It has long been assumed that laser printers are superior to inkjet printing technology. For example, laser toner cartridges print more sheets and are less wasteful. Also, though they take the time to warm up, laser printers work faster and are more economical in the long run. Ultimately, when it comes to a price to price comparison, laser printers are the better bet.
What is HP Pagewide?
If you’re the type that likes to stay up to date on technology you need to learn about HP Pagewide. HP is trying to upset the assumption of laser printer superiority as it introduces it’s HP Pagewide technology. It is boasting to be the fastest and most reliable way to print. Based on inkjet technology, HP Pagewide has a stationary printhead that moves across the page in a single pass. By departing from the old printing methodology of moving a scanning ahead across the page many times to dispel drops of ink, it increases speed and reliability. Watch an educational video here[http://www.thedatahouse.com/pagewide] as well as a video that includes a 2016 test report.
Does it live up to the hype?
A few features to consider about Pagewide technology might go without consideration but should not be overlooked. First, like a laser printer, the pages come out face down meaning you do not have to print in reverse for ‘page one’ to be in front. Secondly, the touchscreen allows for connection through a USB memory stick. Furthermore, when connected to a network such as wifi print jobs can be done through the cloud adding convenience to speed. In a majority of lab tests, Pagewide technology has been faster than most color lasers without loss of quality.
Although with any major decision, all pros and cons must be made, it can be maintained that HP Pagewide should be in the running. If you are interested in learning more about this technology we are here to help.