With three million Designjet printers installed worldwide, graphics giant HP has every reason to celebrate 25 years of the wide format series.
The company released the inkjet HP DesignJet model in 1991: the Inkjet-TIJ 2.0 press. Two years later, HP unveiled its 650 Inkjet colour and, the following year, its DesignJet 200 with roll feed and autoloader.
Since DesignJet’s inception, over a dozen series upgrades have reached the global market – including the 2015 model, the DesignJet T380 which HP says has multifunction capabilities with a built-in scanner and advanced connectivity for improved mobility and collaboration.
The first HP DesignJet, a monochrome A0 printer with 300dpi, printed an A1/D-sized print in draft mode in around four minutes, which impressed everyone at the time. The DesignJet family now comprises a suite of presses suitable for the office, high impact graphic, production and professional photo markets.