HP announces the release of five new HP DesignJet technical printers for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) segment.

HP has reinvented large format printing with the latest additions to its compact and affordable integrated MFP DesignJet portfolio simplifying how architecture, engineering and construction professionals print, scan and copy from the office to the construction site.

The five new HP DesignJet technical printers, including the flagship HP DesignJet T830 multifunction printer (MFP) and the HP DesignJet T730 printer are engineered to withstand tough environments while speeding up the execution of large format printing jobs. The HP DesignJet T830 MFP and T730 printer help eliminate traditional printing pain points, enabling users to economically deliver prints for meetings, mark up real-time changes, and easily share documents with key stakeholders to streamline workflow.

According to Craig Hunter, South Pacific Country Manager, Large Format Printing, HP, AEC and design professionals, while being mobile, prefer making edits and reviewing plans on the printed page. It’s this user segment that HP has targeted with its latest large format printers and MFPs, which simplify collaboration with next-level features and mobile printing capabilities.

HP DesignJet T830 MFP

Ideal for construction professionals, general contractors, and computer aided design (CAD) teams, the HP DesignJet T830 is the industry’s most affordable, compact and transportable integrated large format MFP. Half the size of competitive large format MFPs with the same footprint as the HP DesignJet T730 printer, the MFP offers a damage-resistant design able to withstand challenging job sites as well as a built-in scanner and a front panel that can be extended and operated from a tablet.

Underlining the importance of architectural drawings to their contracting projects and the need to get them to the site quickly, Duke Construction surveyor Neil Geraghty said outsourcing their large format printing was causing delays and costing money. However, with the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, they are now able to quickly and affordably produce high-quality, large format prints in-house, while HP mobile printing makes choosing, editing and printing files easy to execute from any location.

Recommended for tough environments where the MFP must endure dust, frequent transportation or potential hits, such as in mobile offices at construction sites, an optional HP DesignJet rugged case offers enhanced damage and dust protection. Additionally, reinforced wheels and feet on the device’s stand make printing at job sites more convenient.

A 36-inch wide, integrated scanner in the HP DesignJet T830 MFP enables users to modify, scan and share plans in the office or on construction sites from a mobile device, while its intuitive touchscreen offers realistic print preview and document cropping.

HP DesignJet T730 printer

Sharing many of the features provided in the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, the HP DesignJet T730 printer offers increased ease-of-use and competitive speeds, delivering high-quality A1/D-size prints in as few as 25 seconds; automatic sheet feeder, enabling easy printing of half-size drawings up to 13 inches wide, avoiding paper waste and extra labour for cutting the roll output; and off-axis ink delivery, allowing flexible ink cartridge sizes from 40 – 300 ml that adjust to the actual usage profile of each customer, avoiding big expenses and expiration issues in low-usage environments.

Key features also include an Econofast print mode, saving ink and time spent printing working documents and drafts; a detachable stand, enhancing portability of the unit between offices; built-in Wi-Fi network, Wi-Fi Direct for easy connectivity, allowing the device to create its own Wi-Fi network for direct mobile printing without other infrastructure; and an intuitive front panel with a touchscreen, which works like a smartphone.

HP’s large-format technical portfolio

Also part of HP’s large-format technical portfolio, these three new DesignJet printers help AEC professionals reach new levels of quality, ease of use, mobility and collaboration:

HP DesignJet T930 printer

Designed for small-and medium-sized AEC teams, the HP DesignJet T930 printer boosts team productivity and offers enhanced security protocols to help safeguard information, while providing superior print quality with six HP Original inks, including grey and photo black inks.

HP DesignJet T1530 printer

A dual-roll 36-inch printer featuring six HP Original inks, an integrated 50-page output stacking tray and advanced security protocols, the HP DesignJet T1530 printer maximises workgroup productivity and enterprise security in high-volume environments.

HP DesignJet T2530 MFP

An easy-to-operate MFP featuring one intuitive control panel for print, scan and copy functions and two rolls, the HP DesignJet T2530 MFP provides advanced design and engineering workgroups A1/D-size prints in as few as 21 seconds and 2.5 inch-per-second colour scanning capabilities to maximise productivity. The device also offers secure printing and is easy to manage from upgrades to network integration.

HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote

A free mobile application that enables easy, convenient printing and scanning to HP web-enabled printers and MFPs from both Apple and Android devices, HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote includes built-in mobile printing features, including printer discovery through wireless Internet, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC as well as email printing to HP ePrint-enabled printers, simplifying printing in the field. The HP AiO Printer Remote application makes mobile scanning and sharing easier, offering a direct connection to online repositories, such as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive.

The HP DesignJet T830 MFP, HP DesignJet T730 Printer, HP DesignJet T930 Printer, HP DesignJet T1530 Printer series, and the HP DesignJet T2530 MFP series are now available worldwide.