The company has introduced the US$399 HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1160 model. It features 400 sheet capacity, two-sided printing, infrared support, support for both Mac OS and Windows operating systems and optional networking support. The $599 cp1600tn model features desktop networking and an additional 250-sheet plain paper tray as standard.
The HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700ps is a $599 wide-format model with optional networking support. The printer can support media up to 13 x 19 inches and has optional two-sided printing (a feature standard on the $599 cp1700d model). The cp1700ps sports compatibility with Adobe PostScript 3 and works with Macs, Windows and Linux systems.
The HP Business Inkjet Printer 2600 is a $999 wide-format color inkjet that works with HP’s Jetdirect print server. It incorporates an embedded Web server that allows remote managed from a standard Web browser. It supports media up to 13 x 19 inches, has optional two-sided printing, PostScript 3 emulation, and supports Mac OS, UNIX, Linux, Windows and AutoCAD. The $1,399 2600dn model includes two-sided printing an EIO card.
In addition, Hewlett-Packard has introduced internal print servers for these new printers. The Jetdirect 200m and 250m are both internal print servers designed for the cp1160 and cp1700 printers; they retail for $199 and $259 respectively.
Hewlett-Packard has also introduced the Wireless Print Server wp110 model, for $299. The device enables HP printers to be shared with Mac or PC users on a wireless 802.11b network. IEEE 802.11b is the same networking protocol supported by Apple’s AirPort wireless networking products, and the HP Wireless Print Server wp110 is compatible.
All models except for the 2600 models will be available beginning this week. The 2600 models will be available in March of next year.