Old-school tech giant HP has just announced a refresh to its Color LaserJet printer lineup with the aim of reducing both energy consumption and physical waste. The company promises that these printers will reduce energy consumption by up to 27%, while plastic packaging components have been reduced by 78%.
The decrease in power consumption is due to the company’s proprietary TerraJet laser toner, which HP says is designed for maximum durability. The new HP TerraJet cartridges that come with these printers offer a lower carbon footprint than their predecessors, but deliver a 20% increase in printable colors. HP also claims that these printers have been re-engineered for speed, so expect a 25% increase in pace when getting prints.
These printers fall into two categories. The HP Color LaserJet 4200/4300 is designed for small businesses and telecommuters. They offer a compact design (but not as small as some HP laser printers), two-sided color printing, two-sided color scanning, pre-configured HP Wolf security tools, and the HP Smart Admin Dashboard for on-the-fly adjustments.
The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise 5000/6000 series, on the other hand, is aimed at busy office environments with massive daily printing needs. To this end, you can make light changes to printable documents directly from the device itself, without a PC. The touchscreen and analog controls let you highlight, redact and mark up, and HP claims these printers offer the “fastest A4 laser speeds” on the market.
These business printers also include built-in HP Wolf security protocols and an upgraded document scanning toolset that automatically reduces misfeeds, resulting in greater accuracy when performing large batch scans.
HP says the 4200/4300 will launch April 1 in North America with worldwide availability by summer, with prices for the most expensive configuration reaching $700. The Enterprise 5000/6000 printers will also launch on April 1 in North America, with a phased global rollout beginning in Asia throughout the month. These printers start at around $1,050.