer is the most compact 36-inch device performing large-format print/scan/copy functions and is at least half the size (without the legs) based on H x W x L specifications published as of September, 2015.
(4)      Available for the first time in the industry, the HP DesignJet Rugged Case is compatible with the HP DesignJet T830 MFP and features bigger, reinforced wheels and feet on its stand, making transport for printing at job sites more convenient.

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