HP Inc. is looking to take the hassle and high costs out of printing for small businesses with its debut of a brand-new laser printer series, the HP Neverstop.
The black-and-white printer, available in both single-function and multi-function models, is targeted at easier managing of supplies with the inclusion of a new refillable cartridge.
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While inkjet printers have seen a lot of advancement in terms of offering refillable tanks, that hasn't been the case with laser printers thus far, HP said.
What follows are four key things to know about HP's new Neverstop printer series.
For starters, the HP Neverstop comes with enough toner to print 5,000 pages, which is 7X more than competitive laser products, according to HP.
But the even bigger differentiator is that once the printer is out of toner, users can easily refill the cartridge by purchasing a toner reload kit. Users plunge the device down to reload the toner cartridge, and the process of refilling the Neverstop takes just 15 seconds, HP said.
The reload kits come with enough toner to print 2,500 pages with the Neverstop, the company said.
HP has also reduced the cost of printing with its new system, with the Neverstop offering a cost of less than 1 cent per page, according to HP.
The single-function model in the new series is the HP Neverstop Laser 1000, which comes with a 3-LED display. The multifunction model is the HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1200, which includes print, copy and scan capabilities and has an LCD display.
Print speeds are the same for both models--up to 21 pages per minute. Both models offer wireless printing, as well.
Because the Neverstop's toner cartridge can be refilled instead of needing to be replaced, HP said it has been able to reduce the environmental footprint associated with the printer significantly. The reload kit doesn't have complicated mechanics, and so it can be made from 75-percent recycled plastic, HP said.
The printer itself is made from 25-percent recycled plastic, meanwhile. Overall, HP says the Neverstop has an 84-percent smaller environmental footprint over its lifetime than standard HP laser printers.
Price And Availability
HP’s Neverstop printers are available now, the company said.
The Neverstop Laser MFP 1200 has a starting price of $329, while the single-function Neverstop Laser 1000 starts at $279. A toner reload kitcosts $16.