Easy-to-use HP Designjet printing technologies offer touchscreen and direct printing from the web.

HP has expanded its portfolio of web-connected HP Designjet ePrinters that make large-format printing easy and offer instant file access to professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

The new HP Designjet T1300 ePrinter primarily serves large work groups, while the HP Designjet T790 ePrinter is tailored for small, mobile technical design teams. Both devices simplify the large format printing and content-sharing process so design professionals can focus on building and executing their ideas.

With HP’s web-connected ePrinters, users can:

  • Plug in a USB flash drive or connect a laptop direct to the device to print with driverless printing
  • Print from and scan direct to the web without a computer and preview projects through the large-format industry’s only colour touchscreen interface, now with direct access to HP ePrint &amp: Share, a free cloud-based solution
  • Print remotely from a computer or smartphone to any web-connected HP Designjet with HP ePrint & Share
  • Design without interruption and protect their investment with automatic software updates through the web-connected server

“Last year, HP announced the first web-enabled, integrated multifunction printer priced below $9,000, which introduced an improved way to collaborate and share large-format content,” said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Designjet Large Format Solutions, HP.

“Today, HP is dramatically simplifying the large format printing experience by enabling our customers to print and upload their personal content to and from the web in an instant and access their files wherever the job takes them.”

HP has also announced a free firmware upgrade for all existing HP Designjet T2300 eMFP customers. The update provides immediate access to HP ePrint & Share from the printer’s touchscreen, making the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP the industry’s first web-connected large-format printer with print, scan and copy functionality.

“Whenever you have a new machine, it gives you a new way of creating,” said Benedetta Tagliabue, an HP Designjet T2300 customer and co-founder of architectural firm, EMBT, based in Barcelona, Spain. “I’m thrilled about the possibility of having an immediate transfer from this office to another office and being able to really have direct communication. Distances are not distances anymore.

“It would be impossible to work the way we do without the HP ePrint & Share system we now have in the office,” added Benedetta. “It would be especially impossible to communicate so well with all the many places where we are now producing projects.”

The first large-format ePrinter designed for work groups, the HP Designjet T1300 ePrinter helps teams to meet tight deadlines and printing peaks by offering two media rolls and smart switching as well as the ability to print up to two A1-sized prints per minute. Features such as an embedded web server, which offers user access control, and secure disk erase meet advanced security needs.

Offering the simplicity of a plug-and-play device with the collaboration features of HP ePrinters, the HP Designjet T790 ePrinter series enables small teams to produce high-quality computer-aided design drawings while collaborating with colleagues in a connected work environment. Available in 24 or 44in models (61 and 111.8cm, respectively), the device features an easily accessible top-loading roll and eight gigabytes of memory, allowing users to print complex files with ease.

HP ePrint & Share is a printing and sharing tool that allows designers to easily locate and access their large-format plans on the cloud, and to adjust page layouts, preview print pages and create print-ready files from a single screen. Users also can upload files with a single click while printing is in process to quickly and easily share designs with remote project teams.

HP ePrint & Share is available as a download at no additional cost for HP Designjet customers. It is also accessible from the colour touchscreen of the web-connected HP Designjet T2300 eMFP and HP Designjet T1300 and T790 ePrinters.

With the HP ePrint & Share plug-in for AutoCAD, users can access HP ePrint & Share direct from Autodesk’s industry-leading AutoCAD design and documentation application and create print-ready files with just one click. Additionally, a license of AutoCAD Raster Design software, included with the purchase of the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP, enables the full scanning of sketches, printed plans or blueprints, which can then be digitised and vectorised for further design work.

“Both Autodesk and HP are dedicated to providing our customers with solutions that enable them to do what they do best – design and create amazing things,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president, AutoCAD products, Autodesk. “The HP ePrint & Share plug-in makes printing from AutoCAD easier than ever, saving customers valuable time and enhancing productivity.”