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HP Redefines Office Printing with Color LaserJet 4600 Printer

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif.--June 4, 2002-- HP today introduced the HP Color LaserJet 4600 printer, offering customers industry-leading color laser technology with breakthrough performance, ease-of-use and output quality. Designed to meet the high-volume, high-quality color printing needs of any size business, the aggressively priced HP Color LaserJet 4600 is the first printer to use HP's in-line technology. Four front-loading print cartridges are stacked one on top of the other, delivering color to several types of media in a single pass. The result is four times the print speed of its predecessor product, which required a separate pass for each of the cyan, yellow, magenta and black colors. With color documents becoming a vital component in today's workplace, advertising and graphic design agency Oliver, Russell and Associates began using the HP Color LaserJet 4600 as their office network printer. "Color is really critical to us," said Kristy Weyhrich, design director, Oliver, Russell and Associates. "With the HP Color LaserJet 4600, we get prints just as fast in color as we do in black in white. A job that previously would have taken 30 minutes now takes only 10." The HP Color LaserJet 4600 prints letter-size documents at 17 pages per minute in both color and monochrome. A new 400 MHz processor and industry-leading standard memory configurations that are expandable to 416 MB help ensure the printer performs at its full potential at all times. Innovative firmware and hardware enhancements also reduce forced calibrations, maximizing printer uptime. Additionally, an inductive heat fuser enables quick printing starting with the first page out of the device. In addition to significant speed increases, the HP Color LaserJet 4600 printer exhibits outstanding print image quality. "HP hasdeveloped several unique algorithms which, when combined with HP supplies, provide superior print quality," said Dave Johnson, color and imaging science manager, HP Imaging and Printing Group. "The result is crisper text and detailed graphics that set us apart from the competition."

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