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HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer Honored with 2016 iF Gold “Best of Best” Design Award

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

HP Inc. today announced that the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer has been honored with the prestigious 2016 iF Gold “Best of Best” Design Award, among just 75 Gold winners out of a record 5,300 submissions. 

This year also marks HP’s second iF Design Award for its large-format printing technology two years running, with the HP DesignJet T3500 Printer awarded for outstanding product design in 2015.

A jury of 58 high-profile international experts evaluated the 2016 entries, with the official jury statement applauding the industrial design of the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer, noting that every key element of the printer clearly visualizes its function and thus enables users to maximize efficiency. Unlike with similar products, key components like the ink cartridges are not hidden away, but designed as a key visual element, offering quick access to this often-replaced component.  

These same product features praised by the iF Design Award judges are represented across the commercially available HP PageWide XL printer portfolio, including the HP PageWide XL 4000, 4500 and 8000 Printers, delivering the fastest large-format production printing available in color and black-and-white.(1)  Additionally, the now award-winning, flagship HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offers up to 50 percent savings in total production costs, bringing high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds.(2)

Introduced in April 2015, the HP PageWide XL large-format printing portfolio enables reprographic houses, print service providers, enterprise central reprographic departments, and print corners to produce computer-aided design drawings, opening new business opportunities with geographic information system maps, point-of-sale applications and posters.  

(1)        Printing at up to 30 D/A1 pages/minute and up to 1500 D/A1 pages/hour, the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer is faster than alternatives for large-format printing of technical documents, GIS maps, and point-of-sale (POS) posters under $200,000 USD as of March, 2015 including 36-inch wide LED printers (printing up 22 D/A1 pages/minute) and wide-format printers based on Memjet technology (printing up to 800 D/A1 pages/hour). Based on internal HP testing of the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer in line drawing print mode on uncoated bond paper printing in D/A1 landscape.

(2)        Conclusion based on an HP internal test measuring the time required to extract pages from a 50-page document and print them using several printers compared with using equivalent software programs. 

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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