Why HP Color LaserJet Printers?

<p><img title="2010-04-19_181614" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-04-19_181614" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100419_181614.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> Maximize your ROI with HP Color LaserJet Printers</p> <p>It’s wise to look beyond specs and price tags when choosing color printers for your office. They’ll only tell you so much, and they generally won’t reveal much if anything about a device’s impact on IT resources or its ease of use — both of which can radically affect your return on investment. If you compare the innovative technologies employed by Color LaserJet printers to those found in competing devices, it should be easy to see how HP can reduce IT support needs, make users successful with color, and thus help you achieve a higher technology ROI. Reduce impact on IT resources with HP innovation.</p> <p>• Fewer replacement parts — IT can rely on users to replace toner but typically not other consumables, so it’s important to consider the number and lifespan of replacement parts beyond toner. HP’s integrated print cartridges contain the developers and drums, which not only dramatically reduces replacement-part interventions, but ensures optimum print quality, as well, since you essentially refresh the entire imaging system every time you swap out Color LaserJet toner.</p> <p>• Reduced failures — HP’s reliable designs eliminate many problems commonly found in competing color printers, such as memory errors, fuser failures, and print-quality defects caused by clogged solid-ink print nozzles and dirty LED lenses.&#160; </p> <p>• True 1:many management — HP Web Jetadmin lets you batch configure multiple printers, plus it lets you deploy pre-configured drivers in one easy step. Most competing utilities force IT to configure each printer and each client’s driver one at a time. HP also helps you control access to color-printing resources, track device utilization, and route specific alerts to the appropriate people.</p>

Why HP MFPs For Small and Medium Business?

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100417_164925.jpg"><img title="2010-04-17_164925" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-04-17_164925" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100417_164925_thumb.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> <strong>Change is inevitable.</strong> </p> <p>HP MFPs give you the tools you need to thrive in the midst of it. Whether it’s a business of 10 or 10,000 employees, success is measured in terms of productivity, efficiency, and return on information technology investment. Businesses today may find it challenging to match the productivity gains achieved during the past two decades through the introduction of hardware and software technologies. However, smart organizations can ratchet up productivity and increase efficiency in response to change by investing in — and strategically deploying — the right technologies. HP is well equipped to help businesses large and small hone their competitive edge. </p> <p>HP innovation has always focused on providing ready access to reliable, easy-to-use tools designed around how people work. Laser and inkjet printing, network connectivity, the distributed printer model, and device management are examples of HP’s success. HP multifunction products simply are the latest iteration of that time-honored tradition. </p> <p><strong>HP multifunction products are a real plus for small and medium-sized businesses.</strong> </p> <p>For small businesses and medium-sized businesses that demand more for less, HP multifunction products are a perfect solution. Combining printing, copying, faxing, scanning and digital sending in one reliable, easy-to-use device can give businesses improved performance and greater availability while reducing service and support costs. Say “farewell” to those costly copier contracts and that vast inventory of miscellaneous spare parts. Moreover, HP’s practical networking know-how can help make information sharing and remote management easy, saving both time and money. What a plus.</p>

HP Web Jetadmin 10.0

<p><img title="WebJetAdmin" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="WebJetAdmin" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/WebJetAdmin.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> HP Web Jetadmin is the total printing and imaging fleet management utility that administrators around the world rely upon to remotely manage a wide variety of HP and non-HP devices. </p> <p>Dramatically improved ease of use </p> <p>HP Web Jetadmin version 10.0 is packed with features designed to save you time, improve user productivity, and make your life easy. Enjoy drag-and-drop capability, right-click functionality, single sign-on, a brand new task-based interface, enhanced management of printing supplies, and device discovery based upon Active Directory services—just to name a few. </p> <p>Efficient fleet management</p> <p>HP Web Jetadmin 10.0 puts more information at your fingertips, empowering you to manage your total printing and imaging environment more efficiently than ever. Ad hoc reports, customizable templates, improved performance, and a native database all help you work faster and better. Easily manage your supply inventory and assess future needs with proactive supplies reporting and alerts. Convenient supplies reordering capabilities maximize printer uptime. <br />Investment protection</p> <p>HP Web Jetadmin 10.0 is not only designed to be an easy upgrade from 8.x, it’s also compatible with the new Windows® VistaTM operating system. New capabilities such as IPsec and consolidated security settings help protect your data by creating a more secure print environment within your organization.</p>

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows, Version 4.0

<p><img title="2010-04-07_202642" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-04-07_202642" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100407_202642_0.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> The HP Universal Print Driver for Windows is the single driver that gives users instant access to virtually any HP LaserJet printer or MFP, without downloading separate drivers.</p> <p>Anything but generic The HP Universal Print Driver is more than a onesize-fits-all print solution. The sophisticated yet simple print driver communicates directly with each HP device, gathers configuration information, then customizes the user interface to show the device’s unique, available features.</p> <p>While some multi-device print drivers only enable the most basic functions, the HP Universal Print Driver enables most available features—no matter how advanced—from two-sided printing and stapling to watermark printing on all of the devices it supports. Users are never held up or held back.</p> <p>While the user interface is customized for each device, users enjoy a familiar experience regardless of device. Speaks your language—and your printer’s language. </p> <p>It’s just as important for print drivers to communicate with people as with printers. That’s why the HP Universal Print Driver is available in 26 different languages. This multilingual driver also supports multiple printer languages, including PCL5, PCL6, and HP postscript 2 and 3 emulation and is compatible with a range of Windows® environments, including Windows Vista™. <br /></p> <p>This means the HP Universal Print Driver is compatible with more HP print devices than ever, including most color and black-and-white printers, <br />MFPs, and digital copiers.</p>

Cutting Costs and Maximizing the Return on Your Imaging and Output Assets

<p><img title="2010-04-01_201644" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-04-01_201644" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100401_201644.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY <br />New, powerful document distribution and management advances place imaging and output resources in an important role within critical business processes. These processes may be vertical, such as brokerage accounts, insurance claims, and FDA drug applications, or horizontal, such as invoicing and HR documentation. As a result of these trends, imaging and output resources are now being included in efforts to align business goals with IT and in efforts to maximize the return on all IT resources. <br /></p> <p>The process of optimizing the imaging and output infrastructure inevitably reveals unnecessarily high costs and underutilized assets. Indeed, for this White Paper we studied nine large enterprises in the United States, Europe, and Asia and found the majority of organizations studied reported major problems related to overall cost awareness of their imaging hardware, their ability to assess device utilization, and high costs of maintaining an often aged and out-of-date fleet of printers, copiers, and multifunction devices. Based on the experiences of these nine companies and other IDC research, this White Paper looks at the unnecessary costs and inefficiencies that typically exist within these resources and the significant opportunities to achieve cost savings, boost employee productivity, and speed up core business processes from tighter integration between the document advances of hardcopy devices and <br />business process workflows.</p>

The Right Tool for the Job

<p><img title="2010-03-29_214006" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-03-29_214006" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100329_214006.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> Digital Technology <br />Multifunction products (MFPs) converge print/copy/scan/fax functionality into a single networked device. Blurring the once rigid lines between printers and copiers, MFPs create the opportunity for unified management of the printing and imaging environment. What’s more, like a virtual Swiss Army knife MFPs provide access to a handy assortment of advanced document distribution and management capabilities that can be deployed to increase productivity and reduce costs.</p> <p>MFPs let you capture, share and store documents digitally, which can lead to significant document handling savings and help you comply with the new regulatory requirements created by legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.</p> <p>• A company spends an average of $8,200 per person per year on file management activities (searching, verification, organization, back-up, security).5 </p> <p>• An average filing cabinet takes up approximately 11.25 square feet of office space. In 2003, office space in New York City went for $38.50 per square foot, making the real estate costs associated with a single cabinet $411.53.6</p> <p>• To effectively comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act organizations must control the way they process, distribute, retain and access key financial information and supporting information in day-to-day operations. MFPs optimize the processing of sensitive financial information, the storage and archiving of financial <br />information and related content (including supporting documents and internal and external communications), the access and retrieval of archived information, and the disposition of information in accordance with sound records management practices.</p>

HP MFPs Help Organizations Thrive In The Midst of Change

<p><img title="2010-03-25_232144" style="border-top-width: 0px; display: inline; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-03-25_232144" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100325_232144_0.jpg" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> Compete to win.</p> <p>In a global economy the competition never sleeps, so it’s not enough to simply keep pace with change—you have to discover innovative ways to turn that change to competitive advantage. For IT and facilities managers the challenge is especially daunting. Not only must you enable the day-to-day functioning of critical business processes, you must be on the lookout for proven technologies that can produce a decisive business advantage, as well.</p> <p>Converging technologies increase productivity and reduce costs.</p> <p>Convergence is the latest trend in the information technology revolution. At its best, convergence produces enhanced capabilities at a lower cost by combining proven technologies. Multi-function products—MFPs—are a case in point.</p> <p>Combining printing, copying, faxing, scanning and digital sending (scan to e-mail, folder, etc.) in a single device, HP MFPs give information workers network access solutions like a full-featured universal print driver. In short, MFPs are a valuable addition to any imaging and printing strategy designed to deliver more for less.</p> <p>While their value is unquestionable, it is important that IT and FM work together to develop a coordinated output strategy to achieve optimum cost savings and productivity boosts. Plus you should also keep in mind not all MFPs are created equal.</p>

How To Apply A Strategic Approach To Managing Printing and Imaging

2010-03-22_213857 There’s more to running an efficient and cost-effective printing and imaging environment than just buying new devices. A well planned, strategic approach to managing printing and imaging can reduce costs and increase productivity through the entire
lifecycle of the devices in your state or local government agency. HP Total Print Management (TPM) can help by bringing together balanced deployment, optimized utilization and industry-leading networked technology to optimize operations.
Think about it: Evaluate your current needs, resources and costs.

Act on it: Plan strategic improvements and put them into place.

Work with it: Manage your optimized environment on an ongoing basis.

Get help with it: Learn more about how Hewlett-Packard can help.

Think about it
You can’t begin to reduce costs or increase productivity until you know how much time and money your
organization is currently devoting to meeting printing and imaging needs. That’s why the first step in a strategic
approach to management is a thorough assessment of your needs, existing resources and present costs. The questionnaire on the next page, while by no means exhaustive, can serve as a starting point for helping you establish a solid foundation for planning.

Konica Minolta Counts Down to IPEX 2010

<p>Sydney, 5 March 2010</p> <p>With only 70 days to go, Konica Minolta counts down to IPEX 2010. </p> <p>From the 18 to 25 May 2010, the company is presenting at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, its professional printing solutions for central reprographic departments, commercial printers and the graphic arts industry. </p> <p><img style="display: inline; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px" height="205" alt="IPEX 2010 C6501 image" src="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/library/C6501.jpg" width="283" align="left" border="0" /></p> <p>“Expect impact” is the slogan of Konica Minolta’s presentation this year with demonstrations showing print professionals how to make an impact by means of comprehensive solutions – in terms of growing business, achieving more flexibility and serving customers better. Visitors can see, touch and experience the Konica Minolta product line – including brand new innovations – as well as live applications in Hall 9, at Stand 9-DE340. </p> <p>“Our experts at IPEX will show how our technologies and services open up additional business opportunities in the printing and graphic arts sector, showing printing professionals what they can offer their customers in terms of end products, print quality and services.” says David Procter, National Marketing Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia.</p> <p>“We have also secured a number of tickets to the exclusive “Great Aussie BBQ” held at an old English pub during IPEX. These tickets are reserved for Aussie customers who pre-book a demonstration of our new digital press at the Konica Minolta stand.”</p>

Konica Minolta Receives BERTL Readers Choice Awards

<p><b>Sydney - March 22, 2010 -</b> Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (<a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products.aspx">Konica Minolta</a>), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that BERTL® Inc (<a href="http://www.bertl.com/">BERTL</a>) has named Konica Minolta a 2010 Readers' Choice Award winner. Earning awards in the Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division and Production Division, the <a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products/office-products.aspx">bizhub®</a>, <a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products/production-printing.aspx">bizhub PRO®</a>, <a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products/printers-and-fax-machines.aspx"...®,</a> and <a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products/printers-and-fax-machines.aspx"...®</a> product lines were all recognized as part of the awards. Konica Minolta also received an award for overall excellence with the highest rating in Color Range.</p> <p>Konica Minolta was awarded 2010 Readers' Choice recognition in the following key categories:</p> <p>• Color Range - Overall Winner <br />• Output Quality - Laser MFP Color, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Product Reliability - Laser MFP Color, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Environment Sustainability - Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Output Quality - Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Workflow Integration - Laser MFP Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Value for Cost - Laser Printer Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Workflow Integration - Laser Printer Monochrome, Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division <br />• Environment Sustainability - Production Division <br />• Value for Cost - Production Division</p>