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6 New Monochrome LaserJet Pro Printers Launched by HP Inc. to Target Affordable Markets
HP Inc. has continued its aggressive strategy to capture more of the global printer market by introducing more printer models to the market. The company’s aggressive push has been evident through the last few months, especially if you consider the number of new printer models the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) has announced in recent months. In fact, we’ve reported on a number of them too.
Last week, we reported on the OEM’s introduction 4 new PageWide Web Presses. The week before that HP Inc. had launched the next generation A3 printing portfolio. Last month, the company had launched the new HP DesignJet Z-Series printers. HP Inc. has even been in the news for other, more negative reasons such as their now infamous HP firmware updates. In a nutshell, there’s no doubt that HP Inc. has been trying to shake things up in as many market segments as possible.
Seeing all this, it isn’t at all surprising that the OEM has just launched six new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers. The new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers are designed for the affordable market segment of small offices and individual users. The entire series contains both single function printers and multifunction printers so as to cater to as many prospective consumers as possible.
The most notable aspect of the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers, according to the company, is that they’re most productive amongst printer models that fall the same class. In fact, the OEM claims that the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers are faster than their direct competitors by anything between 15 percent and 20 percent. The new series of Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers also includes, what is HP Inc.’s first LaserJet Printer valued less than $100.
The printer model in question is the HP LaserJet Pro M12 which is valued at $99. Apart from being the most affordable LaserJet printer from HP, it also happens to be one of the smallest laser printers ever manufactured in the industry. Along with the HP LaserJet Pro M12, the Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers also contain multifunction printer series such as the M26, M100, and the M200. The M100 series consists of print models such as M102w and MFP M130. Similarly, the M200 series consists of M203dw and MFP M227fdw.
The speeds vary from one series to another. The M12 printer and MFP M26 can manage 18 pages per minute (ppm), while the M100 and M200 printers can achieve 23 ppm and 30 ppm, respectively. The monthly duty cycle of the M12 printer and MFP M26 is to the tune of 1,000 pages per month, while the M100 and M200 are capable of handling up to 2,500 pages per month.
It is worth mentioning that every model in the recently launched Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers is compatible with the prevalent mobile operating systems. In simpler words, this means that the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers are mobile enables, irrespective of whether you use Apple or Android phones or tablets. This is made possible by the OEM’s proprietary HP ePrint technology.
There are other areas that HP Inc. has strengthened with respect to the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers. While we’ve already mentioned the lightning print speeds, the first page out time is also good. The M200 series of printers can spit out the first page in only seven seconds, which is the best in its class.
Furthermore, if you compare the M200 series of the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers to its earlier variants, you’ll find it to be much more cost effective. The M200 series’ cost per page is about five to ten percent cheaper than the preceding variant. Finally, each printer in the new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers comes with the HP Auto-on / Auto-off technology. This technology allows users to define when their printer models automatically turn on or off. The parameters that can be used include activity, day, heat, and time.
The new Monochrome LaserJet Pro printers will become available at varying times starting the current month with the last one becoming available at the beginning of December 2016.
Kyocera Introduces 2 New MFPs and 2 New Printers to the Low Volume Market Segment
Kyocera has decided to shake up the low volume segment by offering more features than any other printer model currently available in the market. Towards this end, the OEM has released two new multifunction printers and two new printers. The multifunction printers released include the ECOSYS M5526CDW and the ECOSYS M5521CDW, while the single function printers released are the ECOSYS P5026CDW and the ECOSYS P5021CDW. These two new lines of low volume printers are explicitly designed for small workgroups or firms but carry features typically seen in higher volume models.
For instance, each of these printers can print at speeds up to 27 ppm without compromising on print quality. The maximum resolution at which these printers can print is 1200 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi). Each of the printers also has advanced wireless capabilities through the Wi-Fi Direct feature. The printers are compatible with various mobile technologies including Google Cloud Print, Apple Air Print, and of course Kyocera Mobile Print. The OEM has also incorporated some key security features such as ID card authentication
As per the company, users will also have the ability to manage their costs through various features such as tiered colour billing and even toner particles that melt at a lower temperature. Finally, true to the Kyocera ECOSYS tag name, there is also a new bottle-less waste toner system that has been incorporated into these new models.