DCC introduces the HP Pro X Series

Recognised by the Guinness World Records as the ‘World’s Fastest Desktop Colour Printer’, the HP Pro X Series is now available from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC).

April 22, 2014

Recognised by the Guinness World Records as the ‘World’s Fastest Desktop Colour Printer’, the HP Pro X Series is now available from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). The Pro X Series is ideal for environmentally conscious professionals in small to medium sized work teams or businesses with three to 15 users who require quality desktop printing at fast speeds and low operating costs.

“The HP Pro X Series has revolutionised business printing with PageWide technology that delivers professional quality, durability and super-fast printing at almost half the cost of laser printing. Furthermore, the Pro X series ensures water, smear and fade resistant documents. Featuring four printers within the range, the Pro X Series caters for all kinds of business applications,” says Caron de Fortier, HP Printers and Supplies Division Manager at DCC.

With print speeds of up to 70 Pages Per Minute (PPM) in general office mode on both black and colour, the HP OfficeJet Pro X Series delivers high-quality professional documents at twice as fast as most colour lasers. A single-pass printing system paired with HP PageWide Technology brings together the best of ink and laser printing. One of the features of HP’s PageWide technology is that the print head remains stationary and spans the entire width of the paper resulting in super-fast speeds whilst ensuring quieter operation and fewer moving parts. This is the same HP PageWide technology found in high end HP Inkjet Web Press solutions that deliver ‘print house’ quality.

The Pro X Series provides best-in-class paper capacity, allowing users to print up to 9 200 pages per cartridge and load up to 1 050 sheets at once with an optional 500 sheet input tray. With an output capacity larger than any competing desktop device, the HP Pro X Series holds up to 300-sheets of paper. The convenient front door on the device allows easy cartridge replacement while the single side door allows users to easily clear potential paper jams.

Ideal for mobile print environments, the Pro X series features HP ePrint allowing users to print from virtually anywhere using a smartphone or tablet with no additional third-party software or service fees. All four printers in the series are duplex enabled. Featuring HPs Embedded Web Server (EWS) which allows print management of workflows and settings via a web portal.

Printers in the range consist of:

  • Pro X576dw multifunction printer (MFP)
  • Pro X551dw single function printer.
  • Pro X476dw MFP
  • Pro X451dw single function printer

The HP Pro X576dw and the HP Pro X551dw print at 70 PPM in general office mode. The X551dw is a single function printer, while the X576dw offers copy, scan and fax features. Both printers offer the flexibility of wireless and mobile printing. Work teams requiring professional quality, low cost per page printing at breakthrough speeds will benefit from the monthly duty cycle* of up to 75 000 pages. Both the X576dw and X551dw feature a recommended monthly page volume of up to 4200 pages. Furthermore, for larger imaging and printing fleets, HP Web Jetadmin can be downloaded free of charge to easily manage the device while the intuitive control panel provides an exceptional user experience.

The HP Pro X451dw offers professional quality, single function A4 printing at up to 55 pages per minute in general office mode. The X451dw has a monthly duty cycle* of 50 000 pages and a recommended page volume of up to 2 800 per month. The HP Pro X476dw offers the same features as well as the added flexibility of a four-in-one.

“For businesses requiring a balance between price and performance, the HP Pro X Series is the ideal printer to meet this need. With less waste material accumulated (as no life-long consumables such as drums and fuses, etc. are needed), this has a direct impact on saving money. With breakthrough performance, exceptional speed, quality and reliability, the HP Pro X Series is the next generation business printer,” adds de Fortier.

All the HP Pro X Series printers are ENERGY STAR qualified, with no warm-up time required, and using up to 50% less energy than colour lasers. The first page out is in 9.5 seconds. HP also incorporate eco-friendly features, such as double-sided printing enabling up to 50% in paper savings. Original HP pigment inks require 50% less packaging by weight than toners and the HP Planet Partner program enables users to recycle cartridges for free.

The HP OfficeJet Pro X series of printers is available immediately from resellers and leading retailers. Recommended retail prices including VAT are as follows:

  • Pro X576dw – R11 199.00
  • Pro X551dw – R7 799.00
  • Pro X476dw – R8 399.00
  • Pro X451dw – R5 199.00

* Recommended Page Volumes: This is the number of pages per month recommended by HP for the printer. Monthly Duty Cycle refers to the absolute maximum pages are able to print although this is not recommended on an extended time frame.

* Cost-per-page (CPP) claim is based on the majority of colour laser printers less than US $300 and the majority of colour laser MFPs less than US $500 as of September 2012, based on market share as reported by IDC as of Q2 2012. CPP comparisons for laser supplies are based on published specifications of the manufacturers’ highest-capacity cartridges available, as reported by Gap Intelligence. HP Officejet Pro CPP based on HP 950XL/951XL Ink Cartridges, estimated street price, published yield for colour prints and continuous printing. Actual prices may vary. Actual yields may vary based on printer use, images printed and other factors. Additional information is available at www.hp.com/go/officejet.