(HP) on Tuesday introduced a new generation of Officejet Pro printers aimed at small businesses, including new single-function printers and new all-in-one models. Prices start at $149 and they’ll be released in February and March.
The Officejet Pro line now includes the K5400 color printer series — single-function color printers; the mid-range J5700 All-in-One series; and the L7000 All-in-One series. All three printers use HP Vivera inks and resist water and smudging when paired with paper that uses HP’s “ColorLok” technology. They also feature optional networking capabilities.
The K5400 touts print speeds of up to 36 pages per minute (ppm) black and up to 35 ppm in color. HP uses a new metric called “Laser Quality Speeds” to compare their OfficeJet printers to laser printers; at that quality, the K5400 can output up to 12 ppm black and 10 ppm color.
The $149 model ships with a standard 250 page paper tray; the $199 K5400tn version adds an additional 350 page paper tray and wired networking. The $249 K5400dtn also adds duplexing capabilities. High-capacity ink cartridges are also an option, and it uses separate tanks for black, cyan, magenta and yellow.
The $149 J5700 All-in-One series features print, scanning, copying and fax capabilities. Capabilities include a 35-page automatic document feeder and junk fax blocking. The printer uses black and three-color ink cartridges; extra large cartridges are available, as is a six-color cartridge for photo printing.
HP rates the J5700’s output at 30 ppm black and 24 ppm color. The scan element can produce 2400 x 4800 dot per inch (dpi) optical resolution and 48-bit color. Optical character recognition software is also included.
The new high-end small business All-in-One model is the L7000 series. The three L7000 models introduced Tuesday share 35 ppm black and 34 ppm color output and Laser Quality Speeds of 12 ppm black and 10 ppm color, as well as wired networking.
The printers also feature PictBridge compatibility for digital cameras and a multi-format flash memory card slot so you can read images from digital camera picture cards. What’s more, that card reader can also write data, so you can transfer pictures or scanned images to flash disks without having to use a computer.
The L7000 line starts with the $299 L7500 series. The $399 L7600 adds “Direct Digital Filing,” a new Mac and PC-compatible capability that enables you to scan a document and have it automatically sent to networked hard drives or server volumes. It also features a 2.4-inch color graphics display, legal-sized scan surface and duplexer. The $499 L7700 adds wireless networking, ReadIris Pro OCR software and a 350-sheet paper tray.
As with the K5400 model, extra-large ink tanks are also an option, and each color is in a separate tank.