updated 11:50 am EST, Mon October 29, 2001
HP today announced three color inkjet printers as well as two print servers. The inkjet printers boast improved image quality and an expanded array of paper handling options.
The $400 HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1160 features two-sided printing, up to 400-sheet paper capacity, infrared connectivity, and optional networking. An additional 250-sheet plain paper tray and an Internet connector accessory for desktop networking are standard with the HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1600tn ($600).
The $500 HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700 and HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700ps offer wide-format color printing and optional networking. Each printer supports media up to 13 x 19 inches and has optional, two-sized printing -- this is standard on the HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700d ($600). The $600 HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700ps also offers Adobe PostScript 3 compatibility
The $1000 HP Business Inkjet Printer 2600 is a new networkable, wide-format
color inkjet printer. It supports media up to 13 x 19 inches, has optional two-sided printing, and PostScript 3 emulation. The HP Business Inkjet Printer 2600dn ($1,400) version includes a two-sided printing accessory and an EIO network card.
Additionally, the company introduced three new printer servers, including a wireless print server. HP's Jetdirect 200m and 250m internal print servers, for $200 and $360 respectively, are designed specifically for the HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1160 and cp1700 families and are compatible with printers featuring LIO networking slots. Its new HP Wireless Print Server wp110 ($200) can share a printer by allowing multiple PC or Mac users to connect and share printers on an AirPort (802.11b) wireless network.
All products are expected to be available in North America this week, except the HP Business Inkjet Printer 2600, which is expected to be available in March 2002.