HP's new printers move the paper not the ink

15 new models announced with PageWide, new security features and free remote printing

HP has announced the arrival of 15 new laser and inkjet printers at an Asia Pacific launch event held in Macau.

While the new printers sport a number of new features, the undoubted star of the show was a technology that HP has been championing in their commercial print solutions.

HP goes PageWide

The new PageWide system uses a newly-designed print head that remains stationary while printing. This, according to HP, results in far higher quality output as only the paper moves through the printer. Traditional inkjets have the print head move across the page as the paper progresses through the feed.

The new print head has over 42,000 separate nozzles that deliver the ink. These are arranged and operate so that if a single nozzle becomes blocked or stop working another takes over its function. And, there are no fuser, belts or drums so the number of moving parts is reduced resulting in greater reliability and easier servicing.

The new print head is designed to last several years – the expected lifetime of the entire printer.

Among the new models announced are several standouts.

The HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556 (starting RRP is $1,319) and HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586 (starting RRP is $2,886) are designed for small businesses and medium sized work groups printing up to 15,000 pages a month, with a whopping print speed of up to 75 pages per minute. Both are expected to be available in May.

The HP PageWide Pro 500 is designed for small businesses and work groups printing up to 6,000 pages a month, with print speeds of up to 70 pages per minute[i]. The PageWide Pro 500 series is available now from $730.

Portable printers

A number of new LaserJet models were also announced but, for us, the new portable printers we saw looked interesting.

The OfficeJet 200 mobile printer and OfficeJet 250 mobile all in one multifunction offer fast print speeds, customisable touchscreen displays for controlling print jobs and can be used completely wirelessly as the internal battery can charge over USB. Press a small button and a small LED meter tells you the charge level.

They work with Android, iOS, Win 10 (including mobile) and support WiFi printing (both as a network printer and by WiFi direct. There’s no out of the box support for Bluetooth but a HP spokesperson mentioned a soltuon would be “coming soon.

The OfficeJet 200 will be available in May with the OfficeJet 250 coming later in the year.


HP has added a number of new security features to their printers. PIN-secured printing comes standard and can be used with their web printing service so you can remotely connect to a printer, send a job and then have it only print when you get to your destination and enter a PIN. This was previously only available as a paid-for service but is now available for free.

The new printers also check the integrity of their BIOS and, if an anomaly is detected, the printer automatically restarts from a certified “gold” version of the firmware. In addition, any unauthorised attempt to access the new printers is blocked through an integrated Intrusion Detection System that can report security event to logs that can be analysed through many commercial Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM) systems.

Read more:HP's Envy laptops pack longer battery life and AMD's new Bristol Ridge APU

Anthony Caruana travelled to Macau as a guest of HP.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags HPPrintersenterprisesmb

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Anthony Caruana

PC World
Show Comments





Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?